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Waterparks planned for Shuswap Lake Bounce the Shu considers locations in Sicamous, Sunnybrae. Lachlan Labere eagle Valley News

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“I think there’s definitely enough people in the area that two parks can benefit from it.” During his Aug. 9 presentation in Sicamous, council expressed concern with the two proposed locations for the planned 70 metre by 70 metre inflatable, modular, obstacle-course-style waterpark (100 by 100 metres total with boundary) and its proximity to Sicamous Sands. Staff remarked the district would require a licence of occupation to make this work. Alternatively, it was suggested the waterpark could be placed at Beach Park.

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Since the Aug. 9 meeting, Bartley said he’s further studied the B.C. Land Act, as well as B.C.’s Adventure Tourism Policy, and is more confident with the placement of one of the proposed locations – adjacent to the north end of the beach by Sicamous Sands. “It’s a lot deeper water out there, and with that location there’s no problem with us applying for a title of occupation…,” said Bartley. “There’s nobody really in front of that so we won’t have to worry about anybody raising a stink about land rights.” Continued on A2


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Proposed locations for Bounce the Shu’s waterpark include three possibilities in Sicamous as well as Sunnybrae.

Sunnybrae considered for second park Continued from A1 Bartley notes upland owners’ rights end at the high water mark. There is also interest in the Beach Park location, though the waterpark would have a smaller footprint. It wouldn’t include the ages seven and under park that was part of the original proposal, but could be accompanied by stand-alone features. “I’ve been talking to Transportation Canada on that and I think that’s the route we want to go with,” said Bartley, adding it’s possible the current swim area boundary may be expanded.

“What we’re looking at… to fit in there would be a 42 metre by 37 metre park,” said Bartley, explaining the 100 metre by 100 metre was a boundary put in place for the other two locations so the park could be moved to ensure water depth. “So when we have an area where we’re

in front of the public beach, we achieve that right away. It’s very deep in there.” Bartley acknowledged he has a variety of options to look at when he meets again with Sicamous staff and council, but remains committed to making Sicamous’ waterpark Bounce the


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Bear sightings increasing Richard Rolke Black Press

After a relatively quiet summer, bears are making their presence known again. Conservation officers have started receiving calls about bears from residents in the North Okanagan-Shuswap. “We’re expecting it to be a busy fall,” said Tanner Beck, officer. Reports have come from Blind Bay, Silver Star and Vernon’s Bella Vista neighbourhood. Beck isn’t surprised that bears are being spotted more as the evening temperature cools off. “They need to survive through winter hibernation so they need to build up fat. They are completely food driven right now,” said Beck. And the animals are not selective when it comes to what they eat. Residents are urged


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remain calm and keep away from the animal. If a potential conflict occurs, residents can call the Report All Poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-9527277.

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The need for speed is devastating our local wildlife. Since Aug. 16, wildlife expert Pete Wise has removed six dead deer — does and fawns — after they were killed by vehicles on Vernon roads. Such incidents can seriously impact the long-term viability of the species as fawns — the next generation — don’t have the ability to grow up and reproduce. There is also the more sentimental loss as the death was completely unnecessary. Obviously people have busy schedules, trying to balance work and home, and that occasionally means trying to make up for lost time by putting the pedal to the metal. However, the few minutes you may save by speeding not only puts wildlife at risk, but also yourself and your passengers. According to ICBC, there were 11,000 crashes involving an animal (wildlife and domestic) in B.C. in 2015, with 670 involving injuries for those in the vehicles, and there were two fatalities. Now two deaths may not seem like a lot, but for the families of those motorists, life will never be the same again. On top of this, those 11,000 accidents in 2015 led to insurance claims with ICBC, which impacts premiums for everyone who owns a car. The problem spots in Vernon are Bella Vista, Okanagan Landing and Tronson roads, but wildlife/vehicle conflicts exist throughout the North Okanagan. In the end, Wise has some simple advice for motorists passing through areas where deer are known to dominate — “Slow down and pay attention to what’s going on.” -Vernon Morning Star

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In the end though, I was like a lot of other people who ended up going into the house and watching it live on one of the American TV stations. It didn’t take very long for some absolutely amazing images (especially those from NASA) to also start showing up on the Internet. Maybe, if all goes well, we will be able to get a better view during the next total eclipse which will happen on April 8, 2024. Although, from what I understand, one would have to travel to the East Coast of Canada to get the Full Monty. Maybe I could combine it with some Atlantic salmon fishing. I have always been partial to warm, lazy, sunny summer afternoons, and I don’t know how many times I have stood fishing along the banks of a river or stream, on a cool crisp autumn morning, and just revelled in the feeling of the sun on my face. As far as I am concerned, the sun, as well as the moon, are integral elements to having a good day out on the water.

I am also a firm believer in something called the Solunar Tables. The basis for the Solunar Tables comes from the concept that the sun and moon affect the tides and tidal fishing, and that the rise and fall of the tides are caused by the force or pull exerted by the moon. Credit for the whole Solunar Tables theory goes to one John Alden Knight, author of The Modern Angler: Including the Solunar Theory, 1936. The word ‘solunar’ being derived from sol (sun) and lunar (moon). Initially, Knight compared 33 factors which seemed to influence the behaviour of fish and caused them to become more active. Of those, he further examined three: sunrise and sunset, phase of the moon and the tides. From those, he developed the Solunar Tables. To substantiate his theory, Knight systematically compared the timing of 200 record catches and found that more than 90 percent were made during a new moon (even when one was not visible). This is the time when the influence of solunar periods is strongest. Because of the interaction of many solar and lunar cycles, no two days, months or years are ever the same. June has a greater combined

solunar influence than any other month. During a full moon, the sun and moon are nearly opposite each other and throughout the course of the day either one is nearly always on the horizon. Whereas, during a new moon, both celestial bodies are in near-perfect alignment, traveling through the sky together with their forces and influences combined. A fair number of scientists concur that the many creatures which inhabit this planet, including fish in both tidal and non-tidal waters, are affected by the sun and moon at specific times of the day. The Solunar Tables were developed according to this relationship. If only the long range weather forecasters were anywhere near as accurate as Knight’s Solunar Tables I would be able to plan all my fishing trips well in advance. I could even plan ahead to April 8, 2024. In the meantime, I am content to cast my line to fish wherever and whenever I get the chance. However, if the sun and moon and stars do happen to align just right, who knows, I may very well get to watch the next total eclipse while casting my line to some bright, shiny, silvery salmon – with a distinct eastern accent.

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A peaceful Nazi is still a Nazi IN PLAIN VIEW Lachlan Labere What is a peaceful Nazi? Is it some new-aged, enlightened individual whose beliefs somehow deviate from those of traditional Nazism, an ideology founded in a violent, fascist movement that espoused racial superiority and antisemitism? Is it one who prefers runners to jackboots, loose-fitting khakis and white polo shirts to crisp, grey Hugo Boss uniforms,and marching as a random mob over goose-stepping in military precision? Some involved with the recent Unite the

Right rally that took place in Charlottesville, VA, to protest the removal of a statue, have claimed the event was intended to be peaceful. Even though some were seen brandishing weapons or flags with swastikas, and chanted, “Jews will not replace us,” rally participants were somehow not entirely responsible for the violence that broke out against counter-protesters or the death and injuries that occurred in the process. It should be noted not everyone who took part in the rally

was a peaceful Nazi. Some were peaceful members of white nationalist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan, as well as various militias. Some at the rally, such as torch-wielding Ted Von Nukem, were simply enthusiastic historians wanting to preserve their heritage. Formerly Teddy Landrum, Von Nukem said the rally was not about race, but about saving “our history.” This would refer to the statue of Robert E. Lee that Charlottesville city council planned to remove. Apparently, the city no longer felt it proper to continue honouring a man who was willing to see thousands of his own countrymen die in order to preserve his

right to keep people as property. But I digress. This column isn’t about those who marched to preserve their non-specific, often mixed but supposedly predominant Anglo Saxon heritage. Well, maybe it is, the peaceful ones anyway. Perhaps my view of Nazis is both naive and dated. You see, as a kid, I developed the perception that Nazis equated to “bad guys.” They were the grey plastic soldiers who were always causing trouble for the green. In the movies, they were the ones who, when not smoking cigarettes between their index and middle fingers (despite the anti-tobacco stance of the Third Reich), kept

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South Shuswap Bocce courts ready to roll Cedar Heights Community Association officially opened its two new bocce courts on Aug.11. Bocce provides residents and visitors to Blind Bay an opportunity to participate in an outdoor sports activity suitable for people of all ages, including those with limited mobility. This project was partially financed by a grant from the federal New Horizons for Seniors Program, with the balance from the association. Jean-Luc Desgroseilliers, the CHCA presi-

dent, thanked the outdoor program directors and the volunteers who contributed more than 250 hours of their time on this project. Federal MP Mel Arnold attended the launch ceremony, along with Paul Demenok, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area C director. Both men took part in the ceremonial bocce game following the ribbon cutting, and attended the Italian dinner for board members and volunteers. The bocce courts, along with the par 3 golf course and

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Cedar Heights Community Association outdoor sports director Dave Johnson, CSRD director Paul Demenok, CHCA president Jean-Luc Desgroseilliers, MP Mel Arnold and Bryan Lowes help open the new bocce ball courts. the pickleball courts at Cedar Heights, contribute to the Cedar Heights Community Association’s mission

of creating recreational and social programs that promote an active lifestyle in the community.

