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Crops ahead of schedule agriculture: Fair entries affected by drought, seasonal change. By Martha Wickett OBSeRveR STAFF

The calendar on the wall might say Sept. 9 today, but it seems to be late September, or perhaps early October, in the plant world. “We’re going to cancel school tours this year,” said Brad deMille of deMille’s Farm Market. “We have to cut down the maze corn; it’s beyond mature. There will be no pumpkins and no corn maze.” He explains the corn was done within two weeks, and the squash and pumpkins are ready now. Asked about the popular pumpkin cannon event, he says he thinks it will have to be cancelled too. debbie evans, who has a degree in agriculture and is co-ordinator at the Salmon Arm Fair, agrees the season has Brad DeMille changed this year, with Farm market an early spring moving owner in to an early fall. Another factor affecting growth in some varieties has been the summer’s provincewide drought. The lack of rain has affected field crops, she says, noting bailed hay entries are down. Other entries affected by the early season are flowers. “Some classes of flowers, there are no entries at all,” she says. “Roses have taken a beating.” The early season has been great for vegetable entries, though, such as tomatoes, which are “unbelievable.” evans has heard people saying their cucumbers and zucchinis are big this year, so she has been hoping they will last till the fair. See Some consumers on page A2

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Flying leap

Salmon Arm’s Gage Oddy, one of the defensive players of the game, dives after Maple Ridge’s quarterback Cole Dowart to make a shoestring tackle during the bantam Chargers first game of the season at SASCU Sports Fields at Little Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 5. The home team won 39-6.

Safeway closing in November By Martha Wickett OBSeRveR STAFF

Rumours about Safeway shutting down have circulated before, but this time it’s true. The store in centenoka Park Mall will close its doors on Thursday, nov. 5, probably about 6 p.m., says Keri Scobie, communications manager for Western canada for Sobeys Inc. In 2013, Sobeys Inc. acquired Safeway opera-

This week The Salvation Army Food Bank needs help to replenish its stores. See how to donate on A9. The Salmon Arm Fair opens Friday, with the parade to follow Saturday morning. See A22.

tions in canada. “These are never easy decisions to make when you close a store, particularly with the impact it has on employees...,” she said. “This is really a regular part of our business operations. We continuously are evaluating our options to ensure we have the right store formats in the right market. We look at lots of factors – demographics, location, cost of improve-

ments, historical sales and the competitive landscape.” She said 48 employees will be affected, “some of whom may move to other locations within our store network.” lance Johnson, general manager of the mall, said he wasn’t aware Safeway was closing when the Observer called Tuesday. However, he said, he’s been hearing the rumour over the past 10 years, so he has con-

tingency plans in place. “I don’t think there’s another location in Salmon Arm that can offer what that location offers. I think most retailers throughout canada can see that. Most of these guys would say, ‘let’s go to the number 1 spot in Salmon Arm,’” he said, referring to visibility and highway access. The Safeway store has been operating in Salmon Arm since 1980.

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Some consumers miss out Continued from front There are also large classes in apples, helped by the early season. Wine entries are down, but she suspects that’s because the grapes are early, meaning people who would normally enter will be home taking care of their grapes. Overall, Evans says, “It’s all early, it’s like we lost a month somewhere.” Yenny Connor, although she isn’t entering this year, is a longtime entrant in the fair and a perennial winner. She says her garden hasn’t been affected much. “With it drier this year, there’s less mildew – actually my crop is better than previous years. There’s no mildew on the onions, no blight on the potatoes.” She says she never waters much anyway, maybe one or two weeks. “With less watering, then the root system goes down deeper; once the root system goes down deeper, the plant is stronger.” She says all her vegetables and fruits were about two weeks earlier than normal. Bert Revel is also a longtime fair entrant and big winner. “Actually I’ve got a very good garden,” he says of this year’s crops, noting most of the fruit is already ripe, earlier than it normally is. “If you have maintained your watering according to the plan

Salmon Arm has for you, you should be OK. Quite often we over water our gardens.” He still has some good flowers, and he’s very happy with his vegetables. “I have amazing beets and wonderful carrots. And the pole beans are coming in fast and furious.” Revel points out that the birds and insects were looking for moisture because of the low rainfall. “I had great apricots, but because it was dry, the birds and insects loved them because they got a lot of moisture from them.” At Larch Hills Winery, owner Jack Manser says they started harvesting their grapes on the weekend. “It’s very early, last year we started on the 24th of September.” He said the grapes look good, although some have undergone damage from wasps. The vineyard is unique in that it doesn’t use irrigation, he adds, noting some of the younger plants this year look stressed. “I might have some bad plants next year, but I can’t see it yet.” Alf Peterson at A&L Peterson Orchards says their fruit is about two weeks early, but fine. “We don’t have a very heavy crop; both our crops seem to be doing all right. We will be starting to pick Macs in about a week,” he said Friday. He points out that apple growers in Salmon Arm don’t irrigate. “Mother Nature does

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Records: Debbie Evans tallies the Salmon Arm Fair entries. it all. That’s why Salmon Arm has harder and sweeter fruit than anywhere in the Okanagan.” Over at Hanna & Hanna Orchards, James Hanna said the fruit is doing well. “We did get rainfalls at appropriate times for the most part and so actually the fruit is looking pretty good, I think. There were some issues with spring frost because of the early bloom, but otherwise the crop is looking very good.” He notes everything was about two to three weeks early this year, leading to disappointment for some consumers. “So the people who are thinking normal, they’re out of product because it’s gone before they have it.” Cherries, for instance, were more than three weeks early, he says, “and the peach season ended quite abruptly two weeks earlier than normal.” “So it’s been an interesting year, it’s

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Still seeking answers

Missing person: Seven years later, family and friends don’t know what happened to René Nolette. By Lachlan Labere OBSERVER STAFF

Whatever became of René Nolette, Normand Doucette maintains his friend’s disappearance was no accident. Seven years have passed since Nolette officially became a missing person. The tragedy of his loss for family and friends was exacerbated by inconsistent and conflicting reports surrounding his disappearance. “We may never know for certain what specific chain of events led to the loss of our dad,” say Nolette’s daughters, Christine Nolette Findlay and Debbie Petty in a written statement. “Dealing with the paralyzing frustration over this inability to get answers, and the uncertainty surrounding the circumstances of his death has been a daily struggle. We carry the pain of losing our dad, husband, father-in-law, and grandfather deep in our hearts and we ask that our privacy be respected.” One theory, suggested by authorities, is that Nolette accidentally drowned during an early morning boating excursion on Shuswap Lake. But Doucette says there’s no way this could have happened, that Nolette was an excellent swimmer. Doucette considers his friend’s disappearance suspicious and is determined to solve this mystery. “I knew René since he was born. He was my neighbour on the farm. We worked together, we worked in California, we worked in the oil patch, he was my partner in N & R

Trucking Ltd. out of Peace River, so nobody knew him better than me…,” says Doucette. “That’s how far we go back and that’s why I’m not going to give up. Wherever he is, dead or alive, I’m going to find him.” The last time Doucette saw his friend was in Sicamous on the night of Aug. 13, 2008. The two had been in a business meeting with friend Jay Butterworth at Moose Mulligan’s. The gathering broke up at about 1:30 a.m., when Nolette, Butterworth and a man named Mark Cote, who had been bartending at the restaurant, decided to head to Butterworth’s lakeside cabin – a 15minute boat trip from town. The three men borrowed Doucette’s pontoon boat and were at Butterworth’s cabin by about 2 a.m. Doucette said Nolette had planned to stay at the cabin, but about an hour after their arrival, Cote said he had to be at work the next morning. Despite Butterworth’s protests, Nolette, a seasoned boater, agreed to take Cote back. “I know René left the Butterworth cabin at five to 3 a.m., because a lady next door woke up and saw him leave,” said Doucette. According to Doucette, eight-anda-half hours passed before Cote finally showed up, the boat running on fumes and without Nolette. Butterworth and Doucette began their own search after Cote told them he’d dropped Nolette off near Marble Point. After an unsuccessful search there,

Doucette says Cote’s story changed, that he’d instead dropped Nolette off near Annis Bay by the railway tunnel. Doucette and Buttwerworth searched there as well, but again found no trace of their friend. Another eight hours passed before Nolette’s disappearance was reported to police. Search and rescue operations began at approximately 7 p.m. that day. The water, land and air search lasted about 17 hours. The only things found were Nolette’s sandals, located in the water about two miles apart.

René Nolette Missing since 2008 “Our suspicion… is that he fell off the boat and into the water because we located two of his shoes in the water,” former Sicamous RCMP Const. Pat Pyper commented following the initial search. He noted the search was made difficult by inconsistent information received from witnesses. “And that’s not only of the witness who was on the boat, but of other people who gave statements… and our people have looked at the statements and they’ve determined that inconsistencies could be put up to the alcohol and darkness and a bunch of other things.”

Cote left the area soon after Nolette’s disappearance. In October 2008, police said he was still in the country and was being co-operative. As a body has not yet been recovered, Sicamous RCMP say Nolette is still considered a missing person. After the police search, Doucette and Butterworth hired Darren Muntak to search for Nolette. Using a combination of sidescan sonar, GPS mapping and a submersible remote camera, Muntak’s search covered 20 to 30 square miles of lake bed over 25 days, but came up empty. “The area we’ve searched, I can pretty much say there’s a 90 to 95 per cent probability he’s not in that area,” Muntak told the Observer. Asked for his theories about the disappearance, Doucette explained Nolette had incurred substantial debt prior to his disappearance, and he believes either foul play was involved or – and to a lesser degree – that Nolette is in hiding. Not having done so yet, Doucette says he may hire a private investigator to continue the search. Nolette’s family is also hopeful the truth will one day be revealed. “We continue to pray for answers and hope that someday the truth is spoken by those who may hold it,” say Petty and Nolette Findlay. “Our dad was a great man, and he deserves a proper ending to his life story.”

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Giving chinook a hand

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Salmon Arm Observer

By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

Chinook salmon are getting lots of support from their human backers. Fisheries staff and volunteers wearing hip waders and carrying sand bags have been helping to consolidate smaller channels in the Salmon River delta into one deeper one to help fish make it up-river to spawn. Ron Pederson, president of the Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club, says Fisheries and Oceans Canada contacted him in order to line up more help on the delta, should it be needed. “You can only do a little bit of work at a time, otherwise it disturbs the water too much...,” he says. “It’s a pretty hard job to do; you have hip waders on and when you walk you’re sinking almost up to your knees.” Hank Shelley with the Fish & Game Club, who worked in fisheries for 24 years, says he remembers a similar low-water problem in 2003, when about a quarter mile of channel was dug with shovels and sand-bagged. Meanwhile, up-river at Gene Puetz’s fish-counting gate on his farm in Silver Creek, he’s seen about 100 fish so far this season. “They’re trickling in,” he says, noting the fish hatchery in Merritt has a target of collecting 25 brood pairs. The hatchery, which can produce a better eggs-to-fry ratio, strips the eggs and milk and fer-


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Spawning support: Gene Puetz holds a male Chinook

salmon as he transfers it to a larger holding pen on Saturday, Sept. 5 at his fish gate along the Salmon River. tilizes the eggs. They hatch from January to March and are eventually released back into the Salmon River. The hatchery took 14 fish late last week and another eight on Sunday, but do not take more than a third of the total run. “They need double what they’ve got, at least. It might be a slow process,” Puetz says. “We get chinooks right into October. Normally, the main spawn is the 10th to the 15th of this month.” Puetz said 220 fish went through four years ago. “Hopefully we’ll get at least that.” Stu Cartwright with Fisheries and Oceans Canada says water

temperatures in the Salmon Arm Bay reached 23 degrees Celsius during the hot weather, aided by low water flows. “Anything over 20 degrees is not good news for salmon. Of course we have milfoil and other things that complicate the situation.” However, he is optimistic that current measures will have some success. One concern Pederson raises is he’s been told tourists have been catching salmon from boats near Sandy Point. He has raised the concern with Fisheries and is waiting to hear back. He points out there is no salmon season there, so anyone doing so would be fishing illegally.

