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Spray clean Salmon Arm firefighters Brandon Payne, left, Dan Stewart, and Darin Gerow clean part of Lakeshore Drive in downtown Salmon Arm on Sunday, March 29.


New leads in double-murder case

Mistaken identity: Forensic technology has RCMP refocusing efforts on 2010 investigation. By Tracy Hughes OBSERVER STAFF

The RCMP say advancements in forensic science have led to new and viable leads into the murders of Jeffrey Taylor and Leanne MacFarlane. Approximately three months before the murder, the couple, former owners of Shuswap Wireless Connections Ltd., had moved from Salmon Arm to Cranbrook to expand their business. They were shot at a rural home about 20 kilometres

east of Cranbrook on May 29, 2010. MacFarlane died at the scene while Taylor died later in hospital. Police later concluded the pair, both in their forties, were brutally killed in a case of mistaken identity. The house had previously been visited by police investigators who were looking into a targeted shooting outside the Sam Steele Inn in Cranbrook in October 2009. The home had been linked to the drug trade. A former resident of the home, Doug Mahon, was one of the assailants con-

nected with the Sam Steele Hotel shooting. Then, in 2013, three Cranbrook men were convicted in a complex murder plot that targeted Mahon in 2009. Since the murders occurred, police say hundreds of witnesses were interviewed including several who saw two people walking or running from the crime scene along Highway 3 near the couple’s home. While the RCMP is not elaborating on the new forensic evidence or leads,

This week A near-miss at a downtown intersection put the spotlight on pedestrian safety. See A5. A local team captured bronze at the Canadian Senior Curling Championships. See A15.

police say the developments have prompted more officers to be assigned to the case, new witnesses to be interviewed and some witnesses to be re-interviewed. “As the result of tireless investigative efforts, police have been successful in moving the investigation forward,” said Staff Sgt. Dave Dubnyk. The RCMP has established a dedicated tip line for the double-murder. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-9878477.


Unsolved: The RCMP has stepped up the inves-

tigation into the 2010 homicides of Jeffery Taylor and Leanne MacFarlane.

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Life sentence for Degenhardt killing Murder: Alberta man must serve 16 years before parole eligibility. By Barry Kerton BARRHEAD LEADER

Norman “John” Jerrett, a Barrhead, Alta resident was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 16 years after shooting and killing his marijuana supplier, Valentine Degenhardt, of Salmon Arm and then disposing of his body in the woods in 2013. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Denny Thomas said that it was clear the jury did not believe Norman John Jerrett’s version of the events. “John Jerrett concocted a gigantic lie to cover up this callous act,” he said. Crown Prosecutor Greg Gudelot asked Thomas to give a period of parole ineligibility of between 20 and 22 years, saying that Jerrett has shown no regret for his actions. “We’ve seen nothing from Mr. Jerrett to indicate any remorse,” he said. “In fact, we’ve seen the exact opposite of remorse.” Jerrett declined the opportunity to speak to the court before being sentenced. Defence lawyer

Naeem Rauf had suggested the minimum 10 years. On March 5, an Edmonton jury found Norman “John” Jerrett, 48, guilty of second degree murder, in the death of Valentine Degenhardt. The jury also found Jerrett guilty of interference with a body, break and enter and theft, possession of a prohibited firearm without a licence and four counts of possession of controlled drugs for trafficking. On July 19, 2013, Degenhardt was reported missing when he failed to contact his wife after visiting family and friends in Barrhead. Two days earlier, on July 15, Degenhardt was seen departing a Barrhead gas station early in the evening. Believing his disappearance to be suspicious, RCMP opened an investigation headed by the Edmonton Major Crimes unit and supported by several other RCMP detachments. Hikers came across Degenhardt’s Jeep about 200 kilometres

northwest of Edmonton, off Highway 32 between Whitecourt and Swan Hills in early November 2013. Police then conducted a thorough ground search of the area, aided by the information from the hikers and interviews from other

Valentine Degenhardt MURDER VICTIM people of interest and found human remains, which the medical examiner identified as Degenhardt. Although Degenhardt was a Salmon Arm resident, he spent a lot of time travelling between his home and a rental property he had in Morinville, Alta. and often stopped in Barrhead. It was during one of these stops Jerrett shot and killed Degenhardt.

Observer picks up wins at national competition It’s a blue ribbon for the Salmon Arm Observer and accolades for our staff. The Canadian Community Newspaper Awards named the Salmon Arm Observer a blue-ribbon winner among all the newspapers in the under-4,000 circulation category. This was accompanied by a second-place award in the best front page competition. In addition to the newspaper award, reporter Barb Brouwer was honoured with a third-place win for best news story in the under-4,000 circulation category for her article entitled, “Facing the Ebola threat,” which detailed the tribula-

During the monthlong trial, Gudelot told the jury how Jerrett shot Degenhardt at his Barrhead home with a 9-mm handgun, which he purchased illegally from another drug dealer. The Crown prosecutor said Jerrett then broke into Degenhardt’s Morinville rental home to steal thousands of dollars worth of drugs. After stealing the drugs, Gudelot said Jerrett used Degenhardt’s computer to search several topics, including how long it took a body to decompose and how to disassemble a handgun.

He also said the jury would hear how Jerrett enlisted the help of family members to clean up the crime scene and hide the body and how he stole Degenhardt’s cell phone to create a false pattern of communication to give the impression the victim was still alive and had left Barrhead. During the trial, Jerrett testified that he shot Degenhardt in self defence after being woken up by his dog and finding a masked man with a hammer in his home. -Reprinted with permission from the Barrhead Leader.

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tions of Salmon Arm resident Bev Kauffeldt as a Samaritan’s Purse volunteer in Liberia during the worst of the epidemic. Reporter-photographer Evan Buhler also earned a third-place win in the best news feature photo category for papers with a circulation under 4,000.

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Aftermath: A speedboat sits embedded in a houseboat after a fatal collision on Shuswap Lake in 2010.

Witness avoided zig-zagging boat By Tim Petruk

lake — lights that turned out to be a blue LED rope light on a houseboat, An avid Shuswap Lake boater has court heard. told a judge he “veered off” to avoid “Before we got to the houseboat, a speedboat being driven erratically we see an odd blue light about 10 moments before a fatal 2010 crash or 15 feet up above the water,” Macthat killed the driver of a nearby dim- Donald said. ly lit houseboat. “It wasn’t until we got right beside Leon Reinbrecht is charged with the boat that my father-in-law said, one count each of criminal negli- ‘Oh, that’s a houseboat.’ gence causing death and “I was kind of shocked criminal negligence causthat I came up on him and ing bodily harm. His trial I didn’t see him. There in B.C. Supreme Court was no light evident on resumed on Monday, the houseboat and that March 30, after a twokind of concerned me. week break. So, I just focused on The charges stem moving forward.” from the crash that killed MacDonald said he houseboat owner Ken passed the houseboat and Brown. Leon Reinbrecht then noticed the lights of Scott MacDonald testianother vessel in the waAccused of fied he was on a boat with ter. negligence nine family members on “We saw the lights July 3, 2010, following from a boat doing donuts a fireworks display in Magna Bay, and zig-zagging — driving erraticalheading back to his father-in-law’s ly,” he said. “I remember commentproperty on the Shuswap’s north ing that he was pretty close to shore shore. to be doing that because there’s al“We started heading up lake toward ways boats tied up.” Fraser Bay, just taking our time,” MacDonald said he took an extra MacDonald said. “We were just wide path around the boat out of an cruising very slowly. It was hard to abundance of caution. see. It was a really, really dark night.” “I was concerned we’d get crashed Before he spotted the speedboat in to, so I just veered off,” he said. being driven erratically, MacDonald Reinbrecht’s trial is expected to run said, he noticed strange lights on the into mid-April.



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Politics: Premier changes course on First Nations. By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS

In its current form, the B.C. Treaty Commission would need a century to settle all the aboriginal land claims that are before it, according to Premier Christy Clark. Taking questions this past week for the first time about the sudden cancellation of former cabinet minister George Abbott’s appointment to lead the commission, Clark said she doesn’t know yet if the organization will continue. She emphasized that having only 50 out of 200 B.C. First Nations involved, and painfully slow progress with those, is not enough. “There have been some results, but four treaties in 22 years for $600 million is not enough result,” Clark said. “We have to be able to move faster and we have to find a way to in-

clude more First Nations in the said. “You don’t do it by blowprocess.” ing it up without talking to your Word of Abbott’s rejection partners.” was met with surprise and disPierre and others have exappointment from outgoing pressed their own frustrations chief commissioner Sophie with the slow pace of progress, Pierre and commisparticularly from sioners representing Ottawa. Treaty the other two parties deals involving a it represents, the share of salmon federal government runs were put on and B.C.’s First Nahold for years while tions Summit. the federal governNDP Leader John ment held an inquiHorgan said the ry into the state of B.C. government’s Fraser River socksudden decision to eye runs. George Abbot leave a key position Pierre has also APPOINTMENT vacant is a violation called for forgiveDENIED of trust with abness of the debt original communipiled up by First ties and Ottawa, which provides Nations as negotiations drag on. the cash for treaty settlements. Money to continue talks is borB.C. provides Crown land once rowed against future cash settleclaimed territories are defined. ments for resources extracted “I don’t disagree with those from aboriginal territories, leavwho suggest the treaty process ing the parties with little left to can be revitalized,” Horgan invest in communities.

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Foothill Road repairs pegged at $300,000 By Martha Wickett Repairs to the section of Foothill Road damaged by a mud slide are expected to total $300,000. Rob Niewenhuizen, the city’s director of engineering and public works, explained to city council’s March 23 meeting that the sloughing of the side of the road was initially expected to cost $400,000 to fix. However, savings were realized by factors such as BC Hydro assisting with the relocation of a power pole at an estimated cost of $50,000. The city is also expecting to receive about $5,000 from the Shuswap Emergency Program and its pro-

vincial equivalent towards a geotechnical assessment. In the area that sloughed was a natural gas main serving about 60 residents as well as an eight-inch asbestos cement water main installed in 1973. Geotechnical engineers recommended that the flows from the ditch be redirected by installing a new culvert to allow the affected area to dry out. The road was then reconstructed. The cause of the sloughing, which occurred Feb. 17, was runoff that increased flows in the ditch on the south side of the road and then flowed under the road, causing the bank on the north side to collapse.

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Damage: Rob Hein, the city s roads and parks manager, left, and Terry Eddy of Fletcher Paine Associates Ltd. inspect a part of Foothill Road that washed out on Tuesday, Feb. 17. About 60 metres of road were affected, just west of Mount Ida Cemetery. The road was reopened March 10, but with a gravel surface. It will be paved this spring. Niewenhuizen said staff are recommend-

ing that the work be paid for by using funds from two other road-related reserves: $285,000 from the Fourth Street connector – 10th and Bayview SE – and $15,000 from the Shoemaker Hill/ Auto Road extension fund.

