Chase Sunflower - May 19, 2023

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Go By Bike in Chase

CEAS and the Village of Chase are busy preparing for the Go By Bike campaign in Chase. Please register on-line by logging onto and choose Chase from communities drop down. Once you create an account you will see the Chase page AND will be able to “log your ride” for the week of May 29June 4th.

On May 29th at 8:30am, there will be a ribbon cutting event at the bus-loop between Haldane and CSS sending bike riders off for a short ride around the community to promote the start of this event. Be sure to bring a smile, dress up, decorate...anything goes to show our communities enthusiasm for the fun week ahead!!

Also, as part of the week, there will be a self guided story-book ride suitable for the entire family that will start May 29th and last for the duration of the event. You will start at the Pocket Park in downtown Chase to read the 1st of 6 Chapters. Once

completed you will be directed to each individual 5 remaining parks located in Chase. The “Musings of Marcus,” written by local author, P. Rosemary French, will entertain and amuse you, as Marcus the cat keeps his owners on high-alert with all his adventures and misadventures. Once you have read all 6 Chapters be sure to drop your name in the draw box at the Chase Library to win a copy of the book courtesy of the Chase Literacy Program.

Go by Bike BC is encouraging all residents of BC and of course Chase (from toddlers to retirees) to experience the joy of cycling and to ride their bikes as much as possible during this week, Whether it’s to work, school, for fun, for exercise, to stretch your legs, to clear your mind….no matter the reason, just ride your bike!!!

Getting around on smaller wheels like scooters and rollerblades counts too!!!



This newer custom built, centrally located 5 bdrm/3 bath rancher features central air, fenced yard and a master with walk-in closet, 4 pc ensuite & walk out to the backyard. $675,000


Chase’s community paper for over 28 years! 236-586-1766 Chase BC Delivery & Courier Services THE DELIVERY GUY Issue for the week of Friday, May 19th, 2023 Your Local Realtor® Donna Smith-Bradley direct: 250-819-0551 office: 250-679-7748 Local Office: 826 Shuswap Ave, Chase Personal Real Estate Corporation
The tagline logo is also available for horizontal applications, with the tagline positioned to the left of “official white space” present on all versions of the logo. These logos are not to be recreated, or altered . All versions are available as PMS, CMYK, Your Local Realtor is BACK! looking for advice on the local market? Looking to make a move? For all your Chase/Shuswap/Kamloops Real Estate needs call Lisa NEW #17- 1250 Hillside Chase MLS#168585 0 0 Lakeview 2bdrm 2bath
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submitted by Chase Environmental Action Society

Community Events Bulletin

Creekside Senior Centre will be hosting an end of summer BBQ Saturday June 24th at 4:30pm, all members and guests are welcome

“The Chase Legion Br. # 107 invites all Veterans to the Veterans Dinner on Tues. June 6th, 2023 - welcoming at 4:00 pmDinner at 5:00 pm; prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary, so please join us if you are a Veteran. Email: br107@“

Are you single and looking to mingle, or are your interests different from your partner’s?

If so, please contact the Chamber office at admin@ or at 250-679-8432. We are helping to facilitate starting a group for individuals who

want to meet occasionally for coffee, hikes, wing night, or whatever would be of interest. Please let us know by May 26th if you are interested.

Applications for the Chase and District Chamber of Commerce 2023 Scholarship Bursary are now accepted. The May19th deadline has been extended to May 31st. Please contact the Chamber for application forms at 250-679-8432 or admin@ or in person at 400 Shuswap Ave.

Barrel race at the rodeo grounds May 20 at 1pm and the 21st at 11am. Come watch.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 107 515 Shuswap Ave, Chase

* For info / hours phone 250-679-3536 *


Mon. May 22 - open 2 pm - 6 pm

Tues. May 23 - open 2 pm - 6 pm, fun pool, fun darts, free meat draws

Wed. May 24 - CLOSED

Thurs. May 25 - open 2 pm - 6 pm - 7 pm Crib Nite Downstairs

Fri. May 26 - open 2 pm - 9 pm - Burger Nite 5 - 7 pm $ 10

Sat. May 27 - open 1 pm - meat draws, 50/50, lotto tickets

Sat. May 27 - Dance with The Barn

Cats - 7 pm - 11 pm - Tickets $ 20

Sun. May 28 - CLOSED

Tues. June 6thChase Legion Veterans Dinner

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.

