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Shuswap Vol. 28 No. 51 December 22, 2017

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Trustee suggests five-person board Tracy Hughes Salmon Arm Observer

North Okanagan-Shuswap official trustee Mike McKay is recommending a new elected school board be comprised of five trustees. The previous board was made up of nine trustees. McKay will make this recommendation to the minister of education,

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who will make a final determination and set the number of trustees and the electoral boundaries in early 2018, with the election of a new board planned for October 2018. McKay’s recommendation continues with the ward system, where trustees will continue to be elected from a specific geographic area. In an interview with the Observer, McKay said he rejected the idea of proportional representation, as the board population is heavily weighted in favour of Salmon Arm and this could result in an elected board made up of trustees entirely from one community. “Salmon Arm has half the student population, but that doesn’t mean it should have half the trustees. The

rural areas do need to have their interests at the table,” he says. “There is no silver bullet or one right answer here.” Once elected, however, trustees are charged with representing interests of the entire board region, not just their specific ward. The option McKay has selected, after hearing input from education partner groups and the public, will see: one trustee to represent the North Shuswap, Carlin and Sorrento area; one trustee to represent Sicamous, Malakwa, Enderby and Grindrod; two trustees to represent Salmon Arm and one trustee to represent Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Falkland, Silver Creek and Ranchero. This would be a total of five trustees.

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Trustee Mike McKay has made a recommendation to reduce the number of school trustees on the board of the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District. At the time they were dismissed by the minister of education in 2016, the board had nine trustees: one from the North Shuswap; one for Sicamous/Malakwa; one for Enderby/ Grindrod; one for Sorrento/Carlin; two for Salmon Arm; two for Armstrong and Spallumcheen and one for Falkland, Silver Creek and Ranchero.

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The reduction to five trustees will also equate to approximately $60,000 in cost savings due to reduced compensation and expenses for trustees. As part of restructuring after the school board was dismissed, a report from Liz Watson, an appointed special advisor, recommended the number of trustees be reduced from nine to either five or seven. The minimum number of trustees for a board is three. The previous board was criticized for mismanagement and infighting – part of which revolved around trustees advocating solely for their own area, rather than putting the best interests of all the students in the North Okanagan-Shuswap as the primary objective. “The role of the trustee needs to be clearly understood in advance of the election. Once elected, trustees are mandated to represent the interests of the entire district… and make the best possible decision for all the kids in this community, not just the specific ward they represent,” says McKay. McKay’s recommendation will now be forwarded to Rob Fleming, the Minister of Education, for a final determination. He may decide to accept McKay’s recommendation or could set up a different model. McKay’s appointment as the sole appointed official trustee is planned to end with the induction of a democratically elected board following the October 2018 regularly scheduled municipal election.


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Outdoor school to open this fall

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South Canoe school to be revamped with new program. Tracy Hughes Salmon Arm Observer

An outdoor learning school will open to North Okanagan-Shuswap students in September at the previously closed South Canoe Elementary School site. The school is to be opened as a K-Grade 6 model, with the possibility of adding a grade in each of two years to eventually become a K-Grade 8 school. The timing of the program’s introduction seemed ideal as it would help deal with overcrowding at some Salmon Arm elementary schools and would be a cost saving to the district. School district staff were supportive as research shows enhanced academic performance from students in outdoor programs. It is cheaper to reopen the closed school rather than install portables at various school sites. The cost per portable is $192,500, and eight are projected to be needed, for an estimated $1.5 million cost. The one-time capital cost of reopening South Canoe would be $455,000. Official trustee Mike McKay had high

praise for the committee working on the outdoor learning proposal. “You have created a sacred trust with this work. You are showing us the research that this is good for kids, the community interest and the costs savings — there are all the pieces here to make this thrive,” he said. “I’m pleased to say ‘let’s make it happen.’ Think of the legacy this will create and be sustained over time.” There are already 88 K-Grade 6 students whose parents have signed intent-to-register forms for the outdoor program. Students from across the school district would be welcome to register, as with French immersion. However, parents are responsible for transporting their children to the school. Bus routes will not be added to accommodate the outdoor program, as the cost would run more than $100,000. There has been considerable support from teachers and parents for developing an outdoor school program in the district, with more than 125 parents attending an interest meeting.

McKay pointed out there are a few challenges to be overcome before the school can open. Some roof repairs are needed as well as electrical system upgrades. Since the property is in the Agricultural Land Reserve and the school was previously closed, its reopening must be authorized by the Agricultural Land Commission — a process which usually takes some time. The school district is hoping this can be expedited, as the property use will be unchanged from its previous status. McKay noted that enrolment pressures may eventually mean the South Canoe

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The North Okanagan-Shuswap School district plans to open its first outdoor school in September 2018. school will need to be used as a conventional neighbourhood school, resulting in the need for shared space with the outdoor program. He also encouraged the outdoor program educators to share the knowledge and resources of their program with other

school classes, possibly through a buddy system, or field trips for regular classes to participate alongside the full-time outdoor students. “We could have kids guiding and learning from each other and that would be a beautiful thing.”

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Fishery officers appear to have put a stop to an illegal practice that was injuring chinook salmon in the

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the belly, tail or fins – at the Trinity (or Baxter) bridge over the Shuswap River, about 10 kilometres east of Enderby near Ashton Creek. “It was a problem that had been growing over a number of years, kind of a challenging problem,” said Fishery officer Brian Levitt, field supervisor for the Salmon Arm office. “We identified about a dozen people who were prolific offenders within this area,” he says. They ranged in age from teens to late sixties. In a news release issued last week about the snagging, Fisheries and Oceans Canada reminds the public of the toll-free violations reporting line at 1-800465-4336. In this case, Levitt says, the offenders would throw rocks at the fish to try to direct them off their migratory path, over to where the hooks were. White plastic bags would be put in the water next to the hook to attract the fish and, as they’d swim by, the offenders would reef on the fishing line to impale the fish. “It often gets caught in their belly or tail or fins. It has been illegal for many years. It causes many injuries, but they often get away,” he says. Then the injuries can lead to death or the inability of a female fish to spawn.

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Injuries to these chinook are typical of snagging, which often results in open wounds that can become infected. Migrating fish will also often hold in deep pools. The offenders would cast their hook into the pools, hoping it would cross paths with a fish. The fish targeted were mainly chinook salmon, with a few sockeye. The initial violations of the Fisheries Act took place in 2014. Five of the dozen people involved were sent to court, and four were issued tickets. One of the two most prolific offenders caught was Frederick Stanley Kent, in his late 50s from Ashton Creek. He pleaded guilty to 13 of 15 counts and was fined $4,550. He was also prohibited from fishing in B.C. for five years. Another was Brady James Hareuther of Gardom Lake. In October 2015 he pleaded guilty to six violations. He received a $650 fine and was ordered to pay an additional $2,000 towards proper management and control of fisheries. He was also prohibited from fishing on the Mabel Lake, Shuswap River and

Shuswap Lake systems for two years. In August 2016, however, fishery officers spotted Hareuther again on the Shuswap River and reminded him of the prohibition. Yet six days later he was found angling there. In court in September 2017, Hareuther was fined an additional $750 and the fishing prohibition was extended to April 2019. The actions of the offenders led to the closure of all fishing on the Shuswap River 50 metres upstream and downstream from the Trinity bridge between June 15 and November 15 from 2014 to the present. “Probably 90 per cent of the fishing (in that area) was happening in an illegal manner and a way that was unfair to the fish,” says Levitt. “It’s one thing to be caught in the mouth and be used for food, it’s another thing to cause a lot of stress and potential injury for no end result.” Levitt says compliance with the closures has been good.