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Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of the City of Salmon Arm to enter into a rental agreement for a two (2) years, less one (1) day term for property legally described as Lot 1, Section 6, Township 21, Range 9, W6M, KDYD, Plan 4310, and as further described below (Canoe Beach Rental Campsites). Term: Two (2) years, less one (1) day term November 1, 2014 to October 30, 2016 Civic Address: 78 Avenue NE, Canoe Beach Rental Campsites; The general terms and conditions of the rental agreement are as follows: • The Tenant covenants and agrees to use the Campsite solely for seasonal recreational non-commercial purposes during the months of April to October inclusive during each year of the Term, and the Tenant further covenants and agrees not to use, or allow the Campsite to be used or occupied, for any purpose which would contravene the City of Salmon Arm bylaws. • The Tenant covenants and agrees to pay the annual property taxes which are assessed against the Campsite, including any improvements located thereon, on or before the due date during each year and is responsible for paying all utilities and services, and operating, maintenance and repair costs, attributable to the Campsite. Lot No. 24

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Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Salmon Arm will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chamber of the City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. 1) Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: Proposed Rezoning of Lot 3, Section 14, Township 20, Range 10, W6M KDYD, Plan 10707 from R-1 (Single Family Residential Zone) to R-4 (Medium Density Residential Zone). Civic Address: 830 – 9 Avenue NE Location: West of 10 Street NE just south of Lakeshore Road NE Present Use: Vacant Proposed Use: 4 single-family residential lots Owner / Applicant: L. Schneider, R. Vandermeer/ I. McDiarmid Reference: ZON-1032/ Bylaw No. 4108 2) Proposed Amendment to Zoning Bylaw No 2303: Proposed Rezoning of Lot 1, Section 24, Township 20, Range 10, W6M, KDYD, Plan KAP79562 from R-1 (Single Family Residential Zone) to R-8 (Residential Suite Zone). Civic Address: 2261 – 19 Avenue NE Location: South of 20 Avenue NE and West of 23 Street NE Present Use: Single Family Dwelling Proposed Use: Single Family Dwelling with suite Owner / Applicant: R. Durocher/D. Hindbo Reference: ZON-1033/ Bylaw No. 4109 The file for the proposed bylaws are available for inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays from August 26, 2015 to September 14, 2015, both inclusive, in the office of the Corporate Officer at the City of Salmon Arm, 500 - 2 Avenue NE. Those who deem their interest affected by the proposed bylaw are urged to review the file available in the Development Services Department (or telephone 250-803-4021) to obtain the facts of the proposal prior to the Public Hearing. Erin Jackson, Corporate Officer

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ~ CANOE BEACH PARK AND KLAHANI PARK PLANS The City of Salmon Arm is seeking the services of a qualified consulting team with experience and knowledge of parks and recreation planning to create a Park Plan for both Canoe Beach Park and Klahani Park. The Canoe Beach Park and Klahani Park Plans will build on existing policy to establish a comprehensive vision for these specific parks and provide a framework for their use and development over the short, intermediate and long term. Compatible within the broad context of the City, these Parks Plans will build on recommendations of the Parks & Recreation Master Plan (2012), a document tied to the City’s Official Community Plan. The RFP terms of reference and supporting documents are available at City Hall and on the City’s website at Proposals submitted in response to this RFP will be received by the City on or before 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 1, 2015. E-mail to, fax to 250-803-4041, mail to Box 40, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N2, or drop off at City Hall, 500 - 2 Avenue N.E.


Members of the public are invited to attend a Budget Meeting to provide input regarding the 2016 Annual Budget into the Five (5) Year Financial Plan. Date: Monday, September 14, 2015 Time: 7:00 p.m. – To commence following the evening portion of the Regular Council Meeting Location: Council Chamber – City Hall, 500 2nd Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC Those wishing to address Council should contact the Administration Department at 250-803-4036 prior to noon on September 14, 2015, to be placed on the Agenda.

MESSAGE FROM THE SALMON ARM FIRE DEPARTMENT September 1, 2015 CAMPFIRE BAN RESCINDED Campfires are once again permitted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. There is still a ban in place on Fireworks, Tiki Torches and Sky Lanterns. Here’s some important campfire safety information: • You must have hand tools and a water (charged garden hose) by the fire at all times. • Campfires cannot be larger than 30 inches (77cm) in diameter. • Do not light a campfire or keep it burning in windy conditions. • You must maintain a 12” (30cm) fuel free area around the campfire. • Never leave a campfire unattended and make sure the campfire is completely extinguished before leaving the area for any length of time. Although campfires are once again permitted we urge the public to use extreme caution when burning outdoors. All burning done outdoors within the City of Salmon Arm requires a permit, this includes CAMPFIRES. For further information please contact the Salmon Arm Fire Department at 250-803-4060.

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Tracy Hughes

It’s not fall without the fair If there is one event that sums up Salmon Arm, it would have to be the Salmon Arm (Fall) Fair. Sure there’s Roots and Blues, but it’s a young whippersnapper at only 22 years compared to the venerable 118th edition of the Salmon Arm (Fall) Fair. (I put Fall in brackets because, while some people with the fair organization insist that Fall is not part of the name, others seem to be equally passionate that Fall is part of the proper moniker. In fact, the website for the fair has both names included in various spots. I personally favour the Fall Fair version, as it has a nice ring and to me, the fair is the event that ushers in the fall season.) As a former big city girl, the fair sums up pretty much all that is good about small-town living. It’s become part of the fabric of my life. Before having children, I took a turn at judging the parade, taking pleasure in handing out the beautiful rosettes and seeing the pride in the faces of those on the receiving end of those ribbons. And there is a newsroom tradition that has become dear to me, which is to head to the fairgrounds on Friday to view the exhibits at their peak of freshness and partake in a fair-food lunch, which usually includes excessive consumptions of both carbs and fat in the form of mini donuts and fudge. Becoming a parent cemented my love of the fair. A dear friend of mine has taken a photo every year at “our spot” on the fair route, with the line of children getting longer and older each year. There was a year when I had just one toddler holding my hand as she attempted to grab every piece of candy thrown in a kilometre-wide radius of her spot. She immediately dubbed the event the Candy Parade, a name which has stuck around my house ever since. There was the year I hauled my twin infants to the parade in a giant double stroller, despite getting little more than three and a half minutes of sleep the night before, only to have my kind friend gently point out that I was wearing my shirt inside out. Attending the fair trumps any postpartum slump. Now one of my children has graduated to handing out candy from alongside a float, although the two littler ones are still happily picking up roadside candy from “our spot.” The other great thing about the fair is the old home week feel. You get a chance to bump into all the people you haven’t seen all summer, or even longer. And in my case, you get a chance to reconnect, while your children wait in line for the bumper cars or to turn their stomachs in the spinning strawberries. And I always love looking at the displays and especially when I see a familiar name – many times I had no idea that person was a quilter or wine maker or tomato-grower. There’s a reason events become tradition. It’s because they are valuable and meaningful to our lives. See you at the fair.



Road reminders for back to school With summer winding down, the first signs of autumn are just around the corner. One of those signs made an appearance Tuesday morning as thousands of youngsters across the province headed off for the first day of a new school year. And with those youngsters caught up in the excitement of seeing classmates again comes a reminder for motorists. Drivers are now asked to use extra caution when heading off to work. The 30 kilometre-an-hour school zone speed limit is back in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. And caution should extend beyond

just school zones. Parents should also speak with younger children about the rules of the road. Children should cross at intersections that have a pedestrian crossing light or marked crosswalk wherever possible. Police across the province are once again out to enforce the school speed zones, with tickets ranging from $196 to $253, along with three penalty points. But a momentary lapse in judgment on the part of a driver can carry a far steeper cost, one that could haunt them for years to come. –Saanich News

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The Observer asked: What are you looking forward to at the Salmon Arm Fair?

Hadley Buchanan “I’m excited to see the animals, especially horses and cows.”

Dan Deglan “The food at the fair is good. I like the taco in a bag.”

Logan Nichol “I like the rides. The drop zone and the ferris wheel are my favourite.”

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Tom Fletcher Of all the immature, ignorant whining that came out of the recent power failure in the Lower Mainland, one example summed up the decline of our urban culture for me. It wasn’t the people who flooded 911 with calls demanding to know when their power would be restored, or complaining about their freezers. It wasn’t those on Twitter insisting BC Hydro pay for food that went bad. It was another social media moment. With part of his community without electricity for a third day, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart went to his Facebook page, which has a wide following. There he pleaded with residents to stop phoning city hall to demand that a local big-box supermarket provide milk and eggs. Power had been restored at the store only a few hours before, in the dead of night, and it’s safe to assume that all stores were working flat out to restock perishables. Where do people get the notion that city hall, or whatever all-powerful nanny state they imagine, controls grocery stores? How do they conclude that in the midst of the worst electrical grid failure on record, BC Hydro is going to address their personal situation above all others? Vancouver broadcast media weren’t much better. Their big focus was that BC Hydro’s website crashed, so people couldn’t call it up on their smartphones and find out instantly when their power would be back on. Some even questioned why wireless power meters didn’t help. Perhaps these were the same journalists who fed the tinfoil-hat superstition about their signals. The facts should be known by now. After an extremely dry spring and summer, a high wind shattered trees and took

down more wires and poles than BC Hydro had ever coped with before. Further damage was done within areas that were already blacked out, leaving overtaxed technicians unable to accurately assess the full extent of it. In Coquitlam and elsewhere, poles were down in areas too rain-saturated for heavy repair trucks to reach. Yes, there were some too-optimistic repair estimates given out, in response to the constant screeching for instant answers. About 15 years ago I experienced my worst power outage in the Fraser Valley. In a semi-rural area with little backup grid capacity (since greatly improved), my family went three days without power. This was in winter, due to wind and freezing rain followed by snow and cold. Trickles of water kept pipes from freezing, and the gas stove provided a bit of heat. I heard no complaints about the crews struggling around the clock with the dangerous job of repair. Media coverage was mostly adult supervised. Megastorm madness isn’t an isolated case. A couple of weeks before that, a temporary construction bump on the Lion’s Gate Bridge deck caused panic and rage. Aggravated by a couple of accidents on the alternate route, and fed by hysterical media, drivers of West Van luxury cars were white-knuckled. Traffic choked the region that recently declined to pay a bit more for road improvements. In both cases, people outside Lotus Land were muttering: Welcome to our world. This is pertinent to the federal election. Are you competent to save for your retirement with RRSPs and a tax-free savings account, or do you need the government to do it for you, by force? Are you capable of managing your own child care, or should the nanny state create a hugely subsidized system, which has already failed in Quebec, from coast to coast? Are you ready for the day when the machine stops?

Maggie Manning “I think the parade is my favourite part of the fair.”

Owen Digness “Rides like the ferris wheel are good.”

Place blame where it is due I have questions about recessions, the 2008 one and the 2015 one. The late Mr. Flaherty, our minister of finance for some years, brought us through the 2008 recession, a bad one, as best he could, and better than many other countries going through the same. By 2014 we were doing well again. Could the Conservatives be held responsible for

the 2008 recession? Of course not. Would a different government party have done better? Unlikely. Now, again, we’re in a recession, a mild one, this time because of a drastic drop in the price of oil. Again could the Conservatives be held responsible for this? Of course not! Would a different government party have brought us to a better financial position today?

