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MP won’t run for federal seat By Richard Rolke BlAcK PReSS

A re-evaluation of priorities has colin Mayes preparing to leave the federal scene. The Okanagan-Shuswap MP announced during a conservative gathering in enderby Saturday that he will not run in the next federal election, Oct. 19, 2015. “If I go into another term, I would be in my 70s and I thought, ‘Would I want to be there in my 70s?’ It’s time to focus on my wife and family and to be closer to home,” said Mayes, who turned 66 Friday. “I really thought and prayed about it and I’m comfortable with my decision.” Mayes was first elected as MP in 2006 and was re-elected in 2008 and 2011. He says he will complete his term in Ottawa but he hasn’t quashed speculation that he will run this november for Salmon Arm mayor, a position he held for nine years. “I don’t think I would do that, it’s about 80 per cent no.” He hasn’t considered his long-term plans after politics. Colin Mayes “I have thought about MeMber of doing some writing and ParliaMent taking courses at university. I want something to keep me active,” he said. Mayes’ announcement about retirement came two days after former finance minister Jim Flaherty died of a heart attack. The 64-year-old had resigned as minister last month. Mayes says the death of Flaherty and the loss of friends and acquaintances has reinforced his decision to retire and consider “every day as a blessing.” Mayes admits that he will miss being an MP once the term comes to an end. “Serving people in the constituency and seeing things get done, like the swimming pool in Armstrong, and knowing you and your staff played a part in that happening, that’s where I get my high,” he said. While there isn’t an election until late 2015, Mayes decided to announce his intentions now so the conservative Party has time to find a candidate.


Attacking the flames: Firefighters Nigel Watts, Lt. Mark Koprowsky, Ryan Mackintosh and Sean Scott work to extinguish a grass fire that burned out of control Sunday afternoon in a field off 20th Street SW.

Grass fires keep crews busy Burning: Some owners unprepared, blazes get out of control. By Barb Brouwer OBSeRVeR STAFF

Brush fires heated up fire dispatch lines on the weekend within the municipality of Salmon Arm and beyond. Hall 3 firefighters were dispatched to a brush/grass fire at 1451 20th St. SW at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. “Arriving on scene, firefighters found an individual who had been doing a burn without a permit,” says Salmon Arm Fire chief Brad Shirley. “He lost control and required our assistance.” Hall 3 firefighters were joined by a Hall 2 tender and a bush vehicle that responds out of Hall 4. Shirley says firefighters were on scene until 4:24 p.m. and, while the property owner might have had a few hand tools nearby, they obviously weren’t enough to contain the fire. He points out that any burning requires a permit available from either

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Hall 3 downtown or city hall. “There are a number of different categories and certainly burning grass is not one of them,” Shirley says, noting that fires can get away from people and cause major damage, even in conditions that are not super hot. “People are subject to a fine for burning without a permit, but we haven’t decided what we’ll do with this individual.” While encouraged by people wanting to clean up their properties because it reduces fuel load for wildfires, fire officials say people need not only to get permits, but burn within the limits of that permit. Annual campfire permits and agricultural permits are $10 while larger agricultural and land-clearing permits are $150 and have to meet other requirements. Incidental fire permits such as yard clean-up are $10 but are allowed only

between March 15 and April 15 and Oct. 1 to 31. “The permit gives you three days, but we like you to have it done in one day,” says Shirley. “In the old days, we’d be rolling two, three and four times a day on weekends, but, for the most part, people have become a lot more aware.” columbia Shuswap Regional district Fire Services co-ordinator Kenn Mount wishes that held true in the electoral areas. cSRd fire departments were kept busy with brush/grass fires from Falkland to notch Hill on the weekend. “I did hear that when the Falkland Fire department got there, the fire was under control, so the property owner got some help before it got out of control,” says Mount. “They didn’t have to do too much, but helped out by creating See Fires on page A2

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Fires in Tappen, Notch Hill Continued from front a perimeter wet guard around the fire.” Sunday was a “more interesting” day, says Mount, referring to a house in Notch Hill that was struck by a truck before catching fire. Shuswap Hall 1 firefighters responded quickly to a report of a structural fire on Taylor Road at 11:35 a.m. “Crews hit it through a basement window and were able to effectively ventilate the home and prevent the fire from expanding,” said Mount, praising fire chief Gary Hoult for a well-run command. “The crews did a nice save, but there’s probably a lot of smoke damage to 70 per cent of the home.” An electrical outlet was the likely source of the fire. Around 2 p.m. and still at the Taylor Road scene, Mount heard a report of an out-of-control grass fire on Bolton Road in Tappen, heading along to Cemetery Road. Firefighters built a water guard around a pump house, containing the fire before it escaped

the property line. Heading back to Taylor Road about an hour later, Mount spied an unattended brush fire next to the CP Rail tracks in the 2600 block of Notch Hill Road. “I saw a power pole had flames halfway up the pole, called it in to dispatch and located the property owner. “The owner had decided to clear material on his own and CP property,” says Mount, noting Shuswap Fire Department Hall 2 responded. “When I saw him, he was coming back with an extinguisher and I advised him about registrations and the need for resources if you’re burning.” The fire impacted not only the pole but was moving towards an electrical meter on an adjacent pole. “There was no real structural damage, but we had to advise CP Rail,” he adds, noting the railway had been contacted to stop trains earlier in the day for the fire on Taylor Road, which is south of the tracks. Monday at 12:34 p.m., the fire depart-

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Pole problem: Firefighters Chris Hagglov, Russ Palmer, Sean Scott and Darin Gerow work to extinguish a fire smouldering inside a telephone pole on First Nations Road. The fire was caused by an unattended grass fire Monday afternoon. ment knocked down a brush fire on Skimikin Road. Regional district, residents must call the Kamloops Fire Centre to get a burn registration number and advise their local fire department of their plans. As well, they must follow the regulations set out by the province and available online at “We have just witnessed small fires getting out of control quickly and they’re doing damage to infrastructure,” Mount says.

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Outbreak source not found

Gort’s Gouda: Owners opt to change name to Grass Root Dairies.

By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Seven months after their world was shaken, the owners of Gort's Gouda cheese farm are still working to get their business back on solid ground. “It’s been a tough haul. We're working hard at rebounding, it’s looking positive. It’s going to be a long haul, but that's okay,” said Kathy Wikkerink, who owns the farm with her spouse Gary. In February, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a report on its food safety investigation at the farm. It was initiated on Sept. 14, 2013 following a cluster of E.coli 0157:H7 illnesses that were believed to be related to consumption of cheese products from Gort’s. Twenty-one people were eventually reported with E.coli-related illness and recovered,

while one woman died. Pinpointing the contamination couldn’t be done. “Despite extensive efforts, the CFIA concluded that there was no evidence available to confirm the source of the E.coli 0157:H7 contamination,” states the report. The findings are frustrating for the family. “Even our staff say the same, it would have been nice if we knew what caused it and then we could address it, but that didn’t happen,” said Kathy. The report continues: “The CFIA identified areas for improvements at the processing facility and requested Gort's Gouda Cheese Farm to submit a corrective action plan. The company was requested to make enhancements in sanitation practices, equipment design and building maintenance.” It adds that, “all food safety concerns identi-

fied during the investigation have been corrected. Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm corrected other administrative and non-food safety related issues within accepted time frames.” Kathy says the bulk of the requirements for the business involved paper work, “bigger paper trails.” Under “root cause analysis,” the report points to raw milk cheese products. “Overall evidence indicated that there were a number of opportunities for contamination to occur in the earlier stages of the raw milk cheese manufacturing process. “The potential for contamination during cutting, handling and packaging was also found to be a possible risk factor.” The CFIA is now carrying out routine inspections of the facility. “We still have the confidence we’re doing our due diligence. It’s

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At last: Kathy and Gary Wikkerink were relieved in October 2013 when the recall of Gort’s Gouda products was lifted. not a big deal,” Kathy said of the inspections. “We were able to keep our licence and keep doing what we’re doing. The business will be changing its name to “Grass Root Dairies,” she said, a name that was part of their farm in Tappen and a change that was in the works this past summer. Now, the timing is right. Kathy says she remains committed to producing “real food – your basics, your milk,

vegetables, your meat, what you grow in your garden, your grains.” Overall, she says: “It was an eye-opening experience for our whole staff and family... You don’t do anything that would make it happen, but there’s always room for improvement and that’s what we’re working on now.”

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A two-car collision took place Friday morning on the Trans-Canada Highway at 30th Street NE. An eastbound vehicle turning left failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the offending vehicle suffered facial trauma. Police requested the driver have her licence reviewed due to advanced age.

RCMP arrest armed suspect Police B e AT An RCMP helicopter and a police dog were brought to Salmon Arm Saturday to aid in the arrest of an armed and intoxicated man. The situation began at 11 a.m. on April 14, when police responded to a firearm incident on 52nd Avenue NW. Witnesses indicated that a 68-year-old man was intoxicated in his

own home. The suspect loaded a long-barrel rifle and shot a round through the floor. A family member was downstairs at the time of the shot; fortunately no one was injured. Prior to police arrival, the man drove away from the residence towards the wooded area of the Adams Lake Band reservoir. As the man remained armed and intoxicated, Salmon Arm RCMP contacted the RCMP helicopter based in Kamloops and a dog master to assist in the

search. After becoming stuck in the area, the man then walked out and was met by the Adams Lake Band’s security. He was then arrested without further incident and was taken into police custody. The man remains in custody and police have forwarded charges to Crown Counsel related to firearm offences.