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Near-miss highlights pedestrian safety By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Sue Davis shakes when she thinks about it. As she left the downtown Askew’s and proceeded on foot towards the stationery store on Alexander Street, she had a literal brush with injury, if not death. She had taken three or four steps into the crosswalk on Lakeshore Drive when a car barrelled through the stop sign on Alexander without stopping, and swung left through the crosswalk spanning Lakeshore. “It was so close it actually touched my knee on the corner of the car, it actually swished my knee,” she says. “He didn’t even slow down, I don’t think he saw me.” The woman in the car with the driver did see her, however. “He knew what happened, his wife actually saw me, I could tell from the look on her face. But he didn’t stop, he even seemed to speed up.” Davis, and four or five onlookers, were astounded.

“There was no braking or anything; it was a wonder he even made the corner. People around me couldn’t believe it. I was flabbergasted. I had never been so close before. One more second and I would have been hit.” She said her knee wasn’t hurt – “it just brushed my pant leg” – but she lurched backward, leaving her with a sore back. “Two people were behind me just coming onto the crosswalk. They said, wow, this is usually a bad spot but they’d never seen anything like this before.” Afterwards Davis was in shock, shaking uncontrollably, a reaction that lasted for more than an hour. Dealing with the aftermath of the near miss made her think how terrible it would be to actually get hit. At the time she didn’t think about getting the vehicle’s licence plate number, but she said the car looked like a whitish Toyota, an older model. The driver appeared to be about 60. “He almost wrenched the wheel, like he was race track driving…

I don’t know how he even made it without hitting anyone on Alexander.” The incident took place about 1 p.m. on Friday, March 20. Sgt. Andrew Hunter of the Salmon Arm RCMP said police files for the last year or so do not reveal an issue with that particular area. However, he said, this could be either because it does not happen often or because it is not reported to police. As for safety, pedestrians have the right of way in a marked crosswalk. He encourages them, if at all possible, to make eye contact with drivers to ensure they are seen before crossing. Hunter said reports of vehicle/pedestrian collisions to police are rare – but that doesn’t mean they don’t happen. “I think maybe there are a lot of close calls that do not get reported because no one is hurt or there is no damage to a vehicle,” he said. Davis hopes the man who nearly hit her will read this article, or that someone else wrote down his licence plate number. “I wish there had

Scene: Sue Davis stands next to the crosswalk in front of the downtown Askew’s along Lakeshore Drive. Last week, Davis was nearly struck by a vehicle while well into the crosswalk.


been a police car around. That guy was really, really in the wrong. He could have hit other people around me.” Davis moved to Salmon Arm from the Lower Mainland, and she thinks this man’s driving is not the norm for this community. She mentioned to her husband the day before how happy she was that people here seem to ‘pre-stop,’ or stop early for crosswalks. “He commented he noticed it too. People seem more pedestrianconscious. Then the next day, I almost get hit.”

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SASCU RECREATION CENTRE FACILITY, SHAW CENTRE TWIN SHEET ARENA COMPLEX & SASCU LITTLE MOUNTAIN SPORTS COMPLEX FIELD HOUSE LEASE AND OPERATING AGREEMENTS Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of the City of Salmon Arm to enter into Lease and Operating Agreements with the Shuswap Recreation Society for the lease and operation of the SASCU Recreation Centre Facility & Shaw Centre Twin Sheet Arena Facility located at 2600 – 10 Avenue (TCH) NE and the SASCU Little Mountain Sports Complex Field House located at 250 – 30 Street SE, each for five (5) year terms. Term: April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2020 Consideration: Five dollars ($5.00) / year for each facility The general terms and conditions of the Lease and Operating Agreements are as follows: • The Shuswap Recreation Society shall provide all services, duties and responsibilities relative to the management and operation of the SASCU Recreation Centre Facility, Shaw Centre Twin Sheet Arena Complex &

SASCU Little Mountain Sports Complex Field House on a full-time basis in a first class and professional manner; • The Shuswap Recreation Society shall keep the SASCU Recreation Centre Facility, Shaw Centre Twin Sheet Arena Complex & SASCU Little Mountain Sports Complex Field House in good order and condition including all appurtenances, machinery and equipment, HVAC system, etc.; • The Shuswap Recreation Society shall provide, for review and approval by the City, an annual operating and capital budget ; and • The City of Salmon Arm shall be responsible for the annual net operating deficit (gross revenues less operating maintenance expenses), all major capital expenditures and major structural repairs. For additional information and/or inquiries, please contact the office of the undersigned. Erin Jackson, Corporate Officer City of Salmon Arm 500 – 2 Avenue NE, Box 40 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2


“Backyard Cleanup” burning is governed by The City of Salmon Arm Burning Bylaw and is permitted March 15th to April 15th and October 1st to 30th. Properties must be more than .99 acres in size in designated areas. A permit may be purchased at City Hall or at the Fire Department at a cost of $10.00. Campfires also require a permit, the fee is $10.00 and they are valid for the current year in which they are issued. The very early dry conditions we are experiencing has increased the risk of wildfire. The Salmon Arm Fire Dept. urges everyone to be cautious with any open burning. Anyone wishing to light an open fire must pay attention to changing weather conditions and follow all burning regulations in order to reduce the number of preventable wildfires. For more information about outdoor burning please call the Salmon Arm Fire Department at 250-803-4060

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Tracy Hughes

Take law a step further One thing I’ve learned from my career in newspapers, is that people can’t stand a lot of things – potholes, parking regulations and taxes are pretty much universal dislikes. There’s pretty much a guarantee that any of those topics is going to bring up strong feelings. There’s also things that people like to read. They really like to see their child’s name mentioned (and spelled correctly) in the sports pages. They like to read about other people’s misdeeds in crime and court stories and they love a good animal story. Stories about rescued ducklings, stranded deer or even cougars and bears on the prowl all generate significant readership. As I’ve previously written, studies have been done that show the number of people reading an article jumps tremendously if it is about a dog – and the same goes for cats. The recent rescue of a cat from a tree in Sorrento Park is another example. The plight of the kitty created a message string into the hundreds and had people anxiously sitting at their computers waiting for live updates from the rescue scene. As an animal lover, and with my particular fondness for canines, nothing makes me crazier than a few traits of block-headed humans. One is the sight of people tooling around town with their dogs loose in the back of pickup trucks. The other is people who leave their dogs locked in hot cars while they go about their business somewhere else. Having watched this situation unfold a few years ago, I still remember the feelings of anxiety and helplessness as we waited for the SPCA or police to arrive. These are the only two agencies legally able to break into a vehicle to rescue a dog, which must be in visible distress. Bystanders were willing to do the job themselves and risk possible prosecution or sanctions for taking such action. Fortunately, the police arrived before this happened, followed shortly by the owners, who were on the receiving end of a few choice words as they opened the vehicle. (Probably a good thing the cops were on scene at the time to keep the peace.) The NDP are now proposing legislation to help protect animals in such situations, noting in 2014, the BC SPCA, with only 26 special constables, received more than 1,000 such calls from around the province. The only thing is, the legislation would permit bylaw enforcement to seize animals in distress when there is inadequate ventilation. Well to me, this is an example of a law that doesn’t go far enough. It might be a help in larger centres where there are more bylaw enforcement officers, but in Salmon Arm, there is a grand total of one officer. This might be another place for people to turn, and for that, this proposed law is better than nothing. But I’d rather see a law passed similar to Good Samaritan legislation that would protect the rights of citizen rescuers who take action to rescue an overheated animal in a locked vehicle. Watching an animal suffer and possibly die in an hot car is inhumane. Our laws need to recognize that.



Help salute community volunteers The lifeblood of any community is the people who give freely of their time and talents to benefit others. Some call them volunteers. We call them heroes. And the Salmon Arm Observer wants your help in identifying and honouring these special people. Nominations will be accepted by a selection committee comprised of representatives of various community groups and other members of the community. Anyone can nominate a deserving candidate in a whole host of categories including mentor, coach, emergency services, environmen-

tal, youth and community leader of the year. Nominations close Wednesday, May 6 and judging takes place on May 22. Nomination forms are available within the pages of this newspaper, or in our sister publication the Shuswap Market News. An awards ceremony will be held on June 18, winners and those with honourable mention will be further honoured in a special supplement soon after. A little appreciation can go a long way towards supporting and encouraging those who give so much and expect so little in return. We encourage everyone to think of someone who deserves a pat of the back and nominate them now.

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The Observer asked: What road in Salmon Arm is the worst for potholes?

Rod Johnson “I would probably say Lakeshore.”

Theresa Markowski “I would have to go with Lakeshore Drive.”

Kathy Valee “Highway 1 through town is bad.”

Dana Hurtubise “Highway 1 – just out of town there is a bad frost heave.”

Ben McIntyre-Paul “I would have to say Old Auto Road.”

The pitfalls Government shows disregard for First Nations of Bill C-51 Bill C-51 is dangerous legislation and one need only to look to history to see the pitfalls. In February 1933, a militant set fire to the German parliament (the Reichstag) and the government of the day falsely portrayed the incident as part of a communist plot to overthrow the state in response to Adolf Hitler’s appointment as chancellor. Here in Canada, we had a militant attack on two soldiers guarding the cenotaph and an attempted attack on Parliament. It is being portrayed as part of a wider terrorist plot against the state rather than the actions of one deranged individual. The Harper government’s response has been the introduction of Bill C51, which limits freedoms all Canadians enjoy and enables the government to take action against anyone they see as representing a “threat.” In 1933, the Reichstag decree (Legislation for the Protection of the People and the State) was enacted and suspended important provisions of the German constitution, particularly those safeguarding individual rights, due process of law, the right to assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of the press and removed all restraints on police investigations. With the decree in place, the Nazis were free to arrest and incarcerate political opponents without charge, dissolve political organizations and suppress publications. Proponents of Bill C51 would have us believe that we need similar constraints on our constitutional rights to protect us from terrorist factions now lurking within Canada. As occurred in Germany, the type of legislation that Bill C51 represents is a slippery slope that has already seen a democracy slide into tyranny of the worst sort imaginable. We must prevail upon our MP, Colin Mayes, to take a strong stand against Bill C51 for the sake of us all. Bill Cuthill

This treatment of George Abbott which was purported as head of the Treaty Commission was welcomed by all British Columbians and heralded by all native communities. They were hoping that their long-held expectations of their treaty entitlements might

be honoured. As Stephen Harper’s Government and Christy Clark’s Government together, they are both conspiring to thwart their land claims because they have to balance their budgets. Isn’t it terrible that we excluded the first

people that lived in this land from their legally obligated claims. Mike Gilliss Former Administrator for the Little Shuswap Band

Profit and greed trump the precautionary principle There is no denying that anyone living in an urban environment in today’s society is immersed in ‘electrosmog’ which is invisible and cannot be smelled, felt, heard or tasted. Recently at the Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre in Salmon Arm, well over 100 folks gathered to hear two experts offer irrefutable, scientific proof that some cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, sleep disturbances, cognitive disorders, childhood learning and behavioural disorders, male impotency and many other negative health maladies have a direct link to the electromagnetic technology dominating civilizations today. Drs. Malcolm Patterson PhD, a renowned cancer researcher, and Ross Anderson, DC/