Unlikely. If the oil price had stayed at the 2014 price would we not be in a good surplus position now? Unfortunately that did not happen. But I’m sure we will recover again in time. I don’t know how I’ll vote in October but I will be fair and not blame the Conservatives for problems not of their making. O. Fothergill

Hypocrisy abounds with Harper Stephen Harper likes to preach fiscal restraint, then calls an election weeks before the fixed date so more money can be spent to have himself re-elected. His early re-election ads point out that Thomas Mulcair served as a Liberal MLA for the Quebec Legislative before becoming a member of the federal New Democrat party. Yet, he originally joined the

Reform party under Preston Manning. Stephen Harper recently announced benefits to our veterans. The same benefits his government had stripped from them soon after his government had taken office. If you wish to know more about this, check out, “If you care about veterans, defeat the Conservatives” via the Internet. There was a time when Canada and Canadians were

looked up to throughout the world. Under Stephen Harper policies, this respect has been eroded. For further information read the article, “The Closing of the Canadian Mind” an article published in The New York Times. And one final point, when is a recession not a recession? Isn’t that like being a little pregnant? Nice hair though. Carol McGregor

Columnist off base on climate issues In your Aug. 26 issue, Tom Fletcher refers to the upcoming climate change conference in Paris as “the latest global climate doom festival,” an obvious slur on those concerned about this very serious problem. In rebuttal I offer the following quote from David Suzuki, barely a day old. “Those who argue that seven billion people pumping massive amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere aren’t having a serious

negative impact are out to lunch.” “Fortunately, most thinking people don’t buy the lies. People from all sectors and walks of life – religious, academic, business, political, activist, social justice and citizenry – are calling for an urgent response to the greatest threat humanity faces. From Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama to Islamic scholars and Hindu, Sikh and Jewish leaders; from Volvo, Ikea and Apple to the International Monetary Fund,

World Bank and World Health Organization; from every legitimate scientific academy and institution to enlightened political leaders – all have warned about the serious nature of global warming and the urgent need to do something about it.” Not to mention Barack Obama’s recent pleas from Alaska. I guess it is hard to look back and realize how publicly mistaken you have been, eh Tom? William Lytle-McGhee

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At the regular meeting of the Valley Women’s Institute on Tuesday a paper on “Winter Feeding of Poultry”’ was given by Mr. Waby, and it proved highly interesting and instructive. Mrs. Hopkins sang a much appreciated solo, “‘Lassie of Mine.” The hostesses were Mrs. Welch, Mrs. A Hopkins and Mrs. Nowatzek.


C.M. Danielson of Little River Fishing Camp was around on Monday on one of his business trips. The tourist business has kept up well this season and the visitors have been delighted with the scenery, the fishing and the splendid entertainment provided at the camp. Trolling is pretty good just now.


A motorist driving an auto carrying his family and loaded with their personal possessions boarded the Sicamous ferry recently. As the ferry got underway the motorist asked the ferry operator, Robert H. Congreve how many ferries like the one they were travelling on were operating in B.C. “Only one, to my knowledge,” replied Mr. Congreve. The motorist replied that he was sure he had travelled on a similar one a few hours before. Mr. Congreve looked closely at car and driver and told the motorist that he had not only travelled on a similar one a few hours before; he had travelled on the very one he was travelling on at the moment. Enquiry elicited the information that the driver had proceeded to Larch Hill corner and then, instead of turning west toward Salmon Arm, had continued south onto Enderby road, turned east and driven through Grindrod and Mara, and had arrived back in Sicamous!


A public holiday for Salmon Arm’s fall fair was declared by the city council at its regular meeting on Tuesday night. The fair will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23, and the holiday will begin at 12 o’clock noon on Saturday. This action was taken by council to give all city residents an opportunity to attend the annual fair.




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Bringing gratitude for all things Wearing his characteristic broad grin, Kamara’s demeanour doesn’t give a hint of all the human hardship and turmoil he’s witnessed. On the heels of 11 years of civil war, his country was struck by the deadly ebola virus. When he and Debra flew to Canada in November 2014, they voluntarily declared they’d been in an area inhabited by the virus. Kamara’s treatment by immiEVAN BUHLER/OBSERVER gration officials was a precursor Happy to be here: Moses Kamara brings a to how life in Canada would be. passion for soccer and an aversion to waste. He and his spouse were treated kindly and with respect, he says, By Martha Wickett thanked for volunteering the information. OBSERVER STAFF They were examined and found to be fine, Moses Kamara is gathering a collection but were told to refrain from making close of soccer balls. bodily contact with other people. This was Not simply because he’s passionate about not easy, given that Kamara was to meet playing the beautiful game, but because he his new inlaws who were eager to give him knows what having a soccer ball means to welcoming hugs and handshakes. young people in his former home, Sierra Finally, after what seemed an unbearably Leone. long time, the quarantine ended. Kamara grew up in the town of Lungi, Although Kamara was afraid he might where as a boy he collected wood to sell experience racism in Canada, he hasn’t. to help support his family. His father died People are always friendly, he says. when he was young, leaving behind Kama“Everywhere you have the bad one; I ra’s mother and three siblings. In keeping have never had that happen to me.” with tradition, his mother had to move in The only trouble he’s had involves a with her husband’s brother, who did little to driver’s licence. In Sierra Leone he was a support the family but produced four more professional driver, a driver supervisor, for children. Because of their poverty, Kamara the army and the international airport. (He was not able to go to school. Instead, he once drove actor Sean Penn for 29 hours learned English by listening to people. across the country.) Once in Canada, he “If you don’t work hard, you don’t eat.” was allowed to drive for three months on His mother, who he describes “as the his existing licence. Then his licence was most lovely mom,” taught him how to cook, taken away – he does not know where it is a skill he still loves. – and he had to take the exam. However, he He joined the army, working as an assis- is still learning to read English. Although he tant chaplain. It was there he met his future understands the signs, he says as he points spouse, Debra, a Salmon Arm resident, to a ‘no parking’ sign nearby, he had trouble who was volunteering in the war-torn coun- reading the exam – and failed. He wishes try. Kamara assisted the team, cooking for someone had been allowed to read the them, changing money, providing security. questions to him. So he rides his bicycle, He and Debra became friends and and is worried what he will do when he visworked together on several projects, even- its Sierra Leone without a licence. tually marrying in 2003. In December 2014, in order to find him

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a job, he and Debra went to WorkBC. Although people had stressed the need to go to high school, one woman there told him, “It’s not your education, it’s your attitude.” She was right. He was hired by Okanagan Timber Frame to do wood varnishing, staining and sanding. “I have never seen an electric sander in my life. A planing machine, I saw it but don’t know how to operate it.” Nonetheless, his boss took the time to teach him. Kamara likes to work hard and sometimes he dances as he works – another passion for him. He is grateful to his boss and still works there today. Gratitude, in fact, seems to be evident in most everything he does. He has been taking English as a Second Language and values the opportunity tremendously. “It’s like a raw egg. If you don’t hold it properly, it will fall down and you will destroy it.” This view is reflected in his collecting of second-hand soccer balls. When he was growing up, he and his friends used a ‘ball’ made of bits of plastic tied together. “Soccer is like a magnet in Africa. You see a ball and you want to run and get it,” he says, noting that a child who has a soccer ball will wash it off after each outing and then hide it. Kamara plans to visit Sierra Leone sometime and take the soccer balls. Here, his passion for soccer has not diminished. He plays on two teams, as a striker. He speaks proudly of his 19-yearold son who still lives in Sierre Leone, who plays soccer better than he does and who will get the education Kamara didn’t have. “He’s a striker like me.” Kamara also expresses gratitude to be working at Churches Thrift Shop, but he was shocked when he first went. “The first time, I went to the bathroom and cried,” he says of his reaction to all the stuff people were discarding. “To me, everything is valuable, everything is good to me. I don’t have anything to destroy. When I cook, I take exactly what I’m going to finish… Life over there is different from here,” he says of Sierra Leone. “If people get there, they will know the value of things here.”

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September is a tough month for expenses and it’s also one of the toughest for the Salvation Army Food Bank. “Things are getting a bit thin,” said David Byers, Salvation Army community services manager for the food bank. “So we are really hoping people can help fill the need.” Byers notes that for many families, September brings extra costs associated with going back to school and this can cut deeply into food budgets. “Usage is up, up, up,” he said, noting he’s been so busy running the food bank, that he hasn’t kept up with the statistics. In May, the last month he tracked, there were 3,300 people helped by the food bank in some capacity. The meal program offered weekly at the Salvation Army church at 191 Second Ave. is also seeing an upswing in use, with sometimes more than 100 people coming in for the free lunch. There are many ways people can help feed those less fortunate in the community. Byers is hoping those with plentiful gardens will share some of their bounty. “We love to get fresh produce to supplement the non-perish-

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Fair Parade through downtown Salmon Arm on Saturday, Sept. 12. The guides will come past with wagons for people to drop off their donations. In addition, the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive is a provincewide effort that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Just place unopened, non-perishable food items in a bag on your doorstep before 9 a.m. Volunteers will pick up the contribution and deliver it to the local food bank. If your donation is not picked up by 1 p.m., call 250-803-4183 for pick up.

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Judgment set for Sept. 23 By Martha Wickett OBSERVER STAFF

More than five years after a fatal crash on Shuswap Lake, a judge will decide the fate of the accused. Supreme Court Justice Sheri Donegan will be passing judgment Wednesday, Sept. 23 on defendant Leon Michael Reinbrecht of Celista, who faces charges of dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily injury. The sentencing will take

place in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops at 9 a.m. Reinbrecht, in his fifties, was driving an 18-foot Campion Runabout speedboat on July 3, 2010 when it crashed into a houseboat driven by 53-yearold Kenneth William Brown of Chase, killing him and sending eight others to hospital. The speedboat came to rest completely embedded inside the cabin of the houseboat. The collision took place following a fireworks celebration in Magna Bay on the Canada

Day weekend, which had attracted many boats. Charges were not laid until 17 months after the collision, while police and Crown sifted through copious quantities of evidence. Other delays in the proceedings included time for the defendant to secure legal aid funding, a change of lawyer for the defendant as well as several hold-ups in the trial itself. It began in February of this year and was initially scheduled for six weeks but has stretched over more than six months.

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Arnold joins forums By Richard Rolke BLACK PRESS

After concerns about not attending some forums, a North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate is expanding his presence. Conservative Mel Arnold says he will be at several all-candidates forums in addition to the ones he is already scheduled to attend. “Due to a hectic schedule that includes business as well as political demands, I had originally planned to

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Election 2015 Communityminded: Cindy


Derkaz, walks her dog Kesler along the Salmon Arm waterfront walkway. A lifelong resident of the Shuswap, Derkaz has a long career as both a lawyer and champion of community causes.

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An almost devastating experience ultimately solidified Cindy Derkaz’s direction in life. It was 1967 and flames engulfed the historic Montebello Hotel in Salmon Arm. The inferno spread to other adjacent businesses, including Derkaz Shoes, owned by the then 11-year-old’s parents, Walter and Betty. “The store was substantially burned,” said Derkaz, the North Okanagan-Shuswap Liberal candidate. “The bank manager called the next morning and said the line of credit was cancelled because there was no business and then there was a call that there would be no insurance.” Her parents were left wondering how they would put food on the table, but the tide turned when Walter contacted Vernon lawyer Neil Davidson. Within days, all financial activity had been restored. “I decided then that I wanted to be a lawyer to help people with their problems,” said Derkaz. Born in Ontario, she moved to the Shuswap in 1958 at age three. Her dad ran the Consumers Co-Operative but he branched out and opened a shoe store in 1958. Ten years later, a store was added in Vernon, where Derkaz worked shifts during summer holidays.

