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All eyes on the egg Jazzlyn Neighbor decorates an Easter egg during Easter festivities at the Mall at Piccadilly on Saturday, April 4. Children participated in a treasure hunt, an Easter bonnet contest and had a chance to pose with the Easter bunny.
Salmon run lower than predicted Adams River: Environmental groups express concern over plans to increase this year’s catch. By Barb Brouwer OBSeRVeR STAFF
With lower than expected sockeye salmon returns in 2014, some scientists and environmentalists are criticizing the proposal of Fisheries and Oceans canada to increase the catch of Fraser River sockeye in 2015. Jim cooperman, Shuswap environmental Action Society president, says final 2014 estimate totals of 2.3 million late sockeye spawners to the Adams River represent a decrease of 84,000 fish over the last dominant run in 2010. Overall, he says, the South
Thompson run was 94.5 per cent of the average, but was just 30 per cent of the 2010 record run. “It appears that the problems encountered in 2009, which led to the cohen Inquiry, may be reappearing,” he explained, noting the multi-million-dollar, taxpayerfunded report has basically been shelved. Stu cartwright, acting area director of Fisheries and Oceans canada for the B.c. Interior, agrees there are many variables to consider but defends dFO’s plans which, he says, are carefully designed to manage stocks in a way
that supports conservation and sustainability while maximizing fishing opportunities for First nations, commercial and recreational fisheries. He says dFO uses techniques and historical data to collect information based on many variables. “We create models to make the best educated predictions and sometimes we’re going to be right and sometimes wrong,” he says, noting the science is not precise and major collapses such as experienced in 2009 do happen. “I don’t want to debate who’s right and who’s wrong; all I know is our
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science people are doing everything they can.” But Aaron Hill, executive director of B.c.’s Watershed Watch, disagrees. He says while the 2014 Fraser River run was still good, dFO allowed very aggressive fishing based on what they thought they were seeing in the mouth of the river. “They saw what looked like big numbers, but they were driven by a few populations,” he says, pointing out 60 per cent of the endangered cultus lake run was captured in fisheries and the run failed to reach
recovery goals. “They have a draft fishing plan that would see harvest rates up again, but this year we’re expecting a much smaller return.” Hill suspects a 1.4 billion pink salmon hatchery that augments pink salmon populations in the Pacific Ocean is also a concern because they compete with the sockeye for a limited food supply. As well, he says a large body of warm water off the coast of B.c., combined with a mild el nino is killing off marine animals and sea birds. See Warm on page A2
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Fire damages log residence By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF
A log home in Salmon Arm sustained smoke and water damage Sunday afternoon from what might have been a chimney fire. Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley said Monday that other causes have not been ruled out, as fire officials investigate the cause. “One possibility is it was caused by a chimney fire, but that’s only one possibility.” Firefighters were called to the home in
the 800 block of 26th Street SE, just off Auto Road and near the Scouts Hall, about 4 p.m. on April 5. “When crews arrived they saw flame and smoke showing,” Shirley said. “It was quickly knocked down.” Then came the overhaul stage where crews were making sure there was no fire in the attic space. Residents were in the home at the time of the fire but no one was injured. Shirley said they were put in the hands of Emergency Social
At work: Firefighters respond to a house fire near the Scouts Hall on Auto Road about 4 p.m. Sunday, April 5. Services due to the damage the home sustained. He believes the owners have insurance. More information is
expected as firefighters continued their investigation Tuesday. The cause of the fire is not considered suspicious.
Warm conditions impact salmon stocks Continued from front “Those warm ocean conditions make it really tough for Pacific salmon, and we also have low snowpacks on the South Coast making lower water levels in the Fraser River,” he said, warning of further problems if the area experiences another hot summer. “With all these risk factors that are lining up, it’s not a good time to increase fishing rates. We already have plenty of fishing op-
portunities. It’s way too risky.” Hill is frustrated by fisheries plans he says have far too much input from those who benefit. He explains that scientists with the Pacific Salmon Commission, a Canada-US organization created to manage the run, recommend run sizes. “But the run size that is actually used for managing the fishery is decided by the Fraser River Panel, which is mostly comprised of fishermen, and they, over and over again
throughout the season, adopted a run size that was larger than what the Pacific Salmon Commission was recommending,” Hill says. “That allowed more fishing and, at the end of season, we find out they overestimated substantially.” Cartwright, however, says the Fraser River Panel is comprised of Canadian and U.S. government reps and technical committees within the panel that have fishermen or exfishermen who help make recommenda-
tions and identify fishing opportunities. “DFO works with the same criteria, principles and guidelines agreed to in the pacific Salmon Treaty and, ultimately, at end of day, DFO makes final decisions on openings and where and when they will occur.”
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BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver is the starting point for a long journey for a Salmon Arm family. Salmon Arm’s Brianna and Chad McLellan are expecting a baby, Ollie, on July 21. They recently learned that their tiny unborn son suffers from a rare hernia – a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It is diagnosed in just one in 2,500 babies per year. Ollie is the baby brother of Bryson, Carter and Peyton who are 11, 9 and 5. The hernia means that Ollie’s diaphragm hasn’t fully formed, so his abdominal organs have pushed up into his chest cavity. His little heart has been pushed to one side and there’s little space left for his lungs to grow. Brianna’s sister, Kelli Thompson, has organized a fundraiser, with help from her other sister, Deidra Staley. Thompson’s Facebook page notes: “Between now and then
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(Ollie’s birth date) his mom will need to make a number of trips to Vancouver to the BC Women’s Hospital to have continued amniotic testing and to meet with Ollie’s surgical team to make a plan for his arrival. Once Brianna is in her 35th week of pregnancy, she will make a final trip to Vancouver where she and Ollie will remain until he’s ready to greet the world. “As soon as Ollie is born, he will be whisked away from Brianna to receive a series of corrective surgeries.” The baby is expected to need to spend up to six months in hospital after his birth, with his mom staying in Ronald McDonald House. “Thanks to their amazing program, the cost is only $12 a day,” writes Thompson, pointing out that she would like to raise enough money to cover the bill. Staley notes there will be other expenses such as childcare for Ollie’s siblings, gas and food.
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Nest removal unauthorized
SABNES: Warning given, group will alter practice. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF
The law will be upheld. Members of the Salmon Arm Nature Bay Enhancement Society (SABNES) will no longer be removing old osprey nests in the fall. Michael Richardson with the BC Conservation Officer Service responded to a complaint from a Sunnybrae couple, who read that SABNES members had removed osprey nests from two platforms on the Salmon Arm waterfront. Richardson says when he informed Mike Saul and Ed Dahl, the men readily acknowledged they had removed nests last fall. “I told them they had no authorization to do it,” he says, noting the men were given a warning and told not to do it again. “They hadn’t tried to get a permit and were obviously unaware that it’s illegal under Section 34B of the B.C. Wildlife Act.” Richardson says that while some exceptions can be secured by going to the Wildlife Branch, wildlife biologists made clear to him they had decided they were not going to issue permits for osprey nest removal at the Salmon Arm waterfront.
“I did talk to a wildlife biologist in Kamloops, I filled them in and they got together and decided they were not going to issue permits for this,” he says. “They said because it was against the law, there was a big public perception, and they are a protected species – that was the main reason.” Richardson said biologists are aware of SABNES’ reasons for removing the nests because there are big numbers of Canada geese and their populations are growing.” Richardson says it is obvious SABNES acted in good faith to protect the osprey and that’s why he gave them a warning rather than a ticket. “I obviously get the opinion they want the osprey around more than the geese,” he said, pointing out nest appropriation happens everywhere in nature.
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Protected species: SABNES will be speaking to wildlife biologists about how to prevent geese from taking over osprey nests without dismantling them. “Ospreys have other places to nest as well; they adapt and build new nests elsewhere.” Richardson said the wildlife biologists offered some other tacks SABNES might take to prevent the geese from taking over the osprey nests, including putting a wire cage on top of the manmade platforms until the ospreys’ arrival is imminent.
Meanwhile, Saul did not wish to say too much about the issue or possible solutions until the matter has been discussed at a SABNES board meeting. He did, however, suggest that members have a good deal of experience with wildlife and will likely be in touch with the wildlife biologists to discuss the options.
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Premier makes stop in city
Mel Arnold, Candidate, Conservative Party of Canada Salmon Arm Residents Mel will be doorknocking in your neighbourhood Saturday, April 11, to hear what you have to say about making Salmon Arm and the Shuswap the best it can be. Mel will also be available at Tim Horton’s, Downtown, 270-4th St. NE at 12 noon
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Opportunities are abundant for smaller communities like Salmon Arm in Christy Clark’s LNG vision for the future of British Columbia. The premier champions Salmon Arm’s Valid Manufacturing as a company already positioning itself to become a leader in that future, but she says the scope of who could benefit is potentially greater – provided businesses are proactive. “It’s an endless list, from catering to lawyering to welding to temporary housing to training to environmental expertise, you name it,” Clark explained to a room of 127 people last Wednesday, during a luncheon arranged by the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. “Lots of B.C. companies are already benefitting,” Clark continued. “If people in this room want to find a way to hook in, we really want you to go to the Buy BC LNG site, register and become a part of that, and we are really actively… trying to connect small- and medium-sized B.C. companies.” The comments were in response to one of three questions the chamber asked of the premier following her presentation. Another related to the chamber’s concerns over commercial truck traffic rolling through town, related safety concerns and the concept of a highway bypass the
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three questions from Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce President Jim Kimmerly during a chamber luncheon held Wednesday at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. chamber has been exploring. Clark, in response, said highway safety is a problem facing many smaller communities on major routes across B.C. She said the province, ICBC and the City of Salmon Arm are working on signalizing some intersections in the downtown core. “We do want to make sure that our transportation investments connect communities, not bypass communities, because we know the impact that that change can have. But we do want to make sure that it’s done safely.” Question three focused on attaining wage parity between women and men. Clark said this is not something the B.C. government is thinking of legislating, but it will improve with the creation of more jobs and greater
competition. She also said the province needs to make sure women are getting the training they need, pointing to “non-traditional areas” for women, including mining, technology and trades. Chamber president Jim Kimmerly was grateful for the premier’s visit, and the opportunity to take local concerns, such as truck traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway, to the top. “We didn’t expect to get any specific answers on it (the TransCanada Highway), but just make sure she was aware of it,” Kimmerly told the Observer. “And then the chamber’s role will be to work with the MLA, Greg Kyllo, and bring forth some recommendations and see what we can do from that point moving forward.”
