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Shuswap Vol. 28 No. 52 December 29, 2017

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What made the news in the Shuswap this year The first six months will appear in this issue, the rest will follow next week. January

• It was a wonderful Christmastime in Larch Hills and the Lantern Ski on Dec. 29 was a big success,

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• Assessed residential property values in the Shuswap continued their upward trend. In Salmon Arm and Sicamous, assessed property values for residential single detached homes increased by as much as 20 per cent, while strata units rose as much as 30 per cent. • In its first season in the area, the Buy Local! Buy Fresh! map for the Thompson-Shuswap was a huge success, says Shayne Wright, co-ordinator of the Buy

Local BC Initiative which produced the map. Almost all the maps printed in the past season had been distributed. • The South Shuswap First Responders put out a call themselves – looking for additional volunteers. Donald Reed said the South Shuswap responders were called to help 288 patients from October 2015 to September 2016. “It’s very rewarding knowing you have saved a life or inter-

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Shuswap Middle School students Gabe Walsh and Jack Verdurmen try to keep Sam Hall from going down at the start the heat during the School District #83 cardboard boat race at the SASCU Recreation Centre pool on Thursday, Jan. 12. vened and prevented a bad situation from becoming a tragic situation.” • In his column Shuswap Passion, Jim Cooperman said efforts are underway to rename Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park with a Secwepemc name. He said while it may be appropriate to recognize First Nations history of more than 9,000 years here, it is also disrespectful to reject the contributions of one of B.C.’s most respected conservationists whose efforts led to the creation of the park. • Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on the

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what was believed to be at the time, non-life threatening but potentially serious injuries.” • A sick swan was rescued from the frozen lake thanks to some quick-thinking Shuswap residents. Fawn Herrington and her family were enjoying a family outing to Margaret Falls when they noticed a swan sitting immobile on the ice 50 feet offshore along Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Continued on A3

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in the KIJHL standings. • The Chase and District Curling Club was excited to announce they received a grant of $6,000 from Interior Savings’ Community Investment Fund to support youth curling programs in the community. The funds will be used to buy curling equipment for Chase youth. • Universal health care doesn’t mean everyone in the Interior Health region has access to health care. Rural communities in the South and North Shuswap areas

are but two examples within IH where access to medical services is limited, causing affected residents to stand together in coalitions to advocate to maintain health-care access. A UBC Okanagan search project is undertaking an assessment of the successes and challenges faced by seven rural health citizen coalition groups with IH. The research team will gather for a meeting in April with study group participants. • Columbia Shuswap Regional District diContinued on A4

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Salmon Arm Fire Department assistant fire chief Mike Bailey talks to one of the drivers involved in a three-vehicle collision that occurred after a semi rear-ended one vehicle and pushed it another around 2:30 p.m.at the Ross Street/Trans-Canada Highway intersection. Firefighters, RCMP and BC Ambulance paramedics responded, and at least one of the passengers was taken to hospital. Continued from A2 Road. After returning from the falls and seeing the swan had not moved, they tried to assess the bird’s situation. Herrington called the RCMP, the fire department and a conservation officer, none of whom would help with the rescue. Others came to their aid and they eventually got the swan into Herringtons SUV and dropped it off at Twin Hearts Animal Sanc-

tuary. The next day the Herrington’s drove it to the Kamloops Wildlife Park for treatment. • Everyone was gearing up for a music-filled Valentine’s Day with a Celtic twist. The popular Cod Gone Wild band was booked for two nights at Sorrento Memorial Hall, marking the debut of the band’s new lineup in the Shuswap. Band founder and resident Newfoundlander Andrew Mercer said he was thrilled

to introduce the new band members: David Mihal, Sean Bray and Martyn Jones. • The Columbia Shuswap Regional District told Shuswap residents to recycle or pay more at the landfill. Tipping fees at the landfill and transfer stations were slated to increase in June, the biggest change being the minimum $5 user fee. • The staff at the Chase Medical Clinic and Chase Health

Centre were grateful to the Chase & District Health Services Foundation for its generous donations over the past two years. The health centre is equipped with state-ofthe-art wall-mounted cardiac monitor and tonometry device. The clinic has a new exam bed, liquid nitrogen dispenser, infant measuring mat and fetal Doppler with read-out and hand-held Oxymetry device. Staff say these do-

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Richard Allen Davidson, 55, died after his pickup truck collided head-on with a transport truck on the Trans-Canada Highway near Canoe just before midnight on Monday, January 2. Four days later slippery roads were considered a factor in a collision as a man driving a Dodge Dakota pickup truck lost control and slid into the path of an eastbound semi between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. Two people were injured in a head-on collision in Tappen on January 9. • A rear-end collision at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Ross Street on January 18 resulted in the death of baby Lexi. A pickup truck and car were stopped at the red light in the eastbound lane when a semi trailer, loaded with lumber, rearended the car which vaulted forward and hit the pickup. Inside the car was a woman, and her 20-year-old daughter, who was

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pregnant. Following the crash, the young woman had to undergo an emergency cesarean section, then both were airlifted to BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “Baby Lexi was born prematurely at 31 weeks and in serious condition,” wrote Sarah Payment, sister of the baby’s dad. “She was transported to Vancouver Children’s Hospital. On January 20th, Baby Lexi passed away peacefully and will always be in our hearts.” • Twenty-four enthusiasts took part in the annual bird count. Although fewer species were spotted (70), there were a couple of notable sightings, including a yellow-billed loon near the Canoe boat launch. During count week a pair of canvasbacks were seen

at the wharf in Canoe, making it first ever report of this species on the annual Christmas bird count. • School District #83 received more than half a million dollars to spend on staffing over the remainder of the school year. The fund is a step towards the end of a lengthy legal battle between the B.C. Teachers Federation and the government. The Supreme Court ruled in the teachers’ favour in November 2016. Superintendent Glenn Borthistle said the school district’s share could amount to 10 additional teachers, and the North Okanagan Shuswap Teachers Association (NOSTA) and management were meeting to decide how best to allocate the funds. Continued on A5