Thieves target Sorrento area Chase RCMP are stepping up patrols in the Sorrento area in response to recent thefts. On Thursday, Aug. 10, police received a report of an overnight theft from a locked toolbox in the back

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entry through a locked door and searched the garage and a vehicle. Loose change and a duffel bag containing tools was stolen. The next day, police received a report of a break and enter at a

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concerts take place on the waterfront at Centennial Road and Blind Bay Road, Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. to Aug. 31. Last day to receive Salmon Arm Fair entries and fees, but not exhibits at the Memorial Arena behind Centenoka Park Mall is Saturday, Aug. 26. The arena will be open Aug. 24 to 25 from 1 to 7 p.m., and Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted. Gift of Flight Raffle, Arts Council for the South Shuswap fundraiser. Winner and guest will receive

complimentary flight tickets to anywhere in the world WestJet flies. Some blackout dates apply. Tickets $50 each, only 200 printed. All proceeds go the non-profit arts council. For tickets, call 250-515-3276. The 120th Salmon Arm Fair runs from Sept. 8 to 10 at the fairgrounds, with a wide variety of exhibits, demonstrations, food court, children’s activities and a midway. The West, East and Blackburn gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 5

p.m. Sunday. Arena Gate will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Scotiabank and BC SPCA’s Walk for the Shuswap Animals is the biggest fundraising event of the year for Shuswap Branch, registration takes place Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the ball diamond at Blackburn Park. After the parade, walk participants will return to Blackburn Park where prizes will be awarded to those collecting the most in donations.

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Parents reject call for early trustee election A group of parents in the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District is not supporting calls for a byelection to replace the school board before the regularly scheduled municipal election in November 2018. The District Parents Advisory Council for School District #83 has repeatedly stated opposition to an early election of a new school board, instead calling for the continuation of the appointed official trustee until the next local government election.

But members of the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) are raising questions about the length of time an official trustee is appointed, citing concerns it erodes the democratic process. They are advocating for an election to be called this fall. The request is detailed in a letter sent by BCSTA president Gordon Swan to Education Minister Rob Fleming earlier this month. “On behalf of the BCSTA, and our membership, we call on you to set a date for by-elections in

the North Okanagan-Shuswap district so that we may see parity across the province… We firmly believe that communities are best served by democratically elected, local boards of education, and request that you act on this imbalance as soon as possible.” The School District #83 board was dismissed in June 2016 and replaced with Official Trustee Mike McKay. Not long afterwards, the Vancouver School board was also dismissed and replaced with an official trust-

ee. There was a recent move made to re-elect an new school board in Vancouver, which would run with an already scheduled by-election in that city — thus saving approximately $150,000 in election costs. The North Okanagan-Shuswap region does not have another by-election planned, so running an entirely new election for a school board would cost taxpayers a similar amount. If the election was run at the usual time in 2018, the costs would be part of the already scheduled, and budgeted, process.

Kari Wilkinson, President of the District Parents Advisory Council, says the new education minister has asked them about the possibility of holding a by-election, but the DPAC remains against it. Wilkinson says the DPCA supports the principle of a democratically elected board of education but is firm in their support of continuing with the appointed trustee until the next regular election cycle. “With all due respect, it was a democratically elected board (who had attended the

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several key initiatives that will help build and establish a healthy, positive learning and working environment for all stakeholders.” The DPAC is also says an election should not take place until the school district addresses recommendations in a special advisor’s report dealing with board composition, size and geographic representation. “We can’t afford to go down this road again,” writes Wilkinson. Telling the whole story


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Gemini, you excel at thinking through decisions before making them. This careful approach tends to work in your favor, but some decisions can be made more quickly than others.


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You are at a turning point in your life and now may be a good time to make a few key changes, Leo. They may involve making new friends or exploring a new career.


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Scorpio, some time relaxing seems like the ideal scenario right now. But you’re not prone to sitting still too long. Look for activities that keep you engaged.


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Vibes alive in the Shuswap SHUSWAP PASSION Jim Cooperman Thanks to so many dedicated people, the 25th Roots and Blues Festival was a big success. Shooting footage for my annual festival video review kept me busy visiting many stages and interviewing attendees, artists, vendors and volunteers. My filming primarily focuses on my favourite music genres, and there was no shortage of great bands and artists this year. The diversity of music was in sync with the diversity of the festival attendees who were of all ages and from all corners of the globe, as our festival has now become one of the best in Canada. There were many highlights for me this year. One of my favourites was Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads, who played reggae-themed Talking Heads tunes. Mystic stayed in the Shuswap eight years ago when he played at the Squilax Music Festival and he loves our region. His band, which includes two fantastic back-up singers and a dynamite keyboardist, gives a very dynamic performance with Mystic moving around the stage like a gymnast. The roots of the Festival stretch back to 1976, when Jake Jacobson and I helped form

the Shuswap Coffee House Society, which sponsored events featuring both local artists and groups from across Canada and other countries. Venues for these concerts and dances included the former log youth centre, local halls, Shuswap Theatre and school gyms. Some of the artists that played here during those early years included, Sukay, Pied Pear, Ferron, Barde, and Stringband. In the late 1970s, Linda Tanaka joined the team to help promote Coffee House events. During Salmon Arm’s 75th Anniversary event in 1980 at the Fall Fairgrounds, we held what was likely the Shuswap’s first music festival. When a piano was needed for concerts, we raised the funds to purchase the one that remained in use at Shuswap Theatre for many years. By 1983, the Coffee House ran out of steam and the stage was dark for a few years until Linda began sponsoring events. The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society was formed and touring musicians began to play here again. The first Roots and Blues Festival was held at the Gleneden Hall in 1992, with Salmon Arm’s own Richard Underhill and his rock-



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Rebecca Habiak lights up the night with her glow-in-the-dark hula hoop at the Roots & Blues festival on Friday, Aug. 18. ing Shuffle Demons headlining the event. In following years, the festival moved up to the community centre and the audience grew in size as high profile performers began to participate, like Maria Muldar, Toots and the Maytals and the Downchild Blues Band. With the increasing success, a consultant was hired who recommended creating an outdoor, summer event. As the festival grew in size and scope, the Folk Music Society decided to abandon holding concerts during the year. Fortunately, given the number of talented musicians living in the Shuswap, other groups stepped up to sponsor shows. Coffee houses have once again become a fixture in the region, with monthly shows in Celista, Sunnybrae, Salmon Arm,

Carlin, Silver Creek and elsewhere. One reason for the Festival’s rave success is that it has a vast talent pool of local musicians and technicians to manage the stages as volunteer staff. As well, the festival has benefited from superb leadership beginning with Linda Tanaka, who focused on diversity and world music, followed by Hugo Rampen who brought in more youth-oriented rock bands, and now Peter North, who is reviving the roots music tradition with great blues and folk acts along with tribute bands. Thanks in part to the ever more successful Roots and Blues Festival, the Shuswap has become a music infused region. Additionally, it is the stunningly beautiful Shuswap’s creative atmosphere and alterna-

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Sicamous has a shot at the Kraft/Heinz Project Play grand prize of $250,000 for recreational upgrades at Finlayson Park. The district’s Project Play entry is now one of 1,195 vying for the top prize, which would go towards further enhancing Finlayson Park as a multi-use, multi-generational outdoor recreation facility. On Sept. 4, the nominations will be reduced to four, and then it will be up to the public to vote for the winner.

“It’s kind of like Hockeyville, and we’ve applied to that contest and we’re hoping to get the word out to people to go on Facebook and that sort of thing to convince the judges we should be selected as one of the top four,” said Sicamous recreation programmer Jamie Sherlock. Envisioned for Finlayson is the addition of an outdoor road hockey rink, a basketball court and two tennis courts, which could double as four pickleball courts, “The project would benefit us in so many

ways,” writes Sherlock in Sicamous’ application. “Finlayson Park is centrally located in the centre of town, next to our elementary school. This location is ideal for the community as a majority of the school kids live in this area, making it a safe location for them to walk or bike to…It is in a close, flat area for seniors to access to play pickleball, making it an all-inclusive facility.” Comments can be left on Sicamous’ nomination page Voting is set to begin on Sept. 8.