ND, an environmental consultant, each gave dynamic, illustrated presentations on the dangers, scientific risks and how to protect oneself and family members from the impact of radiation from all wireless devices, including cell phones and cell towers, smart meters, routers, antennae, dirty electricity, cordless phones, baby monitors and Wi-Fi in schools, hospitals, libraries and other public places. As usual, it was a case of the ‘minister preaching to the choir,’ most faces familiar at other presentations and the remarkable absence of authority figures, political or medical personnel who might have gleaned some useful and important information to pass on to constituents and patients. It seems that profit

and greed remain the critical factors and the health and welfare of humanity and its inherent rights are largely ignored. Society’s most vulnerable, the youth, the elderly, the sick and the disadvantaged are overlooked. The conclusion following the lengthy afternoon of demonstrations was that wireless technology is an enormous global experiment in progress, and mankind, having been given no knowledge of its method, is an innocent participant that has never been given an opportunity to offer its consent. No precautionary principle has ever been invoked by any authority in the process. Edgar Murdoch

Care workers earn kudos Vote splitting a scare tactic I feel there has been far too chose to. All staff was involved much negativity in the media with regards to the health care facilities in our community. As a health-care worker, I feel the public does not see what is behind the scenes – they only get a look into the random ugliness shown in the media that can occur when a group of adults with various diseases and/or disabilities live together. The care and time that staff members provide, often without praise, or gratitude, goes unseen and unrecognized. I would like to take a moment to share a recent experience I had at Shuswap Lodge, my grandfather’s home here in salmon arm. I had the opportunity to attend the annual Christmas party that staff host for the residents and family members. I observed the staff laughing, dancing, and eating with the residents, not because they were obligated to, but because they

including housekeeping, kitchen staff, management, recreation, care staff etc. There was live music, dancing, singing and laughter. Staff members brought their own families to join in the festivities and spend time with the residents outside of their busy schedules. This was truly beautiful; health care at its finest. What I am trying to portray is that even though everything is not perfect in this type of setting, there is much to behold. It takes a special group of people to maintain a calm, warm, and loving environment for the aged. Therefore a smile or embrace offered to these staff members goes a long way in letting them know they are valued and appreciated. I say bravo to these special people. Please keep up the good work! Melani French

Politics as usual Several recent letters to the editor have addressed the issue of votesplitting among the progressive parties in the upcoming federal election. The Liberals and NDP both claim that we all need to support their candidate to have a chance of winning. As the local Green Party candidate, I think it’s time to bring these claims back down to earth. Ridings are won one at a time, not based on national polls. In North Okanagan Shuswap, the Conservatives have won with a clear majority in both the last two elections, with the NDP a distant second, the Greens third, and the Liberals fourth. The Green Party has grown in B.C. support based largely on leading the opposition to coastal pipelines, and strong performances from B.C. MP Elizabeth May, and B.C. MLA Andrew Weaver. The Liberals and NDP, with their own in-fighting, have rebuffed Elizabeth May’s attempts to negotiate on

riding co-operation. So, situation normal here, and we can all welcome in our newest Conservative MP. Unless? A significant number of people who voted Conservative in the last election have become disillusioned with policies that don’t reflect their core values. One example (of many) is Bill C-51, which adds costs to taxpayers, builds a new bureaucracy, removes oversight, and restricts individual freedoms. The real battle is how to steer a successful economic course through the upheavals of climate change, water and air pollution, overpopulation, and species extinction. The World Bank, UN, IMF, and WTO have all laid out paths to the necessary rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewables. Only Green Party policy mirrors these programs. Dave Smith, CPA Green Party Candidate for North Okanagan Shuswap



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Somewhere in the middle of East and West is the town of Nukus. Located in the arid northwest corner of Uzbekistan, the Central Asian town reported a population of 230,000 residents in 2014. “I always felt I was in the middle of time – not modern, not ancient, not exotic, not Eastern and not Western,” says the widely travelled Calvin White, who worked there with Médecins San Frontières (MSF) in 2011. They are a people struggling with a terrible epidemic of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. White has a masters in counselling psychology and 20 years of experience in the school district and private practice, working with clients who had a wide range of issues, from sexual and physical abuse and various other traumas. Previously unaware mental health was part of the organization’s service, White applied to work with MSF because of his respect for the organization’s direct action in terms of humanitarian aid. “They are literally working with the immediate, personal well-being of people in need all over the world,” he says. “That direct contact is what made me really excited to work with them.” Because of his intense work with teens, White says he was fully prepared to take up the challenge of working with seriously ill individuals. “They are going through the same issues as Canadians – sexual abuse, early trauma, living with alcoholism, domestic violence and with suicidal


M.L. Wade, consulting engineer for the city of Salmon Arm, was asked to prepare plans for a sewage and drainage system that be completed progressively. In this connection, Mayor R.J. Skelton spoke of a pressing need which was becoming acute. Salmon Arm city and district councils united in their endorsement of the resolution passed by Kelowna Board of Trade urging the repatriation of all Japanese Canadians at the conclusion of hostilities. To forestall any move to legalize the manufacture of margarine, the Salmon Arm Farmers’ Institute endorsed a resolution requesting that all means be tried to increase butterfat production, and that the federal government continue the ban on the manufacture of margarine. Ald. H.W. Scales, chairman of the property committee, reported the sale of four cityowned lots - yielded a total of $300 to the city’s coffers.




W.N. Chant, Victoria, was sworn in as minister of Public Works, and Hon. P.A. Gaglardi, Kamloops as minister of highways by Lieutenant-Governor Clarence Wallace. Guest speaker at the annual chamber of commerce dinner at which president-elect Ernest Doe was installed, was Dr. Gordon Shrum. The subject of his address was “Peacetime Uses of Atomic Energy.” Dr. S.Z. Bennett and R.F. Buckle both reported seeing bluebirds.


It was announced a Dominion-wide fund was being raised to combat cancer. In the Provincial Vital Statistics for 1933 which has been issued, cancer topped the list of deaths from specified diseases with 843 cases.


Counselling: Calvin White poses with some of the young Uzbek women with drug-resistant TB against a backdrop of wagons; Right – the cover of his new book. thoughts,” he says. “That general seed was inside them – that when push came to shove, they didn’t deserve to live.” Unlike the previous supervisor who remained in the administrative office most of the time, White spent the first six months of his term with a caseload in order to get to know the TB patients and what this terrible disease was doing. He counselled patients in two main hospitals and several clinics and, by the end of his term, was supervising a team of 25 counsellors in four towns. “It touched my heart that I was able to be so intimate with them and be with them as they were trying not to die; being included in their deepest truth and being accepted by them,” he says. TB destroys the lungs, making breathing increasingly difficult. And the multi drugresistant type doesn’t respond well to drugs that haven’t been updated for many years because TB has been all but eradicated in the West. “The only chance they have is to take a cocktail of 1950s and 1960s drugs – 20 pills a day and an injection for a period



of two years.” White says the side-effects are debilitating and range from nausea, aching joints, headache for two or three hours after taking medication and, for some others, tinnitus, hearing loss, liver and kidney damage and psychotic thoughts. The two-year drug regime begins with a six-month stay in hospital, followed by visits to a clinic six days a week for the drug cocktail. Stopping the treatment early means the disease will return with an increased resistance to drugs. “It was a war to keep everyone on the drugs so they’d live, but also so they wouldn’t infect other people,” says White. “There was a lot of pressure on us counsellors to make the difference.” While some did recover, White says that during his time in Nukus and since his return home, 30 of the patients he knew had died and many were ones he had counselled and held in his arms. White says that being so far from home and in an alien culture, forced him to open up, be vulnerable and allow the experience to wash through him.

“I just had to accept that this is the journey of life, people do die and we’re all going to die,” he says. “It was never a burden, it was emotional, and when it was emotional, it was both joyful and sad.” White has written about what he calls his intimate adventure of beauty, love and death in a 300-plus page book – Letters From the Land of Fear. On Thursday, April 16, White will give a presentation with slides at 7 p.m. in room 134 of Okanagan College Salmon Arm. This presentation will be both emotionally engaging and thought-provoking as White discusses his book and explores intimacy, life’s purpose and how to approach suffering and sadness.


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Election savings for city The 2014 municipal election cost the City of Salmon Arm less than was budgeted. The actual amount was about $10,000 less than budgeted, thanks in part to recovery of $8,500 from School District #83. Chief financial officer Monica Dalziel explained to


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south. “We took the it to the vet, but they couldn’t do anything, so they had to euthanize the bird.” Another year, Saul responded to a call for help for a juvenile on the grass near the gazebo. The bird had landed but had not yet learned how to launch itself from the grass. With the help of his wife, Saul was able to take the bird to the Prestige Harbourfront Resort, where staff gave him a key to a room from which they could put the juvenile back in the nest. He emphasizes that, because the osprey

went elsewhere last year because the nests were occupied, what he and Dahl removed from the platforms were nests the geese appropriated. And Saul says the osprey rebuild their nests when the platforms are not already occupied. He says the material from the nests is placed at the bottom of the pole and he has watched ospreys taking the material and flying it up to the platforms to rebuild. Despite an email exchange explaining the issue of geese and time constraints for the osprey, Potter and Ge-

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The BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating a complaint by two Shuswap residents regarding the clearing of osprey nests at the Salmon Arm wharf area. Sunnybrae residents Al Potter and Vivian Gerow were furious when they saw a line item in a Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society (SABNES) newsletter indicating two osprey platforms had once again been successfully cleared. They don’t buy SABNES’ reasoning that if the nests aren’t cleared, Canada geese will take over and prevent osprey from taking up residence again. The couple says they have often seen ospreys move onto a nest once the geese have departed. Moreover, they note that under the BC Wildlife Act, osprey and eagle nests are protected year-round, whether or not the nest is occupied. “They need people volunteering but they also need to do the work properly and know the laws,” says Gerow of the society. “I don’t think humans need to interfere with osprey and geese; if there’s a problem, I am sure the osprey can take care of it given it’s a bird of prey.” But SABNES member Ed Dahl disputes the claim. “I don’t think there’s any way osprey would attack a goose, and if they did they’d lose,” he says, noting the issue with osprey having