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Portrayal by postal code
You’ve heard the adage, opposites attract. But when it comes to where we live, it’s more like share and share alike. A recent study shows that when it comes to sharing neighbourhoods, there’s a host of common denominators that link residents. Diversity is not the norm when it comes to where we choose to live. “The truth is most people move into a neighbourhood where there are people like themselves or people they want to be. In every neighbourhood there are exceptions to the rule, but in all the work I’ve done for the past 35 years, people are usually very much like their neighbourhood,” said Jan Kestle, president of Environics Analytics, to the Globe and Mail after the company released a population profile of the entire country based on postal codes. This study has split the nation into 68 demographic profiles, which give a snapshot of an area. The biggest division, naturally, is economics. People live where they can afford to live and this results in neghbourhood clusters, be it poor, single parents or retired folk with healthy pensions. I was interested in what set I belonged to, and what this study had to say about Salmon Arm, so I plugged in a few postal codes. You can give it a try yourself at: https://en.environicsanalytics. ca/prizm5_lookup.aspx. Accurate, but a bit to my chagrin, my neighbourhood’s category is dubbed, “Aging in suburbia” and indicates I live in a similar category as 2.14 per cent of the Canadian population. Most people in my neighbourhood own their homes and have high school, college or trade education. And, not surprisingly, there is a low ethnic presence. A blurb abut my area indicates my neighbourhood is, “home to a mix of older couples aging-in-place and middle-aged families still raising children and building their nest egg. Roughly half the households contain children – generally over the age of 15 – which contributes to preferences for pets, amusement parks, animated movies and concerts. For summer vacations they can often be found heading to lakes and parks for camping and jet skiing, but they’ve also been known to visit far-flung locales like China and Australia.” The Observer’s downtown postal code V1E 4N7 shows a different picture. Named, “Aging and active” it is home to people of mixed education and occupations, although more than half the people are over the age of 55 and many are retired. Of those who are employed, blue collar jobs dominate. Residents tend to spend their free time walking, hunting or fishing, tend to be involved in their communities, and spend evenings at local venues taking in concerts or community theatre (which in Salmon Arm, is also located in this postal code). The information is pure gold for marketing experts looking to target their audience. So I shouldn’t be surprised to see ads for pet food, the latest Pixar flick or a jet ski show up in my mailbox – my postal code says I’ll be interested.
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Much caution crucial in fishing plan In 2010, a collective sigh of relief could be heard throughout the province. Sockeye salmon runs were far larger than expected. Phew, dodged that bullet. They haven’t been destroyed. The year 2009 had followed three consecutive years of closure of the Fraser River sockeye fishery due to low numbers. This led to the forming by the federal government of the Cohen Commission, the commission charged with looking into the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River. It was named after BC Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen, who headed the commission. In 2012 the commission delivered its final report. It was the culmination of more than
2,000 exhibits, 900 public submissions and 138 days of hearings with 180 witnesses. It was generally considered a solid report with clear recommendations. Fast forward to 2015. Actually, don’t bother, it’s not necessary. Very little has changed. The report has, essentially, been shelved. Now the trouble is, concerns are being raised about Fisheries and Oceans’ proposal to increase the catch of Fraser River sockeye in 2015. Observers are right to be concerned, given that salmon are a keystone species upon which we all depend. It’s time to wake up. We need only look to the East to see the folly of human decisions regarding fishing and overfishing.
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The Observer asked: What do you think of variable speed limits in B.C.?
Eshan Samarakkody “Yes, for the safety of the road it’s a good idea.”
Lori Cymbaluk “No, I think that would be confusing for drivers.”
Gail Toms “I think it would be too confusing to change your speed often.”
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VICTORIA – The labour situation in B.C. is showing increased signs of strain, even before a long-promised boom in heavy construction gets set to ramp up this summer. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond announced last week that B.C. is suspending its “provincial nomination” program for 90 days. This program allows the province to recommend people for federal immigration, based on skills in demand in B.C. The B.C. provincial nomination program saw its number of applications triple to 1,200 for the month of December, as the federal government cracked down on the temporary foreign worker program. Thousands of temporary foreign workers who have hit the four-year deadline are being sent home, with many of them turning to the provincial nomination track. Bond has been pleading with Ottawa to raise B.C.’s annual provincial nomination quota from 5,000 to 7,000 or more. The three-month pause is so her ministry can add staff and speed up processing time. Backlogged applicants will still be considered, and exemptions for health care workers and a northeast pilot program are being maintained. Even with the current slump in energy prices and before anticipated pipeline and liquefied natural gas projects start, the labour shortage in the northeast is near crisis. The last time I was in Dawson Creek, radio ads were offering signing bonuses for qualified truck drivers. In Fort St. John, grocery and hardware retailers have come to depend on foreign workers to keep going. While supposedly educated young people work part-time and refuse to leave the comforts of southern city life, this is the reality up north, and it’s only going to get worse.
This summer, work is scheduled to start on the Site C dam on the Peace River, the most costly construction project in B.C. history. And a union vs. non-union battle reminiscent of the old Expo 86 labour wars is underway. The B.C. and Yukon Building Trades (BCYT) are demanding a project agreement that requires all workers on Site C to be paid their rates, and are warning of chaos on the huge project if they don’t get their way. BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald told me that’s not all they want. They are also seeking quotas for members of their unions on a project that will be a small city of 1,700 people at peak construction. BCYT executive director Tom Sigurdson says that while all sides acknowledge the need for foreign workers for Site C, he wants to control that too, working with their affiliated unions in the United States. There will be non-union construction firms, some of them owned by aboriginal communities in the north. There will be contractors affiliated with the Christian Labour Association of Canada. The BCYT hopes to set wages and conditions for them all, and influence Ottawa’s temporary foreign worker program to boot. McDonald and Premier Christy Clark have politely told them to pound sand. Their formula would add millions in costs to the project, driving up BC Hydro rates even more than they are already rising. BC Hydro has already done dam upgrade projects using a “managed open site” model and it’s not inclined to return to the era of W.A.C. Bennett as Sigurdson demands. Sigurdson makes a valid point that when two concrete masons compare paycheques on the Site C project and one sees he’s making $5 an hour less, he won’t be happy. He will want the higher rate, and the BCYT is taking BC Hydro to court to ensure they can recruit new members on the site.
What would Lester B. Pearson say about attacking Syria? In 1957, Canada was admired around the world. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, we invented peacekeeping to diffuse the Suez Canal Crisis. In presenting Prime Minister Pearson with the Nobel Peace Prize, the selection committee stated he had “saved the world.” What a time to be a Canadian. We made the world a better place through our commitment to diplomacy, peacekeeping, active participation in the United Nations and membership in NATO. Fast forward to today. My how things have changed. Last week we turned into a rogue nation. On March 30, the Conservative government
forced passage of a motion to extend and expand our bombing campaign from Iraq into Syria. This is an illegal action under international law. By violating its airspace and dropping bombs on its territory, we have effectively declared war on Syria, a sovereign country. This action has no official sanctioning of any kind. Of the 28 countries in NATO, only one agreed to the U.S. request to bomb Syria: Canada. Why? The Conservatives have declared war on the Islamic group IS (Islamic State). IS, which was only able to form and thrive in the power vacuum and chaos that followed the disastrous U.S. invasion of Iraq, has no air force or navy. We will spend at least a half a billion dollars over
the next year fighting an Arab/ U.S. war. But upgrades to the TCH, which would save lives immediately, will have to wait until we can afford it. So now we enter a Syrian bombing campaign with no plan, no endgame, no objectives and no justification. We’ll bomb “the bad guys,” but who are they? Canadian bombs dropped on “IS targets” will kill countless women, children and other innocents. Will the survivors be the future “terrorists?” One has to wonder what Lester B. Pearson would have to say about Canada under the Harper government. I don’t think he would recognize what we have become. Tobiah Riley
In defence of genetically modified foods I wish to express some of the different ways that genetically modified foods have the potential to be a substantially beneficial food source. Genetically modified foods have the opportunity to create a larger and broader food source worldwide. These foods are being specifically created to have certain characteristics it naturally does not have, such as, certain bacterium and/or nutrients. Scientists have been able to successfully produce crops and plant life that contain a particular bacterium that kills off specific pests, but does close to no harm to surrounding animals or helpful insects. Growing these bacteria-infused foods helps en-
vironmentally in the sense that farmers will rarely, if ever have to spray them with harmful pesticides. In some cases these foods will also be developed to have certain vitamins or nutrients in them that they would not otherwise have; an example is controlled carrots. Some controlled carrots are being infused with calcium: doing this causes the person who consumes the product to have an increase in their absorption of calcium by 50 per cent, thus being extremely beneficial for those who suffer from calcium deficiency. In general, mass production of these foods will create a larger supply so that less people
worldwide will die from hunger or malnutrition. While genetically modified foods are beneficial it is important that the products that are genetically modified be labelled as such. This should be done so that people who are against the movement of genetically modified products are aware of what they are putting into their own and others bodies. There are constantly more people being born into this world and genetically modified foods have the means of making sure that there is enough food to sustain life. London Noiles
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The Safe Ltd. opened a community groceteria on Front Street. Mr. McArthur, manager, said this new department was to give very low-priced grocery service to those patrons who wished to do their buying on a cash-and-carry plan. This plan was becoming increasingly popular as patrons realized the savings when ledger and delivery costs were abolished.