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FRIENDS & NEIGHBOURS Leah Blain “I’m a borderline hoarder, but I’m organized. I like anything that’s old. I’m a nostalgic person,” says Vern Bisson. Surrounded by an impressive toy car and vintage collection, ranging from coke machines to a 1958 gas pump, the walls in Bisson’s business, Vern Custom Auto Ltd., are lined with toy cars, most of them still in their packages. Others of varying sizes are displayed in glass cases. “I know every single car I’ve got – it’s ridiculous. I’ve bought these over the last 20 years.” His parents, Ross and Gaille, didn’t have to guess what Vern would do when he grew up. ‘Car’ was his first word and cars have been his consuming hobby ever since he can remember. By the time he was four he was playing mechanic with his car up on blocks and he was underneath with a wrench. Some years later, Bisson was shoveling and mowing lawns to make

some money for his first purchase. “I bought my first car when I was 12. I went with dad to Ben’s towing and I paid $50 for it . There were frogs in the pond in the back and weeds growing in the front. I got it to a state when I was 16 I insured it and drove it to school on my last day of Grade 10.” His work was impressive enough that he started getting jobs. “Dad gave me a 20- by 20-foot garage and said, ‘Here ya go, buddy.’” Within a few years he had outgrown that space and the neighbours were tired of the noise and paint fumes. “I rented a shop a few blocks from here, ran it for 10 years and then I built this place.” There is more to the shop in the industrial park than meets the eye. The bay gives a little hint as there is a plastic skeleton hanging out the window of a rumble seat coup ’32 Chevy. Vern, along with his wife, Brenda, and their daughter,

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If Canada had a minister of fun, Ricki Valentine would certainly be a contender. Five Alarm Funk’s chief cowbell ringer is enthusiastically in charge of the band’s menagerie of stuffed animals and other props. “We have lots of different props,” he says, pulling a small, red squeeze box out of his bag of tricks. This was the Funk’s fourth appearance at Roots & Blues and Valentine says the band has built such a strong musical foundation over the past 14 years it is now adding fun props to enhance the visual tone of the shows. “We want to make it the best visual experience too,” he says with a wide grin. “This is the most fun we’ve had. We live in a fantasy world, a perfect storm of creativity.” And visual it is. Valentine, who makes many of his own props, has recently fashioned a lighted hat that, like a neon billboard, flashes “Five Alarm Funk,” and “Never quit on

your dreams.” Thrilled to be allowed to let his creativity run wild, he is currently working on a similar “sign board” to wear on his chest. “We’re working hard to engage people,” he says, of the band’s often uproarious antics that never overshadow the considerable musical talent. If Sunday night’s loudly appreciative audience at the Roots and Barn Stage is any indication, Five Alarm Funk is a master of engagement. The Vancouver-based band has released six acclaimed albums, the most recent being Sweat, which gets right to the roots of what Five Alarm Funk is all about: epic, intense arrangements, heavy groove and a ton of fun. Helping Valentine deliver the band’s highly entertaining mix of Gypsy-rock, Afro-funk, Latin, ska and punk are lead vocalist and drummer Tayo Branston, guitarists Gabe Boothroyd and Oliver Gibson, bass player Jason Smith, Tom Towers on congas, Eli Bennett on saxophone and Kent

Wallace on trumpet. Six of the current band members have been with the Funk for more than a decade and five have been onboard since the beginning. There have been a few “significant challenges and changes” in the lineup over the years, says Valentine, noting the result has been a new maturity in how the band operates. “Right now, we’re tight and we know how to communicate well,” he says of the group that has become a cohesive family, that creates new music in a collaborative process. Impressed by older strumming students in high school, Valentine acquired his first guitar in Grade 8 and has since picked up saxophone and ukulele. While his stage act, outfits and Facebook posts may sometimes be outrageous, the underlying message is one of compassion and kindness. “It’s always about best friends and making dreams come true,” he says. “It’s always genuine, with support for diversity and equality for everyone.”

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Riders enjoy sights, sounds, scents of nature shuswap CYCLING George Zorn “I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days.” - A cyclist Welcome to the beautiful and diverse rural landscapes of the Shuswap - North Okanagan! Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature as you explore more than 1,500 kilometres of quiet, paved back roads on your bicycle. The Shuswap is a cycling paradise. It’s yours to discover and enjoy for a day, for a week or for a lifetime. The Shuswap’s paved back roads offer enjoyable cycling experiences for all ages and abilities. Most routes are ready to ride by midApril if you dress for it. The traffic volume on some back roads may increase during July and August. Along your bike route stop at a local winery, check out a farmers’ market or linger at one of the local cafés. Enjoy a refreshing swim in Shuswap Lake, Eagle River, Adams River or

Shuswap River. Bring your camera and binoculars. “With so many cycling possibilities, where is a good place for me to cycle?” you might ask. Since 2009, Shuswap Tourism has published a Shuswap-North Okanagan Cycle Touring map-guide available free at local visitor centres. Thirty-five local cycling routes are listed in a routes table. Routes are cross-referenced to a 1:145,000 scale map and rated easy, moderate or challenging. Parking locations are identified. Most parking locations are less than a 30- to 40-minute drive from Salmon Arm. Some routes start and end in Salmon Arm. Also featured are eight Signature Cycling Routes. Shuswap Tourism is currently developing web-based planning tools to help you to choose a route that suits you for your first or your next Shuswap cycling adventure. Next week’s article will focus on some cycling routes for parents

with bike trailers to carry their pre-school children and route ideas for families with elementary and middle school cyclists. A third article will offer cycle route suggestions for active seniors, visitors and newcomers to the Shuswap. Join in the fun of Salmon Arm’s “Bike for Your Life” Community Bike Ride on Saturday, Sept. 16 from Blackburn Park. Choose your distance:

10k, 35k, 75k or 100k. It’s not a race. Registration and information at: Adults: $30, families: $50, children under 18 years: $5. Aid stations, well-marked routes, barbecue lunch, live local entertainment, draw prizes. Proceeds to the Second Harvest Food Bank and Shuswap Trail Alliance ($22,000 since 2012). Happy Shuswap cycling!

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There was a hush over the grounds in front of the Roots and Blues Festival main stage Sunday night as the words of the late Leonard Cohen were given new life and delivered to an appreciative audience. Hosted by Tower of Song’s Glenna Garramone and Oliver Swain, “Celebrating Leonard Cohen,” was a touching and meaningful tribute to one of Canada’s most iconic artists. The special Roots and Blues tribute was an attempt “to capture and balance the sorrow and high hopes of Cohen’s work,” said artistic director Peter North, who notes a number of artists jumped at the chance to be involved in this one-off special project. Tribute participants included Irish Mythen, Livingston Taylor, Jeffrey Foucault, Dana Wylie and Dan Shinnan from the Mad Dogs Experience, Canadian poet John Lent and the Roots and Blues House Band. This year’s house band was comprised

of Winnipeg blues guitarist and singer Brent Parkin, Vancouver drummer Chris “The Wrist” Nordquist, Calgary keyboard wizard Garth Kennedy, former K.D. Lang and Colin James bassist Dennis Marcenko and Edmonton Folk Music House Band saxophonist David Babcock On a mild evening under a sky hung with stars, a large and attentive audience heard the house band perform a gorgeous and moving instrumental version of Cohen’s much-loved Hallelujah. Nobody put words to what is probably Cohen’s most-covered works, but Dana Wylie offered her angst-filled tribute song Hallelujah Leonard Cohen Hallelujah. Cohen’s thought-provoking Everybody Knows was performed by Wisconsin blues/ country singer Jeffrey Foucault. When asked to participate, American tunesmith Livingston Taylor responded quickly at the opportunity to participate in a very unique fashion, says North. “The brother of

James Taylor took the opportunity to tell the Roots and Blues audience of the importance of Cohen’s songwriting, along with that of Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Ian Tyson, on American artists, while including snippets of tunes from what he describes as “Cohen’s

personal jukebox.” Canadian poet John Lent recited one of Cohen’s thought-provoking pieces, God Is Alive, Magic Is Afoot, a passage from his novel Beautiful Losers, the words enhanced by the quiet dark of night. The dark words were banished when Irish Mythen next lent her

powerful voice to the familiar Suzanne and Dance Me To The End of Love and Boogie Patrol’s Dan Shinnan kept the vibe alive with Bird On A Wire. “Celebrating Leonard Cohen” was a fitting tribute to one of Canada’s great artists, given generously by talented artists.

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play and will enjoy a fun day of golf, dinner and an evening of silent and live auctions at Shuswap Lake Estates Golf & Country Club. “We very much appreciate past support of the 2015 and 2016 Charity Opens where monies raised went towards upgrades at Shuswap Lake General Hospital,” says Rob

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Chase music fans are treated to the Canadian country-folk sounds of Madison Olds and Abby Wale, aka Bees and the Bare Bones, during the Aug. 22 Music on the Lake concert at Chase Memorial Beach. The summer concert series concludes on Tuesday, Aug. 29 with the Mike Hilliard Band.

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On Aug. 19, just before 10:30 p.m., a fight broke out in the parking lot of the curling rink in Chase. By the time police arrived, only one man could be found and he was unwilling to speak with officers.

