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Chase’s community paper for over 25 years! Issue for the week of Friday, February 19th, 2021 • Vol. 26, Issue 8

Chase BC Delivery & Courier Services Closed on Thursdays

The weather last week had many out on the ice enjoying outdoor skating. Photo by Ann Steenhuysen Photography (c)


Council Meeting Highlights submitted by Village of Chase

ouncil held a regular meeting virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Two members of the public participated. Council adopted the minutes from the January 18, 2021 meeting, the January 20, 2021 Special meeting and the January 26, 2021 meeting. Dave Smith, President of the Chase and District Health Services Foundation

told Council about various initiatives the Foundation wishes to undertake to enhance Willson Park including the provision of outdoor exercise equipment, the creation of a “Story Book Trail”, rebuilding the horseshoe pitches, upgrading the community garden area, providing for benches and picnic tables, more and wider trails and other amenities. Continued on page 4...


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Page 2 • February 19th, 2021 • Chase Sunflower Good news for all of you who have now finished your Christmas chocolate. The Chase & District Museum & Archives is doing an Easter fundraiser with Purdys! The instructions are the same as our Christmas fundraiser; you can either submit your

order online or pay by cash or cheque in person at the museum. If you are interested in ordering please contact Janie at 250-679-3094 and she can provide you with catalogs and order forms. The museum has a limited quantity of these. The deadline for order submission is March 17th! Shuswap Victory Church https://group. 641 Shuswap Ave, Chase BC Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays p u r d y s . c o m / Click on "Join 9-1pm existing group" For Council and/or Prayer and sign up! Our Please contact: Pastor Peter King group number is 250-804-3518 26596.

Chase Rotary Box 73

Pres: Patrick Herba ( 250-702-3677) Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month @ Railside. New members welcome.

Chase Lions

Box 12, Chase, BC V0E1M0 250-679-8470* chaselions67@gmail.com Meetings are every 2nd & 4th Thursday, in Room B at the Community Hall. Use rear entrance. New members welcome Call 250-679-8470 for all Lions projects: *Chase Lions RV Park For medical equipment or pull tab donations please call Karen Bassett 250-318-4527

400 Club Weekly Winner: Debi Read $100.00

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 107 515 Shuswap Ave, Chase * For info / hours phone 250-679-3536 *

CHASE LEGION WILL BE OPEN Saturdays Feb 20th & Feb 27th Tuesdays Feb 23rd & March 1st *ALL CLOSING HOURS AT BARTENDERS DISCRETION*

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The Chase Sunflower invites stories, recipes, comments, photos, jokes and any other information that would be of interest to readers. We reserve the right to accept or refuse submissions and edit for content and length. We also reserve the right to refuse advertising that in our opinion does not reflect the concept of the newspaper. The opinions expressed in Letters and Columns do not necessarily reflect the views of this newspaper. Due care and attention for accuracy is used in checking advertising copy, but no warranty is implied by the publisher. The Chase Sunflower is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written consent of the publisher.

EMAIL: info@chasesunflower.ca WEB: www.chasesunflower.ca ** Alternate drop-off location at Willows Natural Foods ** MAIL: Box 524, Chase BC, V0E 1M0 Publisher/Editor: Kelsey Snelgrove

The Chase Sunflower is independently owned and operated by Shuswap Prairie Publishing. 1500 copies are printed weekly and distributed around Chase, as well as to Pritchard, Sorrento, Squilax, Jade Mountain, and Adams Lake. The Sunflower is available FREE for readers because it is advertiser supported. Please support the local businesses that advertise in the Sunflower; shopping locally enriches our community.

Information regarding the current Highways upgrade project under construction (Chase West) AND the Chase East section is now available on the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s website at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/ transportation-projects/highway1kamloops-alberta Included in the info are fly-overs of the new highway design and access points into Chase. A large plot plan of both projects can be viewed at the Village office in out Council Chamber - one person at a time, face masks are of course required to be worn. For road closure information in the current Chase West project area, please refer to Drive BC. To speak to a Ministry representative, you can call 778.362.4568 to get questions answered.

