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Province: MLA says his approved expenses for travel allow him to do his job and keep his family life intact. was going to be away from Georgina a lot more,” said Kyllo. “And that OBSeRVeR STAFF was definitely one of the main items Shuswap MlA Greg Kyllo says a that we talked about, as far as wantgovernment policy that accommo- ing to make sure we’re able to spend dates spousal visits in Victoria was more time together with the large an influential factor in his running amount of travel that’s involved.” for office. Kyllo notes the accompanying perThe B.c. legislature recently re- son travel expense, approved through leased a list detailing Accompanying legislation, has been around for a Person Travel expenses for the prov- while, and it’s only the recording of ince’s 85 MlAs. A total of $125,310 it that’s new. He said his expenses was spent last year between April 1, are due to distance between his ridwhen the province being and Victoria, and began keeping a record of cause of “the number of these expenses, and dec. committees I’m sitting 31. Kyllo racked up the on, which requires me to fourth highest amount, be away a lot more than and the highest among a lot of others.” Bc liberals, at $5,182. “I know I was talking All of the top-10 with a federal minister spenders – the highest not too long ago, and being Bc ndP member he indicated about 10 Greg Kyllo Michelle Mungall of the years ago the divorce ShuSwap nelson-creston riding rate among elected offiMLa at $7,806 – were from cials was something like outside the lower Mainthree times the national land. average,” said Kyllo. “The efforts of each MlA may designate up to government, I think both federal and 12 trips in a fiscal period (April to provincial, have gone a long way to March) for travel with an accompa- make sure families have the ability to nying person of the MlA’s choos- spend more time together.” ing. Typically, it’s a family member, Bc liberal MlA and speaker though it might also be a constitu- linda Reid is under fire for abusing ency or legislative assistant. a separate Speaker Approval Travel Kyllo said last year he used one category, which showed $55,922 of his allotted accompanying person in expenses. This included $5,500 trips to bring his constituency assis- for business-class airfare for Reid’s tant, Holly cowan, to Victoria for a spouse to accompany her to a conferconference, but “primarily I think ence in South Africa. families use them for spouses.” Kyllo Bc ndP MlA and deputy-speaksays this travel expense was a major er Raj chouhan is in the same boat, consideration behind his decision to having spent $2,200 for an economyrun for provincial politics. class ticket for his spouse to accom“Obviously, there’s a remuneration pany him to the same conference. package as far as salary, but a big part Both have since committed to repayof the discussion was the fact that I ing these expenses. By Lachlan Labere

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Parkour instructor Talon Keener performs a front somersault over Tiegan Foley while she is doing a handstand. For more on this unique activity in Salmon Arm, see the story on page A15.

This week Crews are assessing the site of a mudslide that took place Saturday in Eagle Bay. See A3. Kayla Feenstra turned this trailer into a 130-square-foot home. Find out how on page A9.

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Local literacy officials are grateful but they could be happier. Shuswap Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) co-ordinator Jennifer Findlay returned from spring break to discover the province has restored most of the funding for co-ordinators – for this year. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Education funded Decoda Literacy Solutions to the tune of $1 million, $1.5 million down from previous years. This did not sit well with literacy groups in the province, which rely on co-ordinators to keep the programs running. As well, at a March 5 meeting with Decoda, Education Minister Peter Fassbender suggested there would be

no funding for literacy co-ordinators in the 2014/15 budget. Findlay says the government is only giving Decoda $2 million, arguing that $500,000 in funding to the Raise-aReader program takes literacy funding to the $2.5 million mark. But Findlay isn’t arguing, because the shortfall to LASS is reduced to about $4,000 from the $17,000 she thought her organization would be shorted. Findlay says she is grateful to Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo, who called to give her the news. “There’s also been follow through on his end,” she says, noting Kyllo had promised to take up the literacy cause. “That ‘s what we want our elected representatives to do. He’s always been in our corner and we are greatly appreciative.”

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Findlay is also offering kudos to the Observer and Eagle Valley News for getting the word out about the cuts and their ramification on literacy projects. “Thanks so much for including the articles in your papers about our funding situation,” she

Jennifer Findlay Literacy co-ordinator wrote in an email Monday. “Decoda picked up the articles from both the Observer and the Eagle Valley News and shared them provincially with various levels of government and

Paper scoops national awards The Salmon Arm Observer continues to serve up award-winning coverage for its readers. The Observer was recognized in the annual Canadian Community Newspapers Association competition, winning first place for best arts coverage in Canada for newspapers with a circulation under 10,000. The entry included a selection of features by reporter Barb Brou-

wer, who co-ordinates the section, including a story about a rapper who battled addiction, Roots and Blues Festival coverage, as well as photography by James Murray and a column by editor Tracy Hughes. The newspaper was also recognized for winning third place for best sports coverage in Canada for newspapers with a circulation up to 4,000. With coverage over-

seen by reporter Martha Wickett, the entry displayed a wide-range of sports that included features and sports coverage by Wickett, as well as some of James Murray’s photos. This national awards program celebrates the best in community newspaper publishing across the country. Newspapers compete in similar circulation classes and are judged by a panel of industry experts.


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with all 102 affected communities. Good on you!” Pointing to the time and energy required to fight for provincial funding restoration as literacy groups did last year as well, Findlay is hoping the province will respect the Legislative Select Standing Committee on Finance’s recommendation to make the $2.5 million part of the annual budget. “It just makes sense to add it as a budget line so we can plan for longterm programming,” she says. And while he supports the idea and the “extremely important work Findlay and her team do,” Kyllo has a caveat. “I’d be in full support of that, but at the same time, we have to stay focused on growing the economy – only with that will be able to fund the programs,” he says. Alcoholics Anonymous


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Crews assess Eagle Bay slide area bring things back to a more 45-degree angle. Overall, it was a small event.” Ministry of Highways staff went to the site Monday to assess whether any further remedial work would be needed.


Workers from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are surveying a bank that gave way Saturday evening creating a minor mud slide that temporarily blocked Eagle Bay Road and cut power to some residents. Cliff Doherty, co-ordinator of the Shuswap Emergency Program, said the slide, which took place Saturday evening in the 5900 block of Eagle Bay Road, covered roughly 100 feet of the roadway with mud approximately one foot deep. A number of trees were taken out by the slide, which also brought down power to the immediate area, affecting approximately

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Slide: A mudslide blocked a stretch of the 5900 block of Eagle

Bay Road Saturday evening. Power was also cut to a number of houses after the slide pulled down trees and power lines. 200 homes. Highway maintenance crews were immediately dispatched and had the roadway cleared by midnight.

BC Hydro crews also “It is a common thing had power restored for this time of year,” later that same night. said Doherty. “AnyThere were no nearby where man has made structuresWCG-2April2014-PRESS.pdf and no peo- things more vertical, 1 18/03/2014 2:59:10 PM ple were involved. nature can work to

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Senior arrested for child porn A Notch Hill man is facing charges of possession of child pornography after being discovered with his laptop in the parking lot of the Sorrento fire hall. Charles Gleave, 77, will make a first appearance in Salmon Arm court on April 29. Shortly after midnight on Monday, March 31, police were advised of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the fire hall. Police arrived and noted a lone man seated in a pickup truck. When police activated the emergency lights, the pickup truck began to

drive away. A second police vehicle attended the area and was able to block the path of the pickup. The subsequent arrest of the driver discovered him to be impaired by alcohol. As such, his driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle impounded. On the passenger seat, police located a laptop computer. The computer page was opened to a website containing several images of child pornography. It was later discovered that the man was accessing the wireless internet connection of the fire hall without permission.








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A trip to a tropical paradise turned into a hellish journey for one Shuswap resident. Injured in a fall and prepped for surgery in a Costa Rican hospital, 76-year-old Alida Hilbrander was advised instead to be ready for pick-up by air ambulance. Her experience is not something her insurer, BCAA, is willing to talk about, citing privacy concerns. But an angry Hilbrander wants to share her story as a warning to others. Hilbrander was in San Jose, Costa Rica March 5 to attend an Institute of Global Education conference. The White Lake resident headed south, confident she had all her bases covered – complete with travel health insurance and flight cancellation. A brief vacation was also in the works, but her fall at the end of the first day of the conference resulted in a broken hip. Hilbrander was taken to what she describes as an excellent hospital in San Jose, where she received X-rays and plans for surgery. One hour prior to the procedure, Hilbrander’s surgeon told her the insurance carrier had put a halt to the procedure in order to fly her back to B.C. for treatment – in two hours, at 2 a.m. “The surgeon said it was totally unrealistic for me to be ready and we both decided if that

