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Police plan for new pot law Marijuana allowed in many smoking areas. Martha Wickett Salmon Arm Observer

While cannabis legislation is filling the heads of federal politicians, it is also in focus for those at the municipal level. At Monday’s city council meeting, Staff Sgt. Scott West of the Salmon Arm detachment, who was presenting his quarterly report to council, was asked about the legislation. July is the target for the federal government’s enacting the bill to legalize recreational marijuana.

“I have a good idea of what we can and can’t do as a police department… and where it won’t be able to be used…,” West said, explaining it’s early so things are still to be finalized. “Right now it appears anywhere you can have a cigarette you can have a joint.” He told the Observer banned areas are listed in provincial legislation. They include areas frequented by children, including community beaches, parks and playgrounds. Marijuana

is also banned from use in all vehicles. West said he has a binder of federal regulations, about an inch thick, double-sided. He said it appears federal regulations will regulate licensing, as will provincial. Federal prosecutions in court will remain for certain offences. “Fines on the enforcement side of things federally and provincially will range from $200 to $5 million – I believe $5 million is more on the corporate side.”

Drug-impaired driving laws are coming from the province, he said. In B.C., recreational marijuana sales will be both retail and online. West noted that because there hasn’t been any case law, he foresees a push and pull in terms of legislation. He told council he’s been in touch with inspectors to know who will be inspecting retail shops. “There will be tickets written and legal precedents set as we move forward.”

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Bushman of the Shuswap dies in Williams Lake John Bjornstrom earned notoriety from living on the run, stealing supplies. the Salvation Army Drop In Center, often running a coffee tab for everyone who visited

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as Santa Claus for the community Christmas dinners.” A celebration of life

is planned for Bjornstrom at the Salvation Army Church in Williams Lake on Feb. 18.

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HERITAGE WEEK John Lambert Bjornstrom, the Bushman of the Shuswap, while he was on the run from police near his main camp close to Shuswap Lake. (Salmon Arm Observer file photo) allowed reporters, including one from the Salmon Arm Observer, along with a Global television reporter, to meet him one night in a remote area on the shore of Shuswap Lake to interview him. Bjornstrom made a series of claims about why he had escaped from jail, saying his life was threatened because of his knowledge of information regarding the fraudulent Bre-X gold mining operations. He also said he wanted to expose a child pornography ring, he says, involved citizens at the highest level of politics, medicine and the judiciary. He also claimed to have psychic abilities and said he could see auras around individuals that would give him information about their character. But his love of the media attention proved to be the undoing of his “wilderness life.” Less than a month after being interviewed, Bjornstrom was caught by RCMP officers who posed as a documentary film crew wanting to

do a story about him. He was arrested and eventually served an additional sentence of 23-months house arrest. While awaiting trial, he continued to contact the Observer from jail, sending letters and poems and making phone calls during which he continued to advocate for this theories about organized crime and pornography rings operating in the area. Following this, Bjornstrom did step away from the spotlight. He returned to Williams Lake and a career as a truck driver. He also drove a limousine. In 2014, Bjornstrom made an unsuccessful bid to become the mayor of Williams Lake. His obituary says he was well loved by many in that community. “John brought a smile with him everywhere he went and always had a joke to share. John was selfless when it came to his many friends at

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John Bjornstorm, who became infamous roughly 20 years ago as the Bushman of the Shuswap, has died. An obituary published in the Williams Lake Tribune states Bjornstrom died suddenly Jan. 13 at the age of 58. Bjornstrom made the news two decades ago when he escaped from a jail near Kamloops and evaded police capture for nearly two years while living in wilderness areas of the Shuswap. He developed a series of camps and stole supplies from the many cabins in the areas between the North Shuswap, Salmon Arm and Sicamous. His brazen attempts to contact the media and share his story while still being hunted by police gained him national media exposure, but the continual thefts, bizarre letters he left at cabins and attempts to extort good from property owners sparked anger among area residents. He also frustrated police in an number of attempts to recapture him. Bjornstrom took photos of some of his lairs, including an underground cave which he equipped with a generator to allow for the use of a computer, and a tree house so he could get a view of the area and avoid detection. While a fugitive, Bjornstrom didn’t shy away from the spotlight. In 2001, he

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• Pro-D Day Camp • Application deadline for the Call for Volunteers - Board of Directors for the DOS Development Corporation • Request for Expression of Interest closing for Main Street Redevelopment • DCC Bylaw Review Open House • Spring Break Camp For more information on any of these items please visit our website www.sicamous.ca

2018 UTILITY BILLINGS HAVE BEEN MAILED Property Owners (especially new owners) who have not received their utility notice should contact the District of Sicamous Office at 836-2477. WHETHER OR NOT YOU RECEIVE A UTILITY NOTICE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS THE PROPERTY OWNER TO PAY YOUR UTILITIES BY THE DUE DATE IN ORDER TO AVOID PENALTY. FLAT RATED BILLING • A 10% penalty will be applied to outstanding balances at the close of business on July 3, 2018 JANUARY METERED BILLING • January metered billing payments are due on or before March 1, 2018 • A 1% penalty per month will be applied to outstanding balances at the close of business on March 1, 2018 • Meters are read twice a year, in June and December, with billings processed the following month PAYMENT OPTIONS • To avoid waiting at the Municipal Office, you are encouraged to pay your Utility Bill early • Post-dated cheques and partial payments are welcome • Payment is accepted at the Municipal Office, 446 Main Street, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except Statutory Holidays • Payment may be cash, cheque, debit card, or your bank’s telebanking/online bill payment service • A drop box is located beside the door of the Municipal Office, Main Street entrance • Payments can be mailed to PO Box 219, Sicamous, BC, V0E 2V0. Please note that postmarks are not accepted as proof of payment If you have any questions, please contact the District office at (250) 836-2477

call for volunteers - board of directors The District of Sicamous is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on the Volunteer Board of Directors to lead the new District of Sicamous Development Corporation. The District of Sicamous Development Corporation was created by the District to assist in promoting business and tourism throughout Sicamous and surrounding area. Priority projects for the District of Sicamous Development Corporation will include: • A downtown redevelopment plan; • Highway commercial development; • Development of additional camping and recreational vehicle spaces in Sicamous and adjacent areas in order to encourage tourism; • Development of waterfront lands on the Eagle River, Shuswap Lake, and Mara Lake; • Identifying industries and businesses for relocation or start-up within Sicamous; • Exploring potential partnerships with Splatsin, the Splatsin Development Corporation, the City of Enderby, and other public and private entities; • Identifying potential partners to build an affordable housing complex in Sicamous and area; and • Identifying potential partners to build a Community Wellness Centre in the downtown area. Members of the Volunteer Board of Directors will meet quarterly (January, April, July and September) for up to two hours to assist with general oversight, policy development, project overview, and financial review. Board members will receive orientation to their responsibilities and legal duties, and are expected to actively participate in committees established by the Board. District of Sicamous Council will appoint Board members and the activities of the District of Sicamous Development Corporation will be supported by District staff. The ideal applicants for the Volunteer Board of Directors will satisfy the following qualifications: • Resident of Sicamous or surrounding area; • Expertise and involvement in local business and/or tourism; • Able to commit a minimum of three hours per month for a term of one or two years, with the possibility of renewal. • You are not disqualified to serve as a director of a corporation under section 124 of the Business Corporations Act; Interested and qualified individuals should apply by sending a brief letter of interest and résumé by email to eparliament@sicamous.ca or by mail to the following address: Attn: Evan Parliament, Town Manager District of Sicamous 446 Main Street P.O. Box 219 Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 Applications must be received by March 2, 2018 in order to be considered.

PUBLIC HEARING - BYLAW NO. 941.2018 Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the District of Sicamous will hold a PUBLIC HEARING in Council Chambers, District of Sicamous Municipal Office, 446 Main Street, Sicamous, BC, V0E 2V0 on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:00 pm to consider amending the R1&2 Single and Two Family Residential section of the District of Sicamous Zoning Bylaw No. 101, 1993 as follows: (a) By removing Section 601 (f) Maximum Gross Floor Area for an Accessory Residential Buildings The maximum gross floor area for all Accessory Residential Buildings shall be equal to 20% of the total permitted lot coverage to a maximum gross floor area of 84 m2 (904 ft2). A copy of the proposed Bylaw No. 941, 2018 may be viewed between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, until February 28, 2018 inclusive, at the District Office, 446 Main Street, Sicamous, BC, V0E 2V0. Please send written submissions to the District Office by 4:30 pm, Tuesday, February 27, 2018. At the Public Hearing, all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded the opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw. Council is not permitted to receive submissions after the close of the Public Hearing. The District of Sicamous assumes no responsibility for correspondence not received by the District Office prior to the Public Hearing. Julia Payne, Deputy Corporate Officer District of Sicamous 446 Main Street, PO Box 219 Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 Email: DCO@sicamous.ca


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Members of Shuswap Search and Rescue used a rope system to reach an injured snowmobiler and assist with transporting her to an ambulance on Monday, Feb. 12. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap Search and Rescue helped get an injured snowmobiler to safety late Monday afternoon. A 20-year-old woman lost control of the snowmobile she was riding in the Fly Hills and went over a steep embankment, injuring her back in the process.

