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Shuswap Vol. 28 No. 18 May 4, 2018

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Uphill climb Kian Smith and Max Calkins lead the pack up hill onto the park hill trails in Canoe for the Wild Soles trail run on Monday, April 30. The next race is May 7 at the South Canoe trails and then May 14 at Little Mountain Park. Registration for the 2 -km and 5-km races starts at 5 p.m. with the first start time at 5:45 p.m. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Distance hinders donors Blood donor upset at no clinics in the Shuswap. Lachlan Labere Salmon Arm Observer

Not being able to donate blood locally is enough to make Julie Funfer’s boil. An avid blood donor since Grade 12, Funfer was disappointed to learn, after moving to Salmon Arm about a year ago, that the nearest blood donation clinics are in Vernon and Kamloops. “I was trying to book an appointment time and that’s when I discovered I have to figure out an appointment time, when I can get off work

and the 45 minutes to get there, and make sure I get there on time and then drive all the way back,” said Funfer, who has since taken to social media to voice her frustrations and hear what others have to say. “I started talking about it online because I thought, I can’t be the only one that’s frustrated with this. And speaking with other people, they were saying, ‘I know, I would donate blood if it was here.’” Funfer also reached out to Canadian Blood Services, the organization that oversees the

national blood donations program. “Their justification was – the actual people I spoke to in the clinic said it cost too much money, and the PR reply was that it takes a lot of logistics. And I’m sure that comes down to the money part too,” said Funfer. In response to a request from the Observer for information, Canadian Blood Services explained decisions around where and when they run Continued on Page A3

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Parkview has upswing in Fraser rank Jim Elliot Eagle Valley News

The Fraser Institute think tank has declared Parkview Elementary in Sicamous as the fastest-improving elementary school in the province in their annual elementary school report card. The school’s principal Carla Schneider said while she doesn’t believe it is appropriate to rank schools, she is very pleased with the success Parkview students are experiencing. “We’re certainly on a five-year trajectory where we have improved in reading, writing and numeracy,” Schneider said. The Fraser Institute derived their 2018 report card which ranked 946 B.C. Elementary Schools from 10 academic indicators based on the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) tests which are given to Grade 4 and 7 students. Schneider said FSA

test scores are just one measurement of student achievement, but Parkview is on a five-year improvement trend for both their Grade 4 and Grade 7 students’ test scores. Schneider said Parkview Elementary has received lots of support from the school district in the form of programs that have helped students with the core skills of reading and mathematics. Parkview’s literacy intervention teacher Janelle Danyluk works with Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students who are not yet at reading level. “She’s phenomenal,” Schneider said. Literacy help is also provided by a group of volunteers who give one-on-one reading assistance to Grade 2 students. Schneider also praised the work of Heather Milton, the school’s part-time nu-

meracy support teacher. According to Schneider, this is the fifth year Parkview has had a numeracy support teacher who both co-teaches math lessons with other teachers and works with students in small groups. She said students are doing very well at math problem solving, but more work will be done on basic multiplication, addition, subtraction and division facts. Along with the programs that help with students’ academic growth, Schneider said Parkview is working on an initiative to help students self-regulate their behaviour. The school’s staff have adopted a standard set of terms to help students understand and regulate their emotions, allowing them to focus on learning. “We really want to educate the whole body and mind of the

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Parkview Elementary was named 2018’s fastest-improving elementary school in B.C. by the Fraser Institute. (File photo) student,” Schneider said. Elsewhere in the Shuswap, King’s Christian School, a privately run facility, in Salmon Arm is the highest-rated school in the Shuswap. According to the school report card, Bastion Elementary is the top-ranked public school in the North Okanagan-Shuswap school district area. Salmon Arm West was rated the lowest of the district-area schools.


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Logistics affect blood collection Continued from A1 blood clinics are based on a number of factors including the number of units of blood collected, labour and transportation costs, the distance and access to the nearest production site and the need to operate an efficient blood system. “Canadian Blood Services works in a highly-regulated environment that demands that the blood we collect at our mobile clinics be delivered for manufacturing within a very tight time frame,” states Canadian Blood Services in an email. “Holding a clinic in a more remote location could impact our ability to ship the blood quickly to our manufacturing sites. Ultimately, logistical challenges mean that we must focus on collecting blood in more densely-populated areas. “It is difficult for us knowing there are

people in Salmon Arm, Sorrento and Sicamous who wish to donate blood but because of distance are unable to do so. However, please know that we consistently assess our ability to meet hospital and patient demand for blood and blood products. Should it ever become necessary to expand our mobile clinics to meet higher demand, we will make every effort to do so.” The Canadian Blood Services put out a call for blood donations in March of this year, stating the national inventory was “critically low.” The organization put out a similar call in February. This only adds to Funfer’s frustration and makes her question, if the need is great, why Canadian Blood Services can’t be more accommodating now to Shuswap residents willing to give. “What about all these people that may be willing to donate and

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Salmon Arm resident and avid blood donor Julie Funfer is upset with how there are currently no blood donation clinics available in the Shuswap. The nearest clinics are in Vernon and Kamloops. (File photo) don’t have a vehicle to get there or who have to work and you can’t take time off work to go give blood?” said Funfer. “It just doesn’t make sense… Why not even come to a oneday, full-day clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a town like Salmon Arm and use a church or something that would give the space and be done with it? It’s one day. You still wouldn’t have to house anybody overnight.” Funfer isn’t letting

her frustration keep her from donating blood. She’s made an appointment to visit one of the Vernon blood clinics sometime in June. “It’s something you can do to make a difference, to save a life,” said Funfer. “If somebody needs a blood transfusion, it could save a life. And so I think, OK, why not. I mean it hurts for a little bit – it may not really even hurt – I just think it’s a really easy and selfless thing to do.”

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Making charities McHappy From left) Gloria Stammers, assistant manager at the Salmon Arm McDonalds, June Stewart, executive director of the Shuswap Children’s Association, and Cathy Meakes, director of the association, greeted customers at the Salmon Arm McDonald’s on McHappy Day May 2 to show their appreciation for community donations to the charity event. In Salmon Arm, a portion of the proceeds of 2018’s McHappy Day will be donated to the Shuswap Children’s Association to support their efforts at ensuring the healthy development of children and families in the Shuswap. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

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RCMP to enforce Safe Streets Act, address concerns around panhandling. Lachlan Labere Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm RCMP are stepping up their public presence with downtown foot patrols. Staff Sgt. Scott West says officers will be seen from time to time in the downtown enforcing the Safe Streets Act and other laws, while also interacting on public on more cordial terms. “This is an opportunity for people to meet with officers and for officers to interact with people when there is not a crisis in the background,” said West in a news release. During his quarterly report to city council on April 23, West explained the foot patrol initiative was part of the detachment’s ongoing effort to build positive relationships with partners in the

community, as well as a way of addressing concerns of downtown businesses. “I had a chat with the downtown business association (Downtown Salmon Arm), as well as a couple of business owners downtown that I kind of use as a litmus test when I’m looking at what’s going on around town,” said West, adding how over the past year the detachment received 40 to 50 complaints – most involving panhandlers – that fall under the Safe Streets Act. “I did a sampling of those 50 files before coming here today and found that most of those files have to do with where they’re putting their tent or their sleeping bag. Not on the panhandling side of things. So in talking to (Downtown Salmon

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Arm), in order for me to recognize there’s a problem, we need some complaints. But I do recognize the fact that there is an issue there and we’re looking at taking a proactive step before we start getting more complaints rolling in.” Coun. Kevin Flynn noted how overall there were very few complaints regarding panhandlers, and he likened the situation to

local concerns around dangerous intersections and transport trucks running red lights. “I’m not saying it’s not a problem, but comparatively – I think our traffic stats bear that out too – that we don’t have an intersection that ICBC feels is anywhere near hundreds in the province,” said Flynn. “I just think perspective is needed and I think you impressed that on the Downtown Salmon Arm organization that their issues are important, but… I think we sometimes have a tendency to think our problems are bigger than they are and I think we’re lucky to have you here who has been in bigger cities and seen how bad they can be and bring some perspective.”

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Phyllis Asay, a resident at the Piccadilly Terrace retirement residence in Salmon Arm, celebrated her 100th birthday among family and friends on April 26. (Image contributed by Jeremy Menzies)

Jim Elliot Eagle Valley News

As the process of deciding how to replace the aging Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous continues, motorists and residents can expect to see Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure crews working on the highway rightof-way near the bridge beginning on May 1. The fieldwork near the bridge will provide the ministry with further technical data. The new information, along with initial work done last fall and the extensive public consultation process will help the Ministry decide between a five-lane bridge or a four-lane replacement bridge accompanied by a new bridge over the channel at the


Pastors Major Carolyn Doonan Martin Ketteringham SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30 a.m. 191 - 2nd Ave. NE ~ 832-9196 Everyone Welcome!

Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. 250 832-6859

Joyfully centered on the word of God and led by the Spirit.

end of Main Street. Last fall’s work included geotechnical drilling, on the approaches to the bridge and underwater work to investigate subsurface conditions. The work done by ministry crews is not expected to delay traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Salmon Arm Mennonite Church 4590-10 Ave. SW Sunday Worship ............ 10:00 am Sunday School ................10-11 am Message ...................... 11-11:45 am Every 4th Sunday evening Hymn Singing 5:30-6:30 pm Every other Thursday Prayer Service & Bible Study 7:30-8:30 pm

Pastor James Baer 250 832-3615

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (LCC)

10:30 am Sunday Worship SASCU Rec Center, Rm. 101 (west side) Phone for Information

250 675-3841 or 250 832-5908

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Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mel Janzen 250 675-3839 or 250 803-5247 4409 Trans Can. Hwy., Tappen

Emmanuel Free Cornerstone Christian Reformed Lutheran Church Church Salmon Arm Elks Community Hall 3690 30th Street N.E.

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Little Mountain Bible Chapel

3481 - 10th Ave. S.E. 250 803-0161 ~ Salmon Arm

• Sunday ~ Worship & Remembrance - 9:30 a.m. • Family Bible Hour/Sunday School - 11 a.m. • Thursday ~ Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Co-sponsor of Morning Star Bible Camp, Westbank, B.C.

Seventh-day Adventist Church Join us each Saturday ~ All ages

9:15 am - Sabbath School 10:45 am - Worship Service Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study - 7:00 pm 3270 60th Avenue NE • 250 832-8936

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Pastor Clarence Witten

10:30 a.m. Worship

Nursery Care & Children’s Programs 1191 - 22nd Street NE

250 832-8452 450 OKANAGAN AVE. 250 832-3860

Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jenny Carter Joanne Koster, Children & Youth ALL ARE WELCOME!