Derkaz, 59, was focused even at an early age. “I was horse crazy from the time I could walk and I was determined to have a horse at age nine,” she said. Trying to encourage this equine passion, her parents sent her to live with a Notch Hill family for the summer. She was barely on site when she negotiated terms to purchase a horse for $150 (half of the money from her and half from her dad). Derkaz graduated from Salmon Arm Senior High in 1972 at age 16, and immediately went off to law school in Vancouver. Completing her law degree in 1978, she articled in Salmon Arm, joined a law firm and eventually opened her own practice. She sold the firm in 1991 and retired as a lawyer in 1996 so she could be more involved in the community. “I grew up as an only child and had the sense that you need to give back to the community. I was the nerdy chair of the (high school) year book club,” she said. Derkaz has also been involved in literacy programs and the film society, but her proudest achievement is helping found the successful Shuswap Community Foundation, which uses endowments to support local charities. Another passion is running, which she often does with her hus-

band of 26 years, Don Derby. “It’s ironic because I was always the last to be chosen for sports in school,” she said. Derkaz has accomplished half-marathons and she believes running has provided her with some basic skills to prepare her for being an MP in Ottawa. “I’ve learned to be on the ground and notice the small changes. When you are running a route, you notice changes in the seasons and in people. In some ways, it takes the same focus (to run for office). You need the skills of concentrating and observing, setting a goal and accomplishing it.” While she was busy

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City averages nine hours of outages It might seem like Salmon Arm has a lot of power failures, if you live in Vancouver or Burnaby – but not so much if you hail from Valemount. Statistics from BC Hydro shows the Salmon Arm district as having an average of 9.1 hours per year of time without power. This places the city

at number 17 on the list of 50 districts in B.C. Valemount had the most time without power at an average of 36.3 hours per year, while Vancouver and Burnaby had the least with only 1.1 hours without power. Kamloops has an average of 4.3 hours of outages, while Vernon averages 3.6 hours without pow-

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Local history through a different lens A15

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A different perspective of the history of the Shuswap than that recorded by British and European settlers will be presented at Okanagan College this fall. Craig Duckchief of the Adams Lake Indian Band, part of the Secwepemc Nation, will be presenting the unique course. He says when people are looking at ways to build relationships, learning how those relationships have developed is important – what caused their present-day form. The course, Understanding of History and Relationships with Canada’s First People, will aim to provide a broad understanding of the events that have shaped Secwepemc relationships with nonSecwepemc people in the Shuswap. The Secwepemc are the indigenous people who inhabit the south-central Interior of B.C. The course will include stories and world views, the archeological record and a timeline sequence beginning at 1722. And the stories will feature prominently. Duckchief notes the history is not well understood and policies that governed the relationship are generally unreported. “It’s all about the stories, the human aspect of the stories and how it impacted the people locally…,” he says. “Enter the story with coyote and creation. Enter the story with Queen Elizabeth sending out explorers. Look at those stories as a premise. There was a human factor in there. Look at what remains today – it’s a continuing story.” Duckchief says everyone is welcome. “We want to focus on as broad a spectrum as we can. It could be native and non-native, even our own indigenous people, Secwepemc people, it’s open to anyone.” The course runs Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., starting Sept. 23 and finishing Dec. 16. Contact the Salmon Arm campus to register at 250-804-8888 or online at csreg.

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With communicable diseases such as whooping cough and measles making a comeback, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall is reminding parents to make sure their children’s vaccines are up to date as they return to school. “By the time a child reaches five or six years old, he or she should have received booster shots that protect against measles, polio, chicken pox, whooping cough and more, and kids in Grade 6 and 9 should receive follow-up vaccinations,” Kendall said. “This is all part of B.C.’s free, routine immunization program.” Parents can now sign up for free text message reminders at, and the website also offers a smartphone app to manage immunization records. Kendall advocates that B.C. should join Ontario and New Brunswick in requiring parents to provide vaccination records when children are enrolled in school. vaccinations themselves would not be mandatory, but the records would allow schools to exclude unprotected children during outbreaks of communicable disease.

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goals and objectives for yourself, whether it’s to improve your backhand in tennis or put in another flower bed in your backyard. Working on projects helps you keep an active mind and high spirits.

6. Relax. Learn to manage your stress. Intense stress can cause insomnia and even skin rashes. It can also aggravate conditions such as high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. Take time for yourself and relax. Do yoga, learn to breathe properly, get a massage or read. In other words, slow down and smell the roses. 7. Quit smoking. Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and stroke. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can recover and benefit from reduced chances of a premature death.

makes it easier to enjoy life’s little pleasures. Surround yourself with people you love, and spend time with your family. Volunteer, join a club or sports team and consider adopting a pet. Avoid isolating yourself, because doing so is harmful to your health. 9. Maintain your passions. It’s important to have fun and to have a hobby that you love. Set

10. Treat yourself. Go on a trip or change your decor. Buy some tickets for a show or go see a movie. Eat out, or invite someone in for a meal. Think about your own needs and spoil yourself a little. To live as long as possible, it’s important to stay young at heart and learn to see the positive side of things. Practice gratitude and appreciate what you have. Take every opportunity to laugh, and above all, make the most of the moment.

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hauled down: Salmon Arm’s Tyler Chartier is tackled by Maple Ridge’s Cole Dowart after a 30-yard run during the first game of the season at SASCU Sports Fields at Little Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Chargers stamp their mark The Bantam Salmon Arm Chargers made a splash in their first game as members of the Vancouver Mainland Football League last Saturday. The Chargers wowed the crowd with a 39-6 victory over the Mission/Meadow Ridge Wildcats. Because there were no Bantam teams in the Interior this year, the Bantam Chargers

were forced to look for another league. They were accepted into the VMFL and will play teams from Cloverdale, Richmond, Vancouver, Nanaimo and the Valley. Against the Wildcats, Salmon Arm’s defence held fast, only allowing one major and forcing numerous turnovers and plays for negative yardage. Leading the way on defence was Gage

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The Columbia-Shuswap Selkirks Swimming Club and Salmon Arm Waves Masters Swimming Club have found a new coach to take the reins. “I am really excited about moving to Salmon Arm. Apart from the beautiful surroundings and the lakes, the area has always been able to produce excellent swimmers and athletes in many sports,” said Barry Healey. Originally from the United Kingdom, Healey holds a level three Coaching Association of Canada certificate, and is an experienced coach with both large and small clubs, and has seen his swimmers move onto the university level and the Olympics. “I am proud  to have worked with some great athletes, with super supportive parents. In Canada, I hold NCCP Level 3. I have coached swimmers on National Tour Teams. Some of my athletes have gone on to the Commonwealth Games, World Champs and the Olympics,” said Healey. He says he is a hard-working coach with lots of patience and feels sport is an important development tool for young kids. “I love developing athletes, not only to become good at sport, but to take the skills into school, college and, later,  university and the work place,” said Healey. “I enjoy working as a team to try and get athletes to become the very best they can be. I like to empower athletes to make choices and set goals that will challenge themselves.” The Selkirks season is set to get underway later this month, and Healey is eager to make some waves in the local swimming community.



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Synergy fall camp sign-up Salmon Arm Synergy Basketball will be starting up again next week for its Fall Club Program for boys in grades five to 10. There will be nine sessions on Wednesdays from Sept. 16 to Nov. 18. Interested boys in grades five to eight will attend 4:30 to 6 p.m. and boys in grades nine and 10 will attend 6 to 7:30 p.m. All sessions will be at SAS Sullivan Campus. Registration forms have been dropped off at the elementary schools, King’s Christian, Shuswap Middle School and Jackson campus. Forms/fees can be handed in at the first session, Sept. 16. Contact Marianne VanBuskirk for more details at mariannevb@

Give judo a try The Salmon Arm Judo Club is looking for new members. Registration will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Elementary School. For more information, call Rich Mori at 250-832-3945.

Bridge winners The results for the Cedar Heights Duplicate Bridge Club for Wednesday, Sept. 2 are: first place - Carol McGregor and Peter Budda, second place - Graham Skinner and Carol McNabb, and in third place - Jeannie York and Sandi Warnecke.

Join the Icebreakers The Salmon Arm Icebreakers are looking for new skaters to join their speed skating team. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to try out the sport. The Icebreakers club provides skaters with speed skates. The minimum equipment required is a CSA-certified helmet, neck guard, shin pads, knee pads and gloves. The full season runs from September to March, half season rates are also available. For more information or to register, call Crystal at 250-833-4377. Have a sports event? Write to us at:

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SAS Golds full of optimism By Evan Buhler OBSERVER STAFF

The Salmon Arm Golds football team is full optimism, and are hoping to write a new chapter in the program’s history. With new additions to the coaching staff and the switch to BC High School Football Association’s AAA Varsity League, the Golds are venturing into unknown territory. “Being a part of this league really gives us something to play for, as we will look to make it to the playoffs,” said head coach Brad Schmidt. He said in the past few seasons the team played in the AA exhibition league, which saw many games cancelled or lack a competitive nature. “The last few years was a real mishmash of games. The boys are excited for the level of competition this year, it will be a huge step up for us.” The regular season does not start until Oct.

10 in North Delta at Seaquam Secondary. Three of the Golds five regular season games will be at home, either at Little Mountain or the Sullivan campus. “The games at Sullivan will be afternoon games and students will be able to watch them from the hill. We’re hoping to have a real good atmosphere at these games, something like they have in the States,” said Schmidt. New to the coaching staff this year is James O’Kane, who recently moved from Cranbrook and holds a level two Coaching Association of Canada certificate. As a newcomer to the program O’Kane has been pleased with the level of skill and athleticism in the squad, which he cites as being the team’s major strengths. “I think we will be recognized for our speed and athletic ability out on the field,”


Hard-hitting practice: The Salmon Arm Golds football team’s new assistant coach James O’Kane holds the bag for Sage King during a tackling drill in the last practice before the preseason. said O’Kane. “We are also very talented defensively; I can’t wait to see how we match up to some of the bigger schools.” Running the offence this year is Jordan Grieve, a Golds alumni and five-year veteran of the UBC program, which will help round out the team. While both Schmidt and O’Kane admit the team is small in num-

bers, they believe their team is a committed bunch. “Being with the team through the preseason practices you really get the sense that they all share and believe in the ‘no man left behind’ mentality,” said O’Kane. The Golds kick off their preseason at a jamboree tournament in Kamloops on Friday.

Their first home game in the exhibition season will be against Westsyde, under the lights at Little Mountain Sports Fields on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Schmidt says there is still time to join the team and those interested should contact him as soon as possible. Schmidt can be reached at 250-5150775.

Jr. Bantam, Peewee Chargers hope to rebound Continued from A17 were Jayden Mourato, Luke Simmonds and Bladen Stephens, while Tyler Chartier scored three of his own. Next up for the Chargers is a game against the Cloverdale Leopards on Sunday, Sept. 13 in the Lower Mainland.

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The Salmon Arm Junior Bantam Chargers lost a tough one last Sunday, falling 16-0 to the Vernon Magnums. The Chargers strug-

gled with offensive penalties for the entire first half of the game, putting themselves in long yardage situations against a very tough Magnums defence. Defensively, the Chargers were led by their hard-hitting linebacking group, consisting of defensive player of the game Levi Byers, Chase Henning, Luke Matheson and Braidy Parkes. Other notable performances on defence were seen from Dylan Eugster, Spencer Paquette and Dayton Bittner.

While the Chargers were shut out on offence, they were able to put together multiple long drives prior to stalling out due to penalties. Solid contributions were had by offensive player of the game Eugster, Henning and Coby Jagt. Salmon Arm’s Junior Bantam Chargers play next in West Kelowna versus the Tigercats. 