The call for help went out just before 4 p.m. Monday afternoon. Members of the group the injured woman was riding with built a fire to help keep her warm while 11 members of Shuswap Search and Rescue (SAR) were on their way to assist. John Schut, a search manager with Shuswap

Search and Rescue, says a rope system had to be put in place to bring the woman in a stretcher up the steep bank. The injured was brought to ambulance and was transported to hospital just before 6 p.m., Feb. 12. Members of the search team completed the call by 7 p.m.

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SUNDAY WORSHIP 9 a.m. (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian) 1981 - 9th Ave. NE

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

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

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Andi Naude still a winner

Penticton’s Andi Naude showed the world what an Olympian should be this weekend. Not by winning a medal, though she was oh so close. No, it was her attitude to not winning that hardware that makes her stand out. Skiing in the women’s moguls finals Sunday, Naude — ranked No. 2 in the world going into the PyeongChang Winter Olympics — must have been struggling with a level of disappointment few of us could understand when, after doing a full backflip with a twist off the difficult first jump, she skied off course and into a did not finish. It was heartbreaking to watch, but even as tears welled up in her eyes Naude held her head high. And when she spoke, it wasn’t with regret about throwing a risky harder trick, but about the positives of giving it her all, and already starting to focus on the 2022 Winter Olympics. “I can’t go back, I just have to keep my head up and look to the future,” said Naude. That, friends, is spirit. If only we could all bear disappointment with that level of dignity and balance. While it’s certainly a characteristic shared by other athletes and Olympians, it’s rare that we get a good look at it so clearly expressed. All that makes the outpouring of support we saw for Naude on social media all the more wonderful as people responded to her spirit with words of encouragement, love and thanks. Naude’s accomplishments as an athlete are many. But she can add to that being a role model, not just for other athletes but for anyone, looking to her courage in the face of disappointment. -Penticton Western News

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Most avid archers and/or sales staff are quite willing to answer questions. Once you’ve researched which types of archery you’d like to try, contact an appropriate archery club or organization to help you get started. By joining a club, you can participate in local, regional and nationwide programs at both youth and adult levels that can be either purely recreational or competitive. Clubs quite often offer weekly shoots where new potential members can drop by and try out a hands-on archery experience. Clubs also offer consistent coaching and access to league and tournament shoots and competitions. When choosing which type of bow to shoot, again it is best to check with local experts who can explain each of the three archery disciplines, as well as provide an opportunity to try out different bows and equipment. In basic terms, your options are the Olym-

pic-style recurve bow, a compound bow and, for traditionalists, a longbow. What bow you choose depends on what feels good to you as an archer and appeals to you as a discipline. As I said at the beginning, I have had a lifelong interest in archery. And having said that, I regretfully have to also say that I never joined an archery club. Be that as it may, I did recently attend a daylong archery workshop. Boy did I learn a lot. I learned that over the years I have managed to acquire a variety of bad shooting habits. The instructors were more than kind and I am now in the process of correcting those bad habits. There really are huge benefits to learning from someone who is knowledgeable. In spite of my age and shortcomings, last weekend, when I nocked that first arrow and drew back the bow string, I really did feel both a sense of anticipation and challenge.


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Don’t get caught by scam I’ve always figured that I was a pretty smart person, having worked in business for many years. I thought I knew every trick in the book, but I was wrong—I got scammed. Last August, while on the Internet my computer screen suddenly turned red, with a loud siren and a voice saying that it was Microsoft, my computer was compromised and all my programs and data would be destroyed if I didn’t call them immediately. Terrified, I called them. The man identified himself as a Microsoft employee, and demanded $930 U.S. to fix my computer or it would be rendered useless. My technician

wasn’t available, so I paid them with my MasterCard. Later, my technician told me it was a scam – Microsoft would never contact anyone. I immediately called MasterCard, cancelled my card requesting a reversal of the transaction. It took six weeks, but I was lucky, I got my money back, not everyone does. During the last weeks, I’ve received many phone calls from these people, the last, wanting my new credit card number to give me a “refund.” I called the RCMP (1-888-495-8501) to their specially-staffed fraud call centre set up to deal with the huge number of complaints they are receiving. I gave them

the crucial information they needed from my MasterCard confirmation letter. I was told that they have shut down several call centres and arrested the many people working there. However, these criminals have so much money that they are soon able to set up again. I’m so embarrassed being fooled – doctors and lawyers have been too. Never, ever give out any personal or banking information either by telephone or e-mail. Legitimate government and businesses only contact their clients by regular mail. Please take this warning. Mrs. Siv Pettersson, Blind Bay

article riddled with opinion Regarding, “Water protection groups seek improvements to regulations published in the Shuswap Market News, Feb. 2 edition. There so many factual errors and false innuendos included in this article by Tracy Hughes that I find it difficult to believe that a journalist with your credibility would not have done some independent research on SEAS and SWAT’s press release before publishing such an unbalanced article. A Google review of “Hullcar Aquifer” would have shown you: • that the Agriculture Waste Control Regulation review has been moving through its legislative process since the AWCR literature review in 2008, not because of the POLIS review or because of the latest MOE policy intentions paper review. • that all agricultural commodity sectors province wide have

been working very diligently with the Ministry of Environment staff through all aspects of the proposed new regulations to develop comprehensive regulations that are comprehensive, understandable, workable, and enforceable. And

...You have given unjustified credibility to their opinions and done a great disservice to the agriculture sectors of this community.

that they have been doing so without fanfare and self-congratulatory press releases. • that the farms in Hullcar have been found willing and in full compliance of every request placed to them by the Ministry of Environment. • that Steele Spring

water nitrate levels continue to climb even though agriculture has been proven through independent scientific research that crop nutrients are remaining within the crop root zone of the soil. • And that possibly you would not have allowed yourself to use the inflammatory and disrespectful language of SWAT and SEAS’s press release towards agriculture as your own in this article. The farmers I have spoken to have found it very offensive. By publishing the “Chicken Little, sky is falling” rants of Mr. Cooperman and Mr. Nadeau as an article rather than as a “Letter to the editor” where all other submitted opinions are placed you have given unjustified credibility to their opinions and done a great disservice to the agriculture sectors of this community. Lorne Hunter

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Determining logging rates shuswap passion Jim Cooperman There is an important public consultation underway about our region’s forests that few people know about and even fewer people will participate in and for those that do, it is unlikely their input will make any difference to the decision. At stake is the amount of timber that forest companies will be able to log over the next 10 years in the Okanagan Timber Supply Area (TSA), which includes most of the Shuswap watershed. The data package prepared for the current review focuses on determining the area of forest available for logging, by netting out the hectares needed to support non-timber values such as wildlife, water, biodiversity and visual quality. Stretching from the border to the glacier that feeds the Seymour River, the TSA covers a total of 2.45 million hectares. Portions of the Shuswap that fall outside of the TSA include the Adams River sub-drainage and the upper Salmon River drainage. Once all the non-forested, and private lands are subtracted and the forests that are either inoperable, have poor quality timber, located in parks and protected areas or

have environmental restraints, approximately 800,000 hectares remain in the timber harvesting land base (THLB). Also excluded is the forestland in Tree Farm Licenses, as the cut level for these areas are determined through a different process. Fortunately, the Okanagan Shuswap Land and Resource Management Plan, which was completed in 2001, provides the lines on the map that restrict or prevent logging to protect non-timber values. Specific zones protect habitat for grizzly bears, mountain caribou, bighorn sheep and other wildlife. However, there is a need for monitoring to determine how well the plan is protecting non-timber values and the results should be used to improve the plan, which may show the need for additional logging restrictions. Given the number of landslides just last year in the Shuswap, a major concern for some rural homeowners would be the number of hectares of unstable and potentially unstable land that is deducted from the THLB. The data package shows that only 20 per cent of the potentially unstable land is off

limits to logging, that is why Tolko has the right to proceed with its plans to log on the steep hillsides above Swansea Point at Mara Lake, where there already have been two massive slides. Some of the key information that is missing from the data package includes the amount of mature timber remaining to be logged and the number of years left before the second growth can be harvested. The data package focuses on hectares of land excluded from logging, while the goal is to determine how many cubic-metres of timber can be logged every year. There is no estimate of the amount of timber that is logged per hectare, which varies with the size of the trees. Given that the trend has always been to log the best timber first, what timber remains is likely inferior and yet there is no consideration for this steady decline in the quality and volume of the remaining mature timber. Another key factor in the cut level determination is how well the plantations are growing, as knowledge about the timing for when this second growth will be ready to log and what volume would be expected is required to ensure forestry is sustainable. The ministry uses extrapolation data obtained from sam-

ple plots to estimate future tree growth, which only provides an estimate. Actual inventory data is woefully inadequate, as funding for this work has been insufficient for over a decade. One important issue that is missing in the data package is the impact of climate change, which has the potential to negatively impact the health of the plantations and the remaining mature forests. Increasing summer temperatures along with longer periods of drought increase the chances for more wildfires and more diseases and pest outbreaks. The uncertainties from climate change should be incorporated into the timber supply review. The rationale for maintaining high rates of logging has always been to protect forestry jobs, despite the fact that our region’s economy has been steadily diversifying and the number of jobs in forestry has been steadily decreasing due to a combination of automation and the growing decline in timber volume and quality. Given the number of jobs being created now in adventure tourism and the increase in damage caused by logging on steep slopes, it would be prudent to focus more on non-timber values when making the decision on how many trees will be logged in the future.