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Mustafa Zakreet, Salmon Arm’s first Syrian Refugee has a moment of reflection at the vigil for the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting on Monday, Jan. 30. Continued from A4 • Revered Neskonlith leader Arthur Manuel died on January 11. Manuel served several terms as Neskonlith chief, as well as chair of the Shuswap Tribal Council, and long-time co-chair of the North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and former co-chair of the Global caucus. A statement from Grand Chief Stewart Philip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs, said: “Arthur Manuel was, without question, one of Canada’s strongest and most outspoken Indigenous leader…” • A Salmon Arm grandpa got all sorts of attention and love online after his itty-bitty front-yard ice rink was noticed by passerby. For the past decade Bert Revel built a small rink for his grandson to use, and then he put out a welcome sign. “I wanted people to know that if they wanted to come and bring their kids here, have some afternoon fun – they can come and do it,” said Revel. • The Larch Hills racers did well at the Haywood Westerns, hosted by the Callaghan Valley Cross Country Club at Whistler. The Midget Girls dominat-

ed their category once again. In the Friday sprint race, the top four midget girls were all from Larch Hills: Claire Van Bergeyk, Zara Bucher, Julianne Moore, and Sophia Van Varseveld. Trond May topped the Midget Boys event, placing first. Throughout the weekend, Larch Hills continued to dominate

bringing home several medals including: Samantha Vukadinovic, Dawson Bond, Rachel May, Rachel Bates, and the Masters Women’s Team made up of Abbi May,Alison Howatt and Lisa Wherry. Glenn Bond also brought home a medal in the Masters Men 7.5 Classic race. Continued on A7

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CATHOLIC CHURCHES Shuswap Lake Area - Mass Time: SALMON ARM: St. Joseph’s • 60 First Street SE Saturday, Dec. 30 - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 31 - 9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 1, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. SICAMOUS: Our Lady of Fatima Saturday, Dec. 30 - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 31 - 2:00 p.m. BLIND BAY: Our Lady of the Lake • 2385 Golf Course Drive , Blind Bay Sunday, Dec. 31 - 11:15 a.m. Monday, January 1, 2018 - 11:15 a.m.


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Never stop trying Remember The Book of Lists? Page after page of the strangest lists, like a list of the number of contaminants — like insect parts — allowed in a bottle of commercial spaghetti sauce. (Hint: It’s not zero). People love lists, and that is never more evident than around New Year’s, when we start to see list after list: Top 10 concerts of 2017; Top 10 Movies; Top 10 Top 10 lists; Top 10 stories (Aye, we’re guilty too). But topping the list this time of year has to be the combination with another favourite seasonal activity: the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions. It’s hard to imagine a worse time of the year to make a resolution, when the focus is on partying and having a good time, not necessarily rational thought. It’s not surprising that New Year’s resolutions are dominated every year by those that fall into the health and wellness category. Losing weight, exercising more and even quitting smoking are regular targets, probably because people are making these decisions while indulging all their bad habits during the holidays. Lifestyle changes is another big category: spend more time with friends and family, learn something new or get organized; incidentally a key factor in making any resolution work. But the statistics on people carrying through on New Year’s resolutions are a little sad. Only about 12 per cent ever make it to their goal. Though we all know how unlikely we are to follow through on our resolutions, we keep making them, hoping to shape a better life and a better world. And maybe that’s what it’s really all about: hope. Not a bad thing after all. -Penticton Western News

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Adventures in ice fishing the greAt outdoors James Murray It only figures that the winBoy, was I wrong. ter I decide to try my hand I was equally surprised to at ice fishing, there’s been learned just how sophistivirtually no snow – so far, cated ice fishing gear has and most Southern-Interi- become in the past few years. or lakes haven’t even frozen There are specially deover – yet. signed two-foot-long rods Not that the thought of that enable an angler to sit walking out onto the ice of closer and peer down into a supposedly frozen lake their hole in the ice as they doesn’t make me a bit ner- dangle their line in the water, vous. That being said, I am smaller-sized reels that hold determined that this is the just enough line to reel in a year that I’m going to get fish and monofilament line into ice fishing. Which is a that will not turn brittle and bit odd considering just how break in icy-cold waters. much I dislike winter. There are also all sorts A few weeks back I found of polypropylene long unmyself in one of the local derwear, one and two-piece fishing tackle stores and Gortex snow suits and boots happened to overhear a fel- to keep your feet warm low making inquiries as to minus 50-degree below zero, what kind of gear he would not to mention portable ice need to get started in ice fishing huts with heated, fishing. padded seats and special I’ve always beenCopyright pretty sleighs to pull all your gear subsists in all display advertising and editorial material appearing in the Salmon Arm Observer. Permission to reproduce in any form must be obtained in much under the impression that either be $39 pulled by writing from the publisher. Annual can subscription $44.50; Seniors including GST. that all a person needed was hand or attached to a quad a spinning rod with the tip or snowmobile. The Salmon Arm Observer is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory governing the province’s newspaper industry. was The councilno considersend complaintsto from the public broken off, a reel, body woollen There the about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input both the newspaper andamount the complaint holder.of If talking with the editoravailable or publisher does not socks, long johnsfrom and a ‘stuff’ Jennifer Bertram Catherine Dillon resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, P.O. Box 1356, five-gallon ice cream bucket just for ice fishing and no CIRCULATION CREATIVE SERVICES Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A9. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org 2007 MANAGER MANAGER to sit on. end to the amount of money