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Travel woes: Shuswap resident Alida Hilbrander recovers from a broken hip in Shuswap Lake General Hospital. was the plan, I would be ready by 3 p.m. the following day,” says Hilbrander, who notes the insurance rep was rudely adamant that she would be on the plane or she would have no coverage. “But, you have nothing on, you’re in the hospital and cannot move. I couldn’t get myself organized. I had the conniptions and I told them this is not right. I was angry, I was crying.” Jet Rescue, a critical care air ambulance, arrived on schedule and a 15-hour flight up and down, across North America began, without Hilbrander even being able to tell her travelling companions she was leaving. “It felt like I was in a straight jacket, strapped on a stretcher. I couldn’t move,” she says, noting there were two pilots, one doctor and an attendant, none of whom spoke English. “I think there were at least three or four stops in Mexico. They had to refuel because it was a small plane, but they had oth-

er business they took care of while they were doing this.” Nine hours after takeoff, the plane was still in Mexico. “When they actually reached San Diego, they flew north to Vancouver and that was only three hours,” Hilbrander says. “They had to go through customs and that took another couple of hours.” By the time the plane finally reached a waiting ambulance in Kamloops, Hilbrander says she lost it. “I had been just rigid for 15 hours, without food and only a little bit of water, and a huge diaper on,” she says. “I was screaming for the pain because my body relaxed when they took me off the stretcher.” Now on the mend, Hilbrander is angry that she was subjected to such seemingly careless treatment – treatment that offered an ultimatum rather than choice. Hubert Rau, BCAA vice-president of insurSee BCaa on page A5

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Shuswap First Nations flag may fly at city hall By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

A fourth flag pole may soon be standing in front of Salmon Arm’s city hall, flying the flag of the Secwepemc, or Shuswap First Nations. City council agreed to erect a flag pole, with a spot in front of the municipal building being the favoured location. Though council agreed to “collaborate” with local First Nations prior to planting the pole to make sure they’re amenable to the location. The notion for a motion to erect a flag pole for the Secwepemc flag resulted from a recent discussion between city councillors and the Adams Lake Indian Band.

“I think what was kind of the neat thing about this flag is that it represents all of the nations within the Shuswap region, which is a very large region,” said Coun. Debbie Cannon. “And I think, in the past, council has had a real policy about flags in general, but this is something totally different… So I think, if we put another flag pole up there with our other flags, and raise it during… Aboriginal Day, I think that would be an appropriate ceremony. “ Coun. Chad Eliason called flying the flag in front at city hall a first step towards recognizing the governance of neighbouring bands. National Aboriginal Day is June 21.

BCAA plans to visit patient Continued from A4 ance marketing, sees it differently. “We care deeply and we’re sorry when we hear about difficulties,” he said Monday, citing the need for complete customer confidentiality as his reason for refusing to comment on Hilbrander’s experience. He said BCAA wanted to get a firsthand account of Hilbrander’s experience and had called and left a message at her residence. “There is a plan,

she will be visited. We just wanted to make sure there was time elapsed,” Rau said, pointing out it is critical customers speak to an insurance agent when they buy insurance and be cognizant of what coverage they are seeking and what the policy entails.” Rau refused to comment generally on bringing customers back to Canada rather than getting them immediate treatment in another country. Hilbrander’s doctor, Warren Bell, says the

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PuBLic notice – BeeR gaRden PeRmits 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

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Lachlan Labere

Costs rise, incomes don’t My tax guy and I shared a quick laugh last week. While comparing my annual pay over recent years, he commented, with an ironic smile, how it has not kept up with the rate of inflation. I said that seems to be the case for a lot of British Columbians – earnings have generally flatlined – except for those in government. Hardly a zinger, but tax preparation is fairly dry material. There’s been quite a bit of buzz as of late regarding government-type folks giving themselves pay hikes, or using/abusing their seemingly unfettered access to the public piggy bank,while it’s “austerity budgets” for everyone else. Our federal representatives in the House recently voted themselves their second pay raise in as many years. For 2014-15, MP’s will receive a base salary of $163,700 (excluding expenses, perks, etc.). The prime minister’s pay is going up to $320,400 (MP wage included), plus a house, cottage, car, etc. Senators are also getting a salary increase, up to $138,200. This has to do with their pay being tied to that of MPs. Funny how one day people are calling for the senate to be abolished, and the next we’re giving senators a raise. For more irony, the federal Parliamentary budget officer just released Labour Market Assessment 2014, a report that reflects my tax guy’s findings – wages and compensation have been stagnant across Canada since 2008, despite an increase in labour productivity (ie: we’re working more for less). But all is not lost. The report also indicates the nation’s top earners continue to be just that, widening the disparity between the “one percent” and, well, everybody else. (The same report also states the much ballyhooed “labour skills shortage” has been largely over-hyped. Yet the Temporary Foreign Workers program continues.) Meanwhile, here in the West, the word “entitlement” is being bandied about quite a bit lately, particularly in relation to recently resigned Alberta premier Allison Redford, who racked up quite a travel bill on the public dime, and was in the process of having a luxury penthouse built for her and her son in a building owned by the province. In B.C., MLAs too have been receiving criticism for using the public purse to bring their respective others on trips. Or, in the case of the BC NDP’s Jenny Kwan, using public funds intended for a government-contracted charitable organization. Apart from being publicly shamed into paying back excessive travel expenses, don’t expect any disciplinary action for Kwan or Liberal House Speaker Linda Reid. In the newsroom, you’ll often hear the exclamation/lament, “I’m in the wrong job!” Easy to say, I know, when you haven’t walked a mile in another person’s shoes. I hope to have my taxes done shortly, a portion of which I’m sure will be covering those salaries in the House, a different world where healthy pay raises, perks and pensions are still reality.

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City should bank on retirement industry MoneySense Magazine has only confirmed what many seniors already knew — Salmon Arm is a great place to spend your golden years. The Shuswap has an wonderful climate, good access to doctors, an excellent hospital for a community of its size and a relatively low crime rate. What the survey doesn’t show is that there are also plenty of ways for seniors to enjoy their retirement. There’s top-notch golf courses, tennis, walking trails and bird-watching. The seniors centres in town also offer a wide range of activities designed to keep seniors healthy and entertained, as well as make precious social connections. While Salmon Arm is justifiably pursuing opportunities to enhance the offerings at Okanagan College and attract students into the com-

munity for the economic benefits that brings, the city should not forget that attracting retirees comes with its own economic payoffs. The city has many things to offer seniors, but other areas of improvement would be in trying to work with developers on creating additional housing options, especially in the rental housing market. Ensuring quality transit would be another key piece to drawing in seniors. Salmon Arm’s demographics show an aging population, so why not cater to that market and actively market our city to other retirees from Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Lower Mainland? It would be wise to direct our economic development dollars to enhance an area where the city already has developed an enviable reputation.

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The Observer asked: Should politicians’ spouses be able to travel with them on the taxpayer’s dime?

Caroline Tait “Yes, because politicians devote a lot of time away from their families as it is.”

Chris Stevens “No. A plumber doesn’t take his wife to the job.”

Derek Leel “Absolutely, politicians and their spouses are part of a family unit and that is what family values are all about.”

Ken Smith “Definitely not. It’s enough that we fund our politicians’ trips. Their spouses should pay themselves.”

Sharon Fitzsimonds “No, because enough of our tax dollars go into travel expenses for politicians.”

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VICTORIA – Kootenay Bill Bennett has done what I reported last November he was doing: seizing the horns of the sacred cow that is the Agricultural Land Reserve. Henceforth there shall be two land reserves. The Island, South Coast and Okanagan, which produce 85 per cent of B.C.’s total farm revenue on 10 per cent of protected land, retains its strict anti-development rules. In the much larger area Bennett likes to call “beyond Hope,” nonfarm uses will be considered to help maintain the many economically marginal farmers. This is the Interior, Kootenay and North, where development pressure is mostly an urban myth. In remote areas, ALR dictates with no relation to reality are routinely ignored. Political critics were quick to call this a B.C. Liberal hidden agenda to pave the ALR for their developer pals. Certainly neither party’s 2013 platform talked about the ALR, although B.C. Liberal leadership candidates Kevin Falcon and Mike de Jong promised relief from its more senseless bureaucracy to Peace country farmers in 2011. When the zone plan was revealed last week, media went to ALR pioneer Harold Steves, the hero of all Lower Mainlanders who try to tell northern farmers what to do. “My real fear is that they want to open the door for fracking and natural gas and oil,” Steves said. I’ve got bad news for the socialist sage of south Richmond. Oil and gas companies have operated on farmland since before the ALR was created in 1974. Conspiracy buffs should read the delegation agreement that took effect just weeks after last May’s election, giving the Oil and Gas

Commission authority to administer wells, pipelines and waste pits on farmland. If the ALR interferes with the prescribed handling of drilling waste, it interferes with safety measures. University of the Fraser Valley “food security” professor Lenore Newman went on CKNW to refute what she called “uninformed arguments,” and then offered one of her own. This two-zone change is connected to the exclusion of large tracts of Peace land for the Site C dam, she said. Actually, the government exempted that project last December using the long-standing “provincial interest” provision, so this phase of the alleged capitalist plot against farmland has no effect on Site C. Steves is also concerned about second homes being built beyond Hope, and later sold rather than being destroyed as is the current disastrous rule. He warns that farmers might end up with “non-farm neighbours,” or as we like to call them up north, “neighbours.” Again, this is an urban problem projected onto rural B.C., where costly restrictions mainly serve to accelerate the depopulation of rural and remote areas. The most damning charge is that the six regional ALR panels now in place are open to corruption under new rules. Panel members have always been cabinet appointments, but currently they have to be from outside the region so they are less likely to hand out exemptions to their friends. That is certainly something to keep an eye on. So is the status of B.C. farms, where the average farmer age is 56 and rising, and half of farms have income less than $10,000 a year. -Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.

