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Plans for TCH met mostly with approval Transportation ministry holds Salmon Arm open house on Nov. 28. Martha Wickett salmon arm observer

Plans for replacing the Salmon River Bridge and four-laning the Trans-Canada Highway at the west end of Salmon Arm appear to have been met with approval by a good proportion of Salmon Arm residents who viewed the latest plans. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastruc-

ture held an open house from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort, with about 175 people attending. A cursory survey of those viewing the display boards and speaking to the 10 or so ministry staff on hand was positive. Several said they are pleased the work will get moving again, others mentioned the need for a truck bypass now more than

ever. Others emphasized the need for First Nations access from the west. One display board states that the ministry anticipates tendering the preload work this winter for construction in the spring of 2018. The first segment of work planned is from Indian Reserve #3 (IR#3) to First Avenue SW. The second includes First Avenue SW to 10th Avenue SW as well

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as four-laning 2.2 kilometres of Highway #1. The third segment includes 10th Avenue SW to 10th Street SW, with four-laning of 1.1 kilometres of the Trans-Canada. “I’m looking forward to it happening. It’s been a long time coming,” said resident Mike Smith. “That bridge on the highway needs to go.” Overall, he likes the concept.

“It’s been well thought out. It’s going to work quite well.” Sarah Weaver offered a caution. “They really need to think about the impacts of climate change and the extreme events we’re going to be getting.” Bill Laird said it’s good news the plans are proceeding and he emphasized the importance of a bypass. Continued on A2

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Highway bypass issue raised Continued from A1 “Salmon Arm needs to work hard on arranging a bypass as a community. It’s a long-range plan but it’s necessary. A bypass is what we need to talk about and become committed to as a community.” Calvin VanBuskirk, who has expressed concern in the past about flooding and damming properties of the highway and bridge, said his questions were answered well by Urban Systems engineering. Another issue he’s now watching is how the development will address access to First Nations on the west side of town. “I did see an improvement by adding the overpass and underpass scenario for First and Second Nations Road,” and he hopes final designs will include proper access.

He asks how it is possible after more than 150 years of Canada, 100 years of Salmon Arm and professionals designing roads that there is still no way for First Nations residing west of town to walk or drive safely into town – driving means turning left onto the speeding highway and walking involves the train and no proper pathway. Terry Tarnow, whose business is Tarnow Homes across from Walmart, is pleased with the plans. He doesn’t think the design will hurt his business, and will make traffic flow better. “It’s good they came and talked to us.” Phil McIntyre-Paul likes the inclusion of the 10-foot-wide parallel and separated bike and pedestrian lanes, and hopes they can be connected beyond the project borders.

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Residents Mike Smith, Sarah Weaver and Calvin VanBuskirk look over plans and talk to Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure representatives at an open house Nov. 28 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort about plans for four-laning Highway 1 at the west end of Salmon Arm. Nancy Moore would have liked to have seen timelines, but thinks the project is necessary given the dangers of the Salmon River Bridge. She likes the addition of sidewalks in some areas. “It’s too bad that truck traffic can’t be

bypassed,” she added. Bill Grainger said he’s pleased the design will open up an access road for First Nations west of town. Both he and Jim Beckner expressed concerns about the plans shifting commercial development out of the downtown

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Kids help friend with cancer

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A bottle drive born of friendship and caring will be taking place this Saturday in Blind Bay. Jennifer Abraham explains that her son Jack has been friends with Justin Brouwer since kindergarten. They are both in Grade 4 now in Sorrento Elementary. Justin was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and is undergoing treatment at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “When we heard the news it was obviously really upsetting; we were thinking what could we do to help them,” says Jennifer. “We wanted to donate money… and the kids wanted to become involved.” They decided on a bottle drive, and Jack recruited his buddies, kids who have also been friends with Justin since kindergarten. Jack came up with the name ‘Team Justin’ and they decided to have T-shirts made. They chose orange, Justin’s favourite colour, and the picture of a moose, which Justin likes. The owner of Watermark Solutions in Blind Bay, whose daughter also knows Justin, designed and provided the T-shirts at no cost. Jennifer has been accepting bottle and can donations prior to Saturday’s bottle drive, and will continue after if the donations continue. She has a trailer with a big sign set up in front of her house at 2242 Lakeview Dr. in Blind Bay. She has even been picking up some donations. “People want to help so much, you don’t want to turn down any-

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Team Justin, made up of back row – Tristan Tardiff, Wyatt Cyr, Jack Abraham, Aaron Hutchinson and Cache McBurney; front row – Sam Abraham and Jaeden Williams, will be walking around Blind Bay on Saturday, Dec. 2, collecting bottles and cans to raise funds for the family of their friend, Justin Brouwer, who is being treated for brain cancer in B.C. Children’s Hospital. thing, and any little bit helps.” At 10 a.m. on Saturday, the boys will set out on foot, picking up donations, with parents following along in cars. “The boys will be doing the work, talking to the people,” Jennifer says. They’ll continue as long as they can, probably until about 4 p.m. “The boys just wanted to support each other

through it – they don’t really understand.” Jennifer says a couple of teachers in Salmon Arm who used to teach in Sorrento wanted to help, so she picked up their donations. “It’s really amazing… Little kids at the school are giving Jack money as they don’t have any bottles.” Jennifer says she is grateful to the community for coming togeth-

er to help. “It’s just a simple thing - I hope everybody gets out and cheers these boys on,” she says. “I’m really proud of them all. They really care for their friend and it’s important for them to give, to be contributing. They’ve been writing him letters, but they feel helpless at this age to contribute money – this is their way of doing it.”

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Mesh wanted at Three Valley Gap Marissa Tiel Black Press

Revelstoke city council will be sending a letter to the provincial government requesting improved safety measures around Three Valley Gap on the Trans-Canada Highway. The request follows a meeting Mayor Mark McKee had with a local resident about her dangerous experience on that stretch of road. “The rock face at Three Valley Gap has continually sloughed rock and debris for years,” writes Shannon Smith in a follow-up email to McKee, which was shared with council during a regular meeting on Nov. 28. She describes an accident on Oct. 17 when debris and trees slide down the slope and totalled her newly-purchased SUV. Smith also sustained a compression fracture on a vertebrae and muscle and nerve damage. “If that boulder had been just a few feet farther along, she probably wouldn’t have been there to tell me the story about it,”

said McKee. The same day her vehicle was totalled, three others were also damaged, she writes. “I know that section of highway is notorious for this, but I believe that we need to request that the Ministry of Transportation look at putting mesh on the rock bluff in question,” writes Smith. “I know that it’s a small request when there is so much that needs to be done there, but I believe that it will help create a safer passage thru [sic] Three Valley Gap. “We need to make this section of highway safe for our citizens of Revelstoke and the traveling public.” “I strongly support council writing a letter,” said McKee. “Something more has to be done if this section of highway is not going to be fixed up to a proper and safe standard, then the least we could be doing is putting something like this mesh barrier in that you see everywhere else where debris can hit the highway.” The motion passed unanimously.

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apology a step towards equality

The federal government will spend $145-million to compensate members of the military and other federal agencies who were purged from public service for being gay or lesbian. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed to offering an apology for LGBTQ discrimination, as well as pardons for those convicted of what are no longer crimes. The amount is the largest financial commitment by any national government for past wrongs committed against sexual minorities. Funds will also be dedicated to creating a memorial in Ottawa for victims of past LGBTQ discrimination, as well as for education and other projects across Canada. History is being made. And while the apology is important, to prevent such discrimination in the future, more work remains. An anti-LGBT group in B.C. is opposed to teaching sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) curriculum in public schools. But Education Minister Rob Fleming said, the province’s public education system is one that values human rights, democracy and inclusion, to counter bullying. In Germany, the Holocaust is remembered with monuments in Berlin. The concept is called Vergangenheitsbewältigung, which means coping with the past. Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated through the laying of wreaths at memorials around the capital city. There are memorials to other minorities, such as the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism, which features a television screen, showing two men kissing. How about a statue in Ottawa of Everett George Klippert – the last person in Canada to be arrested, charged, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned for homosexuality before its decriminalization in 1969. Toronto has a statue of Alexander Wood, a pioneer of that city’s gay community. The federal apology is important, and a long time coming. But more is needed, reforms to continue to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Canadians. It starts and ends with equality. We must learn from our past. – Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News

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shopping for anglers on your list the great outdoors James Murray If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked what to get the angler on someone’s Christmas shopping list, I could probably afford that new Hardy Zenith fly rod I’ve been eyeing over at Westside Stores. A fly rod would certainly be a really nice gift. A dozen or so flies in a fly box would also be a nice gift. It’s all a matter of how much money you want to spend. I’m not actually counting on anyone buying me a Hardy rod. Like most fly fishers, I have acquired my fair share of different fly patterns. Some I use a lot, others, well, I’ve never actually tied onto the end of my line. As to which flies are the best, the simplest answer I suppose would be the ones that catch fish. A more insightful answer, however, would depend on factors such as the type of water fished – lake or stream, wet or dry – whether of not the fish are feeding above or below the surface, the season and the species of fish sought.

There are, however, some tried and true patterns that most anglers tend to rely on. A selection of any of the following fly patterns would make a great gift. Chironomids are the first insect species to emerge after ice-off in the spring. There are some 2,500 species of chironomid and almost as many variations of fly patterns. I have a selection of chironomid pupae patterns in pale green, black, brown, wine and red tied on both #14 and #16 size hooks. Later on in the spring, many of B.C.’s Interior lakes are literally teaming with damsel fly nymphs swimming towards shore. Sparsely tied patterns with light olive-green rabbit fur literally come to life in the water. Both the Doc Spratley and Carey Special were developed specifically for Interior lakes and have proved to be two of the most productive patterns ever devised. Similarly, the ’52 Buick and the gold-ribbed hare’s ear are patterns which also work well – sometimes

for no other reason than they seem to have just that right amount of ‘bugginess.’ Most of Interior lakes contain gammarus shrimp, and no fly box should be without a good assortment of shrimp patterns. Personally, I prefer some sort of pregnant shrimp pattern. While I am a catch-and-release angler, when I do eat one of the fish I catch, my first choice is always a fish that has been feeding on shrimp. Over the years I have also often relied on caddis patterns like the Tom Thumb and tent-wing caddis which consistently draw strikes on the surface, not to mention Brian Chan’s caddis pupae, which similarly draws strikes below the surface. I like to troll a leech pattern as a search pattern on new or unfamiliar lakes. Tied in black or dark claret, with a bit of crystal flash throughout the body, the leech is truly a fly for all seasons. The Marabou Muddler is another good search pattern that takes on a different life according to the type of water in which it is fished. Muddlers are equally effective in still-water lakes as well as fast-flowing streams and rivers. I will also throw Zug-bugs and/ or Prince Nymphs into the

holding pools of streams that are new to me. I even have a special, compartmentalized fly box which holds an assortment of plastic salmon eggs, hooks, split-shot weights and small swivels that I use for trout fishing on the Adams, Vedder and Coquihalla rivers. Spools of leader and tippet material make great stocking stuffers. Slightly more expensive than a dozen or so flies in a fly box, but a lot less expensive than a new fly rod, would be a new fly line. They can range in price from $50 to $60 to more than $100. While most anglers put off forking out for a new fly line as long as they can, any fly fisher would appreciate someone giving them a line as a Christmas present. I know I sure would. Many anglers, at least a lot of neophyte fly fishers, are prone to acquiring all sorts of gizmos and gadgets that they think they will use. Be that as it may, an angler can never have enough flies or fly boxes to put them in. Quality fly lines simply cast better than beat-up, nicked and grungy ones, and a hand-tied fly on a new leader attached to a new line cast with a new Hardy Zenith fly rod, well, one can only hope.