Reeve Harbell and commissioner Belvestone and Damgaard met with members of the District Police Commission to discuss policing of the municipality by provincial officers. Council was willing as long as the cost was reasonable.
The wartime Prices and Trade Board announced the canning sugar allowance for Canadians would be the same as last year, 10 pounds per person. A committee to give assistance to men and women returning from service in Canada’s Armed Forces to become re-established in civilian life was organized at a meeting of Salmon Arm and district residents held in the Institute Hall. Andrew Collier was elected general chairman. Application for a construction permit for a cold-storage locker plant to serve Salmon Arm and district was forwarded to Ottawa, it was announced by R.B. Askew of the Salmon Arm Meat and Produce Co.
A total of $31,282 was paid to members of the Shuswap Egg and Poultry Co-Operative Association for eggs received during 1954, it was reported at the annual meeting of the organization held in the Institute Hall at Hedgeman’s Corner. Egg receipts for the year totalled 92,971 dozen. Work has started on the construction of the Tappen overpass on the Trans-Canada Highway which would eliminate a level crossing on the CPR mainline.
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Tracking how decisions are made By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF
Think we learn by our mistakes? Think again. Neuroscientist Dr. Olav Krigolson studies learning and decision-making in the Neuroeconomics Laboratory at the University of Victoria. “The biggest thing I’ve learned is you don’t learn from your mistakes, you learn when your expectations deviate from an expected outcome,” says the 1988 Salmon Arm Senior Secondary grad. The process holds true for big-picture decisions and a myriad of small, everyday choices, Krigolson says. And every choice has a value. For example, you order a pizza from a pizza restaurant, fully expecting it to be delicious. The value is your expectation. If the pizza is terrible, your value changes and you will likely not order from the same place again. On the other hand, if the pizza meets expectations, the value remains the same. In the neuroeconomics lab, Krigolson and his students measure brain activity using electroencephalograms (EEGs) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Krigolson is collaborating on an exciting study with fellow SASS grad and longtime friend Kent Hecker, a professor in the Health Sciences Department at the University of Calgary. The project involves decision-making among doctors. “When they diagnose, doctors are faced with a number of value choices and we are looking at why they are making the choices they are making,” says Krigolson, noting experts tend to make more gut decisions and younger doctors are more analytical. “What we’re specifically looking at is brain activity
Wired: Neuroscientist Olav Krigolson checks electrodes on honour student Marianne Brimell’s head prior to running an EEG in the Neuroeconomic Lab at UVic. to see if the theory matches up with what is actually happening in the brain.” He says hunches are good when they are right, but by not examining all possible diagnoses and their probability based on evidence, doctors can miss vital information. While it has long been known that analytical thinking takes place in the front of the brain and gut hunches show increased activity in the middle of the brain at the back of the head, Krigolson’s use of the EEG to measure activity is new. Krigolson says he and Hecker are hoping to develop a portable EEG system that doctors can wear and will measure brainwaves in real time and send an alert to their telephones in the same way heart rates and other data are transferrable. “It will show the region of the brain being activated and the amount of activity,” he says. “If the doctor makes a gut hunch decision, their phone will beep a warning to say ‘Hey maybe you should think about that.’” Another exciting project will take place next month.
Krigolson has been asked to be part of a Canadian research team going to Mt. Everest in May where he will be collecting EEG data in order to examine the impact of extreme environments and altitude on learning and decision making. “We will only be going up to base camp at 17,598 feet, but it has been a dream of mine to journey to Nepal and Everest since Grade 6 when I did a school project on Tenzing Norgay,” says Krigolson. “And now I finally get to realize that dream.” While he is there, Krigolson will be testing the portability of the equipment by making daily assessments of the other team members, who are predominantly physiologists. Krigolson’s road to a doctorate in neuroscience began with a knee injury he suffered while studying at Royal Roads Military College. Enlisted in the infantry, he was given the choice of two other trades or a release from the military. He chose to leave and enrolled in Camosun College in
Victoria before switching to the University of Victoria to finish his degree in education. Krigolson taught two years in Victoria and two in England before accepting a professor’s advice to go to grad school. That led him, on full scholarship, to a college in Indiana, where he pursued a science degree. “It came together there; I took an elective in neuroscience and got hooked,” he says. “I was fascinated about the changes that happen in the brain when people learned and that’s what I chased after.” Armed with a masters in science, Krigolson got a position in a then-new brain imaging lab at UVic, earning a PhD in neuroscience and followed it up with a post-doctoral research fellowship at UBC and a fouryear teaching post at Dalhousie University. “Then a job opened up in Victoria and I decided it was time to come home,” he says. While he doesn’t get back to Salmon Arm very often, Krigolson says he still calls the community home.
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Helping Cubans to ‘batter up’
Charity drive: Couple transports donated equipment to help kids. By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF
They had lots of luggage but not much for themselves. When Reg Walters, partner Barb McKinnon and two children went to Cuba on spring break, they carried their own belonging in carryon bags. But they also checked four large bags of baseball equipment to give away in the island country that has long suffered sanctions and severe economic conditions. Walters lived in Cuba for a year when he was 19 and well remembers the people and their circumstances. He was the first Canadian to attend university in Havana after Fidel Castro seized power in 1959. Walters made his first return trip in 2001 with several other families and loads of baseball equipment that was delivered to children in Santa Marta, a town about 40 minutes from Havana. “It was really grim there because the Russians had stopped giving them free oil and the economy was really tight,” he says. “We
watched kids practise with no footwear, no gear. Four of them might have had gloves and the balls they were playing with were string.” The travellers arrived unannounced, opened up their rented van and handed out gear to unsuspecting children, who, along with their retired national baseball player coach, were elated. On another trip 12 years ago, Walters returned with a lot of second-hand equipment donated by Salmon Arm Minor Baseball. “Two years ago, we had a fundraiser at home and raised about $1,000, and Chevy (Kevin Cheveldave) donated a bunch of stuff and sold the rest to us at a 40 per cent discount,” he says. “We sent a bunch of new gloves and shoes and other stuff to a school in Havana with Brent Moffat’s family in January 2013 and took a whole bunch more in April of that year.” This year, Walters and McKinnon bought about $600 worth of new equipment and got a wealth of good gear
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the one million mark this year. He also points out Kelowna Airport is planning to offer direct flights to the island country.
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Goodwill: Barb McKinnon and Reg Walters pose with a photo of Cuban baseball teams which have been the recipient of donated equipment. courtesy of the North Delta Minor Baseball Association. This year’s destination was Puerto Esperanza, a traditional fishing village on the western tip of Cuba, where they unloaded seven full sets of catchers’ gear, 20 bats, 70 balls, batting helmets, umpire’s gear and a few pairs of shoes. Walters says baseball is a passion in Cuba where the national team finished second behind Japan for the second year in a row in the World Baseball Classic. “In Salmon Arm if you wanted to play,
you paid and you played,” he said. “In Cuba it’s not like that; they play in the street and if they’re interested and talented, they go to a baseball academy team.” Walters says he will be looking at making another trip to Cuba in a couple of years. In the meantime, he says he has a load of gear ready to go. If anyone is travelling to Cuba and is interested in taking equipment with them, they can get in touch with Walters at email@example.com. Walters says Canadian tourists to Cuba hit
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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.
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Stolen truck, Sea-Doos found On April 4, a man called police to report that while quadding, he located two Sea-Doos on a trailer and a damaged Ford pickup in the Skimikin gravel pits. Police attended and met with the man who guided them to the vehicles approximately one kilometre up the dirt road and off in the bush. The officer observed a trailer with two SeaDoos and a Ford pickup. Police computer checks revealed both Kawasaki Sea-Doos and the trailer were reported as stolen from Chase on March 17. The Ford pick up was reported stolen from Kamloops on March 15. The truck had suffered damage and all vehicles were subsequently towed to a compound, where the owners were notified. It appears the suspects were familiar with the area and had hidden the stolen vehicles, hoping to come back at a later date to retrieve them. Police are asking the public, if they happened to see a blue Ford F350 towing a trailer with two Sea-Doos on it around March 15 to call the Salmon Arm RCMP at (250) 832-6044 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
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Four SAS grads win awards By Evan Buhler
Training form: Matt Mead trains for the 118th Boston Marathon on April 20. Mead will be one of more than 30,000 runners competing in the world-famous race.
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Matt Mead is a family man, a working man and a marathon man. In 12 days, Mead will be bumping elbows with some of the world’s most elite marathon runners at the 118th Boston Marathon. “I still don’t think it has set in that I’ll be running in Boston in two weeks. It will be
a different ball game,” says Mead. Born to be a runner, Mead started pounding the pavement in Grade 3, continuing into high school and competing for Salmon Arm Secondary. There he placed third on two separate occasions in the provincial championships. After high school he says he shied away from running for a few years because of the lack of training facilities in town.
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The pavement began calling Mead’s name, and eventually he started running again in the 10-kilometre distance – his specialty growing up. “I learned that if you don’t have the facilities to train, you just have to get creative,” says Mead. Three years ago he made the transition to the longer distances. See Mead’s family on page A16
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The University of British Columbia okanagan Heat men’s soccer player Dylan Abbott was awarded the university’s Graduating Player of the Year award last week in Kelowna. Abbott was featured in almost every minute of the Heat’s 54 league or post-season matches in his four seasons at UBCo. In each year he was in consideration for team MvP and, in his second year, Abbott assumed a leadership role that he carried for the rest of his UBC okanagan career. Serving largely as a defender for the Heat, Abbott scored seven career goals. His leadership and presence was a key factor in the team’s historically successful first season in the Canada West conference of the CIS. For the second year in a row, last week Thompson rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball player Jorri Duxbury was named the Dr. roger H. Barnsley Scholar Athlete of the Year in Kamloops. The award goes to athletes who best combine academics and athletic performance. Duxbury had a fall grade-point average of 3.91 and has been an Academic All-Canadian each of her previous four years at TrU. She is the only female in the TrU Physics Degree program and will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree this spring. Also recognized for academic and athletic excellence were Logan Abbott and Cody Bell from UBCo. Both student athletes received Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association scholar awards.