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.

With respect, I acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc First Nation.

Chase Rotary Box 73

Pres: Patrick Herba (250-702-3677)

Meetings @ 5:30 pm on 1st & 3rd Thurs of each month at Railside Restaurant. New members welcome!

Chase Lions Club

PO Box 12, Chase, B.C. V0E 1M0

Facebook Chase & District Lions Club

President – Karen Bassett 250-318-4527

Please call for Lion projects incl pull-tab donations

Meeting at 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month, downstairs of community hall. Everyone welcome.

Lions RV Park Reservations 250-679-8470 For Medical equipment contact Sandra Welton 778-245-3808.

400 Club Winner

Joyce Richardson $100.00

At the Blessed Sacrament Parish we invite you all to Mass every Sunday at 8:00 am

Tuesdays @ 1:00 pm. - Holy Hour with Rosary and Divine Mercy chaplet.

For inquiries call 250679-3025 or 250-372-2581

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

Churches of Chase

Find "Joseph Shuswap Kim" on Youtube John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

Chase Evangelical Free Church295 Shuswap Ave

10 am

Physical Gathering

Suspended in response to Provincial Health Order, Online Gatherings

Information at

Accessible at

250 679 1676 or

250 679 3626 Tyler@

Shuswap Community Church Outdoor Services


Join us Sunday morning

10am, Sunday @ Memorial Park

Visit for more info.

Chase Community Hall. Visit or more info call: (778) 824-0383

Call: (778) 824-0383

email: spencer@

Email: Spencer@

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Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program

The Chase Food Bank has partnered with BC Farmers Market Association and is providing farmers market coupons. The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program (FMNCP) is a healthy eating initiative that supports farmers’ markets and strengthens food security across British Columbia. Community partner organizations provide coupons to lower-income families, pregnant people and seniors participating in their food literacy programs. Coupons can be spent at all BCAFM member farmers’ markets that participate in the FMNCP, and can be used to purchase vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, herbs, vegetable & fruit plants, honey, meat and fish.

Local Farmers Markets


May 19, 2023 – October 6, 2023

Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


June 28, 2023 – September 13, 2023

Wednesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Scotch Creek Market

June 25, 2023 – September 3, 2023

Sunday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm


May 13, 2023 – October 7, 2023 Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you are interested in participating in the program you will receive monthly farmers market coupons mailed to you every month. Coupons expire December 18th, 2023 and are valid at any registered farmers market in BC.

Please email or call 250-682-6155 to register.

Farmers Market Starting up This Friday


The Chase Farm and Craft Market is up and running again, starting this Friday May 19th. The market starts at 10 am and runs until 2 pm in the field on Shuswap Avenue between the police station and Home Hardware.

This Friday will feature local seasonal produce, honey, bannock, meats & sausage, baking, wire wrap jewelry, soaps and hopefully

the photography of Anne Steenhuysen. Come start the season with us, we’re glad to be back.

Page 3 • May 19th, 2023 • Chase Sunflower Grocery 250-679-3553 8 am - 8 pm 7 days/week Pharmacy 250-679-8611 9 am - 6 pm Sundays: Closed Food & Drug 825 Shuswap Avenue, Chase BC Check out our newsection!clothing BRENDA PATTERSON PREC 778-220-1822 We live here • We work here • We know here! #80 3980 SquilaxAnglemont rd Caravans West resort Year round vacation park Live in or vacation any time of year! Rentals allowed, kids & pets welcome. Private beach access NEW LISTING CHASE OFFICE: Open Thursdays 10 am - 4:30 pm #4-834 Shuswap Avenue Phone: 250-679-3180 Web: Wills & Estates Family Law Conveyancing Local Asparagus $5.99/lb

phone: 250-320-3050




Moving Sale 914 Okanagan @ Coburn

May 20 - 21 - 22 from 9 am - 4 pm All offers considered / Everything Must Go!


Giant Yard Sale - Stove, Fridge, lots of misc items. Bannock! Every weekend for May. Friday to Sunday 9 am - 4 pm at 1018 Squilax Subdivision Road. Phone for bannock orders.