The Peewee Chargers took the field this weekend for their season opener against the

Vernon Magnums. Both teams battled hard with the Vernon Magnums, ending up with a 19 to 16 victory over the Chargers.  Coach Troy Henning was extremely pleased with his players, noting there are only two returning players on the squad. He said despite the team being very inexperienced, the game provided a solid base from which to build.  “The guys really rallied together as a team and played their hearts out to the last whistle,” said Henning. Scoring for the Char-

gers was provided by Cohen Boyd on a 20yard reception from quarterback Dominic Kemitzis, and a 35yard romp to the end zone also by Boyd. Two successful converts by Brayton Lawson and Kemitzis closed out the scoring. Strong defensive performances from the two veterans on the team, Lawson and Kemitzis, helped anchor the Chargers on the other side of the ball.  The Chargers visit the Kelowna Lions this Sunday for their next challenge.

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Teeing off for charity Greg Inskip drives his tee shot down the fairway at the Shuswap Lake Estates Golf and Country Club during the Shuswap Hospital Foundation’s first Annual Charity Open. The winner of the Mens low gross was Dan Kohlen, and Marietjie Du Plessis led the way for the women. The event raised more than $46,000 for the Foundation.

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Win over Warriors unites Silverbacks game, which West admits took longer than he would have liked. For the 22 men named to the Silverbacks roster, they received a break from hockey before the start of the season. The team took to Canoe Beach to work on some team building activities. West was quick to point out the win

on Saturday evening did more to bring the team closer than any team building exercise could. The ’Backs received good news last Monday as Carson Bolduc returned to practice with the team after dealing with personal matters. On Tuesday, the Silverbacks announced their captains for the

upcoming season. Vail, Colo. native Phil Middleton was named the club’s captain, and assistants will be Taro Hirose, Carson Bolduc, and Colton Thibault. The Silverbacks open their 2015/16 season on Friday versus the defending Fred Page Cup champions, Penticton Vees at the Shaw Centre beginning at 7 p.m.

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The preseason wrapped up over the weekend for the Silverbacks in a home-andhome series with the West Kelowna Warriors. The Interior Division rivals split the series, winning in each others buildings. On Friday evening, after a rough start and giving up the games first goal only, three minutes in, the ’Backs answered back on the powerplay with a beautiful passing play. However, the equalizer was cancelled out a mere 35 seconds later. The visiting Warriors were outshot 22-10 in the second period, and took advantage of a frustrated Silverbacks squad, scoring four times in the period.

Tempers quickly boiled over between both sides as the Silverbacks’ Josh Laframboise squared off against the Warriors’ Reed Gunville. Also joining in the in the rough stuff before the end of the middle frame was ’Backs newcomer Brett Stewart and the Warriors Kyle Uy. After falling behind 4-2, Taro Hirose and Ross Heidt shared quality scoring chances while short handed to tie the game, but were squandered by the Warriors goaltender Forbes Ploszaj. The Warriors scoring-fest continued in the third period as they again struck for four goals. Heidt claimed the games last goal, and the Silverbacks third with a man advantage. The final score on Fri-

day was 10-3 for West Kelowna. “Our defensive zone play was far from satisfactory,” said a frustrated Brandon West, head coach of the Silverbacks. “I believe that in our league we can win games when we score three goals, but we won’t win games by giving up 10.” The two foes renewed acquaintances on the following night in the Okanagan. Michigan Techbound Angus Redmond earned first star honours, stopping 39 of 40 shots as the ’Backs closed out their exhibition season with a 3-1 win over the Warriors. “We responded with a great effort on Saturday night, we played the game we wanted.” Redmond coughed up a rebound which

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ilm lovers rejoice! After it’s summer hiatus, the Shuswap Film Society is presenting its fall lineup with an eclectic mix of North American and European cinema that covers everything from fallen celebrities to the trials and tribulations of a dishwasher in Paris. Shuswap Film Society’s September 2015 films: Saturday, Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. A Walk in the Woods will be shown. Adapted from Bill Bryson’s best selling novel A Walk in the Woods, this movie stars Robert Redford and Nick Nolte as two longtime friends who set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. The peace and tranquility they are hoping to find turns out to be anything but, as they encounter many challenges en route. What We Did on Our Holiday, a joint presentation by the Shuswap Film Society and Salmar Theatre, will be shown from Friday, Sept. 18 to Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. A divorcing couple (Rosamund Pike, David Tennant) take their children from London to Scotland to visit their ailing grandfather Gordie (Billy Connolly) for his 75th birthday. In order not to upset Gordie they have asked their children to keep the divorce a secret. Repercussions ensue in this comedy as the family is forced to put aside their differences and work together. The Shuswap Film Society will be your special hosts on Friday, A21

a r o f n i e n e l fi t t f e o S n o s sea ms fil Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19 and door prizes will be awarded to the audience. On Saturday, Sept. 26 at both 5 and 7:30 p.m., Love and Mercy will be featured. In the 1960s Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of a shady therapist. Starring Paul Danoi and John Cusack as younger and older versions of Wilson in scenes where we go back and forth between eras, the film is seamless and mesmerizing in its unfolding of the life of an artist – not a bio-picture, more an exploration into the creative process. Amy, the story of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse who died at the age of 27, will be shown on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The troubled singer-songwriter’s story is presented through her own music and the memories of friends and family – an astonishing, beautiful tribute to a talented artist. Mr. Holmes will be featured on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. In 1947, a long-retired Holmes is living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and his son (Milo Parker) who is also a detective. The elder Holmes, played by Ian McKellen, is haunted by an unsolved 30-year-old case. The delightful film is based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin. On Saturday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.,

B e n Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson move through a vast emotional range even as they remain confined to the front seat of an automobile in Learning to Drive. Observant and sweetly funny, the film is a reminder that two people from very different backgrounds can achieve communication, understanding and intimacy even in the most unlikely situations. This movie was a runner up for People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival in 2014. Clouds of Sils Maria will be featured on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of a play that launched her career 20 years earlier. Juliette Binoche plays Maria, who is now rehearsing to play the role of the older woman in a play in which she had once starred as the ingénue. Beautifully filmed in Switzerland with its mountains and clouds, the film also stars Kirsten Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz. Samba will be shown on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Since moving to France 10 years earlier from his native Senegal, Sam (Omar Sy) has worked as a dishwasher in a Paris hotel and is going through the process of becoming a legal resident. After

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■ The Shuswap Film Society presents another season of great movies, beginning Saturday, Sept. 12 with a Walk in the Woods. a bureaucratic slip-up he lands in a detention centre where a rookie immigration worker tries to help him fight his impending deportation. Sy’s performance alone makes this a must-see movie. Grandma will be featured on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Lily Tomlin stars in this comedy about a woman whose granddaughter unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. As she is temporarily broke, she and her granddaughter spend their day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unan-

nounced visits to old friends and flames rattle skeletons and dig up secrets. Films will be shown at the Salmar Classic Theatre, 360 Alexander St. Reserve tickets with Visa or MasterCard 24 hours in advance of movie time. Go to the “Tickets & Reservations” tab on the webpage: A convenience charge applies. Tickets are available at the door, or you can purchase advance tickets at Wearabouts at 350 Alexander St. A convenience charge applies.

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Tomorrow is the last day to save $10 on the purchase of a wristband for unlimited rides at the Shooting Star Midway. Once Fall Fair opens Friday at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds, it will be back to regular prices for this widely popular attraction that opens at 3 p.m. Friday and at noon Saturday and Sunday. There’s much more to see and do at this year’s fair: an Amazing School Day Race, a pizza-eating contest, a

drill team with Clydesdales and Percherons, dog obedience and duck herding demonstrations. The kids’ area will feature displays and entertainment, including magician Clinton Grey, gold panning and a Farmer for a Day program. Kids are also invited to take part in cupcake decorating programs on Saturday and Sunday, and a cake decorating event on Sunday. Animal attractions and events will feature

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llamas and goats, birds of a feather, goats and cows and more. Textiles and needle arts are front and centre again with spinning proficiency and the sheep-to-shawl exhibition. An enthusiastic bunch of budding performers are ready to take centre stage to perform with Lori and Gil Risling travelling from their Saskatchewan home to present the ever-popular Shuswap Idol. Living up to his bill-

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and Jon Bryant perform as Tim Neufeld and the Small Glories. Matt Stride will take Bryant’s spot in the Sept. 15 performance in Salmon Arm. found its way into the ears and hearts of new and longtime fans. Neufeld and the Glory Boys embarked on an extensive Canadian Joyride Tour in fall 2014. The tour continues, delighting generations of fans with their unique brand of bluegrassinfused modern worship music. Neufeld & the Glory Boys perform at Broadway Evangeli-

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Juno award-winner Tim Neufeld is on a joyride and he’s making his way to Salmon Arm with the Small Glories. Based in Abbotsford, Neufeld is best known as the cofounder and lead singer of EMI Music recording artist Starfield who are four time Juno Award nominees, Western Canada Music award recipients, winners of 10 Gospel Music Association (GMA) Canada Covenant Awards and two Dove Awards. Neufeld’s first solo recording endeavour, Trees, won the 2014 Juno Award for Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year as well as the award for the 2013 CGMA Modern Worship Album of the Year. After the release of Trees, Neufeld and the Canadian bluegrass trio the Glory Boys embarked on the Trees Tour, performing in 60-plus Canadian markets. Neufeld’s sophomore album, The Joy, was released in September 2014 to critical acclaim and earned him a Juno 2015 nomination. The album quickly

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Songs from Saturday Jake McIntyre-Paul, Cam McGregor and Ken Kosowick perform as Crown The Guilty during Saturday Night Live at the Ross Street Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Sweethearts’ performance grounded in Prairie roots R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum presents Prairie sweethearts, Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund in concert on Thursday, Sept. 10. The Grant MacEwan alumna jazz singer and cowboy songwriter don’t only complement each other vocally, but their onstage chemistry is infectious. They have individually released numerous studio albums, toured nationally and developed brands recognized industry wide, while always staying true to their Saskatchewan roots. Belle and Blake will release their limited edition, double/single take on two Zachary Lucky-penned tracks on Friday, Sept. 4. The production of their ’70s inspired seven-inch vinyl was overseen by Jason Plumb and recorded at CBC Studio One in Regina.

Belle and Blake are spending the month of September on the roadthroughout Western Canada promoting their first vinyl release. The duo’s unique style is a result of amalgamating their bands. Jeremy Sauer (keys) and Elizabeth Curry (bass) are Belle Plaine’s regular sidemen, and split musicianship duties with Berglund’s Vultures, Steve Leidal (drums) and Bryce Lewis (electric guitar). The sound is a soulful twang. Lead and harmony vocals are traded with ease, and complement both Berglund and Plaine’s respective styles. Tickets for Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund in concert, may be purchased by calling 250-836-2226. For more information on Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund visit: or

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Mars/Uranus trine boosts your independent streak and fires up your desire for freedom, adventure and adrenalin-pumping shenanigans. But it also stirs up your brusque and bossy side, so strive to be a diplomatic daredevil! Pay close attention to your health and fitness on the weekend. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Thank goodness Venus is now direct, which favours family relationships and financial matters. You’re also feeling super generous, and are ready to lend a helping hand to someone who’s in need of your practical approach and compassionate care. This weekend is the time to get physical, creative, musical or sporty [whatever you prefer] and enjoy yourself to the max. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This week’s stars suit reading, writing, public speaking, social networking, short trips, friendships and having fun. On Wednesday and Thursday it’s time to slow down; concentrate; focus on the facts; and do the research that’s required. You need to be well-prepared because a group, club or organisation you’re involved with is about to ricochet off in an exciting new direction. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Money matters finally get back on track again but a loved one or work colleague may continue to criticize your efforts, as hidden tensions bubble to the surface. Your Crab claws are out and you’re ready to retaliate but when it comes to communicating - being discreet and demure is the smart way to go. Save your clever [and caustic] comeback lines for a more appropriate time! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Have you been wasting your wonderful talents? This week the planets urge you to live in the realm of proactive possibility. Which means you must visualise your preferred fabulous future … and then do all you can to make it happen. It will take plenty of passion, patience and persistence, but you can do it! VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Many Virgos are fabulous with facts, and finicky with figures and minor details. But, if you overdo your perfectionist streak [and swing into obsessive, worry-wart mode] then it will be a long and exhausting week. Try to relax, and resist the compelling urge to criticise. The weekend Solar Eclipse [in your sign] is a terrific time to turf bad habits and initiate important changes in your life.