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Parking trial comes to an end By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

The city’s two-hour parking trial for the downtown will end where it began, on Hudson Avenue. Following a 20-minute discussion, city council voted against a recommendation by the Downtown Parking Commission to expand the two-hour parking trial on Hudson – slated to end April 25 – to the entire downtown area until March 31, 2015. In July, council supported a request from the parking commission, initiated by Downtown Salmon Arm, to extend the allowable parking time along Hudson, between Shuswap and Alexander streets, from one to two hours for a six-month period.

The trial was subsequently extended by four months. In that time, the city received petitions opposing the trial, as well as Downtown Salmon Arm’s public parking survey, which painted a positive picture of the trial and supported the notion of expanding it to the entire downtown. Coun. Denise Reimer, who sits on the commission (but did not vote as a member to expand the parking trial), told council Monday that although the survey was admirable, she believes a more comprehensive study is needed. “I’d like to see that done prior to us making any sweeping changes, particularly one that will last a full year” said Reimer. “I’m just not willing to take that risk because the bottom

Decision a setback for developer By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

The variances may have been nominal, but the drawbacks for potential neighbours of a proposed four-storey apartment complex were huge. Monday evening, following a public hearing, city council voted against two variances, one for a reduced setback and the other for reduced off-street parking, for a proposed rental/strata apartment complex at

361-10th Street SE. During the hearing, council heard from many neighbours who argued against the size of the structure, the light it would produce and potential traffic and parking issues. They felt it was not a good fit for the neighbourhood. Despite the vote, council was supportive of the developer doing more work to find a better fit for the lot and the neighbours, then returning with a new proposal.

line for businesses – it’s their income. At this point I’m not prepared to do that.” Coun. Debbie Cannon, who represents council on Downtown Salmon Arm, also said she couldn’t support the trial expansion, explaining she’d heard plenty of opposition. “One-hour parking is sufficient, and I don’t support doing a trial or looking at changing it in the future,” said Cannon. Coun. Alan Harrison noted the parking commission’s vote was 5-2 in support of the expanded trial. “I think that vote reflects a concern that

the retailers in the downtown are worried. They’re worried that a change in two-hour parking would negatively affect their business,” said Harrison. City bylaw officer Marcel Bedard told council there are currently 240 one-hour parking spots downtown and, without the trial, 200 two-hour spots, in addition to paid parking. Coun. Chad Eliason said this was a good mix of parking options and he didn’t want to change it. “I think we have a good balance right now,” said Eliason. “I’m not saying it’s perfect.”

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City News and Public Notices CITY OF SALMON ARM NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chamber of the City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. 1. Proposed Rezoning of Lot B, Section 25, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan 16426, from R-1 (Single Family Residential Zone) to R-8 (Residential Suite Zone). Civic Address: 4051 Lakeshore Road NE Location: west side of Lakeshore Road NE between Appleyard and Raven Subdivisions Present Use: Undeveloped Proposed Use: Single Family Dwelling with Detached Suite Owner / Applicant: A. & W. Gage Reference: ZON.1003/ Bylaw No. 4034 The file for the proposed bylaw is available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays from April 15 to April 28, 2014, both inclusive, in the office of the Deputy Corporate Officer at the City of Salmon Arm, 500 - 2 Avenue NE. THOSE WHO DEEM THEIR INTEREST AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED BYLAW ARE URGED TO REVIEW THE FILE AVAILABLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT (OR TELEPHONE 803-4000) TO OBTAIN THE FACTS OF THE PROPOSAL PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC HEARING. Carl Bannister, Deputy Corporate Officer

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PUBLIC NOTICE LEASE AND OPERATING AGREEMENT Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of the City of Salmon Arm to extend the City of Salmon Arm Multi-Purpose Recreation Facility Lease and Operating Agreement for the Shaw Centre with the Shuswap Recreation Society. Legal: Lot A, Section 13, Township 20, Range 10, Plan KAP62641 Civic: 2600 – 10 Avenue (TCH) NE (Shaw Centre) Summary of Amendments: Term: May 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 Persons who have an interest in this matter are requested to contact the office of the undersigned. Carl Bannister, Chief Administrative Officer

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Salmon Arm Observer

for what it’S worth

Tracy Hughes

The ethics of poop shaming By now many of you will be familiar with dog shaming websites where people place signs on their dogs announcing their transgressions – chewing the left feet only of pairs of shoes, vomiting on the bed pillow, peeing on their owner’s leg. It’s become somewhat of a phenomenon with even a coffee table book making its way into publication. But the concept is now evolving into a new, and undoubtedly controversial, area – owner shaming. Or, more specifically, poop shaming. The idea was introduced to me from a Facebook conversation that included a number of Canoe-area residents who were justifiably complaining about the number of dog owners who permit their canines to defecate all over the place without cleaning up after them. While some irresponsible dog owners seem to believe that a covering of snow somehow magically dissolves pet poo, or that they are somehow above the need to take responsibility for what a pet naturally produces and deposits on lawns, parks or street corners, the end result, especially in the spring, is pretty darn disgusting. I share these residents’ frustration, as I am a dog-lover, who as much as I find poo pick-ups a little yucky, finds stepping in someone else’s pet’s feces 10,000 times worse. Some of these residents, who like many of us are now armed with cell phone cameras that accompany us nearly everywhere, had the idea of catching these irresponsible dog owners in the act with photos or video and then posting them on public websites or Facebook pages in an effort to publicly identify offenders and shame them into better behaviour. Controversial, yes. Embarrassing, certainly. Effective, maybe. We live in a world of surveillance cameras and camera phones. And this has offered a whole new level of accountability in our society. There can be no doubt, video or photographic evidence has helped solve crimes that perpetrators might previously have gotten away with. But how far is too far? It has left us grappling with questions of privacy versus the public good. And what transgression is worthy of public shaming? I think most people would be in favour of video or photographic evidence in a case of a serious crime like murder or assault. But where does poop shaming fall on the scale? Not picking up after your dog is technically illegal, certainly a bit morally questionable, but does a citizen deserve to be publicly humiliated in front of their community for it? There are those who say, do the deed and face the consequences. And when it comes to dog poop, I have a hot button myself. I have previously caught the neighbours’ pet repeatedly pooping on my own lawn after they let it out to do its business with no supervision. I picked up the poop in a bag and returned it to them personally at their front door. But I’m not sure I’m comfortable with posting a fellow citizen’s picture to humiliate them for the world’s consumption on the Internet.

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City wise to put brakes on parking trial Parking downtown can be a touchy topic. There’s the question of whether to use parking meters or not, whether summer tourists should be ticketed or just given a warning for over-staying the parking limits, whether space should be devoted to dedicated over-size spots for RVs or people towing boats – not to mention the key question of what the appropriate time limit should be for on-street parking. It appears to be a divisive issue even among the downtown business owners. Downtown Salmon Arm, which represents the interest of the owners, conducted a survey and supported the idea of extending the on-street limit from one to two hours throughout the downtown for a one-year trial. Other businesses got wind, said they had not been consulted and 16 of them petitioned against

the two-hour limit, saying some establishments on Hudson Avenue have seen a 10 to 40 per cent drop in business since a two-hour trial was implemented on that street. City council has now decided it was time to put the brakes on the initiative and refused the twohour pilot program, opting to revert to the previous one-hour limit. While some might grumble, there are other options for those who require longer parking downtown. The Ross Street lot is twohour, the Hudson lot by the Salmar is free, while the one near the Legion is two hours and there is pay parking in the Inner Core lot and at the wharf. Given the discrepancies in the information presented to council, it seems wise to opt for the status quo and allow the city time to further research the implications before taking widespread action.

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The Observer asked: Should cars with out-of-province licence plates be ticketed for parking violations?

Bill Keown “Absolutely. They shouldn’t be treated any different than the locals.”

Tab should be paid for spouses Given the scrutiny government spending gets these days, not only in Canada but elsewhere, with politicians’ diverging sense of entitlement, it is not surprising that this question had also been raised in B.C., and closer to home in the Shuswap riding as the headline in the Salmon Arm Observer April 2, shows. In it we have our MLA Greg Kyllo defending his travel expenses, which I think are totally justifiable under the circumstances. My wife and I have been involved in B.C. politics for 40 years, have met and dealt with many politicians over that time. Some which were seeking public office for personal gain, because a position like that would offer them much more than they could ever have achieved in private life, holding a job. The reasons for running for public office are various, but the right and only reason should be to help move the country forward for the good of all its citizens. While there are many in our midst who would embrace that noble goal and have proven their abilities, only very few of them would be willing to expose themselves to the scrutiny and vagaries of political life. So if one of them can summon the courage to make those sacrifices, it is a small price for us to pay to make sure that their personal comfort is assured. Sig Koeck

Judy Ball “We are from out of town (Calgary) and if we park too long we should be ticketed – it’s that simple.”

Kari Wilkinson “No. Tourists should be welcomed – after all they add a lot to the economy.”

Myron Crown “The question is not whether the rule should be applied equally to everyone but rather is this a good rule to apply?”

Woody Peterson “No. I think it’s better to just give them a warning ticket.”