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DeMille’s preps ice rink Jim Elliot Salmon Arm Observer

Last winter, the Salmon Arm community enjoyed the opportunity to glide across an outdoor skating rink at DeMille’s Farm Market and this year, owner Brad DeMille is working on bringing it back, bigger and better than before. The rink is called Rodger’s Arena, named after Rodger DeMille who founded the farm market. DeMille has had Blackburn Excavating clear and level part of a field next to the market in preparation for a rink that he says will be approximately three times the size of last year’s rink. The rink is flooded and just waiting on a cold snap to freeze it solid. Once the water and slush has frozen into a good skating surface DeMille said they will construct boards and put up lights to allow for night skating. “We’re hoping to get some ice on it by Christmas or Boxing Day, something like that,” DeMille said. Last winter, skating at the rink was free or by donation but this year DeMille said they will be asking for one dollar per person to recoup the cost of building the expanded rink. And Shuswap residents may not be the only ones interested in the rink. The picturesque outdoor skating surface may be the backdrop for a scene in a popular television show. DeMille said a location scout from Riverdale,which is shot primarily in Vancouver, visited the area and expressed interest in the skating rink.

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Living Waters Church would like to thank the generous businesses of this community who kindly donated items for our silent auction, as part of our Ladies Night Out. Because of you, we raised $1,888.50 for our Women’s Shelter! Big thanks to individual donors as well.

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The 2018 Meeting Schedule for regular meetings of the CSRD Regional Board has been set. Meetings are typically held the third Thursday of each month commencing at 9:30 a.m. at the CSRD offices: January 18, 2018 February 15, 2018 March 29, 2018 April 19, 2018 May 17, 2018 June 21, 2018

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taking a look back Looking back over 2017, it was really a fantastic year. That might seem like an ironic statement, considering 2017 was filled with disasters — natural and man-made — along with bringing us Donald Trump. We’re not downplaying the tragic losses of 2017, when many people lost their homes to the fires. But if the test of a woman or man is how they stand up to adversity, then the people of B.C. got a chance to show their true mettle in 2017. In the Okanagan, quickly melting snowpacks started creeks washing over their banks and eventually driving Okanagan Lake to levels that haven’t been seen in three-quarters of a century. But as homes and property were being endangered by the ever-rising flood, we found countless stories of people and groups doing what they could to limit the damage and divert the water, filling sandbags and placing them, helping neighbours and their communities get through it. Then, as the flood waters receded, fire became the story, as blazes broke out across the province. Smoke and ash filled the air, even in communities not directly affected and thousands were forced to evacuate, hoping their homes would still be standing when they returned. Too many came home to find a smoking ruin, but there is also the story of the brave men and women fighting the fires, along with the volunteers supporting them and the evacuees, helping to find places for them to stay, in homes, hotels or the many community centres who opened their doors to the refugees. Yes, 2017 was filled with loss and hardship, but the people of B.C. rose to the challenge and showed their potential. -Penticton Western News

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remembering Christmas trees past the great outdoors James Murray When American poet Alfred Joyce Kilmer sat down in 1913 to pen the words to his now famous poem, Trees, little did he know how his simple words would capture the hearts and imaginations of so many people. The first two lines especially: “I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree.” Having said that, however, Kilmer could not have possibly had in mind the Christmas trees that we used to haul home when we were kids. Some were selected and purchased from tree lots, while others were cut down in the woods and brought home on the roof of our 1953 powder blue Plymouth Cranbrook. I remember the selection process involved a short walk from the road and a quick cut in 30 below temperatures. Then there was the ride home with the car heater cranked up to the max and all four windows rolled down an inch or so to accommodate the ropes wrapped around the tree in order to bind it to the roof.

I can also remember the years when the four of us kids would get all bundled up and trudge along in the snow helping my father pull our toboggan to a local tree lot to pick out a Christmas tree. As a small child I used to walk along through the aisles of trees as if venturing into the deep dark woods in search of just the right one. By process of consensus we would all help select a tree and haul it home. My father would often grab a few of the branches that had broken off other trees and bring them along. More often than not my younger sister and brother would have to be carted home on the toboggan because they were too tired to walk any further. It mattered not because we were having fun and there was also the anticipation of getting to decorate the tree later that evening. When we got home, my father would place the tree in the stand and then survey it in search of any “bald spots” we may have overlooked in

our initial selection. My father, a blacksmith by trade, would, once a year, become somewhat of a tree surgeon. Out would come his hand drill and whenever and wherever it was determined our tree had a bald spot, my father proceed to drill a hole in the trunk. He would then trim one of the extra branches to the right length and jam it in the hole. Before long, we would have an absolutely perfectly shaped and balanced Christmas tree. It was amazing how long those added branches lasted, usually until the tree was given the old heave-ho sometime in the new year. Of course there was the year that we brought home a tree that had a well constructed and perfectly intact mouse nest in one of its branches near the trunk. My sister, who first discovered the nest, gently removed it and placed it in a shoe box. In between taking turns hanging an ornament, we also took turns inspecting the nest and trying to determine if it was inhabited. As I recall, both the nest and the shoebox mysteriously disappeared overnight and were never mentioned gain. There was also the year our tree lost almost half its needles in the first few days and we had

to go and get another one and decorate all over again. That year we had twice the fun. And then there was the year my father bought one of those artificial trees at Gerlovin’s Hardware Store and my mother made him take it back. As kids, we took special delight in helping decorate the Christmas trees. Over the years there was a lot of laughter and even a few tears shed over broken glass ornaments. I can still see the bubbling electric candles with their cloth-bound, uninsulated wiring. I wonder how many fires those things caused? I also remember the year my mother passed away and my little sister hung one of my mother’s tin cookie cutters. It was in the shape of a star. That was almost 50 years ago. It wasn’t that long ago though that I happened to notice it in one of my sister’s kitchen drawers. Yes, there was a lot of fun and laughter involved in putting up the Christmas tree back then. I think if I were to be given one gift this Christmas, if one Christmas wish were to come true, it would be to hear that laughter, that now long ago, childish, innocent laughter, just one more time.