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your communication skills are firing, as you bring someone around to your point of view with a convincing argument and a winning smile. But don’t be deceived by glossy appearances. You can be dazzled by obvious outer beauty but you need to look beneath the surface to evaluate a person’s true worth. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Expect intense encounters with others, as Pluto brings jealous or manipulative behaviour to the surface. Aim to be passionately involved but still maintain a sense of perspective. The weekend Solar Eclipse shines a spotlight on your goals for the future. The Sun encourages you to go for gold, while the Moon helps you follow through with purpose and persistence. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Relations with children, teenagers, friends or overseas contacts will be lively – and unpredictable. When it comes to an exciting project strive to strike a happy medium between being spontaneous and being slapdash. If you skip over short-term minor matters, then long-term success could be compromised. This week knuckle down and focus on the basic fundamentals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Expect the unexpected, as emotions are unusually erratic. You’ll experience some intense communication – in person and online. Don’t push yourself too hard, and avoid antagonising others. Keep a cool head on your shoulders and watch out for being too stubborn. You may not be seeing the full picture so don’t assume you have all the information. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The Mars/Uranus trine shakes up your crazy-brave streak, and your unpredictable side runs wild! But stirring others up [for your own amusement] will get you nowhere fast. You’re ready to take some exciting risks, so strive to make smart snap decisions [rather than ridiculously reckless ones that you later regret]. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): We all know you’re fabulously creative but have you got a serious plan for the future? It’s a good week to take a long look at your goals and dreams, plus get cracking on practical projects that point you in a positive new direction. No procrastinating Pisces! The Solar Eclipse stimulates your partnership zone on the weekend, so love is in the air.

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RONALD J. GAUNCE 1938 - 2015 Ron passed away peacefully at home on August 20, 2015 with Louise, his loving wife at his side. Ron will be remembered by his beloved children, Karin (Bob), Rich, Michele, John (Karen) and David (Penny). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sean, Randee, Max, Emily and Joel, as well as his sister Kathleen (Leonard) and numerous relatives. Ron lived a rich and beautiful life. He was a genuine humanitarian, generously giving his time to community development endeavors both as a volunteer and in his professional life. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119th St. NW, Edmonton, AB at 3:00 p.m. on September 11, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium, Salmon Arm, BC, (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Ron’s obituary at www.

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GEORGE ALEXANDER DAYE Born in Salmon Arm, B.C October 2, 1955. Passed away August 27, 2015 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC. Survived by his loving wife Joan and children Jarrod (Tracy) Salmon Arm, Terry (Eric) Malaysia, Jacqueline (John) Calgary. Sister Verna (Brian) and Aunts Phyllis Raboch (Gerald) and Laura Steele. Grandchildren Larie, Darien (Tory) Britney, Christian, Scarlett and Great Granddaughter Lotus. Nieces and Nephews Christopher, Tosh, Gabrielle (Mitch), Kurtis, Seth, Emily and Jordan. Alex was predeceased by his Uncle Vern Steele, his Mother Kay Daye and Father Mac Daye and daughter Laura The family would like to thank Dr Lorenz and the nurses at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. A celebration of life was held at Bowers in Salmon Arm on September 1st, 2015. Internment to be in Enderby.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through Alex’s obituary at www.


GEORGE H. BORSTEL March 22nd 1921 – August 27th, 2015 George passed away peacefully at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm at the age of 94 years. Papa George, as he was affectionately called, was predeceased by his loving wife Kay (Catherine) in 2005. He will be fondly remembered by his two sons Gerry (Lynda) and Terry (Denise); many grandchildren and great grandchildren, his sisters; Mary, Dorothy and June as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  George was born and raised in Enderby and had to leave school with only eight years of education. Later in his career in the dairy industry he earned his boilermakers certificate as well as cheese maker, butter maker and tester of dairy products. He worked for Salmon Arm Dairy which became S.O.D.I.C.A. which then became NOCA and then Dairyland for 40 years, mostly in a manager position, he ran the Salmon Arm plant.  George also became an electrician and plumber, and used these skills to build several homes in his spare time. In retirement mom and dad became snowbirds and enjoyed 13 years in Yuma, Arizona with friends.  George’s passion was beekeeping - they were his other children. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and doing jigsaw puzzles.  Many thanks to the caregivers at Mount Ida Mews where he received excellent care. A private family service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through George’s obituary at www.

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HERBERT GORDON KNULL Herb Knull passed away peacefully in Salmon Arm hospital Sept. 1, 2015 at the age of 85. Herb will be remembered by his loving wife of 65 years, Violet, and their son Terry and his wife Esther. Herb will always be remembered by family and friends for his outgoing personality, his interest in people and his sense of humour. He was born in Leduc, Alberta Sept. 15, 1929. He was the youngest of 7 children. Over the years he had a few occupations including driving gravel truck from an early age to driving a school bus for 26 years. He and Violet moved to Salmon Arm in 1983. Thereafter he drove the “BookMobile� for 10 years. His greatest treasure in life was his relationship with his Creator, Jehovah God. He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s witnesses June 25, 1953. He always enjoyed talking to others about God’s purpose for the earth and he looked forward to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy such as Rev. 21:3,4. He rests now in God’s memory until he is resurrected to enjoy foretold blessings on a beautiful, paradise earth. The family would like to thank the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Dr. Bonthuys for their care of Herb during his many bouts of illness in recent years. A memorial service was held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s witnesses, 721 - 2nd St. S.E., Salmon Arm, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Fishers Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. (250)833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Herb through his obituary at

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Business Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

HIP OR knee replacement? Arthritic Conditions/COPD? Restrictions in Walking/Dressing? Disability Tax Credit $2,000 Tax Credit $20,000 Refund. Apply Today For Assistance: 1-844-453-5372.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: or 1-855-7683362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

Caretakers/ Residential Managers

REALTORS WANTED! Find out what it’s all about by calling (250)550-4221 or email

Career Opportunities

Meat Cutter / Sausage Maker Career Investment Opportunity

Looking for a business partner to join The Sausage Factory, Smithers B.C.. Great established meat retail / wholesale store since 1984. Fred 1-250-847-2861 or e-mail: sausagefactory84

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned energy services company servicing Western Canada. All job opportunities include competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package and room for advancement. We are accepting applications at multiple branches for: Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3), and Mechanics. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and a drivers abstract are required. For more information and to apply, please visit our website at:

MOTEL ASST Manager Team to run small Motel in Parksville BC. Non-Smoking, no Pets, good Health, fulltime live-in position. Fax 250-5861634 or email resume to:

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking US capable Class 1 Drivers required immediately: We are an Okanagan based transport company looking for qualified drivers for US loads we run primarily in the Pacific Northwest, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. We offer a new pay rate empty or loaded. All picks and drops paid. Assigned units company cell phones and fuel cards. Regular home time Direct deposit paid every second Friday with no hold backs. We offer a rider and pet policy. Company paid US travel Insurance. All applicants must have reliable transportation and a positive attitude. Please fax resume & abstract to 250-546-0600 or by email to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Classifieds Get Results! Obituaries







LIVES Help a stranger today and donate.


Bruce Edwin Leggett died on August 26 following a long life, well lived. He was predeceased by his brother Ivan in 2014. Bruce was born in Vancouver, grew up in Ioco, served with the RCAF in WW2, and then returned to his home town where he worked at Imperial Oil. Meanwhile, Bruce and his family frequently vacationed in the Shuswap. He loved this area and eventually acquired a parcel of land in the Notch Hill region where Bruce tried his hand at farming. At the same time, he established a small and successful contracting business which he operated until his retirement. As an active community member, for a decade Bruce organized the Cancer Society’s regional door-to-door fund-raising campaign. He was a long time social democrat and an active member of the New Democratic Party, once having sought a seat in the BC Legislature. He also served as a Trustee on the local school board representing the Carlin district. Bruce was well known for his good nature, his lack of pretence and his sharp wit, but above all for his kindness and his desire to put the needs of others before his own. He will be remembered by his family – his wife Barb; sister Jeanette; sons Bruce and Curtis; daughters Denice and Melanie as well as his grand and great grandchildren, his many friends and his cat Freya. There will be no service. Memorial donations in Bruce’s name may be made to the Jacqui Gingras campaign, North Okanagan Shuswap NDP, Suite #6, 3107A - 31st Avenue, Vernon, BC, V1T 2G9 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 – 10th Avenue West, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Bruce through his obituary at www.

START A new career in Graphic Arts, Healthcare, Business, Education or Information Tech. If you have a GED, call: 855-670-9765


Colonial Farms is accepting resumes for all departments. Excellent starting wage, must be in good physical condition & very reliable. Please drop resumes off at 3830 Okanagan St, Armstrong between 9am-2pm Monday - Friday.


BEATRICE “BEA” MURAKAMI (nee SHORTEN) February 17th 1935 - September 1st, 2015 Bea was born in Brooks Alberta on February 17th 1935 and passed away September 1st in Sorrento at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her loving husband Susumu (Butch); sons, Rodney (Michele), Cameron (Elfie), Gary (Family); daughter Debora (Stephen Lawn) and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Rachele, Sandra, Carol and Fernie. She passed away peacefully at home with family. Special thanks to Dr. C. Malinowski for all the love she gave mom and our family. There will be no funeral service at Bea’s request, in lieu of flowers any donations to Shuswap Lake General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Bea will be missed by all. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Bea’s obituary at www.



Lakeside Realty Ltd. We are pleased to welcome

Jodi Gibson

to our team of professionals Jodi recently relocated from Fort St. John to make the Shuswap her new home. She brings with her several years of Real Estate sales experience. “My experience will help me assist you when buying or selling your home.” Hope to meet you soon!

cell 250-299-5634 10-1240 Trans Canada Hwy. Sorrento 250-675-2317 1-877-272-3063



Lube Oil Filter Tech Braby Motors is looking a for an experienced Lube, Oil & Filter and tire change technician. Resumes to or fax 250-832-4545. 1250 Trans-Canada Hwy. S.W, Salmon Arm

Chrysler Trained Technician Job Posting JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN. Our shop is a busy and growing location which could be ideal for the right candidate. Our shop offers a variety of all maintenance and repairs, a clean and organized work environment and overall an excellent atmosphere to work in. BRABY MOTORS OFFERS: -Excellent wage & benefits packages -Management support -Modern shop and equipment -Specialized training available Please email your resume to: Phone 250-832-8053, by fax 250-832-4545 or come by and see us in person. 1250 Trans Canada Hwy SW, Box 880 Salmon Arm BC V1E 4N9

Victim Services Program - Casual Position Salmon Arm/Sicamous Detachment Areas

The SAFE Society is looking for applicants to fill a casual position with the Police Based Victim Services Program located in Salmon Arm. The successful candidate will be expected to work a flexible work schedule covering holiday time, after - hour callouts and co-facilitate volunteer training programs. The hourly rate is between $20.32 per hour up to a maximum of $25.51 per hour dependent on training and experience. The candidate will provide support services, practical assistance, information and referrals to victims and witnesses of crime and trauma directly working with the police officers involved. The successful candidate must have the ability to work independently and as a team player establishing positive relationships with all community partners including Community Based Victim Services, Crown Counsel, integrated case assessment team and other government/community services. Qualifications: • Related post-secondary education and /or a combination of training, education and experience with Victim Services experience preferred. • Working Knowledge of computer programs and other office equipment. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Public speaking experience an asset. • Hold a valid BC Driver’s License and has access to a reliable vehicle. • Pass and maintain a RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance. Please send resume by September 15th, 2015 to the attention of Executive Director SAFE Society PO Box 1463 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 250 832 9516(fax) safesociety We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those shortlisted will be contacted.