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one could spend. The good part was I discovered that a decent ice fishing rod and reel set up only costs $50 to $75. Having paid more than 10 times that for a single fly rod, it didn’t seem so bad laying out just over $85 for a top of the line Fenwick rod with an Abu Garcia reel filled with Berkley Fireline Micro Ice Fused Crystal fishing line. Then there’s always the dilemma of whether or not to buy an ice auger. There are a variety of different makes and models to chose from including manual powered, gas powered and even the newest in high-tech battery powered augers. Of course you can also go fishing with someone who already has an auger and save yourself a lot of money. I think I’ll probably opt for the latter option right now until I know for sure that I can really get into the whole ice fishing thing. I think I’ll also look for some stuff at thrift stores. Summer is always the best time to buy winter clothing. A couple of years back I picked up a good pair of Sorel boots with leather uppers at a garage sale and like I said, I’ll wait and see if I can pick up a Gortex win-

ter coat and maybe a pair of snow pants at a thrift store. When it comes to gloves versus mitts, I figure whatever keeps your hands warm … and, allows you to hold your rod and wind the handle of your reel. One thing I know for sure I want to pick up new is one of those round cushions that you put on top of your five-gallon ice cream bucket to use as a seat. I guess I’ll have to get some sort of warm winter hat too. Maybe one of those red plaid jobs with sheepskin ear flaps, or maybe a bright orange toque. I mean who cares what I look like, right, as long as my head is warm. At one point I tossed around the idea of using a collapsible lawn chair to sit on while ice fishing, but I figured it simply made more sense to carry all of my gear in the ice cream bucket. I’m always thinking. I guess all I have to do now is go through my tackle box and see what kinds of hooks and small lures I have that I might be able to use for ice fishing. Me, an ice fisher, who would have thought? I’ll believe it more though when I’m actually sitting out there on the ice.


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Clark’s MLA office in Westbank. Galley organized the event to protest what she sees as the government’s failure to uphold B.C.’s Patients’ Bill of Rights when it comes to seniors’ care. • Two Lower Mainland men spent a cold night on Crowfoot Mountain after being stuck in a deep ravine. Chase RCMP received a report of the two stranded Abbotsford men, a 51-year-old and his son, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. They said they were prepared to stay the night but they changed their minds. “By 11 p.m., the men called again to say that while they were fine, they would prefer to get rescued that night,” said Const. Gord Sauer. “Volunteers from the snowmobile club ventured into the mountain in the dark and got within 500 metres of the men but were unable to reach them due to the darkness and terrain.”

The next morning members of the Shuswap Search and Rescue were called to help. A team from the Crowfoot Snowmobile Club reached the men and was able lead them out of the ravine by another route. • An inquiry is launched after a suspect is shot following an altercation with police. The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIOBC) continues into the circumstances around the shooting, which occurred at the Xcalibur Car Wash. The policed responded to a complaint of a theft in progress and discovered a lone male in one of the car wash bays. “He attempted to escape in a vehicle and an altercation resulted in shots being fired by police,” said the RCMP in a press release. • Local citizens gathered to show support for Muslims in the wake of killings in a Continued on A8

Dylan Hamilton readies to boot a ball through a hoop in one of the activities at the Under the Lights Family Snowshoe Night Unplug and Play event at Little Mountain Sports Fields Thursday, Jan. 26. Continued from A5 January, the Adams cuss with a wide vari- rectors agreed to con- resident Judy Galley, Lake, Little Shuswap ety of stakeholders. sult with electoral area her son, Dustin, and In a letter to North constituents before friend Isabella Elliot Lake, Neskonlith and Splatsin bands, Salm- Okanagan-Shuswap moving ahead with, were on the sidewalk • In his Director’s on Arm and the CSRD MP Mel Arnold, di- or expanding, build- in front of Christy Notes column, Co- Area C launched an rectors on the society’s ing inspection services. lumbia Shuswap Re- economic planning board submitted their When the issue was gional District director opportunity called the concerns with the de- brought to the CSPaul Demenok talked Shuswap Labour Mar- crease in reproducing RD’s Jan. 19 regular about the next com- ket Assessment and salmon in the Adams board meeting, Dememunity consultation Action Planning proj- River watershed and nok explained he was as part of the Area C ect. Bonnie Thomas, related river systems. not ready to roll with Governance Review one of the two project • Canadian Home building inspections, Study. He said the re- managers, is pleased Builders’ Association given the number of view has three aims: with the approach. Central Interior an- projects currently to document and as“This one address- nounced 24 winning underway in Area C. sess the current state es the individual, the entries in its 12th An- Asked when he sees of governance and grassroots people, nual Keystone Home building inspection apservice delivery in the what are their needs… Builders Awards of pearing on Area C’s ‘to South Shuswap; to It’s how best can we Excellence. Local do’ list, Demenok said What better way to ring in the new year than with your family. SYSA invites all local clearly understand the plan for something builder, Copper Is- maybe 2019 or 2020. families out on New Year’s Day 2018 for fun Parents vs Children mini-games. concerns and interests that affects everyone land Fine Homes Inc. “I would like staff to of residents regarding across the board.” of Blind Bay, captured work out the bugs and We invite the 6-11 year olds & parents to participate from 1-2pm in age appropriate governance and deliv• Where are the fish the prestigious Gold undertake more public mini games and from 2-3pm children 12 years and up with parents. This is sure to be a ery of services; and to and what is being Award for Best Sin- education before movfun family event. identify future gover- done about the prob- gle Family Detached ing forward,” he said, So, think you can get a goal past ol’ Dad? Mom, are you ready to show your child that nance and service-de- lem? These are ques- home, plus silver for noting his concern for you’ve still got moves on the pitch? Dress warmly & come on down to welcome in 2018 livery options in Area tions members of the Customer Choice. the potential cost to by kicking the ball about with some of your favourite people, your family & friends! C. Adams River Salmon • Columbia Shuswap taxpayers in Area C. • A new Shuswap Society wanted to dis- Regional District diFREE YUMMY TIMBITS & HOT CHOCOLATE!! • South Shuswap Labour Market Study will be taking a grassThe SASCU Indoor Sports Complex is located at 351 – 3rd Street SW, behind Safeway. Parkland Dental Centre roots approach to find For more information, email admin@shuswapsoccer.com or call 250-833-5607. out what the needs of potential employees All the staff at Parkland For this free event, a donation of a non-perishable food item in support of the local Food Bank will be greatly appreciated. Dental would like to and employers are. In wish all our clients and This event is made possible with the generous support of the following sponsors the best this BUYING SILVER friends holiday season. Sterling Silver, Antique Silver, Silverware, Coins, Our office will be closed Bars, Jewellery & Ingots for the holidays from Paying $117 /lb. 250-836-6665 Dec 22/17 to Jan 7/18 WILL PICKUP! Dr. Bruce Prokopetz DDS 4-1133 Eagle Pass Way, Sicamous We Welcome New Patients! 1-250-864-3521