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able for this ski season and events. The Chalet Expansion budget got a boost from Dancing with the Shuswap Stars which again was a roaring success, bringing in a record $37,000. (Put Nov. 23, 2018, on your calendar for next year’s DWTSS!) Two terrific happenings this past week – at two ends of the age spectrum. First, at the weekly meeting of the city council, Connie Harris Crowley was awarded the Canada 150 medal for her contribution to trail building in this community. We Larch Hills enthusiasts can be thankful to Connie and her determination for building the original trails in the Larch Hills, going back to 1977, before there was the current road for access. Kudos to Connie! Then, in Canmore, at the World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup last weekend in Canmore, Larch Hills Nordics ski team member, Natalie Wilkie qualified for the 2018 Pyeonchang Olympics. What a feat for this 16-year-old athlete who joined the para nordic ranks just 18 months ago following an industrial accident at school which

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invasive goldfish have on existing fisheries. He is awaiting funding approval for a third study that will look at how to remove them. Heise agrees that Rotenone is not the answer for White Lake. “If you Rotenone the whole lake and kill it all off, that usually works quite well, but that’s a very extreme measure and I think something like White Lake, with such a valuable trout fishery in there, you wouldn’t want to do that,” said Heise. “I think these other techniques of electroshocking or doing some select netting around the edges might work a lot better.” One of Heise’s students is currently studying the goldfish in Dragon Lake. While the study is not yet complete, Heise says the goldfish are having an impact in that they are competing with trout for food.

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“They are eating the food the trout eat,” said Heise. “They’d be bottom feeders that grub around on the bottom, and that tends to stir up the sediment and that creates dirty water or increased turbidity, which can affect the plants growing in the lake. This can affect the ability of the fish to find food, or it can even, in extreme cases, make it hard for the fish to breathe through their gills. “But these are all, well, they’ve never been tested in British Columbia, so that’s what I’m hoping to be able to do is get a masters student looking at it in more detail so we really know what we’re talking about. It’s pretty hard to extrapolate studies done in other parts of the country or other parts of the world to our situation here in B.C. with our trout lakes.” Heise also wants to put transmitters in some of the White Lake goldfish to learn where they’re going throughout the year, what depths, etc., addressing why they seem to be there some years and not others. Klassen said the province supports Heise’s Continued on A9


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Helpful haul Members of GT Dragon Boat Society of Blind Bay hold a food collection drive for the Sorrento food bank on Saturday, Dec 9. Volunteers from the society canvassed at Blind Bay Village Grocer and collected 598 pounds of food and $1,250 to help with the food bank’s Christmas Hamper Drive. The society thanks all those who generously donated. Photo contributeD

funding application to study how to control goldfish populations provincewide. Speaking to their physiology when introduced into the wild, Heise says surviving goldfish tend to lose their orange/gold colour, becoming more coppery with dark brown, grey and white colouration, and that

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 250-8321599. The Writer’s Nook at the South Shuswap Library is open Wednesdays, Jan. 9 and 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more, go to www. thethirdhouse.ca. Take an instrument or sing along to Christmas favourites at the Cedar Heights Christmas Shed Party, 2316 Lakeview Dr. at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Refreshments available. A Christmas coffee house with musical entertainment by The Trentelance Family & Friends will be held Saturday, Dec. 16 at Sorrento Memorial Hall to raise funds for a Shuswap Community Church team that will be heading to Guatemala in March

they can grow much larger than what people see in home aquariums. “I think it’s a big myth that they really just grow to a certain size…,” said Heise. “If there’s lots of food and the right temperature, then they can get quite large, as in several pounds anyways, quite large.” If they’re small, goldfish may be eaten by certain kinds of trout.

Otherwise their only predators are wading birds. Heise also describes goldfish as being very resilient. “They can handle cold temperatures, they can handle ice cover, they can handle low oxygen,” said Heise. “They’re a very tough fish. They can actually operate without oxygen for awhile so they can metabolize anaerobi-

cally, and they urinate alcohol of all things. A pretty bizarre physiology.” Wearing his ISCBC hat, Heise said there are generally two ways goldfish get into lakes – they are either introduced by people or make their way to lakes when ponds on lakeside properties are flooded. “For me, a lot of it is about the public message too, the sole idea

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2018. Doors open at 7 p.m. South Shuswap Library hosts knitters and crocheters from 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Fridays of the month. Sorrento Beach Walkers walk on the

foreshore on the third Saturday of the month. For information, call Dan McKerracher at 250-319-5121. The South Shuswap Library presents Baby Talk at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Jan 5. Join Health Nurse Shannon for a

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that we shouldn’t be releasing any of our pets that we have at home,” said Heise, “whether it’s a snake or fish or small mammal or birds, you really want to keep pets in the house and not loose because they really can cause a lot of damage once they get out there.” Heise said he plans to be back at White Lake in the spring to continue his studies.

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Land workshop slated for New Year FRIENDS & NEIGHBOURS Leah Blain The Young Agrarians are hosting a land linking workshop on January 13 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mt. Ida Hall, 5421 - 70th St SW. The workshop will go right into the nuts and bolts of linking landowners to farmers and farmers looking for land. There will be an expert panel discussing topics such as housing, leases, and finances. You just might find a farmer who can turn your vacant field into a productive farm, or a land owner who has the ideal piece of land for you. Refreshments and light snacks provided. Please RSVP. Go to the Salmon Arm Community Market for more information and registration, and join their Facebook event.

Congrats On December the staff at BDO received word that Carlee Clingwall and Bianca Dewitt at BDO’s Salmon Arm office both passed their Common Final Examination (CFE) – the final step in becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada. “We look forward to their contributions to our team, our clients and the community in the years to come,” said BDO Regional Marketing Manager Scott Simpson.

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Focus Ability invites Chamber members to their Open House on Dec. 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m at their new office, Suite 102371 Hudson Ave NE (across from the post

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The Shuswap Trail Alliance is gearing up for its annual Shuswap Trail Party and Fundraiser that takes place on Feb. 2 at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre. The deadline for businesses and individuals to sponsor the event by donating to the silent auction is Jan 26. Businesses can donate items related to their company or unrelated, and are asked to provide an up-to-date logo with the item and the retail value. Items can be dropped off at Barton Insurance Brokers (HUB International) 150 Hudson St. NE, Salmon Arm. If you would like the item to be picked up contact Sylvia McMahan at auction@ shuswaptrails.com or phone 250-832-3435. Tickets to the event are on sale at Skoo-

The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) recently honoured four realtors for their abiding commitment to charitable and community causes. The award recipents are: Rob McKibbon in the Shuswap/Revelstoke Zone , Darcy Griffiths and Denise Dobie in the North Zone and Michael Bate in the Central Zone. McKibbon contributes to the efforts of the local rotary club and has also worked as a youth mentor and raised funds for a school lunch program in Kenya.

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It’s been a “long haul,” but it’s been worth it for the host of Bushnell’s Trigger Effect and Owner of Thunder Boyz Productions Inc., Dean Trumbley. Trumbley announced Thursday that Thunder Boyz Productions Inc. will be broadcasting Bushnell’s Trigger Effect on the Pursuit Channel in the United States of America.