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In the Nov. 24, Shuswap Market News, I enjoyed reading Al Schalm’s viewpoint regarding the elite millionaire environmentalists in North America. High time someone from our community spoke out. The lefties fall all over themselves in supporting the Al Gore’s, Paul Watson’s and David

Suzuki’s of the world not realizing how much these multi-millionaires contribute to the very problem they squeal about. We should not forget Jane Fonda and her rants on the very country that has allowed her to prosper and become a multi-millionaire as she flies around the world telling us how

wicked the oil industry, the USA and Donald Trump are? Mr. Schalm nails the truth in his viewpoint and he is not influenced by the politically correct crowd and local left-leaners who I’m sure will squawk and lament after they read his opinion. Mr. Schalm requires no encouragement

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Giving gift of water Shuswap Community Church is sending a team of people to Guatemala in March 2018. The mission will be under the auspices of Compelling Love Ministries, a Canadian registered charity, founded by Rocky and Karren Chupa. Between the two of them, they have led or hosted more than 75 teams in Guatemala and have been living in Guatemala full time for eight years. Pat and Lawrence Lepp of Tappen will lead the team. They have been involved in missions in Guatemala for many years, and they love the country and the people. They served as team leaders in October 2014 and worked with the Chupas on a water project in Yalicoc, a small community outside of Chisec. “When we go to Guatemala it seems


sion is by donation to the Water Project. Other fundraisers include a movie night in January and an authentic ethnic Guatemalan meal in February. For more information about Compelling Love Ministries, visit www. To learn more about the Guatemala Team, call Pat or Lawrence at 250-318-2109, or send an email to lplepp@ or lplepp@

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St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church

Pastor James Baer 250 832-3615

SASCU Rec Center, Rm. 101 (west side) Phone for Information

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Little Mountain Bible Chapel

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St. Mary’s Anglican/ United Church 1188 Trans Canada Hwy., Sorrento Ph. 250-675-2294 Tuesday Eucharist 10 a.m. The Rev. Marcus Germaine SUNDAY WORSHIP - 10 am

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CATHOLIC CHURCHES Shuswap Lake Area Mass Time: SALMON ARM: St. Joseph’s 60 First Street SE Sat., 5 pm & Sun., 9 am SICAMOUS: Our Lady of Fatima Saturday at 2:30 pm BLIND BAY: Our Lady of the Lake 2385 Golf Course Drive Blind Bay Sunday, 11:15 am

Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Rev. L. J. Dixon

10:00 a.m. Services Sundays & Thursdays 170 Shuswap Street SE, Salmon Arm

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian T.C.Hwy. across from RCMP

Rev. Shirley Cochrane Worship service 11:00 am Email: 250 832-7282

Broadview Evangelical Free Church Kenny Toews Student Ministries Pastor Rudy Evans - Children’s Ministries Pastor

Worship Service at 9:45 Nursery Care for ages 2 & under Sunday School for ages 3 - Gr. 5 350 - 30th Street NE 250 832-6366

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South Shuswap

Arts council seeks support Barb Brouwer Salmon Arm Observer

The Arts Council for the South Shuswap has established an Agency Endowment Fund with the Shuswap Community Foundation. “If you are looking for tax write-offs for the 2017 tax year and would like to support arts and cultural happenings in the com-

munity, what better way than to donate towards our endowment fund,” says arts council administrator Karen Brown. “If you are wanting to give back to a community organization and have your invested monies working as part of the $8.2 million dollar pool, please consider the Arts Council for

the South Shuswap when contacting the Shuswap Community Foundation.” For more information on the community foundation, go to www.

New members

The arts council is looking for new members. “At only $20 per year

for adults and $10 per year for children, they are a great value and all monies go towards supporting the facility and the council’s programming,” says Brown. “Membership also entitles you to vote at our AGM in February.” For more information, go to www.

Dates to remember

Cedar Heights Community Centre volunteers help children ages three to 12 find the perfect gift from an array of affordable, gently used items, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2316 Lakeview Dr. For more information, call Carol 250-675-3155. A group of friends of nine-year-old Justin Brouwer, are holding a bottle drive to support him as he battles brain cancer. Starting at 10 a.m. they will begin walking around Blind Bay, picking up cans and bottles from residents. If they miss you, bottles can be dropped off at 2242 Lakeview Dr. in Blind Bay. Carlin Hall hosts a coffee house at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Take non-perishable food or money for the Second Harvest Food Bank. For more information, call Joan O’Brien at 250-835-0104. The South Shuswap Library presents a series on aromatherapy, Introduction to Essentials Oils, Wednesday, Dec 6.

The South Shuswap Library presents Crafty Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. On Dec. 2, for school-aged children. Pre-registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the date at 250-675-4818. Gleneden Hall dance, takes place on the first Saturday of the month, 7 to 11 p.m., 50/50 draw, door prizes. For information, call Roger at 250-832-1599. South Shuswap Library presents Mother Goose from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Dec 8. For children three and under with caregiver. White Lake Fire Department members in turnout gear hold the

10th Annual Food Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. in the White Lake area. All donations of current-date, still-sealed, non-perishable food items and money will go to the Sorrento Food Bank. South Shuswap Library presents PJ Story Time from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Dolphin trainer Diana Robinson shares her life experiences working with dogs, horses, chimps, dolphins and Keiko, the killer whale who starred in Free Willy, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Cedar Heights Community Centre. Admis-

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South Shuswap

Area C parks plan complete DIRECTOR’S NOTES Paul Demenok After a very extensive engagement process that included 275 telephone interviews of full-time residents and recreational property owners, six open houses, input from three sounding boards, interviews with stakeholder groups, five meetings with First Nations and numerous sessions with the Area C Parks Advisory Committee, the new Area C Parks Plan is now completed. Plan development included an inventory of existing parks, trails and recreational facilities, identification of key issues, opportunities and constraints, identification of community values, interests and trends, expression of a shared vision and guiding principles, recommendations to guide improvements and an implementation plan outlining priorities and funding strategies for the next 10 years. The guiding principles for the new parks plans are to: • Provide parks, recreation and trail opportunities that are accessible and affordable to people of all ages and abilities; • Develop parks and recreation facilities that enhance individual health, family and community well-being; • Develop and operate parks and facilities that encourage volunteerism, partnerships and inter-agency cooperation; • Foster opportunities that celebrate the history and culture of the area and its people; • Create opportunities to promote physical activity, exposure to nature and social interactions; • Develop and promote connections between parks and recreation amenities through walkways, trails and greenways; • Respect, protect

and celebrate the environment; • Encourage opportunities for environmental stewardship, protection and education • Utilize parks to attract visitors, encourage tourism, and stimulate the economy; • Foster opportunities for community participation in cultural, music and art events; • Ensure meaningful community consultation with the public, stakeholders and First Nations. The new parks plan makes a number of area-specific recommendations for new parks and improvements over the next 10 years. Implementation of these will be guided by budgets and priorities over that time period. In addition to specific projects identified for each community, a number of general park recommendations were made and these are to: • Increase the num-

ber of park benches, walking paths and shade trees; • Install outdoor exercise-fitness equipment in parks and adjacent to community centres; • Work with provincial agencies and local clubs to conduct an environmental scoping of species and habitats at risk to determine if further conservation actions are warranted; • Consider implementing a Canada Goose control program; • Add First Nations names and text to signage in parks; • Continue to work with Shuswap Tourism on the kiosk program; • Implement a seasonal interpretive program on the history and environment in Area C. The general recommendations for trails are to: • Undertake an active transportation plan; • Undertake a feasibility study for a major destination trail; • Continue work on a detailed planning process for a blueways initiative and park infrastructure with the Shuswap Trail Alliance;

• Work with the Switzmalph Cultural Society to develop interpretive signage; • Install trail etiquette signage to promote multiuse of trails. Unfortunately, all of the exciting details in the new Area C Parks Plan cannot be covered here in adequate detail. I would encourage everyone to access the parks plan at to learn about the recommendations for new projects in your area. I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the members of the Area C Parks Advisory Committee for their dedication and involvement throughout this process. This committee includes Shirley Bates, David Barton, Nicole Jeans-Williams, Elise Menard Jonker, Carmen Massey, Jack McInally and Heather O’Brien. -Paul Demenok is the Area C Director for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

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Why support outdoor learning? shusWap passion Jim Cooperman The initiative to reopen the South Canoe School as an outdoor learning school is attracting significant support from parents and the local community, with over 110 “intent to register” forms completed. It is an opportune time, as Salmon Arm schools are bursting at the seams with students due to increased enrollment and the court decision mandating smaller class sizes. Interest in outdoor learning is skyrocketing, due in part to technological and social changes that have resulted in a growing disconnect between young people and the natural world. There are many advantages to using the South Canoe School, which is located on five acres of land with one acre that is forested, where outdoor classrooms could be located. Agriculture could be part of the curriculum, as there would be opportunities for gardening, beekeeping and animal husbandry. Another option would be to engage the students in restoration efforts, such as planting trees on some of the cleared land. In addition, there are numerous nearby trails to explore and the South Canoe community has identified portions of

private land that students could utilize. The outdoor learning movement began in 2005 after Richard Louv wrote his groundbreaking book, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Although the disorder is not a true medical condition, many researchers have determined that spending too much time indoors and in front of screens can lead to many conditions, including stress, anger, attention deficit disorder, obesity, sleep problems, autism, and even myopia (nearsightedness). Of course it is not just students that are becoming isolated from the natural world, it is an increasing percentage of the population as urbanization continues to expand and more time is spent indoors. Parents, who have become more protective due to fears spread by the media and entertainment, limit opportunities for their children to spend time outdoors. To address the growing problems, the Children and Nature Network was created by Louv and his colleagues to promote the values of outdoor learning. Its website lists over 500 peer reviewed articles that

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document the health and educational benefits from re-connecting children to nature. Outdoor activities result in greater vitamin D levels, improved eyesight, lower obesity rates, improved sense of social wellbeing, less disruptive behavior, improved relationship skills and lower levels of stress, anger, depression and aggression. Studies show that outdoor activities result in significant increases in the ability to focus, thus these activities benefit academic performance with marked improvements in reading, writing, science, math, and social studies. As well, connecting with nature enhances creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. Overall, students who spend more time out-

doors demonstrate better engagement with learning. Students at the proposed South Canoe Outdoor School will benefit not just from spending more time outdoors, but also from inquiry-based learning methods that focus on fostering curiosity, seeking solutions and imaginative play. Place-based learning will encourage students to connect with local flora and fauna, geographic features and with local history. As well, students will develop strong and compassionate relationships with their peers and the wider community, as the school nurtures compassion, collaboration and resiliency. The creation of an outdoor school in the district would be a con-

tinuation of the ongoing outdoor learning initiative that has been underway for a number of years. Teachers have been participating in professional development programs dedicated to outdoor learning, 14 schools have participated in “Outdoor Awesome” events, students are taking part in habitat restoration projects and a number of schools now have outdoor learning spaces and gardens. Overall, the goal for the teachers promoting outdoor learning is to develop a program that contributes to the cultural shift towards human and planetary health. Given that the Shuswap has so much to offer, it only makes sense that our schools focus more on the natural world.

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Donations to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation in the name of a loved one will help to provide for the wellness of others. Participation in a Planned Giving program is an opportunity to “pay it forward” for the gift of living in the wonderful, caring community of the Shuswap. Planned Giving can be arranged in many ways such as: • Securities or Real Estate • Life Insurance • Cash Donations • Charitable Trusts • Retirement Plans • Wills & Estates We invite you to speak to your accountant, lawyer or financial advisor to discuss the numerous tax advantages to planned giving.

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During the season of giving, the Market News provides a free opportunity for non-profit groups to describe themselves and how they can be helped by community contributions. Shuswap Society for the Arts and Culture The Shuswap Society for the Arts and Culture’s prime objective is to promote the establishment of a multi-functional performing arts centre for the area. A modern facility would greatly enhance any presentations made in our community by its many talented artist, musicians, dancers and thespians as well as enticing performing groups from outside our area to come to Salmon Arm. The new facility could also serve as a permanent home for the arts, crafts and cultural groups. It could also serve as an ideal rehearsal venue for choirs and bands with ample storage space and proper acoustics. The society

can use your input by sharing your ideas, expertise and of course cash donations. Help us make this community dream come true. Our artists deserve a proper facility to show off their talents. The audience deserves a proper facility to watch these events. To make a contribution towards this project, contact Jake Jacobson, president, at 832-2300 or visit our web site, Or email: jake@simfx. com.

help. We’ve got loads of different programs and some fun things we could use for the kids are: New or used Wii equipment or games; Natural, sturdy toys; Flat screen wall-mounted TV; Lego; Photo printer; Board games; Art supplies; Bean bag chairs. We need lots of other things too, even though they aren’t as much fun: Diapers (sizes 3-5); Area rugs, Projector for the computer. For some of our families who are having a tough time it would be nice if we could pass along: Swim passes; Shuswap Children’s Movie passes; Gas Association cards; Grocery cards; Dear Santa: Waterproof mittens. 3.5” x 2.5” | Maximum We are Shuswap And of course, cash Children’s Association, is always a perfect fit helping lots of families because many of the with special kids who things we need are sometimes need extra very specialized and we

can find just the right equipment supplier. Santa, we really look forward to you coming down our chimney at 240 Shuswap Street NE. If you want to know more about our wish list, please phone us at 250-833-0164. Shuswap Community Foundation Shuswap Community Foundation provides a source of funding for charitable organizations in the Shuswap. Income from the permanent capital fund, now almost $9 million is paid out in annual grantsSize: to charitable Font 30 orpt ganizations throughout the Shuswap. Since the Foundation’s inception, grants given out total more than $2.1 million.

Gifts to the foundation, large and small, work together to enhance our community. A donation to the foundation is “a gift that keeps on growing” in the community forever. There will be no end to the good that you have done. Why not shift from consumption to contribution? Family Endowment funds and memorial donations keep memories alive. Rather than buying a gift to celebrate an occasion, donate to the foundation in the name of loved ones. Interested in learning more about the foundation? Check out www. or call 250- 832-5428. Or drop into our office at 102-160 Harbourfront DR NE, in Salmon Arm, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday to

Friday. Closed on statutory holidays. Mail to: Box 624, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4N7. The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge A donkey’s lifespan is 35 to 50 years of age and as a result senior donkeys in B.C. need a safe home to come to so they can live out their final years. As a result of their lifespan, donkeys can often outlive their owners and can end up at an animal auction and be purchased for the meat market. Senior donkeys just like humans need the extra care and medical attention that is required by the aging body. The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge provides a permanent

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Feed Enderby & District Food Bank


The Feed Enderby & District Food Bank (FED) is a volunteer-run organization providing monthly food hampers to adults, seniors and children living in Enderby and Area F of the Regional District of North Okanagan. Over 200 people are served on average each month and over 300 people will be served in December 2017. In addition to non-perishable items, clients receive fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, frozen meat, eggs, milk and margarine.