City needs to consider rail safety issues I’d like to comment on Martha Wickett’s piece April 9 on the CPR, “Dangerous goods travel via railway daily.” In this article Mr. LoVecchio is quoted as saying “he wants to see the Marine Park underpass go ahead.” Moving goods across the country in timely fashion is their (CPR’s) main goal and to achieve that goal they are more than will-

ing to contribute to the building of any underpass. This would allow them to fence off the two existing level crossings and rumble through town at a much faster rate than cautiously slowing their speed for eventualities at the two existing level crossings. Ironically, the derailment at Lac-Mégantic was also mentioned by Mr. LoVecchio in an effort to

“step up emergency process.” The Transportation Safety Board, as part of their independent investigation into the disaster that killed 47 people, destroyed 40 buildings and spilled millions of litres of crude oil in the town, lake and nearby river, cited “speed” as one of the contributing factors. Was this concern voiced by anyone on our city staff or our elected council during Mr. LoVecchio’s

“planning” presentation? As I understand, our current OCP labelled the underpass as “low priority.” Those on city staff and council bent on forging ahead with this project have clearly demonstrated the only planning questions they have (on our behalf) is “how much is the CPR willing to contribute?” Duncan Morris

Show Hockeyville spirit, support SilverBacks The Shuswap Recreation Society would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the community for coming together with tremendous support for the Hockeyville contest and for raising the profile of Salmon Arm on the national stage. The support was reminiscent of the rally we experienced in 1998 when the vision of a new multiplex came to fruition. The society, as stewards of recreation facilities and programing for the city, are acutely aware of the challenges of providing affordable

activities and well-maintained facilities and are excited about the prospect of having an extra $50,000 for the Shaw Centre in particular. Whatever the project or projects, yet to be determined, rest assure it will be well spent. The Shuswap Recreation Society would also like to take this opportunity to use the success of the Hockeyville experience and convert it into renewed support for one of our hockey partners, the Salmon Arm SilverBacks. As many fans know, we are experi-

encing a rebirth of the club under a new ownership group being led by Troy Mick. Support for the SilverBacks waned over the previous ownership and we are seeing many positive signs with Troy’s group, but there is a ways to go, the key is community support. It would truly be ironic that Salmon Arm is considered in the top four communities in terms of hockey spirit if this did not translate equally to support for our team. The timing could not be better. We have a solid ownership group, a talented

management group, a great facility and, with the price reductions this year, the best entertainment value in town. We encourage the community of Salmon Arm to continue the enthusiasm for hockey by supporting the SilverBacks through ticket sales, corporate sponsorship or volunteerism, thus living up to the Hockeyville label we have strived for. Dale Berger, on behalf of the Shuswap Recreation Society

To nourish B.C. families, first nourish the land Open letter to Premier Christy Clark: You may notice that much of the province you are mandated to serve and protect enjoys a topography that is more vertical than some provinces to the east. This feature, much of which bears snow year round, may be a hint that available land for natural food production ought to be treated with more respect than Bill 24 proposes in its current form. This government has adopted an attitude of entitlement, wilfully

avoiding accountability by quashing opportunities for consultation. Democracy is dead. Evidence of the precautionary principle is totally lacking. It states that if any risk of harm to the public or environment is suspected, in the absence of consensus that the action or policy is harmful, the burden of proof that it is not falls upon those taking the action or forming the policy,. The proof that this principle, which is a statutory requirement in the European Union, has not been invoked in B.C.’s legislature in re-

cent memory, if ever, lies in the forcing of the smart meter/smart grid on the electorate by your government and its dangerous agency BC Hydro, and the proliferation of the pesticide Roundup and contamination of much of B.C.’s wonderful agricultural land by genetically engineered organisms by the multinational food corporation, Monsanto. Ms. Clark, you based your leadership on a “family-first agenda,” which is admirable; however, families first need whole, healthy

and natural nutrition in order to thrive, and this nutrition comes first from the land. B.C. does not have enough under cultivation  now to provide that nourishment without importing questionable products from other sources. Please reflect on this critical situation and do the right thing. Continue to preserve the ALR/ALC. Your constituents don’t absorb much nutrition from ingesting oil, gas and other minerals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Edgar Murdoch

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The ninth annual meeting of the Salmon Arm Creamery was held at the Institute Hall. Contained in the report of the directors, read by President A.A. Brooke, was the information that the average price obtained for a pound of butter was 42 cents. Miss Karnagel bought the first McLaughlin Master Four, equipped with four-wheel brakes, in the district from Lester and Thompson.

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Some 70 members of the Farmer’s Exchange met and agreed to expend the sum of $17,000 on a new cold storage for the holding of the apple crop during the winter season. Owen Hooper was to take over the taxi business formerly run by H. Damgaard. Martha and “Bee” Pardey and Anna Urquhart were home from their teaching duties for the Easter holiday.


Among Class leaders in the graduating course at No. 24 Elementary Training School at Abbotsford was LAC R.L. Askew of Salmon Arm. L.J. Preston of Canoe sold his store to F.J. Parr. A gathering of the Salmon Arm riding CCF Association was held in the Montebello Hotel. The following delegates were elected to attend the provincial convention being held in Vancouver in April: O.L. and H. Sharp, George Stirling, MLA and Mrs. Stirling were selected as alternates.


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Several School District #83 Grade 10 students learned a powerful lesson in history and reconciliation last week at First United Church. Irene LaBoucane, district principal of aboriginal education, said the timing didn’t work for students to go to Vancouver early last fall to learn about the process to provide former students and others affected by the residential schools legacy the opportunity to share their individual experiences in a safe and culturally appropriate manner. So, the school district partnered with First United Church and the Switzmalph Society to put together their own “Reconciliation thru Education” workshop. “Unless we share the history there is no way to reconcile,” says LaBoucane, noting many damaging practices were carried out against First Nations peoples in Canada, but the residential school system was among the worst. “We targeted Grade 10 because that’s where the teachers have the option of teaching about residential schools.” LaBoucane bemoans the fact that the history of residential schools is not a curriculum requirement but salutes School District #83 where superintendents have been very supportive. “One of (former superintendent) Doug Pearson’s goals was to have every student

Jonathan Dyck, Cole Wintringham, Sage Sandy and Journey Lewis are among the students taking part in a blanket exercise. see Fallen Feather. The film, which was shown to students last week, was the result of a quest by Jannica Hoskins, who is part Cree, for information about residential schools. Her search led her to late Neskonlith elder Mary Thomas and an account of her experiences at the residential school in Kamloops. Now a museum, the building contains the story of what aboriginal children endured – starvation, illness, hard work. The greatest damage was inflicted on their collective psyche, as they were told they were spawned by evil, beaten for speaking their own language and treated as if their lives were insignificant at best. LaBoucane says whenever she shows the film, there are people who say they had no idea the shameful practice is part of Canadian history. Students also heard a firsthand account from Angela White, a member of the Indian Residential School Survivor Society. Another powerful exercise designed to bring understanding of loss suffered by First Nations in Canada was the blanket exercise. Participants symbolizing aboriginal people stand on blankets that are laid out side by side on the floor. The blankets are repeatedly folded, with groups restricted to progressively smaller spaces, signifying native reservations.


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Through this exercise, they experience the process of assimilation and loss. “The students realize what it’s like to lose everything they’ve known,” says LaBoucane, who is grateful to the United Church for providing space and taking an active role in presenting the workshop. “Our church has been wanting to have a closer relationship with First Nations…” says church member Kay Braby, who helped organize the event and was impressed by the content and sense of understanding she thought it could give to First Nations students, who were also negatively affected by their parents’ residential school experience. “It’s a critical age for these kids; there has been a lot of dislocation and family break-ups. Life has not been easy for them.”

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life which will trigger dynamics with those closest to you this week. You are naturally inclined to working with others, but this will prove to test your limits, as you will be under more stress that usual. Full realizations of what makes others tick will be observed and you will be pushed to actively help out where you can on top of your typical endurance. Be prepared to make a drastic change that will prove to be profitable on a public level. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There will be a great shift in your understanding of life in total this week. Whether it is on a global level or a spiritual, internal level you’ll seek out quiet and solitude to create balance for yourself. Through this time away from the hustle and bustle, you will grow in wisdom and others will seek you out for comfort and truth.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you have been waiting for a sign that your creative projects will be well received, then this week will prove to be quite fruitful for you. Shine Bright. Celebrations can trigger a change in your romantic status as you will be in full illumination whilst out with friends. Go with the flow and follow your inner most joy, it will lead you towards to the most surprising opportunities.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Powerful shifts in finances will leave you slightly unsure of what you will need to do next to move forward towards your aspirations. Karmic energy is at play as you step forward into this new life this week. The world is on your side, simply make sure you are not spending more than you can lose at this stage. The direction of your romantic life and creative projects are joyfully moving you towards your destiny. Make each step deliberate - you will be in the flow of life.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): An understanding of the balance required at work will leave you dealing and trying to balance the dynamics of interpersonal relationships this week. A professional shift will leave you a little apprehensive about the future, but once you settled into the routine, you’ll feel more inspired about the future. Listen to your family, they will help you find that proper balance.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sudden recognition of your efforts at work will create a truly empowering week for yourself. With all the energy you’ve put into your work, sudden recognition or overnight success truly leaves you impassioned to take more action. Now is your time to empower others and form proper alliances at work, become their mentor. Empowering others with your knowledge is the fastest route to your aspirations and dreams!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your view of the world is much different this week. An understanding of foreigners, or simply your travelling to foreign lands, are in the talks this week. Yet the stars are asking you to get your daily routine and work in order. If not addressed earlier on this week, you will most likely be spending too much time at work later on in the week. Focus and find that proper balance at the start so you’ll be able to relax more at the end of the week.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your understanding of your reality will shift as you step forward with new adventures. Actions taken will highlight more of a humanitarian view, and ideas of spirituality will shift to a higher level. Connections with those at a distance will prove most profitable for you right now. Your actions will inspire others to emulate your efforts. Be aware of the value others place on you and be mindful of your actions this week. Keenly joyful eyes are watching you!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Support and resources will come from surprising circumstances this week. Do not let your need to actively take personal action with your finances stifle the help that is being offered to you. Team work is so profitable at this stage that anything but being fully engaged with others is not recommended. Powerful shifts are happening with how you joyfully express yourself, through communication and within ecstatic circumstances.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your magnetism will be high this week. It will be the week to discuss your true values and feelings with those closest to you. You’ll be fully aware of your desires this week and there is an opportunity to join in with partnerships, business or romantic. Sudden sparks will emerge that will leave you empowered and you will joyfully follow their lead. Financial shifts are imminent, be grateful for the help others provide - they are your guardian angels guiding you in the proper direction.