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On Aug. 20, at 9:15 p.m., Chase RCMP received a report of unauthorized people on the roof of a store located on Shuswap Avenue in Chase. Officers arrived at the location to find the people had left the area. It’s believed the subjects climbed on top of a parked van to access the roof.

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On Aug. 21, at 4:45 p.m., Chase RCMP received a report of a

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Anything Is Possible Fire fundraiser On Thursday, Aug. 10, the Turtle Valley Band played a fundraiser for Fire Relief at Herald Park. Campers of all ages enjoyed music chosen from 60 years of rock, and some country too. The band raised $700 which was donated to the Salvation Army, earmarked specifically for fire relief in BC. Smoky conditions did not deter the crowd, who danced the ‘Locomotion’ all around the park.

Credit union ready to volunteer Just ask,” says an Interior Savings press release. Interested organizations are asked to email by Sept. 8, and include details on what the project is and how many volunteers are needed. Though Interior Savings may not be able to accommodate all the requests received, all organizations will be informed by Sept. 22. Last year, the Chase

team helped spruce up the local museum by cleaning the basement and cabin and also doing a little fall yard work. “It is such an honour to volunteer as a team to support those who give their time, talents and heart to make our community strong and inclusive,” said local branch manager Kerri Koskimaki. “Whether it’s easing the burden on existing volunteers or getting one of those

long overdue maintenance projects off the list, we’re here to help.” Previously, the Chase team paired up with the leadership class at Chase Secondary to hand deliver phone books throughout the community. “As a locally based cooperative, our success is tied to the success of our communities,” said Kathy Conway, Interior Savings CEO. “Day of Difference is our way of saying thanks to

What’s On in Chase The Chase Heat need billets. If you live in Chase, have a spare bedroom and love hockey, you could become a billet family. The Chase Heat is looking for homes for players. You’ll get a monthly cheque to cover their food and a season’s pass, but the memories and bond you’ll make with the players will last a lifetime. For more information, call Lana at 250-574-3681. Music on the Lake, summer concert series, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. until Aug. 29 at Chase Memorial Beach. For upcoming performers, visit music-on-the-lake/. Divas, Bonnie Kilroe’s one woman

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Taking wider view of terrorism GLOBAL VIEWS Gwynne Dyer London in March: five dead. Stockholm in April: another five dead. Manchester in May: 22 dead. London again in June, this time on London Bridge: eight dead. Barcelona in August: 14 dead. Five mass-casualty terrorist attacks in Europe in six months, and all but one (Manchester) carried out using rental trucks. Is it safe to go to Europe any more? No, of course not. It isn’t safe to live anywhere. You can get killed by a vehicle driven by a non-terrorist, or by falling down the stairs, or even by drowning in the bath. Indeed, you are far likelier to die from any of those causes than from terrorist attacks no matter where you live in the world. But in those other cases your death will not be “news.” The only part of the world where Islamist terrorism really is a serious threat to people’s lives is the greater Middle East (including Pakistan). There is a kind of civil war between modernizers and cultural conservatives going on in many Muslim-majority countries, and the terrorist threat to ordinary citizens’ lives is 10 or 20 times higher than it is in the West. But even there it is far smaller than it looks. What makes the “terrorist threat” look big in the West is the natural human tendency to be fascinated by violence. The mass media know their audience, and they cannot resist catering to this appetite: that’s why thousands of fictional characters die violently on television and in movies every week.

Violence in real life is even more interesting – especially if there is some possibility, however remote, that it might affect the viewer. So the media reflexively, instinctively inflate the threat, and to people who don’t understand statistics (i.e. almost everybody), terrorism starts to look like a very big deal. There is no way to avoid this without imposing official controls on media coverage, and it’s not worth paying that price, so we’ll just have to live with the media’s hype. We will also have to live with the terrorism itself, even though it’s generally considered to be political suicide to say this in public. That’s why Donald Trump thought he could discredit London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, after the London Bridge attack by tweeting “At least seven dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be

alarmed!’” Trump was deliberately distorting the mayor’s message: Sadiq Khan had actually told Londoners not to be alarmed by “an increased police presence.” But Khan wouldn’t have been wrong if he had told them not get their knickers in a twist because of the occasional terrorist attack. Like most Londoners, he really knows that the attacks will continue for quite a while, and that they are not going to do a lot of damage. After all, it’s obvious that we’re not going to run out of Islamist extremists any time soon, and that the security services cannot prevent wannabe terrorists from getting their hands on trucks or vans (or knives). So there will probably be lots more low-tech terrorist attacks over the next decade. Don’t panic. The entire European Union has lost just 62 killed in terrorist attacks so far this year, which is about one person in every eight million. The loss ratio is even lower in the United States: 11 killed in four

terrorist attacks so far this year. Four times as many Americans are killed every day in ordinary murders. So the right response to low-tech terrorism in every Western country is to keep calm and carry on, even knowing that the attacks will probably continue until the present generation of jihadis ages out. (Generational turn-over is what really ends most ideological fashions.) In the meantime, the priority is not to turn against Muslim communities in the West – because it’s wrong to blame millions of people for the actions of a few hundred gullible, attention-seeking young men, but also because that’s exactly what the Islamic State propagandists want people in the West to do. Ten or 15 years ago, Islamist attacks on Western countries had a specific strategic goal: to lure the West into invading Muslim countries, thereby radicalizing the local populations and driving them into the arms of the Islamist revolutionaries. The ultimate goal of those revolutionaries

was to gain power in their own countries, not to “bring the West to its knees” or some such drivel. That game is pretty much played out now: the Islamists cannot hope to sucker the West into doing any more large-scale invasions. So why carry on encouraging terrorist attacks in the West? Because it’s dirt cheap, it promotes the brand, and it might, if they get lucky, cause huge internal conflicts in Western countries with large Muslim populations. So far, to the immense credit of both the majority communities and the Muslim minorities themselves, this has not come to pass. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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As Brent Chudiak glances around at the photos at the Montebello Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village, he says he can’t pick out his favourite. “I love them all. I’ve been doing photography for almost 50 years and teaching it for 26 and I think these are the best 18 pictures I’ve ever taken. There’s something magical with these people.” The people he is referring to are the ‘knowledge keepers’ from local Shuswap bands and the Métis Association. Chudiak’s students came up with the idea as they discussed the call to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. “We made connections with the bands and invited the knowledge keepers to an afternoon tea at Sullivan Campus. We presented them with the idea. At

first they were asking, ‘Why do I have to go to the school?’ But we’re creating that bridge, making them feel comfortable and welcome in our schools. That’s the real purpose of the project, to make them feel welcome.” The photo shoots were done over the next few weeks. It was a group effort explains Chudiak because lighting is the important factor and the students helped set everything up.

“I used Yousuf Karsh’s technique. He’s my idol. He’s probably the most famous portrait photographer in the world. He photographed Fidel Castro, Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill… His lighting techniques are very strong and I wanted to use a technique that showed every pore, mole and blemish – it’s them. We’re not hiding anything.” The results are stunning as their personalities seem to take com-

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Ethel Thomas, a knowledge keeper of the Splatsin Band, shares her pearls of wisdom: “Words are like toothpaste – once it’s out, you can’t put it back. Speak from the heart not the head. Be careful what you say because words can hurt.” “Share your knowledge with not only those who know you, but also those who need it,” says Gerry Thomas of the Neskonlith Band. “Sharing what you know will help our culture continue. Don’t be afraid to put your hand out to help others.” The collection will continue to hang in the gallery at the Montebello Museum until Sept. 15 Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Newest GMO – Part 2 FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Warren Gage Last week I attempted to explain the importance of a newly discovered part of genetics called non-coding small RNA. If you missed last week’s article just do an internet search and you will see that it is a genetic material found in our food that controls how our cells function and express health. Safe to say they are super-important and we are just starting to understand all of their functions. Now, back to the GMO companies Monsanto and Dow. In their efforts to change and control the

globe’s food source, they have received approval in the USA for corn with RNA-interference technology (RNAi). These biotech giants will be producing RNAi corn by the end of the decade because they have designed these plants to be able to kill a bug that damages corn crops called the corn rootworm. As their media releases will promote, the corn rootworm is called the “billion dollar bug” because of the large amount of corn it damages every year. As with all other GMO seeds, they have

also programmed this corn to resist the toxic pesticides Roundup and Libertylink that they currently dump all over so many crops. Sounds like a genius idea; reduced loss of crops due to pests... As usual, messing with nature always has unintended consequences and this RNAi technology has the potential to be one of the worst disasters yet. In fact there are numerous studies that show RNAi technology is very dangerous to health. A leading RNAi drug company called Alnylam Pharmaceuticals last year lost 94% of it’s stock value when it was trying to make a drug that turned off disease-causing genes. An unintended

consequence was that their drug also turned off genes that are essential for life, leading to a number of deaths in the people taking part in the study. The study was immediately cancelled and the company is worthless. Not only are pharmaceutical companies trying to use RNAi technology experiencing the inconvenience of patient deaths, even Monsanto’s own research found similar dangers with this technology. The problem is that RNAi’s are all very closely related in their function and structure to mammal (and human) RNA. In other words, RNAi’s can mimic essential RNA functions in the body and have devastating effects. The