Your column of March 19 gave us opportunity to think about sharing. That is always a good topic. Sharing comes in many forms; its highest level is perhaps unconditional love, helping neighbours, all the way down to sharing money. Many of your readers responded thoughtfully, whatever their opinion. Their comments were encouraging to read. I ask you and your readers to remember them. There were a few comments with quite the opposite of unconditional love and other altruistic feelings. These comments were not simply disagreeing

with your writing. They were personal attacks. This type of angry response is unnecessary. There is no need for you or your readers to remember this type of comment. Remember instead those who took the ‘high road,’ whether they agreed or disagreed with your sharing theme. Your column of March 26 quoting Fulghum’s book was a beautiful response; share everything and say sorry when you have offended someone. You are a good editor. Kenneth Stengler

Community goes beyond borders As so many have said so well, the March 19 column revealed Tracy Hughes’ courage and her commitment to a true sense of community, not just to the narrow boundaries that define “our” community. In the March 26 edition, Ms. Hughes graciously apologizes to anyone in a position of authority re the Kraft Hockeyville winnings who might have been thrown into a bad light (had we won). Just as

a couple of evidently small-minded respondents revealed their equally impoverished characters via their derogatory comments in the Observer’s Viewpoint, Tracy Hughes has once again shown heart and has demonstrated that real “winners” don’t stoop to personal attacks, and don’t translate everything into dollars and a lack of sensitivity. Shelley Corbin

Kindness doesn’t warrant apology Once again I have fallen victim to Tracy Hughes’ rationalization and unselfish logic but only until you reached the point of apology. For the first time in my adult life, I feel a retraction of justification is warranted. The simple fact of your kindness explains the reasons. Most of everything you have ever written about that has come before my eyes, involves kindness in some form or another. Being this time, it was about sharing something we had not yet received, it was about the true value of a community-minded person. It was about teaching the young and the old that it is never too late to share kindness, it was about being content with what we have and being

content to share what we may not have needed. Whether recognized by some or not, Tracy, in the eyes of many, you have spoken far and wide with words of kindness from Salmon Arm that have touched those who were in need; for that, you should be applauded. You are Salmon Arm’s equal to the coach at the Olympics who replaced the broken ski to the opposition contender, because human kindness holds no barrier. Thank you. Tracy, for your courage to speak up when speaking up is needed. Bryon Every

Harper deserves a historical moniker Throughout history, people who have made their mark on history have been given titles, eventually epitaphs. Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, Wil-

liam the Conqueror. Mr. Harper has declared his desire to go down in history. Perhaps we should honour that request with a title. I suggest that, henceforth,

Mr. Harper shall be known as “Harper the Terrible.” Leo Young, Vernon

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British Columbia’s blue box battle MMBC: Business owner lays out his issues with province’s recycling plan, calls it a ‘cash and power grab.’ GUEST SHOT K E LV I N M C C U L L O C H A few months back, I received a notification which advised me that I had to declare whether Buckerfields was a ‘producer’ of printed paper or packaging material. If so, we would have to implement an ‘approved stewardship plan’ to deal with the material. Otherwise we would have to join another ‘stewardship plan’ and pay fees to that plan holder. I thought it was a scam. But I looked into it further and determined that there was indeed regulatory provisions in effect which stated this very thing and, according to the regulations, Buckerfields is now a ‘producer’ of printed paper and packaging material, with the best example being our Buckerfields feed bags. I then discussed the alternatives with a Ministry of Environment official and came to realize that we had no choice but to join the only approved stewardship plan in the province, MMBC. We signed the MMBC contract. But we also read it. And it stated that MMBC had to file audited financial statements on its web site. I recently went to the website and there are no audited financial statements. Now, several months later, I have discovered the following: • MMBC is a corporation under the Societies Act comprised of three directors, two of whom live in Ontario. None of the directors have public sector credentials. All of the directors represent large

corporate interests. • MMBC is not accountable to any government agency, appointed official, elected official or any other government body other than the registrar of companies under the Societies Act. • MMBC is not governed by the province’s Financial Administration Act which sets out the rules for the administration of all public monies. • None of the monies collected by MMBC, including the fees Buckerfields is supposed to pay, go to the public accounts of the Ppovince or any other government organization. • MMBC is not subject to oversight by the auditor general of B.C. • Under MMBC’s ‘stewardship plan’ as approved by the provincial government, MMBC has the authority to charge companies like Buckerfields unlimited fees based on whatever MMBC spends, regardless of what the actual costs are to recycle our feed bags and regardless of the fact that we already pay municipal taxes in all eight of our locations. • MMBC has the authority to come into any municipality in the province and offer financial incentives to the locally elected government to do what MMBC wants in the area of waste collection and recycling; if the locally elected government refuses, MMBC has the authority to do what it wants anyway. • The municipal governments of the prov-

ince do not know the background of MMBC and don’t yet realize the fees that MMBC is charging to Buckerfields and all the other companies amounts to double taxation • The municipal governments are going to have to give up that tax base they have for waste collection and recycling because the shift to ‘producers’ paying directly for waste collection and recycling eliminates the need and justification for ‘consumers’ i.e. property taxpayers to pay for these services through the municipalities. • The Provincial government did not consult with the municipal governments or the public but companies like Buckerfields are pointing it out because until it is resolved, we are being taxed twice for the same service and

MMBC are so onerous they will cause newspaper closures and job losses of 300-500 in the newspaper industry in British Columbia, even though recycled newsprint is actually very valuable. In finding all this out, I lament the fact that none of this was introduced into the legislature for proper debate because it means that instead of spending my days managing the sale of chicks and garden supplies at Buckerfields, I have to spend my time trying to revive democratic processes in British Columbia, retroactively. I find it appalling. My position as of the time of this writing is this, we ain’t paying a dime to MMBC and neither should anyone else, not until: • The provincial government reconciles

In reality, there is no basis for setting up a recycling dictatorship and charging punitive fees to companies like Buckerfields at all.

residential taxpayers (including me) are being taxed for something that someone else is actually paying for. • Taxpayers and municipal governments were not consulted as to whether they really want to shift the financing and control of municipal waste and recycling services out of the municipal jurisdiction, into the hands of a corporation under the Societies Act that is accountable to no one and is outside the jurisdiction of the provincial auditor general • Taxpayers and voters are unaware that the fees being charged by

what it is doing with the municipal governments and municipal taxpayers so that taxpayers don’t have to pay twice. • The provincial government takes back the legislation which calls us ‘producers’ and ‘blames us’ for the choices made by manufacturers and indeed consumers that are completely outside of our control. • Any monies charged under the auspices of the Recyling Regulation are included in the public accounts of the province and subject to the provisions of the Financial Administration Act and the Auditor

General Act. • Whatever is going to be done is introduced into the Legislative Assembly in the form of a bill so that the proper public debate can occur. • Insofar as MMBC has not filed its audited financial statements since inception, and the period of time not reported spans more than two years, and insofar as MMBC is actually a taxing and funding agency, there be an independent public enquiry into the financial operations, sources and uses of funds, contractual procedures and expenditures of MMBC. No, Buckerfields is not paying a dime until this cash and power grab is unravelled and revealed for what it is. One final word, 96 per cent of all printed paper and packaging material is already being picked up or deposited into municipally financed facilities. Despite what MMBC is saying, at least 53 per cent of that is already being recycled and it is very likely that number was seriously understated to give the government a reason for its MMBC cash and power grab. In reality, there is no basis for setting up a recycling dictatorship and charging punitive fees to companies like Buckerfields at all. Recycling is a booming business with rapidly increasing prices of marketable commodities. Could that be why the board of MMBC is all big business and outside the jurisdiction of the auditor general? We don’t have to change a thing to see recycling take off in B.C., in the hands of our elected municipal officials. We need to send the MMBC regime to the recycle bin.

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Five directors were reelected to the board at the annual meeting of the S.A.F.E. Ltd. They were D. McMullen, P.A.A. Gorse, Fred Ibbotson, John Johnson and Jack McLeod.


It was reported to the federal members at Ottawa that the average cost of feeding the men in relief camps was 29.2 cents per day and for clothing 18.7 cents per day. Members of the Farmer’s Exchange were in Kelowna studying cold storage systems. Lawn bowlers were pleased with the wonderful colour of their green this week. Just a small portion of ice remained, and that was expected to be gone within a week.