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Division with a shot of 102.8 mph. This was the third year in a row Weber, Sicamous native, took top honours. • The generosity of the community overwhelms the victim of a car theft. When Moses Kamara’s ’99 Honda Civic was stolen,someone set up a Go Fund Me account. With the money raised, Kamara was able to buy a new vehicle, a 2001 Toyota Highlander. Kamara gushed with gratitude:

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Taylor Menzies dances as Pinocchio at the Just For Kicks Ballet Rehearsal on Saturday, March 4. Continued from A8 pie contest. Alice Broeder came in second and Marie Gray took third place honours. The auction raised a total of $42,900 for the Salmon Arm Museum. • The Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue crew got a new mobile custom-made command centre to replace the outdated bus they had been using. • The annual Shuswap Trail Alliance fundraising party was another huge success and raised $37,000.

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ers Rebecca Kneen and Brian McIsaac said changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve appear to make what they are doing illegal. The couple, who have owned and worked the Sorrento-based organic-on-farm brewery for 17 years, said they were hopping mad over regulation changes regarding on-farm breweries that they say were made without consultation.

• Chase residents showed support for the proposed Chase Lions Memorial Park Splash Pad, but the project is going to require much more financial assistance. The Lions Club already raised $104,000, with an estimated budget of $380,000. • On Saturday, March 11, in partnership with the Village of Chase, the Chase RoContinued on A11

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get approval would be in jeopardy. Three band councillors were removed from office in October after a community panel of the band responded to a petition contending they had breeched their oath of office. • A hotel tax was approved for the region. The City of Salmon Arm in collaboration with the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society, was notified that its application to introduce a two per cent Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) was approved by the provincial government. • The Salmon Arm Silverbacks had no shortage of momentum heading into the playoffs as they ended their regular season with a five-game winContinued on A12

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Heritage Association at R.J. Haney Heritage Village. • The Hit 2 Hit fundraiser was a knockout as local boxers duked it out to promote fitness and fundraising. Altogether $15,000 was raised for local charities. Salmon Arm Mayor Nancy Cooper took on Bulldogs Boxing coach Peggy Maerz, and the Salmon Arm Observer’s Jim Elliot duked it out with Wade Stewart of Ian Gray’s Salmon Arm GM. • Ron Essex was presented with a Public Safety Lifetime Volunteer Award by Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo for his long-time service through amateur radio. After earning his Basic Qualification in Amateur Radio in 1993, Essex joined the Shuswap Amateur Radio Club (SARC) and the Salmon Arm Seniors Radio Club. He was part of every emergency for which

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A landslide roared down the hillside above Sunnybrae Canoe-Point Road destroying two houses on Friday, April 7. Continued from A12 pressed. “We were just in awe, all of a sudden one car pulls up and then another and another one and another one…” said Laura’s husband, Jeff. “We were expecting them but we didn’t know if there was going to be two or 30.” • Council approved the demolition of Orchard House and offered a delay of 60 days in order to give interested parties an opportunity to move the building to a private location.

April • Jim Cooperman’s book, Everything Shuswap, the first comprehensive book about the Shuswap, was off to the printers and would be available soon. Cooperman said the process of the Everything Shuswap book began 12 years ago when he started writing his Shuswap Passion newspaper column. The 242-page book opens with a forward by author Alan Haig-Brown. • After a decade of co-ordinating emergency response in the Shuswap, Cliff Doherty left the Columbia Shuswap Regional District with a plaque, praise from the board and a lot of memories. One thing that gives this South Shuswap resident the

most satisfaction is having steered the Shuswap Emergency Program in the direction of preparedness, rather than a reactive response to emergencies. • Internal political issues and relations with the RCMP were two reasons the Adams Lake Indian Band gave for a road block which began on Tuesday morning. The band issued a statement regarding the ongoing closure of one lane of Pine Street. • The South Shuswap art community was buzzing with news of a new artisans’ market that will be opening in Sorrento in mid-May. The highway storefront location, next to the Lighthouse Market, will be a great addition to the community, offering unique handcrafted art in a convenient location. • The Arts Council for the South Shuswap was gearing up for a three-day Culture Crawl in May. The council received a $9,700 Arts Based