Garage sale - Moving out. Everything must go !!! 528 Hendry Ave . Across from the curling rink. Saturday, May 20 • 9 am to 4pm

Huge Yard Sale Dilworth Rd, Sorrento

May 26 • 11 -2 | May 27 • 9 - 2 | May 28 • 9 - 2 Tools, camping, household, antiques, items for everyone.


Sun Valley Estates garage sale is on Saturday, June 3, from 9 - 1. There are 3 spaces available to Chase residents who are not members of Sun Valley, the cost is $10 and you must provide your own table (s).

Come out to seek a bargain or two, have a hotdog, pop, water or coffee. Enter a free basket raffle.

To book a space please call Sue at 6798100



Buying Old Items - Wood Windows, Doors, Ladders, Suitcases, furniture, tools, trunks, tubs, signs, lanterns, pumps, taxidermy, advertising, barrels, scales, farm. 250-577- 3357.

BUYING UNWANTED JEWELRY, coins, 9999 bullion, Sterling Silverware, coin collections, old money, nuggets, gold, silver, platinum. Todd 250-864-3521

CASH FOR 9999 SILVER BULLION! ALSO PURCHASING COINS, BARS, INGOTS, PRE 1968 coins, coin collections, jewelry, gold, nuggets, sterling +++. Todd 250864-3521


838 Shuswap Avenue, Chase $5/20 words


Need to board your dog? I am a mature, pet loving lady, honest & reliable. References available. Reasonable rates. 250-679-1153.

BUYING COINS & ENTIRE COIN COLLECTIONS! Old coins, old money, Royal Canadian Mint coins, Franklin Mint, US Mint, OLYMPIC coins, and World collections WANTED! Todd 250-864-3521


P.O..L. Egg Layer Hens - Shuswap Farm

Hand-Raised Red Island Red X Leghorn - ready to lay June - 15, 2023. Pre-Order & Deposit Guarantees Availability. E-mail 250 - 955-6145

Estate sale May 20, 9am to 4pm

Everything must go !

*Round oak vintage table $250

*Trail Blazer Deluxe Shop Rider scooter


*China cabinet $25

Like New items

*Large wh. Claudette wardrobe w/mirror


*3 pc. Oak coffee tables $250

*Oak entertainment center $200

*Oak roll top office desk $300

*KING size bed $200

*Airbyro Air Conditioner 1 mo old $350 Contact number to view 250 319 3566 Brenda


CORE COURSE to get hunter number. May 27/28 FMI call 250-320-6916 Terry Hudson.

Notice of Service for Dana Lee McIntyre

Please join us to honour his life, Saturday May 27th, 2023, Quaaout Lodge 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Road, Chase, BC, V0E 1M2. We will share memories, music and food. Outdoors or indoors (weather permitting). RSVP to RememberingDanaM@gmail. com if you know you will attend - and know that you are welcome, even at the last minute.


Gypsy Soul is looking to buy vinyl records. 638 Shuswap Ave. 250-819-3875

Small engine maintenance and repairs - Certified technician Call 250-320-6082 all outdoor power equipment serviced. Lawnmower, weed whackers, rototiller, quads, motorcycle, snowmobiles, generators, boat motors etc. Ask for Jarrett.


Community service, flexible hours, variety of duties

Help to keep Chase safe by:

• Going out on a 4-hour vehicle patrol one afternoon or evening per month.

• Patrolling at a variety of community events

FMI and an application, please call Christina at the Chase Info Centre.

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Block Party Plant Sale a Great Day

submitted by Chase and Area Young Learners Society

We would like to send out a big thank you to everyone who supported and attended the 3rd Annual CAYLS Plant Sale and the Seed to Sprout Block Party presented by Interior Savings!

We had a lot of fun, enjoyed the community connections that were made, and enjoyed the entertainment.

Thanks to Uncle Chris the Clown, The Dan Smith Trio, Safety Mart Chase, Just Ask Rentals, Village of ChaseMunicipality, Nancy Burkholder with her bees, Interior Savings, Chase Environmental Action Society, Purity Feed and so many others for helping us to put on this event and raise money for future programs and services.