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As painters move from room to room refreshing walls, Bastion Elementary School teachers are taking the learning outside. There is no extra classroom available – only a windowless computer room. So staff have set up tables, with logs for chairs and tarps to protect them in case of rain. Backpacks hold the students’ work and a big instructional chart hangs by a rope from a tree. Last Thursday, the all-purpose notice board was used to illustrate the words of the week French immersion students were focusing on. A springtime puddle the size of a small lake is located adjacent to the outdoor classroom and was visited by ducks Thursday morning. “We’ve been blessed with some nice weather,” said principal Isabelle Gervais Wednesday, noting the tarps and tables help define the learning space. Located beside the school, the small forest has become something of a fairyland, where children have used twigs and other natural treasures to create artwork. “The kids are loving it; they’re excited to be out there and the learning is continuing,” says Gervais, pointing out Bastion students do go on a lot of field trips, but having an outside classroom is new. “I think there are trends for other outside school experiences. Actually schools are establishing an outdoors kindergarten so kids are outside all the time.” Gervais says two French immersion teachers, Geoff Styles and Ceren Caner, are outdoor education specialists in School Dis-

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1. Call the meeting to order. 2. Adopt the rules of order. 3. Minutes of the April 24, 2013 AGM. 4. Business arising from the Minutes. 5. President’s Report. 6. Director’s Review of Operations. 7. Auditor’s Report 8. Capital Budget. 9. Appointment of the Auditors for 2014. 10. Election of Directors. 11. New Business. 12. Adjournment.

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Preparation’s the problem with potatoes HealtHy bites

Serena Caner The poor, undervalued potato. Sustainable, local and affordable and yet criticized, shunned and avoided. When I ask people what positive changes they have made in their diet, they inevitably tell me, “I stopped eating potatoes.” But is the potato really that bad for you? Potatoes are healthy; however, the problem with potatoes is in the way we eat them. Deep-fried, saltcoated and dipped in ketchup. Smothered with butter, sour cream and bacon bits. Frenchfried with gravy and cheese curds. Mashed with cream, butter and salt. Yes, the potato has an affinity for fat and salt. They also invite a second helping. Recently, potatoes have fallen victim to our carbohydrateloathing culture. On their own, they rate high on the glycemic index (meaning they can increase your blood sugars quickly) and are low in protein; but as part of a balanced meal they can provide a great source of vitamin B6 and potassium. If you eat the skin, you also get vitamin C and fiber. They contain small amounts of iron, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium. Potatoes make you feel full; rated high on the satiety index, this food, per calorie, leaves you feeling more full than most other foods. Finally, potatoes are grown locally and their price is reliably low every year, mostly because they do not store as well as other starchy staples like rice or wheat. The message for potatoes is similar to most other foods: eat a moderate portion Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow. Call 1-800-667-3742

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On the pitch: Clockwise from top left: Coach Steve Miller trains U5 Girls on their first day of the new season Saturday; U7 Girls Hilary Vukadonovic, Payton Wess, Milana Mazzotta, Reiley Kalke and Annabelle Pieper team up; U13/14 Boys Ty Bailey, Landon Quilty and Sunny Pickup scramble for the ball; Reese Major learns balance and control; U12/13 Boys player Tyler Chang takes a shot on keeper Justin Thomas-Jules.


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Women wanted No matter your skill level or age, you’re invited to join the Shuswap Women’s Recreational Soccer Association’s spring league. It’s a great way to get exercise, play soccer and meet new and old friends. Fun, supportive atmosphere. Register quickly as the season is about to start. Go to or contact Edie at 250253-1353.

Shaw Centre hosts BC cups From Thursday, April 17 to Monday, April 21, Salmon Arm will host some of B.C.’s best hockey players during the U16 Male BC Cup to be held at the Shaw Centre. Then, on April 23 to 27, the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup will be hosted at the Shaw Centre. Players were identified throughout the 20132014 season by evaluators and asked to attend the U18 BC Cup. Hailey Haskell from Salmon Arm will be participating.

Links ready Salmon Arm Golf Club’s Heritage Course and Driving Range is set to open on Friday, April 18 at 10 a.m. The Champions course will open on Wednesday, April 30. Canoe Creek Golf Course is also set to open on Friday, April 18.

Slo-pitch players needed Senior slo-pitch players needed for local team, Almost Angels. Contact Ernie Schan at 250832-2061.

Family running series The Wild Soles Running Series, the family friendly trail running series is back. The first after-school fun run for the whole family goes Monday, April 28 at Little Mountain. For info, contact Abbi at

Winning bridge March 30: Sunday Duplicate - North/South: 1. Barbara Grier and Michael Clayton, 2.  Colleen and Brian Luco, 3. Dan Quilty and Gerry Chatelain. East/West: 1. Peggy Fetterly and Ona Bouchard, 2. Bruce Motherwell and John Parton, 3. Geoff Collins and Orville Cooper. For info, call 250-832-6550. April 1: 1. Dennis and Doreen Roberts, 2. Tom McNie and Graham, Todd, 3. Al Christie and Doss Burman. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

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taking home hardware: Salmon Arm Minor Hockey award winners gather for a group photo after the annual SAMH Awards Banquet held Friday evening at the Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre.

Minor hockey players recognized awards night: Players honoured for sportsmanship, dedication. The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association officially wrapped up its season by presenting awards on Friday, April 11 at the Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre. Award and Trophy winners for the 2013-14 season are as follows: • In the Initiation Division, the Most Sportsmanlike awards went to Kenji DeRosa, Riley Hunt and Noah Dollack. The winners in the Most Improved category were Griffin Lawrence, Wyatt Wiker and Avery Howell. For the Most Dedicated category, Ryder Mead, Denali Forsyth and Sawyer Mayes were the recipients. • The Novice Division saw the Most Sportsmanlike awards go to Jordan Perepolkin, Maddux Martin, Hailee Hunt and Kayle Janzen. Most Improved players were Wyatt O’Brien, Preston Lewis, Lucas Bestward and Jessie Saretzky. The Most Dedicated awards went to Lucas Patterson, Caleb Dehoog, Connor Howell and

Linden Walters. • In the Atom Rec division, Most Sportsmanlike awards went to Carter Campbell and Teagan Webster-Locke. The Most Improved category winners were Derek and Andrew Teare and Brooklyn Davidson. Most Dedicated awards went to Garrett Kelly and Skylar Lillie. • In Atom Development A & B, Most Sportsmanlike went to: Connor Johnson (A) and Matteo Bordin (B); Most Improved: Jack Doray (A) and Spencer Lowe (B); Most Dedicated: Matthew Bushell (A) and Jude Adams (B). • In the Pee Wee Rec division, Most Sportsmanlike went to: Landon Quilty and Brayden Costa; Most Improved: Brydon Howkins and Steven Tate; Most Dedicated: Colby Geiger and Trent Poroznuk. • In Pee Wee Rep Tier 2, Most Sportsmanlike was awarded to: Malcolm Petty; Most Improved: Taylor Webster-Locke; Most Dedicated: Caleb Mitchell.

• In Pee Wee Rep Tier 3, Most Sportsmanlike went to: Caden Sherman; Most Improved: Tyler Bushell; Most Dedicated: Matt Campbell. • In Bantam Rec, Most Sportsmanlike went to: Jimmy Picul and August Thomson; Most Improved: Tayler Starkell and Kira Makela; Most Dedicated: Josh Niewenhuizen and Ben Tinling. • In Bantam Rep Tier 2, Most Sportsmanlike went to: Aaron Plessis; Most Improved: Noah Paterson; Most Dedicated: Evan Hughes. • In Bantam Rep Tier 3, Most Sportsmanlike went to: Sebastian Archambault; Most Improved: Brandon Jalving; Most Dedicated: Dallas Stewart. • In Midget Rec, Most Sportsmanlike was awarded to: Tyler Turner and Austin Pugh; Most Improved: Alex Sherwood and Eric Johnson; Most Dedicated: Jonathan Turko, Justin Dodge and Sean Moleschi; 3rd Year MSP: Jacob Reid and Joel Johnson;

3rd Year MIP: Bryce Sandau and Dylan Dodge. • In Midget Rep, Most Sportsmanlike went to: Kael Amdam and Matthew Gibbons; Most Improved: Cameron Graham; Most Dedicated: Adam Luchkanych. • In Midget Female Rep, Most Sportsmanlike was awarded to: Jenna Lazar; Most Improved Chloe Martin; Most Dedicated: Maddie Turner. • Referees: The Most Promising Referee awards went to Sebastien Archambault and Curtis Bannister, while the Most Dedicated Referee went to Edwin Weightman. • The Special Award for the Unsung Hero went to Rochelle Dale and Ellie Campbell. • For Volunteer Awards, the Dedicated Volunteer award went to Denise Irmen and Kyla Sherman; Dedicated Coach: Val Koska and Gerry Rasmuson; President’s trophy: Kelly Fournier. The Safety Award went to Dave Jepson and Jason Freed.