Community Development Grant from BC Arts Council to lead to a community participation art engagement project that resulted in a permanent art installation. The evening will be the kickoff to the Shuswap Lake Culture Crawl, a three-day event of community hall crawls featuring music, artisan collectives, First Nations art, cultural tours and more happenings in the South Shuswap. • The Chase skate park is expected to be completed this month. Shovels will soon be in the ground as work begins to make the proposed Chase skateboard park a reality. Kelsey Snelgrove, president of the Chase & District Skateboard Park, said local contractors have stepped up and will be finalizing the project in a matter of weeks. • The ‘Why not us!’ and ‘Never quit’ 201617 Chase Heat drove a long way down KIJHL playoff highway. The Continued on A14

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playoff journey began with the team being the Doug Birks Division regular season champions. • Fed up with what he calls “mucky” conditions at waste disposal sites, one South Shuswap resident declared he would burn his garbage until the Columbia Shuswap Regional District deals with the mud and potholes. “I’ve been burning for some time now – where I live I can. I burn because I don’t want to drive my $50,000 car into mucky pot-holed filled yards,” Chris Murray wrote in an email to CSRD Environmental Health Services Team Leader Ben Van Nostrand. “I will give it a bit of time and take some more pictures and prove to you you’re not fixing your yards.” • Music at the Maples is a new venture started by manager Susan Aylard at the Maples Waterfront Resort and Bed and Breakfast. No stranger to the music world, Aylard is combining her love of music with her job managing the resort. She is a professional musician who plays violin with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and fiddles with the band Cod Gone Wild. During the shoulder season at this beautiful lakefront property,

Aylard decided to open her vacation home to travelling musicians who, in exchange for food, lodging and tour money, put on a concert. • Now with the ground thawed, the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) installed the first of four Little Free Libraries that were purchased with funds from the Shuswap Community Foundation last fall. • Some citizens hoped Chase council would put the brakes on a proposal to prohibit bicycles on sidewalks. A public notice from the Village of

Chase states village council is considering such a bylaw. • A Chase resident expressed hopes that people will cut their hair for cancer patients. Michelle Grondin, a registered nurse, wrote to the newspaper with regard to April being Cancer Awareness Month. Last year Grondin lost her younger sister to pancreatic cancer and, in November, she herself was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid. She wrote: “My hair was very long and a friend suggested donating it to cancer Continued on A16

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Maryanne Gamble makes friends with a goat at Buckerfields’ small animal exchange on Saturday, April 8. Continued from A14 patients. After some research, I found a site on how to donate my hair.” • The lack of affordable housing is brought to the forefront. The rental vacancy in Salmon Arm was listed at 0.5 per cent. Dawn Dunlop, executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association and board member of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association said housing and mental health go together. “When you live with a mental illness and you are doing well and have a safe, secure, and affordable housing, that’s when you can work on other aspects of your life.”

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bronze medal in the 2017 Provincial Ringette Championship held in Coquitlam. • A landslide destroys two homes in Sunnybrae and the families reflect on their close call after their losses. The slide, which hurtled down the slope in the 4000 block of Sunnybrae-Canoe Point road on April 7, hit a house with enough force to knock it off its foundation, but miraculously spared Amber Blair and her son, Ryley Meyer from serious injury. The landslide also crashed into the neighbouring Hobb’s house. • There was a lot of debate but in the end, Salmon Arm City Council voted to change the tax rates,

raising business levies but dropping the rate for light industrial. The move came in an effort to retain existing industry and to attract new ones considering to move to the city. With the adoption of the bylaw for the tax rates on April 24, the tax rates for both will be equalized to $11.95 per $1,000 of assessed value for both classifications. The 2016 rate for light industry was $18.71 per $1,000, and business was $11.66 per $1,000 of assessed value. • Elementary through high school students braved the inclement weather to make the Salmon Arm foreshore a healthier habitat for Continued on A20

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Ava Grace sprints to collect as many eggs as possible at the Easter egg hunt at Sorrento Blind Bay Park on Sunday, April 16. Continued from A20 said it’s important to involve the youth. “I believe if kids love the environment at an early age and understand how the systems work, they will be less likely to make mistakes that we humans seem to make.” • This was no ordinary annual general meeting for Downtown Salmon Arm. Board candidates are often acclaimed because the numbers don’t necessitate an election. Not this year. Eight people were vying for the remaining seven two-year terms. In the end, Althea Mongerson, Jeff Johnson, Jennifer Broadwell, Kailee Ramsell, Nicole Mundy, Ron Langridge and Steve Reid were elected for the seven positions. Because the 13 directors’ two-year terms are staggered, six directors have another year in their terms. They are: Bill Laird, Brent Moffatt, Deanna Connelly, Jacquie Gaudreau, Sebastian Hofstetter and Sheri Greeno.

May • B.C. residents were making their mark in the advanced polls for

the provincial elections. The Shuswap proved to be busy with 2,642 ballots cast at voting stations in Desert Cove, Armstrong, Salmon Arm and Scotch Creek. There are 40,978 registered voters in the Shuswap whose choices are: Green Kevin Babcock, Liberal Greg Kyllo, NDP Sylvia Lindgren and Libertarian Kyle McCormack. • A Shuswap man agreed to abide by strict conditions for a year in exchange for the Crown dropping charges relating to alleged threats he made against Canadian Pacific Railway employees and property. Paul Poirier entered into a $1,000 peace bond in Kamloops provincial court. Court heard the 53-yearold lives on property in Notch Hill, near Sorrento, with 3,000 feet bordering a CPR rail line. He had been facing two charges – one count of uttering threats and uttering threats to burn, destroy or damage property – dating to May 25, 2016. Crown prosecutor Adrienne Murphy said Poirier threatened to use his backhoe to Continued on A22

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The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has updated its dog control bylaws and has lowered the fees to licence a dog. • The dog control bylaw requires all dogs (over the age of four months) living within Electoral Area C and within the Ranchero area of Electoral Area D to be licensed. • The CSRD has launched a new online dog licensing program to make it easier for dog owners to obtain a licence.