The Gospel Tabernacle opened its new location on Front Street. Most Rev. W.R. Adams, Archbishop of Kootenay, officiated at the confirmation service at St. John’s. The Vicar, Rev. A.G. Craig, presented 15 candidates. Sgt. Chasey Brown, Pte. E.J. Goddard, Pte. Alex McLean, Sgt. Arnold Daniels and Jim Matsen were home on leave.


An increase in the sales tax from three to five per cent, to replace British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service premiums, was the highlight of the 1954 provincial budget. The Canadian Pacific Railway was to end more than half a century of navigation on the Arrow Lakes when the 56-year-old Minto would be withdrawn from service. The first RCAF ground observer’s station in the Salmon Arm area was established in the home of Leighton Hart, Broadview. A big Manitoba Maple Tree, planted five years before the city was incorporated, was cut down to make way for an extension of Collier’s Super Valu.


Home sweet home By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

In creating a home for herself, Kayla Feenstra has unintentionally become part of a movement towards small living spaces. Since December, the Salmon Arm native has been constructing her residence in Abbotsford. Calling it her ‘Jack in the Box,’ this labour of love – documented on Feenstra’s Facebook page as well as her business’ website, – has recently appeared in local newspaper and TV stories, was featured on the Huffington Post, and is rapidly being picked up by other websites world-over. This attention is largely to do with the size of the house, a 130-square-foot structure, built on a trailer bed, which puts it firmly in the category of “tiny home.” “That’s what people are calling it. I don’t like being pinned to any movement, but it appears I am part of it…,” laughs Feenstra. Budgeted at $15,000, her house is 16-feet long and eightfeet wide inside with an 11-foot ceiling. It includes a 70-squarefoot bedroom loft, a toilet and shower, a small wood stove, fridge and oven, bookshelves – all the essential comforts of home. Feenstra’s favourite part so far: “My bay windows. I haven’t

seen a single (tiny) house that has those, and I’m so proud of coming up with that,” said Feenstra. “It adds so much light, and adds space for two to three more people to sit inside the little seating area. And it doesn’t look like a box.” Feenstra’s inspiration to build her own home was a mix of upbringing, circumstance and lifestyle choice. From 2004 to 2007, Feenstra was in Haiti doing ESL work. The following year, she was in the Dominican Republic, where she became sick. She moved to Abbotsford in 2008 to be near needed medical services. While living there, she said she grew tired of renting, but didn’t want to buy a traditional home. “I started thinking about what kind of space I would actually need, and what I really wanted to do with my life,” said Feenstra. “I knew that I wanted to travel and I knew I didn’t want to be in debt for the rest of my life.” So Feenstra started designing her little home – a concept that’s been with her since childhood. “I remember being eight or nine or something and drawing up this little house that I thought would be really cool to live in.” The home, though on wheels, is nothing like an RV or mobile. It’s framed and insulated like a normal home, with energy-


Tiny and portable: Kayla Feenstra stands on the platform that would become her 130 square-foot home that includes a loft, bathroom and kitchen. efficient windows. It is also designed to be self-sustaining. Solar panels provide electricity. Water is captured from the roof, stored in a tank and filtered for use. Greywater is captured and the toilet is of the composting variety. The waste is used for fertilizer. Feenstra says the home is a refection of her organically-minded business, Dragonlily Gardens, through which she has set up five community gardens and maintains 30 others. She also established the Fraser Valley’s Farm to Food Bank program. “For me, to live this way just made a lot of sense. I didn’t want to be one of those people who said one thing and then turned around and drove a big Hemi or whatever,” said Feenstra. “And the more people got interested, the more I thought, ‘wow, I have to be really conscious about what I do with this thing because there’s a lot of people paying attention,’ and this is going to be kind of a demo project or a prototype for a lot of people.”

As for property, Feenstra says she has received numerous offers from property owners in the Fraser Valley with agricultural land on which she can live and grow food. Since being featured on Huffpost, etc., business opportunities have also been coming in from people wanting custombuilt tiny homes of their own. “It has to be very thoroughly thought out, because you can’t waste two square feet – you don’t have that privilege…,” said Feenstra. “I have a bunch of potential investors that want to take a look at it. We’ll have those conversations and if those conversations go positively, I’ll look at putting a team together.” Feenstra’s mom and dad, Murray and Wilma Feenstra, live in Salmon Arm. Murray has done some of the work on Kayla’s home, including the custom-built cabinets. He says small-space living runs in the family, noting his first self-built home was a 12-ft by 16-ft Aframe with no water or electricity near Smithers.


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Best place to retire


Salmon Arm: Climate, health care, low crime make city attractive to seniors. OBSERVER STAFF

Salmon Arm’s the only place in BC good enough to make MoneySense Magazine’s top-10 Canadian Cities to Retire this year. Coming in at number seven, Salmon Arm scored high in the climate, access to health care and low crime rate categories, all attributes that resonate with seniors. The survey noted Salmon Arm had 214 days with a temperature above zero degrees, 3.5 doctors per 1,000 population and average property taxes of $1,396. Salmon Arm’s temperature rating also earned it the number eight ranking in Canada for the best climate in the country. The weather was a prime factor for both Wayne Nabe and Lois Crawford, two seniors who retired in Salmon Arm. Nabe, who was originally from Saskatchewan, says Salmon Arm’s weather can’t be beat, sunny summers and not too cold in the winter. Crawford, however, is grateful to escape the rain from her previous residence on the Coast. Nabe says he is impressed with the range of services for seniors, both in terms of health care, where he gets to

see his doctor promptly, and for recreation opportunities. “I go to the Seniors Activity Centre, here on Fifth Avenue, and play crib and pool and darts, there’s lots of things for retired people to do.” While recreation and social options were not part of magazine survey, Crawford says this is an important part of what makes Salmon Arm attractive to seniors. “The people are sweet, caring and there’s lots to do for seniors, there’s things for people with all different interests.” Crawford notes that it is easy to get around town and lauds the arrival of new stores like Walmart, which help seniors on a fixed income meet their budget. “It’s much better now, with more things affordable close to home.”

Top 10

1. Kingston, Ont. 2. Ottawa, Ont. 3. Burlington, Ont. 4. Rimouski, Que. 5. Moncton, NB 6. Toronto, Ont. 7. Salmon Arm 8. Oakville, Ont. 9. Calgary, Alta 10. Stratford, Ont.

Ontario cities featured prominently in the list with Kingston coming in at number one, followed by Ottawa and Burlington. Oakville placed eighth and Stratford at tenth. Salmon Arm’s closest competitor geographically speaking was Calgary, which ranked ninth. This ranking was a subset of the MoneySense Magazine’s Best Places to Live ranking, in which Salmon Arm placed 64th overall out of 201 cities surveyed.



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The Board of Directors of the Shuswap Recreation Society hereby gives notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at 7:30 AM on the 22nd day of April, 2014 in the Multipurpose Room at the Shaw Centre at 2600 - 10th Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, British Columbia for the following purpose: 1. To review and adopt the minutes of the May 28, 2013 Annual General Meeting. 2. To receive the report of the Directors to the Members. 3. To receive and approve the financial statements of the Society for the period ending December 31, 2013. 4. To appoint an auditor for the Society for the ensuing year. 5. To elect directors of the Society to hold office until the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Society. 6. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

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Facing one of the tough realities of weight loss HEALTHY BITES

Serena Caner Diets have been around for decades, and despite the absence of any evidence that they produce significant long-term weight loss, we continue to engage with them. Why? Because as a culture, we believe that a perfect body weight is achievable if we do the right thing. However, as anyone who has ever dieted knows, this is not true. Even if all advice is followed, the inevitable happens. You stop losing weight. At this point, you haven’t failed, but two questions need to be asked: Could I eat any fewer calories and still enjoy my life? Could I exercise any more and still enjoy my life? If the answer to either question is “Yes,” a plateau has been reached. A plateau happens when your body adjusts to its new food and exercise program. Having lost muscle mass as well as fat, your body slows down its metabolism, or energy-burning system, to protect itself. This means you burn fewer calories than you did at your heavier weight, even doing the same activities. At this point, to lose more weight, you need to further increase activity or decrease your food intake. For example, if you started walking 30 minutes daily, you may want to increase it to 40. If the answer to both questions is “No,” and body weight has not changed in six to eight weeks, then a weightloss “floor” has been reached. This means it will be very hard to lose any more weight. At this point, you may want to consider yourself to be at your best weight, which may not be your ideal

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est weight you can realistically enjoy. Many people fail to accept their biological limitations, and at this point get frustrated and “fall off the wagon.”

Diets have been replaced by lifestyle changes, because unless you can “live like this forever,” you are likely to regain the weight. Eating less and

exercising more are useful tools in weight loss but need to be incorporated in a way where you still enjoy your life. Most importantly, when making

weight-loss goals, you need to be realistic and respect your body’s limitations. - Serena Caner is a registered dietician

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Update it with a new one! Our new stock has arrived!