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Poetry in motion


Sonya Campbell, riding Zamiro, takes part in the Dressage Percentage Day held Sunday at Topline Stables and Show Park. A Warm-up Jumper Rounds competition was also held over the weekend.



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U11 Sharp Shooters level Vernon The Shuswap Sharp Shooters U11 girl’s development soccer team kicked off their season over the weekend with convincing wins against two Vernon teams. In the first game of the day, Shuswap put the pressure on early in the first half with Jordan King scoring on a great shot to the top corner in the first five minutes. Janae Bocking scored the second goal of the

game by confidently slotting the ball in the net off a cross from King. Early in the second half, Brooklyn Davidson made a strong run to goal but was fouled in the box, resulting in a penalty kick. Davidson was able to capitalize on her chance and scored with a beautiful shot to the top lefthand corner. Alana O’Dell fin-

ished off the scoring by dribbling through two defenders and finding the back of the net. Julia Hart and Braidy Parkes were strong in goal and shared the shutout. The final score was 4-0. After a short break, the girls were back on the field again for their second game against another Vernon team. Phoebe Barnes dominated the middle of the

field and created some great plays throughout the game. Shuswap’s defence, led by Laura Hall and Lys Milne, continued to shut down the Vernon attack. Parks opened up the scoring in the first half by capitalizing on a defensive error and taking a smart shot. King was strong on the left wing and managed to score twice off beautiful runs

up the wing. Gabriella Torrie, Holly McCaskill and Sophia Ruckle each had great chances up front. The final score was 3-0. Overall it was an excellent team effort.

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Rugby Jewels blank Boucherie The Salmon Arm Secondary Girls rugby team defended their home turf with a vengeance last Wednesday, shutting out Mt Boucherie 59-0. Coming off a 34-17 defeat in Penticton, the team wasted no time proving to themselves and the world that they could score a wealth

of tries while shutting down attacks. The first half saw two tries by flanker Krystine Hamre, and one each from Grace Rempel debuting at standoff, lock Heather Wolfear, Brooke Miller at wing, and stalwart Olivia Plummer. Rempel also kicked two successful converts to

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Talented music man earns three awards By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

Silver Creek artist Jesse Mast has risen to the top – again. He loves country music and performs it so well, that the 18-yearold singer-songwriter-guitarist recently returned from Pigeon Forge, Tenn. with three new awards. Mast, who took top spot in the 2013 Our Kids Have Talent competition, was the winner of the Global Country Star Search. The young talent sang his way to the top spot in the 17-to-20 age category, the same one he entered in the North American Country Music Awards held in Pigeon Forge in March. The competition is sponsored by the North American Country Music Association, with industry professionals acting as judges. Entrants performed eight-minute sets throughout the week, with judges using the mini sessions to draw up their winners’ lists. Mast was nominated for three awards and got all three – International Songwriter of the Year, International Male Vocalist of the Year and International Entertainer of the Year, an award that crosses all age categories. Mast estimates the indoor amphitheatre in Pigeon Forge can seat between 500 and 600 people and held “decent-size” audiences throughout the competition. “You just have to keep it real; you just go up and do your thing,” he says of his performances. “It’s impossible to guess what they are looking for. I didn’t have any expectations because I know this is music central and there were a lot of talented people.” The humble young artist refers to his wins as coming away “with a little bit of glass.” “As always, it’s nice to be recog-


Glass menagerie: Melody Lovejoy, Stephanie Lloyd, Salmon Arm’s Jesse Mast, Christianne Godard and Dahlia Wakefield admire the trophies they won at the North American Country Music Awards held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. in March. nized for what you’re trying to do as an artist, especially from other industry people,” he says, noting that while the affirmation is welcome, it is not what Mast and music are all about. Mast says some artists experiment until they find something that garners attention and money, then stick with the formula. “Suddenly, instead of trying new music, they try to recreate their music again,” he says, acknowledging he’s a fan of older-style country music. “Country music to me is a lot more real and has a lot more edge.” And that’s something Mast says

does not necessarily mean country of today. “It’s music and it has its place, but it’s not really country in its purest form,” he says, pointing out that genre lines are blurring, with a lot of today’s country losing its edge and becoming more like top-40 music or rock and roll. “I’m talking about Johnny Cash, George Strait and Garth Brooks.” Agreeing that he can appreciate other genres of music once in a while, Mast says he’s a guy who likes songs that tell stories and reflect real life. “For me, there’s nothing with better base appeal than that be-

cause it’s so raw and because it has a lot of feel and emotion... It’s storytelling that just grabs me.” Mast grew up on bluegrass and Celtic but when he heard Garth Brooks at the age of seven or eight, he was hooked. “The first time I heard him, I knew that was the best music I would ever hear, and I still think it is,” he says emphatically. “The group of people that still love the old music is far from gone.” While the recent awards do not bring further professional development sessions or contracts, Mast says they certainly help in making connections within the music

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industry. And that’s something Mast had the opportunity to do for five days prior to the awards. Canadian music industry professionals Mast was working with after meeting them at the Canadian Country Music Awards connected him with their counterparts in Nashville. “It was amazing; these are guys who wrote a lot of the music I grew up listening to,” he says enthusiastically. “They’re incredible people, just in general, they’re the best in the world at what they do.” Learning some of the inner workings of the Nashville music scene, writing with seasoned professionals and being allowed to tack his name on the back of a song was an honour. Mast is hoping to return to Nashville in the near future. In the meantime, he will continue making music and setting up gigs in the B.C. Interior. One of them will take place at the Salmar Classic Theatre on Friday, April 25, when he will form part of the local entertainment at a Roots and Blues Festival event. He will be accompanied by Keiran Rambo. The pay-what-you-can evening begins with a 7:30 p.m. screening of Boogie on Blues, director Jim Elderton’s sequel to last year’s Backstage on Blues. “Following the 40-minute film, Routes and Blues presents a musical evening performed by four of the Shuswap’s finest musical acts: Blu and Kelly Hopkins, Alan Bates and Sue Kyle, The Saloonatics and Jesse Mast,” says festival marketing manager Scott Crocker. Tickets for the popular festival that runs Aug. 15 to 17 are available at or by calling 250-833-4096. Earlybird prices are in effect till May 30.

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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 16 SPRING FEVER – Shuswap Questers presents Serah Roer, who will guide

participants in a session on a new sense of compassion and understanding, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Downtown Activity Centre. Admission is $5.

GLASS ART – Salmon Arm Art Gallery’s April exhibition is Elements in Fusion – fused glass by Sharda Murray-Kieken. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Coffee break and artist talk takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 FUNNY BONES – Canadian comedian Lorne Elliott brings his Break Out Your Funny Bones Tour at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. Tickets are available at Acorn Music. Call 250-862-8669.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18 COFFEE HOUSE – The Salmon Arm Coffee House takes place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Little Mountain Field House. Admission is a toonie or a tune. All ages are welcome.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 SILVER SCREEN – Shuswap Film Society presents The Lunchbox, a film about the more than 5,000 dabbwallas in India who deliver lunches prepared by wives to their working husbands, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20 GOSPEL MUSIC – A gospel coffeehouse takes place at 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at Seniors Drop In Centre, 31 Hudson Ave. Play or just to listen. Admission is $2. Call 250-836-5455 or 250-833-7900 for info.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22 MUCH MUSIC –The 14th Annual Shuswap Music Festival runs to May 2 and everyone is welcome. The festival wraps with a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 at First United Church. For schedules and more on the festival, go to

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 SWAP SHOP – A Community Swap Meet: SiT Swap, takes place at 6:30 p.m. at 351 Hudson Ave. Take goods, services or ideas you would like to barter, trade, or give in order to give and get back for a more sustainable future. For details, or to RSVP, email or call Karen at 250-832-7264 after 5 p.m. KIDS’ HEALTH – The annual kindergarten Health Fair takes place at the Salmon Arm Health Centre from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Update immunizations before kids go to school. Lots of info available. Call 250-833-4101 to book a time.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24 GOOD HEALTH – The Rotary Club of Salmon hosts a free Health Information Forum from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Salmar Classic from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The forum is open to the public and will deal with health concerns for young and middle-aged adults. GARDEN GAB – The Shuswap Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Scout Hall (2460 Auto Road). M. Vandenberg will talk about garden ponds.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25 COFFEE HOUSE – Shuswap Writers’ Coffee House at Choices Restaurant on Lakeshore Drive features an open mike from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by guest author Garry Gottfriedson, who will read from his new book, Chaos Inside. Admission is free. Light supper is available from 5:30. Gottfriedson, a member of the Secwepemc Nation, is a poet, teacher and rancher and presents a workshop in the afternoon at Okanagan College from 2 to 4 p.m. POVERTY REVOLUTION – Lakeside Community Church hosts a Poverty Revolution Bootcamp from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring speakers from Food For the Hungry. Registration is $25 and includes lunch and snacks. For more information, contact Jayson Ursaluk at or 250-832-4133. A21