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Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – Why did the B.C. government suddenly slam the door on their old friend George Abbott, after spending months recruiting him to head up the B.C. Treaty Commission? The instant media narrative, embraced by a shocked Abbott and then by NDP leader John Horgan, was that this was payback for grievances nursed by Premier Christy Clark from the 2011 B.C. Liberal leadership contest. Done on a whim, Horgan said after a week grilling Clark and Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad. Clark is suddenly a sore winner, lashing out, wrecking two decades of careful and costly treatymaking. Like many instant media narratives, this one makes no sense and is almost certainly wrong. If Clark was resentful about the roasting she received from leadership rivals Abbott and Kevin Falcon, she had an odd way of showing it. She appointed Falcon as finance minister to drive a stake into the harmonized sales tax, and Abbott as education minister to fashion a pre-election truce with the ever-hostile teachers’ union. Both completed their unlikely tasks and retired as heroes of the party in 2013. Outgoing chief treaty commissioner Sophie Pierre was as dismayed as anyone at the news

of Abbott’s demise. While the two were in transition meetings, Pierre learned that she was not being replaced, leaving the federal-provincialFirst Nations Summit partnership of 22 years in a shambles. Clark went further when questioned by reporters about the sudden reversal. The future of aboriginal relations in B.C. may or may not include the

federal government to First Nations to finance treaty talks. Of every $100 spent trying to honour the century-old duty to sign treaties across B.C., $80 is a loan from Ottawa, $12 is a grant from Ottawa and $8 is a grant from B.C. The plan was for First Nations to repay their loans out of cash settlements made to them for 100-odd years of uncompensated resource extraction, which is now accepted as being contrary to British and Canadian law. It was the blunt-spoken Pierre who first ac-

There have been some results, but four treaties in 22 years for $600 million is not enough result. Christy Clark B.C. Premier

B.C. Treaty Commission. “There have been some results, but four treaties in 22 years for $600 million is not enough result,” Clark said. “We have to be able to move faster, and we have to find a way to include more First Nations in the process.” That $600 million is mostly loans, from the

knowledged this hasn’t worked. Some of the 50 First Nations stuck at the treaty table have borrowed too much to go on, she said last year, calling for an “exit strategy” that forgives debt. The probability of the B.C. government making this decision without talking to the federal paymaster is exactly zero. I’m told

the province’s clumsy timing had something to do with Ottawa’s late demands. I asked Clark if her plan to settle land claims faster was anything like the 2009 attempt by Gordon Campbell’s deputy minister Jessica McDonald to negotiate a province-wide deal declaring aboriginal title. Clark sidestepped the question, saying only that the 150 B.C. First Nations not at the treaty table need a say and a solution too. (McDonald now faces a similar legal gridlock as the Clarkappointed CEO of BC Hydro, trying to build the Site C dam.) Pierre, a veteran administrator from the Ktunaxa Tribal Council in the Kootenays, made a prophetic statement when her term as chief commissioner was extended three years ago. She said if Ottawa isn’t prepared to give federal negotiators a realistic mandate on compensation and sharing of salmon rights, they should “shut ’er down.” Her advice may have been heard after all. -Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Email:


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It was a challenging assignment – a black cat, approximately 60 feet up a tree on a dark, windy night. But to the people worried about the anxious animal, a rescue couldn’t wait. The black cat, owner unknown, was heard yowling by a number of people at the Sorrento Park and as time passed, concerned animal lovers pondered what to do. Sandy Nicholson was one of the first to spot the cat at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26. “I was about to leave and I heard this distressed meowing. It took a few minutes before I realized it was not coming from the ground, but from way, way up in a tree,” said Nicholson. When her coaxing words didn’t work, Nicholson was forced to leave. “I was heartbroken to have to leave it stuck there,” she said. The SPCA and fire department do not do cat rescues from trees, as they are not properly trained to climb trees, nor do they have the insurance to attempt these kind of rescues. So Nicholson phoned a friend, Crystal Springall, to try and come up with a solution. They turned to Facebook. Soon one message turned into more than 100. Enter Barbara Gosselin, an animal lover and worker at the Shuswap SPCA. “I know the SPCA can’t do these kind of rescues, and the fire department can’t either, that just happens

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Nicholson. “I cried, I was so relieved. We were all cheering and high-fiving.” Gosselin took the long-haired male cat home, where he devoured two plates of food. The next day he was taken to the vet for a check up and a shave down, due to the terrible matts in his coat – which gave him his new name “Matthew.” He has now been taken to the SPCA, where he is being held for four business days as a stray in hopes that his owner may claim him. After that, he would be put up for adoption. Some of the people following the saga on Facebook have made contributions towards Gosselin’s payment for the $400 rescue, but Springall is encouraging more contributions. Any money raised over the cost of the bill would be donated to the Shuswap SPCA shelter.

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Pie expansion It’s going to be easier than ever to “You Gotta Eat Here.” The Shuswap Pie Company, which was recently featured on an episode of the Food Network show hosted by John Catucci, is now expanding. The popular pie place is going to be taking over space formerly used by Salmon Arm Florist, which will allow it to accommodate more patrons and, of course, more pie. Catucci also continues to laud the local business, citing their strawberry rhubarb pie in a recent article for Westjet Magazine’s airline patrons.

Future in a cup Tea Leaf Readings and Angel Card Readings are now offered at The Tea & Spice Shoppe 261 Alexander St NE, downtown (steps from the Ross Parking Lot). Linda Wallace will be conducting readings on Fridays from 10 to 4 p.m. or at other times by appointment.

Wine awards The Government House Foundation announces the 2015 Call for Entries for the annual Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines. Wineries from across the province are invited to enter their best wines in the competition, which includes categories for red and white, as well as specialty wines. The deadline for receipt of entry forms is May 22. Entry forms are available online at: www.

Demenok joins EDS board The appointment of Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area C South Shuswap director Paul Demenok as a non-voting member of the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society was unanimously approved by CSRD directors at their March 19 board meeting in Salmon Arm. The development society board has traditionally included a CSRD director and Demenok will be taking over from Rhona Martin, who has held the position for many years. CSRD economic development officer Robyn Cyr also attends the development society’s meetings as a non-voting member.

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Environmental educator, Sky Stevens is giving families the opportunity to get some quality outdoor time together this spring. Stevens is setting up a non-profit organization called Looking Close and will lead five outdoor adventures in Canoe on Saturdays from April 18 to May 16. The activities are appropriate for two age groups – children ages three to six in the New Stewards Program that runs from 9:15 to 10 a.m., and children ages seven to nine in the Explorer Program, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children must be accompanied by an adult and the fee for each event is $10 for children and $5 for adults. Register for all five weeks and get a 10 per cent discount. Meet at the Canoe Beach Overflow Parking lot off of Park Hill Road Stevens has a degree in Outdoor Recreation and Leadership and has developed and facilitated educational stewardship programs for WildBC, The Stanley Park Ecology Society, The Land Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, Nature Trust, Young Naturalists and the Ministry of Natural Resources in the Cypress Hills. “This is an opportunity for families to get their kids outside and exploring nature,” Stevens says. To register, email Stevens at lookingclose1@


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Jenkins claims bronze By Evan Buhler OBSERVER STAFF

Sandra Jenkins will have to make room next to her Olympic bronze medal, as she led her team to a podium finish in the 2015 Canadian Senior Curling Championships. Jenkins’ rink claimed the bronze medal in a seesaw battle against the number-one seeded rink from Saskatchewan, led by Cathy Inglis. Both clubs traded singles in the first two ends. They traded up their singles for doubles in the third and fourth, and tied at three after four. In the fifth end, Jenkins took a two-point lead over the Yorkton, Sask. skip. Inglis fired back in the following end. A mistake by Jenkins saw Inglis snatch three points from the end, and take a one point lead heading into the final two frames of play. Jenkins scored a single point in the seventh end to tie the match at six, heading into the final end. Thanks to some vital shots and crafty strategy, the experienced rink, led by the former bronze Olympic medalist, stole the single from Inglis, who had the hammer, to win 7-6. It was do or die for the Jenkins rink last Tuesday to qualify for the championship round, as seven of the eight teams had already booked a spot in the quarter finals, prior to their match with P.E.I.


Hurry hard: Team B.C. skip Sandra Jenkins calls a shot during the 2015 Canadian Senior Curling Championships

in Edmonton last weekend. The local rink of Jenkins, Kate Horne, Wendy Cseke and Carol Murray, coached by Darryl Horne, defeated Saskatchewan 7-6, to win the bronze medal. Jenkins easily disposed of Shirley Berry’s P.E.I. rink, defeating them 8-3. The win vaulted them into the second seed as both Alberta’s Terri Loblaw and Nova Scotia’s Colleen Jones lost their games. That result left the three teams tied for second place with a 4-3 record.

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Best of the best: Select team gets season off to impressive start.

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Everyone is invited to the Family Jelly Bean Swim at the SASCU rec centre pool on Saturday, April 4 from 1-4 p.m. The afternoon will include music, dancing, swimming, bouncing on the inflateables and jelly beans.

Sim races to silver in Kelowna Salmon Arm’s Glynis Sim (38:32) finished in second, a minute and a half behind the 10-kilometre race winner Christy Lovig, as more than 400 runners crossed the finish line last Sunday at Okanagan College’s 13th annual Half Marathon, 10-km and Relay Race in Kelowna. The event is an annual not-for-profit event that raises funds to support student bursaries.

SMS hits the links Shuswap Middle School will be starting a golf team this spring. Bob Lynka will be coaching the school’s golf team. The team is for all levels of golfers, for Grades 6 to 8. The cost is $30 and the first meeting is April 7.

Golf Week at SAGC The PGA of British Columbia, in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks and BC Hockey, will host the Canucks Junior Golf Week at the Salmon Arm Golf Club July 7. The purpose of the week-long camp is to help share the importance of young athletes learning motor skills through participation in various sports. The camp is open to children aged 5-18. For more information, visit: golfweek.

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Silver winners: The Okanagan Lakers won a silver medal in the annual Ice Breaker Classic hockey tournament in Penticton last weekend. well as coaches Mike Bailey and Brad Hunt. The Lakers play in Kelowna this Saturday

in the morning before playing two games in the afternoon in Armstrong.

On April 17-19 the team hosts Okanagan Challenge at the Shaw Centre.