Invasive Species Action Month offers timely reminder for Shuswap boaters and watercraft users submitted

Spring in the Shuswap has many thinking about boating, paddling, and fishing.

The month of May is designated as Invasive Species Action Month, and here in the Shuswap that means it’s time to focus on aquatic invasive species prevention. The increased movement of boats and watercraft into and around the Shuswap means there’s an increased risk of moving aquatic invasive species.

Two invasive species of utmost concern are Zebra and Quagga Mussels (ZQM): small freshwater mussels from Europe that, unfortunately, have invaded waters in the Great Lakes, Manitoba, and many watersheds in the US including as far west as California. Thankfully, ZQM have not invaded lakes in BC or our nearest neighbour Alberta.

Protecting the waterways in BC from invasive mussels is an ongoing effort. The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) and Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS) are working together to educate the public about how to keep invasive mussels out of the Shuswap.

If you’re unfamiliar with these invasive mussels, it’s important to understand how they can impact our waterways.

“The problem with zebra and quagga mussels is that they grow and attach to anything below the water’s surface like boat hulls, dock pilings, inside

pipes and hydro-electric facilities, and even inside engine compartments,” says Erin Vieira, program manager for the Shuswap Watershed Council. “The mussels form in colonies and removing them would be an ongoing maintenance effort which has been conservatively estimated to cost BC property owners and taxpayers $43 million per year.”

Zebra and quagga mussels can also impact water quality and disrupt aquatic food-webs through their filter-feeding and by out-competing native species for food. This puts the lake ecosystem and our drinking water at risk. When the mussels die, their small sharp shells wash up on shorelines and beaches, thus disturbing our enjoyment of water-based activities.

Once zebra or quagga mussels are established in a lake, there are no effective means of eliminating them. They reproduce prolifically, leading to massive infestations.

It’s important to understand that invasive mussels can move from one lake to another by clinging to boats, personal watercraft, trailers, canoes and other watercraft. They attach directly to a surface, or collect within small compartments of water inside the watercraft.

Watercraft from outside BC could potentially be infested with invasive mussels. It could take just one infested watercraft launching into the

Join IG Wealth Management in a Walk for Alzheimer’s taking place in Chase!

Come walk the pathways at the park!!

Chase Memorial Beach

Date: Sat May 27, 2023

Registration Time: 9:30

Contact: Jane Herman 250-851-6524 / Jodi Young @ 250-318-1863

To Donate online:

Select BC, then Kamloops as location and choose Chase “Forget me nots” as the team. All monies raised in Chase will be added to the Kamloops total.

Donations will also be taken at the Chase walk (cash or credit). Receipts will be issued for 15.00+ donations.

Come out and show your support for Alzheimer’s “Chase Style”



Golf Social

- 9 Hole Scramble

June 2, 2023

Check In 4pm Golf 4:30pm

Sign Up At Sunshore by 10 am every Friday

Every Friday: Live local music

Dinner Special

$3 per Golfer for prize pot, all paid out that nite

Everyone Welcome

Play with your partner, friends or come on your own FUN!

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Friendly Discrete Reliable

Bill Currie 250-463-2101



All your Civil & Oil+Gas Inspection Needs Armstrong Inspections


Todd “Gold Silver Guy”


Buying coins, coin collections, jewelry, GOLD, SILVER, BULLION +

Pete’s Pizza & Pasta

Open Tues to Sat • Closed Sun & Mon 250-679-2775

Village Fitness Gym & Tanning

630 Shuswap Ave, Chase BC (250-679-5377

ALM Mobile RV

Certified RV Tech - Gas Certified & Bonded


Kalin Good Carpentry Services

Renos, Decks, Fences, Siding, Roofing & More 18+ yrs exp. Call 250-819-9335

MJK Home Renovations

Chris Walker 250-572-7035

Framing, Custom Woodworking, Tile, Flooring

Quick Dry Carpet Cleaning

Carpet, Upholstery, Hard Floors

250-851-8556 Chase BC

I was going to put a time traveling joke, but y’all didn’t like it.

My wife is such a bad cook... Who knew toast had bones..

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Village of Chase Request For Proposals #1-23

Art Holding Memorial Arena – Facility Manager

The Village of Chase is seeking Requests for Proposals (RFP) from qualified proponents for the provision of Facility Manager for the Art Holding Memorial Arena for a contracted term of two years.