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: Dave Wallensteen, Funeral Director

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


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Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted


Misc Services

Heavy Duty Machinery

Home & Yard

Barley Station Brew Pub

& Wicked Spoon Tap & Grill are hiring for the following positions: Bartenders, Servers, Food Runners & Line Cooks. If you have what it takes to excel in any of these positions then we want to hear from you. SIR and food Safe are a requirement. Please email or drop off resumes at either location CASUAL shifts in private home available for experiecned care worker. Tappen area. NS environment , $18/hr. Call Gwen (250)835-0145 Commercial Service Person needed for local trucking company, Must have some experience and be mechanically inclined. Must be physically fit and reliable with own transportation. Please fax resume to 250-546-0600 or by e-mail to: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MECHANIC required for Local Trucking Co. Must have experience and be proficient in all types of repairs for Truck and Trailers, must have own transportation and be physically fit. Wages are negotiable. Please fax resume to 250-546-0600 or by email to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Frontline Traffic Control requires Certified experienced TCP, require own transportation, wages DOE. Reliable people need only apply. 250309-3452 before 6pm or Fax resume: 250-838-0896

FT Store Clerk DeMille’s in Salmon Arm duties include cashier & stocking. Benefits. Fun place to work. Bring resume: 3710 TCHwy in Salmon Arm

General Laborers required at North Enderby Timber.Starting wage is $15.00 per hour along with a comprehensive benefits package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637 or email at

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED To distribute the Shuswap Market & Lakeshore News AREAS AVAILABLE SALMON ARM -Auto Rd & 20th St. SE -Aspen Grove Area -30 St/28 & 27 NE -SICAMOUS -Mara Lakeview MHP -Shuswap Ave. Call Valerie 250-832-2131

Server & Dishwasher New Bombay Grill requires an experienced Server & Dishwasher. Apply in person with resume at New Bombay Grill in the Shuswap Park Mall in Salmon Arm

Guest Experience Specialist

This is a permanent full-time position in the beautiful Columbia Valley. Requires: Minimum of 3 years work experience in tourism industry; Diploma and/or certificate in tourism management or equivalent would be ideal; Working experience with vacation property management software is ideal; Strong computer skills especially in Microsoft Office; Must be a motivated, independent, organized worker that is friendly and professional with guests; Must live in the Columbia Valley or willing to relocate. We offer competitive salary, 3 weeks paid vacation, a company-paid cell phone, an ‘Enjoy the Columbia Valley’ allowance, paid BC Health coverage & more!

•Renovation •Repair •Maintenance

•Fencing •Decks •Patios

250-253-4663 Gutter & roof debris cleaning. Starting at $125. Moss removal, spray, & PW. Shuswap Window Cleaning. 250-8332533



For full details visit:


Please submit your resume and cover letter to: careers@ before September 14, 2015

Medical/Dental MEDICAL Transcriptionists are in huge demand! Train with Canada’s top Medical Transcription school. Learn from home and work from home. Call today! 1-800-4661535 or


Financial Services


Merchandise for Sale Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD $175.00 per cord (1-778)489-4870

Garage Sales 2 FAM. sale. 631 17 St. SE Sat Sept. 12, 8:30-12. Hshld, tools, electronics, cd’s & tapes

AUTO FINANCING-Same Day Approval. Dream Catcher Auto Financing 1-800-910-6402 or 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 NEED A loan? Own property? Have bad credit? We can help! Call toll free 1-866-405-1228

MOVING Sale. 880 35th St. SE, Sept 12 & 13, 9-5, No Early Birds. Hshld, antiques, small furn, books, movies, clothing.

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 don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

A-CHEAP, LOWEST PRICES STEEL SHIPPING Dry Storage Containers Used 20’40’45’53’ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. 40’ containers as low as $2,200DMG. Huge freezers. Experienced wood carvers needed, full time. Ph Toll free 24 hours 1-866-528-7108 or 1778-298-3192 8am-5pm. Delivery BC and AB

Home Improvements FULL SERVICE Plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area. 1800-573-2928. HOME RENO’S & BUILDING Handy Brothers Contracting Terry (250)463-1859


SWAP MEET IN TAPPEN Classic Cars, Parts, Antiques & Collectibles Sat Sept 12, 8am-3pm $2 admission, Kids Free White Post Auto Museum Vendor Spots Available Contact (250)835-2224

Heavy Duty Machinery

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

Education/Trade Schools

Wanted:Will pay cash for construction equipment, backhoes, excavators, dozers, farm tractors w/loaders, skid steers, wheel loaders, screeners, low beds, any condition running or not. 250-260-0217.

Misc. for Sale ANTIQUE pool table, slate bottom, new leather pockets & cushions $1000., 3 point hitch fertilizer or grass spreader $400., new Kero-World kerosene heater, 1US gal. tank capacity (250)832-8479 Antiques & Collectables Sale Vernon Collectors Club 27th Annual Vernon Rec Centre 3310 - 37 Avenue Next to Curling Rink 120 + tables of collectables! Fri. Sept 18 2 - 8 PM, Sat Sept 19, 10 - 4 PM Admission $3.00 is good for BOTH days ENTRANCE at WEST SIDE OF building (backside) Table Rental 250-379-2587

Merchandise for Sale



Misc. for Sale

Garden & Lawn

Garden & Lawn

OFFICE desk, 30X60 with 18x48 credenza $75. Sewing machine with cabinet, Touch N Sew with attachments $75. (250)675-3693 WEBER ‘Q’ quality portable elec. BBQ, used twice, like new cost $265. asking $125, Old oak teacher’s swivel stool w/footrest, good cond. $50. 1940’s tin topped table w/drawer, good cond. $40. (250)832-0926


’s BARlMaSnALd S E F

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


Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

Financial Services

Financial Services

Farm Services

Farm Services

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CLEAR PLASTIC TARPS, approx. 40’x40’, $25.00/tarp, Days (250)835-4541 Evenings/Weekends (250)833-2118

Excavating & Drainage

Excavating & Drainage

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




Auditions - Mt. Ida Harmony

Just over 75 years ago, about 20 men got together in the rooftop gardens of a hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to “just sing for fun.� They enjoyed the experience so much that the Barbershop Harmony Society was formed, and it has now beome the world’s greatest hobby, as well as the world largest all male singing association, with members participating in Barbershop Harmony on every continent the world over! For over 75 years now, the Barbershop Harmony Society has made tremendous strides in their music learning techniques, so the ability to readily read music is not really necessary. All that is needed is the desire to sing together with a fun bunch of guys! Mount Ida Harmony is hoping to increase their numbers by holding “Auditions For Admission.� So men, if you are over 14 years, and if you like to “sing in the shower,� you’ll love singing together with Mount Ida Harmony on Thursday, September 17 at the Community Room at Askew’s Uptown Store! No obligations! No commitments! No strings attached! If you still have questions, please contact Ron Long 250-833-1972.

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools


• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

We Deliver

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


PET GROOMING With Michelle

Monday to Friday

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs

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

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

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Acreage for Sale

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower


SICAMOUS: 2 1/2 BDRM house. $800/mo. plus hydro. Avail. Sept 1, 2015. Pets ok. Plse. call 250-814-7032

Bach suite. Cable, wifi, heat & util incl. Own parking 2 entrances 250-517-0484

Can build to suit custom plans included 741 and 761 2 Avenue NE (250)804-3031

Business for Sale LAUNDROMAT business for sale. $95,000.(250)832-7300 Dwtn SA. Consider blding.


OfďŹ ce/Retail HIGH end office space for rent in Crosstown Center (the old Honda building). Offices start at $190 per month and sizes range from 150 sq ft to 3,300 sq ft. Call Bill for details (250)550-4221.

Storage INDOOR BOAT and RV storage 5 min from Salmon Arm. Safe, clean, affordable. 604615-5108 UPTOWN Storage recreational, marine & automotive storage (250)832-3156 leave msg.

Suites, Lower

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1 bed/1 bath, 5 appl, laundry, central air, 1100sq. ft. $850 incl utils Tyler (250)833-7853

Houses For Sale Beautifully designed & maintained lake view home in Salmon Arm’s desirable Bayview neighbourhood. This 2,678 sq. ft. home features 3 bdrm + den/office & 3 full bath. Brand new hwd flrs throughout the main living area. Living room has vaulted ceiling, natural gas f/p & is open to the formal dining area which has access to the wraparound, glass-railed deck. Lg kitchen offers lots of cabinetry & brand new tile backsplash. M/bdrm offers a full ensuite w/ soaker tub & walk-in closet. Home has central a/c, oversized hwt & central vacuum. Landscaping offers plenty of privacy, underground irrigation & a completely fenced backyard-ideal for pet owners. For more info contact Tom or Tracy (250)833-1857 DON’T OVERPAY! “Your smart housing solution� Canada’s largest provider of manufactured housing. Text or call (844-3342960). In stock 16’/20’/22’ Homes on sale now!

2 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath Basement Suite 2517 Forest Drive, Blind Bay Call Merry! $800/mo. Includes utilities 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath House 5 Appliances, 6 month lease, N/S, N/P Call Imai Road, Scotch Creek Charlotte! $800/mo. + utilities

Merry Anderson 250-833-2799

Auto Financing

BEAUTIFULLY reno’d 3bdrm. house in Raven, 2200sqft., 2bath, 2decks, storage, garage, extra parking, huge garden w/fruit trees, ground level, suitable for seniors, all appl., NS, pets neg., $1450/mo. incl. util., available Oct.1 ALSO bright reno’d 2+ bdrm. daylight suite avail this fall $1100/mo incl. util (250)832-0223 (250)833-5028 CHASE: 3bdrm, 1bath, F/S W/D, fenced, no pets, $850/mo. + $425 DD, incl. water, garbage (250)832-9193

Charlotte Hall 250-517-8329

Auto Financing



Dream Catcher

AUTO Financing


Homes for Rent

Utility Trailers


2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment Fridge, Stove, Washer & Dryer, N/S N/P Call Merry! 7010 Black Road, Salmon Arm $800/mo.

Rates Consistently better than banks

Bright, spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartment Close to town, family owned & operated. Includes Heat, F/S, DW, A/C, H/W NS, NP. Mature adult preferred. Available Oct. 1st $750 & 850/mo (250) 803-1694

2004 Okanagan Camper, 8’ 0�, legal to have on 3/4 ton truck still have 400lbs to spare. $8000 (250)836-4515


Lakeside Realty Ltd.

Serving the Columbia-Shuswap since 1976.

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


Homes for Rent


Apt/Condo for Rent

1928 Ford pick up, T-bucket 350-V8, auto, everything chromed, oak dash, headers, new tires, needs some work; $16,000 (250)832-0560

Homes for Rent

Best rate 5yr-2.69%OAC


Cars - Domestic

4X8 Single axle utility trailer. 2ft sides. Comes w/ aluminum loading ramps. A-1 condition. Must see. $700 (250)832-4652


Toll free 1-800-658-2345


2BDRM w/ own entry & patio, $900/mo,utils & heat incl. For quiet, mature adult, NS. (250)804-4338

For Sale By Owner Chase 2bdrms, renovated, new appliances. $45,000. 250679-4466 after 5pm.

Townhouses 3BDRM T/H, avail Oct. 20, NP, NS, NP, $950/mo + utils. Call (250)832-0033



Scrap Car Removal

Scrap Car Removal


Removal of all unwanted metals and vehicles. No vehicle or metal too big


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


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Scrappy’s Metal Recycling We take everything metal!