Rink thrives under high pressure Continued from front

Get in shape for lacrosse The 18th Annual Top Guns Lacrosse Camp will be held on Sunday, April 12 at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong. For more information, visit:

Bridge winners The results for March 29 are as follows: North/ South – first Barb Grier and Carol Jeffery, second Carol McGregor and Peter Budda, third Doreen and Dennis Roberts and fourth Sandi and Milford Berger. In East/West – first Lynne Storey and John Parton, second Peggy Petersen & Ona Bouchard, third Dan Quilty and Gerry Chatelain and fourth Arlene and Bert Lamoureux. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

The Okanagan Lakers spring hockey team started their spring season last weekend with a silver-medal performance. The annual Ice Breaker Classic hockey tournament took place in Penticton and was contested by teams from across western Canada. The kids tried out for the Okanagan Lakers during the Christmas break. The Lakers are a regional team made up of the top 2007 hockey players in the North Okanagan area from Vernon to Revelstoke. On route to the gold medal game, the Lakers defeated Kamloops in a thrilling 5-4 win. Tayden Lake scored with two seconds re-

maining in the game to book a date with the Calgary Havoc. In the semifinal, Levi Hollatz recorded a shutout, and goals were scored by the quarterfinal hero, Tayden Lake and Hudson Kibblewhite to win 2-0. Despite, controlling most of the play in the final game the Lakers came up short losing to the hometown Penticton Nighthawks 7-4. Tournament game MVPs were Hudson Kibblewhite, Tayden Lake, Ben Tudan against Kamloops, Levi Hollatz against Calgary and Tristen Bailey in the final against Penticton. Representing Salmon Arm were Levi Hollatz, Sawyer Mayes, Hailee Hunt, Tristen Bailey, Quinn Doray, Ben Tudan and Riley Hunt, as

winning streak. Again, facing elimination, the Jenkins rink curled their best under pressure. The only game of do-or-die consequence in the championship round was fought on sheet six between Northern Ontario and B.C., who were both battling for the final playoff spot. Jenkins stole three points in the third and did not look back as she coasted home to a 9-3 victory against Peggy Taylor of Northern Ontario, booking a spot in the semifinals. At 9:30 a.m. last Sat-

urday, Jenkins and co. took to the ice against Nova Scotia’s Colleen Jones in semifinal action, while it was a battle of Prairie provinces on the other half of the draw between Alberta and Saskatchewan. Both rinks started nervously as the first two ends were blanked. Jenkins broke the deadlock and scored a deuce in the third. Jones quickly answered back with a deuce of her own in the fourth end. Both teams traded singles in the next two ends before Jones stole a single in the sixth. With the hammer in the seventh, Jenkins fought back to level


Bronze winners: The bronze medal winning rink of Sandra Jenkins, Kate Horne, Wendy Cseke and Carol Murray defeated Saskatchewan 7-6 in the 2015 Canadian Senior Curling Championships in Edmonton last weekend. up the match at four apiece. In the final end,

Jones drew to the button for the win and a place in the final to

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Crashing the net

The Shuswap Aces’ Riley Marsh, centre, gets a close angle shot off against the Newport A’s during round-robin action of the annual Shaw Centre Recreation Spring Hockey Tournament at Shaw Centre on Sunday, March 29.

Rugby players’ game ready The Yeti Rugby Club, made up of predominately Salmon Arm Secondary students returned home from an international tournament Fullerton, Calif. Local boys and girls teams (12 boys and 15 girls in total) made the trip to sunny and warm southern California. The tournament consisted of 12 girls teams and 12 boys teams from across the Golden State, as well as Abbotsford and the Yetis, making for tough competition. The Yeti Girls competed in five gruelling games over two days in 30° C heat. Brooke Miller led the charge for the Yeti girls, who deeked and dodged her way to many tries at the tournament. Krystine “Hammer Time” Hamre played many positions during the course of the tournament and scored a point a game.

Avia “Goldilocks” LaTosky recorded one of the tries of the tournament when she caught a long pass and outran her opposition down the sideline to score in the corner. Mandie “Sure-foot” Schwandt also picked off a pass and scampered 60 yards before she got hauled down in a tackle. Brianna Henderson and Hannah Froud did an incredible job in the front row taking the brunt of most scrums in the oppressive heat. The boys joined forces with the Desert Sands Harlequins Rugby Club based in La Quinta, Cailf. Throughout their games they rotated players but, even, so the heat, combined with the intensity of the games, wore the players down. Josh “Cowboy” Cline stepped up his game and laid on some powerful hits, returning the favour handed

out by the American teams. Eric Bruce, played a star-studded game at fullback for the team, rarely missing an open field tackle.   Cody Jordan came up huge with some big hits causing the Yeti’s to regain the ball and score a few tries.   Nick “Big” Ough played a big part in the game, and showed off his skill. A brilliant show-ngo move led to an uncontested 60-yard run for a try. Jimmy Picul was easily hoisted into the air to grab any and all balls in the lineouts. Jacob Simmonds and Adam Fiebelkorn both played hard and took several big hits, but shook them off and continued playing hard.   After the tournament, the teams travelled inland to play against the Dead Rabbits Rugby Club in San Bernardino, Calif.

The girls played very well in front of the home team. The next day they played against the Oceanside Rugby Club. Co-coach Jan Crerar and Jordan Klaws were equally impressed by the effort the girls team gave after playing seven games in eight days. Coach Greg Seed was also impressed by the huge learning curve of the new players The first home game of the season for SAS is April 9, versus D.W. Poppy from Langley. On April, 14 the girls will travel to Kelowna to face Mt. Boucherie.

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City proceeds with borrowing fund to upgrade Blackburn Park fields, add path By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

The city will go ahead with borrowing $500,000 for the design and construction of improvements to Blackburn Park.

As is required for long-term borrowing, the city has completed an alternative approval process. Ten per cent of the population must sign a petition opposing the spending in order to

stop the borrowing. The city received only 30 signatures from people opposed. Plans include redevelopment of Soccer Field #2, the lower soccer field, construction

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S ea r o p s t light e h t n i r e ching for a care By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

The search is on, and Ryan Guilbeault wants to be discovered. Shuswap residents may know the 28-year-old Sicamous native for his powerful vocals and his affinity for funky grooves with the bands Scarecrow, Lead Painted Toys and, currently, Shoe Swap. These days, Ryan is busy penning all new original material for an upcoming album. But he’s not waiting for the release party to make first release, Dance of Life, public. He’s chosen this track to be his entry into this year’s Searchlight: The Hunt for Canada’s Best New Artist competition by CBC Radio. “I figured, I’m doing these recordings, I might as well see how far we can go with this,” said Guilbeault, describing Dance of Life as a funkier tune. “ Basically, it’s about… me and my wife. When things happen or people don’t necessarily believe in you, as long as we do it together, we can do this dance of life together and we’ll be successful.” Guilbeault said his dad (and frequent bandmate), John Guilbeault, entered Searchlight last year, so he made it a point to have something ready for this year’s contest. The top prizes include $20,000 worth of music equipment from Yamaha Canada and a spot on a high-profile music showcase. The contest begins regionally, and the success of entrants depends on how many votes they receive. Guilbeault is part of the Kelowna region, and as of March 20 was competing against 70 fellow artists. “But it’s not bad…


Making musical memories: Ryan Guilbeault shares a moment on stage with son Jaxon during a 2014 coffee house performance at Sicamous’ Red Barn. I don’t know how many regions there are. There could be hundreds. But someone has got to win, so it might as well be me,” laughs Guilbeault. In the regional competition, entrants are paired down to the top 10, who move on to the national competition. From there the public will select one semifinalist, and another three will be chosen by this year’s panel of Searchlight judges – musicians Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Operators), Jenn Grant and Saukrates. Though he has his eyes on the grand

prize, Guilbeault sees entering the contest as an opportunity – his song will be on the Searchlight website for all to hear. As for the album, Guilbeault says it’s a slow process but it’s coming together. This is largely to do with the fact that he’s doing it all himself. “Everything on it is me… I’ve done all the parts, so it’s been a lot of work to put any of them together,” said Guilbeault, noting he’s trying to keep the album danceable and fun. “I’m a bass player at heart… so I tend to play

more funkier kinds of songs because the bass lines are more fun. I tend to have that feeling in a lot of what I do anyway.” Voting began Monday, March 30, and people can vote for up to 10 of their favourite entrants daily. Guilbeault’s song can be heard at http://music.cbc. ca/#!/artists/Ryan-Guilbeault. At press time, the newspaper learned that the Shuswap’s alternative folk band Elk Tribe is also in the competition.

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Susan Aylard, centre, of the band Rough Pearl performs a tune while ladies take part in a traditional Celtic dance at the Shuswap Association of Writers Celtic Ceilidh hosted at the Wicked Spoon on Friday, March 27. Final tallies are not yet available but organizers say an auction, 50/50 tickets and a wheel of fortune raised more than $2,300 for the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival.

Brazen performance by symphony The third salmon Arm series performance by Kamloops symphony is on Friday, April 10 at the salmon Arm recreation Centre. The programme is appropriately named Brazen after Jeffrey ryan’s brazen Concerto for saxophone. ryan, a vancouverbased composer, was commissioned to write the piece by Kamloops symphony’s guest soloist Julia Nolan. ryan’s inspiration came from the word “brazen.” His programme notes describe his attraction to the double meaning of the

word, the first: “made of brass” and the sec-

Julia Nolan guest soloist ond: “bold and shameless.” ryan’s brazen depicts a female character, “wrapped in orchestral strings and metallic percussion.” Nolan is a saxophone

soloist and teacher at vancouver Community College and the University of british Columbia. she has commissioned several concert works by Canadian composers as part of her commitment to performing new music for saxophone. Nolan premiered the brazen concerto in 2012 with the vancouver symphony. The program also consists of two works by Tchaikovsky, the most popular russian composer of all time. Tchaikovsky’s music has always been

popular because of its tuneful, open-hearted melodies, impressive harmonies and picturesque orchestration. His music often draws an emotional response from listeners. This performance features Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Symphony #4. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the salmon Arm recreation Centre. buy tickets at the door, at Kamloops Live! box office, 1-866-3745483, and at Tickets are also available at Wearabouts.

Session helps with end-of-life care choices For many people, discussing death and end-of-life care are difficult topics. While they may have their own ideas about what kind of end-of-life care they would want in the event of critical illness or accident, it may be too late to voice those preferences, cautions Tracey Kirkman, executive director of the shuswap North okanagan Division of Family Practice, a community-based group of family physicians working together with

health authorities and community partners to achieve common goals. For example, she notes, one Lower Mainland woman’s wishes as dictated in a 1991 living will have been over-ruled. “she had been a nurse and had seen patients in vegetative states due to Alzheimer’s disease and had told her family not to allow the same to happen to her,” says Kirkman, who notes the woman’s family tried to get staff at her care home to stop

‘force-feeding’ her. “However, earlier this year, the bC Court of Appeal ruled that the care home was not feeding her against her will and that care could continue.” The Ministry of Health has made available “My voice,” an Advance Care Planning Guide, to all residents of british Columbia. This document can help residents to express and clarify their wishes for future health care treatment. To help individu-

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Exhibition features vivid, industrial art By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF

By Land, Air and Sea, an exhibition of paintings by Vancouver artist Jeff Wilson, opens at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery this Friday. “The movement and perspective of the heavy machinery blends, through vibrant colour, with the spectacular B.C. landscape,” says art gallery curator Tracey Kutschker, noting the exhibition features 10 largescale paintings of the busy port activity of Canada’s West Coast. “From the iconic bright yellow Flying Beaver to the reassuring blue of the hardy tugboat, Jeff’s use of light and texture is a bold recognition of the vibrancy of the harbour.” Based in Vancouver, Wilson works within the Scottish tradition of realist painting that was established by the Glasgow Boys in the late 19th Century, and remained at the heart of Scottish painting through the 20th. Wilson explains that Glasgow was one of the major industrial centres of the 19th century.