Rona gets new owners After a brief weekend store closure, Rona is back this week with doors open and new owners. Glacier Building Supplies of Revelstoke has acquired the assets of the Salmon Arm Rona store located at 2430-10th Ave. SW. “We have extensive plans to upgrade the premises and business operations. Customers will recognize many familiar, returning, local faces among the staff,” says Lawrie Shears, Glacier’s director of operations.

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Job fair set for April 10 WorkBC invites you to be part of its job fair on Thursday, April 10 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Activity Centre at 451 Shuswap St. Connect with local employers, explore job opportunities, and learn about the services available at WorkBC. For more information, call 250-804-4770.

Calling young entrepreneurs Community Futures Shuswap has announced the region’s first Biz Kids program will be offered in Salmon Arm and Sicamous. The entrepreneurial camp will support up to 20 youths aged 10 to 16 years to develop and launch a small business in the Shuswap region. Youths will participate in four business development sessions and will benefit from the business expertise of mentors from local businesses as they work to define and operate their small business venture. In addition to the business support being offered, youths will have access to $50 of non-repayable seed money to help them successfully get their businesses off the ground. Applications are due by April 18 and are available online at or at the Community Futures offices at 101-160 Harbourfront Dr. Additional information is available at 250-803-0156 ext 107.

Join the market Shuswap Farm & Craft Market has a fresh new board and is wanting to grow larger. It is accepting applications for new vendors so if you make, bake or grow it, you can sell it at market. Starting date is April 25. Applications are available on at


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Energy: Staying fit with a creative combo of movement. Keener, 19, is the Parkour instructor at Momentum Gymnastics. Parkour isn’t a sport as much as it is a combination of athletic movements that include climbing, jumping, running, balancing and gymnastic moves. “There’s not an actual technique,” Keener explains. “It’s throwing your body any way you can. It’s a huge workout. Parkour is about moving efficiently and quickly, using inversions (flips), and creative stuff. You can add in



he children are clearly distracted. They are warming up for their class but Talon Keener is doing some impressive moves and their eyes are riveted on him. He moves effortlessly from doing front flips over Tiegan Foley, who is doing a handstand, to side flips, to a wall spin (a cartwheel with his hands on the wall instead of the floor).

breakdancing or martial arts.” Parkour is a new class at Momentum Gymnastics. In the first week only a few signed up but that soon changed. “After the first week – all the classes are full. I have waiting lists. It was all word of mouth,” says Shawnee Venables, owner and head coach of Momentum Gymnastics. Venables decided to offer Parkour because she saw a lot of interest See Training on page A16

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Joining the Ducks Former Salmon Arm SilverBack Josh Manson, now with the NCAA’s Northeastern University Huskies, has been signed with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. Manson has also been named the NCAA’s (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Hockey East Best Defensive Defenceman. In other SilverBacks news, former players Mike Puddifant and Sam Mitchell, now teammates on the SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) Trojans men’s hockey team, competed for the ACAC (Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference) championship, defeating the NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) Ooks in two games in a best out-of-three series for the championship.

The gold medal match was everything it was hyped up to be: packed stands, rambunctious crowd, fast play, physical checks, frequent penalties, spectacular saves, few goals. The Vernon U16A Rocstar Adrenaline Rush scored one more goal than Manitoba to post a 3-2 win in the final of the Western Canadian Ringette Championships in Winnipeg. Salmon Arm player Taigan Radomske was a member of the victorious Vernon squad, and scored one of the three goals in the final. The Rush went 2-2 in the round-robin, which included an 8-6 loss to Manitoba in the final game of the preliminary round. “It’s not luck that got us to the Westerns, and it’s not luck that won us the championship. It was six months of hard work, commitment and passion from every single player that got us here,” said coach Paige Powls.

Go for a run Starting this Sunday, April 6, Shuswap Runners, a casual running group, will be gathering at 8:30 a.m. at Starbucks for a run in the fresh spring air. Come out and find someone new to run with.

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Basketball’s best More than 70 high school hoopsters played in four all-star basketball games at the Okanagan campus of UBC on Saturday, March 29, highlighting the best talent in the region. Haylie Gibb and Zayhna Lewis from Salmon Arm Secondary played for the Senior Girls team.

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Shea Smith of the Shuswap Selects U18 team takes control of the ball versus Kelowna while Noah Eaton looks on. The Selects are off to a great start, winning their division at the Penticton Pinnacles Spring Cup over the weekend, their first games played outdoors this season. Also representing the Shuswap Youth Soccer Association in Penticton were the Shuswap U12 girls, who had a good tournament, taking second place in their division.

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On centre ice The Dr. Chris Main Novice Silver Speedsters were to share ice with the big boys last night. Coach Gregg Patterson explains the team won a contest that earned them the right to play for three minutes in intermission during the Vancouver Canucks vs. New York Rangers game. Before they skate at Rogers Arena, teams get to meet the mascots – but probably not the players.

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In the Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championship in Yellowknife last week, the B.C. team wasn’t quite able to rise to the top. Although the Manitoba women’s team claimed the championship, the B.C. team, which included Sandra Jenkins, Kate Horne and coach Darryl Horne from Salmon Arm, as well as Debbie Pulak and skip Penny Shantz from the Parksville Curling Club, was definitely a contender in its firstever senior competition. The final pitted Manitoba against Saskatchewan. In both the top two teams’ match-ups with B.C., the competition was close, with B.C. leading for most of the games. The final score in both was 7-6 for both Saskatchewan and Manitoba. B.C. finished the event with a 5-6 win-loss record.

‘Training, having fun, letting energy out’ Continued from A15 among the youth. “All the kids are doing ‘street tricks.’ We thought we’d give them a place to learn it safely on a mat. It’s a little twist from gymnastics; it’s another kind of sport. It’s fun and it coincides nicely with the trampolining and power tumbling.” Keener says Parkour

is all based on progressions. “You ‘level up’ to a certain trick. You start with forward rolls, then dive rolls then front flips, or Websters. It’s all just training, having fun, and letting all the energy out. The little ones do jump around – they might as well have some technique for it.” Keener, who lives in Kelowna, has a varied athletic background

that helped him with his Parkour including Japanese Jiujitsu (he’s a red belt) and kickboxing. His Parkour training was totally self-taught. “I trained at the Okanagan Gymnastics Centre. I just went for drop-in. I trained myself.” But Parkour is really about an urban setting, and Keener left the soft mat for the concrete.

“I was sponsored for skateboarding so I was comfortable doing this around concrete. People started saying, ‘You should teach this stuff.’” Besides his work in Salmon Arm, Keener coaches at Kelowna Gymastix and works with youth who are in drug rehabilitation. He lists a few of the practical benefits of Parkour training: con-

ditioning, hand-eye coordination, body awareness (he explains if you slip on the ice your training kicks in and you roll out of it with no injury), and it helps with self-confidence. There is, after all, the total ‘awe’ factor. “When you go to the movie theatre and you’re waiting outside and popping backflips – people stand in awe.”

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Speeding around Newfoundland Several Larch Hills Racers made an excellent effort at the Haywood Ski Nationals at Blow Me Down Trails in Corner Brook, Nfld. from March 15 to 22. They included Rachel May, Gina Cinelli, John Connor, Kellen Viznaugh, Alexander Corbett, and Jonathan Bakker. The first day of racing was the classic team sprint. Teams are made up of two people, with each skiing three times around the 1,000-metre course. Only the top 30 advance so the competition is intense to get to the heats. Day two was the interval start classic, where changing weather made waxing a challenge. After a day of rest A17


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Sunny ski: Salmon Arm’s John Connor zips along in his B final sprint race at the Blow Me Down Trails in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. and training, the third race day was an interval start skate race. Connor placed 15th, Corbett 24th, Bakker was 41st and Viznaugh,

59th. For the girls, May placed 11th and Cinelli 46th. The next day’s racing consisted of short sprints, followed by

two rest days. In the final event, the longdistance mass start classic, Corbett finished 37th, Viznaugh finished 43rd, Bakker

was 46th and Connor finished 48th. For the girls, May finished 11th and Cinelli, 41st.

Rugby teams play and learn in Victoria This past weekend seven coaches – Greg Seed, Lyle Chapman, David Micklefield, Carmen Faulkner, Donelle Gillis, Jan Crerar and Geoff Power – took 39 rugby players to Victoria. The Salmon Arm Secondary Junior Boys played seven-aside versus Claremont school in Victoria and had a rude awakening to a team that has been practising together for over a month. Adam Fiebelkorn and Josh Cline were standouts for the team on this day.

The Jewels’ sevena-side team sparked a great game and defeated the Claremont Spartans 27-12 with solid efforts by Kaisha Fagrie and Ebony Derksen. SAS senior boys joined forces with Claremont players to make 15-a-side to play a game versus an Ottawa high school team. Final score was 17-5 for Ottawa, but SAS was on the doorstep a lot more than the score shows. Great efforts by Nick Chesney and Brandt Adams.

