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Catching some air (From left) Nicolaus Barbosa, Kolton Dodge and Dominic Barbosa perform a series of aerial tricks on their scooters Sunday afternoon at the skatepark at Blackburn Park.

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City misses the cut for Hockeyville The Shaw centre will be the recipient of $50,000 towards arena upgrades after placing fourth overall in the Kraft Hockeyville contest. Announced just before 9 p.m. Saturday, Salmon Arm generated a total of 847,193 votes while Sylvan lake, Alta. pocketed 1,563,797 votes to win the western berth into the top two. The eastern winner was Kingston, nS., who registered 1,472,836 votes, more than central Bedeque, P.e.I, who notched 1,403,259 votes. Voting in the contest opened Saturday, March 15 and continued for 48 hours until 9 p.m., March 17. Sylvan lake, Alta. and Kingston, nS. will both net $100,000 in prize money, while voting between the top two has now taken place to see who will win the Hockeyville crown, which includes hosting an nHl pre-season game and a feature on cBc.

Agreement on agriculture Memo: Okanagan College partners on educational opportunities. By Martha Wickett OBSeRVeR STAFF

A seed that was planted two years ago is on its way to bearing fruit – or vegetables, or all things agricultural. It was smiles all around Friday at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan college, as Okanagan college President Jim Hamilton and university of the Fraser Valley (uFV) President and Vice-chancellor Mark evered signed a memorandum of understanding. The agreement formalizes the initiative to have the two institutions work together, particularly on opportunities associated with uFV’s new British columbia Agriculture centre of excellence,

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now being built in chilliwack. “This is a great day for us,” said Jim Barmby, Okanagan college’s dean of the Shuswap-Revelstoke region, as he explained the idea came from Margaret Hardy two years ago when she was working as downtown community campus co-ordinator. It was also two years ago that Barmby, Hardy, farmers John Mcleod and Richard Bell, and leslie Bogula of the college travelled to uFV to tour the campus, look over the agriculture programs offered there and explore opportunities for partnerships. Hamilton told the gatherSee Deal on page A2

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It’s official: Okanagan College president Jim Hamilton and University of the Fraser Valley president and vice-chancellor Mark Evered sign an agreement Friday to commit to an ongoing collaboration on education, particularly in the area of agricultural studies.

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Deal ‘an exciting first step’ Continued from front ing Friday that Okanagan College has been talking for some time about agriculture and food-related endeavours. He noted “the college has been active on the wine front, but we haven’t been as active as we could or should be in some other areas.” When the UFV was recognized as the Centre of Excellence for Agriculture in B.C., “that opened a big door for us,” he said, pointing to the facilities, experience and people who would be available. “I can’t think of a better partnership between one area of agriculture in the province with another.” Evered added his enthusiastic support for the plan. “As President Hamilton mentioned, this agreement is the blanket agreement that opens up all kinds of possibilities,” he said, noting that society is waking up to issues of food safety and security. “It only makes sense to me to take two institutions with strengths… and bring them together.” John English is the dean responsible for agriculture at UFV. He said the university has two flagship diploma programs, one on the

“plant side,” one on the animal side. “They are strong, powerful programs that teach students how to work an operation” such as a farm or greenhouse, he said. “Very hands on.” Although at this stage options are still being explored, making the UFV curriculum available to Okanagan College means the college wouldn’t have to develop it. “Conversely, we’re

cational institutions, he said “the sky’s the limit.” Regarding time lines, Evered said: “We’re a long ways down the road already just by virtue of having two organizations having signed an agreement,” he said. “That means we’ve thought through a lot of things. Now we need to get down to tangibles.” He said he’d like to have a clear idea of chosen options by the

...While we wait for the wheels of bureaucracy to turn, we can get the wheels in the dirt. That land has some of the best dirt in Salmon Arm.

We’re moving forward, one step at a time.” McLeod described the agreement as “excellent,” noting that agricultural learning institutions have been dwindling in Canada. “We have to learn and know how to provide food in a sustainable way so we don’t have to rely on a foreign country and corporation. Food sovereignty – we’ve lost that and this is how we get it back. This is a great first step.” He said this is an opportunity, in conjunction with the food forum held two weeks ago, to meld all of the initiatives together. “This is a huge opportunity with the new

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land designated for the college… We can use this agricultural initiative, we can start producing food on that land. While we wait for the wheels of bureaucracy to turn, we can get the wheels in the dirt. That land has some of the best dirt in Salmon Arm.”

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John McLeod Farmer looking at what you have in viticulture (wine making),” he said as an example. “Something where we can scratch each other’s backs. That’s the kind of thing we contemplate.” Asked if an existing farm could be used for teaching purposes, he said dedicated teaching facilities are preferred because of biosecurity – the control of viruses and diseases that may move between locations. As for possibilities for the partnership between the two edu-

fall, and “by the winter, start getting things on the ground.” Margaret Hardy said she’s ecstatic with the agreement. “All the pieces are coming together, it’s very exciting and I’m thrilled to have been involved.” Mayor Nancy Cooper termed the agreement “a very exciting step,” noting that first came the plan for the downtown campus, then the focus on agriculture, then the land donation and now the agreement. “It’s a very big step.




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Safety concerns mount at Tappen turn-offs Trans-Canada Highway: ICBC reports 33 crashes in this section of highway between 2008 and 2012. By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

Kenneth Plunet believes he was inches from death. And his experience with a near miss on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Tappen Co-op, coupled with the fact that there was a serious collision there the week before, has prompted him to take action. Plunet is writing every government official and organization he can think of, sharing his story and calling for upgrades to what he calls a danger zone on the single-lane section of the Trans-Canada Highway between the Tappen Esso and the Tappen Co-op. Plunet and his partner Carrie Raylan were heading east into Salmon Arm on Wednesday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. when an oncoming semi truck swerved into their lane to avoid rear-ending a car that was turning into the Tappen Co-op. There are no turn lanes into either the Tappen Co-op or the Tappen Esso. “It was a very, very close call,” he says. “I could see the grill of the truck coming right at us and my wife and I we both had the same thought, that we were going to die.” Both Plunet and the truck driver swerved, narrowly missed colliding. A similar situa-

tion took place Feb. 19, which resulted in a 26-year-old Enderby woman requiring an airlift to hospital. While expected to survive, her injuries are serious. “All this taxpayers’ money going into the highway widening, but they don’t seem to be doing it where it is most needed,” says Plunet. “This is a notorious spot for accidents. Why are they not doing the danger zones first?” And Plunet was not the only recent near miss. Mandy Davis was driving her 10-year-old daughter into Salmon

way between Kamloops and the Alberta border over the next 10 years. The current plans posted on the website, however, make no mention of four-laning the Tappen section. This doesn’t mean it could not become a priority. In an email from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, a spokesperson says, “Highway 1 near Tappen is one of the sections being considered for upgrade through this $650 million program.” It goes on to say the projects are prioritized based on safety

We know it can affect our business because people just don’t want to risk making the turn. Even myself, sometimes, I will drive by and then turn around, so I don’t have to turn left to get in here. Andy Munro MANAGER OF TAPPEN CO-OP

Arm for a dance class when a semi-truck also swerved into her lane and she managed to veer into the shoulder to avoid a head-on collision. “People who live out this way, we know it happens so much. I’m always prepared for something at that stretch of road, you have to be.” The provincial government has made a $650-million commitment to improve the Trans-Canada High-

and mobility benefits. They note planning and engineering work is underway for other sections of the corridor, in addition to work currently underway at Monte Creek and Hoffman’s Bluff, but did not comment on whether the Tappen section is being planned or engineered. ICBC reports there were 33 crashes in the section of the highway between Tappen Valley Road and Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road be-

tween 2008 and 2012, which is the most recent data available. Eleven of the 33 collisions occurred directly at, or in front of, the Tappen Esso and the Tappen Co-op. Staff at the Tappen Co-op know the safety issues well. “We hear the horns honking, we hear the sirens, we hear the comments from our customers about their close calls,” says Andy Munro, who has been manager of the gas bar and convenience store for nearly two years. During that time he can recall three serious collisions, just off the top of his head. A group of Co-op staff attended a public forum held in February 2013 to outline their concerns about the area. At that time, nothing in the ministry’s presentation indicated the Tappen section would be getting any upgrading. “We went and we asked, but we really got the impression this strip was not on their radar for any time soon,” said Munro. “We know it can affect our business because people just don’t want to risk making the turn. Even myself, sometimes, I will drive by and then turn around, so I don’t have to turn left to get in here.”


Near miss: Carrie Raylan and Ken Plunet watch the semi-trailer traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway at the turn-off into the Tappen Co-op, where they were almost struck head-on.

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Fires, gas leak keep firefighters busy By Barb Brouwer OBSErvEr STAFF

The perogies were over-done but the house was intact. Salmon Arm Fire Department Halls #2 and #3 responded to a report of a structure fire on Seventh Street SE at 4:17 p.m. Friday, March 21. Fire chief Brad Shirley says the homeowner had started to cook perogies but left the kitchen and forgot about them. The woman was safely out of her home when firefighters arrived. They donned breathing apparatus and entered the home, where they turned off the stove and aired the house out. A couple of hours later at 6:27 p.m., Hall #2 responded to a complaint of a smouldering brush pile near Hillcrest School. The property was the

same one that sparked several complaints a week earlier. Shirley says the property owner had been very accommodating and had stopped burning. “A caller stated that one of the piles had started to smoulder and there was nobody there,” Shirley says of the Friday afternoon report. “It wasn’t a big threat, but if people are concerned we will go and check it out.” The possibility of an explosion took members of Hall #2 to 2510 Fifth Ave. NE near Okanagan College at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 23. A Telus contractor conducting drilling hit the Fortis line to the house,” says Shirley. “We made sure there was no chance of ignition sources,” he says, noting Hall #2 firefighters stood guard for four hours.


The City of Salmon Arm is contracting out a review of senior staff salaries, as well as remuneration for city council – a body that hasn’t seen a pay raise for more than a decade. A request for proposals was put out by the city last week for a what’s being called a Council remuneration and Management/Exempt Staff and Benefit review. Mayor Nancy Cooper says what the city, and council is looking for is a professional, independent review. She notes there hasn’t been a pay raise for the mayor or councillors since 2003. “None of this is


binding, we’re just going to have a look at it and then they’ll decide,” said Cooper. “It’s the same for senior staff – we’re seeing a number of staff are being recruited to other municipalities for wages that are quite a bit higher than what we’re paying here.” The city’s annual reports for 2003 and 2012 show remuneration for the positions of mayor and councillor have remained relatively static at $44,800 and $15,000 respectively. In that same time period, the salary for the position of administrator (excluding expenses) increased from $99,000 to $175,450, finance director (now chief financial offi-

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER The Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) requires the services of a Chief Election Officer (“CEO”) to manage all aspects of the upcoming Trustee election process. The election encompasses seven electoral areas which are: Salmon Arm, Enderby, Sicamous/Malakwa, North Shuswap, Armstrong/ Spallumcheen, Carlin/Sorrento and Falkland/Deep Creek/ Ranchero. The CEO will work with School District and municipal staff to facilitate the elections in the above electoral areas. This is primarily an administrative/clerical position requiring exceptional organizational skills. A detailed outline of the work to be performed is available at the School District #83 Board Office or by calling Bethan Miller at 250-804-7830 or emailing bemiller@ Proposals can be submitted at the Board Office at 220 Shuswap Street NE or by email to bemiller@ Deadline for receipt of proposals is 2:00 pm on April 3, 2014.

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cer) from $82,529 to $116,333, and operations director (engineering and public works director) from $85,502 to $103,807. “We do need to pay our people appropriately; we don’t want to be losing them because of funding,” noted Cooper. “But also, there’s a limit to what we can do. So it’s a real fine line to what we’re working with here.” Asked why the report isn’t being done internally, Cooper said it was last done by the city’s human relations person, a position that recently changed hands. “Going out to an independent agency seemed the best course of action,” said Cooper.