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Continued from A21 “tear up track” and threatened to harm employees. The dispute had to do with fencing, the court heard. CPR upgraded its fencing bordering Poirier’s property, but left some of its old fence standing. • It’s expected to soon be smooth sailing on Eagle Bay Road. Darcy Mooney, the Shuswap Emergency Program’s emergency operations centre director, reports that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure informed him the Eagle Bay Road is expected to be restored to a two-lane, paved roadway by the end of the week. As of Sunday, April 30, the equivalent of about 160 tandem truckloads of materials had been hauled to replace the hole gouged in the road by water and debris flow on Thursday afternoon, April 27. The washout in the 6,000 block of Eagle Bay Road was reported about 3 p.m., when a torrent of water rushed

Etoile Brown performs during a recital at the Just for Kicks studio on Saturday, May 13. down the hillside, taking out the road and carrying trees, rocks and a culvert with it. • The Neskonlith Band, in collaboration with Community Futures and Okanagan College, sponsored a job and career fair at the SASCU Recreation Centre in Salmon

Arm. The fair attracted about 500 people. • Construction of Chase Skate Park has been moving along recently, but behind the scenes. Organizers said the steel had been undergoing bending in Vancouver and, if it’s ready, could be installed the upcomContinued on A23

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Year in Review ~ A look back at 2017 Continued from A22 ing weekend. Kelsey Snelgrove, president of the Chase & District Skate Park, said since the beginning of April, organizers raised $10,830, making them only $19,170 from their goal. • More than 800 Chase area residences were out of power on Wednesday, May 3 from 3:27 a.m. to 6:33 a.m. The outage, caused by trees on the lines, was in the area southeast of Shuswap Road, west of the Trans-Canada Highway and north of Barnhartvale Road. • Incumbent MLA Greg Kyllo won the riding with more than 50 per cent of the vote. A minority govern-

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from the Trans-Canada Highway and surrounding area, drawing complaints of sore throats and burning eyes. Ta p p e n - S u n n y brae Fire Chief Kyle Schneider said the department was called out at 7:49 a.m. and discovered a large, fully engulfed pile of debris. He said a contractor had demolished an old house and set it on fire and was confused about where he got permission to

do so. • The Shuswap Lake Culture Crawl kicked off with an art exhibition that included works by Justin Maas, and works by Lynn Erin and Melissa Nasby. • Some smaller, softer wheels will soon be taking to the streets of Chase. On June 5, Chase will be the only town in B.C. where golf carts will travel on its roads in the company of cars and trucks, with provincial and municipal blessing. • Construction crews

were on the job for the expansion of the Larch Hills Ski Area chalet. The Larch Hills Nordic Society has been planning a 2,400 sq. ft expansion of its chalet for the past few years. A crew of volunteers removed the deck to make way for excavation of the new foundation. The Larch Hills Nordic Society hopes to have the chalet expansion completed to lock-up stage before next winter. • Silverbacks head coach, Misko Antisin, stepped down to

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pion in an older age division, where he held his own. Emma Morrison-Turley brought home a bronze medal in the 51 kg youth division. • The Roots and Blues announced the confirmation of five more international arts joining the 2017 line-up: Alex Cuba, Talking Dreads, Asani, Altameda, and Andy Hillhouse. • What began as a fun family experiment took Teena Gudjonson’s Winebox Sweets Continued on A25

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to first place in the fourth season of Launch-a-Preneur. Winebox Sweets was the recipient of more than $15,000 worth of prizes and services. They also won the People’s Choice Award. Shuswap Event took second, On Point Concrete - third, and Elderberry Grove came in fourth. • This year the migration of Adams River Sockeye took a detour, a magical stop in Vancouver thanks to internationally acclaimed documentary film maker Nettie Wild. Wild and her Canada Wild Productions documented the

salmon run and used high-tech projection of the footage onto the legs and underbelly of Vancouver’s Cambie Street bridge. Her hope for the cinematic spectacle is to imbue the kind of wonder that the sockeye run itself does. • Salmon Arm council was on board with the quest for a new brand for the city. Council committed $14,000 to an estimated $95,000 community brand development project spearheaded by the Salmon Arm Economic Development Society (SAEDS). Lana Fitt, SAEDS economic development manager, outlined the goals for the project: to

find one message that could be used and supported by all residents, businesses, community organizations, and local government. “It’s all about managing Salmon Arm’s reputation, more specifically, it tends to build name awareness for our community. It would be developing a distinctive, believable, memorable, co-creative, but most importantly, an authentic image of Salmon Arm.” • The Salmon Arm Secondary (SAS) Jr Boys rugby team capped off their season with a victory in the Okanagan Championships. The SAS Junior Girls soccer

team finished second place in the Okanagan after a series of hardfought games from their rivals from Kamloops. • Joyce Henderson gave the week long Theatre BC Okanagan Zone Drama Festival rave reviews - the plays and the people involved. Shuswap Theatre hosted the successful festival with the theme Canada 150.