Perishables for clients come via FED’s food recovery program involving local farmers and merchants. Additional food and gifts for children are provided at Christmas. FED needs donations of cash, non-perishable food items that are in date, unopened and undamaged, pet food, baby food, diapers and personal care items such as shampoo, soap, body wash, toilet paper and feminine hygiene products. The Realtors’ Food Drive on Dec. 5 is an easy way to donate. FED is also seeking more volunteers so it can better meet the needs of the community. FED is located at 102-907 Belvedere St. Call 250-938-3114 for information and 250-

838-9450 or eppic50@ to volunteer. The Shuswap Family Resource & Referral Centre

The Shuswap Family Resource & Referral Centre (SFRRC) is a non-profit organization that has been providing needed services to the communities of Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Sorrento and Enderby for 29 years. SFRRC supports families and individuals of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. We provide programs such as Adoption Resource and Support, Child and Youth Mental Health Outreach, Community Kitchen, Community Support Counselling,

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The Reaching Out Multiple Sclerosis Society (ROMSS) is a local registered charity, consisting of volunteers, providing assistance and information to people in the Salmon Arm region with MS. Our motto is “helping people locally” and we

are devoted to making a difference in our community. We are not associated with the MS Society of Canada, and receive no funding from them. While MS Canada focuses on research, we focus on helping people deal with dayto-day issues. Many people with MS report difficulty walking and balance as the most challenging aspects of the disease, restricting daily activities and affecting emotional and financial well being. Obtaining mobility equipment is extremely costly and can be too expensive for many low-income earners. Our mission at ROMSS has been to provide funding for mobility aids such as scooters, wheelchairs,

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often involve the police. We have services that provide emotional support to children, youth, woman, seniors and men. These services include: The Transition House Program (24 hours for women fleeing abuse with or without children); the Children Who Witness Abuse Program; the Police Based Victim Services Program; the Stopping the Violence Counseling Program; the Community Counselling Program; the Outreach Program and the Community Based Victim Services Program. How can you help? You can donate by mail, in person or online at https://www. We will send a tax receipt. Please make cheques payable to: SAFE Society, PO Box 1463, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 4P6. We gratefully accept donations of: diapers; canned food; clothing; kids snacks; pots/pans/ dishes; baby food; toilet paper; pasta/rice/ flour; feminine items; cleaning supplies; linen/ towels; sugar/coffee/tea. Call 250-832-9616 to arrange to drop off your gifts. Registered charity # 130529951RR0001. Thank you for helping make a positive difference in the lives of many. BC SPCA (Shuswap) The mission of the BC SPCA is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wildlife animals in B.C. In 2016, the BC SPCA provided a wide range of services to care for 42,970 animals in distress or need through the society’s 44 locations. Everyday items we wish for: canned wet cat/kitten food, canned wet dog/puppy food, garbage bags, recycling bags, HE laundry soap, liquid hand soap, paper towels, bathroom tissue, Dawn dish soap. Other items we wish for: pens, permanent

markers, 8.5x11 white photocopier paper, gently used power tools, folding indoor chairs, halogen lightbulbs for standard fixtures, Kleenex, yard rakes. We are always recruiting for dedicated Volunteers who can help out at the branch by cleaning animals, sorting bottle recycling, yard and minor building repairs, dog walking, animal fostering (in their homes) and laundry. For more, contact Victoria Olynik, Shuswap Branch Manager BCSPCA , 5850 Auto Road SE, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 2X2, call 250-832-7376, or email volynik@spca. Seniors’ Resource Centre

The Seniors’ Resource Centre is a non-profit registered charity which provides assistance to seniors. Our dedicated group of volunteers contributed over 7,800 hours of their time last year to deliver 14 different programs and services to seniors. Our programs provide assistance with shopping, meal service (frozen ‘Better Meals’), support programs such as Senior Advisor, Friendly Check-In (phone calls to lonely, shut-in seniors) and Caregivers Support Group. We provide a foot care program, medical drive program, an adult day program (Day Away), a Tuesday lunch program (Lunch with Friends) and a free income tax preparation program for low-income people of all ages (just under 1,200 were done last year). In addition to our programs and services, we provide interesting and rewarding opportunities for volunteers. Monetary donations from individuals and community groups help us keep each of the programs affordable to the seniors who need and rely on them. Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at our office. For more comprehensive information on our

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Centre and programs, visit our website at You can also call 250-832-7000 or drop by the office at 320A 2nd Avenue NE Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1H1 (below Dr. Chu’s Dental Office). Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre

The Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre Society is responsible for the funding and operation of the Community Health Centre in Sorrento. The society operates this primary health care centre and pays the rent, utilities, cleaning, insurance and the salary of the medical

office assistant from fundraising initiatives and donations from the community. Our operating budget is $50,000 per year. We house an Interior Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) and are seeking a physician to complement the services provided by the NP. We have charitable status and provide tax deductible receipts for donations greater than $20. There is a second option to support the centre financially. That is an endowment fund with the Shuswap Community Foundation. Individuals are encouraged to make donations or leave bequests to the Sorrento Health Centre Endowment, c/o the Commu-


nity Foundation. Those who wish to make cash donations to the Society may mail such donations to the Society at PO Box 193, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 or drop them off at the Health Centre above Munro’s IDA Pharmacy on the TCH in Sorrento. For more information, call Marilyn Clark, President, at 250-675-2449. Shuswap Theatre Comfy Bottoms project

This year marks 40 years of Shuswap Theatre entertaining area audiences. To celebrate this anniversary, we are fundraising to replace our aging seats. Some are over 50 years old, having been obtained

second hand from the Salmar, and require constant maintenance. As well as mounting three or four productions a year, a three-day summer festival, Seniors’ Theatre and Improv groups, Shuswap Theatre is rented by many local and travelling arts organizations. The seats have hosted many, many bottoms! Each new seat will cost $250, making the project goal $35,000. Shuswap Community Foundation donated $5,000 to kick-start the project and supporters are being invited to purchase one or more seats. Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted and receive a tax-deductible receipt. Donors of $250 or more will be acknowl-


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Sharing the Shuswap’s history friendS & neighbourS Leah Blain

One of the community highlights of the winter is annual Christmas gathering of the Salmon Arm branch of the Okanagan Historical Society. Every year a guest speaker gives a presentation on some aspect of Shuswap history. This year Dave Harper will be presenting a talk and slideshow on wharves, boats, and activities that place in bygone days in the Salmon Arm bay. Dave moved to Salmon Arm as a youngster in 1961. “I started grade eight here and I graduated in 1966. I went to the school of hard knocks for a few years and then I went to Capilano.” He studied media where he learned everything from photography and graphics to audio. “I came back here as a freelancer for quite a few years - mostly photography and I taught night school. I moved to Vancouver and worked in multi-

media production. In the early days of multimedia it was mostly fancy slide shows.” Then Dave went back to school for a diploma course in computers and technology. “That set me off in my present path. I moved back here because my parents lived here and not doing so well. I was the only child who wasn’t married and didn’t have kids. I had no problem moving back here, I’m not a city person.” In the meantime Dave taught computer courses at the college got involved with the museum. He helped with several projects dealing with old photographs. Through this interest, Dave eventually became something of a serendipitous expert on Salmon Arm’s past. “I’m not a trained historian, but I love dealing with old photographs. I started talking to people and collecting stories.” The Historical So-

ciety asked him to do a 20-minute presentation on the early activities in the Salmon Arm bay. The only challenge for him is keeping it to 20 minutes.

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“It was fun getting stuff together,” he says, adding that he could easily talk for four hours on the subject.

“If we were sitting here 10,000 years ago, the water would be 300 feet above our heads.” He will talk on the panorama of the valley and how it looked long before the white people came, and what kind of activity the Salmon Arm bay would have seen in the time of the early European settlers. It would take decades before anyone realized the beauty and potential of the Salmon Arm bay. “It there was any tourism it was in Sicamous and along Mara Lake - people were heading to the Okanagan. The Shuswap was a dead end destination. The early maps showed Sicamous and

they’d say, ‘Yeah more lake…’” Dave Harper’s talk for the Salmon Arm Branch of the Okanagan Historical Society

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Here are a few gift ideas to put a smile on your favourite bookworm’s face this Christmas. Obviously, all book lovers appreciate a good read. If you know their literary preferences - and which titles already grace their shelves - then a good book or a riveting magazine is your best bet! Furthermore, you could always try to get your hands on a rare edition of their favourite book. Other winning options include a subscription to a literary magazine or a gift card to spend at a local bookstore. Consider their reading habits. A bathtub tray, a soft cushion or an assortment of

hot chocolates, for example, could all make excellent, gifts! Similarly, various reading aids and accessories (reading lamp, decorative bookends, personalized bookmark, etc.) could be just what your bookworm needs. A charm shaped like a book, coasters with famous passages engraved on the surface, a notebook signed by a famous author - there are tons of unique accessories available on the market for the literature lovers in your life. Why not buy a game, puzzle or mug featuring characters from their favourite book? And if the tale in question was made into

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Musical entertainment by Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Band Bring Cash donations or healthy food donations to support families in need.

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2017 South Shuswap Christmas Light Up Friday December 1st - 6:00 to 8:00 pm

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We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

The Sorrento Lions will be serving Hot Dogs and Santa Claus will be there . Fireworks will be the Grand Finale.  Live music by The Kringles, Sorrento Preschool and Sorrento School and there will be Candy Canes and Hot Chocolate too!

Gift Ideas for five types of enthusiast Looking for gift. ideas to spoil your loved ones? Why not use their passions as inspiration to find the perfect present? Whatever their favourite pastimes, there is no shortage of options! 1. For the sports fanatic: an athlete or a coach’s biography, tickets to a sporting event (hockey, baseball, tennis, Formula I, boxing), sports equipment (sports bag, golf club head covers, head lamps, clothing and accessories), a gift card for a specialty sports store, a sports-themed movie, etc. 2. For the art lover: handcrafted home accessories made by a local artisan, an art book, art supplies, a subscription to

an arts magazine, tickets to an inspiring show (theatre, ballet, orchestra), an annual pass to a local museum, etc. 3. For the culinary genius: kitchen supplies (a quality casserole dish, mixing bowls, novelty measuring cups), a unique apron, a cookbook, a cooking class, fine ingredients, a gift certificate for a gourmet restaurant, etc. 4. For the adrenaline junkie: a bungee

jumping experience, amusement park passes, a subscription to an extreme sports magazine, free entry to a local climbing centre, a day of go-karting, etc. 5. For the gardening guru: a horticultural guide, a garden tool belt, a kneeler stool, an assortment of flower seeds, a plant, quality garden shears, a special notebook to use as a gardening journal, etc.

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Cedar Heights Community Centre volunteers help children ages three to 12 find the perfect gift for that special person or pet from an array of affordable, gently used items, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2316 Lakeview Dr. Donations of like-new items for the sale can be dropped off at the Centre from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call Carol 250-675-3155. Carlin Hall hosts a coffee house at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Take non-perishable food or money for the Second Harvest Food Bank. For more information, call Joan O’Brien at 250835-0104.

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Six acts announced for 2018 festival Barb Brouwer Salmon Arm Observer

The weather may be chilly, but Roots and Blues artistic director Peter North is busy lining up a hot list of artists for next year’s festival. As the calendar flips into 2018, it marks the 50th anniversary of Sly and the Family Stone, the ground-breaking interracial band from the San Francisco Bay area that created an amazing and timeless body of work between 1967 and 1974. Fusing soul, funk, rock and psychedelic sounds, the Family Stone provided a soundtrack to the times with tunes like Stand, Everyday People, Dance To The Music, Thank You, Family Affair, I Want To Take You Higher, M’Lady and Hot Fun In The Summertime. No wonder the Family Stone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and through the years influenced greats like Prince and that their music was reworked by many hip hop and rap stars. Founding members of the band, Jerry Martini and Greg Errico, along with Sly’s daughter Phunne, will take the audience higher on the main stage on Saturday, Aug. 18. From across the Pond, Martin Simpson brings more to the world of British traditional and contemporary folk music than is almost imaginable, says North. Playing a mix of Mexican son jarocho mixed in with Irish jigs and reels, country and bluegrass, soul, pop and funk, along with a healthy dose of ska, soca and African high life seasoned with a dash of reggae, it’s The Paperboys. The Vancouver band will be front and centre at Roots and Blues 2018, says an enthusiastic North. “This is one of the best folk bands this country has ever seen,”

he says of the group led by Tom Landa that has been making music for 25 years and very early on established itself as one of the most exciting and innovative units on the international roots music scene. “They have played all over the world, so reliable, so tasty.” While the festival has presented many fine blues artists over the past 25 years, few have come to the event with the pedigree and resume that defines guitarist, singer and songwriter Rick Vito, says North. Vito was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1987 through 1991, touring the world with the group and contributing four original tunes to the Behind The Mask album. He has been a featured player on Bob

Seger’s albums since 1986. He also played with John Mayall, Jackson Browne, Little Richard, Roger McGuinn, Bobby Whitlock, Dobie Gray, John Fogerty, Delaney & Bonnie, Albert Collins, Dolly Parton, Maria Muldaur and others. Moving right along, “mysticssippi bluesman” Harry Manx will switch it up and tailors his exotic sounds to a union with the Yaletown String Quartet. Looking south to the heart of Mexico, Son de Madera will bring a traditional sound that has not been commonplace at Roots and Blues. Founded in 1992, this is a son jarocho band based in Veracruz, Mexico, its core members are Hernández, Tereso Vega, and Rubí Oseguera Rueda. Tickets for the Aug.