The Facility Manager is an integral part of the Arena operations, ensuring all components of the operations are maintained to ensure consistent delivery of services to the users of the facility. The Facility Manager will report to the Board of the Chase and District Recreation Centre Society, who is currently under agreement with the Village of Chase to oversee the operations of the facility.

Responsibilities include:

• Maintain exceptional facility cleanliness

• Develop and maintain operational procedures and policies and communicate those to all employees, user groups, and the Recreation Centre Society Board members

• Ensure all components of the facility including ice making equipment, Zamboni, utilities including water, sewer and electricity continue to be in good working condition

• Liaise with the Board of Directors and the Village of Chase regarding necessary repairs and/or upgrades to the building including roof, elevator, parking area and other components of the building envelope

• Ensure all revenue and expenses are accounted for and tracked using acceptable accounting software

• Ensure the maintenance of an active website/social media presence to market the facility to groups and individuals for various events and tournaments

• Interact regularly with all user groups of the Arena to ensure positive ongoing communications

A complete and comprehensive list of requirements for the position of Facility Manager is available by emailing Joni Heinrich, Chief Administrative Officer at starting Tuesday, May 23, 2023 or a hard copy can be obtained from the Village office in Chase at 826 Okanagan Avenue after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Completed proposals must be received in a sealed envelope and labelled:

Request for Proposals #1-23 - Art Holding Memorial Arena, Facility Manager by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at:

Village of Chase

826 Okanagan Avenue, PO Box 440 Chase, BC V0E 1M0

Attention: Chief Administrative Officer

Any and all inquiries regarding this Request for Proposals must be submitted in writing by mail to the address above or by email for attention of:

Joni Heinrich, Chief Administrative Officer

The Village of Chase reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, modify the terms of the proposal at any time, to waive defects in any proposal document and to accept the proposal which it may consider to be in the best interests of the Village of Chase.

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May is Invasive Species Month

Shuswap to start a new population of invasive mussels. There are prevention measures that boat and watercraft owners need to follow.

“Clean, drain, and dry your watercraft every time you move it out of the water. By doing this, you’re greatly eliminating the chance that you’re moving invasive species,” explains Jess Booth, Outreach Coordinator for CSISS. Just like it sounds, Clean, Drain, Dry involves three steps:

• After removing it from the water, clean your boat or watercraft to remove mud, plant material, small aquatic life, and other debris

• Drain all compartments onto dry land

• Ensure your watercraft is thoroughly dried before re-launching.

Zebra and quagga mussels grow to about 1 centimeter in diameter and may be attached to watercraft or inside compartments or other hardto-spot areas. Juvenile mussels are free-swimming and microscopic –impossible to detect with the human eye.

“Additionally, It’s very important that travellers with watercraft stop at watercraft inspection stations,” Booth adds. Highway-side inspection stations are set up at entry-points to BC staffed by the Conservation

Officer Service.

All travellers with watercraft must stop. Watercraft will be inspected and decontaminated, if needed, all free of charge. Watercraft inspection is mandatory, and failing to stop for inspection carries a heavy fine.

Watercraft inspection isn’t required when travelling within BC. However, Shuswap residents can help raise awareness for the importance of inspection.

Clean-Drain-Dry and watercraft inspection apply to all kinds of watercraft: sport boats, fishing boats, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, personal watercraft, and more.

These prevention measures will also slow down the spread of existing invasive species that occur in the Shuswap, including Eurasian water milfoil and invasive freshwater clams.

Any suspected transport, possession, or sightings of zebra and quagga mussels should be reported to the Provincial RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277. For more information about bringing a boat or other watercraft into BC, visit the provincial website For more information on zebra and quagga mussels, visit the SWC’s website at


Please continue to donate!

Donations, in Memory of Donations, and Estate planning Bequethments. This is our only form of funding for the purchase of Medical Equipment (Space Lab, portable Ultrasound, most recently “Lucas” Chest compressions and 2 specialized Chairs for the Adult Day Services.

Mail donations to PO Box 1099, Chase BC, V0E 1M0 or check out our website at to donate online. Tax deductible donations and receipts provided upon request.