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Jessica Douglas shields the puck from Victoria Butler during a game in the 2015 Female U16 BC Cup at the Shaw Centre on Saturday, April 4. The top 120 players, 12 goalies, 36 defence and 72 forwards from around the province were invited to the tournament.
Hirose signs with Spartans The Salmon Arm Silverbacks’ top scorer last season, Taro Hirose from Calgary, Alta., has chosen to commit to the Michigan State Spartans for his college hockey career that will start with the 2016-2017 season. “I would not have been able to achieve this without the help of my family, my teammates and the Silverbacks organization,” he stated. Hirose will remain a Silverback for one more year and look to build on his 50-point season from last year.
Register for basketball camp The 2015 Spring Salmon Arm Synergy Boys’ Basketball Program will be starting the week of April 13 with Grade 6/7 boys practising on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Grade 8/9 boys practising from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Game nights for all age groups will be on Thursday evenings, times TBA. A parent meeting will take place at SAS Sullivan Campus in the gym at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 9 for registration and payment of a $25 tryout/insurance fee.
Smith claims podium in U.S. Mitchell Smith hit the podium on four separate occasions in the United States Ski Association Midwest Championships in Lutsen, Minnesota. Smith won a gold and silver medal in U18 slalom on March 26 and 27 and then went on to win a gold and silver medal in U18 giant slalom March 29 and 30. His results earned him the overall title for the series.
Lawn bowling set to start The Salmon Arm Lawn Bowling Club will kick off its season on Tuesday, April 14 with a three-day tournament. The friendly tournament will run until Friday with draws times starting at 1:15 p.m.
Bridge winners Results from the April 1 session at Cedar Heights Duplicate Bridge Club are as follows: North/South - first Phil and Rose Mitchell; second Steve Raffel and Al Christie; and, in third, Geoff Collins and Doug Stewart. East/West – first Gordon and Yvonne Campbell; second Fred Viehoffer and Jim Allison; and, in third, Orville Cooper and Dave Duncan and Fred and Betty Bergmann tied.
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Rampton crowned grand champ Salmon Arm’s Provincial Martial Arts karate team member Danette Rampton was victorious in the hard styles Grand Champion Cup at the 2015 Tiger Balm Internationals held in Vancouver, two weeks ago.
The two-day martial arts event featured more than 300 athletes from across the province competing for a spot on the Canadian national team. Collectively, PMA team members took home more than 30
medals in the tournament. Sixteen gold, 11 silver and five bronze medals were won by PMA, coached by Holly Raczynski. Members competed in 11 different disciplines divided into age and belt divisions.
PMA athletes competed in point sparring, kick boxing, team and traditional Japanese katas and forms, Korean patterns and musical katas disciplines. All PMA team members who won gold medals were auto-
matically qualified for this year’s 2015 Team Canada. In addition to being named to the national team, they are also invited to attend the World Martial Arts Games held in Cardiff, Wales.
Mead’s family his greatest motivation Continued from pg 15 “I couldn’t keep up in the 10-km races anymore, it is a really fast race.” Mead’s transition started in Kelowna, where he ran his first half marathon, 21-km, placing fifth. In early 2013 in Vancouver, Mead ran his second half marathon, before following it up with his first win in the 21-km distance in Kelowna. “I never thought I could run a half marathon let alone a whole marathon,” says Mead.
Last year in Vancouver, Mead made the large leap to running the full 42-km distance, finishing with a time of two hours and 50 minutes, which qualified him for this year’s Boston Marathon. In the provincial capital he managed to shave two minutes off his time. Since then Mead has increased his training without letting it interrupt his family life, which means the world to him. “Training is a big commitment, but I don’t let it get in the way of my family, so
there are a lot of really early mornings, getting up to run at 4 a.m., and late nights,” explains Mead. For the past 12 weeks, Mead’s training has been very intense. He currently trains six days a week, and goes twice a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays, running up to three hours at a time. “I try to let my mind go free and not think about anything. If I do start to think about something while running, it is always about my family.” The quietly confident runner says his biggest source of mo-
tivation and inspiration is his family, noting his spouse and two children will accompany him on the trip to Boston and be waiting for him at the finish line. “I have a hunch that I will start out really strong, which is what I seem to do a lot of the time, especially if I am feeling very good before the race.” Too strong a start could lead to running into the psychological wall early on in the race, which Mead says he will try to avoid as best he can. Around three-quarters into the race is
Heartbreak Hill, a slow 600-metre, 88-foot rise ending the last of four small hills where most runners typically hit the wall. More than 30,000 runners will take to the streets of New England’s largest city, where more than half a million spectators will cheer on the runners. Mead says the most rewarding part of running a marathon is the sense of achievement from finishing the 42km course. “Crossing the finish line and seeing my family will be the biggest reward.”
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Register for 55+ Games Curling teams interested in competing in the newly renamed 55+ B.C. Games can now register on a firstcome basis until registration closes June 11. Formerly known as the B.C. Seniors Games, the 55+ B.C. Games will take place in North Vancouver August 25-29. Track and field will be held at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby and Ice Curling will be at the Vancouver Curling Club. Those interested in participating in the Games, or finding out if the sport you are interested in requires a playoff, contact the Zone 8 sport coordinator accessed through
www.55plusbcgames. org. If required, playoffs for each sport will take place in April or May. Sports contested in the 55+ Games range from bocce to hockey and horseshoes to dragonboat racing. Before registering for the Games all participants must become a member with the B.C. Senior Games Society. Participants must be a resident of B.C., and 55 years old by Dec. 31 of the year of the games. Everyone is welcome to the next meeting on April 16 at the Chief Louis Centre in Kamloops.
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Help clean up Shuswap trails The Shuswap Trail Alliance is joining with local trail stewards to put out a call to the region to make April “Love Your Trails” month in the Shuswap. And there’s lots of opportunity to get out and participate. Low elevation trails and greenways throughout the Shuswap are open, thanks to early snow melt this season. Volunteer trail stewards have been out busily cleaning up winter debris, but there’s lots still to do. “We notch things up starting with our annual Trial Design/Build/ Maintain Stewardship Workshop this coming weekend,” says Phil McIntyre-Paul with the Shuswap Trail Alliance. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about what goes into designing, building and maintaining trails. “It’s great for anyone interested in getting more involved in volunteer trail care, leading a volunteer team, exploring a possible new trail idea, designing your own trail or even getting ideas for home landscaping proj-
ects,” says McIntyrePaul. To register for the workshop visit www. shuswaptrails.com. “We’re excited to be partnering with the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society this year,” he adds, noting volunteer trail clean-up includes monitoring for and pulling invasive plant species. Currently scheduled
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As a mother, teacher and school librarian, Norma Charles became well acquainted with children, their likes and dislikes. She also discovered the kinds of books they like to read and that’s what she has given them for more than 30 years. Charles, who will be among the talented presenters at Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival in May, was introduced to the world of writing in the early 1970s. Charles gave up a successful teaching career to have four children. When they ranged in age from newborn through two, three and six years, Charles says it felt like her life was all about “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy.” Looking for an outlet for herself, she leafed through a program guide where she saw a creative writing course being offered by the Kitsilano School Board. “The instructor was a true romance writer and she told us how to write true romances,” says Charles, who went home, filled with excitement, and penned what she thought was a wonderful story. The following week, the teacher’s request for a volunteer to share their work was met with silence. Knowing what it was like to have an unresponsive class, Charles volunteered and headed proudly up to the front to read her romance. “At the end, nobody said anything,” laughs Charles. “And the teacher sighed and said, ‘Oh Norma, you should write about something you know about.’” Discouraged but undeterred, Charles began asking herself what she did know about. The answer came quickly and, by the late 1970s, Charles had earned a teacher-librarian diploma and had written and sold a couple of children’s picture books. Her first book, See You Later Alligator, was picked up by Scholastic A teacher-librarian in Vancouver for 12 years, Charles says she did a fine dance be-
tween family, teaching and writing, but decided to dedicate herself to her writing almost 20 years ago. “I had sold a few novels but was teaching at the same time…” she says. “I feel it was a good choice, but it was difficult. I loved the teaching and teacher-librarian was the best job you could have.” Charles says she wrote with her own children in mind and, as they matured, so did the stories. “My stories are adventure stories; as a teacher librarian, I saw the kind of stories that children really enjoyed the most,” she says, noting writers are advised to write the kinds of stories they like to read. “They loved humour, but they really loved adventures and those are the kinds of books I like to read too.” Charles is delighted that another one of her adventures recently sold. Called Last Chance Island, the adventure is set on an island off the rugged west coast of Ireland. The only inhabitant is the lighthouse keeper, who inherited a long-standing family vocation. With automation of her lighthouse pending, she faces the loss of her livelihood and her home. Enter her niece, brought up in the malls of Toronto and horrified to be stuck in such a remote setting. “The only thing she can think of is how to escape from the desolate island,” says Charles, who also introduces two young Nigerian lads, dumped on the island by a rum runner who is fearful the police are on his tail. The author says her writing is peopled with characters that she meets in person or sees on television. “I take a look around and think, ‘who could live here? Why would they be here? And, the Toronto downtown kid, what would
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her thoughts be, how would she react?” she asks. “Storytelling is something that is second nature to parents and teachers. Every time you want to make a point or entertain or distract a kid, you tell a story… the only difference as a writer, is I get to sit down.” In her workshop at the writers’ festival, Charles will share her belief that novels, screenplays, short stories, etc. are as strong at their series of connected scenes.
“We will be zeroing into creating really dynamic scenes,” she says, noting she will be modelling the technique she has developed. “This method works tremendously well in getting started, when you don’t know where to go next, really want to dig deeply into a scene or have writers block.” The Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival takes place May 15, 16 and 17 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. For an overview of the festival, including a Friday night coffeehouse and Saturday night gala, presenters, registration and more, visit wordonthelakefestival.com.