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landslide in Sunnybrae on May 3. In addition to Shuswap Search and Rescue, a special team was brought in from Vancouver to search during the first few days after the slide, but were called off when it became unlikely that Sharp could have survived. • In his column, Director’s Notes, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area C Director Paul Demenok invited people to the upcoming Area

C Governance Study Committee that will include guest speakers who will speak on the pros and cons of incorporation. • The Shuswap is a beautiful and bountiful place – a region of spectacular watercourses, mountains, micro-climates, biodiversity, and home to many species, including humans. All of this and more are richly described in environmentalist Jim Cooperman’s new book, Everything Shuswap: A Geographic Handbook - Volume

1. Through his Shuswap Market News column, Shuswap Passion, Cooperman has provided stories and observations about the 1.55 million hectare region. • Armed with brushes and paint, a dozen artists were invited to fight it out in support of Shuswap General Hospital Foundation. The artists signed on to compete in an art battle slated to take place on June 3 at Westgate Public Market in the former Canadian Tire

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A couple enjoys a relaxing sail on little Shuswap Lake Monday afternoon in Chase. Continued from A26 The document stated the band’s community panel received a petition submitted by Nelson Frederick Leon for the removal of Paul Fergus Michael. The panel rendered a decision to remove him from office for five violations of breach of his “oath of office.” Michael has been in office since December 2016. • Carlin Hall continued to be a venue that supports live music and world-class musicians. Living up to their standard of excellence, Carlin Hall organizers hosted world-renowned guitarist Claude Bourbon and highly acclaimed blue-grassers the Slocan Ramblers. • Tori Jewell, Sharon Dyck and Diane Jewell performed at Carlin Hall on Sunday, June 4 in a concert to raise funds for the victims of the Sunnybrae mudslide.

• Feeling the loss of one of their own in the Robinson Creek mudslide, Sunnybrae residents are hoping to honour the memory of Roy Sharp. Bastion Ranch owner David Miege said support for a petition to be delivered to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District has also come from Tappen and Salmon Arm. He said people who did not know Sharp personally, recognized him from his friendly waves as they drove along Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road. “Roy Sharp was a well-loved and respected member of our community who was always willing to help out his friends and neighbours,” read Miege’s preamble to the petition, asking that Robinson Creek Park be renamed in Sharp’s honour. • Golf carts have taken their place alongside cars and

trucks in Chase, following a grand opening event on Tuesday, June 5. To mark the grand opening, Chase’s MLA Todd Stone was on hand to say a few words about the Neighbourhood Golf Cart Program, as was Chase Mayor Rick Berrigan. He noted that 11 golf carts were already on the streets, having purchased their permit from the village as well as insurance from ICBC. The pilot program will last for two years, at which time Chase can make a decision whether to continue. Golf carts must be equipped with seat belts, a horn, lights, signals and a rear-view mirror. • Columbia Shuswap Regional District lifted boil water advisories for South Shuswap’s Lakeview Place Water System and Cedar Heights Water System. • In its first season as a team, Sorrento

U12 Girls Fastball team brought home a silver medal from U12 Fastball Regionals in Kelowna. The girls had a nine-game season before arriving at regionals. They played their regional games with only nine players, battling their way through round-robin play, one playoff and semifinals before making it to the the championship game. It was a hard-fought game that they forced into extra innings with a late comeback in the fourth inning. • The weather forecast didn’t bode well for the Shuswap’s high-water levels. David Campbell, head of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations River Forecast Centre, said that while water levels in the Shuswap have declined somewhat over the last few days, the forecast for rain was a very real concern. He said the

water level in Shuswap is close to 2012 levels, but two-and-a-half weeks earlier than the usual spring freshet. • For the most part, the 45 members of the nine Syrian refugee families who now call Salmon Arm home are doing very well. But there is still need for community support. “There are two essentials; one is English, two is employment, and English comes first,” said Brian Ayotte, chair of the Salmon Arm Refugee Coalition. “Three of the families are now at the end of their sponsorship so they are becoming independent and there is a serious need for lowrent accommodation.” Seven of the male refugees are now employed, four full-time in the building trades and three part-time as custodians in the school district. Continued on A33

Chase Mayor Rick Berrigan and MLA Todd Stone announcement of the golf cart pilot for Chase.

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Exercise Guidelines for Young Kids FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Warren Gage Everyone understands the importance of regular exercise for kids and adults, but exercise levels in babies and kids under four years of age has not really been addressed - until now. Researchers from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology; obesity specialists at Ottawa’s Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario; and the non-profit group ParticipAction have recently released a report that encourages parents to ensure their little ones are also sufficiently active. What they are suggesting is kids from

age one to four should get at least 3 hours of physical activity spread out through each day and kids three and four years of age should have at least a full hour of energetic play per day. This includes running, dancing and playing outside to name a few. In the 1-2 year old group, even less research into recommended activity levels has been available, but they suggest babies have at least 30 minutes per day of tummy time in order to help development of muscles on the front and back. Placing babies on the floor and allow-

ing them to discover their surroundings on their own has also been shown to have positive physical and emotional effects. When babies are on the floor alone (supervised of course), they are forced to problem solve and figure out how to move and reach for items they want. Allowing them to figure this out on their own (and even failing in a few attempts), rather than always handing them the item they desire has been shown to impact self esteem and problem solving later in life. This research has been released because increased screen time and less time spent being active is becoming a problem in younger and younger children. Toddlers and young children should

not sit or be restrained in a stroller for more than an hour at a time - a fact that most new parents understand all too well when their little one has the full meltdown after a being in the car seat or stroller for too long. Encouraging high-

er activity levels in a child’s first year has a positive impact for the rest of their adult life. Dr. Warren Gage has a special interest in Chiropractic pediatrics and may be reached at Harbourfront Family Chiropractic at (250) 803-0224.