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MP Mel Arnold Recognized for Fight Against

Aquatic Invasive Species Press Release

Mel Arnold, Member of Parliament for North Okanagan-Shuswap, was recognized yesterday as a Water Warrior for his ongoing work to raise awareness and advocate for preventative actions in the fight against aquatic invasive species, or AIS, across the country.

“I am honoured to receive this recognition,” stated MP Arnold following the Great Lakes- St Lawrence Day on the Hill event. “AIS continue to pose acute threats to the waters and ecologies across Canada, including British Columbia, and much work remains to be done to prevent the spread of AIS and protect our waters and ecosystems for future generations of Canadians.”

MP Arnold received the Water Warrior award from a group of eight organizations that work to fight AIS and protect waters of Ontario’s Great Lakes, where 191 non-native and invasive aquatic species have taken root, and St. Lawrence.

“Proliferation of AIS in the Great Lakes and St Lawrence should inform the essential work of protecting BC waters,” MP Arnold said. “Considering the permanent damages of AIS inflicted on eastern Canadian waters and communities, an ounce of prevention is truly

worth a pound of cure, and I will continue to press the federal government with this urgent message.”

Prior to being elected to the House of Commons in 2015, Arnold was involved in local, provincial and national conservation organizations and worked on volunteer projects protecting water and aquatic habitats and fighting aquatic invasive species.

“In receiving this recognition, I thank organizations across the North Okanagan-Shuswap on the front lines in the fight against AIS,” continued MP Arnold. “The daily work of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society, Fraser Basin Council, Columbia Shuswap Regional District and other groups and local governments is essential to protecting our waters and informs my continued advocacy in Ottawa.”

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“I will continue to press the federal government for equitable actions and resources to support the protection of British Columbia’s waters and aquatic habitats and support those on the frontlines of raising public awareness and preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species.” Sunflower Out

Missing Kayaker Located Deceased

submitted by Chase RCMP

UPDATE: Chase RCMP Release, May 15, 2023 5:30pm

On May 14th, 2023 at approximately 4:00 pm, Chase RCMP received several reports of a kayaker in distress in Chase Creek. Witnesses reported that a male clinging to an overturned kayak was being swept toward the South Thompson River. An extensive search was conducted throughout the evening by Shuswap Search and Rescue. The search resumed the following morning with assistance from Kamloops Search and Rescue.

The male was located, deceased, at approximately noon on Monday May 15th. The man’s identity has been confirmed and the family notified of his death. Chase RCMP would like to express their condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragedy.



Chase RCMP Detachment, Media Release May 15, 2023

On May 14th, 2023 at approximately 4:00 pm, Chase RCMP received several reports of a kayaker in distress in Chase Creek. Witnesses reported that a male clinging to an overturned kayak was being swept toward the South Thompson River. An extensive search was conducted throughout the evening by Shuswap Search and Rescue; search efforts will continue in daylight with additional resources. The missing kayaker was wearing an orange dry suit and light blue PFD. The kayak was approximately 13 feet long and yellow in colour. Anyone who may have seen a yellow kayak in Chase Creek or the South Thompson River is requested to phone the Chase RCMP Detachment at 250679-3221.

BC Ambulance is hiring

BC Ambulance is Hiring

BC Ambulance is hiring

Primary Care Paramedics and Emergency Medical

Primary Care Paramedics and Emergency Medical Responders positions available in Chase BC

Responders positions available in Chase, BC


Given high water levels and fast-moving currents, Chase RCMP are requesting citizens stay away from Chase Creek at this time.

• Entry level training provided

BC Ambulance is Hiring

Primary Care Paramedics and Emergency Medical Responders positions available in Chase, BC

• Competitive wages & Benefits

• Flexible schedule

Inquire about wages, shift patterns, and work availability


Or contact our local ambulance supervisor at 250-371-7445

Or, call our local ambulance supervisor at 250.371.7445

If you don’t think you have the qualifications, please call.


BC Ambulance

BC Ambulance is Hiring

Notice to convene AGM. The board of directors for the Skmana Ski & Snowshoe Club hereby convenes our AGM meeting to be held on June 4th 2023, 7pm, at the Chase curling rink.