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Music crosses miles: Comprised of musicians from Canada
and the U.S., the talented Tunnel Six band performs at the Salmon Arm Jazz Club Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. tours and two critically-acclaimed albums into a mature band blending six distinct threads into uniquely impressionistic soundscapes. The group’s debut record, Lake Superior was released internationally and garnered a spot on the top 100 releases of the year in 2011 (eMusic). The group’s followup album Alive was recorded during various concerts on tour and captures the band in their most comfortable element. Tunnel Six will also begin recording their third album in Vancouver during the tour. “It’s always a chal-
lenge to record with this group – because we’re together for such an intense and focused amount of time that we want to be sure to capture the music at the right point of growth,” said trumpeter Chad McCullough. In addition to this year’s tour and recording, the band has created an online space at http://tunnelsix.tumblr. com where they are taking advantage of their geographic separation to create new collaborative compositions from home cities. The new collaborative compositions will find their way into the repertoire of the group on the upcoming tour,
One more time tour CKVS-FM 93.7, Aspiral Youth Partners Association present Scott Cook and the Second Chances who will be back in Salmon Arm as part of their One More Time Around Tour. Bramwell Park and Melissa Walker will be joining Cook for the Voice – Concert Series on Friday April 10 at the Downtown Activity Centre (DAC). Special guest, Salmon Arm’s own Jesse Mast will perform an opening set. Tickets are available at the CKVS studio at DAC. Doors open at 7 p.m. and only 50 tickets will be sold.
providing a new element to their collective group sound and style. These are six diverse artists, with very different mailing addresses – yet, each time they come together they further the common bond of weaving melodies and improvisations on a shared path. Tunnel Six performs at 7 p.m. April 9 in the banquet room of Shuswap Chefs, 551 TransCanada Highway. Admission is by donation and a cash bar and tapas from Shuswap Chefs are available.
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Tunnel Six, an international collaboration of musical storytellers, will be special guests at the Salmon Arm Jazz Club tomorrow evening. On their fifth tour of Canada and the U.S., Journeys – Spaces – Stories is a new program of original compositions that will showcase the band’s collective vision and evolution. Tunnel Six is Toronto’s Ben Dietschi on saxophone, Chicago’s Chad McCullough on trumpet, London, England pianist Andrew Oliver, Nashville guitarist Brian Seligman, Toronto’s Jesse Dietschi on bass and Portland, Oregon drummer Tyson Stubelek. The Canada-US collaborative sextet brings distinctive, melodic storytelling compositions to audiences with singable melodies that offer an unabashedly emotional approach to musical storytelling. The band blends elements of jazz, world and folk to transport audiences from the peaks of the Rockies to the shores of the Maritimes. Formed in 2009 at the Banff Centre’s International Jazz Workshop, the ensemble has grown over the course of six cross-continental
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Friendships built on deceit By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF
Enter the secretive, shocking world of spies. Shuswap Theatre’s final MainStage offering of the season is Pack of Lies. Based on a true story, Hugh Whitemore’s plot centres on Bob and Barbara Jackson and their teenage daughter Julie. The family is friendly with neighbours, Peter and Helen Kroger, until the couple is arrested and charged with espionage. The real-life Krogers were spies, who were part of a Soviet espionage network known as the Portland Spy Ring of the 1950s and ’60s. The Jacksons, meanwhile, lead ordinary lives until a mysterious agent asks to set up a surveillance operation in their daughter’s bedroom. Their discomfort turns to shock when they discover the object of the undercover operation is their closest friends.
Intrigue: Mike Nash, Peter Blacklock, Jamé Wonacott and Astrid Varnes rehearse a scene from Shuswap Theatre’s A Pack of Lies, which opens April 24. Not only do the Jacksons begin to wonder what lies their friends have told them, but they must also hide the fact British agents have located their base of operations in their home – all the while retaining genuine affection for their friends. Director Kim MacMillan
has assembled an excellent cast of experienced actors as well as a wonderful crew of designers, builders and artists. Among the cast is newcomer Astrid Varnes, who earned a double major – acting and political science from UBC. Following graduation, she
worked with Vancouver’s Axis Theatre, and toured a show to schools across B.C. and Canada. In 2012, Varnes went to the University of Victoria to complete an MA in applied theatre, which includes using theatre for education, social justice or community development. “It seemed a great way to meld my passion for theatre and political science, in the sense that drama can be used to examine, question, challenge or critique the world around us,” she says. Other cast members include Mike Nash, Peter Blacklock, Elaine Holmes, Randy Brogden, Jamé Wonacott, Joy Peters and Althea Mongerson. Pack of Lies opens Friday, April 24 and runs three weekends to May 9. Tickets are available online at shuswaptheatre.com or at Intwined Fibre Arts, 81 Hudson Ave. See the website for details.
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More laughs than skin in show They’re back and they’re bare – well, nearly. A fictitious male stripper troupe, played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians, performs a “sexylarious” improv comedy show Saturday, April 11 at the SASCU Recreation Centre. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly
grooving and gyrating in between scenes, they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. Fresh off sold-out shows in Vegas, Australia and now Canada, the troupe draws laughter with what is definitely a parody of male strippers. Some of the performers have what’s called ‘Comedy Bod-
ies’ – they will make you look good by comparison. Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy. There is no extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity, assures Roman Danylo, an alumnus of CTV’s Comedy Inc. As a stand-up come-
dian, he has appeared on Just For Laughs and The Debaters. Other cast members include Ken Lawson, Chris Casillan, Pearce Visser and Michael Teigen. This is a show for all genders, but only those 19 and over. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $35 and are available at Wearabouts Clothing, online at www.
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Aero modelers land at Mall at Piccadilly The Shuswap Aero Model Airplane Club is hosting their annual three-day spring show from April 10 to 12 at the Mall at Piccadilly. Hobbyists of all kinds are invited to enjoy the displays of more than 33
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Side order of murder By Barb Brouwer OBSERVER STAFF
Avast me Hearties! There’s a fine dinner and murder afoot in the banquet room of The Podollan Inn. Murd-arrr!!! Pirates of the Salty Dog, is an interactive dinner theatre mystery. The mystery unravels during a four-act play with a four-course meal prepared by Table 24 chefs, says dinner theatre director James Bowlby. “Everyone gets to vote on who the murderer is,” he says, noting dessert will be served during the final scene.” The play, purchased from Play Dead company that produces mur-
der scripts for dinner theatre, takes place in a ship that once sailed the high seas with Capt. Big Beard at the helm. That is, until the nefarious sailor decided to settle down, lead a peaceful life and re-fabricate the ship as a restaurant for food-loving landlubbers. “It’s a fast-moving, crazy story about the shenanigans the pirates get into, along with a murder,” says Bowlby, noting that one of the pirates is being trained to improve his buccaneer ways. “The action takes place in and among the tables...” Bowlby, who says directing dinner theatre is a new adventure, is delighted with his ac-
complished cast – Graig Burns, Aileen Brand, Evelyn Birch, Nathan Switzer, Jason Smeltzer, Tom Birch and Arthur Finch. “We’ve got a really good cast of experienced people who are right into it and working very hard,” he says. “The idea is to make this a returning gig with another show at the end of June.” Murd-arrr!!! Pirates of the Salty Dog takes place at 7 p.m. April 17 and 18 and 24 and 25 (cocktails at 6) and at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19 and 26. Tickets for the dinner are $60 and are available at Podollan Inn’s front desk or by calling 250-832-5024.
planes, including agricultural, seaplanes, commercial carriers, military, sport and acrobatic planes. There will be planes that have been built from scratch or made from an ‘almost-ready to fly’ kit.
tion on the Shuswap Aero Modelers club, visit their website: www.slams.ca. For more information about the show, contact the Mall at Piccadilly administration office at 250832-0441.
ATTENTION TO Those Impacted by the recent landslides and overland flooding Those impacted by the recent landslides and overland flooding event may be eligible for financial support under British Columbia’s Disaster Financial Assistance Program. Assistance is available to qualifying homeowners, residential tenants (renters), small business owners, farm owners, charitable organizations and local government bodies that incurred more than $1,000 of uninsurable damage during the period February 2-23, 2015, and that are situated within the geographic boundaries of: • Regional District of North Okanagan including Spallumcheen, Enderby, Coldstream, and other smaller communities • District of West Kelowna • Thompson Nicola Regional District including Blackpool • Columbia Shushwap Regional District (Electoral Areas C, D, E, F)
Insurable damages, such as sewer or sump pit backup, and water entry from above ground including roofs, windows or other areas of the building that are not at ground level, are not eligible for DFA. Eroded or damaged land is not eligible for DFA. Assistance is limited to providing 80 percent of allowable items that are considered essential to a home, livelihood or charitable service, for the portion of the claim that exceeds $1,000 to a maximum claim of $300,000. To apply for financial assistance, individuals must complete and return an Application for Disaster Financial Assistance. Application forms are available from the Emergency Management BC web site at: http://www.embc.gov.bc.ca/em/dfa_claims/ dfa.html, Government Agent offices, most local government offices, Emergency Management BC regional offices, or by e-mailing the EMBC Recovery Office in Victoria at DFA@gov.bc.ca or calling tollfree at 1-888-257-4777.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than JUNE 1, 2015 by e-mail (DFA@gov.bc.ca), by fax (250-952-5542), or by mail: Ministry of Justice, Emergency Management BC, PO Box 9201 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.