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Hair, hair for research Moustaches, both real and artificial, were on display for the fourth annual Moustache Formal and Grilled Cheese cookoff at Grattitude Yoga on Saturday, Nov. 25. Over $500 was raised for prostate cancer research. Jim Elliot/Salmon arm obSErvEr

Navigating towards forgiveness Emily GarrEtt Cinemaphile The Shuswap Film Society presents The Midwife, a tale of loss, love and forgiveness. As Claire (Catherine Frot) nears her 50th birthday she finds her world in upheaval: Professionally, the maternity hospital where she works as a midwife is about to close it’s doors and Claire is determined not to work in an impersonal modern facility.

Personally, she has long been single and doesn’t know how to respond to her neighbour’s romantic gestures, while her son Simon announces he is leaving medical school to build a life with his girlfriend Lucie. At this already tempestuous time in her life, Claire is suddenly contacted by her father’s former mistress Beatrice (Catherine

Deneuve), a colourfully irresponsible woman who indulges in all the finer things in life; they are opposites in every way. Claire’s suspicion that Beatrice wants something from her are soon confirmed when Beatrice confides she is ill and has no one else to turn to. Torn between rejection and a nurturing instinct, director and writer Martin Provost (Seraphine) delivers a beautiful character study as Claire does her best to navigate her way back to love and forgiveness.

The Midwife shows at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Salmar Classic Theatre.

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Christmas blues to bright NaN diCkie Opening Our Eyes It’s December already, again, so soon. ’Tis the season to be… jolly? It’s no secret that December and “the holidays” are, for many people, the most stressful time of the year. We all know why. There is overt pressure to buy, and then buy more, presents for Christmas. Holiday decorations and catchy Christmas tunes confront us everywhere we go— there’s no escaping them. We are supposed to love the trappings— the wrappings, the tree, the lights, the music, the hustle and bustle. I’m not meaning to be Ms. Humbug here. These are realities that weigh on, and wear down, too many people. I know that Christmas for lots of people is a time of merriment, of joyous family gatherings, of sharing good wishes with everyone they meet, of loving to give presents to others. For many people, the wide ranging stresses of this season lead to depression, sometimes

a most debilitating depression. That is how it was for me for many years. When I was young, I started dreading Christmas in mid-November. I felt extremely lonely, especially in crowds, especially buying presents, especially among people who were being super-cheerful and excited about upcoming festivities. I couldn’t wait until Boxing Day, because then, all of a sudden, it was over, finished, all done for another year. At one point, I decided to just ignore the Christmas season. This was completely impossible, of course, as it would require sticking my head in the sand for a month. At a recent depression support group meeting, I asked participants how they felt about Christmas approaching. I was expecting many negative responses to my question. However, I was surprised. One person said, “I love going to arts and crafts fairs to

see great pottery and photographs.” Another said, “I go to choral concerts; the music and voices are wonderful; I just don’t associate it at all with Christmas. I enjoy the music for what it is.” Another said, “I love the fact that days start getting longer on December 21!” What I realized from these, and many more positive responses, is that there are so many different ways to view, approach and experience the Christmas season. We have a choice; in fact, we have many choices. And we have personal control. We can replace an old habit of thinking about the season in a negative way (“I can’t stand it”) with a new attitude. (“I’m going to do those things I really enjoy doing this December.”) Wouldn’t this be a wonderful gift to give ourselves?! -Nan Dickie is the facilitator of a peerled depression support group in Salmon Arm. Meetings are held the first and third Mondays at Askews Uptown community room at noon. Everyone, including supporters, welcome. Info:; 250 832-3733.

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Haydn Gjaltema of the Salmon Arm Midget Rec team chases the puck into West Kelowna’s end of the ice during a game on Hucul Pond on Saturday, Nov. 25. The team closed out the weekend with three losses and one tie.


round-robin game which saw the ’Tips run into significant penalty trouble. A three-win, one-loss record earned the ’Tips second place in their pool and a date with a strong Langley squad in one of the tournament’s semi-finals. The game was close late into the third period before the ’Tips scored two goals including an empty netter, to win 4-1. Jaxon Hadath led the team with two goals while goaltender Christian Johnson made numer-

ous fantastic saves to seal the win. In the championship game, the ’Tips had an opportunity for redemption against NSWC. The team from Salmon Arm came out strong, but found themselves down 5-2 half way through the second period. However, the team was resilient and battled back to tie the game 6-6 midway through the third period before eventually falling 8-7 despite the ’Tips controlling play late in the game.

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Last week, the District of Sicamous completed the purchase of the Sicamous Medical Clinic ensuring this facility and its important services remain in our community. The sole purpose in acquiring this property was to build and enhance health care programs and services for generations to come. The District of Sicamous has been actively recruiting for a second physician and plans on accessing federal/provincial grant funding to upgrade the facility and expand community and area health care services. The District of Sicamous wishes to sincerely thank both Dr. Johnstone and Dr. Beech for their years of service to our community and their desire to ensure this facility remains in public hands. During the purchase negotiations, both Dr. Johnstone and Dr. Beech recognized that the sale of the building and its purchase price was secondary as compared to whom the new owner would be or, more importantly, -should be. They provided the community a legacy by ensuring the building and its essential services are owned and operated by the taxpayers of Sicamous. We thank them for both their vision and persistence to make this sale possible.

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PeeWee ‘Tips take silver In the first game, the ‘Tips beat an overwhelmed Prince George squad 9-0 thanks to a five-point effort by Rylan Blackstock. In the second game, Caleb Dehoog led the team to victory over Kamloops 6-0 with two goals and two assists and took home game MVP honours. The second day of competition saw the Silvertips start the day with a comfortable 9-2 victory over Quesnel before falling 9-2 to NSWC in their final



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For their second straight tournament, the Salmon Arm GM Pee Wee Silvertips made it to the championship game. This time, unfortunately, they came up short, losing to the North Shore Winter Club (NSWC) in what was an intense and hard-fought gold-medal game. The Silvertips opened the tournament round-robin play with back-to-back shutouts by the team’s goaltenders Isaac Mitchell and Christian Johnson.

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Fans have chance to get in on road trip Jim Elliot Salmon Arm Observer

The Silverbacks will once again benefit from a wild and crazy cheering section which will follow them on the road to Vernon. Following a well received bus trip to Vernon for Silverbacks Fans on Friday November third which was paid for including tickets to watch the ‘Backs play the Vipers another free trip is being offered on Dec. 30. The last trip saw the bus packed with Silverbacks loyalists dressed in crazy costumes such

as a big hairy gorilla and fans sporting tutus and dyed-purple hair. The bus will likely be filled with costumed Silver-backers once again as autographed team jerseys will also be awarded to both the male and female fan who shows up with the best costume. Thirty tickets are on offer for Silverbacks’ volunteers and another 30 for other fans. Sign up for the trip will be at the Silverbacks’ Dec. 1 home game vs. Wenatchee at a table at the top of the interior stairs – first come, first signed up.

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A group of Silverbacks fans made the journey by bus to Vernon to cheer on their team as they faced the Vipers on Friday, Nov. 3. The Silverbacks ownership group paid for tickets to the game and for the bus.


Christmas in Sicamous 2017 Let the Christmas Spirit Flow!

Saturday, December 2nd

• Senior’s Centre Christmas Bazaar 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Eagle Valley Seniors Centre, Shuswap Avenue. • Malakwa Christmas Market - 10 – 2 unique gifts, fun games visit with friends and family! • Downtown Light-up, Parade & Fire-

works 5:30 – 6pm– Mainstreet 4:30 pm start for Bonfire, Horse & Carriage tours, Carol Sing, Lion’s Chuckwagon, Mainstreet Landing • Santa visit & Tree Light-up 6:00 pm. Fireworks to follow immediately! • An Old Fashioned Christmas Gathering 6:15 - 8:00 pm. After the Fireworks, follow Santa & the horses to Finlayson Park for a Light Tour on the park side of town. Wait for a ride or end your tour with the warm comfort of a hot beverage and Xmas goodies at ‘home Suite home’ Suites, 610 Pine Street,

where your Eagle Valley Community Support Society will be waiting to say ‘Thank You’ for your outstanding support of our local area communities!

Sunday, December 3rd

• Firemen’s Food & Toy Drive, Sicamous, Malakwa & Swansea Pt. between 10 – 3 depending on the community. Listen for the sirens in a street by street drive. If you miss them you can drop your donations to the local Resource Centres on a weekday during regular hours. • SASCU Sponsored Family Skate with the Eagles 4:30 – 5:30 at the S & D Rec-


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reation Centre • Spaghetti Dinner with Santa, the Eagle Elves and the Firemen! Santa’s Workshop, Gift Shop, Wrapping Table & Face Painting starts at 5 pm upstairs. After your skate, warm up with a Santa visit 5:30 – 6:30 & a Spaghetti dinner by donation to the Eagle Valley Support Society, sponsoried with the help of the Rec Centre Society and the Eagles Hockey. • Christmas Children Concert, 6 pm start , Boys and Girls Club, Malakwa Gospel Church

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and Happy New Year 2018! We hid $50 BILLS in our SASCU ATMs! If you Get one - It’s yours! We donate 10¢ to local food banks everytime a SASCU ATM is used in December.

We wish you a safe and sparkly holiday. All SASCU branches will be closed from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26

seasons greatings from the sicamous team!

Season’s Greetings 250-836-2541

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Friday, December 1, 2017 Page A25 Looking for a new or used vehicle? Check out the Salmon Arm Observer and the Shuswap Market News for great deals at our local car dealers.

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Shuswap Children’s Association executive director June Stewart receives a $25,000 cheque from the Royal Bank of Canada staff to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Salmon Arm RBC branch.

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Christmas in Sicamous 2017 Wednesday, December 6 th:

• Lion’s Club Food Bank Bingo – Doors open 5 pm . Upstairs at the Rec Centre. Early Bird Games start 5:45 pm. Food concession available. Lots of raffle prizes. Proceeds to the local Food Banks. Non perishable items collected at the door.

Friday, December 8 th:

• Christmas at the Library, 6 -7 FREE. Drop in for stories, songs, puppets, treats and special guests.

Friday December 15th:

Friday December 22nd:

Sunday December 17th:

Sunday December 24th:

• Sicamous Parents and Tots Christmas Party, 10 – 12, Eagle Valley Resource Centre. Santa is coming too @ 11 am! • Christmas at the Hub, 5-7 on Finlayson Street, weather permitting bring your skates for outdoor ice skating! • Festive Musical Service , United Church- 10 am., with guests the Black and Bluez Band.

Sunday December 10th: • 3rd Annual Christmas on the Point - 2- 4 pm, Swansea Pt. Firehall, photos with Santa (bring your camera), crafts, activities, door prizes, face painting, Silent Auction supporting the Eagle Valley Community Support Society, hot beverages treats and gifts for the kids! Lots of fun and visiting! Wed.Dec 13th: • Malakwa Parents and Tots Christmas 10 -12, Waffle Breakfast, Malakwa Preschool - Eagle River Winter Band Concert – 7 pm start, Eagle3 River Secondary.

Tuesday December 19th:

Thursday December 14th:

Thursday December 21st:

• Parkview Winter Concert, 5:30 and entertainment! • Toque Toss. Catch the Eagles Home Game 7 pm start. For the 2nd Intermission (8:30 ish)Toque Toss. Bring a new toque, mitts, scarf or purchase ‘Literacy Socks’ (supporting Literacy) at the game to throw onto the ice’.  Give the gift of warmth!   Food bank donations are accepted at the Eagles  home games on Nov. 26th, Dec. 2nd, 9th, and 11th.!

• Cambie Country Christmas 7 pm. At Cambie Hall. Bring a plate of goodies to share. Bring your songs, skits and laughter! • Christmas Eve Service Malakwa Gospel, 6:30 pm.. Everyone welcome! • Family Friendly Candle Light Christmas Eve Service, United Church, 7 pm. -Shuswap Community Church Service – 7 pm, Parkview School

Monday December 25th:

• Community Christmas Dinner, 12 pm, Seniors Activity Centre. No need to be alone at Christmas..register at the Senior’s Centre or the Resource Centre to help with planning.