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Breaching bail Salmon Arm RCMP arrested an intoxicated 19-year-old man, who was causing a disturbance at Shuswap Lake General Hospital at 1:21 a.m. Sunday, March 23. The man, who is not a Salmon Arm resident, was suffering from a knife wound later determined to be accidentally self-inflicted. Police also discovered the man had been out on bail related to an arson offence and was breaching conditions that banned him from consuming alcohol.

Busted Shortly after midnight on March 22, a RCMP member stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm. The officer noted the odour of marijuana and located drugs and a large sum of cash inside the vehicle. The male passenger, who is well-known to police, was arrested, then released with a pending court date.

Fight fueled by booze Police responded to a report of multiple stab wounds in a residence on Sparrow Road at around 6:42 a.m. on March 24. Both grossly intoxicated, the suspect and victim had already separated, but the victim was bleeding heavily from several wounds and required medical attention. The altercation was determined to be consensual, with the injuries to the victim caused by contact with broken glass from a window. No charges are being pursued.

Marijuana: Colin Martin enters guilty plea for production and trafficking.

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What was supposed to be a three-week trial for convicted Malakwa drug dealer Colin Martin ended in two days with a guilty plea. On March 19, in Salmon Arm Supreme Court, Martin entered a guilty plea for charges of production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. Sentencing is scheduled to take place in Salmon Arm on April 9. As of press time, the trial of co-accused Jason Airey on the same two charges was still in progress. He, Martin and Martin’s commonlaw spouse Jennifer Cahill were arrested in July 2010 after police raided the Malakwa home Martin and Cahill were residing in, as well as a workshop on an adjacent property. Investigating officers uncov-

ered a bunker hidden beneath the workshop containing approximately 3,000 marijuana plants. Court documents state officers seized two

Colin Martin awaits sentencing baggies of marijuana, a paper bag containing marijuana with the name “Colin” written on it from the residence, as well as documents and emails showing Martin, Cahill and their company, Gorge Timber Ltd., arranging for the bunker’s construction, and a Health Canada application for

a licence to produce marijuana prepared in Martin’s name. Martin, Cahill and Airey were initially charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, production of a controlled substance and theft of telecommunication service. The charges against Cahill were subsequently stayed. Martin was also charged with breach of recognizance. Prior to his 2010 arrest, he had been out on bail while appealing a two-and-ahalf year jail sentence handed to him in 2007 after he was found guilty on eight counts relating to a drug-smuggling operation between U.S. and Canada. Later this year, Martin is expected to be back in Supreme Court for a U.S. extradition hearing related to a more recent cross-border smuggling operation. A5

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The public is reminded that all requests for Beer Garden Permits must be made to the Chairman of the Committee to Approve Public Events (C.A.P.E.). Requests must be received prior to 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 9, 2014, for the 2014 season. Remember, if you are planning to host a beer garden, you must have your permit request submitted prior to May 9, 2014. City of Salmon Arm Attention: Bylaw Enforcement Officer 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Box 40 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Fax: 250-803-4041

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - A Council Remuneration and Management/Exempt Staff Salary and Benefit Review The City of Salmon Arm is accepting proposals for the supply and delivery of a Council Remuneration and Management/Exempt Staff Salary and Benefit Review. Request for Proposal (RFP) documents may be obtained from the City of Salmon Arm by e-mail in pdf format by contacting Carl Bannister, Chief Administrative Officer at cbannister@ The closing date and time for receipt of the sealed Proposals is Friday, April 11, 2014, and must be submitted to Carl Bannister, Chief Administrative Officer, at the address noted below. Proposals received after the closing time will be returned unopened. City of Salmon Arm 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Box 40 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2 Telephone: 250-803-4033 Fax: 250-803-4041

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for what it’S worth

Tracy Hughes

A conversation worth having My suggestion that our community give $50,000 to Sylvan Lake, Alta. if we won $100,000 in the Hockeyville competition generated a lot of response and struck a real nerve. I wanted people to share their thoughts, and invited that in the column. I appreciate all of the people who took the time, whether they agreed with my position or not, to take part in what I believe to be a compelling and valuable community discussion. It is my personal opinion that sharing part of our potential winnings would have been a kind, generous thing to do for a community that suffered a great loss with the roof collapsing on one of their two ice sheets. I was interested in what other people thought. I do not expect everyone to agree with me and I accept any and all criticism of my viewpoint. As citizens have pointed out, there are many compelling reasons why Salmon Arm should have kept all our winnings, not the least of which is that the Hockeyville competition rules and regulations may have legally prevented such a gesture. This idea came from my heart and from the knowledge that Salmon Arm is a truly wonderful community where people step up to help others. In the Robert Fulgum book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, number one on his list was: Share everything. It was in this spirit that the column was written. It is a value I hold true and am trying to instill in my own children, two of whom are kindergartners themselves. But Fulgum also has another item on his list – number seven, which is: say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. I owe an apology to the people in this community who would have been tasked with making the decision about how the money would be used. My idea could have put them in the position of looking greedy if they did not share. These are not selfish people, they are honourable community members who deserve respect and admiration. They have the community’s interests at heart. My hope was that this would build a spirit of friendship between our two communities and focus on helping others, much as we would appreciate help getting our kids back on the ice if Salmon Arm was in the same situation as Sylvan Lake. Much good has come out of this discussion and I am heartened by how many people from Salmon Arm, Sylvan Lake and other places have respectfully expressed their feelings. Since this column was first posted online Thursday, Salmon Arm lost out to Sylvan Lake on the bid to advance to the top two in the competition. So at this point my idea will go no farther, except that it started an interesting conversation and I think has been successful on many levels in building bridges between our two communities. I heard as much from Sean McIntyre, the mayor of Sylvan Lake. We talked about possibly trading hockey jerseys to place in our respective arenas in recognition of the spirit of sportsmanship between our towns. I wish Sylvan Lake well in their bid, I am glad Salmon Arm will see $50,000 worth of benefits to the Shaw Centre and I am cheered by the fact that the true Canadian spirit of giving, caring and sharing remains alive and well.

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Feds need to take mussels seriously It should be considered a shot across the bow for federal and provincial officials. On March 12, a commercial transport truck showed up at the Osoyoos border crossing with a boat believed to be infested with zebra and quagga mussels. While the border guard didn’t have the legal authority to stop the truck from entering Canada, he ensured the boat didn’t head to its moorage spot on Okanagan Lake before it could be properly decontaminated. A similar situation happened last year at Shuswap Lake. Native to Europe, quagga and zebra mussels have spread across most of North America, causing devastation wherever they go. They clog water intake pipes, pumps and boat motors. They also deplete food sources for fish and pro-

duce toxins that kill fish and birds and contaminate drinking water. The Okanagan Basin Water Board has estimated it could cost $43 million a year to manage the mussels if they arrive here. Federal and provincial officials have ignored the threat up until now, but that can no longer be the case. Ottawa needs to initiate legislation immediately that prevents boats from entering Canada from the U.S. unless they have been inspected for mussels, while the provincial government must ensure there are monitoring stations along the U.S. and Alberta borders. By continuing to sit on their hands, the federal and provincial governments are telling Okanagan residents that their economy, lifestyle and environment aren’t a priority. - Vernon Morning Star

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The Observer asked: March is nutrition month. What is your best tip for eating healthy?

Amber Wetherill “Eat a number of small meals instead of binge eating three times a day.”

Brenda Toews “Stay away from junk food and eat more greens instead.”

Parking problematic for workers

This is in response to the Wednesday, March 19, article “Parking lot gets name, fee change” in the Salmon Arm Observer. When I started working downtown in the summer of 2011 after graduating from Okanagan College, I found the downtown buzz of professionals and entrepreneurs working side-by-side with local artists and shoppers energizing. Although it was difficult to find parking at first, I soon heard about the free parking lot beside Lordco where many downtown workers parked during the day. Once the construction began over there, I (among many others) had to find somewhere else to park. I adjusted to a mix of moving my car every hour or two to avoid a ticket and paying up to $2 per day to park in the paid lots before finding out that I could park for free at the Salmar Grand Theatre during the day. Soon those of us who park there during the workday will have to find another option. I already spend a small fortune in fuel and vehicle maintenance to get to work and back each day, and as a commuter from Sicamous public transit is not an option for me. I chose to take on debt for the first time in my life so I could go to school and then work in Salmon Arm. If I can’t discover an affordable option for getting to (and staying at) work, I will have to decide if working downtown is still a viable option for me. I hope it doesn’t come to that.

Rick Materi “Push yourself an arm’s length away from the table and simply eat smaller portions.”

Heather Ratz “Eat things in moderation except water. Drink lots and lots of water.”

Janice Ross No white sugar, no white flour and no white rice.”

Mayors agree to help each other for Hockeyville This (Friday) morning I received a very nice phone call from her worship Nancy Cooper, mayor of Salmon Arm. She called to wish the Town of Sylvan Lake well in the Kraft Hockeyville competition, and I extended the same, sending well wishes to the City of Salmon Arm. In a gracious gesture she has offered her support if Sylvan Lake is to move on to the final two on Saturday. What great sportsmanship! I want to thank Mayor Cooper for reaching out to us in this time when both Sylvan Lake and Salmon Arm are on pins and

needles as we await the announcement on Saturday night of the final community from the west, and final community for the east in the Kraft Hockeyville competition. It has been an emotional ride over the past few months for Sylvan Lake; with our arena collapse in January and the incredible community spirit that has risen up in its place. We have banded together in the face of adversity and while we have a long road of recovery ahead, we are coming together as a community, and that is a movement worth celebrating. I ask that Sylvan Lakers join me in meet-

ing the outstretched hands from both their mayor and newspaper editor of the City of Salmon Arm, and respond in appreciation of their commitment to sportsmanship and goodwill. If we are not part of the final round, I encourage you to consider supporting their city. Whatever the announcement is this Saturday, I am so proud of Sylvan Lakers for expressing their unity, and their love for our community.

Sean McIntyre, Mayor, Town of Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake resident sends thanks for the thought I just found this article you wrote, and regardless of what happens in Kraft Hockeyville, I want to pass a kudos on to you. I live in Sylvan Lake, and it was a sad day when the roof collapsed. I drive by every once in a while and thank God there was no one hurt or killed when this happened. After reading your article, it truly makes me believe that there are some genuine people still in this world. Whether or

not other people in Salmon Arm follow your idea, it only takes one person to start something. I have travelled through Salmon Arm quite a bit and I will say the people there are very friendly, as are the people here in Sylvan. Both are small communities where families flourish and all come together in time of need, always helping others out. I’m not trying to convince anyone about the idea, I just read the article

Message of gratitude welcomed It was brave, thoughtful and generous of Tracy Hughes to write such a "Canadian" editorial for March 19. Feeling empathy, being willing to share, and recognizing the abundance of those virtues in this community are some of the qualities that make the Shuswap so attractive. I applaud this editorial. It is not our suc-

cesses that build character, it is knowing how to lose with dignity – and how to appreciate everything we already have. We should be very grateful, for this place, our wealth of everything, and also for a newspaper that is willing to occasionally take a risk. Well done Tracy Hughes.

and wanted to say, “Thank you”. Your generosity, even of floating the idea around, has already warmed my heart. To still know there are great people out there, makes me feel good. As they say “ pay it forward,” and something always comes back to you tenfold. Thank you again for your warm heart and generosity. Doug Elder, Sylvan Lake

A show of heart

Steve Dills, the editor of the Sylvan Lake News, re-printed your article. Thanks so much for sharing your heart. Just wanted to say that Hockeyville has been such a great community event. It is really not about hockey it’s all about community. Thanks for making a difference.