For more information or to book a tour contact us at 250-679-1512 or 250-679-4447 Ext 404 743 Okanagan Ave, Chase

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Donkey refuge opens for visitors with resiliency & Sustainability at top of mind Press Release

Donkey friends, rejoice! The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge is now open for weekend drop-in visits, and prebookings on Quiet Tuesdays & Group Tour Thursdays. Open Saturdays & Sundays from 10:30am to 3:30pm, with the last entry at 3pm, visitors to the Refuge can spend time with the donkeys, bring a picnic & enjoy the fresh air & peaceful atmosphere, and browse the Donkey Shoppe.

Located near Chase, the Donkey Refuge provides a safe, secure, & permanent home for neglected, abused or unwanted Donkeys. Refuge Founders Shirley Mainprize and Rob Miller have been rescuing donkeys for over 25 years. “The Refuge houses 100 donkeys in permanent care, with foster farms helping support our cause.”

Donkeys originate from Africa and were imported during colonization. “Donkeys are one of the most resilient animals, and their ability to recover always surprises and inspires us. When a donkey arrives here, we make a promise to that animal to provide the best possible opportunity to heal.”

Over the years, keeping that promise has included developing more irrigation for pastures and fire protection, installing generators for backup power to ensure the donkeys always have fresh clean water, and building an infirmary & insulated recovery room for sick donkeys.

This year the Refuge is focusing on resiliency and environmental sustainability. Mainprize notes “We just planted windrows of aspens to help with

fire protection as well as crabapple and saskatoons to feed native animals, birds, and insects. Our goal is to plant 200 trees this year.” The TNRD is helping with a $1000 grant to plant another round of trees in the fall. Other ways the Refuge is looking to increase sustainability? “Hot composting, solar power, insulating the barns, flowers for pollinators, and connecting people with the outdoor environment.”

Recent temperature extremes are especially hard on the donkeys, with colic at an all-time high among area equines. “It’s not just us – we have heard from many other horse people in the region who have had colic issues this year. The weather is very unstable, and it has not been kind to donkeys, horses, mules, and other grazing animals.”

Visitors should also note the Refuge is resuming construction on their Barn Expansion, which had to be put on hold due to supply chain issues and the winter weather, so some areas of the farm will be off limits this summer. “The barn expansion is crucial to our longterm planning, and we are hoping we can mitigate the risks of colic by also insulating the existing barn while we have the workers here. A generous long-time supporter has kicked off our insulation campaign with $25,000 and we are hoping to raise another $75,000.”

Donations for the Donkeys can be made online at turtlevalleydonkeyrefuge. com/donate or call Shirley 250-679-2778. All donations will receive a tax receipt.

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Donors Carmina Gooch & Terry Roberge present Donkey Refuge Founder Rob Miller(centre) with a $25,000 cheque to kick off the Barn Insulation Fund. Photo CreditSheila Empey

Chase Minor Baseball Players of the Week

Thank you for the GC’s Eye Candy, these kids are loving them! Thank you to Kelsey at the Sunflower for putting our Player of the Week in her paper, the kids love seeing their pictures in the paper!

Tegan Wilson

Tegan’s favorite part about baseball is hitting, her favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip and her favorite baseball team is Blue Jays

Sawyer Nielsen

Sawyer loves hitting the ball and his favourite ice cream flavour is bubble gum. His favourite baseball team is the Blue Jays.

Braxton Timm

Braxton’s favourite ice cream flavour is mint moose tracks and he loves playing pitcher.

Bo Jablonski

Bo’s favourite part of baseball is playing 1st base. He loves Moose Tracks ice cream and his fave MLB team is the Blue Jays

Krypton Deleeuw

Krypton’s favourite ice cream is bubble gum flavour and he loves batting.

Jonathon Manuel

Jonathon’s favourite part of baseball is running, he loves Bubble gum Ice Cream and he likes watching the Blue Jays.

Corbin Knorr

Corbin likes playing shortstop, his favourite ice cream is Bubble Gum flavour and his own baseball team the Green Goblins is his favourite team!

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Tournament City Derby Diversified Presents


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Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

Doors at 6:30 pm • First Whistle at 7:00 pm

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Tickets are $10 Kids under 12 FREE Tickets available around town or at the door

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