“Only a handful of Canadian hunting productions have been able to achieve broadcasting on one of the three major hunting networks in the United States,” he wrote in a release on Dec. 14. Both Dean and Kent have spent their entire lives working in the various fields in the outdoor sector. Dean pursued a career as a professional biologist and dabbled in big game guiding, whereas

Kent did the opposite working as a professional guide and dabbled in biology. As life-time friends, the pair have hunted all over North America and beyond pursing their passion, eventually embarking on a dream to create a hunting TV show that reflects their experience, passion and knowledge gained over their many years. “This is a big step for us, the USA market is huge and for

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Deep Creek vet honoured An Enderby veterinarian is being honoured as the first-ever recipient of a new award from the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AFWC). Equine veterinarian Dr. Susi Cienciala of Deep Creek Veterinary Services, has received the inaugural Dr. Carol Morgan Memorial Award, named in honour of a former BC SPCA board member. A tireless advocate for animal welfare and ethical veterinary practice, Morgan passed away in 2015. In her honour, the AWFC established a fund where donations contributed will be used to honour her dedication and passion. The memorial award is intended to support continuing education for veterinarians in Canada and to increase the applications of animal welfare in veterinary

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Dave will oversee the operations of nine newspapers and related digital platforms in his role as President of the BC Interior South Division, including the Kelowna Capital News, Vernon Morning Star, Salmon Arm Observer, Sicamous Eagle Valley News, Lake Country Calendar, Summerland Review, Penticton Western News, Keremeos Review and Princeton Similkameen Spotlight. Dave will also be responsible for the Vernon Press Centre and the mailroom operations in the Okanagan market, plus he will oversee three newspapers on North Vancouver Island including the North Island Gazette, Campbell River Mirror, and Comox Valley Record. Dave has worked with Black Press since 2007 beginning his career in sales at the Comox Valley Record, then taking on multiple Black Press Publisher and Group Publisher roles including the Fernie Free Press, Invermere Valley Echo, Golden Star, Campbell River Mirror, Comox Valley Record, Comox Valley Echo and the North Island Gazette. Dave is pleased to take on his expanded role with Black Press and looks forward to working with the Okanagan and North Island communities.

Ian started his newspaper career in 1985 at the Nanaimo Daily Free Press as a Circulation Representative. In 1987 he became the Circulation Manager of the Prince Albert Daily Herald and held the same positions at the Vernon Daily News, Prince George Citizen and also had a stop at the Victoria Times Colonist. In 2003, Ian was promoted to Publisher of the Prince Albert Daily Herald and in the spring of 2012 moved to Vernon to become publisher of the Vernon Morning Star. Ian will oversee the Distribution and Manufacturing teams of nine newspapers in his role as Director of Distribution and Manufacturing Operations, BC Interior South, including the Kelowna Capital News, Vernon Morning Star, Salmon Arm Observer, Sicamous Eagle Valley News, Lake Country Calendar, Summerland Review, Penticton Western News, Keremeos Review and Princeton Similkameen Spotlight.

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It has been 16 months since Gary Baker had a major brain aneurysm rupture, and his long road to recovery continues to stretch far

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and therapists using a blinking system to spell out words and sentences and the occasional spoken word. “It was so amazing for Gary to be able to communicate what he was thinking and feeling. He said things that were so ‘Gary’ and every day impressed us with how intact his memory and cognitive abilities were despite the extent of his injury,” his wife Erica wrote in an online update. But an infection at the end of July resulted in seizures, putting Gary back in ICU for six weeks where his prognosis was poor. “But we knew Gary was still strong and we believed he would fight to come back to his family so we chose to fight for him too and to hope!” Erica said. Gary moved out of ICU on Sept. 7 and is now stable but his recovery has suffered a major setback. “It took him almost a year to get to the point where he was ready for

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the plan is to get him home to continue his recovery. Getting home means renovations to make the house wheelchair accessible, hiring and training care aids, finding a wheelchair accessible vehicle and finding Gary appropriate, progressive therapy – very little of which is covered by medical. Erica expressed extreme gratitude for the support shown by friends, community, churches, business-

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It’s an event steeped in tradition that dates back three decades. That’s what Caravan Farm Theatre offers with their winter sleigh ride performance of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi by Maristella Roca, which runs until Dec. 31. And after seeing what Caravan does with the show, it’s easy to see why it has become so entrenched in family holiday routine. The cool scent of pine wafts over the crowd that huddles by the fire for warmth as horse-drawn sleighs slide into view. Tendrils of steam lick the air as they emanate from hot mulled wine and hot chocolate with Irish Cream Liqueur,

or without booze for the kids, at a wooden booth constructed adjacent the grand food hall where families with young children gather to escape the elements. A metallic ring clangs from a bell affixed to the hot chocolate hut and the horses are in place. “They are a real jewel to have,” says Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper as he stands atop the back of a sleigh with Caravan Farm Theatre artistic director Estelle Shook. “We don’t know how lucky we are to have this in the North Okanagan.” Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo echoes Pieper’s sentiment as he too addresses the crowd. “It’s such a magnificent place,” Kyllo says.

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WINTER SOLSTICE – Salmon Arm Downtown hosts MONDAY, Dec. 25 FREE FAMILY FOOTY - Shuswap Youth Soccer a Winter Solstice and Bonfire Night from 4 to 7 p.m. presents free Family Footy fun on New Year’s Day. We FRIENDS OF CHRISTMAS DINNER - Everyone is on Alexander Street, with hot dogs and marshmallow invite the 6-11 year olds and parents to participate from 1 welcome to share a meal. Free tickets available at Seniors roast, gingerbread decorating at the Shuswap Pie Comto 2 p.m. in age-appropriate mini games, and from 2 to 3 Resource Centre, Pharmasave, CMHA, Churches Thrift pany, pine cone crafts at Dolce Bistro, performances by p.m. children 12 years and up with parents. Dress warmly Shop, Soup Kitchen and Second Harvest. Volunteers Shuswap Singers and Shukulele late night, free movies at and come to the SASCU indoor facility. Free Timbits needed Dec. 24 and 25, call Valerie at 250-832-5811. the Salmar Classic, a visit from Santa, the Winter Queen and hot chocolate. The SASCU Indoor Sports Complex and shopping until 8 p.m. is located at 351 – 3rd Street SW. For more information, THURSDAY, DEC. 28 email admin@shuswapsoccer.com or call 250-833-5607. FISHING FANS – Shuswap Fly Fishers meet on the LARCH HILLS NORDICS’ LANTERN SKI – will For this free event, a donation of a non-perishable food second Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at Yan’s be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at Larch Hills ski area. item in support of the local food bank will be greatly Restaurant. For more information, call Al at 250-804- Bring a mug for a warm drink and baking to share. appreciated. 5166. Donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank and ROOTS & BLUES – Tickets to the August 2018 Roots Larch Hills Nordic Ski Club. TUESDAY, JAN. 2 and Blues Festival go on sale. Memberships in the Salmon SHUSWAP STORYTELLERS – The group meets Arm Folk Music Society are also due. Active members FRIDAY, DEC. 29 every first Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. in can purchase up to four festival passes at reduced prices SILVERBACKS HOCKEY – Home game against the community room at Askew’s Uptown. Everyone is until March 31 and are able to vote at the society’s AGM, Vernon at 7 p.m. at the Shaw Centre. welcome. For more information, contact Estelle Noakes which takes place Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Comfort at 250-546-6186. SATURDAY, DEC. 30 Inn. Tickets are available online at www.rootsandblues. SNOW BLAZERS MOONLIGHT POKER RUN – FRIDAY, JAN. 5 ca, or by calling 250-833-4096. WRITE STUFF – The Askew’s SHUSWAP JAMMERS – Take Word on the Lake writing contest an instrument or your dancing shoes is now open for fiction, non-fiction to the new school district building and poetry, cash prizes for firston Shuswap Street every Friday for place winners, awards at Saturday music, dancing and singing, featurnight festivities of the Word on the ing door prizes, a 50/50 draw and Lake Writers’ Festival that takes lunch from 7 to 10 p.m. For more place May 11 to 13 at the Prestige information, call Dean at 250-804Harbourfront Resort and Okana9219. Small Appliances, gan College. For info, go to www. Automotive Accessoshuswapassociationofwriters. SATURDAY, JAN. 6 GLENEDEN HALL DANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL – Registraries, Hand Tools, Home Regular monthly dances on the first tion is open for the 18th Annual Furniture. Kids Toys and Saturday of each month 7 -11 p.m. Shuswap Music Festival to be For more, contact Roger 250-832held April 16 to 27. Register onGames, Cookware, Out1599. line for adjudicated performances door Christmas Decor, in strings, piano, vocal, choir and THURSDAY, JAN. 11 Snowblowers and so band at www.ShuswapFestival.com. CONCERT - The Wardens play Registration closes Jan. 31, 2018. much more. Carlin Hall from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. LOPPET REGISTRATIONMusicianship, haunting harmonies Warm up the wax for the 34th anand chilling tales from three men nual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet. who spent their lives in the most rugOnline registration is open now at ged of all places – the wilderness of www.skilarchhills.ca. Race routes Canada’s mountain national parks. Full Service Auto Centre open Monday - Saturday and start times are the same as last These mountain men share a special year. blend of music and storytelling from