RNAi that is designed to kill that pesky worm is an identical match to nearly 100 essential RNA controllers in the body. Controllers that regulate genes to not produce cancer cells for instance and that can in fact shut off hundreds of essential bodily functions. Monsanto’s own research supports these risks to health; However, they continue to claim “...there does not appear to be any evidence in the scientific literature suggesting that intact RNA is absorbed following ingestion.” This is a lie because in another study people consumed rice containing RNAi and it was later found to be present in their blood. If everyone needs further proof that

5 Tips to stretch your grocery dollar (NC) Food is one of the largest consumer spending segments, so being a savvy grocery shopper is key to managing your budget. In addition to finding a grocery store with fair pricing and good value for money, it’s important for individuals and families to cultivate smart shopping habits in order to get the best bang for their buck. To help stretch your grocery dollars, here are five tips from frugalista Amrita Singh, the creative mind behind the lifestyle blog Pretty Frugal Living. 1. Pay attention to the before and after. Although this might sound like a daunting

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Safeguarding fish, wildlife, parks, resources ShuSwap OutdOOrS Hank Shelley It’s been a difficult/ damning season so far with flooding/wildfire for many B.C. Interior residents. But, every three months, delegates from seven fish and game clubs throughout the Thompson-Shuswap, (BC Wildlife Federation Region #3) come together to discuss, and hope to, ensure longterm management of B.C.’s fish, wildlife, parks and outdoor recreational resources. The aims are to submit views to all government/private agencies to safeguard the interests of all fish, wildlife, park and resource values in natural resource development. As well, to promote the true appreciation of sportsmanship and safety in light of all fish

and wildlife regulations. With that in mind, we forged ahead last Sunday to come to grips with an update for folks on what has transpired, and how it may affect your activities this coming season. Hunters: To date in Region # 3-26…3-3334, there will be no change in the seasons as per the regulations. It’s possible there could be no ATV access in major fire zones north of Kamloops/Little Fort/Clinton. Once fires are out, logging will begin harvesting the most valuable timber with roads, landings and equipment. Burnt timber is difficult to mill as it’s dirty and dusty and hard on equipment. When chipped for pulp, it’s poor quality.

Loss of game animals due to wildfire: In consulting big game biologists, it was learned, sheep, elk, deer, moose and bears will run ahead of fires to safe locations. Small animals will perish. Replanting vast burnt areas: It’s determined it’s better to let nature regenerate, putting nutrients, minerals, alder and birch growth back into the soil. Cones of pine will open and reseed many locations. Salmon: As of last week, water temperature for the Fraser River was at 18 degrees, with few chinook showing, and few early run Stewart sockeye as well. There will be no sockeye season, with chinooks possible on the Fraser/Thompson/ South Thompson river systems. It’s estimated there may be a pink salmon fishery on the Fraser/Thompson, as the run is estimated at eight million fish. Many of these will migrate up

the main stem of the Fraser past Lytton and Lilllooet. Let’s hope we do, as pinks are a delight to catch and are excellent quality when first cleaned and put on ice in the cooler. Many people were disgusted when news broke there will be no charges in the Mount Polley mine disaster. The province had three years to lay charges and couldn’t get it right. Unfortunately it’s becoming an all-too-common occurrence, with a heavy mandate laid on conservation officers to do not only prosecutions of the Wildlife Act but also health, safety, water, pollution and habitat. The minister is to blame for this ruddy fiasco by not providing more funding and boots on the ground to protect our most valuable resource, our fish and wildlife. Precedent setting: Minnie and Stoney lakes and Douglas Lake Ranch. (The civil trial

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Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News RIES, SUSAN Susan Ries, 64, of Eagle Bay, BC, formerly of Hartel, AB, passed away on August 10, 2017 at her home in BC. Born October 1, 1952, in Calgary, AB, to Harold and Margaret Larsen, Susan was the youngest of their 6 children. She is survived by her daughter, Heather (Jeff), son Ryan (Bethan), her grandchildren Cilan and Marley, and her siblings Dereck (Yvonne), Loren, Leanne (Bill), and sister in law  Helen. Susan had a wonderful sense of humour, sharp wit, and eyes so kind and loving that everyone naturally gravitated toward her, particularly children and animals. Susan took great pride in creating beautiful spaces that were both classy and comfortable. Her greatest joy came from entertaining friends and family in her home with delicious meals, lots of laughter, and most of all, love. Strangers who came into her life, left as friends. Susan had an amazing gift to touch those she came in contact with, with a refreshing combination of lightness, love, and grace. Although her time on Earth ended unexpectedly, the beautiful memories she created, simply by being in her presence, will last for generations to come. Her family invites you to come celebrate her life on August 24, 2017 at the Standard Community Hall 150 Yorick Avenue, Standard, AB from 1:30-4:00 pm Online condolences may be forwarded to the family through Susan’s obituary at www.

ELLINGSEN, NORMAN (Norm) ELLIOT June 10, 1929 - August 11, 2017 It is with great sadness we must announce that Norman, after a long, healthy and active life of 88 years, has passed away following a brief but difficult battle with pneumonia. He leaves to mourn:  his loving wife of 67 years - Lily, two daughters - Valerie (Mel Hiney) and Audrey (Dave McElheran), four grandchildren - Bryan, Karen, Lisa, Blair and spouses, five greatgrandchildren,   plus many dear relatives and friends. To honour Norm’s life we shall try to replace our sadness and grief with treasured memories of a life well lived.  The family invites you to a Celebration of Life with music and memoirs to be held at: Salmon Arm Elks Hall, 3690 30th St.NE, Salmon Arm, BC. Sunday September 10, 1:30 p.m. Luncheon to follow. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm 250 833-1129. Share memories and condolences online through Norm’s obituary at www.

RUSNAK, VIOLET “VI” VICTORIA August 18, 1936 – August 10, 2017 It is with great sadness that the family of Violet Victoria Rusnak announce her passing on August 10, 2017. Vi leaves behind her loving husband John of 60 years of marriage, sons Darcy (Cindy) from Whitehorse, Yukon, Brad (Karen) from Drumheller, Alberta and Trevor from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Vi was predeased by her son Russell. Born in Gorlitz, Saskatchewan John and Vi moved to Kitimat, BC about 1955. They moved to Salmon Arm in 1968 and have called Salmon Arm home since then. Vi enjoyed attending the many baseball and hockey games that her sons played in. She also ensured family and friends visiting were well fed with delicious homemade Ukrainian food. Vi will be dearly missed by her family and many, many friends. A celebration of life for Vi was held on the family property in Salmon Arm, BC on Monday, August 14th. Share memories and condolences with the family through Vi’s obituary at www.

FRED McKIM January 4, 1932 - August 11, 2017 With heavy hearts the family of Fred McKim announces the passing of our beloved Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He slipped away with the coming of the sun being welcomed by his daughter-in-law Lois (Leuy) McKim, his grand daughter Ashley Marie and waiting so patiently the love of his life Marj, who left us with the coming of spring March 21, 2013. Fred was pre-deceased by his three sisters and one brother, leaving one surviving brother Art McKim of Calgary. Fred also leaves behind his loving family:   George and Donna, Carol and Don, Wendy and Ron, Charles and Charlene, Tim and Vicky, Martin and Brenda, Brad and Dora, and Sheldon and Tami. Also to cherish his memory and continue on his tom foolery and shenanigans, 20 grand children and their chosen ones along with 18 great grandchildren, with a new one on the way. Fred believed in hard work, having fun and living each moment to the fullest.  He travelled with the love of his life and in those travels he made an impression on everyone he met.  His sparkling witt and charm were legendary, and so were his butter passing skills.  His booming “HERE NOW” and eyebrow raising laugh echoed all over Pritchard and into everyone’s hearts. Until we meet again Dad and Grampa:  Knock twice to go out and take two for “fiveteen”.   The family would like to thank the wonderful staff on 4N at RIH for their compassion and caring.  You are the glue that holds families together when their worlds are falling apart.  A Celebration of Fred’s life will be held Saturday, October 7 2017 at 2pm at the Pritchard Hall. Condolences may be expressed at www.