Raising energy Known as the “Nanny for the Soul,” speaker, writer, mentor and life energy coach Claudette Bouchard will be featured at Shuswap Questers. Bouchard’s mission is to teach individuals to connect with their own energy—to come from that inner awareness as they live intentionally, pursue their passions with confidence, and lead a full, loving, and joyful life. For more information, visit: www.claudettebouchard.com. Bouchard will speak in the library of the Downtown Activity Centre at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
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DENNEY, NORMAN WILSON May 1, 1920 - April 2, 2015 Norman Wilson Denney, born in 1920 at Bell Island, Newfoundland, passed away peacefully April 2, 2015, in his sleep at Shuswap Hospital in Salmon Arm, one month shy of his 95th birthday. He is survived by his second wife Edna and her three children, Sandra Pacciano (Angelo), Brian Holmes (Sarah) and Glen Holmes (Millie). He is lovingly remembered as a wonderful father to Roy Denney (Kathy), Elaine Teske (Hugh), Claire Denney (Jackson Morrison), Robert Denney (Suzanne), and Judith Denney (Ray Burzynski), and his two granddaughters Jennifer Falkenberg (Tony) and Aysha Denney. He is also survived by his sister Yvonne Ingersoll (Phil) of Peterborough, Ontario Norman joined the Royal Canadian Artillery 19391947. He joined the Canadian Navy in 1948 - 1966 retiring as a a Lieutenant Commander. He became an employee of the Federal Government of Canada, specializing in Human Resource Management until his retirement in 1979. Norm was an active curler while living in Montreal and Ottawa and inducted as a Lifetime Member of the Governor General’s Curling Club of Canada for his contributions to the sport. Following retirement he moved to the Shuswap and married Edna Holmes and they became active golfers, lawn bowlers and travellers. Norm was an active member of St. John’s Anglican Church. We want to thank them for their support and friendship to Norm and Edna. The family want to sincerely thank special friends, Betty and Larry Rogers, Marilyn and Paul Dolan, Chris Jackson and Wendy Tuff for their love and support to Norm and Edna. Thanks to the Shuswap Hospital for their professional attention. Special thanks to Dr. Cindy Malinowski for her special care over the years. The children of Norm will be having a private “Celebration of Life” for their father at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation in Norm’s name may be sent to: Shuswap Lake General Hospital Foundation, 601 10 Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4A7.
HELEN TOEBOSCH Helen Marie Toebosch passed away suddenly on Friday evening, April 3, 2015 at the age of 80 years. A Celebration of life service will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon, April 11th, at 1 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. Helen loved the color pink, the family encourage each and every family and friend to honor her by wearing pink for her service. Cremation with interment in the family plot in Mt. Ida Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband, Larry Toebosch in 2002, parents, Bill and Elsie Mobley. Helen is survived by her 4 children, David, Gary, Tia and Tara. A full obituary will appear in next week’s paper. Helen requested no flowers, please, in favor of a gift to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4N3 On line condolences may be sent to Helen’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. WOOD, THOMAS STEPHEN May 21, 1960-March 29, 2015 It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Thomas (Tom) Wood on March 29 at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. Tom was predeceased by his mother, Betty Anne and brother William. He will be greatly missed by his father, Fred (Margaret), sister, Anne (Don) & brothers, David (Beth), Mike (Cheryl) and Scott (Kathleen). He also leaves several aunts and uncles, many cousins, nieces and a nephew who dearly loved him and called him “Good Old Uncle Tom”. Tom had a huge heart and would do anything for his family and friends. Tom left Tappen in 1980 to attend the University of Alberta and graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree Majoring in History. Tom was an avid student of world and art history and because of his passion continued his studies long after graduating from University. Over the years Tom worked as a Legal Aid, was a Volunteer for the Edmonton South Probation Dept., and worked summarizing vital documents & correspondence reports for Government Managers. Tom was passionate about his love for the Arts, especially when it came to music and he was a member on the board of the Edmonton Blues Society. Many kind words have been shared by dear friends and family of Tom for which we, the family, have been truly grateful: “You added hugely to my appreciation for knowledge, literacy, coffee shops and music.” “Tom’s kindness, and especially his courage, were inspirational.” “Thank you for being a brilliant mind, a soft heart, and most of all my Uncle.” “Tom could mix a mean Gibsons and Ginger Ale.” There will be no official service for Tom as per his request. Instead family and close friends will be gathering for a fun celebration of food, wine, and perhaps a little Gibsons and Ginger….we know that Tom will be in attendance choosing the music to fit the Soundtrack of his Life. Should you wish to do so, a donation in his name to the Shuswap Lake General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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BIRKELAND, GERTRUDE MAY Mrs. Gertrude (Tonnie) Birkeland passed away at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops in the early morning of March 30, 2015. She died peacefully of old age in her sleep at the age of 92 years. In the days prior to passing, she was visited, surrounded and supported by friends and by her sons’ families which gave her great pleasure. Tonnie was predeceased by her husband, Odd Arnold Birkeland, in November, 2000. She is survived by her sister Ann (Massachusetts), sons, Arne (North Vancouver, Whistler, Tofino, BC) and Eric (Loyalton, California), their wives and granddaughters Emilie, Tara and Jessica, great grandsons, nephews and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces, and her puppy “Laddie”. Tonnie was borne in North Bennington, Vermont, on March 3, 1926 to her parents, Walter and Nellie Harrington. Following High School in Vermont, she received her Nursing Certification, then worked as a Registered Nurse at various locations for approximately 30 years. She met her husband, Odd Arnold Birkeland, while living in Vermont. They were married in 1943 and resided in Vermont and New York State until 1952 when the family immigrated to Kimberley, BC. Tonnie and Odd moved to Chase in 1977 and retired in Chase in 1981. Tonnie was loved and respected by many in the Chase community. She volunteered with the choir and as organist at St. Andres All Saints Church for many years. She donated property to Sunshore Golf Course when residing on Pine Street. She was actively involved in the duplicate bridge club, the golf club, and participated in many seniors’ events in Chase over the years. She lived on her own on Arbutus Street until January, 2015. A Memorial Service and Reception is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 12, at the Chase Community Center. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schoening’s Funeral Services in Kamloops. She will be cremated and buried with her husband in the family plots at the Chase Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to Schoening’s obituary at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of choice or to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation are greatly appreciated.
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JULIA REID Julia Marie Reid passed away in Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Davenport, Florida on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the age of 59 years. A celebration of life service will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC on Friday morning, April 10th at 11 a.m. with Jack Bowers the Funeral Celebrant. Tributes will be shared by her daughter, Jessica, granddaughter, Venessa, and special family Mike Tory. Interment will follow in the Eagle River & District Cemetery, Sicamous. Born in Burns Lake, BC on July 11, 1955. Julia has resided in Sicamous for many years, which gave her much comfort in being able to live a quiet life and share her love with her animals. She was blessed with her final few months in spending time in Florida with her close friend, Fred. Predeceased by her husband, Gary Reid on May 10, 2004. Julia leaves her loving and dedicated daughter, Jessica; five grandchildren, Venessa, Levi, Logan, Jesse, Sadie Sunshine; her close friend and companion, Fred Slater; also her mother, Mary Stuible of Vernon and a sister. Donations to the SPCA, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. On line condolences may be sent to Julia’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
GERALD (GERRY) JOSEPH O’FARRELL March 20, 1946 - April 4, 2015 It is with great sadness that Gerry’s family announces his passing on Saturday April 4, 2015 at the age of 69 years in Salmon Arm, BC. Left to cherish Gerry’s memory is his loving family; wife Judy, son, Jon (Nicole), daughter, Colleen (Brandon) his beloved grandchildren; Kelsey, Jayden, Tyler, Jaxon and Beckett, brothers; Ed (Monika), Tim (Jennifer), Mike (Janet), sisters; Jackie (Rod), Judy (Clive), Leslie (Jim), many nieces and nephews. Gerry will missed by his best friend and brother-in-law Roger (Lynne) as well as many friends. Gerry was born in Edmonton, AB to parents Edwin and Joyce, the family to Vancouver when he was 9. Gerry pursued a career in sales working for various companies in BC. Through his hard work, dedication and commitment he and Judy were able to retire to Blind Bay BC, he enjoyed spending time with family, friends and the Shuswap Lake. Donations in memory of Gerry may be sent to a charity of one’s choice. The family would like to thank the staff of the Bastion Place Care Facility’s secure department and to our “Alpen Paradies Angel” Laura-Lee, for all the support and care. Gerry will be forever loved and remembered by his family and friends. A service celebrating Gerry’s life will take place on Tuesday April 14, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Lady of The Lake Catholic Church, Blind Bay, BC with father George LaGrange officiating. Online condolences may be sent through Gerry’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC.
Happy Birthday, Julie! From the gang at the Observer!
IN FIND IT THE CLASSIFIEDS
DELI MANAGER Full time, permanent position available in our Sicamous location. The ideal candidate will have full knowledge of ordering, inventory control and production of a full service deli operation. Salary is negotiable, with full benefits and pension plan. Bonus structure is also in place. For more information please visit our website at www.askewsfoods.com under careers, email to Shirley email@example.com
Part Time Receptionist wanted Mon./Thurs./Fri. Must have good customer service, typing & phone skills. Attention to detail a must. Please email resume by April 10, 2015 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at Salmon Arm Observer, 171 Shuswap St. NW
151 5th St. SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1S9 Ph: 250-832-7722 Fax: 250-832-7560
We are looking for a qualified person who can work and fit in with our sales team. Our company offers a friendly atmosphere and is heavily involved in creating successful selling team. Applicant must have general knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and basic hardware items. The successful applicant will be given a competitive wage and benefit pkg. Drop off or email resumes to: email@example.com
Braby Motors in Salmon Arm B.C. is searching for a full time JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN. Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge experience is preferred Salmon Arm is located in the heart of the Shuswap and is a great community to be a part of. It is an ideal location for a minimal commute to work and enjoy the best of what all seasons have to offer. Our shop is a busy and growing location which could be ideal for the right candiate. Our shop offers a variety of all maintenance and repairs, a clean and organized work environment and overall an excellent atmosphere to work in. Candidates with Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep training preffered
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shuswap-Revelstoke 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 For a copy of the job description and to submit a cover letter and resume please contact: Dianna Churchill, Director of Operations CMHA – Shuswap/ Revelstoke Branch Box 3275 433 Hudson Ave, Salmon Arm BC VIE 4S1 email: email@example.com
BRABY MOTORS OFFERS:
Closing date for applications: Friday, April 17th, 2015 @ 3pm
• excellent wage & benefits packages • management support • modern shop and equipment • specialized training available
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you
Please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org, By fax (250)832-4545 or come by and see us in person.