• CPR Holiday Train arrives to Silver Sands Siding • Christmas Tea – Malakwa Learning Academy 1- 2 pm approx. 5:15. A delightful light-up in a great location, spirit lifting entertainment with Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band. Stay warm by the Bonfire and Award Winning fill up at the Lions’ Restaurant concession with hotdogs, cookies and hot Enjoy 4 Seasons drinks. Concession Accommodations open at 4:45 pm. Donations of non Restaurant 250-836-4906 Motel 250-836-2290 ishable food items or money are welcome and will support the Sicamous & Malakwa Makers of Vodka Food Banks. From all of us at

Wishing you the best this Holiday Season

Merry Christmas

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24 hour Truck Service (Starting Dec) Full Automotive Service Full Retread Service Section Repair 250-836-2312 / Cell: 250-517-0750 1570 Maier Road, Sicamous

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business license renewals

2018 Business License renewals will be processed in December 2017. Invoices will be mailed, and payment will be required by January 31, 2018. When payment has been received, the business license will be provided. If you are no longer in business, please contact the District office to advise.

notice to home owners

If you have not already claimed your 2017 Home Owner Grant and are eligible to claim it for the 2017 year, please claim it on or before December 22 at 12:00 noon. Even if you do not pay your taxes, please make application for your Home Owner Grant, as payment is not required to claim. Fill out the bottom portion of your 2017 property tax notice and return it to the District office. If your property tax notice has been misplaced, a duplicate can be printed at the District office.

sicamous dog park closure

To accommodate the Ripped Sno Bike Race for the Family Day weekend a portion of the Dog Park will be closed from January 2, 2017 to February 17, 2018. More information to come.

parade and light up road closure 4:30 pm - Events at 200 Main Street start 5:30 pm - Parade 6:00 pm - Light-Up and fireworks

Main Street will be closed from Shuswap Avenue to Riverside Avenue on Saturday December 2, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm for the Sicamous Parade and Light-Up event. We ask that all cars be removed from this area prior to 4:00 pm. Thank you for your cooperation.

district of sicamous holiday office hours December 13

Regular Council Meeting, 6:00pm in Council Chambers

December 22

The District Office closes and will re-open on January 2, 2018 Public Works staff will be working through the Holiday Season and may be contacted by calling 250-836-4105. Should staff not be available please leave a message. After hours emergency telephone number: 1-250-852-5741

snow removal priority map

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Chase Country Christmas! Check out our Specials Pizza • Pasta • Salad • Wings and more

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Chase Country Christmas 2017

Friday, December 1st & Saturday December 2nd S ’ E T PEza & Pasta Piz

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Schedule of Events

Friday, December 1st

Liquor Store

5:30 pm Parade from Arena to Pharmachoice

3:00 pm Best decorated Business Presentation. Sponsored by the Chase Chamber

Merry Christmas 9 am - 11 pm 7 days a week including holidays

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“Service above self” “Want to make a difference in your community? Join the Rotary Club of Chase. We meet Thursdays at 5:30. Call Teri 250-819-0428.

4:00 pm - 7:30 pm Country Christmas Store - Family Night (Adults must be accompanied by a child) 723 Shuswap ave. (Old jewellery store location) 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm Street closure uptown. Street vendors, hayrides, bonfire, & instore specials.

6:00 pm Music by Tanner Dawson @ Village U Brew 6:30 - 7:30 pm Peter Murray Hayrides by donation. (Chase Heat Hockey Team) 6:30 - 7:30 pm Street hockey with Minor Hockey & Heat Team

Saturday, December 2nd 8:00 am - 11:00 am Lions Pancake Breakfast at the Community Hall

See us for all your Christmas Goodies

8:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Craft & Vendor Fair at the Community Hall. Craft, tea & bake sale at Creekside Downtown Chase 250-679-8338

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Country Christmas Store - Open to the public

raig’s Bakery

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Free pictures & story time with Santa & Mrs. Claus at Safety Mart. Photos by Darion Lee Photography.

Save the Tax

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Drop off your new/used winter wear at the Arena

Friday, Dec. 1st to Sunday, Dec. 3rd

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chase Heat Hockey Game. Please bring an item for the Food Bank. On Ice entertainment between 1st & 2nd period

Lewis & Short Hardware (formerly Tru Value Hardware) 741 Shuswap Ave., Chase 250-679-3355

Happy Holidays! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with peace and happiness!

from all of us at…

Chase Dental Clinic Closed Dec. 22, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018, re-opening Jan. 2, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call:

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Don’t forget the holiday train is coming to Chase Friday December 15th


• Gift Ideas • Stocking Stuffers • Snowboard Equipment & Clothing • Snow Jackets, Pants, Gloves, Toques & more • Casual Clothing • Dakine Bags & Accessories FXR Snowmobile Gear


Musical entertainment by Alan Doyle & the Beautiful Band

Sports Shop

927 Shuswap Ave., Chase (250) 679-8456

Across from the Chase RCMP Building from 3 to 3:30 pm Bring Cash donations or healthy food donations to support families in need.

Follow Food Banks Canada’s heart-healthy donation recommendations and bring: • Grain Products – whole grain bread, brown rice, whole wheat crackers, hot and cold cereals, granola bars, muffins • Vegetables and Fruit – canned fruit and vegetables, 100% fruit juice, tomato sauce, canned soup, tomato juice, and applesauce • Milk Products – dry milk powder, milk puddings, cheese spreads, fresh milk, yogurt, and cheese (if accepted) • Meat and Alternatives – canned meat and fish, peanut butter, canned baked beans, dried or canned beans and lentils • Reduced sodium canned and jarred goods are preferred Check with your community’s food bank to learn if they accept fresh produce

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No purchase required Participating merchants and employees cannot enter at their place of employment One semi-finalist will be drawn each week from each participating merchant and entered into the final draw. The names of the semi-finalsts will be published each week in the Shuswap Market News

Final Draw Date: FRIDAY, December 22

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Relaxation is a beautiful thing. Gift Certificates for: • Spa • Restaurant • Lodge • Golf Course

the whole fami ly! Great Gifts Ideas for

• Red Plaid Shirts, Vests & Jackets • Peanut Brittle, Coffee & Teas • Fudge • Pet Toys & Treats • Clothing/Jewelery (Papillon, Papa, Tribal Fashions)

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Gift Giving Ideas

• Himalayan Salt Lamps • Natural Bath & Body Care • 100% Beeswax Candles • Nut & Fruit Trays

Save the Tax

Friday December 1st 4-7pm Saturday December 2nd 9-3 pm




NATURAL FOODS 729 Shuswap Ave. NATURAL FOODS Chase Mon.-Fri.: 9 am-5 pm • Sat.: 9 am-3 pm

See us for all your Holiday Entertaining needs… • Deli & Veggie Trays • Baking • Snacks • Chocolates & more!

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Your Christmas Gift store: • Himalayan Salt Lamps • 100% Turkish Cotton Scarves • Organic Coffee • White Sage Products: Body Wash, Incense & Sage/Mint Tea • Natural Cozy Bamboo & Hemp Clothing • New fragrance in Soapstone from India

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• Cards • Gift Wrap & Bags • Decorations • Lights • Toys

We have great Stocking Stuffers too!


Dollar & Gift Store Chase Plaza 250-679-4486

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DECEMBER 1 - 7 playing at THE GRAND 100 Hudson Avenue


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Assignments at work take precedence this week, Capricorn. Do your best to navigate your way through a lengthy to-do list. Don’t let distractions get in your way.

Jan. 21-Feb. 18



Aquarius, living in your imagination helps you drum up creative ideas, but this week you have to periodically reconnect with reality. Shift the focus to work or family.

Feb. 19-Mar. 20


Mar. 21-Apr. 20



Aries, an outburst of creativity may surprise those close to you, but this week you just may need an outlet. Channel this energy into a project you have been hoping to complete.

Apr. 21-May 21




May 22-June 21


June 22- July 22

You can’t seem to sit still this week, Gemini. Get outdoors and take a hike or engage in another form of physical activity. Enjoy getting outside for some fun and fresh air.



Cancer, a drastic shift in direction at work can catch you off guard at first, especially since you’ve been comfortable. But this challenge can provide greater opportunities.

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A partnership might hit a rough patch this week, Virgo. But it isn’t anything serious. Commit to working things out and you will have benefitted from this experience.

Sept. 23-Oct. 23



Libra, an unexpected turn of events spices things up in the coming days. Enjoy this change of pace but do your best to stay grounded throughout the tumult.

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Impatience will not serve you well this week, Leo. There is no room for shortcuts, so buckle down and devote yourself to the tasks at hand, even if they take a while.

Sagittarius, the solution to a problem you have had for awhile will come to you this week. This immediately makes you more comfy allows you to focus on recreation.




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Changing diapers safely… FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Warren Gage A few new moms in the office have been asking recently, what is the best way to change an infant’s diaper in order to cause the least amount of stress on their baby’s spine. The method I encourage them to use is the roll-move rather than the leg-lift. A lot of parents will change a diaper

on their newborns by placing them on their back, grasping their feet in one hand and lifting their lower body up to slide the clean diaper under. The problem with using this lift technique is a newborn baby does not have the natural curve in the low back called a lordosis. Lifting the legs and feet causes flexion in their

little spine which may lead to issues later in life in their low back. The safer way to change them is to roll their whole body from side to side in order to place the clean diaper in the correct location. When the baby is laying flat on his or her back with the legs extended, simply roll them to one side, slide the diaper under them, then roll them back the other way to position them correctly. Once the diaper is under their bum correctly, it can then be fastened

normally. Rolling the whole body greatly reduces any potential stress on their lower spine. From a chiropractic aspect, diaper changes should be a straightforward process. If babies are excessively tense in their abdomen or legs, or if they are constipated, they most likely are subluxated and need to be checked by a Chiropractor that has a special interest in adjusting babies. Infant adjusting is completely safe and effective and simply involves some

How to keep children of all ages safe New and experienced parents alike must keep many things in mind when welcoming a child into their homes. Babies do not come with instruction manuals, but kids of all ages need their parents to perform various functions, including keeping them safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says unintentional injuries, or those that result from burns, falls, poisoning, road traffic, and drowning, are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children in the United States. But even injuries that do not result in fatalities can still be serious. An estimated 9.2 million children per year visit hospital emergency rooms for unintentional injuries. For children 12 months old and younger, falls account for more than half of the nonfatal injuries. Child safety is not an issue to take lightly, and parents and other

caregivers must remain up-to-date on the latest guidelines regarding safeguarding children. The following are some safety tips and areas of concern parents may want to pay particular attention to. Falls – As children learn to move around their world, stumbles are to be expected. However, there are steps parents can take to minimize injuries. • Keep babies and young kids strapped and secured when using infant seats, swings, car seats, and strollers. Always keep the devices close to the ground, and not placed on top of a table or other furniture. • Install safety gates at the top and bottom of all staircases. • Install window guards to prevent window falls. • Visit only those playgrounds that have installed shock-absorbing surfaces beneath the play equipment. Water accidents – A child can drown in mere

inches of water. As a result, parents must be extremely diligent to prevent accidents. • Never leave a child unattended around any source of water, even for just a few seconds. • Empty all tubs, containers, and kiddie pools of water immediately after use. • Use locks to seal toi-

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Hundreds pack into the Chase Community Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 22 for the the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure open house on the highway upgrades near Chase. From left, Gary Gagnon, Dave Winfield and Don Erno look over the proposed plans for the four-laning project. Shuswap Drive east. “Emergency responders, including the RCMP and the fire department, were shown the proposed design at the open house which provides direct access for RCMP to Highway 1 via the Brooke Drive interchange. The ministry is also investigating ways to allow emergency vehicles to access Highway 1 at Coburn Street, providing opportunity for prompt emergency response. “Ministry staff are consulting with First Nations to identify impacts to their interests and ensure that any concerns are being

addressed. Consultation began in 2016, when the project was in the early planning stages, and is ongoing as design progresses with regularly scheduled meetings. Extensive consultation will continue up to and through construction of the three phases of the project.” The ministry’s timeline regarding Chase West to Jade Mountain is as follows: 2017 - complete preliminary design; 2018 - complete functional design and hold community open house; 2019 - complete detailed design and property acquisition; 2020-tender project

and start construction; and 2023 - complete construction. The ministry has stated that input gathered will be used to further refine the project’s design. It is also accepting feedback forms by Dec. 10 that can be found online at gov. They can also be mailed to Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, ATTN: Hoffman’s Bluff to Jade Mountain Project, 447 Columbia Street, Kamloops B.C., V2C 2T3. Project information is available at: gov.