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Shuswap vintners want trade to continue Alberta ban criticized but effects not being felt yet by smaller, local wineries. Martha Wickett Salmon Arm Observer

The Alberta government’s boycott of B.C. wine isn’t palatable to local winemakers, for different reasons. But one Albertan’s reaction to the boycott earned a smile from a Shuswap winemaker.

Jack Manser of the Larch Hills Winery recounts how his son received an order from a woman who works at the Alberta legislature and really likes Larch Hills’ wines. “A lady working for the Alberta government was panicking,

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thinking she couldn’t get our wine anymore,” he says with a chuckle. Manser is hopeful the smaller wineries like his won’t be affected too much. He points out that Larch Hills wines aren’t in the liquor stores yet, so he hopes the orders will keep coming in. He sends private shipments via courier, not through the government liquor distribution system. “I kind of hope other people aren’t getting mad about what’s happening here… It’s not the small guy out here who has anything to do with the pipeline issue.” Ironically, he says, before the news broke about the ban on B.C wine, his son had just started paperwork to get into the official Alberta marketing system. “I personally find it

childish that we have to deal with this… Is there no other way that both governments can prosper and do business?” At Recline Ridge Winery in Tappen, Graydon Ratzlaff, who owns the winery with his spouse Maureen, says the Alberta ban came as quite a surprise – and they’re disappointed. He said the pipeline and the wine industry are not necessarily connected; the ban is something the Alberta government has conceived. “All along I thought there should be a working relationship, a free trade relationship, for economic well-being in Canada. The BC wine industry has worked really hard to have a good working relationship. It’s disappointing the decision that was made is threatening our progress and whatever we could benefit.” As a small winery, it may be too early to tell what the impact will be, he says, but “we’re part of the whole.” Ratzlaff ’s first thought when he heard about the ban was, “here we go again,” because last year it was

Owner of the Larch Hills Winery, Jack Manser, stands behind his son Wayne as they bottle this year’s vintage of Siegerrbe Dessert wine. (Photo contributed) floods and then forest-fire smoke keeping people away. He says it’s up to the two provinces to figure out which way to go. Asked about the support from Quebec for B.C., he terms it awesome, but notes that his winery doesn’t do any business in that province. Meanwhile, Ratzlaff says a wine trade show is coming up this week in Edmonton. The organizers surveyed ticket holders and they want B.C. wines there. “Whether that bubbles up to the government, I don’t know how that works.” At the Celista Estate

Winery, owner Jake Ootes points to a statement put out by the BC Wine Institute saying it is encouraging the B.C. government and Alberta to get together and resolve the issue. “My feeling is it’s a lot of words of platitude that won’t have an effect,” Ootes comments. He doesn’t blame the Alberta government, he says, because the B.C. government’s stance on the pipeline is hitting Alberta in the pocket book. The pipeline has already been approved by the National Energy Board and is a national issue, he says. “It’s important that

the federal government does have decision-making power involving national matters. I think the provincial government is wrong in saying it needs more study.” He thinks the B.C. government is reacting to its political base of the Green Party and environmentalists. Ootes adds, in terms of cross-border trade, Alberta could say it’s going to cut off gasoline to B.C. “The uproar would be tremendous,” he says, emphasizing he has no sympathy for the B.C. government’s position. “Let’s cut this nonsense out.”

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NOTICE OF MEETING TO ALL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SERVING ELECTORAL AREA C OF THE CSRD Community Meeting for all Non-Profits of the South Shuswap will be held: Date: Wednesday February 28, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Blind Bay Memorial Hall 2510 Blind Bay Road, Blind Bay, BC Cost: FREE to Attend This is the first of a series of networking meetings for non-profit organizations within Area C co-hosted by the CSRD and the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce. Organizations are encouraged to attend to share ideas, foster cross-promotion of events and to discuss common hurdles and ways to solve those challenges. Members of the public are welcome to attend as well. Although this is a free event to attend, pre-registration is encouraged so that we can plan for numbers. Please send your RSVP by email to the Chamber: manager@southshuswapchamber.com on or before Friday February 23, 2018.


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Trial date set for accused in fatal hit-and-run Tim Petruk Kamloops This Week

A trial date has been set for a Shuswap man charged with murder in relation to a 2016 hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcyclist. Raymond Edward Swann was ordered to stand trial following a preliminary inquiry last month. His four-week B.C. Supreme Court trial is scheduled to begin on July 16 in front of a Kamloops jury. Swann was originally

Keg, Barrel and Plate, come and enjoy tastings and sips from many fine Shuswap area wineries, breweries, distilleries, sausage and cheese makers on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Blind Bay Memorial Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Road, Blind Bay. Tickets: $10.00 each (no minors). For more information, visit the Blind Bay Memorial Hall and Reedman Gallery Facebook page or www.blindbaymemorialhall.ca. Spaghetti dinner and silent auction, Feb. 17, Sorrento Memorial Hall, doors open at 5 p.m., meal at 5:30, auction ongoing, all funds going to Guatamalan Water Project. SEED SWAP - South Shuswap Seed Swap, featuring local GMO free seeds and produce,

Ila Watson holds a photo of husband Brian Watson, who was killed in an April 2016 hit-and-run near Chase. A four-week trial will begin in July for Raymond Edward Swann, a 55-year-old Sorrento man charged in Watson’s death. (Andrea Klassen/ Kamloops This Week)

charged with criminal negligence causing death in connection to the April 3, 2016, crash on Squilax-Anglemont Road near Chase that killed 60-year-old Brian Watson, a facilities painter with School District 73. Last year, prosecutors laid an additional charge of second-degree murder. Swann, who is from Sorrento, is not in custody. Lawyers are expected to return to court on March 27 for a pre-trial conference.

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Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blind Bay Hall. For information, call Rebekah Smith at 250-253-1414. Join the Blind Bay Blues Club for the Tuesday Night Jam Session at the Blind Bay Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Road, Blind Bay every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. Cost is $30 for hall members and $5 drop in fee. FYI, contact Chris Emery at 250-6752865, or ccemery@ hotmail.com. Blind Bay Garden Club, discuss your love of gardening; learn, share, or just enjoy friendship with fellow gardeners every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, 2510 Blind Bay Road, Blind Bay. For information,e email blindbayhall@gmail. com, visit www.blindbaymemorialhall.ca or

call 250-675-3139. 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. 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.

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City supports outdoor school application City council will be providing a message of hearty support to the Agricultural Land Commission regarding the plan to turn the former South Canoe Elementary School into an Outdoor Learning School. The school, at 5970 10th Ave. SE, is completely within the Agricultural Land Reserve. The 2.06 hectare (5.10 acre) property began use as an elementary school in 1956 and shut down in 2003. It has been zoned P3 institutional since at least 1972, according to a city staff report. Because school use was discontinued in 2003, any non-farm use must go to the Agricultural Land Commission for approval.

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In 2016, when the city was eyeing the property for a public works yard, an application was sent to the ALC, which was turned down. At the city’s Feb. 5 planning meeting, council members present voiced strong support for the latest application. Coun. Alan Harrison, who is no longer a school district employee so can now participate in council discussions involving the school district without a conflict of interest, asked planning staff if the city can provide varying degrees of support to applications to the ALC. “Some we pass on to the ALC because we’re unsure, or are wanting their opinion… This application, I’m very much in support of, especially given it was already used as a school,” Harrison said.

He was told council’s support could be included in a resolution to the commission. Carl Cooper, director of elementary instruction with the school district, was present and Harrison asked him if any farming-type activities would take place. Cooper said a garden would be grown the first year and he expects some small farming activities will take place in the long term. Harrison proposed an amendment to the resolution to the ALC, which states the city strongly supports the school district’s application because: the property was formerly used as a school, it will be an outdoor learning centre and an agricultural component will be included in the students’ education. At council’s Feb. 13 meeting, one more reason for support was added at Coun. Kevin Flynn’s suggestion. He said the outdoor school will be of significant value to the community, to both its educational and social fabric. Flynn also encouraged those who opposed the city’s works yard application to send letters of support for this one to the ALC.

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Additionally, they also won silver for Best Home and Best Home Design in the $500,000 - $750,000 categories. Greg Vistisen, owner and president of Copper Island Fine Homes said it was incredible to be recognized by their peers and customers with these honours, adding the key to excellent customer service is ‘simple and obvious.’ “It’s really about taking care of the little things. It is about sweating the small stuff,” says Greg. “We are so proud of our amazing team and couldn’t do this without the dedication of our local sub-trades and suppliers who whole heartedly support our efforts. With their support our company has grown and allowed us to really strive to create the best in home building in the Shuswap and Salmon Arm area.”