Wood Heat Services

Wire, Tin, Fridges, Stoves, Freezers… FREE DROP OFF!

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


We buy Auto Batteries. 1st Ave. S.W. & T.C.Hwy. • 250-833-6367


Fresh as Roses Angela’s Cleaning Service


Call Brad Reimer





Mufflers Brakes Shocks Complete Automotive Repairs

Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:00


AUTOMOTIVE Gre Cu at Cof p of fee !!!

No ent ntm ry o p i Ap cessa e N

We Deliver

Since 1978

HOURS: Mon. to Sat. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Helping the Environment! all used oil & filters are sent out for recycling

1291 TCH SW Salmon Arm • 250-832-1040

42nd Street SW Ben’s Fischer’s Towing Funeral Home


Pro -Tek Fence • Chain link • Ornamental • all welded COnstruCtiOn • Barrier Gates • spOrt COurts and nettinG • handrail

Residential, Commercial, Repairs

Trans Canada Highway

4130 - 1st Avenue SW

HYDRO EXCAVATING 24 Hour Service Rob Stunzi


cell: 250-253-2829

• Utility locating - Hydro/gas/water/fibre optics • Catch basins/sumps/drains • Line flushing (storm/sani/culverts) • Hot Water Boiler • Slot trenching • Street flushing/Lot washing ORCHARDS

Advertise in our Business Directory and receive both


Peterson ) ) Orchards

Laura’s Homemade Pies Pears, Apples Phone to Order or Drop In

Phone: Cell:

250 675-0025 778-220-2776

Norbert Lazarus • Email:



Quality installations since 1990 Call for your free estimate No jobs too small!

Mark Pennell owner

Your German Painter -M More than 35 as te Experience in Years al of Painting & W l kinds allpaper hanging

6231 hwy. 97a, enderby B.C phone: 250-351-0514 • email:

• ICBC Repairs • Glass Replacement • Painting • Sand Blasting • Private Insurance Repairs • Frame Straightening


• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

“Serving the North Okanagan and Shuswap”

It’s Our Duty to Your Car!



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

1st Ave. SW

~ Your Local Business Professionals ~

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



At Your Service

Profile of the week

& Plums

4 km North on 30th St. NE • 5690 35th St. NE Phone 832-4155 or 832-1347

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

250-832-3816 SEWING

Jayne’s Heavy Duty Sewing • Leather • Canvas • Webbing • Replace Velcro & Zippers • Wash & Repair Horse Blankets, Dog Beds & Work Clothes


Shop Local Hire Local


Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Salmon Arm Observer

Grant to help fund education The world is changing and parents want to make sure their children are ready to succeed. education and training after graduation can help unlock that success. Parents in salmon Arm, sorrento, sicamous, enderby and Armstrong can go to salmon Arm savings and Credit Union, enderby and District Financial, vantageone or valley First Credit Union to kick-start their savings for their children’s future.  To be eligible for the $1,200, children must be born in 2007 or later. Families have three years, or until the day before the child’s ninth birthday, to submit an application for the grant. No matching or additional contributions are required to access the $1,200. even a small amount of savings in a resP increases the likelihood that a child will continue their studies after high school. “Almost 80 per cent of tomorrow’s jobs will require some form of post-secondary education and training,” shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo said. “There is no easier way for families in the shuswap and North okanagan to give their children a helping hand toward a career-building education.” With the $1,200 grant and an investment of $50 a month, savings could grow to $12,000 (based on a 3.5 per cent annual growth rate). Growth of funds will depend on the amount invested and actual returns. The one-time grant of $1,200 per eligible child will be deposited into a registered education savings Plan (resP) upon approval of the application. For more information on the b.C. Training and education savings Grant, go to or call 1-888-276-3624.

Carriers Wanted

If you are interested in making some CASH, please call Valerie at the

Evan BuhlEr/observer

Great day for golf

Kentan Tarnow puts the ball through the model replica of the Great Wall of China on the third hole of the mini-golf course at Salmon Arm GoKarts & Mini-Golf.

250 832-2131

Visit the NEW

Enter To Win a Luxurious Hawaiian Holiday for Two* First Class Roundtrip Airfare aboard Hawaiian Airlines Five Nights at the world-famous Royal Hawaiian Hotel • Luxury Rental courtesy of Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Experience Hawaii like you live here…on-line. Choose an Island that’s right for you, find the resort of your dreams then explore all the activities, shopping and dining that await you in paradise! For more information and to register, visit *Must be 18 years of age to enter. No purchase necessary. Winner chosen by random draw. Odds determined by number of entries. Up to one entry per person per day. Travel valid from any Hawaiian Airlines gateway in North America. Driver must be 21 years, present a valid license, major credit card and is subject to all standard conditions & requirements at time of rental. Cannot be combined with other offers. Winner travel dates, times and package components subject to change & availability. Restrictions apply. Contest ends at Midnight October 31, 2015. Visit Hawaii.Com for complete rules and regulations.

Your complete source for island travel.

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Out on the Town

MUSIC • VISUAL ARTS • BAR SCENE • ENTERTAINMENT • PERFORMANCE ARTS Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use calendar online. See below. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9

Heritage Village at 751-Hwy 97B, or at the checkout at Askew’s Foods. No minors please.

SHUSWAP 222 CADETS – Royal Canadian Air Cadet

Squadron begins the new season at the Downtown Activity Centre, 451 Shuswap Street. Youth ages 12 to 18 can join any time. For more information, call 250833-0222 or email

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10 SHUSWAP SINGERS – All singers are welcome to join this

mixed choir for ages 16 and over. Weekly rehearsals resume at 6:45 p.m. at New Hope Community Church at 191 Second Ave. NE. Full details are available at www.

HANEY CONCERT – Haney Heritage Village & Museum

presents Belle Plaine and Blake Berglund in concert. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30. Tickets may be purchased at R.J. Haney Heritage Village, Askew’s Foods at the checkout or, to charge by phone, call 250-8325243.

DINE & DANCE – The Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre

hosts a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 15 TAI CHI – The local chapter of Fun Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi

hosts an open house and registration for beginners from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Elks Hall on 30th Street NE. For more information, send and email to salmonarm@taoist. org or call 250-832-9038 in the evenings.

A WORSHIP HOEDOWN – Broadview Church is hosting Tim

Neufeld and the Glory Boys on their Joy-Ride Tour at the Gathering Place. Doors open at 6:30 concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each or $30 for a family and can be

Thursday, Sept. 24. A divorcing couple (Rosamund Pike, David Tennant) take their children from London to Scotland to visit their ailing grandfather Gordie (Billy Connolly) for his 75th birthday. In order not to upset Gordie they have asked their children to keep the divorce a secret. The Shuswap Film Society hosts on Friday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 19 with door prizes awarded. CONCERT – Acoustic guitar player Don Alder performs

from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Wicked Spoon. The world-class fingerstyle guitarist has a collaboration with Greenfield guitars to produce a signature acoustic guitar.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 TERRY FOX RUN – The 35th annual Terry Fox Run will take

Small Animal, Poultry and Used Tack Sale


meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at Canoe Seniors Centre. For more information, call 250-8323479 of 250-832-2603.

Saturday, September 26th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call Toni or Heather to Register: 250-832-8424

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11 FALL FAIR – The Shuswap Lake

Agricultural Association hosts the Salmon Arm Fair this Friday to Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. For information, visit www.

Palmar perform their rich Cuban harmonies at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. Tickets are available at the Salmar Classic and Grand theatres.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 parade through downtown begins at 10:45 a.m. For information and a map of the route, visit

FAMILY FUN DAY – Five Corners Church is hosting a free event for the whole family from 1 to 4 p.m. Barbecue, popcorn, face painting, family games and a dunk tank at Five Corners Pentecostal Church - 3160 10th Ave SE. Call 250-832-3121 for more. JAMMERS – The first Jammers Dance

of the season takes place at the Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre at 7 p.m.


CUBAN QUINTET – Brisas del


place at Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm, with registration from 8:30 to 10 a.m., for a 10 a.m. start. Join in a morning of walking, running, cycling, leading a pet on a leash or pushing someone in a wheelchair along the 2, 4 or 10-kilometre route. No entry fee, no minimum pledge. Info: 250-8040376.

1771 10th Avenue SW, Salmon Arm


Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-5:30 pm • Sat. 9 am-5 pm • Sun. 10 am-4 pm

FILM SEASON – Shuswap Film Society’s fall season gets

underway at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre with A Walk in the Woods. Adapted from Bill Bryson’s bestselling novel, the movie stars Robert Redford and Nick Nolte as two friends who set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. The tranquility they are hoping to find turns out to be anything but as they encounter many challenges. MUSIC AT THE CLASSIC – Experience a performance of Last Night of the Proms from the Royal Albert Hall in London at the Salmar Classic Theatre. The three-hour performance begins at 11:30 a.m. and features tenor Jonas Kaufmann and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for youth.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 HANEY HARVEST –Harvest Celebration is back for its 18th

year at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum from 3 to 6 p.m., featuring a mix of mouth-watering local cuisines from some of the best restaurants, delis, wineries and breweries the Shuswap has to offer. For tickets, call 250-832-5243, or by visiting R.J. Haney

purchased at the church office Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at the door. For more information, call 250-832-6366.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 SHUSWAP QUESTERS – present an evening of possibilities

with Akashic record reader and access consciousness certified facilitator Jonathan Burkinshaw from 7 to 9 p.m. in the library at the Downtown Activity Centre. For more information, call 250-803-2480.

THURSDAY SEPT. 17 BARBERSHOP SINGERS – Auditions for admission will take

place for Mount Ida Harmony, a group of men and youth over 14 years of age who enjoy singing in vocal harmony. Auditions will take place at the Uptown Askew’s community room. Call Ron Long at 250-8331972 if you are interested.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 FILM FARE – Shuswap Film Society, in partnership with the

Salmar Association, presents What We Did on Our Holidays at 7:30 p.m. at the Salmar Classic until

PRO-D MATINEE – Linda Howarth Memorial Preschool is hosting a fundraising screening of the movie Home at the Salmar Classic Theatre, from noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $4 each. All children must be accompanied by an adult. WOMEN IN BUSINESS – in the meeting

room at Chances Casino at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is at noon. Register at www.shuswapwomeninbusiness prior to Thursday, Sept. 17 or email HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The Shuswap Branch of the

Okanangan Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. in the boardroom at the Mall at Piccadilly.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25 ROCK ON – Salmar Classic Theatre presents Totally Tom

Petty, a tribute to Phil Dunget, with Passionate Pat Benetar and guest. Tickets online at TotallyTomPetty., call 250-832-2263, or pick them up at the Salmar Classic or Grand theatres.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26 ROKTOBER FEST – Salmon Arm Daybreak Rotary annual

event features live music and dancing with Shoeswap, a reverse draw, beer, full bar and bratwurst available for purchase at 7:30 p.m. at the SASCU Rec Centre. Tickets at $25 are available at Bookingham Palace, Salmon Arm Observer, Re/Max office, Braby Motors, from Daybreak Rotarians or online at www. Tickets will not be available at the door.

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Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/ trade. Example: $45,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $535.71 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $45,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight, air tax ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA/movable property registry fees, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers may sell for less. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. 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By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $4,200/$4,000 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model and cash credit excludes Terrain SLE-1 AWD/Acadia SLE-1 AWD. ¥ Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer car that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year GMC SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $750 credit available on eligible GMC vehicles (except Canyon 2SA, Sierra Light Duty and Heavy Duty); $1,000 credit available on all GMC Sierras. 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Salmon Arm Observer, September 09, 2015  

September 09, 2015 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm Observer, September 09, 2015  

September 09, 2015 edition of the Salmon Arm Observer