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SATURDAY, DEC. 23 JOY TO THE WORLD – Sing along to classic Christmas carols, favorite hymns and holiday songs with Richard Good, Timothy Weicker, Melissa Wood and the Shuswap Barbershop Project, along with MC Rev. George Fleming, at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1981 9th Ave. NE. Admission by direct donation in support of Salmon Arm Women’s Shelter. CHRISTMAS WITH THE DONKEYS - Come out and enjoy the season with the donkeys in the barns all decorated for Christmas. Event runs form 3 to 7 p.m. at the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge, 7877 Skimikin Road. Free admission and food concession. ALUMNI GAME – Shuswap FC hosts an alumni game at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, at the SASCU Indoor Arena. Teams will be formed 10-15 minutes prior to kickoff. After the game there will be a social from 4:15 to 7 p.m. at SYSA board chair Brent Moffat’s house. All former Shuswap FC players are encouraged to attend. COMMUNITY WINTER MARKET - Centenoka

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SUNDAY, DEC. 31 DANCE – The Silver Creek Community Hall hosts a New Year’s Eve Dance with DJ and cash bar, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are available at the Silver Creek Store. Pot luck appies. PARTY IN BLACK AND WHITE - Dress your best for a Salmon Arm Curling Club fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be midnight champagne and a shuttle service available. for more, see www.salmonarmcurling. com. BINGO - A special night event at the Senior’s Drop-In Centre, 31 Hudson ave. NE. Doors open at 6 p.m., meal included, bingo at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Wendy at 250-253-3516. No bingo on Dec. 30.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 20 BENEFIT MARKET - The Shuswap Society for the Arts and Culture announces the start of a monthly indoor flea market. The first market from 1 to 5 p.m. in the gymnasium at the Downtown Activities Centre, 451 Shuswap Street, S.W. Organizations are welcome as well as individual sellers. Admission by $2 donation. Table rental is $20. Call 250-832-2300 to reserve a space. Future markets will be the third Saturday of the month until May. REINO KESKI-SALMI LOPPET - The 34th annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet goes at Larch Hills ski area. Online registration is open now at www.skilarchhills.ca. Race routes and start times are the same as last year, with the first races beginning at 9 a.m. As usual, a complimentary hot, après ski lunch will be served on the hill followed by activities at the Salmon Arm Community Centre. The Reino Keski Salmi Loppet is also a fundraising event for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. See www.skilarchhills.ca for more.

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Chase Happy Holiday Train: Clockwise from left, Chance Schielke is all smiles as he talks to Santa during the CP Holiday Train stop in Chase on Dec. 15; Rosemary Derksen videos the festivities; and Alan Doyle performs while the large crowd enjoys the music and festive lights. The Chase Christmas Hamper Society received $5,500 from CP.

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The Chase Heat Hockey Club is a pair of games away from taking a break from the mad dash of shinny on hard water. After a road trip to Sicamous on Tuesday the 19th and a home game versus 100 Mile House on Friday the 22nd, the boys head home for some family time until 2018. The past weekend had one game on the schedule, a battle at the Art Holding Memorial Arena versus the Little Apple crew, the Kelowna Chiefs. Friday the 15th kept the fans entertained with a fast-paced, endto-end battle of skills. Chase on the man-advantage was rewarded with the only goal in the first. Last season’s leading

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In a Dec. 15 at-home contest, Kelowna Chief’s Brett Witala attempts to clear the zone until Chase Heat’s Zachary Fournier muscles in and knocks the puck back in to keep the pressure on. scorer Michael Fidanza, from Kolten Moore and Kaden Black, did the deed. In the second, Black added to the outcome assisted by Josh Bourne and Ryan Okino. However, the Chiefs were not prepared to roll over and call it quits, as they got one back. At the end of 40 min-

utes it was a 2-1 game. In the third, the flood gates opened and goals poured in. It was Pat Brady from Bourne and Moore, followed 24 seconds later by a Kelowna power-play marker. Then Bourne restored the two-goal lead from Black and Grady Musgrave. The Chiefs wouldn’t

quit and fired their second power-play counter to create an edge-of-seat, nail-biting, final five minutes. But “Black Friday” Black reached into his trunk of tricks and finished off the foes with a last-minute, power-play, empty-net tally. The end of game result was a thrilling 5-3

victory for the Heat. In 2018 the Heat meet up again at home on Friday, January the 5th versus the Wranglers from 100 Mile House. In the break, Mom’s baking plus quality time with family and friends will refuel the fire in the Heat as the stretch drive in the regular season arrives.