The Lotus Collective March 17 is the date set for the grand opening of the Lotus Collective at 140 Hudson Street NE. Shauna Lewis will be joining the collective with her Smudge Whole Food Noshery. “I can’t name anything normal, it’s against everything I believe,” says Shauna. The date for the grand opening coincides with her fourth anniversary of her business across the street, GrAttitude Hot Yoga. Shauna has a background in, and a passion for, whole-

Copper Island Fine Homes crew include: Tammy Packer, Melody Thomson, Loree Mitchell-Banks, Kathy Moore, Jeremy Hanson, owners Tracy and Greg Vistisen and Rob Burt. Missing: Dean and Heidi Friesen, Chuck Beaton and Tim Lukashuk. (Photo contributed) food nutrition. “Cooking healthy food for people is my passion and educating people on whole healthy food. People think vegan and vegetarian food as not tasty. I can make it tasty.” People can expect everything from mushroom coffee and turmeric tea to plantbased smoothies, breakfast and lunch bowls to meal kits for dinner. “There isn’t anything like this in Salmon Arm,” says Shauna, “but these trends are coming around. There is a vegan trend for 2018 and I think Salmon Arm is growing in awareness of health.” Shauna will be supporting local organic farmers for her prod-

ucts. There will be 12 seats inside or people can enjoy their grab-and-go food and drinks in eco-friendly packaging. The Smudge Noshery will be part of the collective which includes the current businesses: Rhea Sanjenko’s Lavender Lotus (sugaring -hair removal technique, lash extensions, massages, integrative health and wellness coaching, and the Lavender Lotus natural skin care line), and Kate Bischke’s Shuswap Float & Wellness Ltd (offering several energy and massage techniques). The Smudge Noshery will be opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday beginning March 17 (although the schedule

may change). For more information visit their Facebook pages.

Women in trades Okanagan College is offering a free information session for women interested in learning a trade. The Women in Trades Training initiative is open to women of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. The program itself is 12 weeks, beginning in April. The information session takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Trades Centre, 5450-48th Ave (in the industrial park). At the info session you will meet with Women in Trades staff, tour

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ed to eight participants, entrepreneurs are encouraged to register early for this exciting peer mentoring opportunity. Women’s Enterprise Centre is a B.C.-based non-profit organization that helps existing and aspiring women entrepreneurs around the province. They provide business loans up to $150K, skills training, personalized business advice, mentoring, practical resources and a supportive community to help women business owners gain the skills and mindset they need to realize their business potential. Welcoming Grover to her role, WEC CEO Laurel Douglas says, “Women’s Enterprise Centre is delighted to have a business champion and strategic planner like Caroline available in Salmon Arm as a WEC mentor and a

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Shuswap Lake foreshore ideal for winter recreation What a brilliant Family Day last Monday. The brilliant sunshine drew out dozens of folks to experience the foreshore - skiing, snowshoeing, fat tire biking, skating, walking. I have never before seen so many people out enjoying winter activities on the foreshore! The ribbon of smooth ice just off the snow line in front of Raven afforded the opportunity to skate out to Engineers’ Point and back towards town quite a

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fellows he said he could see the marsh grasses waving around under the ice, it was so clear! Skiing back to Raven in the fading light, we were pretty much the last folks on the lake. Magical light, magical memories! Family Day was also a busy time at the Larch Hills. The parking lot was full and the tracksetter guys did a wonderful job in their early morning run making the trails so very inviting. The view from Whoopee out to the east was spectacular. Nothing like sun combined with Family Day to get the gang on the hill. As we were leaving the hill last Saturday at noon we met a large group of Salmon Arm Syrians arriving with Nordic equipment and friends. Olia Bul-

len, ESLSAP instructor and program coordinator, Okanagan College, reports that the yearly tradition for English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program participants is to experience the joy of cross-country skiing at Larch Hills with the help of local community members. Feb. 10 was the day these newcomers to Canada were taught the basics of cross-country skiing by the following enthusiastic volunteers: Phil Wright, George and Jeanetta Zorn, Eleanor Marshall, Dave and Ruth Chambers, Reinhard Liebich, Jaquie Bolen, and Lizzy Van Bergyck; childcare by Pauline Waelti. Special thanks to John Thielman, John’s Ski Shack, for providing the equipment for the ESLSAP group. Ev-

eryone that watched this group on the hill that day could see that they were having a ball - taking on our favourite Canadian winter activity. The Wednesday Wenches took on a new challenge and area a few weeks ago. They skied around Rosemond Lake out at Mara, then along the abandoned rail bed where they set their own track and saw the vistas from a new perspective. We are so lucky to have this rail bed available to us now for both winter and summer activities, thanks to those folks who procured the availability through a great deal of hard work and consultation. Off to Quebec to ski the Tour De La Gaspesie. Another ski adventure! Think snow!

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Kim Klapstein of the Salmon Arm Icebreakers takes her final lap during the Interior Okanagan Short Track Funale Saturday at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Skaters qualify for B.C. meet The Salmon Arm Ice Breakers Speed Skating Club heated up the ice at the Interior Funale held at Kal Tire Place n Vernon on Saturday, Feb 10. The club had great results from all club members for the final race in the region. Keagan Isaac, 8, sped to four personal best times. Racing to three personal bests were

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Shuswap film festival opens Friday JOANNE SARGENT Cinemaphile C’est La Vie! What a great way to start off our 29th Annual Shuswap International Film Festival. This is a delightful French comedy about Max, a wedding planner/caterer, who’s been in the game a long time and is ready for this wedding to be his last. It’s hard to create a fairly tale event while relying on the most disorganized and barely-competent crew of assistant planner, cooks, waiters, photographer and wedding singer, and nothing goes exactly as planned. As things go awry, Max’s mantra is “we’ll adapt,” and adapt they do as countless problems crop up, thanks to a demanding customer and said inept employees. What would a wedding be without an old flame, flirting and hook-ups, and a few minor catastrophes? In addition, Max is dealing with his own complicated romantic life. And all the while trying to keep the bride and groom and guests

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tures the “small people” (as Puccini called them) of the drama and the details of everyday life. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss. But on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things — a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbour, a lost key — that make up our everyday lives. La Bohème has a marvellous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. Please note the earlier start time. Estimated run time is 2 hours, 55 mins including two-30 minute intermissions. -Submitted By Gabriele Klein

Set for Heritage Week R.J. Haney Heritage Village takes the Heritage Week Celebration on the road to the Mall at Piccadilly. Starting on Feb. 19, visit a variety of exhibitors who share with you stories of our Shuswap history. On Thursday, Feb. 22, start bidding on items at the silent auction tables. The silent auction is a major fund raiser for the village and museum and items have been generously donated by local businesses and individuals. Bidding closes Saturday at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 is Family Fun Day. Bring the whole family for all the activities that day. And calling all pies for the 19th Annual Best of the Shuswap Pie Baking Contest.

Enter your homemade pie on Saturday, drop off is from 10 a.m.to 11 a.m. centre court at the Mall at Piccadilly. For official pie contest rules call the village at 250-832-5243 or email info@salmonarmmuseum.org. After the judging and awards, slices of the pies may be purchased for $2.50 each. Starting at noon, everyone is welcome to bid on pies specially baked and donated by winners of pie contestants from past years and celebrity baked pies, in the Best of the Shuswap Pie Auction. Enjoy the craft table, panning for real Haney gold and discover the exhibit designed especially for Heritage Week by the museum’s curator.


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Jobs: Moravec’s Paradox vs. AGI Gwynne Dyer it is generally in the low-income service sector. These disinherited lower-middle-class and upper-working-class people are the foot-soldiers of the populist revolutions. Back in the 1980s Hans Moravec, a pioneer researcher in artificial intelligence (AI), made the key observation that “it is comparatively easy to make computers exhibit adult level performance on intelligence tests or playing checkers, and difficult or impossible to give them the skills of a one-year-old when it comes to perception and mobility.” The paradox is that activities like high-level reasoning that are challenging for human beings are easy for robots endowed with AI. Simple sensory and motor skills that are easy for the average one-year-old child, on the other hand, are far beyond the current reach of the robots. No surprise, really: those skills in human beings are the products of a billion years of evolution, and indeed are largely unconscious in us. So the jobs that robots can most easily take are mid-level

vantages to this approach. “The first is that since we are creating AI that resembles the human brain, we can develop AGI with an affinity for humans. Simply put, I think it will be easier to create an AI with the same behaviour and sense of values as humans this way.” “Even if superintelligence exceeds human intelligence in the near future, it will be comparatively easy to communicate with AI designed to think like a human, and this will be useful as machines and humans continue to live and interact with each other.…” Feeling reassured now? Thought not. There’s never much reassurance to be had when thinking about the future. Most of the jobs are going to go sooner or later, including the skilled manual jobs and the high-level management jobs that presently seem safe. We’ll have to get used

to that, just like our recent ancestors had to get used to working in cities not on farms. But maybe the robots will grow up to be our colleagues, not our overlords or our successors. If we take the trouble to design them that way, starting now.