Due to the recent Covid shut down, the Anticipated Mass service on Saturday at 4:00 will be cancelled. For any special event needs please call the Diocese Office @ 250-372-2581 For online Mass check out www.rcdk.org/pages/covid19-streaming-masses Chase Evangelical Free Church 295 Shuswap Ave Physical Gathering Suspended in response to Provincial Health Order, Online Gatherings Accessible at www.ChaseChurch.com 250 679 1676 or Tyler@ChaseChurch.com

The Light of Life Native Fellowship Pastor Joseph #1.250.457-3845

Shuswap Community Church Facebook @Chase Shuswap Community Church Visit our website for more information or to sign up to join a service. www.aplacetobelong.ca

Chase Community Fellowship Cancelled until further notice

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Advertorial by author and journalist Carolyn Parks Mintz The Place chasenvalley.com 778.586.2243 chasenvalley@gmail.com Facebook: Chase N Valley Bakes The Management Jodi Bentley The Story There are people who just love to cook— and Chase is fortunate to have a talented chef right here in town, who not only produces delectable food, but delivers it too, with the help of her dedicated nephew, Liam. As a fourth-generation resident, Jodi Bentley knows the town well— and is getting to know its citizens even better through her exceptional cookery business established last year. In addition to the village, Chase N Valley Bakes services an area from Pritchard to Sorrento, as well as Turtle Valley, Anglemont and points in between, with a moderate fee for out-of-town deliveries. Beginning with baked goods sold at the local Farmers Market, along with light picnic foods, the business soon expanded to include dinner meals, exquisite desserts, appetizers, platters, sweets, snack mixes, and beautiful edible bouquets. Chase N Valley Bakes is an

example of a galley producing art. Keto and gluten free items are also on the menu, with precautions taken regarding cross-contamination as much as possible. Creative cook Jodi is also able to fill large orders—for the time when sizable social gatherings are again possible. In that all products on her extensive menu are custom-made, three days lead time for delivery is required to ensure highest quality and to meet deadlines. Whether for a retiree, a hardworking professional, a hectic family busy with sports and lessons, or someone who simply wants a break from the kitchen—and a homecooked meal—Jodi has something planned and simmering. Dinners come in portions designed for seniors, children, adults and families and are reasonably priced with discounted plans for regular Monday to Friday daily, weekly or monthly service. Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Superbowl, Grey Cup or any celebrations are definitely enriched by a special treat—beef Wellington, lobster, shrimp & sausage jambalaya, ham & home-made perogies, tourtiére, ribs, turkey cordon bleu or crab stuffed white fish, together with a decadent dessert, are sure to jazz up the event. Treat yourself, spoil your guests, and let Jodi do the cookin’—that’s her specialty.

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RCMP REPORT Submitted by Chase RCMP

HOME INVASION: On January 19th, 2021 at 4:50 am Chase RCMP received a report of a home invasion in the Celista area. The complainant reported that an unknown male kicked in the door, following which he bear-sprayed her and her adult daughter before leaving. Nothing was stolen, no threats or demands were made. Ambulance attended and assisted the victims with decontamination, given that bear spray on skin can be quite painful. The matter is still under investigation. Nonetheless, the residence does not appear to have been randomly selected, meaning that the suspect was likely familiar with the residence and/or its occupants. As such, there is not considered to be any threat to the public.

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IMPAIRED DRIVING+ROAD RAGE+FENCE=COURT: On January 19th, 2021 at 4:57 pm, Chase RCMP were advised of an erratic driver on the Trans Canada Highway. The complainant reported that an orange campervan with an Alberta license plate was unable to maintain its lane—drifting to one side or the other. Police conducted patrols and located the van in Chase. A traffic stop was conducted and police noted that the windshield was very damaged. The driver explained that he was driving too fast when he turned off the highway into Chase, and as a result crashed into a fence. He further explained that the reason he took the corner too fast was that he was chasing another vehicle that ‘high-beamed’ him. The driver—a 50 year old male with a Red Deer address—admitted to having recently consumed alcohol. A roadside alcohol screening test was administered with a fail result. Further breath testing was conducted at the Chase RCMP Detachment. The driver provided two samples which were

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MISCHIEF TO VENDING MACHINE: On January 20th, 2021 at 1:04 am, Chase RCMP received a report that a group of youth were damaging the (beloved) vending machine at the Chase Car Wash. The complainant stated that there were 4 males—who appeared to be approximately 20 years old—with a small dog. The males were repeatedly kicking the machine. The damage is considerable, which will be costly to repair. Video surveillance of the incident was posted to social media and suspects identified. Chase RCMP would like to invite those who were involved to turn themselves in to deal with the matter. Parents are welcome to accompany their young men to the Chase Detachment. Anyone wanting to watch the video can find it on the public Chase Facebook pages.