Shakespeare in the Shuswap By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

There’s laughter to be had in Shuswap Theatre’s final main stage production of the season and entry into the 2014 Ozone Festival. Directed by Evelyn Birch, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, delivers fast-paced, gag-a-second comedy as it deconstructs all 37 of the bard’s plays, plus the sonnets, into a single two-hour whirlwind. “Laughter is a universal response – all cultures, all ages, throughout time – people respond to life and its quirks with varying degrees of mirth,” says Birch in her director’s notes. “Whether it’s a little giggle or a bellybusting guffaw, we all enjoy and need a good laugh from time to time.” Birch saw this play many years ago and says she was totally engaged by the fast pace, the outrageous silliness and the unique aspect of audience participation. “I never forgot the almost giddy feeling of joy on leaving that performance,” she says, noting she got hooked on theatre in high school where she was The Tin Man in Wiz-

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Bard games: Actors Nathan Zwicker, Marcus Smith and Uther Radcliffe rehearse a scene from Shuswap Theatre’s final mainstage production of the season. ard of Oz and Fiona in Blithe Spirit. Life took Birch in down a very different road, one on which her love for theatre was fed only by attending other people’s productions. “For years, I’d go to live theatre, thoroughly enjoy it, but go home feeling somewhat depressed and dissatisfied,” she says. “I didn’t understand why – until we moved to the Shuswap and I got involved with Shuswap Theatre. I realized that I had had let-down feelings because I needed to be involved.” Birch has been involved with Shuswap Theatre for almost 15 years – onstage, behind the scenes and on the board of directors. She has had roles in

several Shuswap Theatre productions, including How the Other Half Loves, Puppet on a String, Moon Over Buffalo, Sowing Seeds in Danny and Marion Bridge. Calling the theatre her classroom, Birch says she has learned much from many people over the years. Birch enjoys being part of what she describes as “this fabulous community.” “So many people with varying talents and interests, work together to create the magic of live theatre,” she says. “Take a moment, during the intermission, to check out the foyer display – see all the wonderful people who worked to make this show for you.”

Birch also suggested members of the audience might consider being part of the magic. She says newcomers are always welcome and suggested those with an interest chat with the volunteers at the ticket booth. In the meantime, Birch recommends the show as an antidote to stress and the blues. “It is my hope that, having left some cares behind, even for a short while, you will leave here, full of joy and hope, ready to face whatever life may have for you tomorrow,” she says. The show opens on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. and runs over three weekends. Saturday shows also start at 7:30 p.m and Sunday matinees on April 27 and May 4 start at 1:30 p.m. There are no shows Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Thrifty Thursday shows run May 1 and May 8. The show wraps on Saturday, May 10. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors 60-plus, $10 for students and $5 for children and are available at Intwined Fibre Arts at 141C Hudson Ave. NE. Unsold tickets are available at the door, an hour before showtime.

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Let the festival begin Music: Performers take to the stage April 22. The Shuswap Music Festival Society brings nine days of musical competition to the Shuswap beginning April 22. The purpose of the Shuswap Music Festival is to provide an opportunity for amateur and/ or young performing artists to demonstrate their achievements in music to their peers and to the community. Adjudicators represent the best in music in several disciplines. • Composer, producer and instructor Dan Wardrope has been playing the piano professionally for 20 years. He holds his A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and a degree from Trinity College in London, England. • Sharon Stanis has a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, soloist, and educator. As a co-founder of the Lafayette String Quartet, she has toured extensively in North America and Europe. • Cynthia Goddard earned her A.R.C.T. diploma in performance at the age of 15 and received her Bachelor of Music Degree and Master of Music Degree with a full graduate fellowship in piano performance from the University of British Columbia. • Peter Stigings has

taught at elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels. He has served as an adjudicator, conductor, evaluator and workshop clinician throughout Canada, USA and Hong Kong. He has directed bands, choirs, orchestras and jazz ensembles and is known as a master teacher. • Soprano Alexandra Kosachukova Babbel’s opera career in Chicago included the title role in the world premiere production of The Aspern Papers and roles with the Lincoln Opera and the Milwaukee Opera Company. The festival takes place in several venues in Salmon Arm. Information about them and the competition schedule are available at www.musicfestivalweb. com/shuswap. The Night of Stars Gala Concert wraps up the competition with a at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2 at the First United Church. The Shuswap Music Festival is a presentation of the Shuswap Music Festival Society and sponsored by the Shuswap branch of the BC Registered Music Teachers and the three Rotary Clubs of Salmon Arm. Members of the public are welcome but photographs or filming are not allowed during the competition.

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Bunny trail leads to Piccadilly The Easter Spring Fling will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Mall at Piccadilly. The busy day will feature children’s activities in the morning and an Easter bonnet contest and spring fashion event in the afternoon. The morning’s activities in-

clude musical performances by Bop the Bunny, an Easter storytime, child ID station, children’s arts and craft station and free pictures with the Easter bunny from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At noon, the Easter bunny will lead the children on an Easter egg hunt through the

mall to collect small treats from participating stores. Dress up in your own special bonnet and enter to win prizes. Winners of the bonnet contest will be chosen in various age categories, from preschoolers to seniors during the Easter Bonnet fashion show. A23

A mall-wide spring fashion show will follow at 1 p.m. where the merchants will provide the latest in spring fashions and accessories on the main stage. For more information on the event, contact the Mall at Piccadilly administration office at 250-832-0441.

Fundraiser focuses on spelling, trivia and fun front Resort. “It is a team FUNdraiser and nobody spells alone,” says literacy outreach co-ordinator Jennifer Findlay. “There will also be other fun activities and trivia throughout the morning so it is more about team-building,

networking, and having fun than it is about spelling – although the winning team will definitely have bragging rights and a nice plaque to display at their place of business.” Several businesses, organizations and individuals have signed on

to participate, including the Salmon Arm Observer. Interested parties may register as individuals or as teams. Findlay will help individuals teams organize, so don’t hesitate to participate. Call her at 250-833-

2095 or visit www. to register. The registration deadline for the fundraiser is Tuesday, April 22. LASS is a registered charity and charitable tax receipts will be available for all donors.


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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

SALMON ARM BULLDOGS BOXING CLUB is having a Fundraiser and will be at Bill’s Bottle depot April 26th. fundraising for new equipment and travel expenses for Provincials happening in May. Early donations will be accepted at Salmon Arm Window and Door, located at the corner of Lakeshore and 10th St SW from April 21st through April 25th. For more information contact Ryan at 250-517-8725

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MINNETTE, BERTHA EVELYN (EVA) 1916 - 2014 Mom passed away at the Piccadilly Care Centre on March 31, 2014 at the age of 98 years. She was pre-deceased by her husband Alf, one grandson and one greatgrandson. Eva is survived by her daughters; Esther (Andy) Caldow, Jean (Albert) Husband, five grandchildren and 6 great grand-children. Eva lived in Canoe for 43 years and moved to Salmon arm in 1989. The family would like to thank all the Doctors and nursing staff at Piccadilly Care for their constant care. A family service was held on April 9, 2014 at Bowers Funeral Home. Eva will be lovingly missed by her family and friends. Online condolences may be sent through Eva’s obituary at Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC

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HUFFMAN, VIOLET KATHLEEN 1921-2013 Vi, as she preferred to be called, was born in Toronto, Ontario and spend the first 20 years of her life there. She travelled frequently with her parents, several times to England to visit relatives and various destinations in the US. The family spent summers on the coast of Maine and travelled to the Grand Canyon. Vi married John Huffman in September 1941. He soon joined the Air Force and they started their travelling life. Two daughters, Sandra and Joan were born in Toronto. World War 2 was over before John finished his pilot training with the RCAF, but he decided to make it his career. As a young family they lived in Singapore and England. After a few years Vi was homesick for Canada and her family, so the family travelled by ocean liner back to Canada. They settled in Toronto and later Manitoba where they saw the arrival of their first son. After many more moves throughout Canada, their youngest child Robert was born in Vancouver. With John’s retirement from the Air Force in 1965, he and Vi and the two boys settled by Shuswap Lake in Sorrento. Vi became very active in St. Mary’s Church for many years. She played the organ for services and weddings, supplied flowers for the altar and always supported rummage sales and other fundraisers. Vi loved the Girl Guide movement, especially Brownies, and was a leader then district commissioner for many years. After the boys were raised, John and Vi spent winters in Arizona, exploring miles of roads in their motorhome. They enjoyed escaping the snow and cold! Vi’s involvement with the church diminished at this time but she still brought back quarts of inexpensive vanilla from Mexico to sell at the spring fair. In 2001 the family was saddened by the loss of Joan from cancer. John died in Tucson, Arizona in 2005. Following his passing, Vi lived for a time in Salmon Arm. As her needs increased and she needed long term care, she came to Prince George where her daughter Sandra lives. Vi always enjoyed being around people and was much loved by her caregivers. Vi was a loving wife for 64 years and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed people, socializing, games and made many friends in her travels. She will be sadly missed by daughter Sandra Hepburn, son Bob Huffman, 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Sorrento on April 19 at 1:30 pm. Light refreshments to be served following the service.