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The mutual economic cooperation between Tolko and Splatsin, the southern-most community of the 17 that make up the Secwepemc Nation, has taken an advanced step forward. A Letter of Intent (LOI) was signed in November between the two, a commitment to seek out business, employment and joint venture opportunities that can lead to long-term sustainable jobs. “Working with the Splatsin has been a very positive experience,” said Brad Thorlakson, president and CEO of Tolko Industries. “Over the past eight years, through open dialogue, we have worked together on land management issues, forest administration areas, and procurement opportunities. “This LOI further strengthens our relationship. As a company, we believe partnerships such as this are the way of the future and we look forward to working with Splatsin and with other indigenous communities in the areas where we operate.” Splatsin is the southern-most community of the 17 that make up the Secwepemc Nation. There are three reserves located in Salmon River, Enderby and Sicamous with more than 900 members. More than half the membership lives off-reserve. The Splatsin have a long history in the forest industry. Splatsin men were instrumental in the Shuswap River log drives that occurred every year. “The LOI with Tolko and Splatsin moves us towards a model of joint planning and management of a portion

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When it comes to decorating their home for the holidays Shawn and Amanda Mann decided there was only one way to go — big. In a display that would make Clark Griswold proud, the Enderby couple,with the help of their neighbour, Edith, has decked their home out with more than 1000 lights in a bid to share their Christmas spirit. The community responded in kind by awarding them first prize in the holiday decorating contest. The couple said they participate each year, and use the contest as an opportunity to raise donations for “good causes.” “Last year we won

third place in the contest, and collected donations for the BC Children’s Hospital,” Amanda said. “We raised around $2,000. This year the couple is collecting donations of food and funds for the Feed Enderby and District food bank, and hope that anyone enjoying the light display will leave a donation for the food bank. Amanda said they have left a Rubbermaid bin in front of their garage, for non-perishable food items, as a dropbox for cash or cheque donations. The couple also has a security camera to deter theft. Their home is located at 123 Birch Crescent in Enderby. The lights are on each day between 4:30 and 10 p.m. until Jan.1.

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Amanda and Shawn Mann hope to make the holidays a little brighter by decorating their Enderby home for the holidays and using their award-winning light display to help raise donations for the local food bank.

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Christmas wishes from the mayor’s desk MAYOR’S REPORT Nancy Cooper Merry Christmas Salmon Arm. What a year this has been. I have many people to thank so please have patience with me. We celebrated Canada’s 150 Birthday in style! So many wonderful activities and events including a very special event at Canoe Beach on July 1st that culminated with an extraordinary fireworks display. This was the first July 1st fireworks

in many years and, by the way, we are already planning how we can do it again in 2018. Thank you to everyone who planned and hosted our 150 events and to all who attended. The city has been busy with new housing starts, road repairs, upgrades and paving, new sidewalks, and so much more. While every improvement makes our city better, this year I have to

say the road upgrade and new sidewalk along Lakeshore and the upper Lakeshore Drive really improved safety. Every year I receive compliments on our beautiful flower baskets, lovely gardens and parks. While we don’t see what happens at the water treatment plant or the sewage treatment plant, I think we all know they do a great job, as do to all those who welcome you at the front counter. Thank you to our city staff members who work so hard for all of us.

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Our firefighters have been busy taking care of our community and going out to help other communities threatened by wildfires. Our Emergency Social Services team helped out at the Kamloops evacuation centre and opened one here as well. Thank you to all our emergency services workers including the RCMP, Ambulance crews and all those volunteers like Citizens Patrol, who are there for us – you are very much appreciated! To the many community volunteers, we all know who you are; you

do so much for Salmon Arm and the region that thank you does not seem sufficient to show our appreciation. You’re the best! You are what makes Salmon Arm such a wonderful place to live. Last but by no means least; I want to thank each of our city councillors, Ken Jamieson, Kevin Flynn, Chad Eliason, Louise Wallace Richmond, Alan Harrison and Tim Lavery for all you do. Being a city councillor is not an easy job and you do it so well. A community is about its people and

Salmon Arm has the very best! There are no “ba humbugs”, Mr. Scrooge, but rather, in the words of Tiny Tim, “only blessings.” To all of you, Merry

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tips for surviving the Christmas party HealtHy bites Serena Caner My most memorable Christmas Party was in Kauma village, a ghetto just outside the the capital city of Malawi. With Christmas lights and speakers hooked up to a car battery, everyone was singing and dancing. I was passed a large glass of tobwa, a fermented home-brew made from corn mealies and sorghum. It was thick, sour and gritty.

Then, a plate mounded with rice with some mysterious piece of chicken anatomy on the top. Being a white foreigner, everybody was watching me as I tried to muster enthusiasm for my meal. It didn’t help that I was a vegetarian at the time. Keenly aware that they had sacrificed their only chicken for me, I ate it, taking comfort in the

fact that it had been free-run and relatively organic. It was a lesson on gratitude and manners. In Canada, we have a different problem. Food is always around but many of us have food sensitivities or chronic diseases that do not benefit from the kinds or amounts of foods we are served. Many are working hard to lose weight or maintain their weight loss. So given this context, is there a way to politely refuse food or avoid holiday weight gain? • Most hosts can

Salmon Arm Frame & Body is conveniently located just off the Trans Canada Highway on the west side of town, right behind Fischer’s Funeral Services at 4130 1 Ave. SW. Salmon Arm Frame & Body Shop is an accredited ICBC Valet Express Repair shop where they can help you with all your ICBC and private insurance repairs, as well as windshield and glass replacements. If it isn’t insurance repair you need, they can also help your private repairs and paint as well as frame straightening and trailer axle straightening. Mark Pennell has been in business for more than 35 years and has owned and operated Salmon Arm Frame & Body for over 16 years. He built his shop 11 years ago and can accommodate commercial trucks and RV’s as well. You do have a choice where your vehicle goes for repairs but for friendly, guaranteed quality work and service let Mark and his staff take care of all your vehicle repairs. Call Salmon Arm Frame & Body Shop. 250-832-8947.

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The 2018 Jam the GM Children’s Book Drive takes place once again throughout the month of January. The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) is challenging community members, businesses, organizations, and schools to “Jam the GM” with donations of gently used children’s books. All books will be distributed to local organizations that provide services for families to then be taken home by children in the North Okanagan-Shuswap. The kickoff for this event will happen on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Salmon Arm GM dealership.

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The Jam the GM Book Drive will get underway in January 2018. Join LASS and our the GM!” community partners Book donations are for a story time party accepted at the Salmwith Ardie Burnham, on Arm GM dealership the ORL Youth Ser- throughout the month vices Librarian. Bring of January. For other your gently used chil- drop off locations dren’s books to “Jam please visit the LASS

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Profile of the week Salmon Arm Frame & Body is conveniently located just off the Trans Canada Highway on the west side of town, right behind Fischer’s Funeral Services at 4130 1 Ave. SW. Salmon Arm Frame & Body Shop is an accredited ICBC Valet Express Repair shop where they can help you with all your ICBC and private insurance repairs, as well as windshield and glass replacements. If it isn’t insurance repair you need, they can also help your private repairs and paint as well as frame straightening and trailer axle straightening. Mark Pennell has been in business for more than 35 years and has owned and operated Salmon Arm Frame & Body for over 16 years. He built his shop 11 years ago and can accommodate commercial trucks and RV’s as well. You do have a choice where your vehicle goes for repairs but for friendly, guaranteed quality work and service let Mark and his staff take care of all your vehicle repairs. Call Salmon Arm Frame & Body Shop. 250-832-8947.