Steve Corrie Blessings, Steve Rowe

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Fix streets before any underpass Here’s a thought for a supposed democratic society: Why don’t we forget about constructing an underpass to serve the few and spend the money on repaving our deplorable streets, which serve the masses? Duncan Reid

Column expresses ‘awesome’ opinion Put we before me I just read Tracy Hughes’ viewpoint on Arm. Best regards to you, and thanks. article in the Sylvan Lake News. That is just awesome. Hope you haven’t made too many enemies in Salm-

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Idea worthy even if it’s not popular

I did lots of voting for Hockeyville but you are so right. Can’t we find a way to share with Sylvan Lake? Salmon Arm is certainly a community with heart.

Thanks for expressing what might be an unpopular idea to some of your readers. Lynn Francis

You nailed it Tracy, the world needs more focus on “ we “ and less on “ me “ John McLeod COMMENTS WELCOME The Observer welcomes letters but reserves the right to edit for brevity, taste, clarity and legality. Letters must be under 300 words. We do not print anonymous letters. All letters must be signed and include a phone number for verification purposes

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Your say: Tracy Hughes’ suggestion that we share some of the winnings with Sylvan Lake sparked diverse opinions. Here are a few. Kudos to Tracy Hughes for taking a kind, humanitarian stand and all the negative backlash that went with it – you certainly don’t owe anyone an apology for your opinion and it’s your sort of spirit of sharing that I so appreciate – whether it was viable was another thing, but it was the thought that counts. Good things come to those who give, even if just in thought... - Monica Kriese If you wanted to see Sylvan Lake win then you should have voted for them – you had every opportunity to do so. - Patty Janning Bruce As a former resident of Salmon Arm and now resident of Sylvan Lake, your thoughts of donating your winnings makes me proud to be from Salmon Arm. My son has been to the hockey school there twice and is going back this summer. You have a beautiful facility. - Don Halsey Just the thought is worth millions. Thank you for your support. One thing that has come together with this for us in Sylvan Lake is how a community has reach outside of its borders. The support of another community is totally amazing – not just communities in the area, but the province and even the country. I just have to say thank you Salmon Arm -Paola Michael Are you kidding Observer.... If Salmon Arm wins they deserve the upgrades that the winning money can afford. -Shirley Stenseth, Calgary Wow! I am so impressed at just the thought of the generosity! If this is the way it works out you can be sure you would have Sylvan Lakers supporting you through to the next round. -Tracy Stene I think that when someone puts forward an idea for discussion there is no need for apologies. It was a thought and I’d like to think most people have them. Yes there are things

Web talk comments from and Salmon Arm Observer on Facebook wrong with our rink, but in comparison to some of the other rinks our kids have played in they are fantastic. Building of an outdoor rink could easily be accomplished with the 50k we have already been given. There are rules to every competition and you would expect the participants to know them – people within the population not so much. Tracy Hughes has a huge heart and the deevolution of the conversation to the point where one would need to apologize is very disheartening when the “heart” of the Shuswap is something fought over here. - Heather Davis It was very thought-provoking. Honestly I think how the competition is done needs to change as honestly there are far worse off communities than either Salmon Arm or Sylvan Lake. But the article was not intended to rub anyone the wrong way and was something to think about. If nothing else to see how truly blessed we are to have the facilities we do have. - BJ Clancy Typical irresponsible journalism with half the information required, no research (see retraction), and missing facts that we have come to expect from our local “rag.” How to derail momentum and the hard work of a community without providing even half the information. The arena in question is 50 years old. There is a relatively new one beside it. Are they eligible to collect insurance proceeds? Was there negligence by city staff? Can we even share the funds? (Obviously not based on the retraction). I don’t question their need nor do I think we should debate who needs it more or which is a more deserving community. We should keep our momentum by voting Salmon Arm and by showing

our community pride. We can certainly use the funds and would love to have the NHL preseason game. A professional journalist and good citizen would have provided all the facts and consulted with the many local community groups who are working so hard on this..... before using her position of power to potentially sabotage all the hard work and momentum of our community and the many involved organizations. Nice gesture and feel-good idea. Poorly researched with not enough facts. Go Salmon Arm. Good luck to the other three communities. - Kevin Flynn ... Let’s not turn this into an argument about who is more deserving of the money. Basing it on incomes is not what this contest is about... It is about bringing communities together for a common goal. The author was basically floating an idea and her opinion, and she knew there would be people that wouldn’t be happy with her. I hope that people will put their tempers aside and enjoy this time as it was intended. We are all passionate about our communities and at times we can be too passionate. We love our communities, which is why we got involved in this contest to start with...right? - Tracy Will-Schneider They have a brand new multi-plex, and insurance will cover them as they were up to code before the collapse. I think this is a friendly competition, and Salmon Arm (as much as Sylvan Lake) deserves to win. - Janice Dewitt It’s interesting reading the comments and seeing how far the boundaries of people’s “the greater good” reach. Sure, there are arguments against giving Sylvan Lake an

extra $50,000 if we win, but we here in the Shuswap are blessed in many ways. I believe that Gilmore Junio gave us the best example of looking beyond our goals and wants to consider the alternatives and what is best... “the greater good.” Denny Morrison went on to win an Olympic silver medal because of Junio’s gesture. Lets put his lesson to the test. - Dick Mann An uninformed comment from an uninformed, mediocre editor. Why expect less than that from a less than mediocre newspaper. This paper has gone downhill to the point I won’t pay the money to buy it. - Rob Connors It’s unfortunate to see so much negative backlash for a proactive idea. Yes, Salmon Arm residents cast a lot of votes (myself included), and yes Sylvan Lake is in oil country. But they are a community that clearly needs a new arena. The idea that several people would be upset with the notion of some neighbourly generosity is a little bit shocking. All Tracy did was make a humanitarian suggestion to think about others whose community has hit a speed bump, there is nothing wrong with that. - Dagan Ducharme, Prince George I’m am a resident of Sylvan Lake, Alta. I am finding some of the previous comments horrifying. Each community has the opportunity to put their names into the draw, regardless of what each community’s story is. The person who wrote this post was merely voicing their opinion. It is all about bringing each community together for the good of the community. This is a unique experience that only a few select get to experience. We need to be respectful. And thank you Tracy. You are kind human being who is selfless and compassionate. There needs to be more people like you in this world. - Carmen Barrie

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A curfew for children under 16 was established in Chase. In response to a petition signed by Chase residents an order-in-council was passed by the provincial government establishing that no child would be permitted on any street or in any public place between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. in July and August, and between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the remainder of the year. A veterinarian was being urgently sought for Salmon Arm by the Salmon Arm and District Agricultural Advisory Council.

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Matthew Loring is back in a van. The 40-year-old paraplegic will be able to get about with all of his family in the 1995 Dodge van purchased with the help of family and friends. Unlike the vans he favoured during his high school years, this large model will permit Loring, a driver, and his three children to travel beyond local borders and stay somewhere overnight; something that has been impossible since a 2011 diving accident left him paralyzed. “With a few alterations, we’ll be able to go camping,” he says of the newfound and precious freedom he had believed to be cost-prohibitive. “It opens up the world in a huge way. It’s so awesome.” The van cost $8,000, with an additional $1,400 for new brakes and another $800 for six months worth of insurance. “My grand total was just under $10,000 and we put the fundraiser at $6,000,” he says of the Indiegogo online campaign

that raised $6,575 in the first three days. “I don’t want everyone to think I am asking for a handout; I am just asking for help. The opportunity came up and I wanted to be able to take advantage of it.” That opportunity was provided with the help of longtime friends Rob Jobe, Todd Letourneau and Kim White. Along with Jeremy Ayotte, the friends had been discussing a fundraiser for Loring and after hearing a positive story about what an Indiegogo campaign had done for another friend, undertook their own. “I said to Todd, with all the people we know, being the personality he (Loring) is and how well-loved he is, I thought we’d have no problem,” says Jobe. “We started on Feb. 15 and it was super positive. We had more than 100 people join on the first day.” Also on a positive note, Loring says when the owner of the van heard about his situation, he lowered the price. “He saw my need and saw how perfectly the vehicle fit my family, and he did everything he could to make sure we got it,” says a grateful Loring, noting it was former care aide Terry

Swityk, who heard about the van and passed on the news. “Everything about this van is awesome. There’s people out there who have me in their minds.” Enjoying greater freedom now the snow has receded and he can get out in his wheelchair, Loring uses after-school walks with his daughter to work on getting his strength back. His strength for the many challenges he faces comes from his children, he says soberly, noting that of the 44 people who were in rehab at Vancouver’s G.F. Strong when he was there, four of them have chosen to end their lives in the last two years. That was never an option for Loring, who chose right from the beginning to do the best with what he has because of his three children, friends and family – and who won a 2012 BC Rehab Foundation award for his attitude and efforts. “So many people gave, and what might seem like a little bit to them ends up being enormous for us,” he says. “The little things that people do, it gives them a good feeling too

– even making a conscious effort to smile at people. For me, those little things, like getting a smile out of nowhere are fantastic – it’s like the sun coming out.” And Loring’s friends are hoping to keep the smiles coming. Money has been collected beyond the Indiegogo campaign, which recently ended, but Jobe is hoping to keep the cash coming in order to help with the van’s upkeep. “For somebody who is on disability, it’s gonna be a challenge to run the car with insurance, gas and upkeep,” he says, noting people can take donations to Pinz Tattoo. Meanwhile, Loring continues to work out for one to two hours a day and says that while major improvements usually come in the first two years following an accident, he is seeing recent improvement in one of his arms. “There’s always ups and downs, but for the most part, it’s good,” he says, offering high praise to Interior Health for the fantastic care he is receiving. “I have the utmost gratitude and thankfulness to be in a town where people strive to make it easier for me, where people go that extra mile every week.”



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Meat rationing was lifted and people were advised to destroy all meat coupons up to a certain number. They were also reminded that it could come on again just as suddenly as it was lifted. Salmon Arm High Hockey School hockey players climaxed a successful season by winning for the first time, a school tournament against teams from the Okanagan. Members of the team were M. Turner, M. Dalzell, G MacKay, W. Collier, A. MacKay, D. Jamieson, R Farrel, B. Smithe, O. Birkeland and R. Green.



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VICTORIA – The B.C. NDP leadership contest is officially underway, with the entry of Vancouver Island veteran John Horgan in a reluctant reprise of his 2011 run against Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth. Unfortunately for them, weekend campaign events were overshadowed by revelations of flagrant abuse of taxpayers’ money by the executive and board of the Portland Hotel Society. A pair of audits finally released last week on this network of Downtown Eastside social agencies revealed systematic looting of the $28 million a year in taxpayers’ money that has kept this supposed charity running. Alas for the NDP, local MLA Jenny Kwan not only failed to keep an eye on it, her recently separated husband was one of the executives who took part for years, and she benefited to the tune of $35,000 in luxury travel. That’s what we know about, since much of the evidence wasn’t produced for the auditors.