Then onto Shawnigan Lake which has the Team Canada facility where the Canadian U18 coach put the SAS boys through their paces. The grand finale was in the Cowichan high school field ‘mud bowl.’ The Jewels were in tough versus an AAA championship team that had talent and size in their favour. The opposition dominated the scoreboard but were slowed down by efforts of Krystine Hamre, Amy Sandy and Juli MacLean.

The junior boys used their newly acquired Team Canada skills and lost a very close game of 12-10. Drew Bannister, Alec Crawford and Tyson Qiodravu had excellent games. The senior boys came up a little short, but coach Chapman acknowledges Jagr Chesney, Miles Brown and Hunter Lampreau for their efforts. Tour MVP players who gave it their all in every game and never gave up were junior player Chad Baker, Jewels player Avia LaTosky

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The Salmon Arm Bulldogs boxing club did well in the B.C. versus Alberta tournament, March 21 and 22 in Vernon. From Salmon Arm were Noah Paterson, Pam Wocknitz, Ryan Hornung and Lyle Chapman. Paterson fought twice, winning both bouts. Although 13, he has been upgraded by Boxing Canada to be able to fight with 15 to 16 year olds. This was done to support his growth in the sport, says coach Peggy Maerz. Wocknitz, 16, fought in her second fight. From the first bell to the last at the end of the fourth round, she never stopped throwing punches. The decision was a display of how judges can make mistakes, says Maerz. Her opponent and her corner commented on how Wocknitz had won the fight, but she was not declared the winner – yet it didn’t wipe the smile off her face. Hornung, 32, is a senior elite boxer who squared off with Mohamed from Tony Pep’s gym out of Van-



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Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. WEDNESDAY, 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, appetizers and drink specials. Only 120 tickets at $15 are available at the Shuswap Family Centre downtown. SENIORS – The Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre hosts a birthday lunch at noon for all members with birthdays in April. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, April 2. VARIETY – The Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre hosts a variety show at 7 p.m., a fundraiser for the centre and a hospital burn unit.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5 SPRING SONG – UBC Symphony performs at 7 p.m. at the SASCU Recreation Centre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students at the door. 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. OPERA – The Met: Live in HD presents Puccini’s La Bohème at 9:55 a.m. at the Salmar Classic. Tickets are available at the Salmar Grand. SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents The Patience Stone, a drama that provides a strong commentary on the roles of men and women in Afghan society, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

SUNDAY, APRIL 6 CONCERT – TCB Promotions presents Almost Alan Jackson and Basically Brooks at the Fifth Avenue Senior’s Centre from 2 to 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 at Touch ’A Texas or $15 at the door. SAFE TECHNOLOGY – Resonance, a documentary film revealing the hazards of wireless technologies, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Sunnybrae Hall. Q & A session to follow with the director of Citizens for Safe Technology.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 TEACHERS – Retired teachers meet at 10:30 a.m. at the SASCU Downtown Activity Centre. Contact A. Waters at 250-832-9973. RETIREES – The BC Government Retired Employees Association meeting and luncheon takes place at noon at the Fifth Avenue Seniors Activity Centre.

THURSDAY, APRIL 10 JAZZ CLUB – Safeword, Salmon Arm’s newest jazz inception, performs at 7

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Symphony for spring The UBC Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Jonathan Girard, will perform in Salmon Arm Saturday. The first concert of the orchestra’s Western Canada tour includes Strauss’ Don Juan; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin Op. 35 featuring faculty soloist David Gillham. “This exciting repertoire is both technically virtuosic and melodically beautiful,” says Girard, noting seasoned music lovers will find much to appreciate, while newcomers to classical music will enjoy the stirring tunes. “The UBC Symphony Orchestra is one of the finest student orchestras in Canada and we are excited to perform at the SASCU Recreation Centre,” adds Girard. The orchestra regularly collaborates with UBC’s opera, University Singers, and Choral Union. The UBCSO’s 2013 recording of Stephen Chatman’s Magnificat  was nominated for a 2014 Juno Award for Best  Composition, an impressive honour for any student orchestra. It was recorded on Centrediscs label and is distributed by iTunes

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LIVE IN SUNNYBRAE – The Steve Brockley Band is joined by Bob Sumner

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Up tempo: Conductor Jonathan Girard will lead the University

of British Columbia Orchestra in Saturday night’s performance of April in Paris at the SASCU Recreation Centre. and Naxos. Saturday’s performance is impressive too: Don Juan, Op. 20, by Richard Strauss, is a tone poem for large orchestra written in 1888. Strauss wrote and conducted the piece when he was only 24 years old.   The work is based on the poem Don Juan by Nikolaus Lenau, from which it draws both its dashing musical statements and its passionate longing. The extreme difficulty of nearly every part makes the piece an orchestral showpiece with few peers. One of the most technically challenging

works written for the violin, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin Op. 35, premiered in Vienna in 1881. A 40-minute tour de force of sweeping melody and emotional contrasts, it has long since earned its place as a timeless classic in the orchestral canon.   Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is one of the most famous orchestral works ever written.  Its opening four notes have resonated with audiences for the last 200 years; their rhythmic intensity propelling a symphony full of memorable motifs including everything from gentle lyricism to stately marches, concluding

with a triumphal finale. Appointed in 2012, Girard is director of orchestras and assistant professor of conducting and Ensembles at UBC. Violinist David Gillham enjoys a career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. As a soloist, he has been a concerto artist with many orchestras. More information on the UBCSO can be found at The concert takes place April 5 at 7 p.m. at the rec centre. Tickets at $15 for adults and $10 for students are available at the door.

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Roots & Blues snags Redbone With his trademark Panama hat, dark sunglasses and vaudevillian attire, singer/guitarist and 2014 Roots & Blues performer Leon Redbone’s stage persona reflects the early 20th century era whose jazz and blues standards he interprets so famously.  Described by Rolling Stone in 1974 as “so authentic you can hear the surface noise [of an old 78 rpm],” Redbone got his musical start playing Toronto folk clubs in the mid 1970s.   In those years he was a regular musical companion to Toronto roots legends David Wilcox, a very young Colin Linden and Ken and Chris Whitely.  His first album, On the Track, was released by Warner Bros. Records in 1975, after which he was introduced to a larger audience with semi-regular musical guest spots on Saturday Night Live

and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Since, Redbone has released approximately 15 albums and earned a sizable cult following. His concerts blend performance, comedy, and skilled instrumentals. Recurrent gags involve the influence of alcohol and claiming to have written works originating well before his time. “Very little of my life goes into my music,” says Redbone. “I’ve never considered myself the proper focus of attention. I’m just a vehicle… not so much for the particular kind of music I prefer, music from an earlier time, as for a mood that music conveys.” Highlights of the 2014 festival that continues to unfold include Little Miss Higgins, MonkeyJunk, Chloe Albert, The Strumbellas and The Sheepdogs. Tickets are available at www.rootsandblues. ca or 250-833-4096.


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Free Birth Announcements The Salmon Arm Observer is pleased to run a free birth announcement for all “New Arrivals!” Provide us with information by phoning 832-2131 or drop into our office at 171 Shuswap St. NW, downtown Salmon Arm. If you want a picture of the new arrival to run with the announcement, bring your infant in within a week of being discharged from hospital and we will take their picture at no charge.


• Fully Insured • Chimney Sweep • Stove Installs & Maintenance • WETT Inspections Call Robert Babakaiff 250-803-2168 Salmon Arm

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Angela and Jae would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Braelyn Brooke Backus-Haines – 6 lbs., 13 oz., born March 1, 2014. Proud grandparents are Alvin and Kelly Backus and Glen Haines and Karen Berger.

Sand & Gravel


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

• Fischer’s Funeral Home • Ben’s Towing



Bart’s Muffler offers more than muffler repair. For many years Bart’s has been a full service automotive maintenance & repair shop. You can bring vehicles, trailers & RV’s of all types, new or used in for a range of the latest in servicing repair & maintenance. Five hard-working employees are happy to help customers with any of their automotive needs. “We strive to build trust & relationships with our customers.” says owner/manager Dave Bartman. For all your automotive needs & to experience excellent customer service. Call Bart’s Minute Muffler & Maintenance.