Health sayings and their origins Language is shaped by many different influences. Over time, certain phrases become part of the vernacular and are spoken to signify how one acts or feels, including phrases about health and well-being. Some phrases may inspire curiosity as to their origins. The following health-related phrases have some interesting backstories. “Fit as a Fiddle” The phrase “fit as a fiddle” is often used to describe someone who is very healthy and full of energy. But what does fitness have to do with an instrument, anyway? Actually, very little. According to The

Phrase Finder, “fit” didn’t originally mean healthy. It was actually used to represent the words “suitable and seemly.” Therefore, something that is fit as a fiddle would mean it was suitable for its purpose. Now “fit” frequently refers to one’s physical shape, and the phrase has evolved. “Survival of the fittest” Again, the word “fittest” initially did not represent physical strength or well-being. Rather, in this phrase, attributed to Herbert Spencer and later to Charles Darwin, fittest referred to those who were best suited to their environment,

or more plainly, those who were best able to survive. Today, it can mean anyone who is able to rise above the odds against them or beat the competition.

“Strong as an ox” The idiom “strong as an ox” has long represented a person who is unusually strong and able to persevere. Because oxen are large beasts of burden that were used instead of horses by American settlers before railroads were created, anyone compared to an ox would have to be someone capable of strong physical labor and ability. “An apple a day keeps

the doctor away” Many believe this phrase to be a helpful rhyming device to remember to eat healthy food to maintain good physical health. However, according to Snopes, the first known version of this proverb comes from Wales in 1866 and stated, “eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Other sources trace the phrase to ancient Rome. Apples can have many health benefits, but no research has confirmed that eating an apple daily will safeguard individuals from any particular illness. A 2015 study published

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At all CSRD Landfills and Transfer Stations DECEMBER 27, 2017 TO JANUARY 15, 2018 Non artificial trees, free of tinsel and ornaments may be brought to CSRD landfills and transfer stations at no charge during regular hours of operation.

Non artificial Christmas trees are not accepted as garbage in curbside garbage collection programs.

Hunter Lord uses a dart gun to pop balloons in one of several carnival games at the Carlin Country Market on Saturday, May 27. Continued from A28 • The Salmon Arm Synergy U16 Boys’ Club Basketball Team won gold in the U16/17 Basketball BC Club Championships in Langley. Synergy defeated the Kootenay Bulls 54-44 in the final at the Langley Event Centre. • Artists battle it out for charity in a fun event held at Westgate Public Market. The fundraiser was organized by the Barley Station Brew Pub and raised more than $10,000 for the Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation. • Jen Dies was exhausted but exhilarated following the Relay for Life event that exceeded her expectations. “We did so much better than last year; we’re sitting just over $91,000 while last year was $76,000. Our community is so amazing, it leaves me speechless sometimes.” • While BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) internal memos described the Salmon Arm Rapattack base amenities and treatment as elitism, the man who introduced Rapattack to the province titles it teamwork. BCWS removed catering services from the base in

January and will be removing accommodation next January. Their rational is that “Elitism and special treatment have combined to create a bar-

rier between rappel crews and other firefighting crews around the province.” But Jim Dunlop, who introduced Rapattack to the prov-

ince, disagreed. “I can’t grasp the rationale. They seem to say it’s unfair to other crews who don’t have those services. There’s Continued on A34

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Year in Review ~ A look back at 2017

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ties. But you wouldn’t do it by taking people down, you’d do it by building people up.” • A flashy paint job on the former school board building drew a lot of attention from passersby. The red, yellow, green, blue, and orange radiate from the formerly beige building on Shuswap Street. Owner Bill

Laird said the colourful plan was simple: “That building is a square box. So I wanted to do something different that would make it stand out and add a bit of colour to town. I think it’s good for the town to a have a few buildings that are little bit different.” He added that he wasn’t finished with the outside yet. “I’m going to do one other thing, but I’ll leave it as a surprise.” • More learning is taking place outside the classroom as North Okanagan students head outdoors. The movement towards outdoor learning is gaining momentum and the school district explored an expansion of programming, including the possibility of creating an outdoor school based in South Canoe. Several teach-

ers gave a presentation to Official Trustee Mike McKay about outdoor education in the school district. McKay gave approval to staff to continue research. • It was a record-breaking year for the Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at the Salmon Arm wharf. Over 300 people attended the event and 90 fish were caught. “I now have young people coming who were in the derby who are now bringing their kids,” said James Murray, who started the event 21 years ago. Cohen Coppel reeled in 18 fish single-handedly, setting a derby record. Julian Hudson caught the largest one of the day (3.558 kg), and Carson Blair caught the first fish of the day.

Your Black Press Okanagan Leadership Team Dave Hamilton

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Ian Jensen

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.

Karen Hill

Director of Sales, BC Interior South

In October of 1989 Karen began her career in the classified department at the Kelowna Capital News. Most of her tenure in Kelowna was spent in the accounting department where she worked her way to Group Controller for the Interior with Lower Mainland Publishing and then West Partners Publishing when they bought the newspaper in 2001. In 2003 Black Press purchased the Capital News and Karen integrated into the accounting department working with the President on all the Southern divisions until she took on the position of Publisher at the Vernon Morning Star in 2006. In September 2010 she made her way back to Kelowna as Publisher of the Capital News and Lake Country Calendar as well as our specialty products Food & Wine Trails and Grapes to Wine. Karen will oversee the sales, creative teams and the advertising support teams of nine newspapers and related digital platforms in her role as Director of Sales 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.

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