KENNETH JAMES MAXWELL January 12, 1956 – April 1, 2014 It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my father Kenneth James Maxwell, on the morning of April 1st. He passed on peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side. His kind heart and enduring smile will never be forgotten by those whose lives he touched. He showed us all what true courage and an un-waivering positive attitude can accomplish in the face of adversity when he welcomed his three grandsons into this world. He will always be remembered as a caring brother, loving father, doting grandfather, and a truly caring friend to those near him. His spirit, sense of humour and smile will be gravely missed but never forgotten. A true free spirit. A small private gathering will be held in Enderby by friends and family to celebrate this wonderful man’s life. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services and Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Ken’s obituary at www.

By shopping local you support local people. RUDOLF MEISSNER MAY 13, 1928 – APRIL 9, 2014 Son, step-son, brother, husband, dad and friend – Rudy passed away peacefully in the company of family. He lived his life and overcame many personal adversities with his quiet determination, enjoying his family and the outdoors: fishing, hiking, camping, his garden and his dogs. As a young man he sought opportunity and a better future by leaving Germany and post-war Europe for Canada in 1953. Landing in Montreal, he then moved to Ottawa where he met and married his life-long friend and partner, Margaret, in 1960. They continued westward to BC living in: Vancouver, Canim Lake, Vanderhoof and finally Tofino. Over the years, they explored most of western North America with their motorhome. And it was in Tofino that the family gathered on the beach to greet the new millennium with a campfire. Rudy is pre-deceased by his step-father and dad, Jozef Altmann, his mother, Anna Meissner (Buchmann), his father Rudolf Meissner, brother Fritz (Hildegard) Meissner, sister Hedwig Anna (Florian) Schreibner, step-brothers: Jozef (Erika) Altmann, Mundel (Hilde) Altmann, Egon (Lydia) Altmann, and Walter (Hedletraude) Altmann, stepsister Lydia (Franz) Wagner and half-brother Adolf Altmann, all of Germany. Left to remember him is his wife of 53 years, Margaret, his daughters: Christin Hillary (Brian Webb), and Ingrid (Harley) Belt, his grandchildren: Krystelle (Matthew) Wakefield, Jessica Belt and Dallas Belt and faithful companion Schatzi. A Remembrance Open House took place at the Belt home, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Online condolences may be sent through Rudolf’s obituary at

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GET FREE Vending Machines. Can earn $100,000 + per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected Territories. Full details call now 1-866668-6629. Or visit us online:

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ANSAN TRAFFIC NOW HIRING FLAGGERS, certified TCP’s only Email: Cell: 250575-2353 Web site: EXP Line Cooks and Dishwashers needed immediately for the Barley Station Brew Pub and the Wicked Spoon Cafe and Grill. email resume to or drop off at the Pub ROOFER/LABOURER, must have valid Class 5, no calls after 9pm. (250)833-5757

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

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.

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

Help Wanted

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CONDUCTORS REVELSTOKE - REQUISITION # 30204 Tired of the same old thing? At Canadian Pacific you can be part of something historic. You have a chance to make a difference, to see Canada, and build a future.


Canadian Pacific is one of Canada’s most iconic companies. We move the goods that keep the world turning, and we’re on our way to doing it better than anyone else. To get there, CP is looking for some adaptable, hard-working, safety-conscious, and results-driven people to join our force of conductors. From the Observer Gang

Happy 26th Birthday “Love Muffin” on April 18, 2014

We Love You!

You don’t need: Railroading experience Connections You do need: Great attitude Willingness to learn Safety oriented work ethic To work in and around Revelstoke

PROCESSING STAFF MEMBERS TO JOIN OUR TEAM Enjoy the benefits of working downtown in a clean and friendly fast-paced office environment. • • • • •

Confident Computer Skills Keyboard skills a must Supervised Training Opportunities for continuing education Team Player, Hard Worker and a Self Starter will be the key to success in our organization. Please forward your email resume to or drop off your resume at Barbara Malashewsky at 290 Alexander St., Salmon Arm, B.C. No phone calls please. IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR THE RIGHT PERSON

Unique Opportunity

Competition closes on April 25, 2014

Black Press has a very unique opportunity for the right person.

For additional information on Canadian Pacific and this career opportunity, visit us online at

Mom, Dad, Darren, Char, Adam, Rachelle, Nathanial, Jeremy, Jaclyn & Blair

Only those candidates contacted will be considered. All communication will be directed to the email address you use on your online application form. The journey has begun but is far from over.

Happy 28th Birthday Rachelle! on April 21, 2014

WE LOVE YOU! Mom & Dad Kaufman, Darren, Char, Adam, Nathaniel, Jeremy, Brandon, Jaclyn & Blair





Help Wanted


We currently have an opening for a sales person to help us with our paid distribution newspapers across B.C. This position means getting out in the community and talking to subscribers about our newspapers and working to build stronger relationships with existing readers of our newspapers. It also includes finding new subscribers for our newspapers and helping introduce them our award winning host of community newspapers. This is not a year-around position and will run from March to October each year. We offer a spectacular compensation package and bonus incentives. Your own vehicle is required, but we cover all travel expenses. This is really a great opportunity for the right person. It is a different type of job, but definitely has different types of rewards. If you feel this position would be the perfect fit for you, then we would love to hear from you. Please email all enquiries to Michelle Bedford at



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:

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


Trades, Technical

FREE training to be a licensed Real Estate Agent.

Log N Hearth & Bayside Marina, now hiring servers & line cooks please send resume to

RJ Haney Heritage Village has an employment opportunity in Marjorie’s Tea Room as First Cook. For more info call (250)832-5243. Email cover letter & resume to:

COMPUTERIZED Medical Office requires part time Medical Office Assistant. Hours are flexible and experience is an asset. Please drop off resume at Shuswap Family Practice, suite 102, 571 6 St NE Salmon Arm, BC or call 250-832-2151 for more information. Only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted.


“The World’s Largest Real Estate Organization” The real estate market is HOT. Earn a lucrative income. Enjoy a dynamic career. Limited space available. For more information or to sign up now call: RON LANGRIDGE Sales Manager Century 21 Lifestyles 1-800-830-0545 or 250-832-6060

North Enderby Timber is looking to hire General Laborer’s, a Millwright and Heavy Duty Mechanic. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637. PART-TIME/FULL-TIME line cook needed immediately at Home Restaurant- Sorrento. Apply in person to Doug. PART-TIME/FULL-TIME line cook needed immediately at Home Restaurant- Sorrento. Apply in person to Doug.

ROSA’S Taco Stand needs kitchen help must have Food Safe. P/T call (250)804-3917 SHUSWAP PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Looking to hire 2 reliable, seasonal, part time workers weekday & weekend work Int/Ext. Window Cleaners & Vacation Rental Cleaners Apply to: (250)675-4242 Criminal Check required

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical CONCRETE FINISHERS & Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Fax 780-444-9165.

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

Excavating & Drainage


Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience.

Apply, careers & then choose the FastTRACK Application.

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


Garden & Lawn

Do you have experience in automotive repair? Must be committed to providing excellent customer service. Experience is an asset.

Garden & Lawn


WE PROVIDE: • Competitive wages & benefits • Extensive training program • Profit Sharing


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


The Auto Service Desk #300 - 1151 10th Ave. S.W. Salmon Arm, B.C.

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449


Farm Services

Farm Services


Accounting Administrator




We Deliver

• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

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

Volunteer Kayak Coordinator Needed SARP is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator for the Kayaking Program. The Coordinator meets with Kayak members and develops the season, starting with the Open House May 10. Other activities are clinics, day trips & drop-ins. Certified instructors have already been confirmed to deliver workshops, clinics & coaching. Please let us know if you or someone you know in the kayaking community may be interested in joining our organization in this exciting, challenging and very rewarding role. Some Kayak experience preferred.

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.

Apply in person and drop off your resumé to:

Shuswap Community Resources Cooperative (SCRC), Salmon Arm is seeking to fill a significant Accounting Administrator position in our growing organization. The ability to work in a fast paced and multi-company environment, to work in collaboration with the SCRC accounting team, and possess strong interpersonal skills is essential elements of your qualifications. For information regarding SCRC please refer to our website Those with a certified accounting/bookkeeping diploma or designation plus a minimum of three years of progressive and proven financial responsibility are invited to apply. Knowledge of fund accounting in a charitable not-for-profit environment will be an asset as well as expertise and proficiency with accounting software Sage/Simply Accounting and QB, and MS Excel. You will have comprehensive knowledge of GAAP, and NPO accounting standards, be adept at developing systems and processes for clients with complex transactions, and possess solid organizational and time management skills. This is a permanent position 21 – 28 hours per week, available immediately. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their covering letter and resume, to the attention of the General Manager, Shuswap Community Resources Cooperative,

AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package



SACL is looking for a life sharing situation with Respite Live-in Home Support Workers and scheduled support staff. You will support an adult with developmental disabilities to fulfill activities of daily living by assisting with all aspects of care, including meal preparation, housekeeping, personal care and hygiene, grooming, dressing and socialization. You will be responsible to assist in all areas of upkeep for the home. A Criminal Record Search will be required. Appy to or PO Box 153, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3. NO PHONE CALLS.