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enjoy an evening of music and food when the shuswap Family resource Centre puts the fun in fundraising Friday, April 4 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. The resource Centre has partnered with the Hideaway Pub to present a pub night that will feature a burger, a beer and fries for $15. Also on the menu are appetizer and drink specials as well as a 50/50 draw and silent auction that runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Funds raised at pub night will be used to support the many free programs the resource centre provides in the community – Therapeutic Cooking Group, Community Kitchen, Community Counsel-

Permanent Hair Removal for Face & Body

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• Gravel Sales & Delivery • Topsoil & Landscape Rock • Road Building & Site Prep • Lowbedding in Local Area • Excavating 440 - 60th St. SE, Salmon Arm


Tree Services

Bill Walker


Serving Sicamous & the Shuswap FULLY INSURED, REFERENCES

TREE SERVICE We Cut Trees and More!! Stump Grinder - Bobcat - Excavator Residential & Commercial Properties 250-836-4147

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Tree Removal, Pruning, Danger Tree Removal, • Certified Utility Arborist • Safe Certified • Fully Insured • Over 30 years experience

Curtis - 250-803-6069 Gwen - 250-804-8180

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Prepare your salutation with arms wide open as there is a wonderful force waiting for you. You are given the opportunity to advance on most aspects of your life while focusing with ardour on your strongest wills and desires. Prepare for take off. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take this chance to release yourself of unwanted burden that weights so heavily on your shoulders. You can start anew a venture from overseas, as you will get plenty of help in those matters. If you have been doing some soulsearching, answers will prevail. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you have been holding something to yourself and never seemed to see it come to light, this is your opportunity to make that venture work. Go ahead and bond with that associate or just any alliances that promise to fructify your future. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will assertively want to move ahead in your chosen professional field. Take advantage of this window of opportunity, which allows you to move up the ladder of success. Whatever you strive to get, you are aware of all the assistance you will be getting. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You won’t be satisfied with a limited life and you will do all in your power to construct a new way of living. This way you will gain more prospective over your life while redefining your own boundaries. You will eagerly change your routine so that it better reflects your reality. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take this marvellous chance to dig into your subliminal psyche and rid yourself of surplus emotional burden. Unleash yourself from things that take too much time and space in your current life. You strive to improve your resources with the help of another.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There’s a heavy load of energy in your partnership area. All types of alliances, romantic or more formal ones can be redefined now. You want to go a step further into your unity and you wish to go about it together. Merging with others will offer you reciprocated support. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are more likely to stick with an enhanced everyday life if you finally decide to go for that trendy boot camp class or a healthy green diet. The importance is to opt for something that will improve your habits, which will soon turn into a more prosperous way of living. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your assertive side is filled with a great force and power which allows you to express your true individuality. This is not the time to shy away from others but a time to put on the dancing shows and show others what you got. You got the rhythm. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are ready to follow your gut instinct and assert yourself. If you know consciously what truly makes your foundations of life, you will do such that they are being built on more secure grounds. Your fighting power will ensure to create a great support system for yourself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You are outspoken and direct within your intentions. Your desires are clear and you will voice it out loud. You will feel at ease with others and your affinity with them will become significantly more important in your future dealings. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The desire to acquire something new or the willingness to stick to the materialistic world is quite strong. This is your time to respect your personal standards of living and to make the most of it. Set a more realistic budget for yourself.

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Here Today – Here Tomorrow There is no better way to create an everlasting tribute than by making a memorial donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation. Every tax receipted gift ensures that the name of your loved one will be remembered in perpetuity.

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The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email:

Don’t miss the Celebration of Rural Living Expo & Trade Show April 26-27, 2014 9am-5pm daily NT Agriplex & Fall Fair Facility 4872 Dunn Lake Rd., Barriere Over 100 booths & displays to peruse. Music, concessions, giveaways. A full lineup of feature speakers. Free draws every hour. $5/adult, $3/stud. or senior, children 12 & under Free. Vendor and Expo info at: 250-319-8023


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Employment Business Opportunities GET FREE Vending machines. Can earn $100,000 + per year. All cash. Retire in just 3 years. Protected territories. Full details call now 1866-668-6629

We accept all Memorial Society and Pre-Need Funeral Policies Making final arrangements for a loved one isn’t easy. That’s why compassion goes into everything we do. We are prepared to arrange any special request you may have. • Traditional Services • Cremation Services • Prearrangement Planning • All inquiries welcome 24 hrs.

SICAMOUS 250-836-2570

Fax 250-836-2661 Eagle Valley News Parkland Mall SICAMOUS, BC Mon.-Thurs., 12-4 p.m. Fri. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Have Your Visa or Mastercard Ready Established accounts will be offered billing. The Salmon Arm Observer classifieds is proudly distributed to homes throughout the Shuswap.

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

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

HUNT, KAITLIN CORDE ~ FOREVER LOVED ~ It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden passing of my daughter, Kaitlin Corde Hunt on February 11, 2014. A memorial bench is being placed on the beach at Pioneer Park in Celista, B.C in her name. A private memorial will be held by the family later this summer.

Honesty Makes a Difference 1-613-273-2836

Sports & Recreation


Coming Events

LUCRATIVE TURNKEY BUSINESS $43,900 Produce landscape & contractor supplies Requires area less than 1500sf

WCG is seeking a Case Manager to join our Sicamous team! The Case Manager assists Clients to find and maintain employment. This position takes the lead role in day-today case management of Clients including linkages to appropriate services and resources in the community. This position may also be required to facilitate workshops. The ideal candidate will have expertise providing employment services for one or more Specialized Population Client groups. To apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to to express your interest in this position.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


Tammy & Vince Fischer

4060-1st Ave. S.W. Salmon Arm, 833-1129 Serving Kamloops to Golden Toll Free 1-888-816-1117

Business Opportunities


• Certified Home Study Course • Jobs Registered Across Canada • Gov. Certified / 604.681.5456 or 1.800.665.8339

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! 1-866-399-3853

CENTRAL VACUUM DEALER WANTED We are the Canavac distributor for Canavac Central Vacuums based in Kelowna. We are looking for someone or company to be our exclusive dealer for Salmon Arm.


Quality Canadian product. No large investment required.

Looking for a change? Enjoy people? Change scare you? It shouldn’t. Just make sure you join the right team.

Check us out at: or call Erv at: 250-212-9644

South Cariboo Dealership looking to add a team leader to it’s dealership. Proud community sponsor and a full disclosure dealership. If the idea of change, sales, fun and trucks sounds appealing, you must be our new leader. If you are experienced as a Sales manager or General manager in a dealership environment, if you are an honest, integral, fun and hard working Manager – please consider sending us your resume and/or credentials. It may just surprise you, be much easier and way more fun than you imagined.

Remuneration, benefits and moving expenses based on experience. Email:


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Road Construction Supervisor Canoe Forest Products Ltd. (part of the Gorman Group of Companies); located near Salmon Arm BC has a fulltime opening within the Woodlands Department for a Road Construction Supervisor. Reporting directly to the Woods Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of road construction and bridge installations. This position requires a self‐ motivated individual with excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills. The ideal candidate will be a graduate from a recognized Forestry Program and be eligible for registration with the Association of BC Forest Professionals. A minimum five (5) years’ supervisory experience specific to Interior road construction techniques, bridge installations, safety and environmental programs is required. 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 May 5, 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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Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway linehaul Owner Operators based in our Kelowna terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving experience/ training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package.

To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract & details of your truck to: Call 604-968-5488 Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted. Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

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.

Forestry WANTED: FORESTRY Technician for sawmill complex in Alberta. Experienced in planning and harvesting operations. Full time permanent. E-mail resume:



Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland opportunities. Top Wages & Benefits. Relocation costs paid to qualified applicants. E-mail: hiring@ or Call: (1)250-382-9181 EXPERIENCED sprayer/painter req’d for a busy wood window & door manufacturing plant. F/T Monday-Friday. Req’s: Strong knowledge of spray painting. Some wood working experience helpful. Wages based on experience. Apply by either mail/fax/email Fax# 250-832-6255 5490 46th Ave SE Salmon Arm. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. HOUSEKEEPER PT 3days week, Blind Bay, extra hrs. for exp. crocheter (250)675-5011

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Helper req’d for HD Mechanical shop. Must be mature and Mechanically inclined. Knowledge of body work an asset but not a must. Wage based on experience. 250-833-4026 or 250-517-7657

P/T housekeeper, Salmon River Motel, 910 TCH SW, Salmon Arm, apply in person with resume

King’s Christian School is seeking applicants for an 8 month maternity leave Bookkeeper Position beginning May 1, 2014. Must have knowledge of Simply Accounting. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, April 10, 2014. Interested individuals please send a resume and statement of faith to: King’s Christian School 350-B 30th St NE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1J2 Phone: (250)832-5200 Fax: (250)832-5201 Email:

Line Cook server needed immed. F/T/P/T At Olde Town Cafe. Blind Bay 250-675-2700 Cafe Now open Daily Mature Exp. server wanted for well established restaurant. Part time/full time position. Willing to work eve./weekends. Apply in person with resume after 4pm at Stratis Mediterranean Grill, Sorrento


To distribute the Shuswap Market News & Lakeshore News AREAS AVAILABLE SALMON ARM-Auto Rd. 15th St. SE SALMON ARM- 30th Ave/30 St NE SICAMOUS-Pine, Spruce & Maple Call Valerie 250-832-2131