“Industrialists were making a lot of money and decided to become patrons of the arts and support local artists,” he says, noting that at the time of the great impressionists of France, Scotland turned toward more realistic art, describing rural and urban Scottish themes. “It’s a very traditional view of the late 19th century, an industrial kind of realism,” he says. “I wanted to be a bit more realistic in contemporary Scottish themes, the same as what underlined Canada’s Group of Seven.” Wilson says the colours on the Coast are very similar to those in Scotland, something he refers to as a temperate, high latitude palette. “The things I do are rural and urban landscapes, portraits of animals, heavy industry, mining themes, signage – in Canada or elsewhere in Scotland,” he says. On his webpage, Wilson notes that he likes to paint subjects that are distinctive or idiosyncratic to a given

place. “I like to try to capture unusual perspectives, so my compositions are dominantly cropped and asymmetric,” he says. “Acrylic paints allow me to work quickly with a wide variety of colours, and the resulting palette is rich and vivid.” Wilson recently did a one-year art residency in Scotland, including a month in the Shetland Islands, northeast of Scotland, an area subject to what the artist describes as dramatic weather. The work he accomplished there was featured in a Maple Ridge show this winter, and Wilson says his upcoming exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery is his first show outside of the Lower Mainland. “It’s a great opportunity,” he says. “It’s a pretty prestigious gallery so I am honoured to be showing there.” The opening reception is at 7 p.m. Friday, April 3 and features live music and refreshments. While in the Interior, Wilson will be offering


Coastal colours: Vancouver artist Jeff Wilson,

right, uses acrylic paint to capture rural and urban landscapes including the iconic de Havilland Canada Beaver airplane above. demonstrations at Opus Kelowna on Saturday, April 4. Check the Opus website for more details. Salmon Arm Art Gallery is located at 70 Hudson Avenue NE. Gallery hours are

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THIVIERGE, GILLES JOSEPH ROBERT 1953 - 2015 It is with sadness we announce the passing of Gilles on March 21, 2015 at the age of 61 at Malakwa, BC. Born March 28, 1953 at Notre-Dame des Laurentides, Quebec, he was predeceased by his father Charles Thivierge, mother Marguerite LeBlanc, brother Michael, sister in law Lise Trembley and is survived by his twin brother Andre (Francine Clavet), brother Robert, sisters Micheline (Maurice) Lejois and Claudette (Claude) Robitaille. Gilles was a hardworking and fun loving. He was full of life. He traveled across Canada and some places in the United States. He worked as a log peeler for Ideal-Lake Country Home for twenty years since 1995. He was the best log peeler around. He will be missed by his wife, family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at the Malakwa Church. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Gilles’ obituary at www.

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JAMES RUSSELL BARBER October 6, 1927 – February 26, 2015 There will be a celebration of life at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129 with Reverend Vikki Marrs officiating. Email condolences and share memories through Jim’s obituary at Bradley, BRADLEY, Mona MONA Marie MARIE September 1, 1960 – March 27, 2015 It is with a great sense of loss that we announce the sudden passing of Mona Bradley (nee Roberts) at her home in Salmon Arm on March 27, 2015. Mona was born at Barrhead, Alberta on September 1, 1960. She was the 10th of 12 children born to William Roberts of Barrhead, and Mary Anne Moss, of Aghyaran, in the County Tyrone, Ireland. She spent her first seven years on the family farm. In 1967 the family moved to Revelstoke and to Salmon Arm in 1968. With the exception of a few years in Vancouver, Mona lived in Salmon Arm for the rest of her life. She was predeceased by her sister Mary in 1966, her father in 1977, her brother Ron in 2003, her mother in 2008, her brother William in 2010, and her sister Theresa in August of 2014. She was a mother, sister, aunt and great friend. Many knew her and remember her in this sad time. She was well known in the hospitality industry, as well as in the great circle of friends common to her family in the Shuswap-Okanagan, the Lower Mainland, Alberta, and in Ireland and the United States. Mona lived for her daughter, Jennifer, who grew up in Salmon Arm and graduated from high school here. During Jennifer’s high school years, their home was a gathering place to a good number of young people who have now said they saw Mona as a second mother. That home was the center of her life, surrounded by the beauty of Mona’s green thumbed hobby, and often filled with the delights of her great cooking and the family and friends come back from far and wide, to laugh together and tell wild stories, growing wilder in the telling at each repeat. Mona Bradley is survived by her daughter Jennifer (Nigel) of Leduc, Alberta. She is also survived by three and four four brothers: brothers: Maureen Maureen Roberts Roberts three sisters sisters and of (Darrell) of of Connemara, Connemara, Ireland; Ireland; Eileen Eileen Loewen Loewen(Darrel) of Vernon, Vernon, BC; BC; Sheila Sheila Robertson, Robertson, of of Delta, Delta, BC; BC; Kevin Kevin Roberts, Roberts, of of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta; Alberta; Dennis Dennis Roberts Roberts of of Salmon (Barb) of of Salmon Salmon Arm, Arm, Salmon Arm, Arm, James James Roberts Roberts(Barb) and (Katie) of of Fort Fort Smith, Smith, NT. NT. Her and Patrick Patrick Roberts Roberts(Katie) Her passing is also also deeply deeply mourned mourned by by her her 18 18 nieces nieces passing is and and nephews nephews and and her her wider wider family family in in BC, BC, Alberta, Alberta, the the United United States States and and Ireland. Ireland. She She was was a a great great aunt, aunt, literally literally and and in in every every sense sense of of those those words. words. Mass of Christian Christian Burial Burial will tooktake place at 2atpm on Mass of place 2 pm Thursday, April 2, 2, 2015 Catholic on Thursday, April 2015atatSt. St. Joseph’s Joseph’s Catholic Church, Church, 90 90 1 1 St St SE, SE, Salmon Salmon Arm, Arm, BC, BC, Celebrant Celebrant Father Father George. George. Interment Interment followed will followininMt. Mt.Ida IdaCemetery. Cemetery. On line condolences condolences may to Mona’s Mona’s On line may be be sent sent to obituary obituary at at  Funeral Bowers Funeral arrangements arrangements are are in in the the care care of of Bowers Funeral Funeral Home, Home, Salmon Salmon Arm. Arm. Flowers as are are donations the BC BC Flowers are are welcome, welcome, as donations to to the Heart Heart & & Stroke Stroke Foundation. Foundation.

ARNOUSE, LOUIE Victor Louis “Louie” Arnouse passed away peacefully at his home in Tappen, BC on the early hours of Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the age of 79 years. The Funeral Service was held from the Tappen North Bay Hall on Sunday morning, March 29th at 11 a.m. with Tom Dennis officiating, with tributes shared by family and friends. Interment followed in the North Bay Cemetery, Tappen Reserve. Born in Squilax, BC on December 10, 1935, Louie resided most of his life in the Tappen area. He was a long time log peeler, as well an elder of Little Shuswap Band, gaining great respect for his hard work and mentorship. Louie is well remembered for his great sense of humor, knowledge and wisdom of his native culture, which included great insights into the medicines. He was always willing to share his knowledge with others, being generous with his time and manner. Survived by his wife, Betty, son, Leonard Gaze (Jennifer Thomas, and her 3 children, Lana Thomas, Rylin Thomas, Brooklyn Johnny), brother, Jules (Angelina) Arnouse, nieces, nephews and their families. Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm. MOORE, ANISHA H. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Anisha H. Moore from injuries sustained in a car accident near Sorrento, BC. She is survived by her three daughters, Sabrina, Sally and Sheanna, her three siblings, Yaseen, Shahenaaz and Ruhil, and her mother Shera. She is predeceased by her father Husseinali. Anisha Moore was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and migrated with her family to Canada in 1974. She studied physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia and pursued a career working in Kamloops and Clearwater. After settling in Sorrento, BC in 1996, she established her physiotherapy practice and worked with Sorrento residents for the past 19 years. Anisha was a genuine, caring person. Her focus in life was always to support and aid others, whether those were family, friends or people who visited her clinic. She was a brilliant physiotherapist with an incredible mind that was full of knowledge of her physiotherapy profession. For the last few years, Anisha dedicated her time to aiding her mother who is fighting a battle with cancer. Anisha was extremely proud of her three daughters and loved them more than anything else. She always enjoyed sharing stories about them with everyone. Anisha will be greatly missed by all of her friends, patients, the Sorrento community, and her loving family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Sorrento Memorial Hall on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 2 pm. The address is 1150 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, B.C. Online condolences may be sent to the family through Anisha’s obituary at www.

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McCREADIE, MARGARET “RUTH” Dec. 25, 1929 - March 22, 2015 We sadly announce the passing of Ruth McCreadie on March 22, 2015, Salmon Arm, at the age of 85 years. Ruth was predeceased by her first husband Doug Scurr and their sons David and Timothy and her second husband Bill McCreadie. She is survived by her two grandchildren Katie Scurr and Tyler Anstey as well as her close friend Anita. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Ruth through her obituary at


PATRICK CLYDE MILLER AUGUST 21, 1938 – MARCH 26, 2015 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Patrick Clyde Miller at the age of 76 years. Patrick passed over peacefully with the love of his family by his side at Kelowna General Hospital on March 26, 2015. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 55 years Georgia. Patrick was born in Kamloops B.C. and was raised in Pioneer, a small mining town in Bridge River Valley. Patrick and his beautiful bride Georgia moved to Sicamous in 1966. Pat and several of his friends were the founders of Miller’s Cove campsite, the place that became the heart of many of the family’s sacred memories. Patrick was predeceased by his parents Patrick and Myrtle Miller and is survived by his siblings Mickey (Teena), Colleen (Al), Danny (Sharon). Also mourning the loss of Patrick are his children Kevin, Shane (Cori), Shantel (John), Darren (Shelley) and many nieces and nephews. Patrick was a man of few words, but when he spoke it had purpose. Patrick was the happiest while golfing, boating or watching his grandchildren grow up. Ashley, Steven, Keaton, Alyssa, Brandon, Jessica, Brooke-Lyn, Austin, Dante, and Julian. His love for his grandchildren was his one big soft spot in life. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Sicamous Legion on Friday April 3, 2015 at 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a donation to the Sicamous Legion or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Patrick through his obituary at

WILLIS, DENNIS RUSSELL 1951-2015 It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the death of Dennis following his long and courageous battle with Cancer, always with hope in his heart. With Helen by his side, sons Corey and Aaron, sisters Heather and Pam nearby, he slipped away from us peacefully on March 25th. Dennis faced his Cancer journey as he faced life, always with an inviting smile, a whistle on his lips, a story to be told and a zest for life that left all those he touched with a light heart and smile. Born in Port Alberni, Jan. 5, 1951, his career varied from municipal Policing in Calgary where he met Helen, Real Estate, and then his love in Car Sales from Victoria to Abbottsford, never just a job but always his vocation! Boating with Helen was his “JOY”, which he shared enthusiastically and generously with family and friends. He especially enjoyed entertaining family and friends with verve, hiking and Rotary International where he involved himself fully with the Student Exchange Program and remains loved by his “girls” Carla (Brazil) and Irene (Mexico). In retirement he and Helen found their winter paradise in Panama and enjoyed for many years the ocean, warmth and many friends there. Dennis was pre-deceased by his Parents, Sherwyn and Clara Willis. He is survived by his loving Wife Helen, Sons Corey (Tanya), Aaron, and Shane (Sasha), Grandchildren Apprelle, Deven, Brandon and Taryn, Sisters Heather and Pam (Don). By request there will be no funeral service at this time. Private Celebration of Life will be at a later date. Remembrance of Dennis will be in our hearts with the special memories we each have for him. Special thanks to the compassionate staff at Interior Health (Mary Jane) for care at home and in Hospice, and to Bastion Place Hospice Unit, you made this very difficult journey happen with dignity. Judy and Kim we thank you as you shared your love while walking your own path. Kevin, Dennis could not have walked this path without your guidance, you were his Doctor but more so his friend. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Dennis’ obituary at www.