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In Loving Memory


September 1, 1955 - August 23, 2015

Your presence we miss, Your memory we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Al, Dad, Grandad & Uncle

ANNA MARY RABIE March 14, 1935 - August 16, 2017 We are saddened to announce the death of our oldest sister, Anna Rabie, (age 82), at Hillside Village on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Anna was born on March 14, 1935 in Salmon Arm B.C., to George and Louise Rabie. Anna was predeceased in 1966 by her brother John, her father George in 1996 and mother, Louise, in 2005. Her siblings left to mourn are her brothers: Art and Allan Rabie of Salmon Arm, her sisters: Kay (Earl) Mellish of Williams Lake and Clara (Elton) Anderson of Salmon Arm. Anna started school at the age of 5 and spent her growing up years at Balmoral and Sorrento. Following her graduation from high school in Salmon Arm, she worked in the Bank of Commerce until she was old enough to join the Air Force in 1954. Anna trained as a radio operator, one of the first women in Canada to achieve this goal, and gained marked distinction in attaining the highest standing in her class. After spending two terms being stationed in Trenton, Ontario and Whitehorse, Yukon, Anna left the Air Force, went to business school and spent many years as a secretary in Kamloops, Vancouver and finally in Williams Lake. Before retiring, she spent many hours as a dedicated volunteer and a valued employee of the Legion in Williams Lake. Anna was always a very creative, fun loving person. Some of her hobbies were making flower arrangements, doing needle work and making afghans. She enjoyed dancing and music and could tell a good story or two. Her pastimes included reading and writing and her home was filled with books on many interesting topics. In the year 2000, Anna moved to Salmon Arm to help care for her mother, but she, herself, was not in good health and was always trying to improve her diet and work through her pain. In Salmon Arm she joined the Spiritualist Church and made many good friends there. Being a very sociable person, she truly loved Friday mornings at the Seniors Resource Center Day Away program and Sunday mornings with her church friends The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Wood and Dr. Jones, all of the community care workers who assisted her in her home, the Kristensens for their loving care at Marion’s Cottage in Sorrento, and all of the friendly and caring staff at Hillside Village. A memorial service and tea for the late Anna Rabie will be held at Fischer’s Funeral Home on Saturday, August 26 at 11A.M. In leau of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. Share memories and condolences online through Anna’s obituary at www.

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Remembering Loved Ones Memorial for

Sally Scales will be held on

Saturday, Aug 26,2017

at 2 p.m. at St. John The Evangelist. Shuswap St, Salmon Arm B.C.

MCLEAN, GARFIELD ALLAN 1956 - 2017 Garfield Allan Mclean age 61, sadly passed away on August 17th, 2017 at his home from a long battle with cancer, with his daughter by his side. Garfield was born in Williams Lake, British Columbia on July 3rd, 1956 raised by mother Leona Marguerite McCrea and father Allan Blair Mclean. Garfield lived most of his life in Salmon Arm raising his loving children Rayel and Jeremy McLean with partner Judy Mclean. He worked at Drew Saw Mill in Malakwa, BC for 30 years retiring in 2008. He enjoyed spending time with his three brothers Greg, Glen and Geno Mclean and sister Deanna Mclean. A fighter until the very end, Garfield regrettably leaves behind his siblings, nieces, nephews, two children and six grandchildren Mikah, Kaden, Jace, Lincoln, Gracie, and Lukas. Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Aug 27th from 12-4 pm at Canoe Victory Hall on 51st N.E. in Canoe. Doors are open to anyone who wants to share their condolences. Online memories and condolences can be shared through Garfield’s obituary at www.

MILLER, SARA J. “SALLY� MILLER, Sara J. “Sally� passed away on August 19, 2017 after a sudden illness. She has joined the love of her life, her husband Bob Miller. She is survived by her daughters, Leanne (Don) Kennedy and Shelley Kenney; sons, Scott (Debbie) Miller, Rod (Brenda) Miller and Miles (Adeline) Miller; eleven grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. She is predeceased by her son, James and her grandson, Shawn. A celebration of Sally’s life will be held at Bowers Funeral Home, August 26, 2017 at 3:30PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shuswap Branch of the BC SPCA or The Shuswap Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to Sally’s family through her obituary at www.

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FOUCAULT, ARMAND JOSEPH GEORGES Feb. 21, 1948 – Aug 13 , 2017 Armand passed to the other side, now at peace and without pain. Born in Quebec, Armand moved to BC to join his twin brother at a young age and lived all over the province. A gifted woodworker, millwright and mechanic, he was a jack of all trades and able to fix anything. Quick to help anyone in need, he had many friends all over the Okanagan and the Island. Never too concerned with the “Systemâ€?, he knew how to enjoy life rather than being a slave. He will be missed by his only son Shawn (Petra), twin brother John, sisters Claire, Nicole and Blanche, brothers Paul and RenĂŠ, as well as many friends. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm, (250) 8331129. Share memories and condolences online through Armand’s obituary at www.

PORTER, BETTY LOUISE Mar. 26, 1934 – Jul. 10, 2017 Betty Louise Porter passed away peacefully on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, after a short battle with Heart Disease at the age of 83 years. Betty was very active in community work and resided in cities in Ontario, Sask., Alberta & BC She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years Clayton, daughter Terrie (Gilbert) Dubois, son Rick (Linda) Bagley, son Glenn (Robyn) Bagley, all of AB and sister Joan (Ron) Dowson of BC., 6 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at the Fifth Ave. Senior Citizens Assoc., 170 5th Ave. SE, Salmon Arm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Betty’s name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #201 635 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, 250 833-1129. Share memories and condolences online through Betty’s obituary at www.

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DENIS MAHON Nov. 21, 1936 - Aug. 27, 2013 Memories are a way of holding on to the ones we love. Lovingly missed by Lyn Jungle & your feline buddies



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Help Wanted CANADIAN TIRE Salmon Arm Location

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Canadian Tire automotive shop is looking for a service advisor, experience preferred but willing to train, excellent organizational skills, must be able to adapt to a fast pace environment, friendly & customer service oriented, benefits available. Apply in person and drop off your resume to: The Auto Service Desk #300 - 1151 10 Ave. SW Salmon Arm, BC

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DOZER & EXCAVATOR operators needed. Oilfield experience an asset. Room & board paid. H2S, First aid, clean drivers licence. Call 780-7235051 Edson, Alta.

Exciting opportunity to immediately join our primary care practice in Sorrento. The Sorrento Community Health Centre is seeking an MOA to provide support to a Full Time Nurse Practitioner & New Practitioners as they join the practice. The successful candidate must have certification or experience as an MOA. Currently the clinic is open from 9-4 Mon. - Thurs. Mail Resume to the Search Community BOX 193 Sorrento V0E 2W0 or email: boardsorrento by September 8th

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CERTIFIED Dental Assistant required to join our dental team. Please email resume to Dr. Doug Jurasek at


Late summer/fall help with the possibility of being year round employment, outside/inside work. Apply in person with resume: 3710 TransCanada Hwy SW, Salmon Arm, BC

Part-time Registered Dental Hygienist required Please email resume to Dr. Elizabeth Kovalcik @


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Community service, flexible hours, interesting information, and friendship = SACP membership Help keep Salmon Arm safe by going out on a 4-hour patrol one afternoon or evening each month. We also take part in numerous community events and enjoy socializing together. For more information and an application find SAP at or at

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We have made it more affordable with discounted rates. Friday Sep 9, admission fee is $5.00 until 5:00, no age restriction.

Early Bird 3-day Fair admissions available for pick up at our front office from Aug. 2 - Sept. 2 are as follows: Adults $20.00, Youth 6-18/Senior (55+) $15.00, Family (2 adults, 2+ children) $50.00 While at the office, pick up your Midway passes from Aug. 2 - Sept. 2, save $10.00. Askew’s will also be selling Midway passes from Sept. 5 - Sept. 8, Save $10.00. Exhibitors are encouraged to do early registration in our Front Office from Aug. 2 - Aug. 26. Our Feature acts this year include ELVIS (yes, he’s back), mini chucks, Super Dogs, Shuswap Shine, Sip & Savour Tasting and of course, Shooting Star Midway and much more. Thanks for supporting our fair. For further information visit us at or phone your inquiries to 250-832-0442.

6DOPRQ$UP)DLUFRP AA, NA and Al-Anon Meetings AA 1-866-531-7045 Salmon Arm AA: Tuesday 12:00 noon Deo Lutheran, 1801-30 St. NE Wednesday 8:00 p.m. St. Joseph’s, 90 1st ST SE Thursday 7:00 p.m. Women’s Circle AA St. Josephs Friday 12:00 noon St. Joseph’s, 90 1st ST SE Sunday 11:00 a.m. – Health unit, 851-16 St. NE Sunday 7:00 p.m. – Downtown Activity Center Blind Bay – Saturday 10:00 a.m. Shuswap Lake Estates office Sorrento – Sunday 7:00 p.m. St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1188 TCH – Monday 8:00 p.m. OAPA Hall, 1148 Passchendaele Rd. Enderby – Tuesday 8:00 p.m. St Ann’s Catholic Church, 1310 George St. Enderby – Friday 8:00 p.m. United Church, 1106 Belvedere Sicamous – Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Sicamous United, 705 TCH. Al-Anon: 1-866-531-7045 Salmon Arm – Wednesday 8:00 p.m. – Seniors Resource Center, 320 2 Ave NE Thursday 12:00 noon – First United Church, upstairs, 450 Okanagan Ave SE Narcotics Anonymous: 1-866-778-4772

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Salmon Arm – Monday 7:00 p.m. Crossroads Church, 121 Shuswap (behind Barley Station, alley entrance).