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France was taken from us by her LORD (our CREATOR) to be with Him for eternity, in her sleep August 23, 2017 at South Health Campus Hospital, Calgary, Alberta; 8 days short of her 72nd birth date anniversary.

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Frances is the 2nd born daughter of 5, of Adolf and Mary Putich, now deceased, of Natal (Sparwood) B.C. She was re-born into our Creator’s Heavenly Family in March 1981. She is freed from all her tears, no more death, no sorrow, no crying, no more “pain�; they have all passed away and He (Jesus the Christ) has made all things new, for her and many others.

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If you are looking for a support in your grief journey, you may want to consider our informal Wednesday Mourning CafĂŠ. 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 itâ€? 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 CafĂŠ, facilitated by Naomi Silver, at our Mountainside Common Room from 10:00 to 11:30 am.

She is survived by her husband, Larry, of Claresholm, Alberta; daughter, Sheila (Brian) Cunnauton and grandson Thomas; son, Ron (Jenni) Merrifield and grandson, Nathan. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Theresa and survived by sisters Annette, Mary and Linda. In excess of 30 or her years. She volunteered with the Canadian Caner Society, hospital auxiliaries, AWANA Kids Bible Club, Sunday School and an avid seamstress (designing and sewing many of her own clothes), quilter, crafter, gourmet cook and faithful, loving wife and friend of Larry for 36 plus years. Any condolences or communication can be addressed to Larry Read, P.O. Box 1856, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0.

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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. Denied Long-Term Disability, CPP or other Insurance? If, YES. Call: 604.937.6354 or e-mail: jfisher@dbmlaw.ca

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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

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS School District No. 83 (North OkanaganShuswap) requires School Bus Drivers to work in All Areas. The work involves the operation of school buses used to transport students within the district and on field trips. Applicants will have a demonstrated safe driving history as presented by a Driver’s Abstract from the Motor Vehicle Branch. Practical working knowledge of school bus maintenance and repair requirements, along with the ability to deal in a friendly, courteous and effective manner with a variety of passenger situations is required. Drivers must also possess a good knowledge of the North Okanagan-Shuswap Area. The successful applicant will have a valid B.C. Class 2 Driver’s license with an air brake endorsement. Work experience in the operations of passenger buses an asset. The rate of pay is $25.49 per hour. Interested individuals are invited to submit their resume with full supporting documents (proof of qualifications must accompany application), including three professional references and send to apply@sd83.bc.ca. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

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Community service, flexible hours, interesting information, and friendship = SACP membership Help keep Salmon Arm safe by going out on a 4-hour patrol one afternoon or evening each month. We also take part in numerous community events and enjoy socializing together. For more information and an application find SAP at salmonarmcitizenspatrol.ca or at facebook.com/SACitizensPatrol IF YOU and / or YOUR CHILDREN are being abused, call the

Women’s Emergency Shelter 250-832-9616

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

Kidney disease strikes families, not only individuals. THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF CANADA www.kidney.ca

Give the gift of a new home and donate today!

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF S.D. NO. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap)

Give life .... register to be an organ donor today!

PRODUCTION POSITION Our business is growing and we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people to join our team! We are accepting resumes for Production positions in our Salmon Arm manufacturing facility. We are looking for candidates who have both significant experience and applicable skillsets, as well as those who are energetic and motivated to start a new career. Consideration will be given to applicants that can demonstrate the following capabilities: t Organize orders / priorities t Work well with minimal supervision t Experience with hand and power tools t Teamwork t Positive attitude t Attention to detail t Sense of urgency t Ability to work overtime if required t Previous Experience on a Production Floor If this describes you and you are interested in a rewarding career and a great place to work, please send your resume in confidence to: Talius ATTN: Operations Manager Fax: 250-832-8577 Email: employment@talius.com We will contact any applicants considered for interviews. No telephone inquiries please. www.talius.com

GENERAL LABOURER An entry level position with on-site training at a busy metal manufacturing shop in Salmon Arm. REQUIRED: Attention to detail; good math and measurement skills; experience with basic hand tools, portable power tools, etc.; ability to lift & carry 75lbs; good awareness of safety; excellent work ethic; team player; ability to meet deadlines and to work overtime or shift work as required. Wages assessed on experience and qualifications; good benefits package after 3 months. INQUIRIES: MARG MCMASTER, ADAM INTEGRATED INDUSTRIES, PHONE: 250-832-3480; EMAIL marg.mcmaster@adamintegrated.ca

p r o t e ct our p l a n e t. . .

TRU invites applications for the following position:

www.habitat.ca

for more information 1-800-663-6189 www.transplant.bc.ca

FACULTY PSYC 2230: Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Adulthood & Aging Williams Lake Campus For further information, please visit:

tru.ca/careers

We wish to thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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Employment

Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News

Employment

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES with Black Press (Interior South) Black Press is Canada’s leading private independent newspaper company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers in Canada, Washington State, Hawaii, California and Ohio and has extensive digital and printing operations.

Multi Media Sales Consultant (Revelstoke) Bring your passion for new business development to this exciting full-time sales opportunity. The Revelstoke Review is looking for a high energy, enthusiastic go-getter to take our leading print and digital advertising solutions to market. You will put your multi-tasking skills to good use as you balance day-to-day advertising requirements for existing customers with growing business through discipline and dedication to acquiring new customers. 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. 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. 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.

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Employment

Services

Real Estate

Transportation

Career Opportunities

Home Improvements

Mortgages

Home & Yard

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Vehicle Lease / Rent

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Painting & Decorating WWW.PAINTSPECIAL.COM

(250) 833-2505

3 Rooms For $299 2 Coats Any Colour (Ceiling & Trim extra)

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

Pets

Feed & Hay Education/Trade Schools PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING Online-based 43 wk program incls 8 wk practicum. Regulated Pharmacy Technicians earn $25-$28/hr in hospitals & $20-$27/hr in community pharmacies. Accredited by the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP). www.stenbergcollege.com Toll-Free: 1-866-580-2772

Help Wanted Care Worker Permanent, part-time position available, $18/hr to start, care experience preferred but can train the right candidate. Must be physically fit, non-smoking environment. call Gwen at (250)835-0145

Volunteers Shuswap Lake Health Care Auxiliary

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.

WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Help Wanted

ALFALFA grass first crop, excellent horse hay. $7.50/bale (250)803-8298

Livestock Non laying hens, 2 years old, free to good home 250-835-4453

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale ERICKSON’S APPLIANCES

Best rate 5yr-3.14%OAC

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

(250)832-8766

Toll free 1-800-658-2345

Legal Notices

Apt/Condo for Rent

CRIMINAL RECORD? Why suffer Employment/Licensing loss? Travel/Business opportunities? Be embarrassed? Think: Criminal Pardon. US Entry Waiver. Record Purge. File Destruction. Free Consultation 1-800-347-2540. accesslegalmjf.com

Duplex / 4 Plex Scotch Creek

Clean and Comfortable 3 Bedroom Duplex

Fenced yard, Pets welcome. Available January 1st 2018

$1000/ month

250-675-4952 250-741-4936

250-832-9968

Halls/Auditoriums

100% Proceeds to Second Harvest. Hand Crafted Maple, Oak, Mountain Ash Canes & Walking Sticks. (250)832-7982

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

COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE: $0.99/each for a box of 180 ($178.20). Also full range of tree, shrub, and berry seedlings. Free shipping most of Canada. Growth guarantee. 1866-873-3846 or TreeTime.ca. SAWMILLS from only $4,397 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-5670404 Ext:400OT.