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We are currently seeking staff for the following positions: • Permanent Full Time - Maintenance Worker (Housing) • Permanent Part Time - Activity Coordinator (Rehab) • Casual - On call coverage

Dianna Churchill, Director of Operations CMHA – Shuswap/ Revelstoke Branch Box 3275 433 Hudson Ave, Salmon Arm BC VIE 4S1 email: Closing date for applications: Friday, April 17th, 2015 @ 3pm Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you



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

Farm Services

Farm Services


• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

We Deliver Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

The Kamloops Branch is currently hiring for a: Braby Motors in Salmon Arm B.C. is searching for a full time JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN. Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge experience is preferred



For a copy of the job description and to submit a cover letter and resume please contact:

Askew’s Foods is a family owned business with 4 grocery stores located in Armstrong and Sicamous, 2 in Salmon Arm. We have been in business since 1929 and are proud community supporters. Our Sicamous store needs help for the busy summer months. If you are energetic and enthusiastic and want to be part of the Askew’s team then we want to hear from you. We have the following temporary full-time positions available – which are perfect for college students: Cake Decorator Bakers Bakery Clerk Deli Clerks Grocery Clerks Please forward resume to Ron Daniel, Store Manager Tel: 250-836-4899 Fax: 250-836-4399 Email:

Help Wanted



Hard-working and motivated Trail Crew required for the 2015 trail development and maintenance season. Please refer to job posting located online at for more information and application instructions. Deadline is April 2, 2015

Help Wanted



The Shuswap Trail Alliance is Hiring!


King’s Christian School is seeking applicants for a part-time Development Coordinator beginning August 2015. Deadline for submissions is Friday,April 10, 2015. Interested individuals please send a resume, cover letter, references and statement of faith to: King’s Christian School 350B 30 St NE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1J2

Part Time Receptionist wanted Mon./Thurs./Fri.


Product Support Sales Representative Reporting to the Kamloops Parts Manager, this position will maintain & grow the company’s customer base, product sales & profitability through the sale of OEM & after-market products & the sale of support services in a specific territory. t Developing new accounts & servicing existing accounts t Building & maintaining strong relationships with customers, manufacturers & internal departments t Maintaining documentation & record keeping; such as call reports, machine population lists & quotations t Assisting in solving technical problems & improving product performance to best meet customer needs

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



t Three to five years’ experience in an industrial or mining environment t Strong organizational, interpersonal & communication skills t Strong computer skills & the ability to demonstrate proficiency in software applications t Ability to operate in a diverse environment requiring significant focus on branch & customer relations t Parts or mechanical background with previous sales experience is an asset t Ability to travel & work independently

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume to: Email: Fax (604) 888-9699

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

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

Home Improvements


Garden & Lawn

Home Improvements


Grumpy Old Man • Building Projects • Home Improvements • Repairs, Renovations • Too many years experience fixing old houses • Local References

Employment Help Wanted Salmon Arm Ready Mix Ltd. has an immediate opening for Dispatcher & Concrete Batch person ◆Successful applicants must have excellent organizational skills and able to work unsupervised in a fast paced environment. ◆Duties include organizing truck fleet, batching of ready mix concrete with computer batch system and scheduling orders. Typical 40-45hr week @ $21.00-25.00/hr plus extended health benefits. ◆This position offers secure long term employment in a comfortable work environment. ◆Applicant will be trained in use of batch system. ◆Experience in ready mix concrete, construction and truck experience considered an asset. Please drop off resume at Salmon Arm Office: 2851-13 Avenue SW or email:

Medical/Dental MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is an in-demand career in Canada! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get the online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: or 1-855768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!


Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 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. LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

Excavating & Drainage Artisan Excavating You need your driveway fixed call the expert (250)833-2225

Home Improvements FULL SERVICE Plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area. 1800-573-2928.

Landscaping HOOK Tender avail. part time for tree limbing/topping & some removal (250)253-7702

Misc Services

Home & Yard

•Renovation •Repair •Maintenance

•Fencing •Decks •Patios


Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay SECOND cut grass Hay $5/bale. Al Fritzel (250)832-9070

S lives here.

250 833-5668

It’s here in our community. Please make a difference by volunteering. Sclerosis Society of Canada S Multiple


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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Garage Sales

For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Utility Trailers

Estate Sale 2616 Duncan Road Blind Bay April 4, 5 & 6 8am-3pm Household goods, power tools, fishing gear & misc. items

VICTORIA: CONDO 2 bdrm, insuite laundry, small pet allowed, Adult building 45+ Ideal location to amenities, Well maintained. $164,500. Call to view (250)679-2129 or (250)668-5902

1/Bdrm across from City Hall. Adults, N/S, No pets. Ref’s required. $710/mo. Call 250-833-0420 after 6pm.

4BDRM, 1.5bath in town, $1200/mo + util., NS, pets neg., ref’d req.(250)804-9395

2014 Car Hauler Includes Tie Downs $3200. (250)804-3195

MULTI home garage sales at Gardom Lake, Sat Apr. 4, Sun Apr. 5, 8am-5pm, 735 Gardom Lake Rd. Too Much To List!

Heavy Duty Machinery A-CHEAP, LOWEST PRICES STEEL SHIPPING Dry Storage Containers Used 20’40’45’53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. 40’ containers as low as $2,200. Also JD 544 & 644 wheel Loaders & 20,000 lb CAT forklift. Ph Toll free 24 hours 1866-528-7108 1-778-298-3192 8am-5pm. Delivery BC and AB

Houses For Sale 2014 2bdrm, 2bath, carport, patio, sundeck, garden shed in Countryside MHP. Below cost at $138,000. (778)489-4448

Mobile Homes & Parks

Evergreen Mobile Home Park

SCRAP PAPPY Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc., All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-547-2584.

Nice lot backing onto park. Paved driveway

Medical Supplies

March Special

SHOPRIDER Scooter Trailblazer SE, oversized 13.5” tires, 2spd. up to 9.5mph, new in Nov 2014, used 3 times, incl. canopy & cane holder, new cost over $5000. asking $3500. (250)675-3418

Come see us today on Highway #1, Salmon Arm

Misc. for Sale

One only - #26

6 Months FREE pad rent.


FOUR PERSON hot tub. Good cond. $1200 obo. 250-8336458 or 250-836-2813.


Hide-a-bed $125. Loveseat $50. Both in good condition from non-smoking house. Call 250-832-2231.

Best rate 5yr-2.84%OAC

MISC. shop equipment, testers, pullers, bars, air tools etc. (250)832-4270 SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - 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.


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


Toll free 1-800-658-2345


1BDRM. balcony apt. downtown f/s & hot water incl., NP, NS, $700/mo.(1-855)852-5660 1BRDM lower suite, in quiet senior oriented building in town of Salmon Arm, avail May 1st. Hot water & heat incl. convenient laundry facilities adult only, NP, $700/mo. Call or text (250)832-5858 2 bd apt near dntwn Salmon Arm, n/s, util.& w/d, Sat TV included $865. 604-835-4111

Commercial/ Industrial FOR LEASE 50 seat restaurant and/or 4500sqft. convenience store/liquor outlet. Located in Blind Bay, the Shuswap’s fastest growing and most desirable community. Other lease opportunities available for a Chiropractor, Physio Therapist, Dentist or Doctor. Please Call Terry at 1(250)804-6132 or email:

For Lease Downtown Salmon Arm Office/Retail Space 2400 sqft., professionally finished, high visibility, high traffic location, quality building, ground floor, level entry, wheelchair accessible, HVAC air & heat, ideal for professional or retail C-2, $12/sq ft. Call Keith Chancellor 1 (250)832-6060 SICAMOUS: Commercial bay, 1300sqft., overhead door, office, TCH frontage, $863/mo. (250)804-8806

Modular Homes MARA; renovated dbl wide. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl., Bi vac, skylights, lg. yd. $900/mo. + DD. 250-838-7670.

Homes for Rent 2 BDRM. HOME next to Carlin School. $850/mo. incl. hydro. 250-833-1801

Open Houses

Open Houses



CENTRALLY located new 4 bdrm home for rent June 15th. This home comes with 6 appl., 3 full bath., green space & very quiet neighbourhood. Please call (403)630-6073 DOWNTOWN SA, 1bdrm suite, NS, refs req. $600/mo. util. incl., avail. now (250)6798863 (250)463-3313

1230 24th Ave SW ‘The Ridge’

LOOKING for old 45rpm records, preferably 1950s-60s, Phone Andrea (250)253-3510 Private Collector Looking to Buy Coin Collections, Silver, Antique Native Art, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030 in town.

1Bdrm bright level entry near DT NS NP W/D DW util cab WiFi incl. $800 250-832-5919 1BDRM suite close to Uptown Askews & high school incl. util, internet & tv, $700/mo., NS (250)833-2051 BACHELOR suite $800/mo. incl. util. + DD, good for single person (250)803-0381 BRIGHT, lakeview, newly renovated 1 bedroom above ground walk out suite in Hillcrest, NS, NP $850/mo. heat & electricity incl. (250)832-6765

QUIET Hillcrest area, 1bdrm, gas f/p, above ground suite. $800/mo. inc. util. ref’s req. N/P, N/S (250)804-0980

Suites, Upper 3BDRM. 1bath, top floor house in town, shared laundry, NS, $1350/mo. util incl., avail May 1st (250)833-8637

Want to Rent PROFESSIONAL FAMILY looking for house to rent in Salmon Arm area ASAP. Pets, active in community, Non smokers. Pet deposit okay. Call Scott 250-407-0440.


Sport Utility Vehicle

Sport Utility Vehicle

2010 Ford Escape XLT AWD, V6, remote start, trailer hitch, air, cruise, all weather floor mats, 2 sets Michelin tires on rims, 95,000 kms. Asking $15,900. Call 832-2533.