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Help Wanted

CANADIAN TIRE Salmon Arm Location


Mi-tec Millwork & Cabinetry has an opportunity for a qualified Shop Foreman. Minimum 5 years’ experience supervising a team of 5 or more cabinet makers. Please email for further details

Financial Services

Call Ted at 250-833-8556 for information


Financial Services

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.


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

Financial Services DROWNING IN debt? Cut debts more than 60% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. UNFILED TAX Returns? Unreported Income? Avoid Prosecution and Penalties. Call a Tax Attorney First! 1855-668-8089 (Monday-Friday 9-6 ET).

Professionals Connecting Professionals

Where CAREERS come true!

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Merchandise for Sale

Home Care

Misc Services


LIVE in Caregiver. Harmony Home Care provides an RN Nurse as a live in caregiver at minimum wage, Please write to or call 250980-3840 to book a free visit in the comfort of your home. Harmony, providing peace of mind at an affordable rate.

Miles’ Mobile Mechanical

Think Spring Repairs & Maintenance to: • Lawn & Garden Equipment • Chainsaws • Trimmers • ATVs • Sleds

HUGE AUCTION - SAT April 12th @ 10AM - 306 Dawson Ave. PENTICTON. The above notice was to have been cancelled prior to publishing. Black Press apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.


$100 & Under


MOVING sale, Blind Bay, various household items (250)675-4332

Cell 804-6869 • 30+ years locally

Legal Services


Pets & Livestock

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

GOOD quality horse hay, small bales (250)835-4748 or (250)833-9595

Moving sale: Furniture all rooms. W/D, Steel framed canvas cover for car/boat, Drum set. call 250-833-4594

Heat, Air, Refrig.


Garage Sales

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

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


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

1031 22nd Ave Sw April 19th 10am-3pm 12 Ft fishing boat complete, videos records, hshld, tools etc.. 4391 45thSt SE Industrial Park, April 18/19 9am-4pm Fire Sale Prices, Shop tools, Cement mixer on wheels, boat & motor and trailer, Beautiful 3.5x7 Executive rosewood desk and credenza, bunk bed mattresses w/ duvets etc... CHASE MOVING sale 512 Hendry Ave behind the legion. April 19/20 Sat 9-2 Sun 9-12 Furn tools boat and Equip. Clothes books DVD’s HUGE Downsizing & Moving Sale: 5351 46Ave SE, V1E 1X2, Apr.18/19, 9-4, Apr. 20, 10-3, Vintage to Modern Sat Apr 19 9-3 Estate Sale 5001 14thSt NE. Hshld items, furn, tools & much more...

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

Misc Services

Home & Yard •Renovation •Repair •Maintenance

•Fencing •Decks •Patios


Poultry Started Pullets 17 weeks just starting to lay brown eggs. $12.00 each. 250-308-7972.

Merchandise for Sale

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

Pet Services

Feed & Hay

Auctions SPRING AUCTION Sunday April 27th 12pm Visit For info call 250-832-2126

PET GROOMING With Michelle

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

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

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale


IDEAL FOR: Table covers, crafts, drawing or packing. Various sizes. Available at the SALMON ARM OBSERVER OFFICE • Cash Sales Only 171 Shuswap St. NW, Salmon Arm

$300 & Under

Misc. for Sale 3Way 3Cu Ft. RV Fridge Only $550 call 250-832-5506 BED Chesterfield (lt. green) $25., wall unit (walnut color) $20., 2 bikes lady/man, good cond $75. each. Kimball Piano $200. (250)955-6366 CEDAR Shakes, 24� hand split. (1-250)836-3143 Malakwa GE 30� Range. White Self Cleaning, fairly new. Doesn’t fit after house reno $300 OBO 250-253-9585 KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate Bugs- Guaranteed. No Mess, Odorless, Long Lasting. Available at Ace Hardware & The Home Depot. LAWN Mower Scott’s Ride-on w/grass catcher. 42 in. Exc cond. $1495 OBO View at Lee Creek 604-530-4705 SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. Wanted Collectors Currently Buying: Coin Collections, Antiques, Native Art, Old Silver, Paintings, Jewellery etc. We Deal with Estates 778-281-0030 PURCHASING old Canadian & American coin collections & accumulations. 250-548-3670 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online We buy & sell it all: windows, doors, kit. cab.,paint etc.Happy Harry’s Liquidations, 5201 27th St.,Vernon, 250-549-7099

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale 1 BED/1 bath condo in MacIntosh Grove. Util. room, 5 appli, approx. 800 sq. ft. $140,000. (250)832-9990

For Sale By Owner 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

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


Best rate 5yr-3.29%OAC

Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976. Rates Consistently better than banks


Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Other Areas 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. apartment, close to down town, adults, NS, NP, references req.(250)833-6855

1 Bedroom Apartment fridge, stove, coin laundry

& hot water included, No Pets

SPRING AUCTION Sunday April 27th 12pm Visit For info call 250-832-2126

1-855-852-5660 Toll Free







Apt/Condo for Rent

Suites, Lower

Scrap Car Removal

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

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

#1AA Auto Recycler’s. Scrap Cars/Metal. Will pay for some cars. Scott 250-558-8855

Bright, spacious 2 bedroom apartments Close to town, family owned & operated. Includes F/S, DW, A/C, H/W NS, NP. Available May 1, 2014 $825 / month (250) 803-1694 Ask about Senior’s Discount LAKEVIEW MANOR Beautiful unfurnished and fully furnished Apts. Viewing Shuswap Lake & McGuire Park. Close to all amenities in quiet adult NS, NP building. *Short term rates avail. Ref’s req’d (250)833-9148

Commercial/ Industrial RETAIL space for lease in Blind Bay/Sorrento area. Excellent rates. Call Terry (250)804-6132

Duplex / 4 Plex

VERY bright 2bdrm, 3pce. bath, own laundry & level entry, single person wanted $700/mo. util. incl., near uptown SA, refs & DD, avail April 15 (250)832-2246 (250)833-6829

Suites, Upper 2Bdrm BRIGHT. Walk to town. NS NP DW. laundry Bright $825. Avail. May 1 (250)835-8316

Want to Rent WANT TO RENT

Moving to Salmon Arm May 1 to work as a technician at a local Dealership. Good reference, current landlady. Single occupant, quiet N/S N/P. Close to town as possible. Ideally a garage to store & tinker w/motorcycles.

1-778-418-0406 or e-mail:



NEW 3 bd 2.5 bath. W/D, 2 car grge. Walk to Askews, rec centre, bus routes, schools. N/S, small pet ok. Avail May 5. $1300+ utilities. Ph 250-804-1244

Antiques / Classics

Mobile Homes & Pads

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

3 bdrm. mbl home. $800 utils. Malakwa. Brand new addition, renovated in, wood/electric heat, fenced yard. 250-8364957

Auto Financing

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

Homes for Rent 1BDRM. on 2acres, turn around yard for bus or truck, 2 outside storage sheds, W/D/F/S, 5971 TCHwy NW (250)833-6621 (250)832-2643 2 Bedroom house for rent in Sicamous. $850/month. Washer/Dryer and appliances included. Contact 403-689-9887 FULLY reno’d on greenbelt. 2 bed + den. 6 appl, fenced yard, avail. May 1,NS, work/retire couple pref. $1100. mth + util. (250)832-7797

Suites, Lower 1BDRM. $650/mo. + $325 DD utilities included (250)8040224 1BDRM, above ground, F/S/W/D, walking distance to both malls, NS, NP, avail. May 1st, $600/mo. + hydro (250)804-5705 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 1BDRM. W/O suite, Raven area., avail. March 15th $700/mo. incl. util., N/S, DD, (250)253-1265 /250-833-0248 1 BED plus den W/O bright basement suite, shared laundry, 5appl, large storage room, private deck w/view, prefer clean & quiet, $700/mo. util incl. + full DD, NS, ref’s req., avail. now (250)803-8589 3bdrm or 2bdrm, 5appl, near 4 schools, rink, NS, NP, back yard, a/c $900-950/mo. + DD,Top avail May 1 bottom avail June 1 Or will rent the whole house (250)295-5498 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 CLEAN 1bdrm suite,Silvercreek NS, ND, NP, $550/mo. incl util. & sat (250)832-5376 DAYLIGHT 1bdrm. suite, level entry, parking, large kit., lots of storage, SW SA cable/util/int incl., refs req’d, pets neg., $799/mo. NS, No Parties Avail May 1 (250)515-2343 DT Salmon Arm large 2Bdrm, yard, parking, W/D/F/S, $1300 inclusive, avail Apr. 1st, NS inside or out, no smart meter, (250)832-6296 (250)463-3313

Cars - Domestic 2001 Grand Marquis only 93,000kms, like new, $6200. (250)463-1049 2006 PT Cruiser, orig. owner, 97,000km, 2 sets of tires on rims, ex. cond. (250)517-0615


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

Motorcycles 2004 Yamaha Classic 650 17500 Kms exc cond. Blue. Asking $4750 OBO 250-6752847 or 250-833-5487 2006 TTR125 Yamaha, electric & kick start, excellent cond., only used a few times, original tires on bike. $2,000.250-549-1489

Recreational/Sale HUNTERS Special 10.5 Kit camper 1 pce roof F/S toilet $900. OBO 250-955-6366

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

Trucks & Vans 1998 Dodge 2500 diesel C/W Everything. Club Cab canopy. 200,000 miles. $5900 OBO 250-679-4662 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 182000 Kms Good Cond $5000 OBO 240-463-3278 or 250-679-7855

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


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