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Don’t bother asking if jobs are being lost to computers. Of course they are, and the current wave of populist political revolts in Western countries is what Luddism looks like in an era of industrialised democracies. The right question to ask is: what KINDS of jobs are being lost? Moravec’s Paradox predicted the answer almost 30 years ago. Right now, it’s the jobs in the middle that are at risk of disappearing. Not high-level professional and managerial jobs that require sophisticated social and intellectual skills and pay very well. Not poorly-paid jobs in delivery or the fast-food industry either, although automation will eventually take jobs in the service industries too. But the middle-income, semi-skilled jobs, mostly in manufacturing or transportation, that used to sustain a broad and prosperous middle class are dwindling fast. Western societies are being hollowed out by automation, just as Moravec’s Paradox predicts. Often the newly unemployed find other work, but

structions don’t only come from the top (human beings) any more. More and more often, the AI is told what the result should be, and works out how to get there for itself by ‘deep learning’, a trial-and-error process that only becomes feasible when you have a number-crunching capability magnitudes greater than in the 1908s. Then the path opens to (among other things) Artificial Intelligence that has human-level sensory and motor skills. Not right away, of course, but in due course. There go the rest of the jobs, you might think, and certainly a lot will go. There goes the need for human beings altogether, the more pessimistic will think, and maybe that’s true too. But the latter outcome is still a choice, not an inevitability. A significant number of AI specialists are now working on what they call ‘artificial general intelligence’: AGI. Rather than teach a machine to use symbolic logic to answer specific kinds of questions, they are building artificial neural networks and machine-learning modules loosely modelled on the human brain. Horoshi Yamakawa, a Japan-based leader in AGI, sees two ad-

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management jobs and semi-skilled, highly repetitive manual jobs – and there goes the middle-class meat in the sandwich. What’s left is a small group of rich people (who own the robots), an impoverished mass of people who provide them with services of every kind or have no jobs at all – and a level of resentment in the latter that is rocket fuel for a populist revolution. This dystopian vision is commonplace nowadays, pushed to the top of the agenda by Brexit in the UK, the election of Donald Trump in the U.S., and neo-fascist election successes (though not yet victories) in the Netherlands, France and Germany. The same phenomenon may well play a big part in Italy’s election next month. And the robots are soon going to be able to take out the rest of the jobs too. Moravec and his colleagues were working with the computers of 30-years-ago, which were really simple-minded and single-minded. Today’s and tomorrow’s AI is running on computers that are orders of magnitude more powerful, and that allows them to do different things – like ‘deep learning’, for example. The operating in-

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Opioid crisis solution FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Warren Gage A few of the speakers at our recent California Jam seminar that our staff attended spoke on the opioid crisis that is occurring in North America. As this was an American seminar, the stats were mostly based on the USA but they were shocking as this is the worst drug epidemic in US history. Some of the newest stats are that opioids cost the USA $56 Billion per year. The state of Ohio was given as an example and already in 2012 there had been 793 million doses of opioids prescribed – which adds up to 68 pills for every man, woman and child. More recently, in 2016 a full 20% of the population of Ohio was prescribed an opioid and it now leads the nation in overdose deaths.

Across the whole country, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old and there are 140 deaths per day in the states. Sadly, stats for Canada are not much better as it is estimated in 2017 there were around 4000 overdose deaths or 11 deaths per day – as our population is around 1/10th of the USA, we’re not far behind our neighbors. The Title of this weeks article is the “Opioid Crisis Solution” because the research shows that Chiropractic can play a large role in the solution to this crisis. One of the most common medical reasons for prescription of opioids is for low back pain. Today’s reality is that far too many people are eating

wrong, thinking wrong (stressed), and moving wrong (sitting and not exercising). It is no wonder 80% of the population now experiences low back pain at some point. The British Medical Journal states that Canadian and Americans are prescribed opioids 3x more often than Europeans; and, the same research shows: “Opioids do not seem to expedite return to work in injured workers or improve functional outcomes of acute back pain in primary care. For chronic back pain, systematic reviews find scant evidence of efficacy.” What is the solution? The current practice is for most Medical Doctors to most commonly resort to recommending drugs, physiotherapy, then surgery. However, studies like the 1993 Manga Report done by the Ontario government have repeatedly shown that Chiropractic care is by far the most effective

treatment for low back pain. Another study known as the Bishop Study was done in Vancouver in 2010 and published in the Spine Journal and it showed similar results. Patients suffering low back pain were randomly divided between standard medical care which included pain killers, anti inflammatories, opioids, massage and physiotherapy. The other group received Chiropractic adjustments and both groups were followed for 16 weeks. It should be noted that the Chiropractic group only received care for 4 weeks while the standard medical care group had unlimited care and medications through the entire 16 weeks. By the end of the 16 weeks 78% of the usual care group were still taking opioids compared to none in the Chiropractic care group. The most telling result was that when all subjects

completed a disability score questionnaire the Chiropractic group was 2700% better than the standard care group. The unfortunate part of the above story is that this research is readily available to our governments and policy makers that control funding for healthcare. Despite what the research shows, Chiropractic continues to receive nearly no medical coverage and the majority of Doctors have not significantly changed their prescribing and referral habits. As usual, the patient is left to fund their Chiropractic care out of pocket in order to try and avoid going down the slippery opioid slope. Meanwhile, the governments pour Billions of dollars into this crisis. Dr. Warren Gage is a family wellness Chiropractor who can be reached at Harbourfront Family Chiropractic at (250) 803-0224.

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Chase Heat have two games left in the regular season. Scott Koch Observer contributor

The Family Day weekend was chock full of hockey-related activities for the 16- to 20-year-old Heat. The weekend started with the Heat rumbling through avalanche alley to the mountain mecca of Revelstoke. The top two teams in their division were facing each other for the second time in seven days. The Grizzlies could be considered rude by Ms. Manners standards, as they helped themselves to the first four goals, before the Chase crew received a portion. In the first, the Mad Bears popped in two and they added two more in the second. Then the hot Colton Nikiforuk flicked in a counter from Michael Fidanza and Zachary Fournier. The third put a scare in the Bears as Chase fired in two more, first Gavin Mattey from Evan Hughes and Darion Nordick, and then the red hot Nikiforuk, again from Jackson Marshall and Fidanza. However, Revelstoke was the only team to get dessert, scoring the last

The Sicamous Eagles’ Kohen Martin tries to redirect a shot that Chase Heat goalie Conor Webb is able to get a piece of with his glove to send the puck wide of the net at the Art Holding Memorial Arena on Saturday, Feb. 10. (Rick Koch photo) goal to leave the ice table with a 5-3 victory. Saturday night, the 10th of February, in the confines of the Art Holding Memorial Arena filled with 350 fans, was a kettle full of different fish – and result. The Sicamous Eagles were the guests and the Heat scored four in a row after learning bad manners in the Stoke. In the first it was Pat Brady from Marshall and Kaden Black, followed by Fournier from Brayden Haskell

and Jay Schweizer. The second saw – guess who – Nikiforuk score from Brady and Fidanza on the man advantage, then Mattey from Black and Hughes. The Eagles caught the hungry Heat asleep at the table and scored a shorthanded counter. Next up was history, as Kolten Moore went end-to-end on the power play from Fournier and Brady. It was the franchise record 200th point for the four-year veteran.

The end result was a 5-1 home-ice win, backstopped by Conor Webb who denied 28 of 29 shots by Sicamous. Head Coach Brad Fox and the players held a Hot Stove Social after the game and invited volunteers, parents and billet parents for a question-and-answer casual get together. Tall tales, jokes and laughs were exchanged to sum up the year to date. On Sunday at the Adams Lake Band Conference Centre,

the Annual Awards Banquet was held. The evening’s guest speaker was Dave Chyzowski from the WHL Kamloops Blazers. There are two games left in the regular season for the Chase crew, a home date Friday the 16th versus the Kamloops Storm and a Saturday trip to 100 Mile House to face the Wranglers. The playoffs commence Friday, Feb. 23 and a schedule of the first-round series will be provided next week.

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It was an evening for accolades. Sunday night, the Feb. 11, the Chase Heat Annual Awards Banquet was held at the Adams Lake Conference Centre. The evening commenced with a succulent chicken and pasta dinner complete with delicious desserts from the kitchen of Colleen Patterson. The players were introduced in their fire-red jerseys to the applause of 180 in attendance. After dinner,

guest speaker Dave Chyzowski from the Kamloops Blazers provided stories from his hockey history as well as a message regarding the day-to-day commitment it requires to excel at the junior level. The lessons learned and the commitment it takes to be successful carry over into success in life later on – when the best times are over. The lifelong friendships of fellow players over the years from faroff places is another incredible bonus. The first award of the event, the Rhonda Kenoras Volunteer of

the Year was awarded to Jane Herman. Her “Never Quit” attitude to life sets the example for all the Heater volunteers to follow, and she is always up for a challenge, including some less than desirable tasks and duties. Director of Player Development/Head Coach Brad Fox noted that all the players deserved awards for their dedication to the team and its goals. The lucky winners who just nudged ahead of their peers were: Most Valuable Player (tie): Kolten Moore and Zachary Fournier

Top Defenceman: Pat Brady Top Scholastic: Jackson Marshall Rookie of the Year: Colton Nikiforuk Most Improved: Gavin Mattey Most Dedicated: Cam Watson Most Sportsmanlike: Kaden Black Unsung Hero: Jackson Marshall Warrior of the Year: Brett Alexander Game Star: Zachary Fournier Fan Favourite: Pat Brady. The 20-year-old graduating players – Zachary Fournier, Kol-

ten Moore, Pat Brady, Grady Musgrave and Darion Nordick were then presented with a special Heat tote bag with name, number and team logo on it, a golf shirt, a framed action photo and their game-worn red jersey. The evening wrapped up with an excellent video provided by the season-long photography of Andrea Stelter. The captains, Musgrave, Moore, Fournier and Brady, gave a heartfelt thank you to one and all for making the Chase Heat and the community a first-class experience.