When this Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous scheme finally came to light, Kwan hastily paid back the $35,000 and announced she’s taking an unpaid leave of absence. Her tearful claim that she believed nothing was wrong is simply not credible. She not only must have known of her husband Dan Small’s jet-set ways, she participated in at least two trips, one to Vienna and Bristol, England to do “research” and attend a poverty conference from high-end hotels. If it wants to retain any shred of credibility as it spouts misleading poverty statistics and simplistic solutions, the party must get rid of Kwan, who has two years left to max out her MLA pension. MLA pensions were a factor in the 2010 ouster of Carol James, who infuriated the old guard by trying to defuse a public backlash against a generous pay and benefits package worked out in private between the NDP and the B.C. Liberals. Kwan would later take a lead-

ing role in the caucus revolt that forced James out as leader. Longtime political watchers will see the PHS abuse as a bigger, uglier version of the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holdings Society scandal. There the siphoning off of bingo funds from charities cost Mike Harcourt his job as premier. In that case, NDP MLAs sat on the board, took their monthly cut and kept quiet. There’s more. Horgan became enraged last year at the reporter who took a tip from the B.C. Liberals to reveal the NDP was skimming constituency office budgets to pay for its own “ethnic outreach” operation in Vancouver. Horgan had rubberstamped the plan with a since-dismissed legislature accountant, and thought he had kept it secret after the auditorgeneral blew the whistle. His willingness to assess its ethics remains in question to this day. Then there is Craig Keating, who took over as party president from Moe Sihota last year. Did he inherit the $72,000 salary negotiated by Sihota with the B.C. Federation of Labour and two of its SPRING SPRING 4 FOR 4 FOR 3 EVENT 3 EVENT March March 2424 - April - April 30,30, 2014 2014


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Gearing Up for First Livability and Wellness Check-up The Shuswap Community Foundation is gearing up for the release of a comprehensive and consumer-friendly report on the Shuswap’s livability and wellness this October, 2014. The Shuswap Vital Signs Report will evaluate the communities of the Shuswap as a place to live, learn, work and grow. This region-wide analysis will include Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Sorrento and Electoral Areas C, D, E and F. The power of the report will be its accessibility. It will be written in a way that makes it interesting, understandable, engaging, and above all, actionable for everyone living in our communities. The Foundation has engaged a lead researcher who will combine public opinion, citizen grading of key issues and priorities, and data from a variety of recognized sources to create a unique snapshot of up to thirteen key areas, such as: the Environment, Work, Getting Started, the Gap Between Rich and Poor, Housing, Safety, Learning, Arts and Culture, Belonging and Leadership, and Health and Wellness. The report will be the region’s first Quality of Life check-up, and will be part of a national Vital Signs initiative involving several communities across Canada. As a catalyst for networking, Vital Signs has been very successful in initiating and fuelling important conversations about quality of life in many communities. For examples of reports published by other community foundations, please visit The Shuswap Community Foundation is launching Vital Signs because the project supports the Foundation’s vision of “Uniting Those Who Care with the Needs of our Community.” Producing a Shuswap Vital Signs Report will also help the Foundation support our donors’ requests for information about the community, make our granting more effective and proactive, and will strengthen its understanding and ties to the community. And for all the communities in the Shuswap, the Vital Signs Report will support decisionmaking by identifying and promoting key priorities. Information and knowledge are at the heart of our ability to work together to make good decisions for our region. If you would like to be a part of this exciting initiative or would like more information, please feel free to contact the Foundation at 250-832-5428 or visit www.

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City examines role of environmental committee Municipality: Councillors consider ways to balance input without application delays. By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Finding ways to benefit from the expertise of the city’s environmental advisory committee without slowing down development applications is a juggling act city staff have been exploring. The question of how to put the ‘advisory’ back in the environmental advisory committee (EAC) came into focus when committee member Tim Dunne addressed council in February, explaining that over the past year the committee has had no formal requests for input from council. Then, if it comes up with its own topics, council has not supported its recommendations. In response, council asked staff for a report outlining the best way to channel development proposals to the EAC so it can provide timely feedback. At the city’s March 17 planning committee meeting, Kevin Pearson, the city’s director

of development services, said staff don’t recommend the committee take part in a formal technical review of permits and applications. However, he said, planning meeting agendas and accompanying staff reports are available a week prior to the meetings and could be sent to a committee member. Depending on agenda items, EAC members could decide to meet on their own and create a written response to council. Or they could possibly speak at the planning meeting or at the hearing held at a subsequent council meeting. Potential projects listed that the committee could provide input into include: hillside development guidelines; the tree preservation/removal bylaw; the floodplain hazard assessment; and the green development permit area guidelines. “Any preliminary background research, analysis and reporting undertaken by the EAC could help the city,”

stated the staff report. It noted that the proposal wouldn’t require more staff time, but would mean the members would have to initiate activities outside of formal committee meetings. Coun. Debbie Cannon expressed concern with bureaucracy.

Debbie Cannon City CounCillor “If we had the environmental advisory committee have a bigger role, it would get bogged down,” she said, noting the EAC members are volunteers and there are provincial regulations governing the environment. “I don’t know where I see the environmental committee having more input… Any of

these committees, obviously you want to be involved and have more say, other than tying it up. That’s how I feel about a lot of the committees and think we have to re-look at a lot of them.” Coun. Ken Jamieson said he thinks council needs to find more and better ways of involving more people in the community and, rather than just doing things more quickly, aim to do them more thoroughly and thoughtfully. “I think there is expertise in committees sometimes lacking on council,” Jamieson said. Coun. Chad Eliason said the EAC would have to meet more often in order to review the agendas. “It means more commitment, but if they’re fine with it, I’m fine with it,” he said, noting the positive impact the city’s design review panel and the Shuswap Community Foundation have had on council’s job. Coun. Marg Kentel, the council rep on the

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Dealing with design dilemmas By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Linda Erlam is a designing woman. Erlam creates drapes, blinds and slipcovers in her business – Design Sewlutions. Believing that, with a little instruction, people are perfectly capable of solving their own design challenges, Erlam recently produced Every-Day Design Dilemmas. Available online, the book addresses size and placement of coffee tables, area rugs, lamps and coffee tables as well as suggestions on creating calming rooms and developing pleasing contrasts. As well as operating her own business, Erlam believes in using her talents to give back, something she has done at Haney Heritage Village in partnership with archivist Deborah Chapman. “Deborah asked me to do something a few years ago; I had to make a padded rocking chair,” she says, noting a photo of a baby in a bassinet with everybody standing around it was reproduced as a vignette in the museum. “But they didn’t have a padded rocking chair, so they gave me this wooden thing.” After her initial success, Erlam was asked to help with creating new curtains for the nursery in Haney

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It’s business as usual. Rumours have been circulating about changes to the Canada Safeway store in Salmon Arm, but those rumours are unfounded, say company officials. Betty Kellsey of public affairs for Safeway told the Observer Friday that she can’t confirm any plans. “There are no plans or announcements for the foreseeable future to make any changes to the Salmon Arm Safeway,” she said. In June 2013 a deal was announced in national media that Sobeys Inc. was buy-

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History from a First Nations view By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Lots of history books have been written from the perspective of British and European settlers in Canada. The history of First Nations is less known. A course being offered at Okanagan College beginning April 2 hopes to counter that reality. Understanding of History and Relationships with Canada’s First People will aim to provide a broad understanding of the events that have shaped Secwepemc relationships with non-Secwepemc people in the Shuswap. The Secwepemc are the indigenous people who inhabit the south central Interior of B.C. Craig Duckchief of the Adams Lake Indian Band, part of the Secwepemc Nation, will be presenting the course, along with some other members of the band. He said when people are looking at ways to build relationships,

learning how those relationships have developed over the past 100 years or so is important – what caused their present-day form. A timeline is useful, he said, including looking at documents over the past 200 years. By the early 1900s, “you have chiefs who were petitioning Ottawa for these questions (about intentions, land, etc.) to be answered. They (the chiefs) were open to building relationships.” However, other goals such as building on economic wealth and securing how that was going to occur were taking precedence in Ottawa. “So then there was the Indian Act, to put these people on reserves and limiting the actions and interactions, while the rest of the Canadian population came in and divided up the land. What was that relationship then?” He says the history is not well understood




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Council picks lowest cost over shopping local


By Lachlan Labere

After agreeing to spend close to $1 million on capital works projects and other vehicles, city council got hung-up on a $30,000 pickup. During their meeting Monday, council approved several contracts and purchases including: $324,915 towards a 2015 fire engine from Abbotsford’s Hub Fire Engines and

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Equipment Ltd.; the purchase of a used John Deere grader valued at $324,901 plus taxes from Vernon’s Brandt Tractor Ltd.; $119.811 plus taxes to Salmon Arm’s Little Projects Ltd. for the replacement of a water main between Canoe Beach Drive and 72 Avenue; $297,703 plus taxes to General Assembly Excavating Ltd. of Salmon Arm for sanitary sewer and water line upgrades on Fourth


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Street SE between Second Avenue and Okanagan; and a three-year contract worth about $110,000 to Line West Ltd. of Okotoks, Alta. for the city’s traffic line marking program. After approving these, council was presented with a staff recommendation to purchase a Chev 1500 4.3L V6 pickup truck for $29,933 from Smith GM of Kamloops B.C. The lowest offer was by Salmon

















Arm’s Braby Motors, a Ram 1500 5.8L V8 for $27,855. However, the city’s request for quotations required that fuel costs be factored in over 200,000 kilometres, which resulted in the Kamloops vehicle providing a $6,000 savings. In response to council questioning the option of voting against the staff recommendation in favour of shopping local, city administrator Carl Bannister


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Champions: Dave Belway rink rebounds to victory in Manitoba.

Run wild in Salmon Arm The Wild Soles Running Series, the family friendly trail running series just for the fun of it, is back with another great series of trails to explore, two-kilometre and 5-km options. The after-school fun runs for the whole family go Monday, April 28 at Little Mountain; Monday, May 5 at Park Hill and Monday, May 12 at South Canoe. For info, contact Abbi at

Time on the water Shuswap Rowing and Paddling is holding a membership and registration drive at the Mall at Piccadilly on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30. Additional sessions will take place on April 5 and 6, as well as April 12 and 13. Outrigger canoes, rowing skulls and kayaks will be displayed and paddlers and rowers will be available to answer questions. Everyone is welcome. Go online to or call 250-832-8598 for information.

Sneak it in The Shuswap Trail Alliance is getting on board with ParticipAction’s Sneak It in Week to get people more physically active during the workday. To participate, during the week of April 7 to 11, wear sneakers to work, walk to lunch, park a few blocks away or hit the pavement on your coffee break – just get your heart to beat faster for 10 minutes. Tools and resources are available at www.

Batter up Salmon Arm Minor Baseball is back for all ages with registration open now for players ages 6 and up. Forms are available at the Uptown Askew’s, at local schools or at More volunteers are also needed.

Winning bridge March 16: Sunday Duplicate - 1. Geoff Collins & Orville Cooper, 2. Arlene and Bert Lamoureux, 3. Betty & Charlie Ward, 4. Gerry Chatelain and Dan Quilty. March 18: 1. Tom McNie & Graham Todd, Tied for second were, Ruth Embree & Doug Stewart and Ona Bouchard & Jim McLean. For information, call 832-6550. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

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Another success for Salmon Arm curlers. Salmon Arm’s Dave Belway rink, representing B.C. in the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Curling Championships held in Dauphin, Manitoba from March 15 to 20, brought home the national trophy. While the team got off to a bit of a rough start in its first game, falling 7-2 to Saskatchewan, it was a string of victories from there on in. “It was just getting used to the ice,” explained skip Belway on his return to Salmon Arm. “It was really straight, it wasn’t what we were used to. We missed a couple of key shots and that was the difference.” His team, made up of lead Wayne Shepherd, second Darin Gerow and third Barry Meyer, took on Manitoba – who they would meet in the final – in their second game, defeating them handily, 9-4. The next three contests saw B.C. defeat Nova Scotia 8-4, P.E.I. 8-5 and Quebec 8-5. “We weren’t sure what kind of competition was going to be there; it turned out it was

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Taking the trophy: (From left) Wayne Shepherd, lead, Darin Gerow, second Barry Meyer, third and Dave Belway, skip, celebrate their win at the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Curling Championships. pretty good competition and we managed to pull it out,” Belway said. The final was no cake walk, however. In a tie-breaker, B.C. prevailed over Manitoba 6-5 in an extra end. “It was pretty good…, it was a well-curled game. We had to draw the four-foot for the win in the extra end,” he

explained. The team members have the benefit of experience playing together. Belway says he and Shepherd have done Monday night curling together for about 20 years. Belway has curled with Gerow for three years, and with Meyer, just this year. Meyer, who moved to Vancouver

from Salmon Arm, was an RCMP officer here for about 10 years, Belway says, but still comes back regularly and maintains his membership in the legion. Belway says the whole team played well. “Everyone was pretty excited for the win. We’ll try and go again next year and repeat.”