The community of Chase came out in full force to see what the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be rolling out in terms of Trans-Canada Highway upgrades. Five hundred and 40 people attended the ministry’s open house on Wednesday, Nov. 22, which ran from 3 to 7 p.m., packing the community hall. “It shows how important it is to them,” remarked Chase Mayor Rick Berrigan. The ministry has been working on plans to widen approximately 12 kilometres of highway from Hoffman’s Bluff to Jade Mountain. Chase Creek Road to Chase West is the first phase, Chase West to Jade Mountain the second, and Hoffman’s Bluff to Chase Creek Road, the third. Chase West to Jade Mountain is the portion which stretches past the village and its current entrance points. Both city council and Chase RMP expressed concerns about the plans prior to the open house, particularly about access. Following the open house, Berrigan said he wants to wait and hear what the community has to say about the design before he passes judgment. “The big issue for all of us is access and egress.” In an email response to questions from the Market News about concerns, the ministry states: “The ministry is planning a total of three westbound and two eastbound access points to the Village of Chase. The proposed design will include a full movement interchange at Brooke Drive, full movement interchanges west of Chase, emergency vehicle access at Coburn Street and possibly a right-in/right-out at

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Heat drops the kaboom on the Grizzlies Scott Koch Contributor

Much like fireworks, hockey has its kaboom, boom, boom, and every once in a blue moon, a dud. So went the past week for the Chase Heat Hockey Club. On Wednesday the 22nd, in the confines of Memorial Arena in Kamloops, the locals met up with the Storm. This contest was the dud, no pyro explosions, no kaboom! Chase started well, with Evan Hughes scoring shorthanded helped by Josh Bourne. Kamloops got that back and it was 1-1 after 1. In the 2nd, Pat Brady from Colton Nikiforuk and Hughes regained the lead before the Storm evened the match up 2-2 after 2. In the third, Kaden Black from Bourne and Cory Loring gave the Heat the lead again. However, the Loops

lads scored three in a row with little or no resistance and this one was done. Except Loring on the man advantage from Black and Brady made the final score respectable, Kamloops taking a 5-4 win. Mathew Ens stopped 38 of 40 prior to leaving with a serious injury. Billy Cawthorn came in and repelled eight of 11 in a losing effort. Friday night the 24th, the Heat travelled to Armstrong to take on the North Okanagan Knights. Neither crew scored in the 1st on this Black Friday. However, Kaden Black popped in the lone goal of the 2nd from Ryan Okino and Grady Musgrave. In the third, “Black Friday” Black got his second from Bourne and this one went in the books a 2-0 shutout victory. Conor Webb flashed the leather all night long stopping 31 of 31. Black was a

What’s On in Chase

Free Flu Clinics, Chase flu clinic, to book private/family appointment, call for a pneumococcal shot at 250-679-1393, Chase Community Hall, 547 Shuswap Ave. Chase Country Christmas, Snowman parade Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m., Country Christmas Store from 4 to 8 p.m., kids must be supervised by an adult. Dec. 2 craft fair at community hall, Country Christmas Store open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., story time and photos with Santa. Finz Craft & Gift Sale, Saturday, Dec. 2, noon to 4 p.m. Donations to SAFE Society. Country Christmas Dinner & Dance, Dec. 2 at Lakeview Centre in Anglemont, doors open 5 p.m., dinner at 6, entertainment by the Anglebay Entertainers, dancing to Birchbark, for information and tickets contact Ann at 250-955-2899. Christmas Market, Dec 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Celista Hall, door prizes, lunch, carol singing. 2nd Annual Christ-

mas Gala & Business Excellence Awards put on by the Chase and District Chamber of Commerce, Dec. 9 at the Chase Community Hall. Register and pay at the Chamber office or through PayPal via the Chamber website. Cocktails at 6, dinner at 7, awards at 8, dance at 9, late-night snack at 11. Call 250-679-8432 or email Pancake Breakfast at the Chase Curling Club on Sunday, Dec. 10, 9 to 11 a.m., $7 a person, kids eat for less. Lions Children’s Christmas Party, Sunday, Dec. 10, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., North Shuswap Community Hall, fish pond, door prizes, face painting, photos with Santa. For more, call Marlene at 250-955-0378. Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade in North Shuswap goes Friday, Dec. 8. Starts at Imai Road and ends at SuperValu. If you’d like to enter a float, contact Al Christopherson at 250-955-2188.

smooth operator in a game the coaches labelled a smooth contest. Saturday night was all right for fighting but no fisticuffs erupted when the Revelstoke Grizzlies came to town to meet up with the Heat. The Mountain Mecca boys bookended a goal by Loring, assisted by Brett Alexander. After 1, the score was 2-1 for the visitors. In the second, Bourne notched things at 2-2 from Okino, but the Stoke squad buried a pair to end 40 minutes 4-2 for Revelstoke. The third featured some thrilling edgeof-your-seat play with Chase scoring a pair. Jayce Schweitzer on the man advantage from Alexander, and then a back-breaker shorthanded tally from Black helped by Bourne and Brady. After 60, the score was 4-4. In the first over-

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After a rash of penalties in the second period, Chase Heat’s Josh Bourne has a word with referee Carson Mintram. time, Brady was the hero scoring unassisted as he pickpocketed a Grizzly and lasered a shot. Kaboom, boom, boom as the fans erupted and rejoiced. Webb repelled 36 of 40

to backstop the Heat victory. A hard fought battle to best a division rival and remain in second spot in the division. In a weird quirk in the schedule, the same

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combatants have a playoff-type reunion as the Grizzlies reappear from a brief hibernation to face the Heart

on Dec. 29. With such little like between the two, this one is a must watch at the Art Holding Memorial Arena.

I N P CHATTER at Village Lanes Fun Centre by Calyn Buresh

Another fun filled weekend at Village Lanes! A big thank you to all the lovely ladies who attended the 4th Annual Holiday Sip & Shop on Saturday evening! It was a great night of shopping, drinks, and visiting! There were 18 vendors selling crafts, clothing, makeup and more! All of the proceeds from this fun little event were donated to the Chase Hamper Society Christmas Toy Store! The following day, we held our annual Grey Cup bowling tournament! We had 24 bowlers from across British Columbia come out for a bowling, football, and yummy food! Congratulations to the following bowlers who cashed out at the event: Jeff Hickey from Salmon Arm (1st in A Division), April Natrall from Chase (2nd in A Division), Shayla Coates from Chase (1st in B Division), Michael Cron from Kamloops (2nd in B Division), Gene Popadynetz from Chase (1st in C Division), and finally Jennie Inkster from Kamloops (2nd in C Division). We are all geared up and ready for the upcoming Christmas parties in the next couple of weeks! If you are still looking for a place to hold your staff Christmas party, or family gatherings, we still have a couple of dates available! Don’t hesitate to call and book today!

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A very different kind of tweet for Trump GLOBAL VIEWS Gwynne Dyer “The president has absolute authority, unilateral power to order the use of nuclear weapons,” said Bruce Blair. “The nuclear codes are the length of a tweet. It would take them one or two minutes to format and transmit that directly down the chain of command to the executing commanders of the underground launch centers, the submarines and the bombers.” While serving in the U.S. Air Force in the 1970s, Blair was a launch control officer for Minuteman ICBMs. Weekly dry runs down in the capsule, turning the keys that would send 50 nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles on their way, has led to profound reflection in many of the people who did it. It led Blair to found Global Zero, a group that advocates eliminating nuclear weapons entirely. Blair was being interviewed in connection with the controversy that has erupted in the U.S. since President

Trump’s August tweet threatening to rain “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea if Kim Jong-un threatened the United States again. Does he actually have the unillateral power to do that, and if so should it be taken away from him? Senator Ed Markey and 13 co-sponsors introduced a bill that would require Trump to obtain a declaration of war from Congress before launching a nuclear first strike. Senator Chris Murphy, a co-sponsor, explained that “We are concerned that the president is so unstable, is so volatile, has a decision-making process that is so quixotic, that he might order a nuclear weapons strike that is wildly out of step with U.S. national security interests.” The bill will never get past the Republican majority in Congress, but it did lead to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing last week that examined the president’s power to

start a nuclear war. As you would expect, various generals rolled up to say that everything is under control. But it wasn’t very reassuring. The star witness was Robert Kehler, a former head of U.S. Strategic Command, who said that in his former role he would have followed the president’s order to carry out a nuclear strike - if it were legal. If he doubted its legality, he would have consulted his own advisors – and he might have refused to do it. One senator asked: “Then what happens?” Kehler replied: “I don’t know.” The current head of U.S. Strategic Command, General John Hyten, had another go at it on Saturday. He told the Halifax International Security Forum that he and Trump have had conversations about such a scenario and that he has told Trump he wouldn’t carry out an illegal strike. (Under international law, using nuclear weapons first is almost always illegal.) “If it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen. I’m going to say, ‘Mr President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What

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would be legal?’” Hyten said. “And we’ll come up with options with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works.” But Trump doesn’t have to consult General Hyten, or any of his own military advisers, before ordering a nuclear attack on North Korea – or Iran, or anywhere else. He just puts the launch codes into the ‘football’ that an

aide always has nearby. As Bruce Blair pointed out, it would only take a couple of minutes for the launch orders to cascade down the chain of command and reach the “commanders of the underground launch centers, the submarines and the bombers.” It’s even possible that none of the people on duty who would have to execute the orders would be generals.

The generals would get the order too, of course – but as Blair says: “If they felt that it was a really bad call or illegal, and they wanted to try to override it, they could try to transmit a termination order, but it would be too late.” Trump really could make a nuclear first strike on North Korea all on his own. On this vital issue, there is no “adult supervision.”

It would be a simple matter to restrict Trump’s unilateral launch authority to situations where there is hard evidence that a nuclear attack on the United States is underway. Simple in legal and technical terms, that is. In political terms, very hard if not impossible. -Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Encroachment’s impact on fish and game clubs ShuSwap OutdOOrS Hank Shelley In the U.S., hunting and fishing has inspired more than 45 million outdoorsmen and women over years of time. The sports contribute $70 billion annually to the economy and $179 billion in ripple effect, meaning gun sales, ammunition, travel, food, lodging, clothing, etc. Hunters and anglers also contribute close to $1.7 billion to conservation. On a much smaller scale due to less population, hunters and anglers in Canada contribute millions annually to hunting and fish-

ing and the economy. Also contributing to hunting and fishing in B.C. is the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, where a small portion of each fishing or hunting licence sold contributes to conservation. Since 1981, and over the years, $65 million has gone toward 800 wildlife projects, and continues to this day. History of fish and game clubs: Over time, hunters and anglers in the province became concerned about market hunting of game and fowl. Also, the liberal limits allocated

to hunters and fishers. Outdoorsmen gathered together to form conservation groups to pressure the governments of the day to practice more conservation of the province’s fish and wildlife populations. Hence, fish and game clubs sprang up in the province. As well, the B.C. Wildlife Federation was born. Presently, the federation has more than 38,000 members representing a strong voice toward healthy populations of game animals, wetlands conservation, habitat restoration, BOW program (outdoors program for ladies) and keeping tabs on government on allocation between hunters and guides for animals to be harvested. Change, however, is

inevitable, and as our population expanded into what once was fringe areas of growth, fish and game clubs began to feel the squeeze of encroachment. What was once a shooting range for trap shooting or rifle practice became a target of residents living in close proximity due to noise pollution or traffic congestion, etc. As residential development expanded, the Vernon club had to relocate, as did Cherryville. The Revelstoke club closed due to ski development. One bright note is the Salmon Arm Fish and Wildlife Club, with a lease from the city surrounded by 120 acres of untouched forest. Over time, and many banquet fundraisers,

money was spent on a new rifle range and building, including improvements to the pistol bays. Included this past two seasons is the new RCMP firing range where officers from all Interior points can come to qualify and shoot in comfort of their own surroundings. This range will be open to conservation officers, as well as fishery officers for qualifications. Membership: Currently, the club has 365 individuals, 156 seniors – three lifetime, 86 youth and 94 spouses, with a total of 701 members. Two events that highlight the year are the annual gun show, which brought the club $6,829 for conservation, and the banquet.

This year, the event is Feb. 10. Money from this helps build the new ranges etc. For more on the Salmon Arm Fish and Game Club and

its history by Bruce Lamb, search Google for the club’s website. The club is a proud member of the community, speaking out for conservation.

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BINNINGER, Johann Kuno “John”, lovingly remembered as “Opa” to grandchildren and “Hans” to his family in Germany, passed away peacefully at Lakeside Manor, Salmon Arm, BC on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the age of 88 years. John will be lovingly remembered by his two daughters, Heidi (Charlie) Want and Mona (Darryl) McLaren; son, Brian Binninger; grandchildren, Stephen Want, Jason Jacinto, Teci (Piper) London, Angela Matheson, Brittany (Grant) Sutherland and Braeden Codd; great grandchildren, Kirsten Want, Kyara Want, Hayden Jacinto and Johnny London. He is also survived by his traveling partner and companion, Barbara; special friend, Pam Fearn; brother, Ernst (Maria) Binninger and sister, Irmgard (Fritz) Klug. Johann was predeceased by his first wife, Rosemarie (Oma); daughters, Angela Marie Binninger and Sylvia Jacinto; and brother, George Binninger. John was born in Dienheim, Germany on January 30, 1929. He built up a construction business and was CEO for many years in Calgary, AB. John wanted it to be known “That he was proud to serve the construction industry!” He moved to Salmon Arm, BC, Lakeside Manor in 2013 making many dear friends and spending his last years in peace living life to the full! John was always a well-dressed man and never wanted to miss a moment of life. He enjoyed music, drumming, dancing and traveling. A celebration of John’s life will be held at Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday, December 2nd at 2:00 pm. If so desired, memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to the Parkinson Society of BC, 600-890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9. Online condolences may be sent to the family through John’s obituary at www.

In loving memory of RANDOLPH JoHn JOHN WHITE, RandolpH (1931 –2017) Randolph John White passed away peacefully at his home in Kelowna on the morning of November 25th 2017, 3 weeks shy of his 86th birthday. He left behind a legacy of honesty, kindness and a thousand stories gleaned from a razorsharp memory for where and when each event took place. Randy is pre-deceased by his wife Barbara and his sister Anne, he is survived by his 3 sons; Doug, Dale and Patrick (White) his daughter children Laurie (DeKleine) as as well well as as 13 13 grand grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Randy was born in Edmonton, AB on December 17th 1931 to Elwood and Mary White of Provost AB where he grew up. He married Barbara Ruth Swan of Cardsten, AB on April 19th 1956 and shortly thereafter moved to BC where they lived in numerous places before eventually settling in Sicamous where they were residents for 16 years. It is for this reason that he chose Sicamous to be his final resting place. An informal graveside service will be held at the Eagle Valley & District Cemetery on Saturday December 2nd at 2pm. All friends and family are welcome to attend. For further information please contact Fischer’s Funeral Services of Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Share online memories and condolences through Randy’s obituary at www.