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The idea of an outdoor school in Chase is gathering momentum, judging by an initial meeting held last week. About 50 parents gathered at Chase Secondary School Friday morning to hear more about the outdoor education proposal. Chase parent Stephanie Stumph, who has been spearheading the idea, says she is pleased with the turnout and all the enthusiasm shown. “The talk after the meeting, everyone was blown away by what she had to say,” Stumph said of the information presented by Emily Styles, a kindergarten teacher in the North Okanagan-Shuswap

School District who has researched the topic extensively in preparation for an outdoor school being set up in Salmon Arm. “I ran out of surveys; I haven’t gone through all of them, but over 70 were received this morning,” Stumph said after Friday’s meeting. “There’s lots of interest.” During Styles’ presentation, a show of hands indicated much support for the plan, with most parents interested residing in either Chase or Pritchard, with a few from Kamloops. Styles told the meeting there is now a worldwide movement to get kids outside. She said much research has been done, and she list-

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ed many benefits including aerobic exercise helping protect people from Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s been recommended that children five and under spend six hours outside every day, while six to 12 year olds spend three to four hours. She said, emotionally, kids outside are more self regulated. Breathing the fresh air makes it easier to think. Children are calmer, more engaged with learning. It helps creative and social behaviour, and also creates an ethic of care for the environment. “Engagement goes up,” she said, as well as academic performance. Thirteen per cent of kids have anxiety issues, she said, which is not a coincidence with them staying indoors more, with more screen time. She said children can develop a sense of accomplishment outdoors, while they might not do so in a regular classroom. And one other reason to have an outdoor school “might be to

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A meeting about outdoor schooling took place Friday morning, Feb. 9 at the Chase Secondary School. Emily Styles from School District 83 gave a keynote presentation on outdoor learning schools. (Rick Koch photo) provide a world where we have a future,” she said. Styles spoke of Guujaaw, a Haidi elder, who said change is necessary, as it doesn’t make sense to keep creating children to be part of the same system that’s created the problem. School is not just a place to keep children busy, but to teach them to be good citizens. She also spoke of Jack Ma, co-founder

of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate, who said machines can do technical things, but people have heart and creativity. “Not to pooh pooh academics; they’re a tool to help us move forward in our future. But everything we teach should be something a machine can’t do.” Styles said she’s not saying an outdoor school is something

to protect the environment. “It’s for creating a new world where people can work together… Where we think about how we interact with our environment, where the environment doesn’t need protecting.” Stumph says the next steps for Chase parents will involve putting together a presentation for the Kamloops-Thompson

School District’s board meeting on April 9. The focus will be to show there is enough interest and people committed to enrolling. She adds that Styles is a wealth of knowledge and Chase will be benefiting from the process just completed in School District 83. Chase Primary, the proposed site for the program, would require a building assessment.

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ladies senior bonspiel in B.C. Concession open for breakfast and lunch. Bar open from 11 a.m. to close. Daily curling draws start at 7 a.m., last draw at 4:30 p.m. and noon on Sunday. Spectators welcome and encouraged to drop by and watch provincial class curling. From Head to Toe, Chase Excellence

Program fundraiser, March 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sell your gently used clothing, shoes, purses and accessories, rent a table $20. Contact Jacquie Everett at 250-675-2574. The North Shuswap Players present Always a Bridesmaid at historical Celista Hall, 5456 Squilax Anglemont Hwy. April 7, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. Matinees

1:30 p.m. on April 8 and 15. Tickets: Ross Creek Store & Supervalu. Reservations: Lorrie at 250-9550835. Haldane Elementary needs volunteers to help cook hot lunches for students about once a month. For more information, contact the Haldane Parent Advisory Council at haldanepac@sd73.bc.ca. Public Skating at Art Holding memorial Arena, Mondays 5 to 6 p.m., Fridays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Arena is also open some Saturdays when there are no tournaments. Bingo Days, Mondays at North Shuswap Community Hall. Movie Night at Chase Community Hall, every Thursday, minimal admission, concession available. Call 250-319-6302.

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Garth Delbert Sparrow May 21, 1924 ~ February 7, 2018 It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of our father Garth Delbert Sparrow, who passed away on the morning of February 7 , 2018 at Park Place Piccadilly Care Home in Salmon Arm, BC. Garth was born May 21, 1924 in Abbotsford BC. He moved to New Westminster BC at a early age where he lived until he left home in his early 20s. In high school he was a champion at basket ball and prized himself on how he could pick up a basket ball with his fingers using only one hand and hold it that way… a trick we his children repeatedly tried to master to no avail and his hilarity. He also loved playing the piano and spent the majority of his spare time studying birds. With the help and mentoring of his neighbour and good friend, as well as Ornithologist, Mr Maguire, Dad also became an Ornithologist. He spent the majority of his spare time escaping into the wilderness to roam around the woods in hunt of a new species of bird which by the way, he and Mr Maguire accomplished. He kept active in his life and in his career he was an accomplished Purchasing Agent. He liked to go fishing which provided a venue and excuse to wander the aforementioned woods. He is survived by his daughter, Linda and her husband and family, daughter, Cathy and her husband and family, son, John and his wife and family, stepdaughter, Carole and husband and family, and stepson, Ryan and wife and family, and his cousins Eileen and Mark. Dad lived a quiet life ending his last years up in the Shuswap in Sorrento BC, a place he dearly loved. A service will not be held as there will be a private family gathering in the warmer climes when the ides of winter have blown through. The family asks that donations be made to your favourite charity. Our sincerest thanks to the amazing and caring staff that looked after Dad at Park Place Piccadilly Care Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, (250)8331129. Share memories and condolences online through Garth’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com

Fletcher, Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” July 19, 1925 - February 2, 2018 It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Betty Fletcher on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 92 years. Betty was born July 19, 1925 in Toronto, ON to parents Sam and Elizabeth Wright, the younger sister to Ann. Betty married Norman Charles Fletcher in Toronto, July 23, 1946. They had one daughter, Susan Louise. In the course of Norman’s career, Betty and Susan moved across Canada and back, living in New Brunswick, Santa Monica, California, Vancouver, three places in Quebec, in and around Ottawa and then Salmon Arm. Betty was a bookkeeper and always found work wherever they were - in a fur shop, travel agency and she even did the books for a movie being filmed in Ontario. Betty was a great organizer, particularly of parties of which there were many through the years. She loved to sing, dance and watch sports. Betty is survived by her daughter Susan (Les), grandsons Greg Scott (Sheila) and Robert Andrew (Vicki), five great grandchildren Ashley, Madisson, Rebecca, Johnathan and Reagan as well as nephews John, Steven, Rick and Ron. There will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests you make a donation to the Heart and Stroke or Cancer Associations in her name. The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff and residents at Piccadilly Terrace for their care and friendships. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium, Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Share online condolences and memories through Betty’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.

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Born August 17, 1943 in Lekkum, Netherlands. The Steiger family moved to Canada from Holland in 1958 when Jack was 15 years old. When he was working hard to build his future, he stumbled upon Judy and later got married in 1969 and they were blessed with three sons. They lived in Matsqui, BC until moving to Salmon Arm in 1980, where Jack built a farm in Silver Creek and raised his family. Jack would spend most of his time with the cattle and he especially enjoyed the Herefords and driving the range to check on them. Jack’s greatest joy was all his grandchildren and spending time with them, whether it was watching them in 4H, playing a sport or a school performance he was there. Jack passed away on January 27, 2018 at 74 years old after battling with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy for several years. He is survived by his wife Judy, sons Ted, Eric (Wendy) and Steven (Jennifer) and ten grandchildren: Shaylyn, Dayne, Colton, Cody, Bailey, Alixander, Chloe-Anne, Kaylee, Jessica, and Tyson. His brothers Rennie and Harry, sister Tina and their families, his best friend Dave, nephews, nieces and cousins all held a close place in his heart. We would like to thank the Doctors and all the staff on the second floor of Bastion for taking such good care of him. Jack, you have touched so many lives, we will all miss you. Rest in peace Jack and Dad. We are having a Celebration of Life for Jack at Roche Lake on May 12, 2018, the place he wanted to be, with his departed brother Glen. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, (250)833-1129. Share memories and condolences online through Jacks’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.