Marshall earns bronze Ready the trails Salmon Arm crosscountry skier Alysson Marshall added another medal to her ever-growing collection after racing in Newfoundland. The Haywood 2014 Ski Nationals were held at the Blow Me Down Trails near Corner Brook, Nfld. from March 15-22. Marshall made three trips to the podium with three top-six placings including a bronze medal. In the Classic 5-km interval start event Marshall was the sixth Canadian senior woman (seventh internation-

Alysson Marshall Bronze Medallist al) to place. The Interval Start 10-km Skate event was held during big winds that buffeted and challenged racers. Marshall was the fifth Canadian in this event with par-

ticipants singing Happy Birthday to her while she was on the podium. Two days later, Alysson easily took the bronze in the 1.4-km Skate Sprints finishing behind Olympic Team members Dasha Gaiazova and Perianne Jones. The final race was the 30-km mass start classic event where she finished as the fourth Canadian, her best 30km result at Nationals. Marshall finished Nationals with a fifth in the Aggregate placing for the Open Women category.


The Shuswap Trail Alliance is welcoming volunteers to help with a spring fix and upgrade of the South Canoe Trail system. Dates are as follows: • Saturday, Sunday, April 12 and 13 – Prudential water reroutes and crossings. • Tuesday, April 22 – Pro-D Student Volunteer Trail Day. • Saturday, April 26 – Cut and Clear Day and chain-saw best practices review. • Sunday, April 27 – The Big Blitz – barbecue, continue work on Prudential repairs and preparation of Triangle, Bear Den and P2. • Friday, May 16 – Pro-D Student Volunteer Trail Day - work on P2, Bear Den and Triangle. • Sunday, May 25 – Volunteer Day – finish P2, Bear Den and Triangle. All volunteer days begin with sign-in at 8:45 a.m. at 10th Avenue SE and 70th Street SE. Take water, work gloves and safety glasses. All ages and talents welcome. For information, contact Isabel at

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Gaining control: Salmon Arm Midget Female Armstrong Co-op rep team Sydney Castle goes in low for the puck in a Thursday contest versus Terrace during the Female Midget A Championships.

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Midget Silvertips finish in fifth Although the Salmon Arm Midget Female Armstrong Co-op Silvertips defeated the eventual winner at the B.C. Female Midget Tier 1 Hockey Championships in roundrobin play, it just wasn’t the local team’s year to win. In Salmon Arm’s first game on Sunday, March 16 at the Shaw Centre, they defeated North Island 2-1. North Island would go on to win. Overall, the Silvertips finished with a 2-3-1 record, coming in fifth. On Thursday, their last game of the tournament, they lost 4-2 to the Terrace Ice. Salmon Arm’s Mikayla Stirling scored the first goal for the Tips at 17:44 in the second from Cassidy Marshall. Sydney

Castle also added one from Jenna Lazar and Salmon Arm’s Maddison Turner in the third. It was an “anybody could win” kind of tournament, says head coach Troy Haskell. “We beat North Island, Richmond beat them in the round robin – it could have gone any way. They (North Island) lost their first two games of the tournament and they ended up winning it. It could have gone to anyone.” The North Island Impact grounded the Richmond Ravens 4-3 in the championship game Thursday night. The game was a seesaw affair; every time North Island scored, Richmond answered. Payton Bray from North Island opened the scoring at 2:28 into the first period from Shaylee McConnell.

Richmond answered two minutes later with Yvonne Mikulcik’s first of two on the night. The Impact’s Olivia Knowles scored at 13:54 in the first from Erin Pickup. The Ravens responded with Mikulcik’s second of the period from Brianna Trottier. Once again the Impact jumped ahead in the second, which was shortly matched by the Ravens’ Tamara Wong tying it 3-3. Lisa Lloyd, from Knowles, connected for the third-period winner. The Ravens went 6-1 in preliminary play, including their 5-3 win over North Island, who ended up 5-2. “It was a good tourney, really entertaining for the fans here,” said Salmon Arm’s assis-

tant coach Rob Bauml. “I am very proud of these girls.” Haskell agrees. “You can’t always win,” he says, noting the girls played hard. “They never gave up at any point. They were all close games.” He said the tournament was an all-round success, and expresses his appreciation for the community’s help. “We had a huge amount of community support and sponsorships. We had more volunteers that had nothing to do with minor hockey than who did – there were a ton out there.” Graduating players for the Silvertips are: Ashley Tinney (Lumby), Maddie Turner and Jaime Sedore, both from Salmon Arm. Other players in-

Search on for future SilverBacks The Salmon Arm SilverBacks will host three separate spring evaluation camps, during the off-season. They begin in Salmon Arm, where the first spring camp will take place from May 2 to 4 at the Shaw Centre. Next SilverBacks hockey staff head south of the border for camps that run from May 16 to 18, and May 30 to June 1, in Simi Valley, Calif., and Denver, Colo., respectively. SilverBacks head coach and general

manager Troy Mick says having camps in three different locations will allow his staff a good look at a list of players from across the continent. “Last year was our first foray into California for a spring camp, and we found a lot of positives in that experience, along with exceptional players such as Taylor Maruya, and Thomas Plese.” Mick says three Colorado faces on the current roster make the trip to Denver one to be

excited about. “Landon Smith, Evan Anderson and Andrew Farny have been extremely important players for us this season, so we felt Colorado would be a natural addition to our search for talent in the USA.” He says those three players will be involved in the process, too. “They will be helping us out at camp and sharing what the SilverBacks organization has done for them,

and we’re very excited to able to build on the experience that started last spring.” Mick says there will be plenty of eyes on the players at these three camps, noting that the entire SilverBacks coaching and hockey operations staff will be involved in these unique Junior A experiences. Interested parties can find further information on the SilverBacks website, www., under the ‘camps’ tab.



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Workshop sets words to music


If you have a song in your heart and want to let it out, register for David Essig’s workshop at the 11th annual Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival. A singer-songwriter with a talent for playing great guitar too, Essig will bring his accomplished teaching skills to the festival, which takes place May 16 to 18 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. One of Canada’s finest interpreters of original, contemporary folk music, his international career spans more than 40 years. The artist, who has several critically acclaimed CDs to his credit, pays homage to his roots in bluegrass and country blues by creating timeless new songs. Essig says he is inspired by daily life and teaches his many students the need to be aware, to always listen to what is going on around them and not rely exclusively on the muse from within. “Sometimes the muse come from external sources and we internalize the outer muse,” he says. Originally planning to be an economist, something he describes as being a “normal” career path, Essig had a revelation when he was about 20. He was playing guitar in several groups at a time when a lot of traditional folk musicians were actually creating their own songs, he says. “I thought, ‘there’s another avenue in addition to playing guitar that I could express myself,’” he says, noting he began writing his own songs and, like Woody Guthrie and Bill Monroe, was influenced by Bob Dylan and other songwriters who followed in that school. “We found our voices, and it was within a few years of making this discovery that I could do this, that I started writing in earnest.” What set Essig apart from some of his

contemporaries was his ability to play guitar at a performance level. Whether on the lap-style Weissenborn or the electric slide guitar, his spontaneous style crosses all the borders between country, blues and the avant-garde. With his 5/8” socket and a sound that could peel the petunias off your mother’s porcelain, he is considered one of Canada’s finest slide guitarists. As to choosing a life of making music over being an economist, Essig has no regrets. “Economics is mostly based on math and the fundamentals of music are based on math, so I carried the proficiency of one to the other,” he says. “I have no regrets… I feel I’ve been able to create a satisfying career without compromise. I have been extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to do things I thought were important, and things I aspired to before the commercial concerns.” Essig is equally enthusiastic about his workshop and about being part of the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival. “The fact some of the literary festivals are now bringing in songwriters is a good indictor of the convergence of art forms,” he says. “I spent my years advocating for the recognition of songwriting as a form of poetry, and that songwriters, the ones who care about their work, should be afforded the same serious consideration that we afford writers in other traditions such as poets and novelists.” Essig believes that communicating in any form – through the arts or by talking with someone “with a sincere heart,” emancipates people, freeing them from the constrictions of life.

Songs of life: Talented Canadian singer-songwriter David Essig will share his talent for putting words to music at Word on the Lake. He is looking forward to being part of the writers’ festival and says participants should not feel intimidated about the workshop. “I am about the easiest-going guy around and I try to see the good in everything,” Essig is also a record producer, owning his own record production business, “Woodshed Records”in his home near Nanaimo. Registration for Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival is now open and the early-bird

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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. THURSDAY, MARCH 27 JAZZ SINGER – Melissa Lauren has smoothly made the transition from veteran swing “crooness” to songwriter and will perform at SAGA Public Art Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is by donation. GARDEN CLUB – The Shuswap Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Scout Hall, 2460 Auto Rd. Guest speaker Gudrun Hupfauer will talk about creations from flowers. Everyone is welcome.



STORYTIME – The Salmon Arm branch of Okanagan Regional Library hosts Pyjama Storytime at 6:30 p.m., a drop-in program for all ages.

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COFFEE HOUSE – Shuswap Writers’ Coffee House features an open-mike session and guest speaker Shawn Bird at Choices. A light supper is available at 5:30 p.m. Event starts at 6:30. For information, Cathy at 250-832-2454.

Knitters Diana Pratt-Johnson, Jean Ethridge, Carol Jeffery, Barb Mickelson and Kimm Magill-Hofmann socialize while they knit during their Friday afternoon meetings at the SAGA Public Art Gallery.

SATURDAY, MARCH 29 PUPPET PLAY – The Salmon Arm branch of Okanagan Regional Library presents a live puppet show at 11 a.m. FAMILY MARKET – Shuswap Family Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gym of Broadview E-Free Church, a place to buy and sell new and used items for infants, children, pregnancy and parenting. Book a table on Facebook, email or call 250-804-4238. SILVER SCREEN – The Shuswap Film Society presents Le week-end, a tragicomic story of an embattled couple who return to Paris to celebrate their 30th anniversary, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. MOUNTAIN MUSIC – West Virginia fiddler Myra Morrison and The Tappalachian String Band perform from 7 to 11 p.m. at Sunnybrae Hall, with special guests Seal Skull Hammer. Tickets at $15 are available at Shuswap Pie Co., Java Jive and Synergy Studio.

SUNDAY, MARCH 30 MISSIONS – Two missionaries will describe their work in a country where imprisonment or death is a real possibility, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Mountainview Baptist Church at 1981 Ninth St. across from the bowling alley. For more information, email Linda Fredlund at

TUESDAY, APRIL 1 HEALTHY BABIES – Healthiest Babies Possible program takes place Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 121 Shuswap St. SW. April 1 – immunizations; April 8 – infant development; April 15 – Movie at Salmar Grand; April 22 –moms & tots yoga; April 29 – post natal nutrition.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents Finding Vivian Maier, a documentary that traces the life of a career nanny who earned a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most insightful street photographers, at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

FRIDAY, APRIL 4 PUB NIGHT – The Shuswap Family Resource Centre hosts a pub night on at the Hideaway Pub. Doors open at 5:30, Dinner is 7 p.m. (burger, beer, and fries), live DJ silent auction, appy and drink specials. Only 120 tickets at $15 are available at the Shuswap Family Centre downtown.

Find great quality at fair prices Local families will once again join together for a day of buying, selling and mingling at the Shuswap Family Market. The Family Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at The Gathering Place at 350 30th Street NE in Salmon Arm. Formerly known as the Moms’ Market, the Family Market first took place in the spring of 2008, when friends casually discussed their frustration in finding good-quality used clothing for their young children. One woman mentioned an amazing swap meet event that she had been to in a larger city and expressed her wish for Salmon Arm to host something similar. Planning began the next day, and a few weeks later the first Salmon Arm market was under way. It became a semi-annual event with one market in the spring and one in the fall, allowing families to find new homes for the items their children had

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SATURDAY, APRIL 5 FUNDRAISER – The 18th annual Ukraine Fundraising Banquet takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gathering Place. Proceeds go towards several projects. Guests are the Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. Admission is by donation. A mission worker will give an update on the Ukraine.