A healthy local economy depends on you
1250 Trans Canada Hwy SW, Box 880 Salmon Arm BC V1E 4N9 250-832-8053
Serving and caring for families in our community since 1947. Whether you’re considering pre-planning or have lost a loved one, you can trust our professional and friendly team to support you with meaningful grief services. We provide individualized funeral, memorial and celebration of life services, as well as grief counselling and an aftercare program. For more information and the answers to many frequently asked questions, visit us online at: Naomi Silver, Aftercare Associate
440 - 10th Street SW (PO Box 388) Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N5
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We are looking for people to fill positions in our yard department. Applicants must have general knowledge of lumber and building materials and be able to lift heavy materials. The successful applicant will be given a competitive wage and benefit pkg. Drop off or email resumes to: email@example.com
Bahama Johnâ€™s Restaurant in Sicamous is now hiring hostesses, bussers and kitchen staff. We are a high-energy, high-volume restaurant looking for upbeat and growth-minded individuals to join our dynamic team! Apply to:
Bookkeeper Drew Lee-Hai & Associates is seeking a FT bookkeeper in a fast paced office environment. This position provides a wide range of accounting tasks including bookkeeping, payroll, HST, WCB and record keeping. The candidate must possess strong communication, computer and interpersonal skills. Must be efficient, organized, and able to multitask and perform a variety accounting tasks with little supervision. Minimum of five years experience required. Experience in Simply Accounting and Quickbooks would be an asset. Please send your resume to: Human Resources PO Box 697 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N8 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (250) 832-5377
FT & PT Care-Aid needed. Must have certificate, own transportation, flexible hours, starting wage $19+/hr. Email resume: email@example.com
Employment Help Wanted
Garden & Lawn
North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire Lumber Pilers. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-8389637
GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com
P&K Landscape Maintenance is now scheduling the following services. Regular lawn cutting, Fertilizing, Aeration. For a free estimate call Trevor at 250-833-0314 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED To distribute the Shuswap Market & Lakeshore News AREAS AVAILABLE SALMON ARM -20th St SE Across Hillcrest School 54pp -20th St/20th Ave. SE 54 pp CHASE -Brook Dr./Leighton 95 pp -Whispering Pines/Okanagan Ave.74 pp Call Valerie 250-832-2131
SHOP LOCALLY Pets
PET GROOMING With Michelle
Monday to Friday
271A Trans-Can. Hwy. N.E. (across from KFC) â€˘ 250-832-0604
1-800-663-5555 or *5555
EXPERIENCED, Red Seal carpenter looking for odd jobs. Free estimates (250)803-2621
on most cellular networks.
WHERE DO YOU TURN
TO LEARN WHATâ€™S ON SALE?
WINDOW CLEANING up to 3 stories high also high pressure washing (250)833-5153
Excavating & Drainage
Artisan Excavating You need your driveway fixed call the expert (250)833-2225
Excavating & Drainage
Excavating & Drainage
981 - 16th Street N.E., Salmon Arm V1E 2V2
REIMERâ€™S FARM SERVICE LTD.
â€˘ Bark Mulch â€˘ Shavings â€˘ Sawdust
We Deliver Volunteers
Better Than a Garage Sale!!
Help for today. Hope for Tomorrow. Call 1-800-667-3742
Household Services HOUSEKEEPER needed, call for details (250)833-2112
Landscaping HOOK Tender avail. part time for tree limbing/topping & some removal (250)253-7702
Home & Yard
â€˘Renovation â€˘Repair â€˘Maintenance
â€˘Fencing â€˘Decks â€˘Patios
Pets & Livestock
Feed & Hay SECOND cut grass Hay $5/bale. Al Fritzel (250)832-9070
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Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume to: Email: email@example.com Fax (604) 888-9699
THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA, BC BRANCH Toll Free 1-800-567-8112 www.kidney.ca
If you see a wildďŹ re, report it to
Reporting to the Kamloops Parts Manager, this position will maintain & grow the companyâ€™s customer base, product sales & profitability through the sale of OEM & after-market products & the sale of support services in a specific territory.
t Three to five yearsâ€™ 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
GPRC, FAIRVIEW Campus, Alberta urgently requires a Heavy Equipment Technician Instructor to commence immediately. Visit our website at: www.gprc.ab.ca/careers.
Professionally Beautifying Properties for Over 27 Years. â€˘ Rock Walls â€˘ Utility Services â€˘ Site Prep â€˘ Terracing â€˘ Drainage â€˘ Pools
Product Support Sales Representative
TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, 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 donâ€™t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca
DAN DEGLAN EXCAVATING
The Kamloops Branch is currently hiring for a:
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
Medical/Dental MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: www.CareerStep.ca/MT or 1855-768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!
The link to your community
Kingâ€™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: Kingâ€™s Christian School 350B 30 St NE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1J2 firstname.lastname@example.org
All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs
On May 9th, the Shuswap SPCA is hosting an Open House fundraising event including a Garage Sale, Bake Sale and Plant Sale â€“ too good to be true you say?! Bring your family & friends to the Downtown SASCU parking lot (across from the CPR building on Lakeshore Drive) between 8am and 1pm for some fun; find some great treasures and maybe the promise of adopting a loving pet! Come out and show your support of the SPCA and its programs for animals in need â€“ like â€˜Chinookâ€™ (pictured above). A hot dog with a drink will be available for $2 or purchase the yummy home-baked goodies! To volunteer baking or plants, to donate garage sale items or to rent a table call the SPCA Event Coordinator at 778-489-5030. For more information about the SPCA visit our website at http://www.spca.bc.ca/branches/shuswap/about or call 250-832-7376.
PICK-UP OR DELIVERY
â€˘ Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch, Wood Chips (bulk/mini bags) â€˘ Well Rotted Manure â€˘ Soils â€˘ Extra Clean Wheat Straw
Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449
Grumpy Old Man â€˘ Building Projects â€˘ Home Improvements â€˘ Repairs, Renovations â€˘ Too many years experience fixing old houses â€˘ Local References
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Merchandise for Sale
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Merchandise for Sale
Misc. for Sale STEEL BUILDINGS. â€œSpring sales with hot savings!â€? All steel building models and sizes are now on sale. Get your building deal while itâ€™s hot. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca
Mobile Homes & Parks
Antique farm equipment. Ford Jubilee project / parts tractor. 2 hay rakes, 1 seeder. offers please. 250-804-6736
Garage Sales CHASE Giant Estate Sale: April 10th, 11th, 12th. 9am-3pm. 1201 Okanagan Ave. Furn, tools, yard equip, lots of misc items. ESTATE/Garage sale April 11-12 9am-2pm #10-441 20 ST NE GARAGE Sale. 3041 - 6 Ave SE, Salmon Arm. Sat Apr 11, Sun Apr 12, 9:00-3:00 both days. LIQUIDATION SALE: April 3rd & 4th, and April 10th & 11th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Oil paintings on canvas, framed art, fountains, miscellaneous home and garden decor. 2001 Eagle Bay Road, Blind Bay SA: 1910 3Ave SE, Moving Sale, April 11-15, 9-4, bedroom suite, coffee table, end tables, queen size bed, tools SA: Estate Sale, garage tools, household, clothing, furniture, antiques, pool table, 4651 13St. NE, April 9 & 10-Noon â€˜til 5, April 11 9am-2pm SALMON Arm: 2281 10Ave SE, Saturday April 11th weather permitting, 8am-3pm
Heavy Duty Machinery
STEEL trusses, 14 of them @ 25ft long, $100.ea. also some scaffolding (250)832-3796
Misc. Wanted LOOKING for free or cheap clay pots. Can be whole or broken (250)833-9537 Private Collector Looking to Buy Coin Collections, Silver, Antique Native Art, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030 in town.
Misc. for Sale Loveseat, very comfortable and in good condition from non-smoking home. $50. 250-832-2231.
Toll free 1-800-658-2345
Best pricing for New Homes in Sicamous Bi-weekly payment from
Land and Home Ownership
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
Business for Sale
A-CHEAP, LOWEST PRICES STEEL SHIPPING Dry Storage Containers Used 20â€™40â€™45â€™53â€™ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. 40â€™ 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 www.rtccontainer.com
Rates Consistently better than banks
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
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 email@example.com Asking $55,000.00
For Sale By Owner 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
Best rate 5yr-2.84%OAC
Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976. www.tekamar.ca
Evergreen Mobile Home Park
One only - #26
Nice lot backing onto park. Paved driveway
March Special 6 Months FREE pad rent.
Come see us today on Highway #1, Salmon Arm
24/7 â€˘ anonymous â€˘ conďŹ dential â€˘ in your language
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1BDRM. balcony apt. downtown f/s & hot water incl., NP, NS, $700/mo.(1-855)852-5660 1BDRM. quiet building, walk DT, NS, NP, ND, $610/mo. incl. HW, heat, cable, internet (250)803-1026 leave message 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 BRIGHT 2 bdrm apt. available immediately. Central location. 45+. $825/mo. 250-832-6490 LAKEVIEW MANOR Beautiful unfurnished and fully furnished Apts. Viewing Shuswap Lake & McGuire Park. Close to all amenities in quiet adult NS, NP building. *Short term rates avail. Refâ€™s reqâ€™d (250)833-9148 LARGE bright 1bdrm Apt over garage, country living, 5min to Ind Park, shared laundry, $600. util incl. (250)804-4895
2014 2bdrm, 2bath, carport, patio, sundeck, garden shed in Countryside MHP. Below cost at $138,000. (778)489-4448
Stand up. Be heard. Get help.
SICAMOUS: Commercial bay, 1300sqft., overhead door, office, TCH frontage, $863/mo. (250)804-8806
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
YOUTH AGAINST VIOLENCE LINE
For Lease Downtown Salmon Arm OfďŹ ce/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
Modular Homes 2BDRM trailer in Enderby on 2acres, freshly painted and updated. Avail. immed. phone (250)833-4663 MARA; renovated dbl wide. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl., Bi vac, skylights, lg. yd. $900/mo. + DD. 250-838-7670.