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS

Misc. Wanted 3rd Generation Coin Collector Looking to Buy Coins, Collections, Silver,Gold coins, Bills+ Call Chad 250-863-3082

Help Wanted

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NOW RENTING Brand new, bright & spacious 1 bedroom apartments in town Rent ranging from $800-$820 No smoking & No pets, mature adults. F/S, D/W Call (250)803-1694 or visit: ponichproperties.com

Reconditioned Appliances New/Used Parts 90 Day Warranty Return

603 - 3rd Ave. SW, Salmon Arm

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Rentals LAKEVIEW MANOR Fully Furnished Apartments 1 Bed + Study Views McGuire Park $955/mo + hydro Avail. Now Deluxe 1 bedroom Views Shuswap lake. $1025/mo + hydro Avail. Jan 1. Quiet adult N/S, N/P building, close to all amenities. Ref’s req’d (250)833-9148

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Farm Services

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• Bark Mulch • Shavings • Sawdust

We Deliver

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

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PET GROOMING With Michelle

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

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Best Wishes for the Season from your

SALMON ARM INDUSTRIAL PARK

From all of us at Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Fantastic New Year! 4050 54th Street SE •

SALMON ARM

INDUSTRIAL PARK 1

250-832-8171

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USNR ..................................3550 45 Street SE Mountainside Earthworks ... 5270 Auto Rd. SE Reliable Septic ..................... 5270 Auto Rd. SE Salmon Arm Storage ........... 5351 46th Ave. SE Glenn Power ....................... 4050 54th St SE Integrity Roofing ................ 4770 46th Ave SE Milestone Fabrication.......... 4880 46th Ave SE Valid Manufacturing............ 5320 48th Ave SE

Merry Christmas to all! Happy holidays and the very best wishes of the season!

TERRY SULPHUR PRESIDENT

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UNIT 1B-5270 AUTO RD SE SALMON ARM, BC V1E 1X3 Millwide. Worldwide.

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Have a blessed Christmas!

5351 46th Ave. SE Salmon Arm BC Industrial Park

Bonita Doesburg Manager

250.833.1442

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• Shearing • Forming • Aluminum • Stainless and Mild Steel Sales • Welding

Phone: 250-832-6008 Fax: 250-832-3845

Merry Christmas Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at

and Thank You to our loyal customers!

from our family to yours.

May your holidays be filled with family, friends, warmth and wonder.

integrityroofing.ca

250-804-6964


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Don’t Drink & Drive Prevent Impaired/Distracted Driving

Tammy & Vince Fischer Serving bereaved families for over 30 years.

Some of the most festive times of the year are associated with an increased risk of automotive accidents due to impaired driving. Any time alcohol, drugs, exhaustion, distractions, and driving are mixed, the results can be unsafe driving conditions that increase the risk of injury or death.

Impaired driving The Key to a Happy New Year:

Don’t Drink & Drive! www.pharmasavesalmonarm.com

270 Hudson Ave., NE, Salmon Arm • 832-2111

Independently Owned and Operated

Warm holiday wishes, and plan your ride home before you go!

Caring & Serving the Families of Our Community 440-10th Street, S.W. ~ 832-2223

Twenty-eight people die each day in the United States in vehicular accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, accounting for one death every 51 minutes, offers the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics Canada points out that impaired driving remains one of the most frequent criminal offenses in Canada and is among the leading criminal causes of death. While alcohol-impaired driving has decreased over the past several decades, drug-impaired driving is on the rise. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says alcohol and certain drugs reduce functions of the brain and impair thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. These are all skills that are essential to the safe operation of motor vehicles. Some of the typical effects of impairment increase proportionally to the level of blood alcohol concentration. Furthermore, interactions between alcohol and other substances in the body can increase the level of risk when driving. Impairment laws vary by area. Blood alcohol concentration laws typically consider a blood alcohol content, or BAC, of .08 percent or above as criminal. The NHTSA says that a BAC of .08 or higher contributes to poor muscle coordination, leading to slower reaction control, decreased balance and impaired vision and hearing. Memory may be diminished and self-control and reasoning are compromised at this point as well.

Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. 4060 - 1st Ave. SW Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2Y9 (250)

833-1129

Sicamous, Revelstoke & Golden 1-888-816-1117 Kamloops (250) 314-1081 Vernon (250) 260-7053

Have a designated driver if you celebrate through the holidays!

J’s PUMPS & PLUMBING • BC Certified Pump Installer • water systems • water well testing • crane for pump pulling • plumbing • service work

Call Jerry Jones Ph:

832-7922 • Fax: 832-7699

Don’t Drink & Drive

Distracted driving Always have a designated driver on board Greg Kyllo MLA Closed Dec. 25. Reopening Jan. 8, 2018 250.833.7414 • 1.877.771.7557 www.greg.kyllo.MLA@leg.bc.ca 202A Alexander St. Salmon Arm

‘Stay Alive’ Don’t Drink & Drive!

It is important to note that driving under the influence of illegal substances, alcohol and even prescription medications can lead to crashes. But a recent and increasingly pervasive driving problems is distracted driving. The Federal Communications Commission says the use of mobile devices behind the wheel can cause unintended and deadly consequences. The NHTSA says that at any moment during the day, approximately 660,000 drivers use cell phones or manipulate electronic devices while driving — a figure that has remained stable since 2010. Preventing vehicular accidents, injuries and fatalities comes down to using common sense. • No one should text and drive. Store phones out of reach or set “away” messages and quiet alerts while behind the wheel. If a phone must be used, pull over to a safe area to do so. • Know the side effects of medications you are taking and how they can impair driving. If taking a newly prescribed medication, do not operate a vehicle until you understand how it makes you feel. • Pull over if you are feeling drowsy behind the wheel. Opening the window or listening to loud music may not be enough to keep you awake. • Never mix alcohol or drugs with driving. Opt for a rideshare service or taxi if you will be having a few drinks at a bar or restaurant. Even one or two drinks can impair drivers. Impaired and distracted driving is no joke. It is a problem throughout the year, but one that is largely preventable.

Get a safe ride home! &

171 Shuswap Street N

250-832-2131

& Auto Wrecking Ltd.

250-832-6512

1151 - 10th Ave. S.W. • 250-832-2278 • Open 7 Days • 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Lakeshore News, December 22, 2017  
Lakeshore News, December 22, 2017  

December 22, 2017 edition of the Lakeshore News