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outgrown. The location and dates have changed over the years but the main goal remains the same – to create a central location for families to buy and sell used and new items, and for related small businesses to display their wares. The items at the market vary greatly, but all must be directly related infants, children, pregnancy or parenting. This year’s market will also feature a local photographer with a photo booth set up to provide a convenient opportunity to obtain professional family images. Interested vendors can book a table by emailing or by calling 250-804-4238. Information can also be found on Facebook through the Shuswap Family Market event page. All community members are invited to shop, browse and connect with other local families. Admission to the market is free.

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Soprano Stephanie Nakagawa is lending her spectacular voice to Mozart’s Great Mass in a production presented by the Vivace Chorale and the Aura Chamber Choir. Raised in Salmon Arm, Nakagawa recently returned to the Okanagan as the soprano soloist in Messiah with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. The young talent has worked with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, in the Opera on the Go program and as a company Gerdine Young Artist, an opera young artist program named for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ founding board chairman. Nakagawa has won numerous awards – as a student in the annual

Shuswap Music Festival, the Western Canada District – Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the BC Provincial Festival of the Performing Arts. Her stage credits include Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Musetta in La Bohème, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, a Gossip in The Ghosts of Versailles and Yvette in La Rondine. She has sung with many ensembles including the Aspen Music Festival, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Indiana University Opera Theater, Bard on the Beach, UBC Opera, Westcoast Symphony, Oberlin in Italy, prince George Symphony and the North Bohemian

Philharmonic. Nakagawa, who has sung as a soloist in many productions, was awarded the UBC medal when she graduated with her bachelor degree in music and holds a masters degree from Indiana University, As well, she is pursuing her doctorate at UBC, holds Associate of The Royal Conservatory (ARCT) performance diplomas in piano and voice and is the winner of the Conservatory’s Voice Gold Medal. Nakagawa will perform in Mozart’s Great Mass with soprano Mia Harris, tenor Tomas Bijok, bass Alan Corbishley and the Brandenburg Orchestra, under the direction of Imant Raminsh Saturday, April 12 at Ver-

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High notes: Former Salmon Arm resident Stephanie Nakagawa is the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass. non’s Trinity United Church. For more information, email aura or call 250-503-1927.

Creating a spell for fundraising By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

The Observer is in, are you? Open your organization to a fun, teambuilding exercise, friendly competition – and breakfast. The Literary Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) is fundraising with its inaugural Team Spelling Bee to take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 2 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Get together with friends and co-workers

in an old-fashioned spelling bee with a twist. It’s a team activity and no one spells alone. The Observer is challenge other businesses or service groups to participate in one of three sponsorship categories: gold – table of eight for $1,000; silver – four people for $500 or bronze – $100 per person. Sponsorship gets advertising on all promotions as well as a charitable tax receipt.

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Community Spirit Rotary Club of Salmon Arm gives a helping hand to purchase the CT scan upgrade

Left to right: Doug Murray, President of the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm joins Fiona Harris, Director of Development of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation and Joe Johnson, President of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Eugene Casavant in presenting Rotarian & past Managing Director of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation a $10,000 cheque.

The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm presented a $10,000 cheque to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. This donation will assist the Foundation in purchasing the CT Scan upgrade for Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

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Joe Johnson stated, “I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation and thank the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm for their very generous support in helping the Foundation to raise $205,000.00 for the CT Scan Upgrade.” Community Spirit salutes those businesses and organizations whose members go above and beyond to make their community a better place, either through donation campaigns or volunteer efforts. Has your business or organization participated in an effort to better your community or help others who are less fortunate? Tell us about it! Send the details and photos if you have them to the Salmon Arm Observer. We want to showcase those who exemplify the best of Community Spirit!

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Explosive soul on tap sical odyssey in February 2014 as they released their brand new studio album, Inner Fire. The new set continues their expansive stylistic journey as they effortlessly fuse intricate Afro beats, Latin styles and spiritual jazz elements into a unique melting pot, creating a fiery soundscape, both far-reaching and highly rhythmic, designed to simultaneously elevate the body, the mind and the spirit. Their break-through album on Toronto label Do Right! Freedom No Go Die (2006), featuring the single Mista President and Manifesto (2008) set the bar high.  Rising Sun (2010)

and Solidarity  (2012), their first two albums with Strut Records, were subsequently recognized as landmarks within their respective genres. And both went on to be nominated for Juno Awards. Meanwhile, as a live unit, years of relentless touring have formed the Ottawa-based combo into an in-demand fixture at venues and festivals worldwide.   A Canadian success story, they are currently charting at number three on the Earshot top 50, the national campus and community radio report. And there will be plenty more highoctane performers at the festival that plays out over three days

from Aug. 15 to 17 at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. Several performers are up for Junos this year: The Sheepdogs, Little Miss Higgins, The Strumbellas and MonkeyJunk. Other hot acts include Doc MacLean, Bellstop, Bill Durst, Black Joe Lewis and Rolla Olak. Visit to see the rest of this year’s stellar lineup and to get your tickets for the 22nd Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. Earlybird prices are in effect until May. Or, get in and feast on the festival for free when you volunteer. Call 250-833-4096 to find out how to get involved.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Recapture the past 10. “Tosh.0” and “South Park” are two 12. Military greeting 13. Passenger ships 15. Can’t move 16. Any omission of a part 18. 43rd state 19. Compassionate nursing care 20. Pa’s partner 21. Dutch cheese 24. London radio station 27. Perfumed powder bag 30. Liquid body substances 31. Expresses pleasure 33. Escape from prison 34. Long-wave hue 35. Bleated 37. Male swan 39. Head cover 41. Fewer calories 42. Teal duck genus 44. Inspire with love 47. Grab 48. Cruel inhuman person 49. 6th musical tone 50. Indigenous tribe of Indonesia 52. Megabyte 53. Headpin in bowling 56. Light, fitful naps 61. Precede 62. Greek and Turkish Sea 63. Pot ‘o gold location 65. Was in disagreement CLUES DOWN 1. A player’s part 2. Ratites


3. Distribute 4. 15th day of March 5. Empire State 6. Small island 7. Con or swindle accomplices 8. Oasts kiln shape 9. Female sheep 10. Motor vehicle 11. ___ Lanka 12. More melancholy 14. Not all 15. Apple, pumpkin or a la mode 17. __ King Cole, musician 22. Palms with egg shaped nuts 23. Mistress of a household 24. Founder of Babism 25. Semitic fertility god 26. Connected links 28. Chocolate tree 29. Miao-Yao is their language 32. Moss capsule stalk 36. Young society woman 38. Bartenders 40. Buried port city 43. One point S of SE 44. Cervid 45. Inexperienced (var.) 46. Exercises authority over 51. Handles 54. Neither 55. Alumnus 56. Sunrise 57. Cease exertion 58. Double curve 59. Maneuver 60. Not happy 64. Old English

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): This week will find you contemplating about past actions or meditating over a certain closure. Being in such a deep reflective mood, you have certainly gained more insight about your innermost thoughts. Once the Sun enters your sign, welcome the invigorated new you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are asking yourself whether you had made the right choices when it comes to certain wishes. A friend might have reappeared into your life or an opportunity might have exposed itself to you thus making you question what or for whom you are truly fighting for. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You might have felt off track while questioning your standing and your career decisions. It is better to not instigate anything for the long haul this week. Remain patient and things will slowly become less foggy. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your desire to expand your horizons to new levels might have felt a bit limited or you may have encountered roadblocks that did not let you fully taste life’s opportunities. You will progressively regain your confidence and you will no longer feel estranged. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Emotional ups and downs will lessen in your life and you will slowly recover your force. You gained greater insight about your deepest problems and soon you will have the ability to see the root of your problems with greater clarity. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Relationships have been full of mist and at times, cloudy. Much confusion and irritation have interfered with your potential to prosper or grow within a business or romantic alliance. A new picture is in the works for you, one that is little by little picking up for the better.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The office atmosphere proves to be hectic and way too unstable. Issues dealing with your health also seemed a bit draining. Step by step, you will put the puzzling pieces together. Progress is steady and rapid. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Pleasures had to be postponed for a while or at least, that’s how they felt. You will be reacquainted to the things that truly inspire you such as your children, a hobby or a romantic interest. Pick yourself up and be ready to engage yourself in some well-deserved fun. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Matters concerning your family unit might have come to the fore during the last few weeks. You probably had to revisit your past and revise a particular familial situation. Bit by bit this issue will become easier to deal with. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You have encountered plenty of blockages and delays when interacting with others. Your daily activities seemed too hectic at times thus making it harder for you to rely on a well-scheduled agenda. Your voice will soon have a more coherent vibe to it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You are slowly getting out of a phase where you had been questioning your values, your worthiness and your self-esteem. This self-inquisition will give you light to your persisting questions and give you further insight about your own worthiness. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your everyday life issues have experienced a major or intermission. It was hard for you to advance when you encounter unanticipated roadblocks. You have a small break before you will finally move into another chapter of your life.

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It’s time to dust off the runners and start thinking about the second annual Footsteps For Our Future walk to be held on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. The Shuswap Lake Healthcare Auxiliary in conjunction with the Shuswap Hospital Foundation is busily planning the walk, which is held to raise funds for the purchase of hospital equipment related to women’s health concerns. Now is the time for you to pick up pledge forms for this popular walk and start encouraging your family and friends to make pledges or participate in the walk. There will be 2-kilometre, 5km and 10km routes for participants. Pledge forms are available at the Shuswap Hospital Foundation office, Apple Auto Glass and at the kiosk in Piccadilly Mall. Hospital auxiliary volunteers will also be in attendance at the EZ Rock Radiothon on Thursday, May 1 to enable walk participants to register and pick up pledge forms – look for the ladies dressed in red. The gates to the fairgrounds will open at 9 a.m. on May 11, pledges can be handed in and armbands provided for the walk that starts at 10 a.m. There will be refreshments available prior to the walk. For more information, call Gloria at 250832-0481.

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NORTHCOTT, GERALD HAMILTON Oct. 9, 1918 - March 15, 2014 Gerald Northcott was born on October 9, 1918 in Esterhazy Saskatchewan. He died March 15, 2014 in Chase B.C. He was pre-deceased by son Roderick and is survived by his wife, Frances, 2 daughters, Betty & Shelly, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by us all. Memorial service will be held March 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, Chase. KING, RONALD ALBERT June 29, 1952 - March 19, 2014 Ron passed away suddenly at home March 19, 2014 at the age of 61 years, due to an existing heart condition. He was an incredible, loving husband to Nicole and a wonderful father to Pat (Luanne) King and their three children of Logan Lake, BC and James King of Abbotsford, BC. He will also be remembered as a most annoying younger brother to his sister Jacqueline (Bob) Beagle of Mossleigh, AB and brother Michael King, of Lethbridge, AB. Words cannot express the sorrow his entire family is going through. He leaves many friends from all walks of life. He will be loved and missed eternally. Cherish the Love, Cherish the Life. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Ron’s obituary at www.