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Dec 5th, 6th, 2016 We thought of you today but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. All we have are beautiful memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which we’ll never part. God has you in His arms, We have you in our hearts. Always missed and loved by: Nan, Don, Auntie, Vickie, Uncle Paul, Trista, Marvin, Shayla, Vim, Rylan, Auntie Debbie, Uncle Tom, Tanner, Cassie, Connor and Dawson.

Friday, December 1, 2017 Page A35 DAVIS, RALPH 1929 - 2017 It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful death of Ralph Davis, at the age of 88, on Saturday, November 4th. Ralph was born one of triplets in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on August 7th, 1929. For the past 34 years Ralph has lived in Salmon Arm. He is survived by his children Wendy Davis, Larry Davis, Danny Davis, David Davis, Carole Shipowich, Lori Greenaway, and Allison Kaye. Ralph taught his children the love of music and singing. Predeceased by Helen Dorthea Davis in 1960 and grandson Timothy Dale Hrycaiko in 2010, Ralph is also survived by his loving partner of 33 years, Cathy Jameson, and her family. Cathy and Ralph enjoyed many travels and adventures overseas and always found time for their lunchtime card games. Ralph worked hard all his life in some of the hardest circumstances, ranging from a hard rock miner in Northern Manitoba, to a railroad worker, to a construction labourer at Revelstoke Dam and at many other jobs throughout BC and Western Canada. There was no job too rough or dirty for Ralph to take on. Ralph and Cathy built, owned and operated Green Valley Fruit Stand in Sicamous for seven years. Barely missing enlistment in World War 2, he became an avid reader of WW1 and WW2 histories. A singer/ songwriter of trucker and railroad songs, and a writer of children’s songs, Ralph published the illustrated children’s book Grandpa’s Songs in 2014. Family members gathered for a memorial November 12th, 2017 where songs were sung and stories told. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Share memories and condolences online through Ralph’s obituary at

Wednesday Mourning Cafe

The Staff at Bowers Funeral Home warmly invite you to the 16th Annual

Holiday Remembrance Service From our Chapel

Thursday, December 7 @ 7 pm

This service will include candle lighting, music and poetry to commemorate loved ones who have passed away. All are welcome to attend.

If you are looking for a support in your grief journey, you may want to consider our informal Wednesday Mourning Café. You will likely find the following things: • Emotional support in a safe and non-judgmental environment. • Support and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss. • Coping skills to help you on your grief journey. • Hope through companionship with people who “get it” and understand first-hand what you’re going through. • Permission to grieve and permission to live a happy productive life. • Information will be available for how children and other family members may react to loss. The most important thing is to take care of yourself. Drop-in to our weekly Wednesday Mourning Café, facilitated by Naomi Silver, at our Mountainside Common Room from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

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ROLAND WEINACKER On November 7, 2017 Mr. Roland Weinacker of Ponoka passed away at the age of 63 years.   He will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Diana Weinacker; his parents Heinz & Anne Weinacker; mother-in-law Helen Dolny; daughter Rachel (Shae) Brown, Edward & Alana; Sarah Weinacker, Bobbi & William;  Rebekah Weinacker (Marcus Starr); Jason (Shelley) Wiebe; Cory (Kim) Powers, Ann-Marie, Emily, Ben & Vayda; and Kyle (Carla) Wiebe & Mya.  In lieu of flowers, Roland and Diana request that donations be made to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre.    A Celebration of Roland’s Life was held on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  To express condolences to Roland’s family, please visit Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~

LENA BOWLBY April 30 1925- November 21 2017 It is with heavy heart that I say good bye to my mother Lena Bowlby. Born in England in 1925 her family immigrated to Canada in 1927. She married her one true love Ross in 1945. After retirement they moved to the Shuswap and settled in Silver Creek. Mom was active with the Silver Creek Seniors and truly cherished the friendships made. She was predeceased by her brother Charles and sister Doris, husband Ross, daughter Stella, sons Rodney and Vernon. She is survived by her sister Mary (Odd), daughter Laura (Wally) daughter-in-law Karen. Grandchildren Tracy, Shawna (Jay) Alexander, Ashleigh (Kurt), Dakota (Tasha), Dillon (Catherine). Great grandchildren: Damien, Logan, Jay, Avery, Morgan, Daxton and Nevaeh. Funeral is Friday December 1 at 1 pm at Fischers. A tea will follow at the Silver Creek Seniors Hall. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., (250) 833-1129. Share online condolences and memories of Lena through her obituary at www.

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LONSDALE, DAWN LEE 1978 - 2017

A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 pm Saturday December 02, 2017 at Salmon Arm Elk’s Hall and Park, Salmon Arm. Dawn Lee was born in Trail, BC on Dec. 11, 1978 and passed away in Salmon Arm, BC on November 22, 2017 at the age of 38 years. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Share memories and condolences online through Dawn Lee’s obituary at www.

ROETERS, CORNELIA MARIA May 27, 1931 - Nov. 19, 2017 Oma went home to be with the Lord, November 19, 2017. A part of her will always stay with us as she joins her husband and sons, Hank and Gerry in heaven. We will never forget the kind, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother she was. She is survived by her children Lia, Al and Terry and their family. James and 2 daughters, Jack and 3 children and 2 grandchildren, John and 2 children and 1 grandchild and Brian, his wife, Joanne and 2 children. Prayers and a celebration of life will be held at Our Lady of Fatima church in Sicamous at 11:00am on December 2, 2017. She was born in Rotterdam, Holland, May 27, 1931. She and her family survived World War II. She immigrated to Canada with her husband, Hank and 3 ½ children. Oma was a strong, beautiful woman who enjoyed swimming and bike riding. She was a devout Catholic and was always active in the church. She kept us all warm with the mittens and socks she knitted. Her hands were seldom still even as she broke free from her earthly body. Online condolences may be sent to Cornelia’s family through her obituary at www.

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1.866.865.4460 JULIE ANNE LANDRY 1959 - 2017 Julie was born in Nelson, BC on July 25, 1959 and passed away on November 22, 2017 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 58 years. Julie was predeceased by her brother, Gary Landry in July, 2012 and her father Ron Landry in September, 2014. Left to grieve her are family members and good friends including her Love and Best Friend, John Dennstedt, her mother and stepfather, Cecile and Richard Anderson of Salmon Arm, her sister Joanne Landry (Barry Klassen) & nephews Mitchell and Cache Pedley of Golden, BC, her brother Ken Landry (Joanne), nephew Wyatt & niece Shaela of Fort McMurray AB / Kelowna BC, her son James Hessdorfer and grandchildren Thia and Alena of Arborfield Sask, her daughter Jolene (Bryant) Campbell and grandchildren Jacobi and Bronwyn of Esterhazy, Sask, her step-brother Terry Anderson (Kris) of Edson, AB, her step-sister Launa Anderson (Johnny) of Victoria. BC, her very close cousin Jeni of Kelowna and close friend Joanne Dennstedt of Kamloops, Julie also leaves behind aunts, uncles, cousins, step nephews and nieces and very close friends too numerous to mention. Julie grew up in Golden BC and worked at several jobs including many years for Evans Forest Products in the Plywood Plant before moving to Salmon Arm. She was injured in a car accident which pretty well ended her physical working abilities. Julie loved to do crafts and was exceptional at anything she created as she had a rare insight and creative imagination. Julie loved to give to others and had an eye for a bargain. She regarded an item for its usefulness rather than its monetary value and found many good items at garage sales, and even though she didn’t have much money, she would buy it not only for herself but with others in mind. In her younger days, Julie was competitive in sports and games. She was a very good bowler and could throw a baseball further than a lot of men. She was a whiz at card and board games and was exceptional with numbers. Julie was very sensitive about other people’s feelings and although she had many personal hurts, she always found a way to forgive. Julie’s family would like to thank Dr. Bratty, Home Care Services and all the staff at Bastion Place for the care that they extended to her. Celebration of Life will take place at the Silver Creek Hall on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Share memories and condolences online through Julie’s obituary at

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Your Christmas Candlelight Service of Remembrance Sat., Dec. 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Fischer’s Funeral Ser vices 4060 - 1st Avenue SW This is a multi-denominational service. Everyone welcome! Coffee and refreshments will be ser ved. Please feel free to bring a photo or item for the memorial table.

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Donations and bequests are requested for equipment to help care for patients and residents of the Hospital and Bastion Place. Tax receipts will be issued. Mail to: Shuswap Hospital Foundation Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC 7&/r1I Donate Online (secure site):

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AA, NA and Al-Anon Meetings AA 1-866-531-7045 Salmon Arm AA: Tuesday 12:00 noon – First United Church 450 Okanagan Avenue, SE 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 – First United Church 450 Okanagan Avenue, SE Sunday 11:00 a.m. – Health unit, 851-16 St. NE Sunday 7:00 p.m. – Downtown Activity Center Blind Bay – Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Blind Bay, 2740 Fairway Hill Rd. – Saturday at 10 a.m. Sorrento – St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1188 TCH, Sunday 7:00 p.m. – OAPA Hall, 1148 Passchendaele Rd., Monday 8:00 p.m. Enderby – St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1310 George St., Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Enderby – United Church, 1106 Belvedere, Friday 8:00 p.m. Sicamous – Sicamous United, 705 TCH., Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Al-Anon: 1-866-531-7045 Salmon Arm – Seniors Resource Center, 320 2 Ave NE, Wednesday 8:00 p.m. – First United Church, upstairs, 450 Okanagan Ave SE, Thursday 12:00 noon Narcotics Anonymous: 1-866-778-4772 Salmon Arm – Crossroads Church, 121 Shuswap (behind Barley Station, alley entrance). Monday 7:00 p.m.


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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invites you to join our volunteer group. Meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month throughout the year (except July & August). We are an active and dedicated group and have several fundraisers each year; raising money to purchase equipment for Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Bastion Place. Please call Donna at 250-804-3287 for more information.



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Stopping the Violence Counseling, 250-832-9700. Children who witness abuse program, 250-832-4474. Shuswap Mental Health Intake, 250-833-4102 or RCMP 250-832-6044

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Online Auction Of Restaurant & Food Equip Bidding Opens Nov. 28 / Closes Dec. 5. - Complete Contents of High End Fine Dining Restaurant @1580 Water St, Kelowna .- Incl Walk-in Cooler, Conv Ovens, Robot Coupe, Espresso Machine,Dishwashers, Coolers, Freezers, Orig. Art Work, Gas Cooking Equip,Food Warmers,Slicers,Tables,Chairs, Booths, S/S Tables&Sinks, Asst Smallwares- View Onsite Dec 4 & 5 / View & Bid Online Nov 28 - Dec 5. - Tel # 604-3711190 / email:

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Multi-Media Advertising Consultant Temporary (Vernon) Enjoy a creative environment? Understand the power of marketing on multiple platforms? The Vernon Morning Star is on the hunt for a full-time Multi-media Advertising Consultant on a temporary basis. We are looking for an exceptional sales person that’s as comfortable talking to tattoo artists as boardroom executives. You are creative, persuasive, fearless and have passion in everything you do. Every day you will take our incredible brand out into the Vernon market and convey the many benefits of advertising with the Morning Star both in print and through our digital options. Social Media Squad (Shuswap) One position for the Social Media Squad in Shuswap is available within Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 150 community, daily and urban newspapers and websites in B.C., Alberta and the U.S. The job is part-time, based in Shuswap, working with Black Press media in that region and reporting to the Okanagan Digital Editor. A vehicle and valid B.C. driver’s licence is required. Social Media Squad (Okanagan) One position for the Social Media Squad in the Okanagan is available within Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 150 community, daily and urban newspapers and websites in B.C., Alberta and the U.S. The job is part-time, based in the Okanagan, working with Black Press media in that region and reporting to the Okanagan Digital Editor. A vehicle and valid B.C. driver’s licence is required. Circulation Coordinator (Kelowna) The Kelowna Capital News is looking for a permanent full time Circulation Coordinator for its Circulation Department. The right candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Your attention to detail and ability to work with minimum supervision set you apart from other applicants. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express is required. Circulation Supervisor (Salmon Arm) The Salmon Arm Observer has an immediate opening for a full-time permanent circulation supervisor. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have extensive experience working with people, strong organizational skills, computer skills and lots of energy and enthusiasm. Collators and Inserters (Vernon)  Vernon Press is hiring Collators and Inserters for their continually expanding collating department. Duties include hand collating, straightening papers and pocket feeders on Alphaliner Machine. This is a general labour position that requires frequent lifting up to 10 kg and involves the handling of newspapers and advertising supplements.   Read More ‌ Multi Media Marketing Assistant (Kelowna) The Kelowna Capital News is looking for a full time Assistant to work with our team of Multi-Media Marketing Consultants. The primary function of the Media Marketing Assistant is the administration and implementation of advertising and marketing programs across our print and digital platforms. The position will liaise with the creative service team, marketing specialists and advertising clients. For more information on these vacancies and other regions throughout B.C. visit:

LAKEVIEW MANOR Fully Furnished 1 Bed+Study Apartment Viewing McGuire Park Close to all amenities in quiet adult, NS, No Pets building, Avail. Dec. 1 $995/mo + hydro Short Term Rates Available Ref’s req’d (250)833-9148

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Homes for Rent HILLCREST area, upper floor, 3bdrm. $1250/mo. + util, (250)832-6491 RENO’D 2bdrm. house, close to D/T, NS, NP, prefer mature adult or couple, ref’s & DD req’d $1250/mo. + utilities (250)833-9008 leave msg.