Richard Kendall March 3, 1966 – January 27, 2018 On Saturday January 27, 2018 Richard Andrew Kendall passed away peacefully, at the age of 51, at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, with family by his side. He was predeceased by his mother, Maureen; and father, Bill. Richard was born on March 3, 1966 in Vancouver, BC and spent his childhood in Burnaby. He quite often reminisced of his fond memories of living the carefree life of a child in the 70’s, family vacations, and spending summers with his aunt and uncle – who introduced Richard to his love of camping and fishing. In the late 1980’s he spent time living in Hamilton, ON, and then eventually ended up in the Shuswap area to be nearer his family, where he resided in Malakwa, Salmon Arm, and lastly Silver Creek. Richard loved being a part of the community of Silver Creek where he enjoyed simple pleasures like walking his dog, the outdoors, a good cup of coffee, and hanging out with his friends and the locals. He always looked forward to family dinners and celebrations and really appreciated and savoured a home-cooked meal or treat, wherever it could be found. Richard is survived by his sisters Michelle (Steve) and Sherene (Ken); nephews Jordan (Brittany) and Nathan (Carmen), nieces Richelle (Dave), Melanie (Eric) and Laura; great nephews Barrett, Marshall and Lewis; uncle Norm (Jackie), uncle Harold, aunt Lois (Neil) and cousins and friends. He is sadly missed by his dog Luna and cat Sophie – who have both been lovingly re-homed. Richard’s pets meant the world to him. A heartfelt thank you to all of the medical professionals who cared for Richard over the last few years, and to his friends and neighbours who were always there to lend a helping hand when needed (you know who you are). A casual gathering to remember Richard was held on February 12, 2018 at Silver Creek Hall. On line Condolences may be sent to Richard’s family through his obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com


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February 10, 2018 With great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Jeremy at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on February 10, 2018. Born in Kelowna, B.C., Jeremy lived several years in Calgary Alberta. He moved to Salmon Arm in February of 2015 and attended Shuswap Middle School. The past two years Jeremy has attended Jackson Campus and enjoyed all of the new courses and challenges. When asked, his school days were always “Awesomeâ€?. Jeremy enjoyed his summer employment at Save on Foods, especially cashiering. He enjoyed special times participating in 180 Youth at Shuswap Community Church, bike riding at the skate park, playing computer games and being with friends. Family and friends were very important to Jeremy. A loving son, he is survived by his mother Debbie, Blair, sister Sarah, great grandmother Leona, father Eric, grandparents Rosemary, Andy, Trudy, Rye, many great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jeremy will always be remembered for his boisterous laughter. He was loving, caring, kind, polite, honest, sincere, generous, friendly, genuine, sensitive, very intelligent and would do anything for anyone. Many thanks to the Emergency Response Teams, R.C.M.P. OďŹƒcers, and the professional team at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. A celebration of life will be held at Shuswap Community Church on Saturday February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm. Reception to follow. Jeremy’s ashes will be interned with his great grandparents at Revelstoke Cemetary in the early spring. “A boy and his dog reunitedâ€? Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, (250)833-1129. Share memories and condolences online through Jeremy’s obituary at: www.ďŹ schersfuneralservices.com

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Candice Amy Beitel Feb 23, 1982 - Feb 12, 2002

Mary Jane was the loving mother of 7 children; William, Steve (Kathy), Cheryl (Ken), Dave (Alle), Glen, Bonnie (Phil) and Russ (Janet); 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, 1 brother, 4 sisters and 1 grandson Ryan. She will be missed by all family. Funeral in Oliver, B.C.

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6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Church of Christ (old roots and blues offices) 490-5th ave s.w. Salmon Arm. Join us for some entertaining speeches and light refreshments. The Salmon Arm Children’s Festival Society AGM will be held on Thursday March 1st @ 6:00pm at Shuswap Pre-School 90 5th Ave. S.E. We are looking for new members to get involved to assist in the organization of the Canada Day Children’s Festival. For more info contact Karen @ 250-832-6192 or Kari @ 250-832-8261

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If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you Home again.

MARY JANE (CRAWFORD) PALMER July 8, 1927 - February 8, 2018

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Here Today – Here Tomorrow There is no better way to create an everlasting tribute than by making a memorial donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation. Every tax receipted gift ensures that the name of your loved one will be remembered in perpetuity.

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

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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

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Help Wanted – Volunteer Position Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue (SVSAR) is looking for a maintenance person to join our team. This is a volunteer position based in Salmon Arm to assist with maintenance and repairs of various rescue equipment and vehicles operated by SVSAR. Experience with Snowmobiles, ATV’s and SBS considered a strong asset. Criminal record check required. Please email shuswapvsar.recruiting@gmail.com

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CARPENTER School District No. 83 is currently accepting resumes for a Trade QualiďŹ ed Carpenter. Successful applicants will possess demonstrated experience in all aspects of the carpentry trade.

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Due to a shortage of certiďŹ ed teachers, The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District is looking to hire individuals without a teaching certiďŹ cate to replace absent teachers. Successful applicants will be working on-call. Teacher Replacements are needed at the Elementary, Middle and Secondary Level with specialized disciplines such as Music, Arts Education, French Immersion, Applied Design, Skills and Technologies, Mathematics & Science, English Language Arts, Social Studies and Physical and Health Education. Teacher Replacements will perform the normal duties of a teacher such as instruction, supervision, lesson preparation and marking for the day’s assignments. It is expected that they will follow directions provided by the regular classroom teacher and the school Principal. Successful applicants will have: t"VOJWFSTJUZEFHSFF t&YQFSJFODFXPSLJOHXJUIDIJMESFOPSZPVUIJOB GPSNBMQPTJUJPOPSBTBWPMVOUFFS t5IFBCJMJUZUPDPOOFDUXJUITUVEFOUT t4USPOHJOUFSQFSTPOBM DPNNVOJDBUJPOBOE DPMMBCPSBUJPOTLJMMT t%FNPOTUSBUFEBCJMJUZUPPSHBOJ[FBOETBGFMZ NBOBHFHSPVQTPGDIJMESFO t5PDPNQMFUFBDSJNJOBMSFDPSEDIFDLQSJPSUP employment. Please submit an application including a cover letter, resume and copy of Academic Transcripts, CertiďŹ cates and/or Diplomas and three professional references at: apply@sd83.bc.ca

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Setters Pub is looking for a full-time Cook. Must be able to work all shifts. Send resume to: setterspub@shaw.ca or bring into Setters Pub 2950-11th Ave NE Salmon Arm,BC

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Store Manager The Executive Board of the Churches of Salmon Arm Used Goods Society (Churches Thrift Store) is now accepting Resumes for the full-time Position of Store Manager. Experience in retail management; sta supervision and scheduling; and complex problem solving would be an asset. Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and delegation skills are required. Please call Diana Mangold (President of the Executive Board) at 250-832-6335 by Feb 28/18 to make arrangements to submit your Resume.

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Shuswap Bird of Prey is looking for an energetic and passionate member to join our team, for a part time position. Previous work experience in animal care, animal training or with wildlife preferred. Must hold a valid drivers licence and possess a High school diploma or equivalent. To apply send Cover Letter and Resume: info@ shuswapbirdofprey.com

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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 Editor (Vernon) This is an exciting career opportunity for the right individual. The successful candidate will be required to work as the lead of a very busy fast paced newsroom, while contributing to a larger regional news team. The successful applicant will possess exceptional writing and oral communication skills and a clear understanding of copy-editing, grammar and Canadian Press style. The Multi-Media Editor is responsible for a complete range of writing assignments, photography, and page layout. The successful candidate will also represent the newspaper in the community. Flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines in a busy production environment are necessary. Ad Controller (Vernon) The Vernon Morning Star is looking for a dynamic individual to work with our team of Multi-Media Advertising Consultants. The primary function of the Ad Controller is the processing, scheduling and billing of our client campaigns, balancing the daily cash and creating the bank deposit.  The position will liaise with our advertising consultants and clients and requires a working knowledge of Microsoft Office including proficiency in both Word and Excel. Circulation Clerk (Vernon) Do you love working with kids? Do you know Vernon? Join our team at the Vernon Morning Star. Vernon Morning Star has an opening for a full time Circulation Clerk. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a fast-paced customer service oriented environment. In addition, this person must possess strong computer skills, be familiar with accounting practices, good communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal) and a pleasant telephone manner. Circulation Clerk (Kelowna) Do you love working with kids? Do you know Kelowna? Join our team at the Kelowna Capital News. Kelowna Capital News has an opening for a full time Circulation Clerk. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a fast-paced customer service oriented environment. In addition, this person must possess strong computer skills, be familiar with accounting practices, good communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal) and a pleasant telephone manner. Temporary Multi Media Sales Consultant (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. For more information on these vacancies and other regions throughout B.C. visit:

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Auctions

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SAT., FEBRUARY 17 • 11 AM Large selection of new and used food service equipment. Coolers, Freezers, Ovens, Slicers, Small Wares & More

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ERICKSON’S APPLIANCES Reconditioned Appliances New/Used Parts 90 Day Warranty Return

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A-Steel Shipping Storage Containers. Used 20’40’45’53’ insulated containers. All sizes in stock. Prices starting under $2,000. Modifications possible doors, windows, walls etc., as office or living workshop etc.,Custom Modifications Office / Home” Call for price. Ph Toll free 24 hours 1-866528-7108 or 1-778-298-3192 8am-5pm. Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Saturday February 17th 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Almost new queen hida bed $500., 2 sets of queen box spring mattress and rail set $200. each, twin white metal bunk bed & mattresses’s $200, table + 5 chairs $150., coffee tables, 100 interlocking bricks .10 cents ea., 587-581-7421 Call if interested to view

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Homes Wanted FAMILY of four looking for a two bedroom house or apartment downtown or close to downtown Salmon Arm by April 1st. Non-smoking and no pets. Price range $800-$1,100. Virginia. gcox944@gmail.com

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IN THE MATTER OF WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIENS ACT Super Self Storage 4750 40th Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, BC Claims a Warehouseman’s lien against the following persons. If not paid in full on or before date stated, the goods will be disposed of on or after March 2, 2018. Terence Howkins - $400 Mike Schlosser - $390 Colten Wells - $475 Disposal date March 2, 2018 Phone: 250-803-0030

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AA, NA and Al-Anon Meetings AA 1-866-531-7045 Salmon Arm AA: Tuesday 12:00 noon – First United Church 450 Okanagan Avenue, SE Wednesday 8:00 p.m. – St. Joseph’s, 90 1st ST SE Thursday 7:00 p.m. – Women’s Circle AA St. Josephs Friday 12:00 noon – First United Church 450 Okanagan Avenue, SE Sunday 11:00 a.m. – Health unit, 851-16 St. NE Sunday 7:00 p.m. – Downtown Activity Center Blind Bay – Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Blind Bay, 2740 Fairway Hill Rd. – Saturday at 10 a.m. Sorrento – St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 1188 TCH, Sunday 7:00 p.m. – OAPA Hall, 1148 Passchendaele Rd., Monday 8:00 p.m.