IRIS ANN COOPER Iris Ann Cooper, 73, passed away on 12, March, 2014 at Shuswap General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC. She was born on July 2, 1940 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England to Douglas and Clara Beedle. Iris grew up in Normanington, England. After school she went on to be a teacher, first teaching in England then moving to Canada starting her teaching career in Terrace, BC. From Terrace she moved to Port Alberni, BC then finally moving to Williams Lake, BC. She retired in 1995 after over a 30 year career. Iris married Robert Cooper in Smithers, BC in 1970. Iris was an active member of the Salmon Arm United Chruch, Quilt Guild, Probus and volunteered at the BC Cancer Society. Iris was preceded in death by her husband Robert Cooper, mother and father, Douglas and Clara Beedle, sister and brother in law, Moira and George Golding. Iris is survived by April, (Bryan J.) Chruszcz of Revelstoke, BC and grandchildren Zachary Chruszcz and another soon to be born. A memorial tea will be held at her home 116-900 5th Ave in Salmon Arm, BC on April 5th from 10am1pm where the family will be greeting her friends. In her memory a memorial stone will be placed at McGuire Lake in Salmon Arm, BC. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the BC Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent through Iris’s obituary at


We regret to announce the death at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on March 12, 2014, of Elke Maria Lewis (nee Wourms) at the age of 38 years. Elke will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her parents, Ervin and Lili Wourms of Salmon Arm; her brother Stace Wourms of Fort St. John; many extended family members and a host of good friends. Honouring Elke’s wishes, there will not be a public service held. /n lieu of Ňowers, friends wishing to do so may make donaƟons in her memory to their local S. P. C. A., as everyone knows her love of animals. CremaƟon arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home, 250-542-0155 Condolences may be oīered at

BROADFOOT, EDIE ELIZABETH April 11, 1922 – March 11, 2014 Edie is survived by Fred, her best friend and loving husband of 70 years, along with her daughter Carol (Tom); sons Doug (Colleen) and Glen (Helen); her grandchildren Adam, Terra, Amy, Darren and Christine; greatgrandchildren Noah, Meghan, Ryan and Jayden; and her siblings Jim, Doug and Judy who all lovingly cherish her memory. Edie was born in Winnipeg to Gladys and Sydney Kirk. She met Fred when she was 16 and Fred was instantly smitten. They enjoyed canoeing and shared wonderful days at Grand Beach in the summers and great moccasin and snowshoe tramps in the winters. They were married on May 1, 1943 and soon after moved to Vancouver where they started their family. In 1961 they moved to Kamloops and in 1977 retired to Chase. They shared many wonderful adventures including trips to England, Portugal, Hawaii and Mexico. No matter where they were, she and Fred shared a love of nature and the outdoors. She enjoyed camping, cross-country skiing, swimming and long walks. She loved canoeing and they paddled many of the lakes and rivers of BC, including the Bowron Lakes. Gardening was a passion of Edie’s and the abundant vegetables and beautiful flowers found in her gardens were a testament to her green thumb. Edie had a sense of humor and was a great storyteller, even writing some of her stories for us to treasure. The Anglican Church was an important part of her life and she spent many selfless hours volunteering as a Sunday school teacher and running the community’s thrift shop. Children always played a big role in her life, from raising her own to working as a kindergarten teacher and being ‘Akela’ for the Cub Scouts. Most of all she was devoted to her family, showering us all with great love, understanding and support. She gave so much of herself to everyone around her and she will be lovingly remembered and truly missed. Her presence made the world a better place and all who met her, if even briefly, remember her as a warm, caring and amazing woman. We love you Edie, thank you for being a part of our lives. Celebration of Life for family held on March 15, 2014 at her home. Service will be held May 3, 2014 2 pm at Saint Andrews United/ Anglican Church in Chase. Arrangements in care of Schoening Funeral Service (Kamloops).

PENDLEBURY, DAWN EILEEN October 24, 1950 - March 21, 2014 Dawn Eileen Tanner Pendlebury, 63, passed away on March 21, 2014, in Salmon Arm. She is remembered by her children Dawn Marie, Charity (Rogue), Rebecca (Erik), Joshua, and David; her sisters Judy (Howard), Nina, Lizette (Tim), Rayda, and Marion; her seven grandchildren, and numerous extended family and friends. Dawn worked for several years for School District 83, as well as volunteering with local Scouting programs. Her family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Mt. Ida Mews care home for the excellent care and attention they provided Dawn over the past year and a half. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Dawn’s obituary at www.

KEUMPER, DOROTHY ANNA MAY March 26, 1938 - March 21, 2014 We deeply regret To announce the passing of Dorothy Anna May Kuemper on March 21st 2014 after a courageous battle with auto immune disease leading to complications with cancer. Her long time loving husband Ernie and son Kevin with daughter in law Trudy by her side. Dorothy was born in Prince Rupert March 26th 1938 to Joyce Cole whom passed away when Dorothy was just five years old. She was also most recently predeceased by her loving aunt Dorothy Sieben. Mom will be greatly missed by her devoted husband Ernie Clemons and their sons Terrance Allen and Kevin John. Dorothy adored her daughter in-law Trudy Macaraeg  and is very proud of her two granddhildren, Kevin Ernie Clemente and Kristal Anna Macaraeg.  She is also survived by her brother Edward (Rose) Gleason and special aunt and good friend Shirley Houle and many more extended loving family members. Mother cherished her lifelong friends as well as her recent friendships made locally these past 20 years, yet her life did not really start until 1956 in Terrace where she met and fell in love with her husband Ernie Clemens Kuemper. Mother’s main focus was always dedicated to her husband and family.  Mother loved living life, gardening and planting  flowers alongside all the free flying birdies.  Mother definitely had attention to detail that not many others could duplicate. Mother was sharp, always had a good sense of humour and shared  that with us right to the very end of her life. We love you Mother and will never forget you.  It was Dorothy’s request not to have a celebration of Life ceremony but wants to thank all the many people who have been praying for  her. Consequently, there will only be a casual Prayer service for Dorothy at Saint Joseph`s Catholic Church in Salmon Arm at  10am; Wednesday March 26th. The Family would like to thank all the many doctors and nurses from Salmon Arm who provided care for Dorothy, especially nurses like Marvin and Chad who gave ultra care for her. Special thank-you to retired Dr. Michel Saab for his guidance and support during this most difficult time for the family. We will meet again Mom.         Online condolences may be sent through Dorothy’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice. com

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MIYAGAWA, TOSH (MAGGI) May 28, 1917 - March 11, 2014 Tosh Miyagawa passed away peacefully in Burnaby, B.C. at home with Eileen and Ken Kajiwara and Kiki at his side. He was predeceased by wives Joyce Kudo (1969) and Lillian Watt (2003). He is survived by daughters JoAnn (John Woods), Arlene Kudo, Eileen (Ken Kajiwara), Vivian (Allen O’Hara), 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and sisters Soni Takasaki, May Ohno and Shirley Higa. In his later years, Tosh and Lillian retired to the Salmon Arm-Enderby area of B.C. Tosh (ex-VE6VE, VE7DLA) enjoyed being involved with the Alberta and B.C. radio clubs, the wonderful RV outings, and Enderby Curling Club. He will be dearly missed by his friends in Enderby and Salmon Arm. Tosh also looked forward to the Miyagawa family reunions in Lethbridge. Private family funeral will be held in April. To send an online message please go to

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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 No phones calls or walk in’s please.

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SORRENTO PARTS This year marks the 40th Anniversary for Westwood Electric as we continue to grow with our team of over 300 employees. Since 1974, we have been providing electrical and instrumentation services to a wide range of industries across Western Canada. We currently have offices located in Vernon, BC, Leduc, AB and Prince Albert, SK. At Westwood, our people have always been our greatest asset. We strive to build lasting relationships with our employees through a flexible, responsive and sincere approach.

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Westwood is currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Clerk to be based out of our Head Office in Vernon, BC. This opportunity calls for an analytical, results oriented individual to provide accurate, confidential administrative support to the Accounting team. The position will be accountable for a multitude of functions including but not limited to: • Maintenance of invoice and supplier files • Identify, investigate and follow up to resolve invoice discrepancies • Data entry of high volume invoices • Process and issue payments • Reconcile accounts payable transactions and supplier statements • Process expense payments

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Plywood Shift Supervisor Canoe Forest Products Ltd., located near Salmon Arm BC has an immediate fulltime opening within the Plywood Department for a Shift Supervisor. Reporting directly to the Plywood Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the supervision of all aspects of the plywood manufacturing business. The position offers a challenging opportunity to an experienced, self-motivated, technically sound individual who can work with minimal supervision. Other prerequisites include above average interpersonal and communication skills. A thorough understanding of Quality & Statistical Process Control systems would be desirable. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold post-secondary education in Woods Product Manufacturing or Business Administration. Three to five years of related supervisory experience would also be an asset. Canoe Forest Products Ltd. offers a competitive salary and benefits package based on experience and qualifications. If you possess the skills and qualifications for this position, please submit your resume with cover letter, in confidence, by Monday, April 7, 2014 to: Human Resources Department Canoe Forest Products Ltd. Box 70, Canoe BC V0E 1K0 E: F: 866‐514‐8773 Canoe Forest Products thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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$100 & Under MOVING sale, Blind Bay, various household items (250)675-4332 WE buy & sell cars, will pay up to $100. whether running or not (250)832-3075 Ext.109

$200 & Under Garage Sales

STEEL BUILDING Sale... Big year-end clear out continued! 20x20 $3,915. 25x28 $4,848. 30x32 $6,339. 32x34 $7,371. 40x50 $12,649. 47x68 $16,691. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422.

In-House Sale March 28, 29 & 30 Furniture, Small Appliances to Clothes & Much, Much More! Call (250)679-8030 for appointment to view

STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal Buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206

Mar 29 9-3 Antiques, Native art, tools, furn, DVD’s Hshld and misc. 3040 6th Ave SE S. Broadview School Garden garage sale, Sat. Apr. 12, 8 2. Tables $15. Reserve at 250-832-2167, pre-pay by Apr. 4. To donate good used items, contact Karen, or 250-8327264. All proceeds support garden project. Shuswap Lake Health Care Auxiliary 11th Annual Garage Bake & Book Sale Friday Mar. 28, 5pm-8pm Saturday Mar. 29 9am-4pm in The Mall at Piccadilly Proceeds go towards the purchase of equipment for our hospital. All proceeds stay in Salmon Arm. Gently used items gratefully accepted. Please no TV’s, computers or large gym equipment For info call Barb (250)832-3105

Misc. Wanted

ENTERTAINMENT centre, light wood colour $150. obo (250)832-9256

Heat, Air, Refrig. THINKING of a new gas furnace? Canadian made, highest quality and efficiency. Call Barry (250)833-2446

Landscaping LANDSCAPE, construction, paving stones, tie walls & lawn maintenance. 20+ yrs experience Call John (250)804-6190

Misc Services

Home & Yard •Renovation •Repair •Maintenance

•Fencing •Decks •Patios

250-253-4663 Now doing Gutter Cleaning Shuswap Window Cleaning 833-2533. Start at $95-$125

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

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

Pets & Livestock

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

Livestock 2 yr old Brown Lay Hens $3.00/ea 250-832-8918

FULLY equipped beautiful Red Scooter with rain hood, storage basket in front, large carry case at back, clips on side to carry a cane, safety reflector. Used only 1 month, Asking $3900. (250)804-2064

Heavy Duty Machinery

Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Estates, Gold & Silver Coins + 778-281-0030 COLLECTOR looking to buy a coin collection. Also looking for coins, bars, medals, ingots from Royal Canadian Mint, Franklin Mint, US Mint & others. Todd 250-864-3521 I make house calls! FIREARMS. ALL types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer. 1-866-9600045. PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670

Free Items Hot tub 8-10 person older but well maintained. Needs muscle to move. 250-832-8918

A STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’ 53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40’ Containers under $2500! Also JD 544 &644 wheel Loaders JD 892D LC excavator Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB WANTED:Construction Equipment, Excavators, Backhoes, Dozers, Motor graders, wheel loaders, Forestry Equipment. Any condition. We all so do scrap metal clean up and Estate clean up. References available. 250-260-0217.

SPOOKY needs a new home on farm or country setting. BEAUTIFUL long silver haired cat 4 yrs old. Makes loving companion. Great mouser 250-836-0291

Real Estate Business for Sale Asphalt Seal Coating c/w tank, pump, motor, 8HP blower & lawn edger, with all tools needed to get started on 7’ x 9’ u-built trailer. Selling due to health reasons. $5000. obo For more info please call (1-250)675-4332

Misc. for Sale KENMORE front load washer, white $200. & Inglis dryer, white, $200. (250)253-7185

Well established carpet cleaning company serving the Shuswap Area. $59,000 Call 250-804-6799

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

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


3+Bdrm 2 bath home on 1/2 acre. New kitchen Built in DW/Micorwave. Newly reno’d bathroom. Covered Carport 1000 sq. ft up and down. Gas furnace/HW tank. Finished Walk Out Bsmt. 1081 1st SE $269,000 250-803-8998

RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.