Rooms for Rent
Motorcycles 2009 Yamaha 950 V Star only 7500 Kmâ€™s Great Cruiser $7000 O.B.O 250-804-2818
Suites, Lower 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 LARGE 1bdrm., avail immed., 1 tenant only, NS, NP, $800/mo. util incl., (250)8328168 or (250)517-9285
Homes for Rent 2 BDRM. HOME next to Carlin School. $850/mo. incl. hydro. 250-833-1801 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
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.
Homes for Rent
Homes for Rent
R E N TA L S $1200/mo.
2 BDRM., 1 bath, main floor Apartment 4 appliances, N/S, N/P #5 - 7010 Black Road $800/mo.
We are the smallest club in BC that competes in Tumbling and Trampoline with only having one athlete in all three subjects, Trampoline, Double mini and Tumbling. Will Harasym is 10 years old and has placed top ten in all events, taking a silver in trampoline and gold in tumbling at two competitions this winter. Momentum has 6 girls that compete at different levels in tumbling and also place top ten. Emma Kujat won silver at Shasta in Feb and again at Wildwest festival in Kamloops March2015. Jessie Ellerbeck-Hanna took bronze at Shasta and Amy Baker made team BC last year in tumbling. The artistic program is larger with over 20 girls that compete on floor, beam, uneven bars and the vault. Many of these girls finish top 10 in their levels. Meghan Kujat was gold medalist for BC champs P3 division in 2014.
The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today! spca.bc.ca
In order for our athletes to continue to train and grow in their skills we need to upgrade our trampoline. We are hosting a By Donation Garage Sale on April 18th 2015 at Thread and Paper parking lot from 9am-2pm. There will be demonstrations, bake sale and hot dog BBQ sponsored by Sedoâ€™s Butchery. Please come out and support our efforts to provide improved equipment so we can continue to show BC that our small town gymnastics club can produce some of BCâ€™s best athletes. For more information about our Garage sale or to help support our gymnastics team please email: Alissa Harasym firstname.lastname@example.org
CAR tow dolly for sale has brakes, wheel tie downs, spare tire, very good condition asking $1,200 (250)832-9792
Boats WANTED: 10â€™ or 12â€™ aluminum fishing boat. Phone: (250)517-8087
Want to Rent
3 BDRM., 1 bath house 4 appliances, N/S, N/P 1616 Blind Bay Road, Sorrento
Salmon Arm Competitive Gymnastics Team and Momentum Gymnastics would like to introduce the young athletes of Salmon Arm.
Utility Trailers 2014 Car Hauler Includes Tie Downs $3200. (250)804-3195
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.
DOWNTOWN SA, 1bdrm suite, NS, refs req. $600/mo. util. incl., avail. now (250)6798863 (250)463-3313
Lakeside Realty Ltd.
Scrap Car Removal #1AA Auto Recyclerâ€™s. Scrap Cars/Metal. Will pay for some cars. Scott 1-250-558-8855
RANCHERO/Mellorâ€™s Store area: 2bdrm. $750/mo. + utils. avail. now, NP, W/D/F/S & parking. (250)546-3717
GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISING EVENT!
CANOE. Good location. Walk beach/golf, $650. mth. util incl. NS, NP. Avail. Mar. 9. (250)803-3195 weekends only
FOR LEASE 50 seat restaurant and/or 4500sqft. convenience store/liquor outlet. Located in Blind Bay, the Shuswapâ€™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:
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 mills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.
Houses For Sale
Merry Anderson 250-833-2799 email@example.com MANAGING BROKER
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Salmon Arm Observer Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
THE JAZZ CLUB OF SALMON ARM PRESENTS – Tunnel Six,
an international collaboration of musical storytellers on their fifth tour of the US and Canada at 7 p.m. at Shuswap Chefs Restaurant, 551 Trans-Canada Highway. Doors open at 6, tapas available.
FRIDAY, APRIL 10 SPCA’S PAWS-ITIVLY PAW-STA FUNDRAISER - A pasta buffet
takes place at the Wicked Spoon Café & Grill from 5:30 to 10 p.m., featuring door prizes, 50/50 draw, silent auction and games for young and old, with special guests, The Austin Trio’s Juanita Austin, Jim McConnell and Tim Dunne.
THE VOICE OF THE SHUSWAP – in partnership with Aspiral
For more information, call Teresa at 250-833-0454, or Maryann at 250-832-7280.
BROADVIEW CHURCH – hosts its 19th Annual Ukraine
Fundraising Banquet at 6 p.m. featuring authentic Ukrainian food and The Sodok Dancers at 6 p.m. Seating is limited so reservations are required – call 250-832-6366 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dinner is a suggested donation of $10.
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.
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. Jesse Mast will get the music started at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 and only 50 tickets will be sold for each show.
We have a great selection of
Bee Keeping Supplies!!
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 donation. For more information call Bev at 250804- 8775 or Melanie at 250463-2317.
• Hive Kits • Smokers • Honey Strainers • Tubes • Suits, and more!
THURSDAY, APRIL 16
AUTHOR CALVIN WHITE – will give a presentation with
slides on his new book, Letters From the Land of Fear, at 7 p.m. at Okanagan College room 134. He will also explore intimacy, life’s purpose, and how to approach suffering and sadness. His unique approaches to treating post-traumatic stress may be of interest to any who suffer from or work with those who have experienced violence, sexual abuse, or catastrophic events.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17 TABLE 24 – presents Murd-Arrr!!! Pirates of the Salty
Dog, a murder mystery dinner theatre in four acts with a four-course meal over two weekends – Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18 and April 24 and 25. Dinner and show at 7 p.m., with cocktails at 6. Show will also run Sunday, April 19 and 26 with cocktails from 3 to 4 and dinner to follow at 4 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 SHUSWAP ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS – presents a
workshop on e-publishing – options and pitfalls, 10 a.m. to noon in the boardroom at the Mall at Piccadilly. For more information, visit www. shuswapassociation of writers.ca/events.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19 SHUSWAP SINGERS – present their Spring Fling
concert at 2:30 p.m. at First United Church, featuring songs that ring of country roots, marital bliss, spiritual swing and welcome home. Lori Onsorge will conduct, accompanist is Andrew Stoney and guest artists include Marcus Abramzik on bass fiddle and Rough Pearl. Tickets are $12 for adults and six for students at the door. Children under 12 are admitted free. Advance tickets are available at Wearabouts and Acorn Music. For more information, visit www. shuswapsingers.ca.
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SHUSWAP AERO MODELERS – presents a three-day spring
show April 10 to 12 at the Mall at Piccadilly during operating hours and featuring a display of more than 33 airplanes.
SATURDAY, APRIL 11 THE COMIC STRIPPERS – A male stripper parody and
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.
COFFEEHOUSE – Kelly and Blu Hopkins are the feature act
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 refundable 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12 FIVE CORNERS PENTECOSTAL CHURCH – starts a new session
of 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.
SENIORS’ FIFTH AVENUE CENTRE – serves a pancake
breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 AUTHOR TANIA MILLEN – will 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.
BE PREPARED – the Shuswap North Okanagan Division of
Family Practice, Shuswap Hospice Society, Interior Health and legal and financial experts present a free information session on the Ministry of Health’s My Voice, an Advance Care Planning Guide, to help residents express and clarify their wishes for future health care treatment, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. RSVP by email to email@example.com or call 250-832-7099.
ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION – Branch 62 will
host a dinner in honour of all veterans. Legion members will receive an invitation and other veterans are invited to call 250832-3687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The branch will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6.
SENIORS’ FIFTH AVENUE CENTRE – Come and dance with the Jammers at 7 p.m. at 170 Fifth Ave. SE. Call 250-832-1065 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for info.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 EARTH DAY – First United Church presents Our Blue
Planet and Climate Change: Choose Life! featuring three short films followed by group discussion on preprepared questions, at 7 p.m. at the church.
ONGOING… HEALTHIEST BABIES POSSIBLE PROGRAM FOR APRIL –
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.
at the Seniors’ Fifth Avenue Activity Centre. For information, phone Elizabeth 250-832-7478.
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2009 Chev Silverado LT 4x4
Diesel. Fully loaded. Was $52,900
2013 Chev Silverado 2500 Crew Cab
Crew Cab – GFX Pkg. Local, one owner. Was $39,900
Nicely equipped, local, one owner. Great commuter or starter car. Was $9,998
2009 Chev Aveo LT
Local, one owner, only 34,000 kms. Was $14,760
2010 Chev Malibu LT
Fun, safe & affordable. Was $14,832
2013 Cruze 2LS
All payments 5.99%. Taxes included OAC. *60 months **72 months ***84 months.
2011 GMC SLE 2500 HD Diesel 4x4
Local, one owner, only 13,000 kms. Was $21,923
2013 Ford Fusion Ecoboost
36,831 $139 Weekly $0 Down, 84 mos @ 2.99%
Double cab, 5300 Vortec Elevation Edition. Custom wheels, HD trailering. WAS: $44,426
2015 GMC Sierra 4x4
99 Weekly $
$0 Down, 84 mos @ 4.99%
2015 Chev Trax 1LT AWD
$0 Down, 84 mos @ .99%
2015 Chevy Cruze 2 LS
8 passenger – fully loaded, cloth interior. New: $63,000
2013 GMC Yukon SLE 4x4
9 passenger, heated leather, fully loaded. Was $38,888
2013 GMC Yukon XL 4x4
Completely redesigned, heated leather, DVD entertainment. New: $78,000
2015 Chev Tahoe LT2 4x4
Ecoboost, fully loaded, showroom condition. Local, one owner. Was $36,817
5 spd, Auto, Fully loaded. Only 74,000 kms. Was $20,932
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2014 Ford F150 XLT
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD
Spring Clearance Event! New!
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