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We welcome you to come and try our selection of 14 different red and white wines, and enjoy a relaxing winter afternoon. For this holiday season, and accompanying meals, Waterside Winery can provide you with the perfect wine to suit any occasion. Our wide selection of wines assures you that you will not leave without enjoyment, and are able to find the ideal holiday gift. Some of our wines include: 2014 Marachel Foch, a full, rich red. Notes of plums and spices, with an earthy finish. 2014 Cabernet Franc, left on the vines until December. This is a mellow, medium bodied red wine. Complex and concentrated flavour, lingering tastes of dried fruits and herbs. 2014 Gewurztraminer, a sweet white with heightened aromatics and low acidity, notes of passionfruit, honey and rose petals. 2014 Viognier, a full bodied, dry white, with a soft character. Notes of peaches and apricots, and flora aromatics.

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Larch Hills Winery

Jack Manser and family invite you to Larch Hills Winery to celebrate the holiday season! We are the highest elevation winery in North America and offer 3 very unique cool climate wines - including our award-winning signature white: Ortega. Boasting intense fruity aromas such as peach or Muscat with a smooth texture, we recommend pairing this German delight with spicy and bolder foods, such as Indian cuisine or Thai food. We also offer the unique red varietal, Lemberger; with its bright cherry flavors and spicy hints, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser. Our Grandview Bench is our signature red blend with clove hidden throughout its many layers. And of course, Marechal Foch, a Shuswap favorite! Winery tours will be ongoing hourly from 11 AM to 4 PM. Want something to warm you up? We are W I N E R Y offering fresh hors d’oeuvres and mulled wine throughout the event, as well as offering select wines at a special holiday price. We look forward to seeing you up at Larch Hills Winery this season!

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Marionette Winery

At Marionette, wine is art. All the elements come together in the creation of fine wine and at Marionette we see that as an amazing process that perpetually inspires us as winemakers. We are the first winery built within the city limits of Salmon Arm, just a couple of minutes from downtown. The Marionette property sits on a warm, south-facing slope that is exceptional in both its terroir and its aspect. Jamie and Amanda’s vision as winemakers is to craft beautiful and unique wines that are pure expressions of British Columbia vineyards. Invites you to their Open House They also feel strongly drawn to local arts Dec 2nd and 3rd 11-5 and culture. The Marionette property itself was once home to a roaming theatre troupe that crafted their own marionettes. Enjoy wines paired with They travelled throughout the interior of delicious Terroir Cheese British Columbia in horse drawn painted and other delectable localcaravans, giving free performances of live treats. theatre wherever they went. In our wines we continue that spirit of commitment to beauty, craftsmanship, quality and uniqueness. This December we are excited to be 2540 40th St NE, Salmon Arm, V1E 1Z3. releasing for the first time two very special 250 832 7702 wines. The first is our Pulcinella Reserve


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which is an aged and oak-fermented version of our signature wine made entirely from Zweigelt. The second is our first dessert wine “Lumiere D’Hiver” which is made in the style of a Vin Doux Naturel (sort of a light Port style red) which is a perfect wine style for the holidays. Come on up to Marionette this December and help us celebrate these two amazing new wines for the Christmas season.

Celista Winery

For Christmas we will be open for our Open House on Dec. 2nd & 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will also be open Dec. 16th & 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wines - three reds and three whites, desert wine and our special fortified wine “Portentous.” All wines are award winners including the double-gold champion “Inspired Madness.” Enjoy a glass of wine with gourmet cheeses from Gorts Cheese, and specialty crackers from White Lake Organics. Wines are for sale in our tasting room as well as wine outlets on the North Shore and South Shore of Shuswap Lake, Chase, Kamloops and Salmon Arm. See our website www. December 2nd & 3rd for directions, and for online shopping. Jake and 11 am to 5 pm Marg Ootes.

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Ovino Winery

Come and take advantage of our case lot specials, incredible deals that should cover some of your gifting needs as well as personal enjoyment. Our award-winning wines include our holiday picks: Entice, After 5 and Pinot Gris. Our Blush, is a refreshing wine that bursts with lively flavors of cherry, strawberries and a hint of rhubarb, very versatile and pairs with many foods Momento – An easy drinking fruit forward, medium body red. Good on its own or with lighter foods and Appies. Try this chilled. We have several others for you to enjoy and sample.

Sunnybrae Winery

This winter the Sunnybrae Vineyards & Winery crew invite you to come and enjoy the stunning views of Shuswap Lake and Bastion Mountain, from the warmth of their winery tasting room. Our Open House takes place on December 2nd and 3rd and we will also be open for the following two weekends on the lead up to Christmas. As always our Open House will showcase a wonderful spread of local sweet & savoury treats to accompany your wine tastings, our ever popular and delicious Sunnybrae Mulled Wine and a great selection of merchandise and stocking stuffer goodies. In addition to our 3 Reds, 3 Whites and Rose, we also have our Siegerrebe 2016 and Turner Road 2016 Whites available in our Happy Camper boxed wine series. These are a great option for family holidays and get-togethers and you don’t necessarily have to be camping to enjoy! We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all who have supported us in the last year, and to show our appreciation we will be holding a seasonal gift basket prize draw and a few festive wine sales to boot. Come on in and see what we have to offer. From all of us at Sunnybrae VineDEC 2 & 3 ~ OPEN HOUSE yards & Winery, we DEC 9 & 10 • DEC 16 & 17 wish you all a most Ortega l Siegerrebe l Rosé l Bastion l Marechal Foch l Redneck Red | Turner Road wonderful winter 250.835.8373 • 3849 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road, Tappen • season!


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Wilderness. It will be at the Okanagan Regional Library, Salmon Arm Branch, the Mall at Piccadilly from 2 to 3 p.m. ENTER THE TEMPLE – Stephanie Lafazanos BSc kinesiology, certified medical intuitive, holistic practitioner and sacred feminine instructor leads an afternoon of sisterhood, self-worship, radical self-love and self-care from 1 to 4 p.m. at Gratitude Yoga, 185 Hudson Ave. NE. Register online at KIDS’ SHOP – Cedar Heights Community Centre volunteers help children ages three to 12 find the perfect gift for that special person or pet from an array of affordable, gently used items, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at 2316 Lakeview Dr. in Blind Bay. TEAM JUSTIN – A group of friends of nine-year-old Justin Brouwer, are holding a bottle drive to support him as he battles brain cancer. Starting at 10 a.m. they will

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SHUSWAP STORYTELLERS – The group meets every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room at Askew’s Uptown. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Estelle Noakes at 250-546-6186. TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a weight loss support group for all ages, meets from 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday in the basement of St. John’s Anglican Church, 170 Shuswap Street SE. For information, call Carolyn at 250-832-8416. AUDITIONS – Shuswap Theatre holds auditions for its next production, “Opening Night” by Norm Foster, to be directed by Paul Kirkwood-Hackett from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 and Wednesday, Dec. at the theatre, 41 Hudson Ave. NW. Five men and three women are to be cast. For more, go to FILM FARE – The Shuswap Film Society presents The Other Side of Hope, at 5 p.m. at the Salmar Classic Theatre. FOOD DRIVE – White Lake Fire Department members hold the 10th Annual Food Drive from 6 to 9 p.m. All donations of current-date, stillsealed, non-perishable food items and money will go to the Sorrento Food Bank.

GRANDMOTHERS TO GRANDMOTHERS – Sale of knitted and quilted items at The Mall at Piccadilly. Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. ROOTS & BLUES – Tickets to the August 2018 Roots and Blues Festival go on sale. Memberships in the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society are also due. Active members can purchase up to four festival passes at reduced prices until March 31 and are able to vote at the society’s AGM, which takes place Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Comfort Inn. Tickets are available online at www.rootsandblues. ca or by calling 250-833-4096. WRITE STUFF – The Askew’s Word on the Lake writing contest is now open for fiction, non-fiction and poetry, cash prizes for first-place winners, awards at Saturday night festivities of the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival that takes place May 11 to 13 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Okanagan College. For info, go to www.shuswapassociationofwriters. ART AUCTION – The Arts Council presents Art in the Attic, an online art auction featuring 75 items of previously-loved artwork. In addition to original works, there are a few prints and packages of art WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6 materials. The link to the auction VIGIL – Join the Okanagan Colis Student Union in collaboration intheAttic2017. The auction runs with Okanagan College Aboriginal until Dec. 8. Services and the SAFE Society as MUSIC FESTIVAL – Registrathey stand united against violence tion is open for the 18th Annual against women. A documentary Shuswap Music Festival to be Film, Polytechnique will be shown held April 16 to 27. Register onat 3 p.m. Highway of Tears will be line for adjudicated performances shown at 4:45 p.m. The candlelight in strings, piano, vocal, choir and vigil begins at 6:15. Community is band at welcome, light refreshments will be Registration closes Jan. 31, 2018. If you’d like your business to be the only ad on the page provided. For more information, BRAND DEVELOPMENT – with no competition… call us. We can run your ad here. call Caroline Chartier at 250-832The Salmon Arm Economic Devel2126. opment Society is conducting a survey about living and working in the THURSDAY, DEC. 7 Salmon Arm region for the launch of a brand development project and ALL THAT JAZZ – The Basic related marketing strategy. Go to Needs, Jordan Dick – guitar, Blair to complete the surShier – bass and Gareth Seys vey, which should take about 15 drums, an instrumental modern minutes to complete. jazz trio live at Shuswap Pie Com250-832-2131 • begin walking around Blind Bay, picking up cans and pany at 5:30 p.m. bottles from residents. If they miss you, bottles can be SATURDAY, DEC. 2 dropped off at 2242 Lakeview Dr. in Blind Bay. FRIDAY, DEC. 8 SHUSWAP SPINNERS & WEAVERS – The Shuswap FOOT CARE – offered at Silver Creek Seniors Hall, GLENEDEN DANCE – The Gleneden Community Spinners & Weavers annual Christmas Sale will run 3056 Hornsberger Rd. Call 250-832-1197 to book an Association hosts a dance at 7 p.m. at Gleneden Hall, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fifth Avenue Seniors appointment. Centre, 170 -5th Ave SE. You will find a wide array of with music by Sleepless Nights, a light lunch and door prizes. For more information, contact Sharon at 250handmade items. SATURDAY, DEC. 9 OPEN DANCE - City Dance hosts a $5 drop-in dance 832-9806. FILM FARE – The Shuswap Film Society presents COMMUNITY BAND – Director Jim Johnston and with styles including ballroom, country and Latin at The Midwife, a film about a midwife in a maternity the 55 musicians present the annual Christmas concert 7:30 p.m. in the studio located at 2450-10th Ave. NE in hospital, who is suddenly imposed upon by her deceased with songs of the season and energetic modern concert the same building as Junglemania. Use the side stairs father’s mistress who needs a care aide, at 5 p.m. at the overtures, at 7:30 p.m. at the Nexus. for access. Salmar Classic. ELVES’ WORKSHOP – The elves invite yo to get into COFFEE HOUSE – Carlin Hall hosts a coffee house art mischief and general joviality at the Salmon Arm Art at 7 p.m. Donations of food and money will go to the SUNDAY, DEC. 3 Gallery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a super-Family Second Harvest Food Bank. For more information, call Saturday event with four creation stations where families BYGONE YEARS – Okanagan Historical Society’s Joan O’Brien at 250-835-0104. can create Christmas-themed art projects together with CRAFT/BAKE SALE – A Christmas Craft and Bake Christmas Gathering features local historian Dave Harptalented elves. It’s a drop-in event suitable for families Sale takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Silver Creek er, who will present a slide show on wharves, boats and with children aged two to 12. Seniors Hall 3056 Hornsberger Rd., featuring lunch of other activities in the past, at the at 2 p.m. at the Seniors BOOK LAUNCH – Author Mary Kelly launches her Drop-in Centre, 31 Hudson Ave. NE. For more info, call soup or chilli with a bun. new book On Mockingbird Hill, that examines the social BAKE SALE – A holiday bake sale supporting Twin Dorothy at 250-832-3537. bonds and fellowship among fire lookouts in B.C. and Heart Animal Sanctuary takes place at the Mall at PiccaTUESDAY, DEC. 5 Alberta, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Salmon Arm library. dilly on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 during mall hours. Books will be available for sale by Bookingham Palace. PROBUS CLUB – The Salmon Arm club meets from BOOK LAUNCH – Meet author Terry Milos, as she CRIB TOURNAMENT – begins at 10 a.m. at Salmreads from her book North of Familiar: A Woman’s 10 to 11 a.m. at Five Corner’s Church, 3160 10 Ave. SE, on Valley Seniors Hall, 3056 Hornsberger Rd., lunch Story of Homesteading and Adventure in the Canadian with a chocolatier discussing the history of chocolate. available. For more, email, or call 250-804-0685.

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