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ACCOUNTANT Established local Salmon Arm manufacturing company is looking for an accounting person who is currently designated or enrolled in an accounting program, or possesses the equivalent combination of education and experience, for the eventuality of taking on the Controller role. This position has a wide variety of responsibilities and is very “hands on�. Experience in a manufacturing environment would be an asset. Interested parties may send their resumes to: While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR The Vernon School District is seeking applications for the newly created excluded position of Executive Assistant and Communications Coordinator. The incumbent in this position provides executive level administration and secretarial services, and prepares and disseminates communication materials for the district in traditional formats and online media. You are professional and use effective interpersonal communication skills to best represent the district with internal and external staff, stakeholders, and the public. You anticipate the needs of your leaders and team members and assist by managing any administrative or operational issues before they arise. This is a full time position and the successful candidate may be required to work evenings and weekends. A complete job description is available on the district website Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, complete with resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Interested applicants must apply electronically to: Lynn Jameson School District No. 22 (Vernon) 1401 - 15 Street Vernon, B.C. V1T 8S8 email: While we appreciate all submitted applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

FARMCREST FOODS LTD. Farmcrest Foods Ltd. is seeking a reliable person to undertake the duties of invoicing. The successful candidate must • Have a working knowledge of Simply Accounting Program • Have good computer skills particularly with Microsoft Office. • Be able to work Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. • Be reliable and able to work on own initiative in a fastpaced environment. If you are interested in this position please submit your resume * to the office at the address below * by fax 250-832-2194 or * by e-mail to 1880 30th Street SW, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 3J9 Ph: (250) 832-0036 Fax: (250) 832-2194

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Canoe Forest Products Ltd. (part of the Gorman Group of Companies); located near Salmon Arm, BC has an immediate fulltime vacancy within the Maintenance Department for Certified Red Seal Heavy Duty Mechanic to join our Canoe team. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the successful candidate requires a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills. Key roles of this position include but are not limited to: t 1FSGPSNNBDIJOFTUBUVTDIFDLMJTUXPSLBOESFQPSUUP Supervisor. t &OTVSFUIBUBMMWFIJDMFTBSFNBJOUBJOFE JODMVEJOHBMM changes to the applicable manuals. t $POEVDUSPVUJOFDIFDLT PQFSBUJPOBMNBJOUFOBODF and project construction work as required for: mobile equipment, electrical equipment, plant buildings, foundations, and drainage systems, dump machines, vessels, trailers and miscellaneous equipment. t .BJOUBJOSFDPSETPGBMMSFQBJSTPOFBDIQJFDFPG equipment. t %PDVNFOUBMMXPSLCZXPSLPSEFS XPSLMJTUPSMPH book and record the actual time spent on the work. t *OWFTUJHBUFCSFBLBHFTBOEEPXOUJNFJUFNTBOEUP recommend improvements in maintenance operations. QUALIFICATIONS: t *OUFSQSPWJODJBMDFSUJýFEIFBWZEVUZNFDIBOJDUJDLFU t 5ISFFZFBSTSFMBUFEFYQFSJFODF t "CPWFBWFSBHFJOUFSQFSTPOBMBOEDPNNVOJDBUJPO skills. t "CJMJUZUPUSPVCMFTIPPUNBJOUFOBODFQSPCMFNT dealing with electrical, electronic, hydraulics, air, etc. t .VTUCFJOHPPEQIZTJDBMDPOEJUJPO t *OOPWBUJWFTFMGTUBSUFSXIPDBOXPSLXJUINJOJNVN supervision. t $VSSFOUXJUIBMMBTQFDUTPGUIFNFDIBOJDBMJOTUSVD tional trade manuals. Canoe Forest Products Ltd. offers a competitive salary and benefits package based on experience and RVBMJýDBUJPOT*GZPVQPTTFTTUIFTLJMMTBOERVBMJý cations required for this challenging position, please submit your resume with cover letter, in confidence, by September 6, 2017: Human Resources Department Canoe Forest Products Ltd. #PY$BOPF#$7&, &IS!DBOPFGQDPN F: 866-514-8773 Canoe Forest Products Ltd. thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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LAKEVIEW MANOR Deluxe, Fully Furnished Bachelor Apartment Level Entry Viewing McGuire Lake Close to all amenities in quiet adult, NS, No Pets building, Avail. Now $825/mo + hydro Short Term Rates Available Ref’s req’d (250)833-9148

CAMPERS, RV, Motorhomes, Cars & Trucks. Friesen’s Compound. (250)832-3829


Cottages / Cabins Blind Bay 2 Bdrm waterfront $1100./mth all Inclusive. Available now. 250-833-6616


Best rate 5yr-2.74%OAC

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


Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Apt/Condo for Rent


Vehicle Lease / Rent

Trucks & Vans 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins diesel, fully loaded, tow & chrome pkg, white, no rust, great shape $12,800. (250)836-5672

Scrap Car Removal

Find a new career.


Your unwanted cars & trucks, scrap metal, car removal, etc. Renee & Richie Transport & Salvage 250-835-8618 or Renee’s cell 250-804-8618

Help Wanted

Homes for Rent 2BDRM house in White Lake for rent $1000/mo + utilities. NP NS (250)470-7291 LG Home in Malakwa, 4 or 5 bdrm, w/ 2 garages, lg fenced yard. Avail. Sept. 1st. $1600/mo. (250)836-5559

2 bedroom, eye level home/carport. Renovating main floor area, new appliances in kitchen, w/d, new flooring, bathroom updated, lots of room for parking. Including RV winter storage, some utilities included. N/S N/P references required. $1,300./mo Email:


3BDRM, 2bath furn. condo, White Pines, Sicamous 1400 sqft. on 2 levels, inside spiral staircase. $900/mo. NS, NP, (780)906-9519 or,

FREE Pasture for 1-2 horses.(250)832-6883

Help Wanted

Help Wanted



H&R Block is looking for the following positions to be filled - 1 seasonal full time and 1 part time seasonal receptionist.  Must be customer orientated, quick learner. Season runs from mid-January to end of April.

Nico’s Nurseryland in Salmon Arm is looking for a friendly, outgoing person who has knowledge of plants and related products, recent cashier experience, and a desire to learn. This position involves retail sales, customer service, display setup and maintenance and cashier work. You will be one of the ‘go to’ people on staff, and some supervision of seasonal staff will be expected. This position offers varied duties that change from season to season in a fun, happy atmosphere. Please drop off resume in person at our Salmon Arm location.

This job is physically demanding so be prepared to sweat. Steel toed boots required.

Price incls. Cloverdale High Performance Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!

Print application form at and email to:

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

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Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449



PET GROOMING With Michelle

Monday to Friday

Appointments necessary.

ASSISTANT COMMUNITY LIBRARIAN AUXILIARY/ON-CALL SOUTH SHUSWAP BRANCH The Okanagan Regional Library has a vacancy for an Assistant Community Librarian, at our South Shuswap branch. This position is Auxiliary/On Call, for shifts as required. Candidates must be available to work any Branch hours. Please refer to our website for the Job Description, position requirements and information about applying for this opportunity. If you meet these requirements and are interested in this opportunity please apply as outlined below. Closing Date: September 5, 2017 Closing Time: 3 p.m. Please quote Competition #17-64 We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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



AAA MINI-STORAGE-250.832.3558 • Personal & Business • Seasonal Toys & Tires • Covered RV Storage • Seniors Discount

• Micro-storage under $10 • Packing supplies • 24 hour access/securities • Friendly Service • 431 42nd St. SW, Salmon Arm

Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans

9 FOR SALE 9 FOR SALE 9 FOR SALE 9 1. 1986 Southwind Motorhome tMPOHt"VUPt . t3VOTHPPE DMFBOJOUFSJPS 7,700.00 2. 1974 Jeep CJ6 tDZMtPOMZ ,.t$PMMFDUPSTFSJFT X$BOPFStarts First Flip 9,500.00 3. 1973 Chevy 4x4 t'MBUEFDLXSBDLT'VMM#SEtTQE t$BNPĂžBHFQBJOUKPCt LN t3VOT(PPEi-PPLT4IBSQw 5,500.00

H&R Block is looking for a bookkeeper to fill a position immediately.  Must know Sage 50 and Microsoft Office.  Will be responsible for all aspects of bookkeeping, GST, PST, payroll etc.  Must be a quick learner and be able to work independently. This is a permanent position but must be able to work flexible hours. Income Tax experience an asset but not required. Please apply in person with resume at 191B SHUSWAP ST NW.

Get ready to pile boards! Fast paced environment where you will be on a production line; flipping boards, stacking, sorting & bundling lumber. We’ve got an awesome team & are looking for another awesome person to join us!

• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

We Deliver

All Breeds including Cats & Large Dogs





Must be flexible and able to work Monday to Saturday as required. Please apply in person with resume at 191B SHUSWAP ST NW.