PURCHASING scrap gold & old Canadian & American coin collections. 250-548-3670 WANTED: Real wood armoire/wardrobe, ideally with shelving and/or drawers within (250)832-6765

Free Items FREE Scrap metal removal or drop off. Pick - up or delivery. 250-804-5277

Real Estate Apt/Condos for Sale 2 bdrm condo (Salmon Arm) ground floor unit, private patio, all appliciances included. $119,900 Century 21 lifestyle. (250)833-5153

Check us out on Property Guys sign #65757

Misc. for Sale

Volunteer your time, energy and skills today.

LARGE 1bdrm., avail immed., 1 tenant only, NS, NP, $800/mo. util incl., (250)8328168 or (250)517-9285

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Misc. for Sale

Fight Back.

Suites, Lower

WORK scrubs, tops L/XL pants M $8 pc. 2 tires + spare 215-65-R16 XL all weather + m/s, snowflake, great condition $30 each.(250)832-8336

Saturday April 4, 2015

WANTED: 10’ or 12’ aluminum fishing boat. Phone: (250)517-8087

Rooms for Rent


Misc. Wanted


CANOE. Good location. Walk beach/golf, $650. mth. util incl. NS, NP. Avail. Mar. 9. (250)803-3195 weekends only

STEEL trusses, 14 of them @ 25ft long, $100.ea. also some scaffolding (250)832-3796

LOOKING for free or cheap clay pots. Can be whole or broken (250)833-9537

CAR tow dolly for sale has brakes, wheel tie downs, spare tire, very good condition asking $1,200 (250)832-9792

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

IN THE MATTER OF WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIENS ACT Super Self Storage 4750 40th Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, BC Claims a Warehouseman’s Lien against the following persons. If not paid in full on or before date stated, the goods will be disposed of on or before April 7, 2015 SHAUNA WISHART

Amount owing:


ADVERTISEMENT OF VEHICLE: 1973 Chevrolet GMC Blazer/Jimmy, Blue/Green KEN GULBRANSON Amount owing: $691.50 Sale date: April 7, 2015

Phone: 250-803-0030

Fax: 250-803-0066

Business for Sale COIN-OP BUSINESS FOR SALE. Pool tables, juke boxes, digital music systems, & various games. All coin operated All on Locations Revenue producing Okanagan & Area. Serious Inquires only Asking $55,000.00

Return all your empty beverage containers to a Return-It Depot for recycling. Find locations at

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Out on the Town

MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below.


GRAD BOOT CAMP – Getting Ready For Grad, will be held

from 5 to 8 p.m. at Centenoka Park Mall (after hours) for Teens, 19+. A great selection of “worn once” grad dresses to check out at amazing prizes, talk to the pros at Tarnow’s about hair, make-up, nails and eyebrows. Book an appointment and receive a grad discount. Seamstress on site for you to book alterations on your dress if needed, corsage samples from Flowers by Fimmy, snacks from the Eatery, and moms can shop at Suzanne’s for their graduation day outfits. Contact Karen Dow at 250-803-6206.

SHUSWAP FILM SOCIETY – presents Merchants of Doubt, a

documentary about pundits for hire who pose as scientific authorities to speak about current topics such as climate change, at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. Advance tickets are available at Wearabouts.


not know his own last name. An orphan, he works in the orphanage as an adult where he brightens the lives of others, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic.


Twelve, a mystery farce by James Reach, at A.L. Fortune School in Enderby at 7 p.m. April 9, 10, and 11 and 2 p.m. April 12. Tickets at $8 are available at the door.


an international collaboration of musical storytellers on their fifth tour of the US and Canada. Their new program of original compositions will showcase the band’s collective vision, as this year’s theme of journeys, spaces and stories” continues the group’s evolution, at 7 p.m. at Shuswap Chefs Restaurant, 551 Trans-Canada Highway. Doors open at 6, tapas are available.


Finished, an Easter cantata at 7 p.m. at 3481 10th Ave. SE. Everyone is invited.

POOR TRAITS – Vancouver-based female

rock group performs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Wicked Spoon Tap & Grill.


6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Public Health Unit, 851 16th St. NE, a support group for parents/guardians will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and a public presentation (everybody welcome) will be held from 7:30 to 8:30. For more information, contact Nadine Moore at 250-833-0164 ext. 7.


Shuswap St. for all ages, from 2 to 4 p.m. This open jam is fun for all. 248 Shuswap St. Call Ross at 250-5151585, or email

THE MALL AT PICCADILLY – holds the annual Easter Spring

Fling from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring an Easter children’s activity in the morning and an Easter Bonnet contest and spring fashion event in the afternoon.

SHUSWAP FILM SOCIETY – presents Henri Henri, a

Canadian film with subtitles about an oddball who does

at 9 p.m. and will release their new CD, Home Fires, at a Coffee House at Sunnybrae Hall. Open mike starts at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $ 2.

RECYCLE FUNDRAISER – The Girl Guides will collect old

automotive, marine, farm and residential batteries, printer ink and toner cartridges and refundalble bottles and cans, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rainbow Glass parking lot at 410 Fifth Ave. SW. The Guides are raising money for a trip to an international camp in England. For more information, call Teresa at 250-8330454, or Maryann at 250-832-7280.

We are a registered charitable society which exists to encourage gifts, donations, bequests, endowment funds & property of any kind to support Shuswap Lake Health Care Facilities

C be held May 1 at The Mall at

Singing Cross Easter Cantata on Friday and Saturday, April 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 3160 10th Ave. SE. Admission is free. Call 250-832-3121 for information.

COFFEEHOUSE – Kelly and Blu Hopkins are the feature act



FIVE CORNERS CHURCH – presents Ascend to Heaven, The

improv comedy show, will be held at 8 p.m. at the SASCU Salmon Arm Rec Centre. Tickets are available online or at www.brownpapertickets.vcom/ event/1053995 or call 1-800-838-3006.

You can make a donation today!


Sea, paintings by Vancouver artist Jeff Wilson. Opening reception at 7 p.m. with live music and refreshments. Sponsored by Shuswap Film Society.

THE COMIC STRIPPERS – A male stripper parody and

A Bariatric bed is a practical solution to ensure the care and comfort for mobility-challenged patients. It can be used as a standard hospital bed. Additional expansion in length and width accommodates the greatest range of patients. A Bariatric bed costs $29,900


SALMON ARM ART GALLERY – presents By Land, Air and


Help us supply new equipment needs

Spirituality and First Nations with Craig Duck Chief, at 7 p.m. at the church, 450 Okanagan Ave. SE. Duck Chief is from Alberta’s Siksika band. He specializes in using technology to communicate traditional cultural values and practices. Everyone is welcome.


For more information call Bev at 250-804- 8775 or Melanie at 250-463-2317.


the Wicked Spoon at 6 p.m. sharp, with special guests, The Austin Trio’s Juanita Austin, Jim McConnell and Tim Dunne.

THE VOICE OF THE SHUSWAP – in partnership with Aspiral

Youth Partners presents Alberta’s Scott Cook and his band the Long Weekends in a fundraising concert to support the Downtown Activity Centre and community radio station CKVS 93.7 FM. Doors open at 7 p.m. and only 50 tickets will be sold for each show.

KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY – presents Jeffrey Ryan’s Brazen –

Concerto for Saxophone. The programme also features Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Symphony #4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre.

LIVING WATERS CHURCH - presents a God Encounter Fair

for women and teens at 6:30 p.m. and again on April 11 at 9 a.m. This is an opportunity for all women to receive free clothing, free books, foot spas, prayer, and workshops. Admission is free or by free will donation.

SHUSWAP FILM SOCIETY – presents Living is Easy with Eyes Closed – a Spanish film in which a teacher with a passion for the Beatles, plays hooky to travel to a nearby town to try to see his favourite musician John Lennon, who is filming in a nearby town, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic. Advance tickets are available at Wearabouts.


Separation/Divorce Care, a special weekly seminar and support group, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. To be connected with a group facilitator, call 250-832-3121.


serves a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon.


introduce her new book, Pack Em Up, Ride Em Out, with a slideshow and talk about planning and preparing for trail riding in B.C. and Alberta from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Buckerfields.

END OF LIFE CARE – Shuswap North Okanagan Division of

Family Practice, Shuswap Hospice Society, Interior Health and legal and financial experts have partnered to present a free information session on advance care planning from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Email or call 250832-7099 if you intend to attend.


Tuesday, April 7 – public health immunizations; April 14 – infant development; April 21 – movie at the Salmar Grand; April 28 – herb planting with a dietitian. The program runs Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the basement of Crossroads Church, 121 Shuswap St. SW. Door prizes and lunch provided. For more information, call Trish Johnson at 250-832-2170 Ext. 205.

SCRABBLE CLUB – meets Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

You can now upload your own events on our website…AND IT’S EASY!! Simply go to, go to CALENDAR, and click on Add Your Event.


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l a r u g u a n I


Nomination Categories: • COACH Makes a positive contribution to their sport. Is exemplary in developing skills and confidence in participants. A role model who inspires and encourages high athletic achievement. • MENTOR Makes a positive contribution by being a true leader. An influential counselor, teacher or educator that provides support or sponsorship. Demonstrates a high level of ethics and professional standards, is an inspirational motivator, excellent communicator, good listener and a reliable resource to the community. • COURAGE This person has risen above adversity or formidable challenges to become a success. As a result, they have had a positive effect on the people around them. • ABOVE AND BEYOND This person makes a positive contribution to their community through their work. Someone who goes beyond the requirements of their job to support the community and make it a better place.



Name of Nominee: __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

Phone Number: Category:



Nominator Name:

Tell us about them!

The SUBMISSION you provide should be approximately 250 words and include information such as: length of time nominee has spent in the community; specific examples of the work and/or contribution he/she has made; community associations and memberships. Please provide references of other individuals who may be able to provide further support on the nominee’s behalf.

Community Leader Awards 2015


Do you know someone who makes a positive contribution to our community?


Nominator Phone Number: ___________________________________________________

Attach this form to your typewritten submission and send to: Attention: CLA Nominee P.O. Box 550 171 Shuswap St. NW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N7 or email to:

Submissions must be in by May 6, 2015

• EMERGENCY SERVICE Makes a positive contribution to the community by going the extra mile – over and above the call of duty. Is exemplary in the area of emergency services and unselfishly shoulders enormous responsibility while accepting the potential risks and challenges of the job. • SERVICE ORGANIZATION VOLUNTEER This individual makes a positive contribution to the community by volunteering their time to one community service organization. This person is well thought of and is significantly relied upon by others in the organization. • VOLUNTEER This individual makes a positive contribution to the community by volunteering their time to a variety of causes. They are dedicated to making a difference in several initiatives. • YOUTH VOLUNTEER Makes a positive contribution to youth in the community. Someone who is depended upon and committed to provide direction, programs and/or support to ensure our youth have positive experiences. • ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER Makes a positive contribution to the community by championing environmentally friendly initiatives. Someone who inspires others to be “green” by being a leader in ecologically sound practices. • COMMUNITY BUILDER Someone who has taken the initiative to engage a variety of local residents in an innovative or new community project or event. The initiative may assist different groups to work together, address a gap in community participation, or result in a more inclusive, engaged community.

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