P/T Janitor needed 4-6 hours per day on Saturdays & Sundays. Send resumes: Box 255, Canoe, BC V0E 1K0

SALMON ARM READY MIX is accepting resumes for class 1 and 3 drivers, and equipment operators. applicants must be physically able to carry out some lifting and climbing of equipment. Experience in construction materials and equipment an asset. Drop off resumes at main office at. 2851 13 Ave SE Salmon Arm SERVERS needed P/T at Home Restaurant in Sorrento willing to work flexible hours. Apply in person with resume. Shuswap Home Repairs is seeking a handyman must be honest and reliable email resume to Sorrento Centre Head housekeeper F/T+ casual housekeepers required, seasonal, start ASAP. apply by email: or fax: 250-6753032


Req. at Canuck Mechanical in Prince George. Must have exp. doing service work & be proficient with trouble shooting heating systems & plumbing problems. Top wages & benefits Email resume to: PCL ENERGY. Now hiring Journeyperson Pipefitters ($40+/hr) and Scaffolders ($38+/hr) for an industrial project in Vanscoy, SK. LOA of $145/day worked and bonuses! We offer competitive wages and benefits. Send resume to:

Work Wanted ENTRY level operator qualified to run excavators, front end loader, backhoe, skidsteer, bulldozer & graders. Text or Call (250)255-9749


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

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Financial Services

Heat, Air, Refrig.

Misc Services

DROWNING IN Debt? Cut debts more than 60% and be debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1-877-5563500 BBB Rated A+ or

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

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


GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

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

Painting & Decorating

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption, property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540. CRIMINAL RECORD? Pardon Services Canada. Established 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. A+BBB Rating. RCMP Accredited. Employment & Travel Freedom. Free Consultation 1-8NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Help Wanted


PART-TIME/FULL-TIME line cook needed immediately at Home Restaurant- Sorrento. Apply in person to Doug.

Computerized Medical Office requires MOA. Hours are flexible and experience an asset. Please drop off resume at Shuswap Family Practice; suite 102, 571 6th St. NE Salmon Arm, BC or call 250-8322151 for more information.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Values – Honesty – Integrity – Professionalism – Passion – Respect Gearing up for Summer! We are now taking applications for all departments. Apply with a resume, Attn: Doug.

SORRENTO PARTS Sorrento Tirecraft is looking for a full time Lube Tech/Tire Installer. Must be able to work in a team environment, medical and dental program available. Must have a valid BC driver Lic. We provide necessary training. Please email resume to: or fax to 250-675-4828 attn.: Dustin

Zoë Stevens Notary Corporation is looking for a Conveyancer to join our team in our Vernon or Salmon Arm office. Previous conveyancing experience is required. Our employees enjoy flexible leadership and rewarding work with skilled teammates. We place a high value on accuracy, knowledge, loyalty and communication skills. Please email your resume to Your submission is confidential.


Misc Services

Home & Yard •Renovation •Repair •Maintenance

•Fencing •Decks •Patios

Excavating & Drainage

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

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


Farm Services

Farm Services


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.

• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

We Deliver

250-838-0111 or 1-855-737-0110 Garden & Lawn

Garden & Lawn


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


Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

Financial Services

Financial Services

Serving and caring for families in our community since 1947. Whether you’re considering pre-planning or have lost a loved one, you can trust our professional and friendly team to support you with meaningful grief services. We provide individualized funeral, memorial and celebration of life services, as well as grief counselling and an aftercare program. For more information and the answers to many frequently asked questions, visit us online at: Naomi Silver, Aftercare Associate

440 - 10th Street SW (PO Box 388) Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N5




Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Garage Sales

Free Items

Houses For Sale

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.

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

Pressure Washing You got it, we clean it. Pressure washing. Gord. 250-675-2132

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay

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HAYLAGE 20% Alfalfa grass mix, round wrapped, approx 1100lb. $45/bale Call Rick (250)833-4523

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

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

Merchandise for Sale


Misc. for Sale 2004 Elec Club car golfcart Split windshield, ball washer, New batteries X 2 seasons $3000 OBO 250-675-2341 45GAL food grade plastic & steel barrels 5 different types to choose from.Also available 1000 litre plastic steel caged totes (250)833-4963 Bassett cherry wood dining room suite. Table 6 chairs + china cabinet with sealed doors. 2-18” leaves seats 8-10 $1500 OBO 250-675-2341 BED Chesterfield (lt. green) $25., wall unit (walnut color) $20., 2 bikes lady/man, good cond $75. each. Kimball Piano $200. (250)955-6366

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

For Sale By Owner

HUGE AUCTION - HUNTING & CAMPING & FISHING -UNRESERVED - $MILLION$ INVENTORY CLOSE-OUT SAT April 5th - 2207-48th Ave. Vernon @ 9AM - Viewing 7AM-9AM or online or MIKE 1-250-212-3418

BOAT rack. Over canopy, 8 ft. box $250. (250) 832-1159 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

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

$100 & Under

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

Estate Sales

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 Beautiful custom made/painted wooden rocking horses. Great gift for your grandchild! Call Peter 250-833-0315 ENTERTAINMENT centre, light wood colour $150. obo (250)832-9256

$300 & Under 100 Imp. Gal. glass lined water tank, many tappings,hardly used, cost $1000. wholesale, tested on site, sell $300. and will deliver (250)833-4665 CHAIR & OTTOMAN Excellent Cond. $300 250-679-8030

Fruit & Vegetables Field run not washed Norland and Yukon Gold potatoes .40/lb 250-832-4321 after6pm

Garage Sales IN - HOUSE SALE April 4,5,6 1039 Okanagan Ave CHASE 9am-2pm

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

RESTLESS LEG Syndrome and leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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

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


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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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 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 1 Bdrm Apt. with private level entry. Park in front. Quiet pet Ok. Mature adults. Shower has seat, grab-bar. Avail June 1st F/S $825 250-833-2129 1 BED/1 bath condo in MacIntosh Grove. Util. room, 5 appli, approx. 800 sq. ft. $140,000. (250)832-9990

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 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.

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, $800/mo. + DD (250)838-7670 Tappen 2BDRM $700/mo Avail now 1 Ref’s req’d. Sm. Pet OK (250)835-4480

Homes for Rent 2bdrm shared acreage, in Silver Creek on Yankee Flats Rd. $1100.util incl 250-549-0830 3bdrm house in Enderby, N/S, $1100/mo. Available immediately. 1 (250)838-6630 Malakwa-3bdrm home $700 +utils. 2bdrm $600.+utils, 250836-2928 or 250-309-0975 SORRENTO bright 2bdrm. 2 bath, 5appl., NP, NS, 1bay garage Ref. essential. $1100 Negotiable (1-250)808-9145

Rentals Suites, Lower 1BDRM. level entry, incl. all util., 5appl., in town, $875/mo. NS, No pets, avail May 1st, (250)832-6720 1BDRM lg. bright, new walkout, priv/ent, full kitchen, A/C 6appl., parking, NP, NS, $800. avail Apr. 15 (250)833-7985 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

2BDRM, reno’d, w/d, NP $750/mo. util., cable, internet incl., avail. May 1st, mature tenants pref. (250)833-4833 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 CHASE deluxe 1100sqft. daylight suite incl. util., cable, internet & laundry. Suits single or couple , avail. May 1, Single $800/mo. Couple $825/mo Avail May 1 (250)679-8377 NEWLY renovated 1,100 sq.ft daylight basement suite, town & mall close. A real must see! $1,100/mo. incl. util. Available now. 1 250-833-8966

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

Suites, Lower

Suites, Upper

1Bdrm behind College All util and cable incl. $750/mo small pet ok 250-833-8243

2BDRM., bright, newly reno’d, NS, NP, W/D, $750/mo. (250)832-9970



Sale to include a 2003 Lincoln Town Car, tools, dining room set, office furniture, china, household items, gardening tools, train set, collectibles Saturday, April 5th, 9 am – 1:30 pm 848 Hysop Road, Chase BC Please be environmentally friendly and bring your own bags/boxes. No early birds please.

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

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

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Rentals Townhouses 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. A27 A27

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

Auto Financing

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

Cars - Sports & Imports

1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9 Convertible Soft top, 5 speed manual. Heated leather seats, power windows, seats & mirrors. 4 new Uniroyal tires, Alpine stereo w/ ipod wired in. Wind blocker on roll bars, Air bags and more. Summer driven only and garage stored during winter. Very sleek looking and well maintained. 151,000 kms. $12,000 (250) 804-6399

Recreational/Sale HUNTERS Special 10.5 Kit camper 1 pce roof F/S toilet $900. OBO 250-955-6366 SPRING Bargain! 32ft. Airstream Trailer. (250)832-6605

Snowmobiles 1997 Polaris Snowmobile $500. (250)955-6366

Boats 17 FOOT boat with inboard/outboard motor. Inc. trailer. $1000. (250)955-6366

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



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