Help Wanted

GLENEDEN COMMUNITY HALL for rent. Banquets, meetings, weddings, reunions or ? 250-832-9806

(Ceiling & Trim extra)

2 Coats Any Colour



Salmon Arm Rental


99 9Phone Cell 250-319-2101 999

CANOE: 6671 51 St. NE, Sat. Aug. 26, 8am-?. Variety of stuff EAGLE BAY: 4062 Torry Rd., Aug. 26 & 27, 9-3pm. Many items $5 and up. MASSIVE Garage Sale, Friday & Saturday, August 25 & 26, 8am-4pm, 1398 Trans Canada Highway, Sorrento, tools, household items, patio furn., lawn mowers & so much more. Something for everyone SALMON Arm: 2271 13St SW, Sat. Aug. 26, 8-12, furn., household, crib, fountain, computer cart, elec. fireplace, etc

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August 21 - 31 Everything Must Go! Bikes, Winter & Summer Clothing 141 Shuswap St. NW Skookum Cycle & Ski (250)832-7368 SILVER Creek: #56 2930 Brown Road, Aug. 26 & 27, 9-4, tools, misc., etc.

Reach A Larger Audience

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

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WIN A TRIP FOR FOUR TO HAWAII! “If you look like your passport photo, you probably need a vacation.” Post an ad to our new classified site to be entered for a chance to win!

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Actively Hiring Now! Visit BC Corrections website.


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Education & Career Fair

Thursday, Sept 14 » 10am-4pm Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave.



Around Town

Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News


MS FUNDRAISER – For the ninth year, A&W Canadahosts its annual Burgers to Beat MS to benefit and raise awareness for Canadians living with MS. Two dollars from every Teen Burger sold across the country on Aug. 24th will support the work of the MS Society of Canada. MARIONETTE WINERY - The Darlene Ketchum band plays a soulful mix of R & B, jazz, soul and funk with a hint of gospel influence. Tickets available at Marionette Winery, 2540-40th Street NE. Event starts at 6 p.m. Phone 250-832-7702 or email marionettewinery@ to reserve a ticket. JAZZ CLUB – Jake McIntyre Paul and Jordan Dick perform at the Shuswap Pie Company on Alexander Street at 5:30 p.m. THEATRE OUTDOORS – Caravan Farm Theatre presents The Ballad of Weedy Peetstraw, a bluegrass opera by Peter Anderson and John Millard, nightly to Aug. 27 rain or shine, at 4886 Salmon River Rd., Armstrong. Get tickets at, or by calling 1-866-311-1011.


SUMMER MUSIC – Downtown Salmon Arm presents Kyler Schogen at 7 p.m. at Ross Street Plaza. BLUEGRASS – The NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival plays out from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Sorrento Centre, 1159 Passchendaele Rd. Great food, stringed instruments and lots of musical paraphernalia, vintage records, original letterpress posters, unique handmade jewelry. Tickets at Sorrento Centre. BARBECUE FUNDRAISER - The Salmon Arm Ice Breakers Speed Skating Club is having a barbecue fundraiser by donation at Uptown Askew’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be used to purchase skates for the upcoming season. For more information on this club, visit

SUNDAY, AUG. 27 DEMO DERBY – The Salmon Arm Rescue Unit hosts the 26th Annual Demolition Derby at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and the derby begins at 11:30 a.m. DIVORCE CARE -A 13-week support program to help

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SUMMER MUSIC – Downtown Salmon Arm presents Tyler Hall at 7 p.m. at the Ross Street Plaza. GALLERY PREVIEW – Noted artist Chris Cran presents a preview and artist’s talk on his selection of new and well-known works that form the September exhibition at 7 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. OVERDOSE AWARENESS – Public Health nurses from the Salmon Arm Health Centre will be at the Ross Street Plaza from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. explaining how overdoses affects everyone and how people can make a difference. Naloxone kits will be available.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1 SUMMER MUSIC – Downtown Salmon Arm presents Rene Giasson at 12:30 p.m at the Ross Street Plaza. OPENING RECEPTION – The Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents new and well-known works by noted artist Chris Cran, beginning with an opening reception at 7 p.m. GRANDMOTHERS TO GRANDMOTHERS - Sale of knitted and quilted items at The Mall at Piccadilly. Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

12 EQUAL MONTHLY SUMMER MUSIC – Brian Pratt FRIDAY, SEPT. 8 Johnson, Gareth Seys, Jake McInPAYMENTS ON FALL FAIR – The 120th Salmon tyre Paul and Mark Langridge Arm Fair runs from Sept. 8 to 10 perform at 12:30 p.m. at the Ross AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES at the fairgrounds, with a wide vaStreet Plaza. riety of exhibits, demonstrations, DINNER THEATRE – R.J. When you spend $200 food court, children’s activities Haney Heritage Village presents or more storewide. and a midway. The West, East and “The Royal Tynemouth Operatic Blackburn gates will be open from 9 Society,” this year’s Villains and Vita.m. to 10 p,m, Friday and Saturday tles production, Wednesday, Friday NO FEE, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. and Sundays until the end of AuNO INTEREST FINANCING Arena Gate will be open 10 a.m. to gust, with special matinee on Aug. on approved credit 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 17. Check in is at 5 p.m. For more a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. information, call 250-832-5243. PAWS FOR A CAUSE – Early PAWS FOR A CAUSE – Volunregistration for the local branch of teers with the BCSPCA will be at BCSPCA Walk for the Shuswap SASCU Uptown with information Animals takes place at the Mall at about the annual Walk For the Piccadilly. Shuswap Animals that takes place on Sept. 9. SATURDAY, SEPT. 9 Full Service Auto Centre Open 7 Days A Week SING IN HARMONY – Shuswap PAWS FOR A CAUSE – ScotiaSingers Community Choir is lookSani Dump On Site bank and BC SPCA’s Walk for the ing for new members over 15 years Shuswap Animals is the biggest of age for the fall session that begins fundraising event of the year for Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 9 1151 10th Ave. SW • The Mall at Piccadilly, Salmon Arm Shuswap Branch, registration takes p.m. at the Salvation Army Good place at 9:30 a.m. in the ball diaHope Church at 191 Second Ave. Store hours: Mon. to Fri. 8 am - 9 pm ~ Sat. 8am-6pm ~ Sun. 9am-5pm mond at Blackburn Park next to NE. 250-832-9600 • Locally Owned & Operated other parade participants gathering REGISTER NOW – for a free sixin Fifth Street. After the parade, week workshop on managing daily walk participants will return to Blackburn Park where challenges of living with chronic pain from 1 to 3:30 p.m. with the challenges of marital breakdown starts today. prizes will be awarded to those collecting the most in Oct. 5 to Nov. 9 at Cedar Heights Community Centre, See or for more information call 250donations. 2316 Lakeview Dr. Persons with pain and caregivers are 832-3121. Ask about Divorce Care for kids. All welcome. welcome to attend. Registration is required and space is MONDAY, SEPT 12 limited. To register or for more information, call 1-866- MONDAY, AUG. 28 902-3767, or go to THEATRE WORKSHOPS – Elizabeth Hobbs, a proPAINTERS GUILD - Mt. Ida Painter’s Guild meets fessional director and actor from Edmonton, will lead every Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seniors SATURDAY, AUG. 26 two workshops on acting in a Shakespearean play, from Drop-in Centre at the corner of Hudson Avenue and DEADLINE – Salmon Arm Fair entries and fees, but Shuswap Street. New members are welcome. For more 6 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. The workshops are open to everyone, but not exhibits, must be received at the Memorial Arena information, call 250-803-9688. those planning to audition for Romeo and Juliet are behind Centenoka Park Mall. the arena will be open particularly encouraged to attend and will have priAug. 24 to 25 from 1 to 7 p.m. and Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30 ority. Pre-registration is required and can be done at to 3 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted. WOW – Wednesday on the Wharf presents the Salmon OPEN DANCE – City Dance hosts a free Kizomba Armenians at 6:45 p.m. at Marine Peace Park. workshop at 7 p.m., followed by an evening of open WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13 dancing starting at 8 p.m. including various dance styles MARKET – The Downtown Farm and Craft Market SUICIDE SAFER – Shuswap Local Action Team and including Latin, ballroom and country for $5/per per- is open at the Ross Street Plaza at 4 p.m. Wednesdays son. The event take place in the upper level studio of throughout August, with locally grown produce, fruit, Child Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collabthe Total Fitness Building, 2450-10th Ave. NE, which baking, arts and crafts, kids activities, plus live enter- orative present a Creating Safer Suicide Communities Lantern Walk from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at McGuire Lake also contains Junglemania. Entrance is upstairs at the tainment on the stage at 4:30 p.m. Park, to acknowledge those who have been lost. side of the building.

Canadian Tire

Call us at 250-832-2131, drop in to our office, or use our new, easy to use calendar online.

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

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