Stanley Bland 832-6615 or 833-2449

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Modular Homes MARA Renovated 3bdrm, wood stove & electric heat, large edition, deck & shed. $900/month + D & D. Also 3 bedroom, propane & Electric heat, wired shed. $800/month + D&D 250-838-7670 Trailer for Rent in Tappen 3 Bed, $900 / month. Avail. Now. text for more info: 250793-3866

Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts 2002 Toyota Corolla Good body, winter and summer tires, needing new clutch to keen fixer-upper. $500 250-832-4124

Enderby – St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1310 George St., Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Enderby – United Church, 1106 Belvedere, Friday 8:00 p.m. Sicamous – Sicamous United, 705 TCH., Tuesday 8:00 p.m. Al-Anon: 1-866-531-7045 Salmon Arm – Seniors Resource Center, 320 2 Ave NE, Wednesday 8:00 p.m. – First United Church, upstairs, 450 Okanagan Ave SE, Thursday 12:00 noon Narcotics Anonymous: 1-866-778-4772 Salmon Arm – Crossroads Church, 121 Shuswap (behind Barley Station, alley entrance). Monday 7:00 p.m.


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FRIDAY, FEB. 16

SHUSWAP JAMMERS – Take an instrument or your dancing shoes to the new school district building on Shuswap Street for music, dancing and singing, featuring door prizes, a 50/50 draw and lunch from 7 to 10 p.m. LET’S GO TO THE HOP - A Shuswap Association of Writers fundraising event at the Elks Hall, 3690 - 30 Street NE with music by Rockstar DJ Liz Blair. There will be a Happy Days-style menu and no host bar. Tickets available at Hidden Gems Bookstore. Event is in support of www. wordonthelakewritersfestival.com. FILM FEST - The Shuswap International Film Festival opens Feb. 16 and runs until Feb. 24. Details at www.shuswapfilm.net. LOOKING FOR GRADS- 1968 SASH grads/classmates 50th year reunion June 2, 4 to 10 p.m. at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. Contact amyoung@ shaw.ca to confirm or for payment info or with questions. SUFFERING CHRONIC PAIN? - Free six-week workshops to better self-manage pain. Either Thursday afternoons, Feb 22 to March 29, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at New Hope church hall (191 - 2nd Ave NE) or Wednesday mornings, April 4 to May 9, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Shuswap Lake Hospital Education Room. For info and to register: call UVIC’s Centre on Aging 1-866-902-3767 or online www.selfmanagementbc.ca.

Heart Songs will be performed at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church. Tickets at Acorn Music. STROLL LAKESIDE - Sorrento Beach Walkers walk on the foreshore on the third Saturday of the month. For information, call Dan McKerracher at 250-319-5121. BINGO - Play at the Seniors Drop-In Centre at 31 Hudson Ave. Doors open at 4 p.m. and walk-ins welcome at 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18 HOMETOWN STOP - Greg Sebell makes a special stop on his 10-city tour for a pair of concerts at the Salmon Arm Secondary Theatre. Doors open at 4 or 7:30 p.m. A two-time Juno Award winner, Sebell kicks off the release of his new album “Songs For Flight Delays” with the 2018 tour. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sebellmusic.com.

Free half-hour consult with a lawyer if you qualify. Phone 250-832-3272 for an appointment. IMPROV - The Laughing Gas Troupe will be at the Shuswap Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 20 WATCH THE BIRDIE - Badminton at the Gleneden Community Hall at 9:30 on Tuesdays. For more, contact Roger at 250-832-1599.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21 WRITERS GATHER - The Shuswap Writers’ Group invites you to attend their meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Mall at Piccadilly board room. Free.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 23 THEATRE PRODUCTION - Shuswap Theatre hosts Opening Night, a comedic take about the opening night of a play at 7:30 p.m. The show runs to March 10. Shows run Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during that time and also feature a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Sundays. IN YOUR PJS - Pyjama Storytime at the Salmon Arm library at 6 p.m. OPEN DANCE - City Dance hosts a dance featuring a variety of dance styles including ballroom, Latin and country at 8 p.m. at the upstairs studio of Shuswap Total Fitness, located 2450-10th Ave NE (the same building as Junglemania). Enter by using the staircase at the west side of the building. Drop in fee of $5.

FREE SAMPLES of dog & cat food for your pets as well as some extra special treats for your furry friends.

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SATURDAY, FEB. 17 FREE GARDENERS DAY – Sponsored by the Shuswap Garden Club from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 5th Avenue Senior’s Centre. Every gardener is welcome to hear the four speakers on subjects like: garlic – nature’s pharmacy, bugs, diseases of vegetables and conifers in the landscape. There’s a $5 lunch if desired. For more, call 250-832-2028. FLEA MARKET - The Shuswap Society for the Arts and Culture hosts a monthly indoor flea market from 1 to 5 p.m. in the gymnasium at the Downtown Activity Centre, 451 Shuswap Street, S.W. Organizations are welcome as well as individual sellers. Admission by $2 donation. Table rental is $10. Call 250-832-2300 to reserve a space. OPEN MIC - Musicians, spoken word artists, authors, enthusiasts: all are welcome to share and enjoy creative works of musical and literary art in an intimate and supportive setting at Marionetter Winery. By donation. At 6:30 p.m. gathering begins in the tasting room, 7:30 p.m. open mic begins. Artists, please arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign up. Hosted by Clea Roddick and Marionette Winery. HARNESSING THE SUN- A threehour seminar on solar energy will be held at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College in Salmon Arm. It will start at 10 a.m. in Room 130. Tickets can be purchased at the door. ANCORA WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE -

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MONDAY, FEB. 19

WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE CENTRE TheWEC begins a Peer Mentoring group in Salmon Arm offering support, guidance and knowledge to female business owners. Signup ends Feb. 19. OKANAGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY - Salmon Arm Branch meets the third Monday of the month in the board room at the Mall at Piccadilly at 7 p.m. WALKING MEDITATION - Labyrinth walks at 10 a.m. at the First United Church Hall. HERITAGE WEEK - Displays and exhibitions all week long at the Mall at Piccadilly. PAINTING - The Mount Ida Painters meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-In Centre at 31 Hudson Ave. ACCESS TO JUSTICE CLINIC -

will run 6:50 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 490 5th Ave. S.W. Come and join us at the Open House for Toastmasters in Salmon Arm and learn how Toastmasters can help you find your voice. There will be entertaining speakers, and the opportunity to meet with other Toastmasters and ask questions. Light refreshments will be served. SHUSWAP GARDEN CLUB - meeting at 7 p.m. in the Scout Hall. Guest speakers from Enderberry Farm will discuss their berries and organic farming. STEAM FOR KIDS - STEAM will see kids create cool contraptions with Lego, Keva Planks, Meccano, Magformers and more at the Salmon Arm Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library at 3 p.m. Online Registration is now open at orl. evanced.info/signup. CARVING - Session runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Seniors Drop-In Centre at

SATURDAY, FEB. 24 WALK - Coldest Night of the Year, a family friendly fundraiser to raise money for the Second Harvest food bank and the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter. Register at the First United Church on Okanagan Avenue from 4 to 5 p.m. Opening ceremonies in front of city hall at 5 p.m., walk starts at 5.15. Between 6 and 8 p.m., a warm, light meal will be served. PIE CONTEST - The Best of the Shuswap Pie Baking contest and auction will take place at the Mall at Piccadilly. To enter, drop off your pies between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at centre court of the mall. After the judging, slices of the pies may be purchased for $2.50 each with the proceeds going towards projects at the Heritage Village and Museum. BINGO - Play at the Seniors DropIn Centre at 31 Hudson Ave. Doors open at 4 p.m. and walk-ins welcome at 6 p.m. SEED SWAP - South Shuswap Seed Swap from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blind Bay Hall. For information, call Rebekah Smith at 250-253-1414.

SUNDAY, FEB. 25 JAMMERS - Dance, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre, 170 5th Ave. SE. Children, teens, 19-plus and seniors.

MONDAY, FEB. 26

RESISTANCE AND REVOLUTION - The festival continues on 7 p.m. at the Salmar Classic with the Oscar nominated, The Weather Underground, a remarkable documentary about the 1960s student activist led domestic terrorist organization.

TUESDAY, FEB. 27 BLACK HISTORY MONTH - As part of Black History Month, local author N.P. Katedza will read from her debut novel Bound, a story of mystery set in Africa and North America from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Salmon Arm library.

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