Council Meeting Highlights

Council thanked Mr. Smith and the Foundation board members for their proposal and agreed to write a letter of support. Council passed a resolution to maintain the current water and sewer rates as outlined in the

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well above the legal limit. The male was served with a 90 day immediate driving prohibition and will face Criminal Code charges in court.

Fees and Charges Bylaw for the Chabelos private members RV park. Council passed a resolution not to participate in the Shuswap Economic Development Society at this time and that this issue be revisited at a later date. Council passed a resolution not to participate in the TNRD’s Invasive Plant Program at this time and to revisit should a need be demonstrated. Council passed a resolution to purchase a new Fire Truck from Fort Garry Firetrucks. A resolution was passed to dispose of some old fire department turnout gear by donating the gear via an association that assists countries in need. Council agreed to spend $4200 for the installation of a t-bar ceiling with LED lighting in the main kitchen at the Community Hall. Council agreed to write a letter in support of Interfor Adams Lake Lumber Division’s submission regarding the upcoming apportionment of the Kamloops Timber Supply Area. The meeting concluded at 4:40 p.m. The next meeting of Council will be held virtually beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. If you wish to participate please call the Village office at 250.679.3238.

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SASCU Grant helps Donkey Refuge Office Stay Open UNIT #209

There is a long tradition of sure that we are spending Credit Unions helping support less money on administrative local projects – and so when upkeep costs, and our donor the Turtle Valley Donkey support goes where it should Refuge’s office printer broke – go – towards the care of the again – Refuge Founder Shirley Donkeys.” The printer has been installed Mainprize knew just where to turn for assistance – her local and is helping make sure donors credit union, SASCU. are receiving their tax receipts, In winter 2020, Turtle Valley and that all the membership & Donkey Refuge received a sponsorship renewals, which partial grant from SASCU’s help to support Donkey care & ONE BEDROOM SUITE AVAILABLE Community Support Grant farm maintenance, are able to ONE BEDROOM SUITE AVAILABLE NOW towards the purchase of a new be sent out to supporters on a printer for their administrative timely basis. “It makes a world Our largest one bedroom corner suite with office after their old printer of difference to the functionalityOur largest one bedroom corner suite with spectacular spectacular views of the mountains and village! was no longer supported for of the office” Shirley says. “Weviews of the mountains and village! Independent and Independent and Assisted Living for seniors with truly appreciate replacement parts. to you and Living home-cooked for seniors with all housekeeping, inclusive homeHappy Thanksgiving your family all SASCUAssisted all inclusive meals, Shirley Mainprize, Founder does for the Donkeys, and ourcooked meals, housekeeping,24/7 on-site staff, social 24/7 on-site staff, social calender & more. of the Refuge noted “We are community. calender & more. Contact us at 250-679-1512 or 250-320-0400 so is grateful foron this- grant which Coffee always call for your tour today. Coffee is always on - call for your tour today. live@parksidecommunity.ca has helped us Contact us at 250-679-1512 743 Okanagan Ave, Chase make sure that Contact us at 250-679-1512 or 250-320-0400 during Covid-19 or 250-320-0400 live@parksidecommunity.ca we are still able live@parksidecommunity.ca 743 Okanagan Ave, Chase to connect with 743 Okanagan Ave, Chase our donors. The support from SASCU makes

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Good Karma Contracting - Friendly handyman at your service! Honest, experienced and reliable. Plumbing, carpentry, painting, renos, repairs etc. Call Tanner 778-700-6776 Need to board your dog? I am a mature, pet loving lady, honest & reliable. References available. Reasonable rates. 250-679-1153.


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FREEDOM TO READ CONTEST Throughout the month of February, for every book you read that has been banned or challenged in Canada, you’ll earn an entry into our prize draw celebrating Freedom to Read Week: Feb 21-27! Ask a staff member for a recommendation, search #bannedbooks on our website, or check out the list at freedomtoread.ca.

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