Living Waters Church WORSHIP SERVICE Sundays 10:30 a.m. Everyone Welcome! TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER 7-8 p.m. every week #180 Lakeshore Dr. NW Right behind Boston Pizza

250 832-3433

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

Church of Christ We meet at 490 - 5th Avenue SW

11:00 am Worship & Communion 10:00 am Classes for all Ages 250 833-0927

SUNDAY WORSHIP 9 a.m. (St. Andrew’s Presbyterian) 1981 - 9th Ave. NE SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:30 a.m. Ministry Center 4480 - 30th St. NE 250.833.5636

River of Life Community Church

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Saturday Night Service at 6:00 pm Sundays at 9:00 am & 10:45 am 3151 - 6th Ave. NE

Crossroads Free Methodist Church

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


Sundays at 10:30 am Parkview School, 605 Parksville St. Children’s Ministry for kids up to 12 yrs Weekly Ministries for all ages


Sundays at 10:30 am Sorrento Memorial Hall, TCH Children’s Ministry for kids up to 12 yrs Visit us at: Contact: 250 832-4004, email

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

250 832-8068 121 Shuswap Street SW

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church 10:00 a.m. Services Sundays & Thursdays 170 Shuswap Street SE, Salmon Arm

Tel: 250 832-2828

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

Rev. Ena vanZoren Worship service 11:00 am Email: 250 832-7282

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

If your church would like to advertise their services and location, or special events happening at your church, please call The Salmon Arm Observer, 250-832-2131 (Ext. 9207) for advertising here.


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Preventing wildfires

Winter seems to be finally releasing its grip on as this week brought temperatures in which a jacket was not a required part of the wardrobe. With that warmth comes visions of the summer heat… and memories of the smokefilled summer of 2017 that saw an area 30 times the size of Kamloops scorched, countless homes razed and thousands of people scrambling to find shelter in the Tournament Capital. The Canadian Wildland Fire Information System has released its latest seasonal forecast, predicting that most of the southern half of B.C. will be more vulnerable than normal to wildfire throughout June, July and August. In other words, the outlook for this summer mirrors what was anticipated heading into the summer of 2017. There isn’t much we can do about mercury readings, high-pressure systems or lightning strikes. But we can prevent the vast majority of wildfires because they are human-caused. Already through a wet and cold March and April, firefighters have had to douse a number of grass fires in the city and area — and not one blaze was the creation of Mother Nature. We can all do our part in safeguarding this place we call home, but… our optimism for a more understanding society in the summer of 2018 is greatly tempered by the reality of the flawed human condition. Air tankers are on the way to Kamloops Airport. Firefighters have and are being trained and the weather is warming up. Do your part in preventing fires: clear up dead brush around your home, don’t toss cigarettes out of the vehicle, drown that campfire. Here’s to crystal-clear skies this summer. -Kamloops This Week

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Some healthy living off the land 2,500 years ago? There are more than 70,000 kinds of mushrooms; however, only a fraction (about 250) James Murray are edible. The rest can cause illness or even There is living off the reading on the Inter- death. The Death Cap land and then there is net about wild foods, is considered to be the living off the land to natural medicines and number one cause of the extreme – harvest- other edible products illness and death when ing food from nature derived from nature, I it comes to mushwith little more than discovered some pretty room-related poisonings in North Amerhomespun knowledge interesting facts. and the use of your Did you know that ica. And, despite its the young shoots of attractive appearance, own two hands. I guess I’m just not the spruce tree are the “Destroying Angel” much of an extrem- high in vitamin C, or is the name of yet anist, especially when it that certain wild plants other mushroom that comes to trying to sus- such as the jack-in- can kill you. It is very tain one’s self on a diet the-pulpit, more com- important to know of nuts and wild ber- monly known as Indi- exactly what you’re ries. I enjoy my creature an turnip, have high looking for when you comforts too much. concentrations of ox- go mushroom hunting Having said that, alate compounds, also in the woods, to say the tubers, leaves, flowers, known as oxalic acid, least. The common white seeds, nuts and the that produces a sharp mushroom, which most stems of many plants, burning sensation in of us give little thought not to mention certain your mouth and throat to when we buy them at fungi, are quite edible. and in some cases can the local grocery store, Some can be eaten damage the kidneys? is actually a fungi and, raw while others are (The same plant can be in more instances than best when boiled or safely eaten after simroasted. Some can be ply baking, roasting or not, fungi are someused in soups or made drying, which destroys thing best left alone. When the skin on your into tea, while others the oxalate crystals.) Copyright subsists in all display advertising and editorial material appearing in the itchy, you’ve feet feels ArmOr Observer. Permission to reproduce in any form must be obtained in that willow bark, are used in a variety ofSalmon writing from the publisher. Annual subscription $44.50; Seniors $39 including GST. probably got athlete’s homeopathic cures and which provides salifoot, which is caused medicines. Ironically, cylic acid from which by, guessed it, a The Salmon Arm Observer is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a you self-regulatory most processed foodbody governing aspirin the province’swas newspaper originally industry. The council considers complaints from the public fungus. Fungi and the about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input were once natural – atfrom bothsynthesized, was the newspaper and the complaint holder. If used talking with the editor or publisher does not the B.C. Pressfrom Council. spores fungi can Jennifer Bertram Catherine Dillon resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact written with documentation, should be sentthe to B.C. Press Council, P.O. Box 1356, least in part.CIRCULATION Your a concern, pain reliever by CREATIVE SERVICES Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A9. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go be to nasty little things. 2007 Greeks some MANAGER MANAGER In the process ancient

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In some cases they can even be deadly. While I can’t really say that I’m into the whole foraging for food or eating of wild plants and fungi thing, I do enjoy a good moose roast every now and then, and I’ve always enjoyed a shore lunch of freshly caught fish. I’m not even adverse to catching and keeping the occasional fish to take home. The problem is that not all produce at supermarkets and grocery stores is grown in the ground and far too many fish are farmed. And then there’s the store-bought cuts of meat with all their growth hormones and steroids. I made the decision a long time ago to cut down on red meats. While I may not have grown up eating wild game, I have always had an appreciation for wild game which, incidentally, is becoming more and more popular these days and is starting to show up in more and more specialty butcher shops. Studies would seem to indicate that wild game meats have a number

of health benefits when compared to meats from domesticated or farm-raised animals. The fact that wild animals eat a natural diet and are very active in the wild contributes to a lower fat content in the meat. Also, animals eating natural greens and other types of plants and berries in the wild contributes to a lower content of pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids and a higher content of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Chronic inflammation is associated with health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. In effect, wild animals eat more grass, green leaves and plants than their domesticated counterparts which means they have leaner meat with lower omega-6 fatty acid content – which, in simple terms, make it better to eat. So I guess when all is said and done, there really are a number of good reasons to consider a more natural diet – without having to go to extremes.



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Ladies of the Royal Purple include Nancy Kurta (standing), Myrtle Webster (left) and Ellen Hammer. (Leah Blain photo) says Nancy. “It’s a way of life for me. We’re able to help so many people that wouldn’t have been helped otherwise. It’s the friendship, the camaraderie, and the ability to help. I could just sit at home but then nothing would happen.” It’s so rewarding she even has a special term for being a member of Royal Purple; she calls it “a pleasure system.” Most of the fun memories the women share centre around the kitchen. Have they ever an unhappy memory when it comes to catering? Disasters yes, unhappy - no. “We had one disaster in the old Elks Hall,”

says Ellen. The other two start laughing because they know what she’s going to say. “We were all there and Nancy was doing whipped butter.” Nancy takes over the story: “There were three settings, one, two, and three. I didn’t know which one was high and low. I thought, ‘I hope this is low….’” It wasn’t and within seconds there was butter everywhere, covering the table, walls and the women. “We were all covered with butter,” says Ellen. “My face was full of butter,” says Nancy, adding after a few seconds - “We don’t have

that mixer anymore.” When the Salmon Arm lodge started it was 90 members strong but now the numbers have dropped to 23. They would like to see more women join the group. It’s not as regimented as it was in the old days, says Ellen. “It’s changed so much, we’ve had to change with the times. We welcome any woman 15 or older. We do fun things. We work hard but we have fun.” The Canadian Royal Purple Society meets on the second and fourth Wednesday at 11 a.m. Anyone wanting to know more can call Ellen at 250-8326507.





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Leah Blain to Prince George in 1952 to work for the Hudson Bay company as an accountant she joined the lodge there. Those were busy times for Myrtle, fur buyers would come from Edmonton to buy pelts from the First Nations trappers and Hudson Bay was the banker. Her social life was the Royal Purple and some of her more cherished memories reflect the happiness they brought children from their fundraising. Each lodge supports local organizations and every province has its special focus; in BC the focus is children with hearing impairment. Myrtle remembers sitting in a mall and seeing a little boy whom they had helped. “The little guy stopped at the window of Radio Shack and said, ‘Dad - look.’ It was the first time I had heard him speak. It made me cry.” Nancy Kurta has been a member for 35 years. “It’s gone very quickly. I was asked by a neighbour to join and my kids had finished figure skating, softball and hockey, and I thought, ‘I’m ready for something new.’” Those years have been very rewarding,

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Nancy Kurta, Myrtle Webster, and Ellen Hammer couldn’t begin to count the roasts and turkeys they’ve cooked or the number of desserts they have baked and they can probably all make meat pies in their sleep. All three are longtime members of the Canadian Royal Purple Society, an organization whose goal it is to promote and support community service with the special emphasis on the needs of children. Every year they donate about $15,000 to many causes which they raise primarily by catering to banquets and funeral teas, making meat pies, and their annual craft fair. “I’m a charter member,” says Ellen referring to the Salmon Arm chapter, Lodge #279. “It was a long time ago. I heard about the Royal Purple and I didn’t know much about it but I knew it was volunteer and it helped kids.” When Myrtle joined 65 years ago in Prince George she knew what to expect because her mom had been a member in Aldergrove. “My mom baked pie after pie for Royal Purple.” When Myrtle moved


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If he gets killed or hurt , who will support his son and family? Shame on him. I see this kind of thing all the time. Hel-

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Building inspection meetings planned DIRECTOR’S NOTES Paul Demenok


This month I’d like to provide readers with an update on some key Area C issues and results, as follows: • Shuswap Watershed Council annual report:

The second annual (April 2017 to March 2018) report for the Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is now available at www.

Did you know that we have no general homeless shelter for 7 months of the year?

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00 PM School District Board Office 341 Shuswap St. SW, Salmon Arm Business Meeting

A special resolution to revise the bylaws and constitution will be presented.

followed by Coffee and Goodies and Guest Speaker Di Wittner, Biologist “Wild Neighbours: Who is really living in your backyard?”

Everyone Welcome

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EZ Rock HAVE A HEART Radiothon With the help of a generous and caring community we were able to raise over



for the purchase of a fetal monitor With the support of our wonderful volunteers, sponsors and donors the HAVE A HEART Radiothon was a huge success. • Our heartfelt thanks to Patrick Ryley, Rich Daniels and the EZ Rock Radio Station team for their hard work and passion. • Thank you to Arthur’s Gem Set Studio, owners Arthur & Chantal Hemeyer, for their amazing “Diamond Dip” which raised $1,540. • Thank you to Save On Foods, Manager Stan Schmidt and his enthusiastic team for serving a great lunch BBQ. • Thank you to Piccadilly Mall, Marketing Director Lynda Stepura and her hard working maintenance team. • To Trish and her team at Trish’s Country Kitchen, a huge thank you for your “Bag Lunch” event that raised over $3,100 for the Radiothon. • Thank you to our group of amazing volunteers who worked throughout the day and helped make Radiothon 2018 such an incredible event. Thank you to a generous community who continue to support health care needs in the Shuswap.

Key initiatives include a Water Quality Program, which consists of water monitoring and a water protection initiatives, a Safe Recreation Program and a Communications and Advocacy Program in support of important watershed concerns. The bottom line is that we achieved or exceeded all of our annual objectives, while maintaining expenses that were well below budget. As chair of the SWC, I’m very pleased to announce that an important new initiative to educate the public about the risks of zebra and quagga mussels will be initiated in 2018. • Building inspection service: In June, we will be moving forward with a series of public information sessions on building inspection in Area C. It’s about time this service was made available in our area as building inspection is the only means to actively enforce the BC Building Code. There are many good reasons why nearly all local governments in B.C. provide this service, including public health and safety, compliance with key planning regulations, reduction of bylaw enforcement complaints, equitable taxation, ensuring that Interior Health and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure requirements are met, provision of important planning information and consumer protection. There is a number of public misconceptions about building inspection; to learn the facts,

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Dates to Remember Carlin coffeehouse, Saturday, May 5, 7 p.m. Garage Sale and Mother’s Day Breakfast, Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m. to noon, Sorrento Drop In Society, 1148 Passchendaele Rd. Bring items on Friday, May 11 between 1 to 4 p.m. For info, call Margo at 250-675-0065. No clothes, shoes, baby car seats or electrical goods. Fundraiser for new chairs. Gardom Lake Park clean-up day, Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. to noon, bring rakes and a wheelbarrow if you can. Coffee and hot dogs provided. An up date on the parks status regarding future management will be discussed at noon. For info, call Fred at

250 832-8490. Garage sale, Sorrento Lions Club, May 26, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sorrento Memorial Hall. If you have any household items taking up space to donate, call Wayne Kembel at 250-675-2616, or email for further information. Please no large appliances, mattresses, upholstered furniture, clothes or computer electronics. Mobile lab services, available every Thursday at Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre, Blind Bay Marketplace, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those not fasting encouraged to come later in the morning. Lab tech also available to do ECGs. Call 250675-

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3661. Lab service also available at Scotch Creek Medical Clinic, Wednesday and Friday each week, 3871 Squilax-Anglemont Rd. Labs are independent of Interior Health labs in Salmon Arm and Chase. 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 $3 for hall members and $5 drop in fee. FYI, contact Chris Emery at 250-6752865, or ccemery@ Seniors luncheon, Copper Island Seniors Resources sponsor monthly Thursday luncheon, call 250675-3661 to register.

It was a capacity audience for this journey of memorable tunes from across the decades. The choir, under the direction of Darla Crown, entertained their guests who were encouraged to join in the popular songs with clapping, foot tapping and, during the encores, dancing. Many did just that. As part of the program, there

were three songs from ABBA, which proved to be brilliant planning as this coincided with media announcement that ABBA were back together again. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make the whole evening such a resounding success. Special thanks to Darla, our choir director, to Jim Johnston,

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The CSRD is requesting public input to assist in developing a Cannabis Policy for the six Electoral Areas of the Regional District. The policy proposes to establish:


A 59-year-old male transport-truck driver from Salmon Arm was arrested April 27 by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in Caledon, Ont. and charged with a number of offences including drinking and driving. Caledon OPP officers were called to the scene at approximately 8:30 a.m. April 27 to find a transport truck wedged into a tight turn on the Forks of the Credit Road, unable to move and blocking the road. Officers were required to close the highway while recovery crews removed the transport truck and trailer from the road. The male truck driver from Salmon Arm was arrested at the scene and charged with operating a motor vehicle with over 80mgs of alcohol in blood, driving while disqualified, driving while x suspended, driving under license of 3.5” another jurisdiction while suspended in Ontario and disobeying signs. The man is currently being held for a bail hearing.

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Farmer makes plea to protect B.C.’s food supply Too much reliance on foods from offshore while agricultural lands destroyed. Martha Wickett Salmon Arm Observer

“I see a kid walking down the street, I just want to give them a hug and say I’m sorry.” John McLeod is referring to the destruction of agricultural land in B.C. and the subsequent lack of locally grown food available for the future. Although reluctant to be featured in the newspaper, McLeod speaks passionately about the need to think more about future generations – what and how they’re going to source food. “We’ve got to change our mentality. It’s not just about ‘me’ all the time… We can learn from our First Nations’ neighbours. We’ve let greed rule for too long. I hear people saying kids today are all entitled. I think it was our generation that was entitled. Hair straight back and do what we want.” He stresses Canada must have the ability to feed its own people. “If you have to rely on foreign corporations and other countries to feed you…. when they control your stomach, they’ve got your brain. It’s up to us to protect and maintain all viable land. And by viable, I

mean all land. We have to get away from soil classifications; poor dirt is better than no dirt. You can’t grow vegetables out of concrete and asphalt.” With only a small percentage of land in B.C. available as viable agricultural land, McLeod would like to see more hillsides and mountains used for residential, commercial and industrial. This community grew out of agriculture and forestry, he reminds. “We’ve kind of kicked it to the curb because of a boat coming from offshore with our food.” He points to existing starvation on the planet. “We kind of ignore it and think there’s always going to be food in the grocery store. I think that’s false bravado.” McLeod’s family has been farming in Salmon Arm since 1911. He was born and raised on the property next door to where he and his spouse Lois now live. In 1979, when his uncle was ready to quit farming, he began farming Edgemont Farms, near the corner of Foothill and 30th Street SW. He’s a long-time member of the city’s agricultural advisory committee and the en-

vironmental advisory committee; in fact he was instrumental in the formation of the agricultural committee. He is also a member of the Shuswap Food Action Co-op. McLeod presented a report to Agriculture Minister Lana Popham and the Standing Committee on Agriculture regarding an idea he’s been touting for many years. He would like to see hospitals source local ingredients to help ensure healthier outcomes and support local economies. The report was well received and he is pleased the minister is moving forward with the initiative. McLeod points to a recent report from the BC Real Estate Foundation on sustainable food systems in B.C. as well one from Kwantlen College on the future of the food system in the Southwest B.C. Bioregion. Both emphasize the need to look to the future regarding land use and food provision. In a submission to the province on the Agricultural Land Reserve, the Union of BC Municipalities asked the agriculture ministry to “recognize that local governments are a key component of agricultural planning and pro-


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“What we have to do is get broad representation in the community to work on agricultural policy and the importance – importance isn’t a strong enough word – the necessity of looking out for future generations. We’re only looking for our own return on investment. We have to think of two and three generations down the road. Minimum. That’s the thing I want to try and hit home. “We just have to keep our eye on the proper focus and not rely on the multinational industrial complex to keep feeding us.” Then there’s climate change, which has huge implications for agriculture. “There again, it’s a thing we’re oblivious

to… There’s a whole host of birds we don’t have anymore. What happened there? Did they just decide to go somewhere else? We shouldn’t be oblivious to this. We’re the stewards for the next generations. The way I see things, I don’t think we’ve been very good at our jobs.” On the positive side, McLeod points out there’s been a good turnout for the recent Shuswap Food Action Co-op’s series of food conversations towards a local food system, and more people with young families have been participating in the co-op. Canning is making a comeback. On the global scale, however, he’s concerned about trade agreements. “The NAFTA trade

agreements control what governments can and can’t do. How did we allow that to happen? The NAFTA agreement we’re now negotiating, they want no labelling of ingredients on food. We get to go vote once every four years, after that the lobbyist has an open door to government and the constituent has been told to sit down and shut up.” He quips, with his characteristic wit: “I quit drinking 10 years ago and it was too soon.” But, despite any discouragement, McLeod is driven to keep working towards a sustainable food supply. He remarks, this time deadly serious: “I see that little kid and I can’t let it go.”

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began purchasing horses and caring for them while searching for permaTucked away in a quiet stand of nent homes. With this idea she went trees behind a subdivision in the on to start the B.C. Horse Angels, south-west of Salmon Arm, a herd which was registered as a non-profit of horses roam happily in their in 2017. fenced-in clearing. A pleasant breeze “There are probably about 100 carries the unmistakable mixture of horses a year being saved, some other hay, oats and the musky scent of the people took them in and helped, but horses as they idly nibble at a bit of I was paying for it all, my bank acgrass, swishing their tails side-to-side count just went right down to nothto ward off pesky flies. These horses ing,” she says. “We’re slowly trying look healthy and happy; from the to build up to ideally 5,000 members proud geldings to the caring mares across the province, we want to be coaxing along their little foals, they able to take care of any horse in B.C. look like animals that any horse-lov- that needs to be taken care of.” er would be proud to own. Aside from rescuing and re-homHowever, the truth is that these ing these horses, one of her goals is horses were destined not for a life out to create awareness of an industry in the field, but to be shipped off to that operates largely out of the pubslaughter for human consumption. lic eye, taking advantage of loose Belinda Lyall, founder of the B.C. regulations in Canada to make a Horse Angels, makes daily trips to profit. what she calls her little piece of paraA loophole that Lyall says allows dise in Salmon Arm to care for hors- the Canadian horse slaughter ines she has rescued from slaughter. dustry to thrive is in the inspection Currently, she has over process. The Canadian 30 horses in her care Food Inspection AgenI think owners which she looks after cy (CFIA) requires food while attempting to find take their horses to animals to be raised free them permanent homes. auction thinking of substances unsafe for Her first encounthat they are going humans. Many drugs ter with the industry given to horses would she rallies against was to get bought and cause a red flag in an at a horse auction in find a home. A lot inspection, but the doc1998, and she says this umentation in Canada of horse owners glimpse into the prac- aren’t aware of this allows for buyers to tice made her realize feign ignorance of unshe didn’t know the true slaughter which is safe substances. shocking to me. extent of the industry. Horses sold for meat In Canada, upwards of in Canada must be reg60,000 horses a year are istered with an Equine sent to slaughter, their Information Document meat being exported (EID), and the seller largely to Europe and must disclose whether Belinda Lyall Japan. the animal has been adBC HORSE “I went to my first ministered medications ANGELS auction where I saw while in their care. Beall these horses, they cause the kill-buyers act were loading them up as a sort of middle-man, in the double-decker trucks that they can say these horses have not would come and pick them up, it been given any unsafe substances was just horrific,” she says. “I think while in their care. This allows them that’s when I went from being real- to pass a CFIA inspection because ly naive in general. If anyone had records of medication are lost in told me about this before, I would the paper shuffle between multiple have thought it was all a conspiracy buyers. theory.” Lyall believes that a more robust In the years to come, she worked documentation and inspection proto stop horses from selling to buyers cess of horses used for meat would who send them to the slaughterhouse. essentially stonewall the industry in These people, known as kill-buyers, Canada. attend auctions to buy horses in bulk “They claim that we’ve taken care to be sold to the slaughterhouse for of it because the owner says no a profit, often unbeknownst to their drugs, and the kill buyer says ‘nope original owners. I don’t know about any drugs,’ and “I think owners take their horses to then they get slaughtered. So, it’s auction thinking that they are going just a joke. If they had to actually to get bought and find a home. A provide long-term documentation lot of horse owners aren’t aware of that all these horses have had these this slaughter which is shocking to drugs they could no longer legally me,” she says. do it,” she says. In an effort to prevent this, Lyall Jodi Brak Salmon Arm Observer

Belinda Lyall, founder of the B.C Horse Angels, makes daily trips to care for over 30 horses she has rescued and put up for adoption. She is pictured here with Bunny, a young mare who is just closing in on her first birthday. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)


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What do a lethal retro salon chair, a friendly kidnapping, sudden superpowers and Salmon Arm have in common? The answer is each will have a role to play in Abracadavers, a science fiction/ drama/dark comedy series that goes into production early May, and is expected to air on Telus Optik TV on Demand towards the end of the summer. The independently produced Abracadavers revolves around Chris, an old salon chair and a road trip with friends to small communities throughout Alberta and B.C.– including a stop in Salmon Arm sometime in late May. “The show follows Chris, who is my character, whose mother dies in a hair salon chair accident – a very niche market, but hear me out,” explains Abracadavers actor/executive producer Griffin Cork. “Chris’ character has OCD (obsessive com-

Griffin Cork as Chris catches up with his friends/kidnappers while filming the pilot to the upcoming super-powered road trip series Abracadavers, which will be filming in Salmon Arm sometime late May. (Kenya Weaver photo) pulsive disorder), so he starts getting very compulsive about the chair and won’t leave it. So his friends go, mmm, we need to get him away from this, so they take him on this summer road trip. “But he won’t leave without the chair because it reminds him of his mother. So they take the chair with him and, along the way, they start – without giving too much away – experiencing very supernatural powers and abilities with very

shady organizational folk following them and things unfold.” Packed together in an old Chevy Astro van, Chris and friends Gabriel (Jordan Wright), Maria (Courtney Charnock), Allie and Paul (being recast), along with the salon chair, are scheduled to visit a few Salmon Arm locations. “I believe we’re set up at a Salmon Arm residence and a Salmon Arm business I think and the surrounding countryside and high-

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Giacommetti work brought to life in Final Portrait JOANNE SARGENT Cinemaphile American writer James Lord was a chronicler of 20th Century Art and frequently befriended the artists he wrote about. In Paris, in 1964, while visiting the acclaimed artist Alberto Giacometti, Lord was asked to sit for “a quick portrait sketch on canvas.” He was flattered, but reticent as he was to return to the U.S. the next day. Giacometti assured him it would only take a few hours. Lord ended up posing for 18 days, and rescheduled his flights home many times, until Alberto finally declared that he had a canvas he could “add no more to.” Out of the experience, James Lord wrote a 600 page memoir entitled, A Giacometti Portrait, an account of the creation of the painting. Stanley Tucci’s biopic, Final Portrait, is the adaptation of that memoir. Much of the movie takes place in Giacometti’s cluttered, ramshackle “compound” in Paris, containing his studio and his liv-

ing quarters. Except for a few restaurant visits and strolls in the cemetery, the “action” happens in the studio, focused on the torturous process as Giacometti tries to capture the soul of his subject. As Alberto begins, then discards the painting again and again, we see the artist perpetually unsatisfied with his work. His relentless self-doubt puzzles Lord who supposes that Giacometti’s success ought to have erased that. But Alberto agonizes over each brushstroke, and creative compulsion and intensity keep him from finding peace. During his time modelling, James (and ergo, the audience) becomes privy to the complex relationships Giacometti has with his loyal brother and assistant Diego, his dutiful, very drawn-looking and under-appreciated wife Annette, and Caroline, a local prostitute who is his mistress and apparent muse. Strong acting makes this an interesting exploration of the artist’s

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the best known of Giacometti’s works on canvas. It is in a private collection. Final Portrait plays at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the Salmar Classic. For those who missed the Shuswap Film Society presentation of Indian Horse, the Salmar Classic is bringing it back to run Friday, May 4 to Thursday, May 10. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

its evasiveness, puffing on his ever-present cigarette. Armie Hammer does a fine job as the young American whose patience is tested by the artist’s pressing for “just one more” sitting. It is the artistic struggle and the mysterious existential nature of it that provides the drama in Final Portrait. The portrait of James Lord that this film depicts is among

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Events promote Mental Health Week The Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap-Revelstoke is gearing up for its annual Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser with a couple of events to help celebrate Mental Health Week in Salmon Arm. On Monday, May 7, the CMHA Shuswap-Revelstoke hosts a cupcake give away at the Ross Street Plaza between 11:30 and 1 p.m. Along with the more than 100 cupcakes that will be handed out, there will be music, movement, medita-

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Funds raised from the 2018 ride will continue to promote the mental health of everyone in the community. “We want our youth to have access to health services including mental health so this generation of young people and generations to come can thrive in our community,” says the CMHA in a statement. CMHA Shuswap-Revelstoke champions good mental health for everyone and supports the full participation of those with mental

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with music and film Putting your feelings for your mother into words can be difficult. Luckily for you, if she loves music and movies, you can let the inspired words of various artists express those feelings for you. Here are a few wonderful songs you can dedicate to your mother on this special day: • A Song for Mama, by Boyz II Men • Hey Mama, by Kanye West • Mama, by Il Divo • Mama Liked the Roses, by Elvis Presley • Mama Said, by Metallica • The Baby, by Blake Shelton • The Perfect Fan, by Backstreet Boys

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Would you like to take your Mom out for Mother’s Day? Here are a few suggestions for an unforgettable time: • An afternoon at the spa (or a full day). • A day trip (or entire weekend) to your mom’s destination of choice. • An outing to Mom’s favourite shops (with a stop for treats and coffee). • An evening at the movies, the opera or the theatre — or maybe even a karaoke bar! • Brunch at a nice hotel restaurant (somewhere with the best eggs benedict in town). Be sure to take lots of pictures so you can fondly look back on a memora ble day.

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Self employment can be a good option NAN DICKIE Opening Our Eyes Employment is a necessity for many adults. Those of us who live with mental disorders cannot always choose full-time employment. If our illness is episodic, there will be times when we have diminished intellectual and/or motor capabilities. We cannot always rely on our constant availability for, or ability to, work. I can write about this with credibility through my own personal experience: I was self-employed as a business and technical writer for 15 years between my year-long episodes of clinical depression. It wasn’t easy, but it was possible and I managed it, with some challenges to be sure. Many people with

mental disorders (especially mood disorders) turn to self-employment. For some it is the only option. Self-employed individuals are those who “work for themselves” offering, for instance, contracting or consulting services, or a product of some sort through homebased businesses. The self-employed person may sell his or her services or goods independently or through an agency. Whether one enjoys a healthy mental life, or lives with a mental disorder, there is not, for most, much security in self-employment. One has to save for one’s own retirement, prepare for lean times (there are very few sick leave or disability benefits available for the

self-employed), pay for one’s own dental and physiotherapy services. There is, to date, no union to speak for, and support, the self-employed. On top of that, one has to market one’s skills to potential clients, which carries a good deal of stress. Self-employment is clearly a challenge. Having said the above, for those of us with a mental (specifically mood) disorder, self-employment is often viable way to meet our financial needs to support our families and ourselves, especially given our episodes of depression or mania. For us, there are distinct advantages to self-employment. We can often work our own hours, and work at least part of the time at home, which allows us to take the necessary breaks or naps we may require. We can remove ourselves from the workforce when our illness mani-

fests. We can ease back into the working world when we are ready. There are special responsibilities for those of us with mood disorders who are in the workforce. We must closely monitor our cycles of mental health, as episodes of mood disorders do not usually follow a set schedule. We must be realistic about our capabilities at all times. We may have to ask ourselves: Is it time to quit this contract (because of a decline in mental health)?

Am I well enough to return to work (when we are in the recovery phase of an episode)? We must ensure that our frailties, and our vulnerabilities to episodes, do not have a negative impact on others. We face special risks by choosing self-employment. Very often we have no idea when the next episode may strike. We may have to quit a contract, or stop selling, when we fall ill, because we are not able to meet commitments of the job.

It is often difficult to tell when we are well enough to return to work after an episode. We may try to return to work when we are not yet mentally fit. These are the advantages, special responsibilities and risks that people with mental illness face in choosing self-employment. It’s a major challenge, but we are fortunate to have this option. Paid work helps us to be self-sufficient. Paid work improves our quality of life by increasing our self-es-

teem. And our work benefits society, for when we are able to work, we are contributing, productive members of the community. We all gain. -Nan Dickie is the facilitator of a peerled depression support group in Salmon Arm. Meetings are held the first and third Mondays at Askews Uptown community room at noon. Everyone, including supporters, welcome. Info:; 250 8323733.


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Appreciating Cec’s Cabin As ski season winds down, medals earned at national championships a highlight. TRAIL TAILS Marcia Beckner The final column in the ski season is always difficult. There’s so many emotions and memories wrapped up in the hill, the events, the people, the activities, the chalet, its expansion, the snow that just kept coming and coming and is hard-pressed to leave. Jim’s and my record for skiing the Larch Hills is May 17th with Pentti Vakeva many years ago. Eleanor Marshall recalls skiing on the May long weekend one year. We shall see what transpires this year. I am convinced we will find enough skiable snow – with our rock skis – somewhere on the hill up to the end of May! John Thornbury of Blind Bay reports that in late April about four years ago he was skiing up Sky Trail on a sunny day when a snowstorm hit about three-quarters of the way up. Not dressed for a late April snow, John carried on quickly to Cec’s Cabin where he put on a fire to warm up. As soon as the fire took hold the sun came out! Cec’s Cabin has since its completion in 1988

been a destination spot for skiers – a place to settle in on the porch bench to have tea or lunch, a cabin in which to warm up if chilled, a lovely cozy cabin in which to overnight, site of the very welcoming aid station in the Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet’s 30-kilometre event. The cabin has quite the history. Back in 1987 Larch Hills Ski Club member Cec Pulsifer decided to build a cabin at the farthest end of the trail system, an idea enthusiastically supported by the membership. With help from LH members, Cec finished the cabin in 1988. It immediately became “Cec’s Cabin.” Not long after, Cec and his wife relocated to Nova Scotia and we were left with his wonderful legacy. A couple of weeks ago Peter Barrs stopped us in the LH parking lot: “Do you know Cec of Cec’s Cabin?” he asked. Like, rather well – Cec Pulsifer! Turns out Peter was visiting his mother in a seniors’ home in Wolfville, Nova Scotia recently and she suggested Peter meet a fellow resident from

From the Larch Hills Nordic Society’s scrapbooks, Cec Pulsifer and Gullan Hansen are pictured at the thennew Cec’s Cabin in the late ’80s. (Photo contributed) Salmon Arm. It was Cec Pulsifer of Cec’s Cabin, Larch Hills. Cec regaled him with stories of Tom Hansen and John Thielman delivering logs to the building site and the building of “his” cabin. In fact, the second of his two bedrooms in his residence has a sign over the door: Cec’s Cabin – with skiing memorabilia and photos/articles on the building of the cabin. Gullan Hansen sent me to the Larch Hills scrapbooks years 198688 where I found photos of Cec and crew building the cabin. What a treasure – and great legacy of one of the original Larch Hills’ enthusiastic volunteers. Larch Hills has made its mark on the national scene. First, Larch Hills racing team showed its colours at the national championships in Thunder Bay

in March. A highlight was Maggie Rodwell and Maggie Beckner – fondly dubbed “The Maggies” by the event announcer – racing to the podium in their Juvenile Girls races. Maggie Rodwell came home with two bronze medals and Maggie Beckner with a fourth and fifth. Congrats gals! In addition, the Larch Hills Nordic Society has been named #7 in Nordic ski clubs nationally, measured in a number of fields. Gotta be proud of that! Great fun to hear from our famous Paralympian champion Natalie Wilkie that she received a phone call from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau upon her return to Salmon Arm after her successes in PyeongChang. Until next ski season... Happy spring!

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Putting up their dukes for a good cause Bulldogs Boxing’s Hit 2 Fit charity event enters round two on Saturday, May 5. Jodi Brak Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm, put on your spiffiest clothes and prepare to sit ringside as fellow townsfolk throw down in support of local charities and non-profits. Bulldogs Boxing’s Hit 2 Fit charity boxing event is coming into its second year in 2018, complete with new competitors and a new venue. Fighters will be raising their gloves in support of charities ranging from the SPCA to SAFE Society, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Shuswap hospitals, the Salmon Arm Rescue Unit and more on Saturday, May 5 at the Salmon Arm Secondary School’s Sullivan Campus. Beyond simply a boxing event or fundraiser, Bulldogs Box-

ing owner and head coach Peggy Maerz hopes Hit 2 Fit can bring Salmon Arm together and showcase the hard work of charitable organizations in the community. “We’re hoping to educate people on what charities in our community are in need of support, and what is available to provide support. Some people don’t even know where that support is, they need the help but they don’t know where to turn,” Maerz says. Maerz adds the event serves as a way to show the community boxing isn’t out of reach to the average person. “We’ve done a number of small fundraisers, and we wanted to showcase boxing and what boxing looks like other than the perception that it’s a brutal sport – and show that

anybody can do it,” she says. In her many years of experience in the world of boxing, Maerz has seen many who thought the sport would be too tough for them. Many of the Hit 2 Fit participants are new to boxing and she wants them to learn the sport in a safe environment. “When we’re in the ring we’re all on the same level, we all go through the same motions, and watching them grow is so rewarding,” she says. “Nobody wants to look like a fool in there, nobody wants to get beat up in front of all their buddies, and they need reassurance just like the little boxers.” Like many sports that might be called ‘extreme,’ boxing is described by many as

addictive, like a drug. “They’re making comments about that, like it’s so much more than boxing, like, ‘I’ve learned so much about myself, I’ve grown so much as a person, I feel so fantastic about myself,’” Maerz says. “It isn’t just about getting in the ring and proving they can do it. For so many of them it’s really about the bigger picture which is exactly the point.” The Hit 2 Fit fundraiser will be held May 5 at the Salmon Arm Secondary School’s Sullivan Campus. In stark contrast to the athletic garb donned by participants, spectators are expected to be dressed up to the nines. After all, it is a black-tie event. “People looking good, feeling good, there really is some-

thing to that,” Maerz says of the dress code. “And I wanted the athletes to see that level of respect, I think they deserve that. People think that what they’re doing is important enough to dust off their bright and shiny’s and get beautiful. It just sets the tone, it’s a beautiful tone. And frankly, Salmon Arm, what other opportunity do you have to get dressed up?” While the dinner portion of the event is sold out, there are still tickets available for the boxing matches. They may be purchased for $30 in person at Bulldogs Boxing or at the door. The main event starts at 7 p.m. Observer reporter Jim Elliot, title holder in the 2017 Hit 2 Fit event, will return to defend his title.

There are many weeds that feed SIMPLY FOOD Afke Zonderland Green fields and vibrant reds and yellows from tulips and daffodils are a feast for the eye every spring. Perhaps not so welcome is the proliferous spread of yellow dandelions in your lawn or stinging nettles in a field. Dandelions are especially abundant in the early spring to provide many bee varieties their first real fresh pollen and nectar. Us mere humans who can, thanks to modern shipping, have access to fresh food yearround might give these bright yellow beauties a second look as an important and timely addition to our salad greens or smoothies. Both dandelions and stinging nettles are considered spring’s super foods. They

purify the blood and give our organs a wash and rinse to activate a scrub down from the inside out. You can find me snipping choice leafy greens around our yard early in the morning to add to last years’ blend of frozen berries and cucumbers. I like to add a slice of lemon with peel and half an avocado to the blender for a delicious nutrition packed start to the day. You can substitute nettles in favour of spinach in most recipes if you pick just the mild and tender tips. Don’t forget to wear rubber gloves! Benefits of sipping dandelion root juice or tea made from the whole plant. • Protects your bones. High in calcium and Vitamin K. There

is increasing evidence that Vitamin K is a grand soldier that mineralizes our bones and is needed for proper blood clotting. It also helps maintain brain function. • The vitamins and nutrients present in dandelions help cleanse our livers and keep them working properly. • Helps people with diabetes by stimulating the production of insulin by the pancreas and keeping blood sugars low. • The milky white substance from the inside of the stem works dandy to relieve itchiness from eczema, ringworms and psoriasis. • Just one cup of tea will provide you with 100 per cent of your daily value of Vitamin A. Good food for your eyes and respiratory infections. Be sure to pick your dandelions in an area that has not been sprayed with an her-

bicide or is a favorite pee spot for your pets! I tend to leave a few mature dandelion roots behind the house and on the edge of the raspberry row. It is an atrocious practice to contract out for a weed and feed application, but what does one do if after years of neglect your lawn has gone wild with dandelions, yarrow, broadleaf plantain and white clover? The bees loving a feast of pollen from the summer flowering white clover are getting under bare feet with painful cries from the little ones. I caved last year and put a manicured green lawn ahead of principled bee friendly permaculture practices. Ouch, feeling a bit droopy on that one. Wild Herbs Salad • 2 handful stinging nettles leaves (the leaves of the top 5cm of the plant) • 2 handful dandeli-

on greens the younger leaves • 3 – 4 large Romain lettuce leaves • 1 tbsp. crumbled goat feta • 1 small handful of cranberries • 4 tbsp. balsamic vinegar • 4 tbsp. quality olive oil • 1 pinch salt • 1 tbsp. honey • Wash nettles, wrap in a dishtowel and knead, so that they no longer burn. Chop small the nettles. • Wash and chop dandelion leaves. • Wash Romaine lettuce leaves and tear in bite size pieces • In the salad bowl, mix the vinegar with about 0.4cup {100 ml} of water, add salt and honey and mix until both have dissolved. • Add the wild herbs to the vinegar mix in the bowl and mix well with the olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste • Top with cranberries and feta.

Hit 2 Fit boxers Mallory Sisson (left) and Garnette Davidson (right) spar before Saturday’s big event. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)


The North Okanagan-Shuswap Brain Injury Society (NOSBIS) AGM will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Salmon Arm Downtown Activity Centre. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the AGM will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. Doors will close at 4:30 p.m. All members and the public are invited to attend. New candidates interested in being on the Board of Directors are required to submit their intention, in writing, to NOSBIS’s office, located at 360 Ross Street, by May 14th, 2018. All nominees are requested to submit a biography and CV for inclusion in the AGM information package which will be available during the AGM. All nominees must be members of the Society. Nominees with legal, administration, and fundraising skills and experience are encouraged to stand for election. The Board of Directors elections will be held during the AGM. Annual memberships will be renewed at the door prior to commencement of the AGM ($2.00 for clients, $2.00 for primary caregiver; $10.00 for general membership).

BERTHA As Volunteer Co-ordinator for SOBC–Salmon Arm, Bertha is the go-to-person for all the volunteers. She says that being on the Board and helping coach the Bocce team are highlights in her life; watching the athletes play their hearts out and improve is rewarding. She is amazed by the dedication of the athletes to their sport. Her son is an athlete in Special Olympics and she expresses joy in watching the incredible camaraderie that’s developed over the years. If you would like to know more about volunteering, contact her. Email:

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The annual Salty Dog 6 hour Enduro mountain bike race will take place on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at South Canoe trails located at 10th Ave. and 70th Street SE. The trails and Metford Forest Service Road will be closed for this event from 6am until 6pm on those days under approval by City of Salmon Arm and BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Saturday May 12th bike demo’s by Norco, Giant, Rocky Mountain & Kona at South Canoe Trail head. The organizers encourage Salmon Arm residents to come out and spectate or contact Skookum Cycle & Ski Ltd. at 250-832-7368 if interested in volunteering to work at this fun annual event.

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Grass fire burns two hectares Crews called out Thursday evening, April 26 to battle blaze. Tracy Hughes Salmon Arm Observer

The BC Wildfire Service was called out Thursday evening, April 26, to help battle a grass fire near Chase, the second this fire season. Six firefighters were sent out to assist the Adams Lake Volunteer Fire Department in fighting the fire. Five of those firefighters were back the next morning to continue fire protection efforts. The fire was visible from the Trans-Canada Highway between Chase and Pritchard near the Chase-Falkland Road and west of the Bear’s Den Esso. It appeared to be burning in an open field and moving into a treeline on the rural property. No structures were threatened. The BC Wildfire Service reported that the fire was person-caused and said the size of the blaze was estimated at two hectares. Jody Lucius, a fire information officer with the Kamloops Fire Centre, says spring fires are not unusual, but things are drying out quickly, increasing the fire risk.

A view of flames burning behind a treeline near Chase on Thursday, April 26. (Rick Koch photo) “It’s getting warmer and the grass is curing quickly and becoming dry already, so we ask that people be extra cautious with fire or anything that could ignite a fire,” she says. “While some areas may be facing flooding, the landscape of this forest district is very varied and low lying areas are already getting dry.” This is the second grass fire which burned out of control in the Chase area so far this year.

Crews from the BC Wildfire Service join the Adams Lake fire department in working to extinguish the grass fire near Chase. (Rick Koch photo)

Prohibited weapons removed from shelves Self-defence keychains similar to brass knuckles found. Jim Elliot Salmon Arm Observer

A Chase-area business is cooperating with police after the RCMP found it was unknowingly selling prohibited

weapons. When officers visited the business on April 17, they found cat’s eyes self-defence keychains being sold. “These items are similar in design to brass

knuckles, a device with a band of metal or hard material with finger holes designed to fit over the fingers of the hand,” a news release from the Chase RCMP

states. The business cooperated with removing the items from sale so no charges will be laid. Chase RCMP recommend that anyone

who purchased these items turn them into the police or have them destroyed, as possessing devices similar to brass knuckles is illegal in Canada.

Drunk man charged with reckless use of gun Jim Elliot Salmon Arm Observer

Chase RCMP took an intoxicated man into custody for recklessly firing a rifle on

Saturday, April 7. At approximately 8 p.m., police received a report that a man was firing a rifle from a residence on Arnouse Lane

in Lee Creek. The shots had been directed close to people nearby. Police located a rifle after a search of the residence and took a 50-year-old

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Changes to recycling in Chase

Recyclable items must not be contaminated with food. Martha Wickett Salmon Arm Observer

Still a little bit of yogurt left in that yogurt container? Don’t try and recycle it. Some plastic film? Not recyclable. A tin can with pasta sauce on the bottom? Also not recyclable. The rules for recycling in Chase have tightened up, due to changes in the global recycling situation. Joni Heinrich, chief administrative officer for the Village of Chase, explains that for many years the village has had a mixed recycling system where residences and a few small businesses could put all their recyclables into one bin for curbside recycling. Those recyclables would then be taken to a Thompson Nicola Regional District depot in Pritchard. A company in Kamloops would take the recyclables and sell them to other

companies. However, because of shifts in the global recycling market, that company is now having trouble getting rid of mixed recyclables. If there is any contamination whatsoever, Heinrich says, the companies they sell to won’t take them. “So basically we’ve been told by the TNRD, for our recycling pickup, they can still take it to their depot, but right now they have trouble taking it anywhere else.” That means that any recycling that comes from Chase must be without contamination, so that the TNRD will eventually be able to sell it. “When they sell their big piles of tins to whomever, those buyers are saying, it can’t have any contamination.” Without contamination means it must meet all the guidelines set out for recycling

in Chase, such as no glass, no food contamination, only the permitted recycling numbers for plastic, and more. The village will have employees come around and take a look at the curbside pickup containers to ensure that the recyclables are not contaminated. If they are, they won’t be picked up and they will be tagged explaining why. Heinrich says the village is waiting to get on with Recycle BC, but that likely won’t happen until early 2019. When that happens, “they will take our mix, but we can’t have any contaminants. No glass, no film plastic, no food…” Another recycling change is that the large bin the TNRD supplied at the Chase arena has been removed, a move that has left some residents angry.

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Hints for getting prepared for flooding As snowpacks melt and water levels rise, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District is reminding residents to consider the following tips and information to stay safe: • Floods can be slow or fast-rising, but generally develop over a period of hours or days. The Village of Chase advises residents that sand and sandbags are available outside the

Chase Public Works gate (to one side of Chase Creek Falls Parking Area) 24/7 if anyone is in need. Please note there is no high stream advisory on Chase Creek – this is merely a preventative measure. • Residents can stay informed of streamflow advisories. Check with River Forecast Centre for updated information. • Drive carefully —

if you are planning to travel, follow current highway conditions and any road closures. Check DriveBC before you set off. • Never try to drive through floodwater. Water can be deeper than it appears, and levels can rise very quickly. • If you are going to be camping or walking, also avoid small creeks and rivers as their channels tend

to be narrow and can fill up quickly. Also, eroded banks result in unstable ground. Most importantly, keep children and pets away from stream banks. • Stay alert for changing conditions, particularly if you live in low-lying areas or near waterways. • Always follow the instructions of emergency officials. • It is a good idea to organize your emer-

gency kit containing important documents, prescription medication, a flashlight and first aid kit. Emergency preparedness information can be found at PreparedBC. To report severe flooding in your area, contact the Emergency Management BC Emergency Coordination Centre Reporting Line 1-800-663-3456.

Shuswap Experience Third Annual Trade Show, Saturday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Art Holding Memorial Arena. Historical Tours, Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., tour Chase with David Lepsoe and VicSkijie. Candlelight Vigil, Friday May 11, short commemoration of Vimy

Ridge at 7 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. The Chase Lion’s Club will be hosting its 50th annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast on May 13, 8 to 11 a.m. at the Chase Community Hall. Kamloops Lions will be on hand with their huge outdoor grill. Mothers will get in free and everyone else will be by donation. All

profit will be donated to the Kamloops Hospice. Don’t forget to get your splash park tickets, as the draw for the West Jet tickets will be done at 11 a.m. at the hall. Chase and District K’Fair for children entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2018 is a great way to get your child ready for school. It features fun and in-

teractive health and wellness booths, kindergarten entry booster shots, free lunch for the kindergarteners and a fun zone. The fair is held Wednesday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chase Community Hall. Story Time at Chase Library, Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. Jam Night, Wednes-

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The declining status of our fish and game SHUSWAP OUTDOORS Hank Shelley Holy smokes, a wild turkey struttin it’s stuff near the Salmon Arm golf course? Yep! Sure as the Lord made little green apples, there it was. How’d it get there is anyone’s guess. A few seasons back, come spring, I received a call from a chap out Mallory Road way (Gardom Lake) about nine of the big birds flying in and demol-

ishing his neighbors garden. What should he do? Capture them in his barn, then we will turn them loose out Deep Creek way? First I phoned Doug Jury, a biologist in Kamloops. He adamatly said do not do it. As the birds multiply, they will be a major problem to crops, farms and rural living. A few years back a group of three were let loose alongside the

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highway south of Enderby. Domesticated, the coyotes got them. But as our climate changes, it is having a dramatic impact on our fish and wildlife. For the Marriam’s wild turkeys, they are on the move, extending range from the Kootenays to the Okanagan. Elk are finding new digs here as they migrate to cooler climes. For each increasing degree in temperature, it will have a bearing on wildlife, and down the road, some species will survive, and others will struggle. But there is more, At

There is an increase in predation on newborns by wolves and bears etc. In the Bonaparte Plateau north of Kamloops, of the 140 collared moose cows calves, 35 per cent were taken by coyotes, eight per cent by wolves, and one collared grizzly bear. A GPS Go Pro showed 32 elk moose calves devoured. In other words, if all hunting were to stop, the increase in survival rates of young animals to survive to maturity would remain the same, due to predation, habitat loss and

human activity. How are our trout doing is another question. On the Big Shuswap, reports tell me were getting a lot of “skinny fish”, or underweight specimen. Rainbows depend on salmon fry for protein and nutrients to be healthy robust fish. With sub-dominant runs of sockeye, chinook returning from their natal streams, as well a growing population of lake trout, and large course fish taking their toll on salmon fry, this reduces a valuable food for rainbows. Also there is more

pressure on the trout from a groing number of anglers out there after the “big ones.” Athough angling has been good, a lot of smaller rainbows have been reported as well. Most anglers know a keeper has to be 50 centimetres and recorded. More boat checks are planned for the upcoming season, by CO’s as well. Include is Mara Lake and Mabel lake and now the Shuswap river on tubers. Last season, 764 vessels, and 1,549 folks were checked with 101 charges and 748 warning issued.

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On Monday we were treated to two pieces of public performance art, one by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the other by Mahmoud Abbas, the closest thing the Palestinians have to an agreed national leader (which is not very close). Both performances were beyond bizarre, and taken together they demonstrate how politicians whose lives are dominated by the Arab-Israeli dispute are ultimately reduced to self-caricature. Abbas’s contribution was a rambling 90-minute speech to the Palestinian National Council, the (unelected) legislature of the Palestine Liberation Organization. It’s the first full meeting of the Council in 22 years, and an attempt by Abbas to restore some legitimacy to his own position as President of the Palestinian Authority. The ‘peace process’ has been dead for twenty years. President Trump is moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv up to Jerusalem despite anguished Palestinian protests. Hamas, the Islamist rival to Ab-

bas’s Fatah movement, controls the Gaza Strip and almost half the Palestinian population in the occupied territories, and it doesn’t even deign to send delegates to Abbas’s meeting. So what was Abbas’s speech about? History. Not even real history. Fantasy history, in which the Jews of Europe brought the Holocaust down upon themselves by choosing to fulfill a specific (and lucrative) ‘social function’. Whatever Abbas may believe privately – and he may not believe much of anything after thirty years in the Hall of Mirrors that is Palestinian politics – he would once have known better than to say such vile nonsense in public. But all hope is gone, and there is nothing useful left to say, so he just dredges up the weary old Holocaust denial stuff he played with as a student and serves it raw to an equally despairing audience. Binyamin Netanyahu, by contrast, is on the winning side, and his contribution on Monday was an up-market, updated version of his celebrated performance at the United Nations in 2012. That was when he showed the General Assembly a child-like drawing of a bomb

(the kind 19th-century terrorists used to throw, with a fizzing fuse at the top) and warned the diplomats that Iran would have a nuclear weapon by 2013. In 2015 Tehran agreed to allow strict international inspections to guarantee that no work on nuclear weapons, even of the most preliminary sort, would be done for the next ten years. Netanyahu, who is paranoid on the subject, would have greatly preferred a ‘pre-emptive’ attack on Iran – and now he has an ally in Donald Trump, who also wants to kill the 2015 deal. So Bibi did another show-and-tell performance on prime-time Israeli television, all in English and aimed at the global audience, in which he sorta kinda claimed that Iran was cheating on the agreement and still working on nuclear weapons. One of the visuals even said (in metre-high letters) “Iran lied”. Netanyahu didn’t lie, of course; politicians seldom do. He just stood in front of aerial photos and images of documents and talked about recently acquired Iranian secret documents that showed the country had an active nuclear weapons programme. And it was all true – except that the

Iranian programme in question was mostly closed down in 2003, and completely dead by 2009. “There was nothing there,” said Alexandra Bell, senior policy director at the Centre for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. “There was nothing the International Atomic Energy Agency didn’t know, and all the theatrics and circa-2004 PowerPoint were a bit silly.” So why did Netanyahu do it? Partly it was to provide something resembling a justification for his friend Trump’s forthcoming abandonment of the 2015 Iran deal. People who were not paying close attention might walk away from Netanyahu’s dogand-pony show thinking he had proved that Iran was cheating on its commitments. But mainly he did it because he lives in a political environment so polarised, so toxic, that people who are immersed in it gradually lose touch with reality. Even as Netanyahu carefully manipulated the facts in order to create a false impression, at another level he probably believed that he was expressing a deeper truth. He’s a winner, not a loser, but he is just as much trapped on the wheel as Abbas.

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Lawrence Edmund Russell March 8, 1923 -April 21, 2018 Lawrence was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, predeceased by wife, Dorothy (2013) and sister, Joy Carlberg. A loving father, grandfather, great grandfather whom peacefully passed away at the age of 95 in Eagle Ridge Hospital. He will be greatly missed by sons Ralph (Heather), Richard and Dan, daughter Janet Matsui (Wayne), grandchildren Jordan (Aly), Will (Christina), Justin (Anne), great grandchildren Ava and Kennedy Matsui. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Arbor Chapel, Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC. In Lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the charity of your choice.

Hank van Geuns October 26, 1919 – May 3, 1998 20 years have come and gone since you left us. Not one day of those years has gone by when you have not been in our thoughts. Always loved. Always remembered. Ineke, Marion, and Kathleen

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Brian passed away April 11 with his best friend and companion of 30 years, Bonnie, by his side. WHEN I’M GONE When I come to the end of my journey And I travel my last weary mile, Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned And remember only my smile. Forget unkind words I have spoken; Remember some good I have done, Forget that I ever had a heartache And remember I’ve had loads of fun. Forget that I have stumbled and blundered And sometimes fell by the way. Remember I have fought some hard battles And won, ere the close of the day, Then forget to grieve for my going, I would not have you sad for a day, But in summer just gather some owers And pick a good place where they should lay And come in the evening When the sun paints the sky in the west, Stand for a few moments beside them And remember only my best. You will be in our hearts forever. Love Bonnie, Sonya (Jamie), Vicki (Kurt), Brayden and Brooklyn. Brian’s request no service.

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Irene passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 81 years. She was born December 26, 1936 in McMurdo, BC to the late Wasyl and Anna Chudoba. She was raised and graduated high school in Revelstoke, BC and trained and worked as an x-ray technician at Vancouver General Hospital for 35 years. She is survived by her loving husband Percy Harkness and family At Irene’s request, a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Share online memories and condolences through Irene’s obituary at www.ďŹ

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Gail Joanne Murphy, age 75, passed away after a brief struggle with ovarian cancer on March 1, 2018 in Vernon, BC. Gail was born on October 22, 1942 in Alix, Alberta to the late Flora and Gordon Wilton. Gail is survived by her brother Gregg (Brenda) Wilton of Calgary, Alberta as well as her two daughters, Michelle (Lorrie) Goodrick of Sorrento, BC and Leah Wilcox of Calgary, Alberta, three grandchildren: Kira, Kora and Kayle, one great grandchild Logan as well as several nieces and nephews. Although Gail didn’t grow up in Enderby, she had made it her home after living several places in Alberta and BC. She worked for several years at the Credit Union and then after retirement she volunteered at the Enderby Museum and continued to be active in the community. Gail loved theatre and music and did her best to get out and participate in live music whenever she got the chance. She also had a lifelong goal of travelling to see other places and ďŹ nally got to realize that goal later in life with trips to Mexico, Australia, Italy and most recently a trip to Ireland, Scotland and England with her daughters to see where her family came from before they immigrated to Canada. And although Gail loved seeing other countries, the one trip she continued to remember fondly was the cross Canada trip she took with her late husband Nelson Wilcox, her parents and her two daughters back in the 70’s when they all piled into one car pulling a tent trailer and travelled from coast to coast. Gail requested no funeral service, but instead wished to have a memorial tea. The tea will be held at Enderby & District Senior Citizens Society in Enderby, BC (250838-7541) May 11, 2018, 2-4pm. The family would like to thank all of those who cared for her during her illness. In lieu of owers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to the Enderby Museum or any other charitable organization of your choice. Share memories and condolences online through Gail’s obituary at www.ďŹ

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Information Shuswap Recreation Society

NOTICE OF 2018  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Board of Directors of the Shuswap Recreation Society hereby gives notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at 7:30 A.M. on the 22nd day of May, 2018 in the Shaw Centre Multi-Purpose Room at 2600 – 10th Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, British Columbia for the following purposes: 1. To review and adopt the minutes of the May 30, 2017 Annual General Meeting. 2. To receive the report of the Directors to the Members. 3. To receive and approve the financial statements of the Society for the period ending December 31, 2017. 4. To appoint an auditor for the Society for the ensuing year. 5. To elect directors of the Society to hold office until the conclusion of the next annual general meeting of the Society. 6. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dated the 24th day of April, 2018 Salmon Arm, British Columbia

PAYROLL CLERK/BENEFITS The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District No. 83 invites qualiďŹ ed individuals to apply for the Payroll Clerk/BeneďŹ ts position. This is a full time CUPE union position and the rate of pay is $23.41 per hour. QualiďŹ cations required: t$PNQMFUJPOPG(SBEF t$BOBEJBO1BZSPMM"TTPDJBUJPODFSUJmDBUJPOBOETPNF accounting courses at the post-secondary level. t5XPZFBSTSFDFOUFYQFSJFODFJOQSPDFTTJOH computerized payroll and all related functions in a medium to large union organization. Demonstrated ability to communicate in an eective, co-operative and conďŹ dential manner. For further details, responsibilities and other skill qualiďŹ cations, please visit the Make a Future website at: Please submit a cover letter, resume and supporting documentation to by 4:00 pm on May 4, 2018. We thank all applications for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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#61, #65, #68 1510 Trans Canada Highway Saturday, May 5th 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bring loonies and toonies! Something for everyone! TAPPEN/SALMON ARM SWAP MEET Classic Cars, Part. Antiques & Collectibles SATURDAY, MAY 12TH 8:00a.m.-3:00p.m. $2 Entry Vendor spots available WHITE POST AUTO MUSEUM 250-835-2224



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Golds host rough and tumble rugby contest Jodi Brak Salmon Arm Observer

The SAS senior Golds rugby squad hosted a game against Penticton May 1, playing a neckand-neck matchup. The Golds got started on a lead in the first half, scoring two tries and holding it steady through to half-time. The early minutes of the second half were

a vicious back-andforth as multiple plays brought the ball within metres of the try-line on both ends. After a series of these back-and-forth plays it seemed Penticton found their footing, scoring two tries in quick succession thanks to a series of successful running plays. This put the Golds in a tight spot,

but the game was far from over. The remainder of the second half was rough and tumble as both teams knew the balance of the game was delicate. With just over five minutes left on the game clock, the Golds scored the fateful try that would seal the match in their favour.

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They had the ball within 10 metres of the Penticton try-line, gathered behind one player and screaming to push harder as they closed in inch-by-inch before hearing the sweet sound of the goal whistle. The Golds missed the conversion kick on their last try, setting the scoreboard at 15-14 for the last five minutes of play. By the end, the Golds were saved by the bell, so to speak. Penticton was on what seemed like a breakaway run, speeding downfield as the final whistle was blown. Final score: Golds 15 to Penticton 14.

Jr. Boys Provincial 7’s

The Junior Boys Golds rugby team won the North Okanagan to make it to the Provincial 7’s at Saint George’s School in Vancouver April 27. The Golds went head

Austin Comeault of the SAS Golds senior boys rugby team tries to make a run wide around the Penticton defenders during a game at the Jackson field in Salmon Arm May 1. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer) to head with Charles Tupper in their first game and the team put forth their best effort. Josh Bakke, Chase Henning and Spencer Paquette each scored tries in the first 14 minutes. Great running was displayed by Luke Matheson, avoiding three tackles. It was a different game against the Robert Bateman and Brentwood teams, who are both well-oiled rugby strategists and skilled players.

A quick loss to Claremont put the Golds into the playoff against Lord Byng Secondary, a favoured team in their pool. The Lord Byng team scored quickly but couldn’t contain the powerhouse of Isaac Turgeon O’Brien running at full speed before off-loading to Ashley Bakema who ran in for a try. Chase Henning then made a drop goal for two points. Rounding the corner-player, Caleb Aylard then side

stepped back inside to score under the posts, with Chase Henning coming in again for the drop goal. Byng came back to tie the game, but sprinting to the sideline was Carl Crawford within the 22metre line. He was high tackled and managed to back hand the ball to Luke Matheson who scampered into the corner for five points. The final score was 17-12. -Submitted by Greg Seed.


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Name of Nominee: __________________________________________________________

Are these qualities of someone you know that makes a positive contribution to our community?

Tell us about them!

The SUBMISSION you provide should be approximately 250 words and include information such as: length of time nominee has spent in the community; specific examples of the work and/or contribution he/she has made; community associations and memberships. Please provide references of other individuals who may be able to provide further support on the nominee’s behalf.

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Makes a positive contribution to their sport. Is exemplary in developing skills high athletic achievement.

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This person has risen above adversity or formidable challenges to become them.


This person makes a positive contribution to their community through their work. Someone who goes beyond the requirements of their job to support the community and make it a better place.


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This individual makes a positive contribution to the community by volunteering their time to one community service organization. This person is


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A youth that is 19 or under that makes a positive contribution in the community through volunteering. Someone who has committed to making a

Makes a positive contribution to the community by championing environmentally friendly initiatives. Someone who inspires others to be “green” by being a leader in ecologically sound practices.


Someone who has taken the initiative to engage a variety of local residents in an innovative or new community project or event. The initiative may assist or result in a more inclusive, engaged community.

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Synergy Basketball Club wins Lake City Tournament Jodi Brak Salmon Arm Observer

The Salmon Arm Synergy Club Basketball Program is described by Aaron Smith, one of the founders, as “a way to promote basketball and meet the competitive nature of the sport in the province in our town.” Smith has been involved with coaching and teaching since 1994, starting the Synergy program to

encourage students to participate in high-level sports and support athletic growth outside the school sports season. The Synergy club, outside of basketball training, also teaches student athletes about the importance of giving back. Their fundraising efforts have allowed Shuswap Middle School students to access a free basketball program. “I was inspired by

what my coaches taught us, about giving back,” Smith says. “The sport has given so much to us outside of the game that we owe it not just to the sport and other people but even to ourselves.” While Synergy is a club team and separate from school sports, Smith says part of their goal is to build skills and team bonds for the fall school basketball season. “Our focus is the

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school season, so spring is about us coming together and synergizing,” he says. “The word synergy is about the whole being more important than the individual, and we want to focus on the team and getting the team better.” The Synergy Club kicked off its 2018 Spring season with two weekends of tournament games in Penticton. On April 21, coach Cristie Jansen traveled with her U14 Girls’ team to compete in the Lake City Girls Tournament. It’s been four years since Synergy has had a girls team as part of their club program, now 16 girls from Grades 5 through 8 are committed to the program and the club hopes to see the girls

program grow and become more popular. At the Lake City tournament, the U14 Girls won one and lost three games and competed well in all of their games. Their tournament schedule will continue this spring with tournaments in Kelowna, Kamloops, and Vancouver. On the weekend of April 28, Synergy took the boys teams to Penticton to compete in the Lake City Tournament. Boys in Grades 5 through 11 playing on Synergy’s U13, U14, U15 and U17 teams, competed in the three-day tournament. All teams did exceptionally well and competed hard in their first tournament of the spring season. In the end, Synergy’s

Players on the 2018 Salmon Arm Synergy Basketball Club U17 team pose for a team photo. (Image contributed by Aaron Smith) U17 team won their side of the tournament and went undefeated. Smith says, “it was good, the competition was perfect for us to start out. Our guys played really well, we focused mainly on our core values and the guys played really well together, enjoyed competing and we had

a great weekend.” Synergy’s next action takes place in Kamloops May 5 at the Thompson Rivers University Boys Tournament. Once again, Synergy will be travelling with its U13, U14, U15 and U17 Boys’ teams to compete in the tournament.

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FARM TO FORK MARKET - Kindale’s 3rd Annual Farm to Fork Market connects local farmers, restaurants, wineries, breweries and artisans with the community. This year’s event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Salmon Arm Rec Centre. Tickets are now available online and in person at the Kindale Salmon Arm Thrift Store. For information, call 250-546-3005. Enderby Old Time Dance - 7 to 10:30 p.m., Enderby Drill Hall, adults $8, teens $4, children fee, last dance of the season. For information, call 250-546-6186. GRANDMOTHERS TO GRANDMOTHERS - sale of handmade items on first Friday of each month. For info, call Marlene at 250-832-8718 or Claudette at 250-832-8111. GOD ENCOUNTER - for women and teenage girls, free clothing, books, door prizes, plenary sessions, Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Plenary sessions by Janine Kurtz, guest speaker.

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Leveque, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., register at shuswaptheatre. com. SHUSWAP OUTDOORS CLUB - Paddle Gardom Lake and perhaps hike the islands, easy, call Eleanor/ Tom at 250-832-1073. DANCE - at Gleneden Hall, from 7 to 11 p.m., music by Sierra. For more information, call Sharon at 250832-9806. SPRING PLANT SALE - at Lions’ Gazebo in Riverside Park, 8 to 11 a.m., master gardener onsite for free advice, sponsored by Enderby & District Garden Club, Reimer’s Farm Service and Enderby Army Cadets.

five. More at PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING CLASS - Learn before baby arrives at Family Resource Centre, 181, Trans Canada Highway. Call 250-833-4101 to register. LUNCH BREAK - stop by Ross Street Plaza between 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to join Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap-Revelstoke representatives for a barbecue event with food, music and bike-themed fun Proceeds go towards CMHA’s Ride Don’t Hide fundraiser.

SUNDAY, MAY 6 SHUSWAP OUTDOORS CLUB - Hike Blind Bay Bluffs, McArthur Heights to bluffs to Balmoral trailhead, moderate, call Gary at 250-832-6522.

ART BATTLE - 12 artists, three rounds, one winner, special live-painting competition for youths in Grades 11 & 12. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes, $10 admission, $5 for students, 6 p.m. at Salmon Arm Secondary.




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SALMON ARM COMMUNITY MARKET - Fridays, from May 11 to Oct. 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5th Street and 5th Ave. SW. Contact, EXQUISITES CROWNED embedded in your paint! Wendy Browne, Lisa Figueroa and Patricia Smith present Female Imagery in Three Parts, opens May Includes: Removal of environmental fallout from paintwork 11, 7 to 9 pm., Saturday, May 12, & chrome; high quality wax applied with dual action gallery hours, Tuesday May 15 to polisher; tires cleaned and shined. Friday May 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Lisa Figueroa Studio/Gallery, lower level at Salmon Arm Arts Centre.

SPRING FLING - Come out the Shuswap Market Group’s spring event at The Gathering Place (Broadview Church Gym) for great Remove rust spots Mother’s Day presents or just some shopping. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have a food truck and great venStarting dors of all kinds! For info, email at… BOOK PRESENTATION While building a cabin on Vancouver Island, author Lou McKee kept a journal and sketchbook documenting her experiences. Join SATURDAY, MAY 12 us as Lou reads from her book and SALTY STREET FEST - mark shares some of her sketches and your calendars and watch for event videos, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Salmon details to come for the day-long Arm library. street festival in Salmon Arm that TENNIS OPEN HOUSE - Salmdoubles as a welcome to all the on Arm Tennis Club, located at visitors coming in to the Salty Dog 3440 Okanagan Ave. SE, beside Mountain Bike Enduro the next Little Mountain Park, hosts annual day at South Canoe trails. Open House from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Free pancake breakfast starting at WORD ON THE LAKE WRIT9 a.m., with fun tennis events like ERS’ FEST - Cafe Lit, 7 to 10 p.m., junior courts, “1-racquet doubles”, Before Balmoral Room at Prestige HarAfter mini tournaments and “Test Your bourfront Resort, $20 to public, Serve” with a radar gun running all $18 for SAW members. Shuswap brabymotors com 1-888-832-8053 day. Also see plans and construcAssociation of Writers host Cafe tion for the indoor tennis facility, 1250 Trans Can Hwy SW, Salmon Arm 250-832-8053 Lit, with readings from presentscheduled for completion this fall. ers from the Word on the Lake Everyone welcome, rain or shine, Writers’ Festival, including Victor for a fun day of tennis. ing Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap-Rev- Anthony, Patricia A. Donahue, Jacqueline Guest, Chris PLANT AND BAKE SALE - 9 a.m. to noon, St. elstoke representatives at the Ross Street Plaza between (C.C.) Humphreys, Grant Lawrence, Michael Slade, John Anglican Church, 170 Shuswap, coffee, muffins 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for music, movement and free Ian Weir, Howard White, Jack Whyte, Sheri-D Wilson. available. cupcakes. Part of Mental Health Week communi- Cash bar, refreshments provided. For more information, MUSIC ON THE HILLS - Live music performed ty celebrations. For more information, visit CMHA call 250-803-5242 or visit www.wordonthelakewritersin a variety of styles by local musicians, 7:30 p.m., Shuswap-Revelstoke’s Facebook page. Festival runs May 11 to 13 at Prestige and Grandview Bench Community Hall, admission by Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus. donation. For information, contact 250-832-8346. TUESDAY, MAY 8 HIT TO FIT FUNDRAISER - Salmon Arm Bulldogs ACOUSTIC AVENUE - Laura Smith with Kim Dunn SATURDAY, MAY 12 present their 2nd Annual Hit to Fit fundraiser dinner plays the Nexus at First as part of the 2018 Acoustic SALTY DOG STREET FEST - Come downtown to and show, Salmon Arm Secondary school auditorium, Avenue Spring Concert Series. Show starts at 7:30 p.m., 1641 30th St. NE, dinner at 6 p.m., bouts start at 7. tickets $20, no reserved seating. Tickets available at Salmon Arm’s Hudson Avenue where you will find a variety of vendors and child-friendly activities. Bring Contact Peggy Maerz for more information and to the whole family and enjoy music, food and fun! Activregister, DANCE NIGHT - dance to live music by Shujazz, ities include: street performers and musicians (all day), FILM FEATURE - View Shuswap Film Society show- ballroom dancing, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lakeside Manor, face painting (all day), the DeMille’s animal petting ing, Final Portrait, 7:30 p.m. at the Classic. everyone welcome, admission by donation. zoo (all day), Salty Bike Parade (11 a.m.), Shuswap SHUSWAP INTERGENERATIONAL CHOIR - 2 Pie Co. pie eating contest (1 p.m.), 4-H downtown p.m. concert at Nexus at First, doors open at 1:30, WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 scavenger hunt (time to be confirmed), also check out special guests: Blu and Kelly Hopkins, admission by MEDITATION CLASS - Learn to meditate and the Interior’s largest bike swap: Drop off your bike(s) donation. SET DESIGN FOR COMMUNITY THEATRE overcome stress, improve your relationships, solve daily you’d like to sell from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Shop from 11 - workshop by award-winning set designer Eugene problems and find inner peace, 7 to 8 p.m. at Technology to 2 p.m. Cashout from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Brewing office, 1721 6th Ave. NE, $10 per class,$40 for





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