APPROX 112 private recreational acres with spring. This beautiful property is abundant with wildlife and backs onto crown land with trails to the top of Mt Bastion. 4 Bdrm 2 bath home with barns outbuildings and hay fields makes this property perfect for hobby farming. Close to town in the heart of the Shuswap $798,000 250-833-8693


1 Bedroom Apartment fridge, stove, coin laundry

& hot water included, No Pets


1-855-852-5660 Toll Free


3BDRM in Salmon Arm, avail. immed., NS, NP, $800/mo, (250)463-9777

Other Areas

BRIGHT 2 Bdrm top floor corner suite in town avail. May 1st. Balcony, AC heat & hot water incl., adults, NP $775/mo 250-833-4726.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

1974 Set up in park in Chase. 2 Bdrm. deck, shed, New roof 5 appl 250-679-6805

1BDRM adult oriented in quiet building on bus rte., walk to DT & hospital, coin laundry in bldg., unit has AC/F/S, heat/hot water incl., NS, NP, ref’s & DD req., $750/mo. (250)546-3066 (250)546-1970 1BDRM new 4-plex priv entr., adults, quiet pet OK, $750. 1070 1 St. SE 250-833-2129

Pet Services

Pet Services

PET GROOMING With Michelle

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

Avail immed over 1000 sq.ft. of prime retail space in DT SA $1300 + Util 250-833-6902 RETAIL space for lease in Blind Bay/Sorrento area. Excellent rates. Call Terry (250)804-6132

Modular Homes MARA: 2bdrm. mobile, addition, deck, creekside, new floors, electric & plumbing, f/s/w/d/ac, elec. heat, $700/mo. + DD, also 3bdrm mobile avail. April 1, $775/mo. + DD (250)838-7670


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



Independently owned and operated by the Raffan Family since 1963.


TACK: 10:00am • HORSES: 1:00pm

Inventory reduction from a large western store including jeans, boots and horse equipment FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL US AT

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

Garden & Lawn

Commercial/ Industrial

Rates Consistently better than banks

20 ACRES $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee Call 1-866-8825263 Ext. 81

Mobile Homes & Parks

Apt/Condo for Rent 1 Bdrm Apt. with private level entry. Park in front. Quiet pet Ok. Mature adults. Shower has seat, grab-bar. F/S $825 250-833-2129

2 bdrm level entry, walk to town, NS, NP $575/mo. + util (250)833-6400

Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Care-free living! 2 bedroom, 2 bath + den townhouse with a garage All one level Overlooks green space and has a lovely porch area Updated flooring, paint, fridge, stove and water heater see pictures at sign#64890 $199,900. Call (250)832-6765


Best rate 5yr-3.29%OAC

Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976.

Houses For Sale


Garden & Lawn


VISIT OUR WEBSITE Owners & Auctioneers: Don & Peter Raffan FOR PICS 903 Raffan Rd, Armstrong, B.C. •

Misc. for Sale


Misc. for Sale

ALES FARM S • Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch, Wood Chips (bulk/mini bags) PICK-UP • Well Rotted Manure OR • Soils DELIVERY • Extra Clean Wheat Straw

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

Farm Services

Farm Services


We Deliver

• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

250-838-0111 or 1-855-737-0110


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Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

3bdrm house in Enderby, N/S, $1100/mo. Available immediately. 1 (250)838-6630

BEAUTIFUL 3 bdrm newer townhouse. 2 bath, 5 pc ensuite, gas f/p, 2300 sq. ft. April 1st. $1300 + utilities. 250-8043876.

SORRENTO bright 2bdrm. 2 bath, 5appl., NP, NS, 1bay garage Ref. essential. $1100 Negotiable (1-250)808-9145

Malakwa-3bdrm home $700 +utils. 2bdrm $600.+utils, 250836-2928 or 250-309-0975




Suites, Lower

Suites, Lower

Auto Financing


1200 sq ft 2 bed walkout bsmt suite located by health unit in SA. On bus route. NS, NP, shared laundry, inc utilities $1000/month. Apr 1st, ref required. 250-832-1844 or email

1BDRM. level entry, incl. all util., 5appl., in town, $875/mo. NS, No pets, avail May 1st, (250)832-6720



TAPPEN: 2Bdrm up, 1 down, all appl., lots of parking RV seasonal hookups. Res. req. (250)463-2700

1BDRM HILLCREST: Level entry, util. Wifi and cable incl., laundry, NS, NP, avail. immed. $650/mo. (250)832-2052

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent


Lakeside Realty Ltd.

3 Bedrm., 2 Bath House F/S, 2 car attached garage, large rec room, NS, NP 2748 Tranquil Place, Blind Bay

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2 Bedrm. + Den, 1 Bath walkout Basement Suite F/S, W/D, NS, NP. Utilities included. $ 2517 Forest Drive, Blind Bay 750/mo. 2 Bedrm., 1 Bath in 4 Plex 4 appliances, NS, NP 7010 Black Road, Ranchero


2 Bedrm., 1 Bath 1/2 Duplex F/S, NS, NP 740 10th St SW, Salmon Arm


2BDRM. on 4acres, near priv. ent., W/D, garage, area, NP, $800/mo. incl. refs req’d, looking for term renter (250)804-2854

Mall, patio util., long

Bachelor suite $600. inc. util., garbage. NP, avail. Apr., Call Travis (1-250)650-6585 CHASE: 2bdrm newly reno’d N/S, N/P, 5appl., heat incl. $725/mo + DD & Refs, adult oriented, avail. April 1st (250)679-8578 (250)319-3706


2 Bedrm., 1 Bath House F/S, sunroom, Large carport. NS, NP #4 530 Alymer Rd., Chase


Merry Anderson 250-833-2799

Suites, Upper 2BDRM main floor of private house on 1Acre lot across from Hillcrest school playground, wood fireplace, newly reno’d, lge deck, laundry $900+util, avail April 1 (1604)836-7888

IDA VISTA is a family orientated housing cooperative located in Salmon Arm. We are now accepting applications for 3BDRM units now avail in Ida Vista housing Co-Op. Housing charges are $807/mo. with a one time share capital purchase of $1500. Small pet okay. For further info call 250-804-7323 9am to 3 pm.


Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Okanagan Soaring Association of Enderby, BC, has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Thompson Rivers, for a Nominal Rent Tenure for Hang Gliding/ Paragliding purposes situated on Provincial Crown Land located near Tappen, B.C. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is 3412873. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the the Senior Land Of¿cer, Thompson Rivers, MFLNRO, at 441 Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2T3. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to April 27, 2014. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website

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Trucks & Vans ARROW Mark III black canopy. Fits 2011 GMC 2500 Sierra. 8 ft. bed, new 18 mths ago. $1200. (250)803-8857


1968 Ford Ranger XLT F-100. Factory 3spd std. asking $9000 OBO 250-833-0196

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

It takes 11 muscles to read this ad.


The Estate of SIGRID MARTHA MARIA PFENNIG, deceased, formerly of Salmon Arm, in the Province of British Columbia.

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of SIGRID MARTHA MARIA PFENNIG are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors, STEVE HORTON AND KAREN HORTON, c/o 51 - 3rd Street N.E., P.O. Box 67, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E 4N2, on or before April 19, 2014, after which date the Executors will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Executors: Steve Horton and Karen Horton Solicitor: Kathryn M. Vennard BROOKE, JACKSON, DOWNS LLP 51 - 3rd Street N.E. P.O. Box 67 Salmon Arm, B.C V1E 4N2 jsp for more information. Please be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations¶ Of¿ce in Thompson Rivers.

Cars - Domestic 2003 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4X4 V6 exc running cond in great shape 288,000kms $6000 OBO call 250-675-4332

2013 12’ Jon Alumacraft boat, 30lb. thrust Minkota, marine battery, wheels, 1991 700lb. cap. Shorelander trailer. Only used twice because of health issues $2350. (250)838-9833

Antiques / Classics

Land Act:


Auto Loans. All Credit Approved. Bad Credit Guru. or call 1.844.843.4878


1 Bedrm., 1 Bath House 4 appliances, NS, NP #2 530 Alymer Rd., Chase


1BDRM lg. bright, new walkout, priv/ent, full kitchen, A/C 6appl., parking, NP, NS, $800. avail Apr. 15 (250)833-7985


The Estate of ALMA MARIA VALLPORI EILER, deceased, formerly of Salmon Arm, in the Province of British Columbia.

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of ALMA MARIA VALIPORI EILER are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, ARLENE SCHAFER, c/o 51 - 3rd Street N.E., P.O. Box 67, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E 4N2, on or before April 19, 2014, after which date the Executors will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Executor: Arlene Schafer Solicitor: Kathryn M. Vennard BROOKE, JACKSON, DOWNS LLP 51 - 3rd Street N.E. P.O. Box 67 Salmon Arm, B.C V1E 4N2

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Getting up and active with PAL Spring is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf and start getting active. Introducing regular physical activity into your life is an important first step towards better health, a happier mindset, and more. The whole family will benefit from increased activity and getting on the road to a healthier lifestyle. There are so many known benefits to physical activity and an active lifestyle. Among them are a reduced risk of heart disease, premature death and stroke. Being active has also been proven to help improve self-esteem and confidence, help you sleep better, increase your energy and reduce depression, among many other things. Furthermore, it helps maintain functional independence, mobility, and bone health. For many of us, it can be quite daunting to take that first step towards an active lifestyle. And it can be more challenging to start something new without any help. The good news is residents of BC have access to a free physical activity counselling service called the Physical Activity Line (PAL). Through a phone call or online, qualified exercise professionals are available to provide exercise and physical activity advice and help you develop a customized physical activity plan for every member of the family, from children to older adults. When it comes to physical activity, more is better. To achieve the health benefits, it is important to try and progress towards the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines, which recommend at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day for children and youth and 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity activity each week for adults. Adults and older adults should also add muscle- and bone-

strengthening activities that work the major muscle groups at least twice a week to help with balance and prevent falls for those with mobility impairments. Physical activity doesn’t have to mean playing a sport or going to the gym. Playing a family game of tag, going for a swim or taking a walk outside with the family pet or to the store to get groceries count towards the physical activity recommendations. Try out something new; you may find your new favourite activity! In any case, you’re bound to have some fun and feel like a happier and healthier you. The Physical Activity Line is available Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m in the Lower Mainland, toll-free at 1-877-725-1149. For more information, visit or email

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The BC Government is now off-loading our recycling decisions to Toronto.

Under its new regulations, the BC Government has set up an association led by big corporations to take over the local Blue Box recycling program throughout BC. If you look closely, you’ll see that of seven board members, six are executives of Toronto-based multi-national corporations, with the seventh weighing in from Montreal. How do you like that, British Columbia? This means, unlike the current program run locally by BC municipalities, this new program will be managed not by people whose first responsibility is our local environment, but rather, their Bay St. profits. That can’t be a good thing for BC. The most perplexing thing is that we currently have a Blue Box program that works, is efficient, and costs BC homeowners just

$35 a year on average. The new proposed system does not guarantee to keep our local environment as its first priority, nor does it guarantee that there won’t be job losses here in BC. It doesn’t guarantee service levels, or say anything about how big business will pass along the costs to you when you go to pick up a pizza or buy groceries. Yikes! Perhaps this is why several of BC’s municipalities refuse to sign onto the new program, calling it a “scam.” Given that, maybe it’s time you called Premier Clark to keep BC’s environmental decisions right here in BC where they belong.

What’s going on here?

Email Christy Clark at or call 250-387-1715. For more info, visit #RethinkItBC. This Message is brought to you by:

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March 26, 2014 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm Observer, March 26, 2014  

March 26, 2014 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer