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Incorporation Study Accessible On-line the future of their community. By Jo Anne Malpass Scotch Creek Governance Review Phase It says the analysis has indicated that 1 Background Research has been completed Scotch Creek has assets and revenue generby TRUE Consulting and can be viewed on ating opportunities that are comparable (or the North Shuswap Chamber of Commerce better) than other similar sized, existing municipalities. website. The average total assessment value for The report was commissioned by several comparable combusinesses and indimunities is less viduals in the area, than $80 M. The who put money average total together for a study assessment value to see if incorporain Scotch Creek tion is feasible. To is almost four keep costs reasonatimes this ble, it was decided that Scotch Creek, amount at over $300M. as the Primary SetA Scotch tlement Area in the Creek municipalArea F Official ity would cover a Community Plan, comparatively would be the ‘test’ case. Scotch Creek Governance Review Phase 1 Back- small geographic The report rec- ground Research has been completed . To see the full area, thereby offering potential ommends pursuing report, go to www.northshuswapbc.com. operational effifurther steps in studying incorporation options, identifying ciencies for servicing infrastructure (roads, sewer, water). the main reasons for interest in incorporaThere are many comparably sized mution as local control and decision making, a strong local economy, land use planning nicipalities that are successfully operating community water and sewer systems. A and advancement of servicing infrastructure. Scotch Creek municipality could consoliIt states Scotch Creek area has a strong date several private water systems, thereby economic, social and cultural fabric, with simplifying administration by IHA. (Continued on page 3) citizens who are engaged and interested in

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Although scammers are always active, this is their busiest time of year. When people are distracted preparing for Christmas, the scammers ramp up their efforts to take your money and personal information. Some of the scams at Christmas involve emails with fake purchase invoices using the name of a reputable company or a Shipping Status message. With so many online orders being shipped at Christmas time, people are more likely to click something they wouldn’t normally click. Clicking on the link can install malware or take you to a phishing page which will attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details. Not all email flyers and sales are legitimate this shopping season. Some of the stores where you have shopped or signed up for newsletters will likely be okay but be cautious of unexpected deals or product promotions from stores or sellers you have never dealt with. This can lead to stolen money for an order that will never come in. Scammers are taking to social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. One of the recent scams was on Facebook where the ad said Costco has a free gift for you. There are reports of people who were convinced to give their credit card information to receive the gift. Of course, it wasn’t Costco and people’s credit cards were charged several times. Don't respond to direct messages. If you think the offer is legitimate, go to the website of the company directly, do not click on the link. Never reply to emails that ask you to verify your information or confirm your user ID or password. Nev-

er disclose information about your finances, bank accounts or credit cards (not even the credit card expiry date). Keep an eye on your bank accounts It only takes one store you shop at being compromised to give criminals the chance to drain your bank account, whether it be a card scanner at a retail outlet or an online store with lax web security. If you have a friend or parent you think may be at risk, talk to them about scammers before it happens. Let them know you are available if they have any questions about an email or a phone call. Recently, an 80-year-old Kamloops man was defrauded of $8,000 because he thought someone calling him was from the Canadian Revenue Agency. The scammer told him if he didn’t purchase gift cards, two police officers would come to his house and arrest him. The CRA does not phone people, it communicates through the mail and no legitimate business will ever threaten arrest if payment is not made. Make sure anyone you think may be vulnerable knows this. If you have been scammed or think someone is trying to scam you by requiring you to send money or make a purchase to receive a prize, contact the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre to lodge a complaint or request more information: Tollfree telephone: 1-888-495-8501 or contact the Competition Bureau of Industry Canada at: Toll-free telephone: 1-800348-5358 or by email at compbureau@ic.gc.ca The Kicker staff wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, scam free New Year.

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Consistent with the Liquid Waste Management Plan, a Scotch Creek municipality could develop a phased sanitary sewer servicing plan and would qualify for capital cost assistance grants from senior governments. Now that the private preliminary study is complete, copies will be sent to the Ministry of Community, Sport and

Cultural Development, the CSRD, MLA, MP and other interested persons and groups. Contact will be initiated and followed up, to the goal of planning a further study overseen by the Ministry. To see the full report, go to www.northshuswapbc.com , point to The North Shuswap and click on Incorporation.

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North Shuswap Food Bank Christmas Hampers By Alison Elmes If you wish to add your name or someone else's name to the list to receive a hamper please call Janice at 250-955-2393 before the cut off date of Saturday, December 10th. Hampers will be distributed on Wednesday, December 14th between 1.30pm and 2.30pm at the North Shuswap Community Hall, 5456 Squilax/

Anglemont Road, Celista. Donations of non perishable food, pet food, and/or gifts can continue to be dropped off at SuperValu, Sunnyside Store and Ross Creek Market . Cheques made payable to the North Shuswap Food Bank can be mailed to North Shuswap Food Bank, 7465 Squilax/Anglemont Road, Anglemont, B.C. V0E 1M8. Non taxdeductible receipts will be issued.

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By Jo Anne Malpass The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has started its 18th cross country tour to raise money, food and awareness for local food banks. As in years past, two trains will operate coast-to-coast under the Holiday Train banner, with approximately 150 shows held in November and December. The train that operates primarily through the U.S. launched in the Montreal area on Nov. 25, while the all-Canada train's first shows started a day later, also in Montreal. The U.S. train will complete its final shows in Saskatchewan on Dec. 15, and the final show of the tour will take place Dec. 17 at Port Coquitlam, B.C. Every pound of food and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community. Performing at the local stops will be Dallas Smith and the band Odds. Smith is a platinum selling Country star, a Vancouver BC native who has an armful of JUNO and CCMA Award wins and nominations. Odds was born out of the 1987 Vancouver music scene and

their albums have achieved platinum status in Canada, along with 6 JUNO nominations, several top 10s, and a few top 40 hits in the US and around the world. This year, it will stop for the first time in Canoe, BC at 50th Street crossing, across from the Hive Cafe on Dec. 14 from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Other local stops on Wednesday, Dec. 14 include Sicamous at Silver Sand Road intersection, east of draw bridge arriving at 5:30 pm with show from 5:45 6:15 pm Salmon Arm at the Lordco gravel parking lot, 51 Lake Shore Drive N.E. arriving at 7:45 pm, show 8:00 - 8:30 pm. Notch Hill across from Notch Hill Hall, 1639 Notch Hill Road arriving at 9:20 pm, show 9:30 - 10:00 pm. On Dec. 15, it will start in Chase on the north side of Shuswap Avenue, across from Chase RCMP building, arriving at 2:50 pm, show from 3:00 3:30 pm. Kamloops on the north side of Interior Savings on Lorne Street, arriving at 5:00 pm, show from 5:15 - 5:45 pm.


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Director Morgan would like to thank JPW Road Maintenance for the work done to clean up and repair the entrance to Imai Ball Park. From the draft minutes of the CSRD Board Meeting on November 17: •Refuse Disposal Facilities – Tipping Fee Increase in 2017 - The Board endorsed proposed changes to the refuse disposal facilities tipping fee schedule which will be implemented on June 1, 2017. Discussion included the concern about the increase, particularly for residents who take one bag of garbage to landfill or transfer stations. Although it will still be $2 per bag, there will be a minimum fee of $5. •Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Zoning Amendment (CSRD) Bylaw No. 82535 - The Board gave third reading and adopted Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Zoning Amendment (CSRD) Bylaw No. 825-35, which removed certain site-specific regulations that were no longer applicable because of uses becoming inactive (or never having been established), or properties being rezoned or subdivided. The bylaw amendment also included housekeeping revisions to correct two incorrect legal descriptions, and updated two reference maps. Director Morgan declared a Conflict of Interest in this matter and left the meeting during discussion and the vote, due to one of the property owners affected by the site-specific regulation being a personal friend of the Director. •OCP and Zoning Disparities - The CSRD has identified disparities between some Official Community Plan (OCP) policies and associated zoning regulations. Staff have therefore been di-

rected to bring forward OCP and zoning amendments that would achieve consistency between these bylaws. Pending adoption of these amendments the Board resolved: (1) that staff may consider authorizing development that is consistent with zoning regulations or existing density and not enforce OCP density provisions which may be more restrictive than the applicable zoning or existing density; and (2) not enforce, current use provisions of an OCP which are more restrictive than the applicable zoning. •Grant in Aid was approved from Area F for $1,000 to the Seymour Arm Snowmobile Club (development/maintenance of trails) •Election of 2017 Chair and Vice Chair - Area E Director R. Martin was re-elected to serve as CSRD Board Chair and Town of Golden Director C. Moss was elected to serve as Vice Chair. •BC Hydro and Fortis BC’s Two Tier Rate Structure - The Board adopted a resolution to request that the BC Utilities Commission and the Union of BC Municipalities consider eliminating the BC Hydro and Fortis BC two-tier rate structure (considering areas in BC not serviced by natural gas). •Area C: Blind Bay Road Speed Limit - The Board will write a letter requesting the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to reduce the speed limit on Blind Bay Road 50 km per hour between Balmoral Road and Ingram Road, indicating a pedestrian zone, and to invite Ministry staff to attend a future Board meeting.

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RCMP News Traffic On October 27 at 5:00 pm, Chase RCMP received a call of a two-vehicle collision on the one lane bridge on SquilaxAnglemont Road, near Scotch Creek. The investigation showed that an eastbound Dodge Journey with two occupants had begun crossing the bridge, when a westbound Ford pick-up entered from the opposite end and the two vehicles collided head-on. The driver of the Ford was issued a violation ticket. There were no injuries, and alcohol and drugs were not factors in the collision. On October 28 at 2:10 pm, Chase RCMP conducted a vehicle stop on Squilax-Anglemont Road in the Lee Creek area after receiving information from dispatch that this driver may be impaired. Once stopped, the 32-year-old male driver exhibited signs of impairment by alcohol, and was read the breath demand

for the roadside screening device. The driver refused to provide a sample of his breath, which resulted in a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, and the vehicle was impounded for thirty 250-679-3221 CRIMESTOPPERS days. 1-800-222-8477 On November 4 at about 6:00 pm, Chase RCMP attended a single vehicle roll-over collision on Seymour Arm Forest Service Road, near St. Ives. The driver, a 59 year-old male was northbound on the road, when he steered right to avoid pot-holes, and caught the soft gravel shoulder. He was unable to recover, and the vehicle went over the edge of the shoulder and rolled down the embankment. The driver was not injured. On November 4 at 6:00 pm, Chase RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Squilax-Anglemont Road. The driver, a 59 year-old female, was driving eastbound when two deer came toward her car. She first braked, then swerved to miss them, and went into the ditch. Paramedics and other First Responders were on-scene to assist, and the driver was not injured. Alcohol and drugs were not factors in the collision. On November 10 at 3:50 pm, Chase RCMP responded to a complaint of a train/ tractor-trailer collision approximately three kilometres west of Pritchard. The driver of a low-bed tractor-trailer, carrying an excavator, had attempted to cross the tracks. Although he had seen the train approaching from the west, he believed he had plenty of time to clear the tracks. Unfortunately, a sharp curve in the road immediately beyond the tracks caused the driver to come to a stop while the back of the low-bed was still on the tracks. The train executed an emergency stop procedure, however, it struck the back end of the trailer. The trailer was pushed about 25 metres down the tracks, and it jack-knifed the tractor. The excavator came off of the low-bed. No one was injured in the collision, and while the locomotive suffered minor damage, the tractortrailer was severely damaged. Alcohol and drugs were not factors in this accident. Break & Enter, Theft On October 26, while making patrols, Chase RCMP located a stolen blue Ford F350, which was parked on Scotch Creek Forest Service Road, near SquilaxAnglemont Road. The truck had been reported stolen in Kamloops on October 3 and the driver’s door lock had been tampered-with to gain entry. On October 26, Chase RCMP received a report of theft from vehicle. The complainant stated that on October 22, while hiking near the raft pullout on Squilax(Continued on page 7)


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Anglemont Road, someone smashed the driver’s side rear window of her vehicle and stole her purse. Credits cards and a driver’s license were in the purse. On November 1, Chase RCMP received a complaint of a stolen travel trailer from a business in the 300 block of Squilax-Anglemont Road. The older Holidaire trailer did not have a license plate nor was it insured. The thieves cut a lock off of the hitch. There were no witnesses to the theft. On November 4 at 7:00 am, Chase RCMP were notified of a stolen all-terrain vehicle from the parking lot of a local motel during the night. This ATV was soon confirmed to be the same one recovered earlier in the night on Coburn St. in Chase. An officer noticed a green Toyota Camry stopped near an ATV that was on the road, but did not have its lights on. As the officer approached, a male who was standing on the street jumped into the Camry and it took off at a high rate of speed. Due to public safety concerns, the officer did not pursue the suspicious vehicle, but did broadcast the information to other officers. Police are continuing their investigation into this theft. On November 5, Chase RCMP received a call regarding theft of a canoe near Adams Lake. The Mohawk brand canoe belonged to Thompson Rivers University, was green in colour and had a value of about $2,000. The complainant stated that he had set the canoe near the road so he could preposition his vehicle, as he and his party planned to canoe down the Adams River. Upon return to the location 20 minutes later, the canoe was gone Anyone with knowledge or information about any of these crimes, is asked to call Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221 or Crimestoppers. Arrest warrant

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On November 18 at about 12:15 pm, Chase RCMP executed an arrest warrant for a man who was residing in the 5900 block of Line 17 Road in Celista. The 39-year-old male was taken into custody and brought before a Justice, at which time he was released on a Recognizance of Bail with a court date in North Vancouver in January 2017. This address was the same location at which Chase RCMP had recently recovered a stolen pick-up truck. The investigation is continuing. Checkstops On October 25 at about 9:00 pm, Chase RCMP conducted traffic speed enforcement on Highway One at Chase Creek Bridge. Multiple Notice and Order tickets were issued for vehicle deficiencies, and several speed warnings were issued. On October 28 at 11:50 pm, Chase RCMP conducted a traffic Checkstop at Pine Street and 3rd Avenue in Chase. Approximately 20 vehicles were checked, one violation ticket was issued and one impaired driving investigation was initiated. On November 5, at about 2:00 am, Chase RCMP officers were conducting a traffic Checkstop at Pine St. and 3rd Avenue. A green Ford pick-up truck approached the Checkstop location, then suddenly turned onto another side street. An officer followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The 26-year-old male driver displayed symptoms of impairment, and a roadside breath demand was conducted. Based on the results of the roadside test, the male was issued a 90day Immediate Roadside Prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment. Approximately 25 vehicles were checked. A Violation Ticket for "Fail to Display L sign" and "Fail to Produce DL" were issued. A 24-hour Notice of Driving Prohibition by drug was issued as well.

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By Jo Anne Malpass To encourage cooperation among agencies involved in public safety issues on the North Shuswap, a meeting was held November 9 at Scotch Creek Fire Hall. Attending were two RCMP officers, two Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTi) managers, two from JPW Road Maintenance, two fire chiefs and the regional chief, two first responders, the local security service, community representatives, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area F Director Larry Morgan and his alternate Bob Misseghers, who organized and chaired the meeting at the request of Director Morgan. On the agenda was a recap of the Magna Bay Storm on September 17, a review of the two paving projects on the Squilax-Anglemont, road maintenance plans for the winter, Anglemont roads and maintenance, gravel road maintenance, police report, fire department report and first responders report.  Magna Bay Storm CSRD Fire Chief Kenn Mount said Anglemont Fire Department went beyond the scope of their mandate after the storm. It was a difficult evening and a learning experience. The CSRD had a presence behind the scene with staff kept overnight at the CSRD offices in contact with the Province. A community representative said the road was blocked too long, the fire department did an excellent job but Highways was not there soon enough. Joe Wroebel of JPW said there was an issue about communi-

cation, the timing of when the Ministry of Transportation and road maintenance was notified. First Responder Linda Christopherson said the community was blindsided. They didn’t think about fanning out and notifying other agencies. Something to learn from this, she said, would be to have some central coordination to make sure everyone necessary is notified.  Paving – Larry Morgan thanked MoTi for the paving of Squilax-Anglemont saying it was time it was done and Okanagan Aggregates did a good job, driveway issues and direct accesses have been adequately addressed. Highways Manager Peter Gooch said the Province has money for side road improvements and it is well past time a lot of them were done. Director Morgan also thanked JPW for cleaning up and repairing the area by Imai Park.  Winter Road Maintenance – Joe Wroebel said staffing and shifts for JPW will be the same as last year. Materials are stocked and ready to go. There will be the same number but some of equipment has been upgraded. JPW will be increasing liquid applications, with brine making and storage in Chase up and running. When asked about staff training, Wroebel said all operators go through a winter orientation program, with crews pulled in for training on winter maintenance, safety materials and equipment. New employees go out with senior employees. For quality assurance, there are ongo(Continued on page 11)


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ing inspections, weekly meetings with supervisors and the Ministry also monitors.  Anglemont Road Maintenance – Morgan said he has had a fair number of complaints about Anglemont, where roads haven’t been touched, except repairs after the waterworks, for 35 years. Highways Gooch said there were many large developments done in the 70s and all are deteriorating but there is nothing in the works for upgrades or repaving, so just patching for now. Anglemont Place is in particularly bad shape because of heavy log hauling and the Ministry has no means to place load restrictions, said Gooch. The Ministry can’t catch up with need. “We may see some of the worse roads done in the next few years,” he said, “but no promises.” JPW has been doing brushing by hand and machine this year and will be ditching next year. It was pointed out that some of the culverts have not been maintained. Wroebel said that is also a focus for JPW.  Gravel Roads – Wroebel said last winter was an interesting period, the roads thawing on top and frozen underneath was an issue. He said JPW tried to keep roads as passable as possible and have put extra effort on it this year, recognizing there is only so much quantity for gravelling across the entire area. Priorities are set and something must be kept on hold for contingencies. Celista Fire Department said that last fall, emergency vehicles were slowed down by the condition of the gravel road from the fire hall and it is mud right now. Should roads which have an impact on emergency response have a higher priority? It was pointed out this also was a school bus route. Wroebel said they are looking at that area but it falls into rehab category, which is the responsibility of the Ministry. The road has been graded but then the rain turns it to mud.  RCMP – Sgt. Gary Heebner said four priorities were set after discussions with Village of Chase, CSRD, Adams Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith, Little Shuswap and TNRD. They are traffic safety, property crimes and criminal offences, prolific offenders and First

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Nation relations. From Jan 1 to Sept. 30 this year, compared to last year, in the area from Scotch Creek to Seymour Arm, violent crimes were the same at 8 each year. Property crime was 87 last year, down to 42 this year. Heebner said this could be because one prolific offender has moved away or is in jail, one person can be a crime wave. Other criminal offenses up from three to four. Drug complaints up from 4 last year to five this year. There were 22 car accidents up to September 30. The Chase Detachment has been understaffed for over two years but is now at full staffing of 10 but the Detachment is still looking for a First Nations liaison officer. Some of the hotspots on the North Shuswap have been eliminated. There are still some people on parole or probation living in the area. Traffic services out of Kamloops was on the Squilax-Anglemont a lot this summer because of the “dangerous mix of bikers, walkers and cars.” ATVs driving on public road has also been a concern.  Fire departments – Chief Mount said Anglemont will be taking delivery of a 4-wheel drive engine this month which will be the only one in the area. Call volume was lower than last year. Last year was very high, dry weather being a factor. Fire bans were put on earlier this year. There has been a rise in motor vehicle incidents, five in just two weeks in the fall. He said there is concern about plans by the Wildfire Branch to close its barracks in Salmon Arm - will this lead to a delayed response? There was discussion about a fire smart public meeting to get people geared up for next season.  First responders are upgrading their radio system and may be able to tune into the fire department. Linda Christopherson said better communication between agencies is needed to make sure all emergency services personnel are notified, ensuring better flow when incidents happen. If a fire department blocks a road, first responders should be notified. The responders have also mapped GPS coordinates for helicopter landing areas. The group will meet again next spring.

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Paving in the North Shuswap In last month’s Kicker, Director Morgan thanked just about everyone for the pavement upgrades in the North Shuswap. I would like to add my thanks to Transportation Minister Todd Stone, Green Roads Recycling who did the stretch from Squilax to the Shuswap Lake Park, and to Okanagan Aggregates who did the balance of Squilax Anglemont Road out to St. Ives. Not only do we residents get a benefit of better roads to drive on, this work was a boost to our local economy with support work going to local truckers, pit owners, stores, and people renting accommodations. There is also the intangible benefit of improving the “curb appeal” of the North Shuswap which helps attract more visitors and investors. Director Morgan also thanked Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo who chose the North Shuswap for this work over competing interests across his whole riding. I’m sure for everyone of us that thanks Greg, he hears from many more who had hoped their areas would get treated like we did. I for one really appreciate the personal attention our MLA has shown to the North Shuswap. He really gets and understands the needs of rural communities not only with this paving project but with other actions like financial support of the North Shuswap Health Centre and being available on a regular basis to meet with local residents and listen to their concerns. The one person Director

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Morgan failed to recognize, as one would expect, was himself. Director Morgan has made a point of developing a good working relationship with MLA Kyllo who facilitated several meetings with Minister Stone over road conditions in the North Shuswap. Without the work done by our Director, there is a very good chance none of the paving work would have happened. I think it is appropriate that I extend out thanks to Director Morgan for this and all the other hard work he has done for the benefit of our community. Development Boom in the North Shuswap? There is a new theory going around that Hell has developed a leak that may be responsible for global warming. If you believe in the 1st Law of Thermodynamics that “heat energy cannot be created or destroyed” then it follows that eventually Hell will freeze over and anything is possible. Not only might a real estate boom be imminent, the Vancouver Canucks might finally win the Stanley Cup! At the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting, despite my best efforts, no one stepped up to take over writing this monthly article. As a result, you get to read my thoughts for another year unless …… Humour aside, there are a lot of people in the North Shuswap who contribute every day to make our community stronger. The groups that come to mind are the Health Centre Society, the Lions, the 1st Responders, the volunteer fire departments, the Chamber, the Adams River Salmon (Continued on page 13)


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Society, Friday Nights Live, Victim’s Services, the North Shuswap Historical Society, the North Shuswap Community Association, the Imai Ball Park Foundation, the Parents Advisory Committee, the North Shuswap Players, the Parks Commission, the Advisory Planning Commission, and the Crowfoot Snowmobile Club. My apologies for any groups I have missed but this illustrates a healthy trend. This is a community that is largely based on volunteer efforts. A big thanks to all of you.

North Shuswap Christmas Parade By Al Christopherson Dress the kids up warm and bring the whole family to enjoy the sight of floats decked out in Christmas lights at the North Shuswap Christmas parade on Friday, December 9. Parade floats will marshal in Scotch Creek at Rose Clifford Park on Butters Frontage Road at 5:00 pm. Brian Knipstrom and his crew will handle traffic control there. If you would like to be in the parade, we have room for more floats. Call Al 250-955-2188. Scotch Creek Fire Department will lead off the parade at 6 pm sharp. It ends at the Super Valu with Kris Jensen in charge of traffic control and parking at Super Valu to make sure we have enough space to park the floats once they arrive at about 6:30. Super Valu has donated hot dogs and coffee and the Country Kids Play School group will be BBQing the hot dogs for you by donation. Harley Christopherson donated and will set up the BBQ and gear. As this is Santa's favourite parade, he will be there looking forward to seeing you at this fun community event.

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Christmas tree cutting permits now available BC Newsroom British Columbians who are interested in cutting their own Christmas tree should obtain their permit online or contact their local district or FrontCounter BC office. Local district offices can provide details about specific cutting requirements and approved harvest areas. Free use permits are provided for personal use only — selling a tree cut under a Christmas tree permit or cutting in an unauthorized area is illegal. No permits are available in the Chilliwack and South Island districts due to population density and tree demand. The ministry's Christmas Tree website at: https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/ xmastrees.htmprovides links to online Christmas tree permits, FrontCounter BC and district office contact information, and the B.C. Christmas Tree Council's website containing a list of tree farms and "UCuts" around the province. When cutting a Christmas tree, keep the following tips in mind: • Leave home prepared. Bring ropes, gloves, tools, tire chains, a first aid kit, a mobile phone and warm clothing. • Drive carefully. Be prepared for logging trucks: http://www.bcforestsafe.org/files/ tk_pdfs/gde_resrd.pdf • Make sure you have found the tree you will use before cutting to avoid wasting forest resources. Some permits specify only one tree can be cut. • Choose a tree that can be cut near the base and is easy to transport. Wasted tree remains left in the forest form a summer fire hazard. • Clean up and remove all debris associated with your activity.

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Winter Season Starts By Jo Anne Malpass Depending on when the snow and cold arrive on the Shuswap, there are many outdoor winter activities and special events in the area. If you are looking for something a little different for a family or friends’ get together, consider some good old fashioned fun in a horsedrawn open sleigh. Walters Sleigh Rides at Broderick Creek Ranch on Notch Hill Road in Sorrento has been offering sleigh rides for the past 22 years. Carol-Lynn and Irwin Walters operate the sleigh rides from when the snow starts, usually the middle of December, until the snow melts. The ride includes hot chocolate and cinnamon buns. Their sleigh can carry 18 people for the approximately one hour trip around the 80-acre ranch. For cross country skiing close to home, Skmana X-C Ski & Snowshoe Club offers 14 kms of track set, classic ski

trials and a generous offering of designated snow shoe trails. Trails are well marked and cover a wide range of natural forest, lakes and streams. You may encounter snowshoe hares, woodpeckers and grouse and possibly the resident moose. The trails are located at Skmana Lakes Forestry Recreation Site and are managed by the club. A warming hut is provided as a social gathering place. Take Adams Lake Holdings Road for 4.1 km and then left onto Loakin-Bear Creek Road for 8 km. Larch Hills, 20 km from Salmon Arm, is home to some of BC’s finest XC ski trails. With 150 km of trails, including 50km of groomed trails, there is no shortage of variety for the cross-country ski enthusiast. For snowmobilers, the Shuswap is home to seven excellent sledding areas, including the North Shuswap’s Crowfoot Mountain. Many of (Continued on page 16)

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the mountain accesses are groomed, providing a smooth ride to the alpine. There’s great powder, challenging climbs and fun bowls to play in. Local Crowfoot Mountain Snowmobile Club can provide hints and advice for a great trip. Farrell’s Field (Celista Ice Rink) will open when the weather becomes cold enough. It is a popular 17,000 square foot outdoor ice rink on Meadow Creek Road in Celista, open from 8 am to 11 pm, looked after by volunteers and funded by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. The rink has a heated skate shack, flood lights for night skating and a sound system for music. There is also a trail area for snow shoeing. For a skiing get-away, Silver Star Mountain Resort near Vernon offers powder and varied terrain to attract every kind of skier to BC’s third largest ski area. Sun Peaks near Kamloops is now the second largest ski area in Canada with 4,270 acres of terrain. The resort offers diversity across its three mountains; glade areas, bumps, steeps, long cruisers and alpine bowls. Beyond downhill, it has ice skating, horse drawn sleigh rides, snowmobile or snow bike tours, a tube park, a 10-acre Terrain Park, cross country and snowshoe trails and winter Segway tours. Events not dependant on weather include the North Shuswap Christmas Parade on Friday, December 9, starting from Rose Clifford Park at 6:00 pm and

ending at Super Valu with barbecued hot dogs and a visit with Santa. The annual Lions Kids Christmas Party and awarding of the Kicker Colouring Contest prizes is on Sunday Dec. 11 at 1:30 pm. This free event is a North Shuswap tradition with games, pictures with Santa, hot dogs, hot chocolate, coffee and treats. Every child in attendance receives a gift. For adults, there is a raffle of gift baskets donated by local businesses. Chase Candy Cane Christmas runs from December 2 to 4, starting with an evening parade on Dec. 2. The event features a hay ride, pancake breakfast, Santa, shopping at the Children’s Christmas Store, Storytime, bonfire, hockey games and musical entertainment. Twinkling Christmas lights, hundreds of thousands, can be seen in Kamloops at BC Wildlife Park's 19th Annual Wildlights Festival, featuring Uncle Chris the Clown. It will run from December 9 to January 2 this year. There will be a Winter Solstice Bonfire Night on Thursday December 22, 47 pm at Ross Street Plaza in Salmon Arm. Listen to the Shuswap Singers as they perform holiday classics, enjoy hot cocoa and hot apple cider, along with roasted chestnuts. Roast marshmallows and hot dogs and stay toasty warm around the bonfire. Wander the town to see the beautifully decorated trees and stop in at your favorite stores for wonderful gift ideas.


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Fire News Anglemont, Celista and Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Fire Departments wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe New Year.

Anglemont By Dave King Anglemont Fire Department can finally boast, IT’S HERE, THE NEW TRUCK IS HERE! Could we be more excited, I think not. Now the training on the new fourwheel drive truck begins, lots to learn, but fear not we are ready to roll. While we need to learn everything about the new truck and it will be a major training issue, we are continuing to provide our members with additional training when available. We have had one member attend a Pumps and Pumping Course, two members attended a Live Fire 1 Course, two members attended an Air Brakes Course and three attended an Incident Safety Officer Course. We are pleased to welcome Connor Heffernan from Anglemont as our newest member. Anglemont Fire Department congratulates Graham Lucas who has been named as our Fire Chief for another 38 months. Graham has appointed Jim Dingeldein as Safety Officer, Andy Aichholz as Captain and Darleen

Taylor as Fire Education Officer. Deputy Chief Dave King, Captain Don Lauzon and Training Officers John (Duff) Overland and Mike Sanderson, will continue in their roles. Darleen Taylor organized a Fire Education booth for the Lakeview Centre Christmas Craft Fair on November 19. We were happy to see many people drop in for our presentation which included smoke alarms, fire safety and a chance to get to know your local firefighters. Visitors were encouraged to enter a draw and we awarded appropriate fire safety prizes. We remind residents it’s time to check your smoke alarms, change the batteries and ensure your fire extinguishers are working. If not sure of what you need to do, please contact Darleen Taylor through our Fire Chief Graham Lucas. Celista By Fire Chief Roy Phillips Already December...Fall has slipped away so quickly and soon we'll be knee deep in snow and have icy conditions to contend with. We

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had no emergency calls in the past month and hopefully that will continue, none the less our training happens every Tuesday. As mentioned last month we are operating with a reduced crew, due to several of our members voyaging to warmer climates. This is where the remaining members really step up to cover all bases. With thorough knowledge of pump operation, water drafting, hose and nozzle procedures, as well as incident command and staging the operation, our people have met the challenge and shown the ability to handle it all. It is also that time of year to remind all to make sure chimneys are kept clean. Burn only seasoned wood and ensure that smoke alarms are

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functioning properly. Have an escape plan and post your address in a conspicuous place so your visitors can correctly identify your location should the need arise. Scotch Creek/Lee Creek By Fire Chief Mike Engholm It’s hard to believe that another year is almost finished as we inch closer to the Christmas season. Our Community Halloween party seemed to be just a couple of days ago. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people involved who made it a success. In addition to all the members from SC/ LC FD, a big thank you goes out to Bill and Darleen Taylor and Mike Sanderson of Anglemont Fire Dept., Darleen Volk and Peter Terwoort of Celista Fire Dept., North (Continued on page 19)


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Shuswap Lions Club, Scotch Creek Super Valu, Ian Bischoff (for lending the hay bales), Pat and Jack Sheppard, Doug and Roxy Kilback, Scotch Creek Bottle Depot and The North Shuswap Kicker. If there are any people I forgot to mention who donated in one form or another toward the Halloween party, thank you. During the Christmas season, families should be aware of the fire safety issues. These include candles that are left unattended, Christmas tree lights with poor wiring that could short out, fire places that are not cleaned out or not properly screened for sparks. In addition to checking these items, it’s a good idea to get the freshest Christmas tree possible and keep it watered to prevent it from drying out too quickly. Since the last Fire News, SC/LC FD was only called out twice, once for a false alarm and the other was for a motor vehicle accident where we set up traffic control. For training, SC/LC FD sent one firefighter to Apparatus Pump Operator

course, two firefighters to Critical Incident Stress workshop in Kelowna, three firefighters to Survival Skills for the First Responder, two firefighters to Fire Officer 1, and one firefighter to Incident Safety Officer. Most of these courses are at the Shuswap Regional Fire Training Centre. In house training involved engine 1 pump operations, hose handling and full duty crew apparatus checks. I attended the Remembrance Day Service at Lakeview Community Centre, which was very well done. This special day has always been very important to me, as I hold a deep regard and admiration toward our Veterans and to those actively serving in our military, for the sacrifices they have made past and present. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the North Shuswap Christian Fellowship for the wonderful Appreciation Dinner they hosted on November 4 for all the fire dept.’s. If you would like to see our team in action, please come on down for a visit on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm.

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On behalf of the North Shuswap Lions, a BIG THANK YOU to the following businesses and individuals that made our recently held “NOVEMBERFEST” a tremendous success. Through their generosity and from the people who attended, $3,800 was raised for our Community Youth Fund and the North Shuswap Health Centre Society.

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Sync or Sink John Seymour, Lakeside Technical Solutions Smart cell phones are pretty common out there now -a-days. It’s hard to go anywhere without seeing someone messing with their phone (sometimes dangerously). That’s because they are no longer just phones but powerful little computers with little screens and little keyboards made for tiny little people! Just kidding of course. Big people use them too. That’s because there are so many things they can do. Many people use their smartphones for email, texting, Internet surfing, playing games, taking pictures/videos, listening to music, navigating and even making the odd phone call. The only problem with smartphones is that they have relatively small amounts of storage space. Before long we find that our smartphones have filled up and we have to start thinking about either deleting or offloading some of our stuff. Generally, pictures and videos are the biggest storage hogs so it’s a good idea to start there. There are a couple ways to get your pictures from your smartphone to your computer. One way is to simply plug it in. All smartphone chargers have both an electrical plugin and a USB connector at one end. If you connect your smartphone to your computer with this cable, Windows will recognize it and allow you to access all of your pictures and videos. From there you can copy your pictures from your smartphone to the pictures library on your computer. Once the pictures have been safely moved, they can then be deleted from your

smartphone to free up space. Another way to move your pictures and videos is using the “cloud’. Both Apple and Android smartphones support syncing to Windows using the cloud. Syncing allows you to automatically copy all of your pictures and videos to your computer without using the cable. This means that you can be out all day taking pictures and when you get home, all of those pictures will sync to your computer automatically, as long as you are connected to the same WiFi network as your computer. To start syncing, download iCloud for Windows if you have an Apple iPhone and Google Photos if you have an Android smartphone. Both will require that you have an ID and password and that iCloud is turned on for your iPhone and the Google Photos app downloaded on your Android. Cloud syncing is also very useful for copying your contacts, calendars and reminders back and forth from your smartphone to your computer. Not only does it ensure that all of your important info is available whether you are at home or not, but also effectively backs up all of that info should you lose it on one of your devices. If you would like to learn more or need help setting things up to sync, feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, here’s hoping that you have a wonderful Christmas season and a Happy New Year. (250)955-0816 johnseymour@Lakesidetech.ca www.lakesidetech.ca


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First Responders “911 … What is your emergency?” Submitted by Karen Boulter If ever a day arises when you need to call 911, you will reach BC Ambulance Services. They will first dispatch the ambulance and then call our North Shuswap First Responders, who will be dispatched to your location, as well. NSFR follows BC Ambulance protocol to help ensure you are provided care in a timely manner and help to prepare you for transport to the hospital once BC Ambulance is able to arrive on scene. Our responders are trained as Emergency Medical Assistants – First Responders (EMA -FR). If, for some reason, NSFR have not arrived at your location within fifteen minutes, please dial 911 again, and ask BC Ambulance to check that North Shuswap First Responders have also been dispatched. When we arrive, we will assess the scene, looking for ways to ensure the safety of all persons involved. We will then follow a primary assessment, checking on the patient’s level of consciousness, as well as determining adequate airway, breathing and circulation. A rapid body survey is conducted to ascertain any life threatening injuries which will be attended to immediately. Oxygen will be provided when necessary and a secondary assessment is conducted to continue gathering information. We will record signs and symptoms of the injury or illness, list allergies, medications, past and pertinent

medical history, last oral intake, and events leading up to the emergency situation. Checking vital signs such as pulse, respirations, skin temperature and colour, as well as assessing pain levels, is information that will be passed on to the EMA’s who arrive in the ambulance. Attending to wounds and fractures, applying a cervical collar when necessary, and helping with lifting and loading of the patient, all help speed up the process of getting you to the hospital a little more quickly. Thank you to all those in our communities for your help, allowing us to continue helping you when we are needed. Together, ‘We Make A Difference.’ Please call Andrea Carter @ 250-679-7746 to find out more about becoming a First Responder. If you still need to order your green and white reflective address sign, please call Margaret Needham @250-679-2334 or email her at ma.needham49@gmail.com If you would like to borrow home care medical supplies such as crutches, walkers, walking casts, or wheelchairs, free of charge, from the First Responders Society, please contact Don Devine at donedevine@gmail.com or call 250-955-2101 to make arrangements and find out more about the equipment we have available. Contact Catherine McCrea at cm.nsbc@gmail.com to ask about our NSFR Society information.

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Submitted by Phil McIntyre-Paul It has been one year since the historic signing between Secwepemc, regional, municipal, trail stewardship, environment, industry, business, and other sector leadership throughout the Shuswap. The diverse circle of leaders planned to reconvene at the end of November to strengthen relationships, share notes, and review priorities for action in 2017. "It's a work in progress," says Shuswap Trail Alliance Executive Director, Phil McIntyre-Paul. The STA administers the Roundtable and working group on behalf of regional partners, with facilitation support from the Fraser Basin Council. "These are early steps together along a very new path. Listening, patience, and generosity are key as we feel our way toward new relationships with each other and the land." Collaborative highlights over 2016 have included work led by Splatsin, the Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club, and BC Parks to develop a multi-use recreation management plan in the Owlhead/ Cummings Lake alpine above Sicamous, a working group led by Little Shuswap Band and BC Parks to protect valuable pictographs along the Adams River, development of a master mapping inventory led by the CSRD GIS department and the STA, work toward a formal recreational plan for Mt Ida led by Secwepemc leadership with organizations like the Shuswap Off-Road Enthusiasts, the development of a Cumulative Effects proposal to build a ground breaking planning tool that will help inform recreational land management decision-making, formation of a Shuswap Trail Sign committee to develop protocols for Secwepemc naming, and an impressive list of trail projects - both non-motorized and motorized - championed by different organizations and communities throughout the Shuswap. Ten years in the making, the Shus-

wap Trails Roundtable and Regional Trails Strategy are key initiatives targeting a higher level of commitment to work together. The concept was originally championed by Shuswap Trail Alliance community partners working with Secwepemc and municipal/ regional leadership who recognized that appropriate care of non-motorized trails within the land was going to take working partnerships with both nonmotorized and motorized trail users. In 2010 it became an established priority in the Shuswap Tourism Strategy. Subsequent support through Shuswap Tourism, CSRD Parks, and the Provincial Recreation Sites and Trails BC provided the base funding to move things forward. The purpose of the the Shuswap Trails strategy is to protect, enhance and recognize trails as an integral part of the Shuswap lifestyle, culture and economy. The strategy is intended to "ensure trails are appropriately authorized, mapped, developed, maintained, and promoted. It will also protect and promote First Nations interests, reduce/ repair ecological damage from all trail use, and manage land access appropriately. The strategy’s process will also serve to demonstrate collaborative management between all orders of government, industry sectors and stewardship groups. It will provide stability and security to all user groups, businesses, and the orders of government who invest in them." (View the most current version of the strategy at www.shuswaptrailalliance.com) This years trails roundtable includes addresses from Secwepemc leadership, updates on key projects from 2016, and lots of space for sub-regional discussion to guide priorities and support initiatives throughout the Shuswap for 2017 that continue to strengthen relationships and work together.


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Lions Club News By Barry Tannock Thank you for your great support for the Meat Draw. Every Saturday at 3pm at the Copper Island Pub in Scotch Creek Pub. Come and enjoy the victories of your friends and neighbours. You might even get lucky. If you missed NOVEMBERFEST, you missed the premier event of the fall social season. The German cuisine of schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut, red cabbage and black forest cake for dessert was a culinary delight. The “professionally” taught Polka Lesson helped work off the dinner calories. Fresh Out Of The Shuswap…. “Stumblin In” kept everyone on the dance floor “boppin” to his or her favorite tunes. The Silent Auction and 50/50 Draw kept up the excitement. All in all, the North Shuswap Lions, with help from the North Shuswap Health Centre Society profited $3,800 for the Health Centre and our Community Youth Fund. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Novemberfest. Last month our club hosted a visit by our District Governor and visiting members from five neighbouring Lions clubs. The prime rib roast prepared by Tim Brausse from Super Valu was exceptionally delicious. Guests of honour at this dinner also included Hank & Sarah Dueck. Hank was acknowledged by all those attending for being one of twenty five Charter Members of the North Shuswap Lions from forty years ago. Don’t forget to mark your calendar with the following dates; Friday, December 9-Santa Claus Parade; Sunday, December 11-Kids Christmas Party 1:30 – 3:30 at North Shuswap Community Hall, Saturday, December 17Christmas Turkey Meat Draw at Copper Island Pub 3:00-5:00 – last of 2016. Meat draw recommences Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Kids raise over $1000 for SPCA and Earth Rangers at Celista Farmer’s Market Submitted by Tracy Bentley Behind the scenes, market morning begins early. It is a bit rushed and chaotic. Kids are up at five am, running around collecting goats and chickens and loading the mobile red barn to haul to market. The goats have a mind of their own and usually decide when they are ready to go. It often takes bribery. It seems they prefer to ride inside the Chevy truck with the kids rather than in their own mobile trailer. Not a comfortable ride for anyone. We get a laugh when we see all the people looking and chuckling at us driving down the road. It is a comical sight to have goats peering through the window. We breathe a sigh of relief when we finally get to market, unload, set-up animal pens, hand washing stations and donation jars. We are ready for market! For the second year now, Joey Sangster- Cameron, Jamie Bentley, Matty Sangster and Noah Sangster have raised over a thousand dollars. $1086 was raised in total this summer and will be divided between the Salmon Arm and Kamloops SPCA, and Earth Rangers. Earth Rangers is a kid’s conservation organization empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats. This year we had some great helpers. Katie and Sarah Moore and Hisani

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By Jay Simpson After this summer and fall where it seems like we've had doctors in the clinic almost all the time (we've averaged every second week since July), a bit of a slowdown this winter is unfortunate but expected. On the good side though is the fact that we do have one, or maybe two doctors that will be working with us through the winter to stay in touch with patients, check results etc. This will keep medical services in Scotch Creek on a regular schedule. Check our website or call the clinic to find out what's happening (250-955-0660). I've just returned from Vancouver attending a conference for Family Physicians. I personally talked in depth about our opportunity to over 100 physicians, I have contact information for over 40 of them and I feel pretty good about one or two being curious and potentially interested in coming here. Also, some doctors that were in contact with us back in March when our $5000 reward was generating all that media interest, are coming back around. They've finished some of their work to become certified in BC and are checking if our opportunity still is open. I can't say for sure at this point what may happen but I'm feeling more positive about a doctor for 2017 than I have at any previous point. I'm up to 50% now! Things are moving along at the clinic. We're planning a renovation this winter to provide more privacy for patients talking to the receptionist from those sitting in the wait-

ing room. As well, we'll be changing up the color scheme a bit. We're in conversation with LifeLabs about adding a second day to their schedule as Fridays seem to get quite busy. The hearing clinic on December 4th did not go ahead as there wasn't enough interest. I guess our hearing is all pretty good (except when we're listening to our spouse maybe). But if you have an interest in hearing more, call the clinic and we'll put you on a list to notify when the next clinic is happening. Liquid nitrogen is in the clinic full time now if you need to take care of your skin and we've added a number of baby tools like scale, fetal Doppler and more. I want to thank the Lions for allowing us to work with them for the NovemberFest dinner. I understand it was a great time with lots of fun (unfortunately I was at that conference). We're very appreciative of the work the Lions do for the community and their support of the Health Centre. Also, thanks to all those who put their Super Valu receipts in the NS Health Centre drawer, and of course Super Valu itself. They're very helpful in many many ways. It's Christmas time again, I can't believe how fast things move around here in our 'laid back' community. The health center board and staff wish you all the best of the holiday season. Please be safe, and care for your family and friends. Merry Christmas and have a safe and prosperous New Year!


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Coffee House Concert Series Leduc on bass and violin. By Carol Lepsoe Music is such an integral Starting the open mic sespart of many celebrations. As sions was Sam Souter along we enter this holiday season with Chris Stevens. we, at the Celista Coffee Sam is a very funny felHouse, wish you low and delivers JOIN US FOR A and your families his songs with FESTIVE TIME! plenty of magigusto. Perry Saturday cal, musical , Tucker sang tribDecember 17 merry-making! ute to the late Doors open at 7 To help you get great Leonard into the festive Cohen, who season, we invite passed away earliyou to come er in November. down to the We were certainly Celista Hall on happy to see the Saturday, Decemreturn of the Tapber 17th at 7:30 pelacian String pm to enjoy muBand, who bring sic, coffee, treats and friend- such excitement and energy to ship. We will be opening up the stage, while playing their the evening to any performers style of old-time music. No who wish to play, sing or re- one plays the banjo quite like cite poetry. Even if you have Chris Stevens and we were never been on stage, this is lucky enough to have him the best place to debut your string us a song or two. Singtalents. The audiences are er/songwriter, Lindsay May, friendly and very forgiving. had a great delivery of some We were so pleased to see original songs. Joanne so many folks out for the No- Stacey, came all the way from vember Coffee House! There Sicamous to show us her were lots of new faces in the country flavor. We are sure crowd, including a couple of Patsy Cline was smiling down tourists from as far away as from the stars! And then the Netherlands. With this there is nothing more beautikind of exposure, the Celista ful that Willy Gaw singing Coffee House will soon be Steve Brockley, accompanied world renowned! The feature by the James De Ninjur on performance by Jan Kudelka mandolin. With all this talent and the Little Knife Band was in our area, our open mic sesworth the price of admission sions are truly a treat! and then some! The power To all the volunteers who and passion in Jan's voice come out to set up , work the helps one really feel the lyrkitchen and door, our gratiics. Jan's choice of songs for tude goes out to you. As her set were seductively soul- well, a great big thanks to ful and ranged from original everyone who brought treats songs to covers of Hawksley and to SuperValu who provided a platter of goodies. Worksman and Chris Isaak. Remember, mark your Rounding out the Little Knife calendars for Saturday, Band was Ben Roinson, on Dec.17th. Doors open at guitar, who showed off a 7:00pm and the show starts at number of fancy licks, Monique Nikel doing harmo- 7:30pm. Hope to see you ny vocals and banjo and Jim there!

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the sky and Alberta became an inland Some of you may know that I grew sea. The biggest changes to occur were up here in Celista, and it’s easy to say ∼ 24 HOUR CARE that I took for granted what a wonderful the volcanic domes that litter the Okana∼ RESPITE gan, Kamloops area and Barriere and the place we have here. It was not until I carving out of deep channels by the glacsaw the lake from the point of view of an A place to call home Albertan that I truly saw how marvelous iers, but the granite plate remained intact. So, I think people feel safe here because it is. Located in Beautiful I was driving back from PEI and as I although we humans are new arrivals, the Magna Bay North Shuswap crossed the prairies, and entered the nar- land itself is ancient beyond time. for more info call ONYX CREEK ESTATES row twisting valleys of the Rockies, I But Hey! What is going on down at noticed that BC was the North Shuswap North Shuswap Community Hall Community Hall you or visit our website at quite different from the Membership:$20/family, $10/individual say? Well on Saturday www.onyxcreekestates.com rest of Canada, where 5456 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista the wind scoured every December 3rd from info@northshuswapcommunityhall.ca tree and leaf. As I en10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. www.northshuswapcommunityhall.ca tered BC, I saw that the is the Celista Hall Farmwind barely touched the trees, and moss- ers Market Christmas Sale. All your faes and leaves hung from tree branches. Onyx Creek Estates clients and staff vourite vendors from the summer, and a Then as I approached Shuswap Lake, I would like to thank the North few new faces as well, will be there with was amazed at how lush and green it was great unique gifts that the internet just Shuswap Lions Club for their $500 compared to the dry and windy prairie donation to our home. The funds will cannot provide. Carols by Jude, lunch, that I had left behind. I saw the lake for cookies, coffee and a Christmas Spirit go towards needed medical the first time again and I got it. I sudden- that is unrivaled. Truly a great way to supplies. Thanks again! ly saw how the rest of Canada would see spend some time with your friends and Shuswap Lake for neighbours. the first time coming On Sunday Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m. is from the east: how the annual Lions Kids Christmas Party the narrow twisting and awarding of the Kicker Colouring valleys suddenly Contest prizes, which is an annual tradigive way to low tion that no kid or parent can resist. The green hills and the Lions do so much for the community lush expanse of the that it’s hard to fathom. Even more eastern interior plat- amazing, it looks like they are having eau rain shadow. fun doing it. Communities get stronger Located in downtown Scotch Creek Fun Fact: The when there are Lions around and that’s interior plateau is the the truth. only part of BC to Bingo is on Mondays starting at 7:00 remain relatively p.m. Doors open at 6:30. People are havuntouched since the ing a good time and they are winning continents came to- money, so get your lucky hat and lucky gether and began to dauber and lucky feather... and go play drift apart. From the some Bingo with your friends. Bingo is a Tuesday & Wednesday ocean to the end of big part of our fund raising now, so if 9:00am - 4:30pm the Coast Mountains you support the Hall, come out and play is land created by the a little Bingo because all proceeds go the collision of the west- NSCA. ern edge of the plate North Shore artist Lynn Erin will be with the Pacific Salmon Arm Scotch Creek holding children’s art classes on Tuesplate. To the east, the days from 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the club McGuire Place Unit #3-3874 creation of the Professional Building room. Call Lynn at 250 955 6234 for Squilax-Anglemont Hwy Rocky Mountains Suite 101 - 571 6th St NE more information. (Peoples Drug Mart Mall) folded up vast Dr. Kearl: 250-832-3633 NSCA meets on the third Tuesday of 250-955-0075 amounts of land and Dr. Hopkins: 250-832-6087 the month. piled them high to Dr. Irwin: 250-832-9401

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Naturalist News By Claudette Carlsen We’re having a great fall so far. On a trip to Kamloops last month, I counted 107 Eagles from the highway – a great number. The Rainbow trout are running and we are catching them here on the banks in Chase. Jack caught a 4 1/2 pounder last week, plus several more every day. And in my back yard, flocks of House Finches and Sparrows come every day. I hear from people in Scotch Creek that they are over run with Deer, lots of easy food for them, I guess. The CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT will be held on TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 this year. Again, we are asking people with birdfeeders to count for us or let me know so I can come to count them. Ineke will have the potluck at her house the same day. It is quite interesting how we tally and co-ordinate our counts so if you care to come, all are invited. Ineke’s phone number is 250-679-8763 to phone in your counts and my number is 250-6798148. However, I will be on the road all day counting in my area, which is Magna Bay to Evans Road.

An Inspirational Journey - Part LIII By Jan Penner Heather Alison's doctor in Salmon Arm said that she is doing excellent, especially for someone who is so sick! Heather sounded a bit tired but is still in great spirits. She is in a lot of pain and has a cough that is bothersome. She has been resting lots and is doing her best to relax and heal from her surgery. A specialist appointment booked for November 28th will have given her an idea of what the next step is in her treatment. Recent blood work was not great, with low levels that should be high and high levels that should be low. If she does heal up and blood levels settle down, she is expecting to have another operation, this one on her renal gland. There is also the possibility that she will soon be starting chemo. Despite the uncertainties, Heather remains positive.

Heather's daughter and grand-daughter recently visited. They decorated her home for Christmas and made a beautiful ham dinner that Heather said was especially wonderful since she didn't have to lift a finger! Now she is looking forward to Christmas itself. It will be quiet but Heather says that with the unpredictable weather we can have in December, she's glad her family will be safe in their own homes and not worried about travelling the highways. Heather, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Healing From Trauma Part 2

Eileen Peters MA, Certified Professional Counsellor If you are seeking professional help in dealing with events that are destabilizing you today even though they have happened in the past, it’s important to find someone who not only understands trauma and abuse, but someone with whom you feel comfortable. Feeling safe is a necessary condition for you to confront your fears and anxieties. Someone who is stern, judgmental, or harsh is likely to leave you feeling scared, abandoned, and humiliated, and that won’t help you resolve your traumatic stress. That being said, it’s important to note that traumatized human beings recover in the context of relationships: with families, loved ones, AA meetings, religious communities, or professional therapists. Study after study shows that having a good support network constitutes the single most powerful protection against becoming traumatized in the first place. Safety and terror are incompatible. Dr. Van der Kolk says, “Our attachment bonds are our greatest protection against threat.” During World War II many children were sent from London to live with families in the countryside because parents were concerned for their safety during German bombing raids. However, a study done in 1943 found that those children who were sent away to the countryside fared much worse than children who stayed in London with their parents, enduring nights in bomb shelters and frightening images of buildings being destroyed and people dying. The comfort of a loved one nearby was a protection against the threat of possible trauma. After a serious accident, or natural disaster, survivors need the presence of a familiar person and a familiar voice; physical contact; shelter and a safe place; and a time to sleep. When we are terrified, nothing calms us down like the voice of someone we trust reassuring us that they are there for us. Memories of past trauma can be terrifying. And trying to manage that terror all by ourselves often gives rise to a whole new set of problems: despair, addiction, a chronic sense of panic, and relationships that are marked by alienation, disconnection, and explosions. Often it’s hard to make the connection between what happened long ago and how life now seems to be spiraling out of control. Everything just begins to seem unmanageable. Unresolved trauma can take a terrible toll on relationships. An important element in recovery from trauma therefore involves, among other things, connection with another human being. That’s why it is usually more difficult to treat trauma that has occurred within relationships than trauma that is the result of an accident or natural disaster. Unfortunately, in our society the most common trauma in women and children occurs at the hands of their parents or intimate partners. Child abuse, molestation, and domestic violence are inflicted by people who are supposed to love you. This poses a challenge for recovery. But it is not an impossible challenge. As we learn to name the trauma and own our stories in the presence of trusted and understanding friends we will find courage to address the pain and confusion and chaos of the past in order to be, a Sandy McFarlane has said, “Fully alive in the present.” If you would like more information about this topic or to find out about counselling services in Scotch Creek please feel free to contact me at 250-793-2202. or visit www.northshorecounselling.net

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It’s not what’s under the tree that counts; it’s who is around it ….. Charlie Brown Rise and Shine Breakfast: The November breakfast was cancelled to avoid a scheduling conflict with our Remembrance Day Service. The next breakfast will be held December 10 and will be hosted by the Bingo Committee. Breakfasts run from 8-11 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Hope to see you then. BINGO at the Lakeview Centre: December Bingo

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About 200 people gathered to remember those who have served and fought for Canada’s freedom, rights and peace at the Lakeview Centre on Remembrance Day. Top: Veterans – left to right: Jack Lebans, Art Stoll, Veronica Brough, Bill McBride, Joe Wood. Missing from the photo is Brian Knipstrom. Bottom: North Shuswap Lion’s Club

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you distress? Bring them and your lunch to the Craft Group on Tuesday’s from 10 to 2 pm. Crafts is now running as a drop-in event. Bring your project and enjoy the company of others. The cost is $1.00 drop-in fee. FMI Dolores Beck 250-9550296 Lest we Forget: Remembrance Day Service: Approximately 200 people gathered to remember those who have served and fought for Canada’s freedom, rights and peace. The service was partly dedicated to the Women on the Homefront – those who stayed home and did so much to keep the country running while the men were away at war. A tip of the Lakeview Stetson to Fay Begin with mentors Joe and Lucille Wood who did a wonderful job of organizing the thoughtful and respectful service. Thanks to Hugh Bawtree who piped in the Veterans, and to all those who took part in the ceremony. Thanks to the wonderful kitchen volunteers, the fellows in the sound booth, the Anglebay Entertainers, the folks who set-up and tore down. A special thanks to Luke and Jonah Rivette and Scott Tannock-Favell who took part in the ceremony and laid a wreath representing the North Shuswap youth. A huge thank you to the service clubs who attended and took part and of course a very special thanks to our Veterans. We honour you. Pasta Tuesday: Tuesday November 15 was Pasta Night and a small crowd enjoyed a lovely evening. The hall was decorated in a cozy “Italian Bistro” manner and the music was Italian inspired. Thanks to Karen, Marianne, Ann and Linda

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for cooking up a lovely dinner. If you missed this one Karen says there may be another one upcoming in the New Year. Halloween Party: A small but enthusiastic gathering enjoyed the potluck Halloween Party. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere spooky thanks to the wonderful decorations and spooky sound effects. Thanks to the anonymous person who left a box of goodie bags to be handed out! Thanks Karen, Marianne and Linda for organizing a pleasant evening. Thanks Luke in the sound room! Christmas Parade: The Lakeview Community Centre will be entering a float in the December 9 Christmas Parade. If you would like to help with decorating the float, undecorating the float, passing out candy or singing lustily please contact Steve or Linda Brasier. Thanks to Jack and Frank Lewis for lending us your flatbed truck and thanks Frank for being our driver. Calling all Singers: Don’t be a stick in the mud; get off on the right foot and come and join us on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm to practice for the 2017 Pig and Whistle. We will cruise down the “Muddy Miss” singing all the way. The dates for the 2017 “Mississippi Mud” Pig and Whistle have been chosen: Matinees: April 27, 30, May 3. Evenings are April 29, May 5 and 6th. We will be looking forward to seeing y’all. Merry Christmas to you and yours from the Lakeview Community Centre Society. May Peace and Joy fill your hearts. Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and Happy New Year.

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Al Christopherson’s

Letter to the Editor

Direct Line (250) 955-2188

Nobody's Listening Politics and Planning in the CSRD

Real Estate View e-mail: al@northshuswap.com website: www.northshuswap.com

Corner pins

We all have corner pins on our property showing the line

between your property and your neighbours property.

It’s common to hear land owners say “that’s my corner pin

right there” as they point to it.

What I ask you to consider is to not refer to that corner pin

as your corner pin but refer to it as your neighbours corner pin. If both property owners referred to the same pin as their neighbours corner pin a lot more respect would be granted for your neighbours property.

By referring to that pin as ‘your pin’ it suggests you own it

and therefore will do with it as you please.

It is a federal offence under section 442 and 443 of the

Criminal Code of Canada to alter a survey corner pin in any way because that pin is not yours to do with as you like. Disclaimer: Al Christopherson is affiliated with Century 21 Lakeside Realty Ltd. and the opinions expressed herein are his own and not those of the company.

Lakeside Realty Ltd Scotch Creek

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Who votes on bylaws that affect our community? I count some 11 people representing Golden, Revelstoke, Sicamous, Salmon Arm (2) and all the rural areas between there and here, Areas ABCDE and F. Some I'm sure have never been to the North Shuswap, and most have no idea, nor care, about our needs, wants and ambitions. These 11 people vote on every bylaw that affects us. I give them credit as I'm sure there's a mountain of paper that comes across their desks for each board meeting. And I'm sure it's difficult to get their heads wrapped around every bylaw change, piece of correspondence, and report. And I'm sure they prioritize items based on what is pertinent and important to their specific area of responsibility. For many of these votes, the CSRD staff propose motions or make recommendations on how to vote. You'd like to think the Directors would spend even a little time looking at the various proposals and bylaws and public feedback. It seems that the CSRD staff recommendations are adopted regularly. Likely because it is easy, and the staff know best, so it should be ok. And I'm sure, in general, the staff is recommending the best solution to the perceived problem, does have the best of intentions and does have the well being of the affected community in mind when the proposed motion is written and recommended. This time they got it wrong. The community let the CSRD know early and

often, through the process of two public meetings, the Area Planning Commission recommendation, and various private conversations with the planning staff. Every single comment in the public record was against the adoption of the bylaw. Yet, staff recommended approving it anyway. And the 11 directors of the CSRD followed along. They did not have time to view, or didn't care about, the community response to this bylaw. Our local Area F Director should have made the other 10 directors aware of the wishes of the community... didn't happen. As I see it there were three sins committed here: 1) The CSRD staff brought a bylaw change to the board with a suggested motion to pass this amendment, against the demonstrated wishes of the community. 2) The local Director did not fight for, or even discuss, the wishes of the community with the other voting members of the CSRD. 3) The CSRD directors did not take the time and effort to recognise that the community was not in favor of the proposed amendment, and that they should cast their votes based on the wishes of the community. So Bylaw 825-35 passed, and we are the poorer for it. Maybe it's time for the people in our community to make the decisions that affect our community. Maybe then someone would listen. Jay Simpson


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Sunday Morning Services “Being an OVERCOMER”

Service starts at 10:30 am Followed by light lunch fellowship

7:00 pm-8:30 pm.

No Sunday morning service

Sunday, December 11th 1:30 - 3:30 PM North Shuswap Community Hall Face Painting - Fish Pond

Pictures with Santa Raffle for Adults LOTS of Door Prizes

FREE - Hot Dogs, Hot Chocolate Coffee, Juice

New Year’s Eve Gathering

8:00 pm - Midnight, Family Fun, Food & Fellowship with Worship & Prayer at 11:00 pm - Midnight to Ring in the New Year! No Sunday morning service. “Equipping the Saints” Chase Home Group Thursdays at 10:30 am

Thursdays at 6:30 pm Followed by light potluck lunch Dale & Doreen Call to arrange for personal ministry/ 250-679-1144 healing prayer time Pastor Peter and Robyn King Office: 250-804-3518

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Caution urged when considering cosmetic tattoos Interior Health Given the emergence of relatively new cosmetic procedures such as eyebrow microblading, Interior Health is reminding the public to exercise caution when considering such services. Specifically, users should ensure the establishments they visit have safeguards in place to protect their health. Microblading, also known as eyebrow embroidery, microstroking, and feather touch, is a technique used to apply semi-permanent makeup. This form of cosmetic tattooing uses ink and a very small blade to fill out or re-shape eyebrows. Microblading, as with any type of tattooing, involves breaking the skin. It’s important that equipment used, including microblades and needles, be sterilized to prevent the transmission of infection diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, as well as skin infections. A single use disposable microblading pen is recommended for this type of proce-

dure. To ensure microblading equipment is sterile, Interior Health recommends individuals ask for packages to be opened in front of them. Members of the public are strongly advised to receive cosmetic tattooing, tattoos and body piercings from premises inspected by Interior Health. Home-based microblading and tattoo services advertised on social media or websites like Facebook, Kijiji and Craigslist, may not have been inspected by Interior Health. Interior Health inspects regulated tattoo and body piercing businesses at least once a year to review practices with respect to general sanitation, disinfection, and infection control procedures. To view inspection reports for licensed facilities in the Interior Health region, please visit our website: https:// www.interiorhealth.ca/ YourEnvironment/ TattooPiercingTanningHair/ Pages/default.aspx

Turtle Valley improvements now complete

Grocery 250-679-3553 Mon - Sun 8am - 8pm

Pharmacy 250-679-8611 Mon to Sat 9am - 6pm Sun & Holidays 10am-4pm

BC Newsroom Seven hundred thousand dollars in improvements to local area side roads in Turtle Valley near Squilax Anglemont Road are now complete. “Grading and gravelling is now complete for side roads in the Turtle Valley area west of Chase,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “We heard that the condition of these roads needed to be improved and we moved it to the top of our list. I’m pleased to see this work done as it benefits local travel on these important side roads.” The completed work included improvements to 26

kilometres of side roads, grading, gravelling and drainage. Some of the roads that had improvements include: •Turtle Valley Road •Black Mountain Road •Bailey Road •Skimikin Road •Hepburn Road Work to stabilize the base of these roads will continue when weather permits in spring 2017. This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network.


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Askew's Foods Word on the Lake Writing Contest By Mary-Lou McCausland In Celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the theme for this year’s Askew’s Foods Word on the Lake Writing contest is Canada. Stories or poems can be set in the past, present or future and be of any genre as long as they reflect Canada in some way. Contestants may submit original unpublished works in the following categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. First place winners will receive a cash

Music Program Receives Donation Submitted by Mary Stewart On October 29th the North Shuswap Players presented a donation of $1500 to the North Shuswap Elementary School’s music program. Anne Flanders, president of the Player’s group, presented the cheque to the music teacher Nicole Auger. The North Shuswap Players encourage other groups in our community to support special programs at our local elementary school. The Player’s welcome new members, young and not so …. to join a fun group in all capacities of community theatre. That means you don’t have to be an actor!

prize of $150 plus a 2017 conference package including banquet ticket ($230 value) and be published in the Askews’ Foods Word on the Lake Anthology which will be available at the festival and after the Festival through Bookingham Palace Books, Piccadilly Mall, Salmon Arm BC. Contest is now open and will close at midnight on 1 March 2017. Winners will be contacted prior to the conference

which takes place May 19 - 21 at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort and Okanagan College in Salmon Arm, BC and will be recognized at the Saturday night festivities. For further details concerning the writing contest including submission guidelines, and information about the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival go to www.shuswapassociationofwriters.ca


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School News

Come by to view our roadside Shuswap Nativity scene

St. David’s by the Lake On the highway in Celista worship@stdavidschurch.info Website: www.stdavidschurch.info

Advent Services Each Sunday at 11:00 • •

Messages of hope, peace, joy and love for the weeks before Christmas Placing ornaments on our Advent tree, telling of Jesus and his story

Christmas Services Christmas Eve at 7:00 pm •

A candlelight family service, with carols and a spontaneous Shuswap Nativity drama. Enjoy cookies and see our display of nativity scenes after the service

Christmas Morning at 11:00 pm •

A unique service of carols, stories and Christingles (come and find out about that old tradition!) Special pot luck lunch and Christmas friendship follows

To Start the New Year January 1, 2017 at 11:00 pm • •

Looking at a fresh start Pot luck lunch (use up leftovers!)

Everyone welcome to all services! Get your FREE DRAW TICKETS for a GIFT BASKET at end of the parade route

By Jan Penner The school year continues to sail by! We have welcomed another new staff member. Mr. Matt Purden has joined us and will be in the grade 1/2 class Mondays and Tuesdays. Ms. Holmland will be with this class on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs. Pellett, who was sharing teaching duties in this room, continues as our Learning Resource Teacher and is now filling the same position half time at Bastion in Salmon Arm. The volleyball season has come to an end for another year. All the teams had a good season. The players got in lots of practise time and improved their skill levels and teamwork throughout the season. They did a great job coping with the travel expectations. A huge thanks to the parents who were ready and able to drive to games, especially when the destination was often Vernon. Thanks also to the teachers who shared coaching duties, supporting and encouraging these young players. Basketball season has now begun. The grade 8 boy's team will play their first tournament on Dec. 9th in Vernon. The younger teams (Grades 5/6/7) will play their first games in January. Mrs. Schmidt would like to thank the Chase Rotary for their contribution to learning in her classroom. As part of a Rotary initiative, the club donated dictionaries for all the Grade 3 students. They are much appreciated. Liam Smith's Memorial Rock Garden construction has begun. Dylan Warkentin very graciously donated his time,

materials, skills, and offered input in planning for the metal structure. The Smith family painted the hearts blue, Liam's favourite colour, and assisted with setting the rocks Liam's classmates painted last year, inside the hearts. Students are to place rocks around the base of the hearts and a plaque will complete the memorial. The North Shuswap Elementary Remembrance Day Assembly was at 1:00 p.m. on November 10th. Mr. John Angus piped in the Colour Guard and while we were not fortunate enough to have an RCMP representative available, we did have a group of girls from the Sorrento Girl Guides, of which one of our students, Shale Gidyk is a member. Cadet Tanis Cote, one of our grade 8 students and an accomplished trumpeter, played the Last Post and Lament. Thanks to the community members who came to share our tribute to our soldiers and peacekeepers, past and present. Practise for the Christmas Concert began right after Remembrance Day. Because this year's dismissal is early, there are only 2 weeks in session in December, with the concert on December 13th. As always, there will be a dress rehearsal in the morning, with a start time of 10:00 a.m., and the full concert will begin at 12:15 p.m.. The community is invited to attend either performance. Be sure to get there early as seats are often hard to come by. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. Have a safe and happy holiday. Classes will resume on January 3rd, 2017.

Merry Christmas from the Friday Night Live Crew By Barry Warkentin What a year we’ve all had, I’m sure some of us can remember wetter summers but I’m not sure if I can. I was worried in March and April, when we had that hot summer weather, that we would have a big fire season. Everything has a bright side I guess. We didn’t cancel any Friday Nights Live shows but we had a few where we were a bit wet at the end of the night. Still our crowds were strong and all had a good time. One of my favorite times was watching a beautiful elderly lady dancing in the rain under a broken umbrella. It didn’t give her much protection but she kept dancing, quite lovely. It’s been a real pleasure putting on this show and genuinely want to thank the whole community for their support. No matter what the weather was we had a great crowd and when the weather was good the crowds were phenomenal. I (Continued on page 39)


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Trev Manzuik - Property Manager/Realtor

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think some nights there were around 400 people. It’s such a nice Personal Real Estate Corporation evening to come out, eat good food, browse through the night Direct: 250-955-6269 market and be entertained with fabulous music. Bus: 250-832-7051 Fax: 250-832-2777 I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the crew of Friday Toll Free: 1-888-676-2435 Night Live. Arlene Stevens and Will Peacock for stage support, Email: trevmanzuik@remax.net www.okanaganshuswap.com Linz Kenyon and Ben Watson for sound, Sharon Towes for orwww.therightagents.com ganizing the Night Market, Samantha Carlisle and Joe Binns for Independently Owned stage signs, Evelyn Kury And Silvia Cierpka for the recycling and Operated and garbage station, Dave Allen and Dave Balser for helping ® Your local property professionals with the sponsorship wall. Your help has been greatly appreciated. Great Investment opportunity. I’d also like to thank our sponsors, local businesses that have stepped up and backed this local event. We couldn’t put this show on with out them. “CSRD, Tourism BC, Home Hardware, Spooner Electric, North American Log Homes, Interior Savings, Al Christopherson Cen.21, Pro Tec Heating, Jimco Towing, M W Classic Construction, Lakeside Technical solutions, Sonja 351 – 5th Street SE, Salmon Arm BC Vernon Wood Cen.21, Rembert of Fine log Products, Troy 4-Plex property offered for sale. Close to city Sandyke CGA, Jayson and Nicole, Workaton contracting, Lewis centre. Four - 2 bdrm units, covered parking. Tenants pay Utilities. Low vacancy rate. Present Gravel, Arlene Stevens, Darla Miller, Sothbey Int., The Kicker, income $3.0m per month. Room to Increase SOS Excavating, Advantage Gutters, Caravans West, Custom rental rates as presently below market. Interior Painting, Dave Cunliffe Consulting, Krista Barker, ReMLSL®10123225 max, Golden Ears Fruit stand, NS Lions, Shuswap Septic and Opportunity knocking Adams River Rafting . Thank you so much for all your help and support. Additionally, on our thank you list is our dedicated night market vendors. They supply us with wonderful goods from bread, soap, hats, jewellery to imports from around the world and from our own back door. Thank you for your participation, it makes the night so much more enjoyable. 2781 Southwind Rd, St Ives I can’t say enough about our food vendors, thank you Karina 3 bdrm home with a 2 bdrm revenue generating self contained suite for monthly and Charlie from Ecotreats, Evelyn and Silvia from Yummies or yr around use. Short walk to the beach Pizza and Sharon and Mike from the Be Teased Food truck. We while enjoying the benefits of waterfront property. Basement is partially finished & get to enjoy such divine meals each Friday night. We appreciate could offers rental revenue when completed. the hard work you do to put it on for us. MLSL®10116476 My favorite thing on Friday Night is watching the kids running around, playing and having fun and our patrons dancing, browsing and visitTRANSFER STATION ing each other in a JPW Road Anglemont very friendly inviting atmosphere. Scotch Creek Seymour Arm Thank you all for coming and I look Waterworks Maintenance OPEN OPEN forward to seeing you all next summer. Fri - Tues 8am - 2pm 24hour hazard After Hour Saturday 1pm - 5pm I’ll pray for lots of sun. Reporting line Emergencies Closed Wed & Thurs

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Christmas, New Years & Remembrance Day Closed

St. David’s by-the-Lake Anglican/United Church

5518 S-A Rd, Celista worship@stdavidschurch.info Rev Brian Smith  Sunday, 11am

Victory Church

Unit #3 - 3968 S-A Rd Scotch Creek  Sunday, 10:30am (followed by light lunch fellowship)

Closed Statutory Holidays

Shuswap Community Church Sorrento Campus North Shuswap Christian Fellowship

4079 Butters Road, Scotch Creek 250-955-2545 (nscfchurch@shaw.ca)  Worship & Sunday School, 10:30 am Potluck 3rd Sunday Pastor Lloyd Peters

Sunday, 10:30 am At Sorrento Memorial Hall 1159 Passchendaele Rd. 250.835.4004

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NORTH SHUSWAP • BINGO • At Lakeview Centre on Dec 1st at 6:30pm and Dec.15th at 2pm. FMI 250-679-2614 • At North Shuswap Community Hall Mondays. 7pm. Dec. 19 is the last one for 2016. FMI 250-253-5954 • Christmas Market & Craft Fair - Sat. Dec. 3, 10am to 2pm at NS Community Hall. Live music by Jude Bastien. Homemade lunch and goodies, door prizes, kid’s Christmas craft table. • TOY SWAP - Sunday Dec. 4 from 9am to 11pm at Copper Island Pub in Scotch Creek. Bring your gently used toys and swap them for something different! We are accepting toy donations as well. Leftover toys will be given to charity. FMI Karen at 250-955-6377 • Scotch Creek Christmas Parade - Friday Dec. 9. 6pm. Starting at Butters Frontage Rd. at Rose Clifford Park and Marching west to Super Valu. Santa’s Village and hot-dogs avail. • Shuswap Watershed Council Meeting Thurs. Dec. 8, at at Columbia Shuswap Regional District Boardroom 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm. Observers welcome. Visit www.shuswapwater.ca for more information • Lions Children's Christmas Party/Colouring Contest Prizes - Sunday Dec. 11, 1:30 to 3:30 pm at NS Community Hall. - Pictures with Santa, face painting, food, door prizes, Adult Raffle. Kicker Colouring Contest prizes awarded! • Food Hamper Distribution - Wed. Dec. 14, 1:30pm to 2:30pm at NS Community Hall. Cut off day to add a name to the list to receive a hamper is Sat. Dec. 10, call Janice at 250-9552393. Donations of non perishable food, pet food, and/or gifts can continue to be dropped off at SuperValu, Sunnyside Store and Ross Creek Market . • Christmas Turkey Meat Draw at Copper Island Pub. Sat. Dec. 17, 3:00-5:00 – last Lion’s Club meat draw of 2016. Meat draw recommences Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. • Festive Coffeehouse - Sat. Dec. 17, 7pm at North Shuswap Community Hall. • UFC Fight Night - Friday Dec. 30th. Come watch the fight at Copper Island Pub in

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Scotch Creek SOUTH SHUSWAP • 21st Annual Light Up Sorrento - Friday Dec. 2nd at Sorrento Memorial Hall - Free event from approximately 5pm to 9pm. Ending with fireworks. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, Santa, Live entertainment, light displays, fire pits and so much more! • South Shuswap Library Children’s Events: • Pro-D Fun Day- Mon. Dec. 5, 11:30am to 2:30pm learn Jazz Fusion dance , do an awesome sculpy clay craft with artist Lynn Erin • Christmas Crafts with the Silverbacks: Thurs. Dec 8. at 3pm. • Crafty Saturdays – Come to the branch on the first Saturday of January, February and March at 2pm and create awesome art! Jan. 7th, Feb. 4th and March 4th. Check the website for more details! www.orl.bc.ca/ branches/south-shuswap • P.J. Storytime - Tues. Dec. 6 to Jan. 10 6pm to 6:45pm • Baby Talk – New session starting Friday, January 8th through February 3rd. 10:15 am. 18 months and under. • Sorrento Lions Meat Draws Continue on Fridays from 5-7 pm at Copper Island Pub in downtown Sorrento. Please note: On Friday, December 16th, we will be having another special meat draw - 5 turkeys and 5 hams. Be sure to attend and support the good work the Lions are doing for our community. CHASE • Chase Candy Cane Christmas - Dec. 2nd 3rd,& 4th. . Parade on Friday - starts at 5:30. Street venders, hayrides, hot chocolate, bonfires. On Saturday treat yourself to a pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa, craft fair and Vote for Cookies- Drop off your dozen homemade only candy cane themed decorated sugar cookies by 10:30 am @Chase Evangelical Free Church (corner of Shuswap Ave & Brooke Drive) FMI call Zilly 250.6792856. Sunday - entertainment at Chase Community Hall. • OPEN HOUSE - Chase Evangelical Free Church - Thurs. Dec 15, at 3:00 pm. Warm up around the bonfire. Join in with singing Sudoku - Easy

North Shuswap Library at the Centre in Scotch Creek

Tues: Noon - 5 pm Wed & Fri: 11 am - 4 pm Sat: 11 am - 4 pm 250-955-8198

Christmas carols with Garth & Gail. The community is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Non-perishable items are welcome for the Chase Hamper Society. • Christmas carols with Garth & Gail - Thurs. Dec 22, 10:30 - 11:30 am at Chase Parkside Estates. Treat the seniors with the gift of attending. Everyone is welcome! OTHER AREAS • Winter Solstice Bonfire Night - Thurs. Dec. 22, 4-7 pm at Ross Street Plaza in Salmon Arm. Listen to the Shuswap Singers as they perform holiday classics, enjoy hot cocoa and hot apple cider, along with roasted chestnuts. Roast marshmallows and hot dogs and stay toasty warm around the bonfire. • 19th Annual Wildlights Festival - December 9 to January 2 at Kamloops BC Wildlife Park. View hundreds of thousands of Twinkling Christmas lights. Visit with Uncle Chris the Clown. CP Holiday Train • December 14 •Sicamous - 5:30 to 6:15 Silver Sand Road intersection, east of draw bridge •Canoe - 7pm to 7:30 50th Street crossing, across from the Hive Cafe •Salmon Arm - 7:45 to 8:30 at the Lordco gravel parking lot, 51 Lake Shore Drive N.E. •Notch Hill - 9:20 to 10pm across from Notch Hill Hall, 1639 Notch Hill Road • December 15 • Chase - 2:50 to 3:30 north side of Shuswap Avenue, across from Chase RCMP building • Kamloops - 5pm to 5:45 north side of Interior Savings on Lorne Street

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To add a meeting/event call 250-955-0534, Fax 250-955-0515 or email kicker@kicker.ca NORTH SHUSWAP CELISTA COMMUNITY HALL 5456 Squilax Anglemont Rd • BINGO Monday (except stats). $1000 Progressive Jackpot (must be legal age). Doors open at 6. Games start at 7. FMI Deb at 250-253-5954 (license #85663)

Celista Coffee House - Live entertainment, 3rd Saturday of the month, Oct to May. $4 admission. Doors open 7pm, Open mic; 7:30-8pm will be dedicated to young performers, feature act to follow. Refreshments. 5:30 set-up with potluck to follow. FMI 250-679-2174 • Clean up Our Community - 3rd Wed., 6pm FMI Mike 250-819-0522 • Community Association - meeting 3rd Tues of the month, 7pm. • Craft & Needlework every Wed, 10-2. FMI Gerry 250-955-6279 • Historical Society - meeting 2nd Thurs of the month, 2pm. • Lions Club - meetings 2nd & 4th Thurs of the month, 7pm. Meat Draw at the Copper Island Pub, Saturdays 3-5pm • Naturalist Club - meet 2nd Tues of the month, 1:30 pm. (Summer outings) FMI Claudette: 250679-8148 • NIA Dance Fusion Classes - Tues & Fri 10:30am 11:30am. FMI Nancy Parkinson 250-679-8233 • NS First Responders Society - meet 2nd Wed. of the month at 2pm • N.S. Players - meet 2nd Tues. of the month, 7pm. • Zumba - Tues & Thurs 9am to 10am. FMI Julie 250 -679-8502 LAKEVIEW CENTRE ACTIVITIES 7703 Squilax-Anglemont Rd, Anglemont • Anglebay Entertainers Chorus practice - Wed. 1pm, Jo 250-955-2282 • Arts & Drop-in-Crafts - Tues. 10am to 2pm. Bring your lunch. Everyone welcome. FMI call Alison @ 250-955-2588 • Bingo - 1st & 3rd Thur. 6pm (licence no. 82087)FMI Suzanne 250-679-2614 • Bridge Night - Wed evening, 7 pm. Coffee and Treats, Everyone welcome. • Carpet Bowling - Mon & Thurs 10-12. FMI Blair Scranton 250-955-0032. Spares list call Ann Chow 250-955-2899 • Cribbage (drop-in) - Thursdays 1pm to 3pm • Country Gardener’s Club - 3rd Wed of the month, 7 pm. FMI Chris 250-955-6467 • General Meeting - next meeting - Sept. 13, 7pm • Hawaiian Dance - Wed 10:30am to 11:30am • Hostess Program - Tues, Wed, Thurs, 1pm to 4pm • Parents and Tots group - Fridays 10am to noon. Shari 250-679-2178 • Rise & Shine Breakfast - 2nd Saturday of every month at the Lakeview Community Center. 8-11am. • Table Tennis - Mon. 1pm and & Thurs. 1 pm to 3pm. Dennis 250-955-2899 • Yoga - Tues & Thurs - 8:30am to 9:30am OTHER NORTH SHUSWAP ACTIVITIES • Chamber of Commerce Meetings - 4th Mon of the month, Location to be announced • Fitness classes at Quaaout Lodge - Mon, Wed, Fri - Yoga at 8:30am and Aquafit at 10am. FMI 250.679.3090 • Lions Club Meat Draw & 50/50 Draw - at the Copper Island Pub. Saturdays, 3-5pm. Ten draws for the various cuts of meat purchased from SuperValu. 50/50 Draw • NS First Responders - meet 1st & 3rd Thurs, 7pm at Celista Fire Hall. •

• NS Health Centre Society - meet 2nd Thurs of the

month, 9am. Call Pat 250-955-2999 or Jay 250-3775462 for location • Pickleball - at the tennis court in Scotch Creek. Every day at 10am. Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun are "organized club play". Tues/Thurs/ Sat are "open play". Times will be earlier when hotter weather arrives. Everyone welcome. • Soup Day - Wed. 11:30 to 1:30pm at North Shuswap Christian Fellowship Church. 4079 Butters Road. Scotch Creek SOUTH SHUSWAP BLIND BAY HALL - 2510 Blind Bay Rd, • Blind Bay Painters - Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 3 pm Contact Inge 675-2860 • Blind Bay Quilter Chicks - Friday 9 am- 3pm Contact Kirsten 675-5077 • Fitness for Independent Living - Mon/Thur 10 -11 Contact Betty 675-2249 • Talana Twirlers - Thurs 7 - 10:30 pm. Contact Nancy 675-5375 CARLIN HALL - 4051 Myers Rd., Tappen To book call Marcha, 250-835-8577 or Jane 250-675-5426. web: carlinhall.net • Tues: Beginner acoustic jam - 7pm to 9pm. • Wed: Intermediate acoustic jam - 7pm to 9pm • Coffee House 1st Saturday- October - May, 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:45. Proceeds donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. South Shuswap Library Blind Bay Market. 250-675-4818 www.orl.bc.ca/branches/south-shuswap • Knitting & Crocheting Group: 1st & 3rd Friday, 10 am – Noon. Bring a project! Meet new friends • The Writers’ Nook: 2nd & 3rd Wednesday from 11am – 1pm. All welcome! • For a full list of events including children’s programs and special talks, workshops, etc visit the library or check out their website. EAGLE BAY COMMUNITY HALL 4326 Eagle Bay Rd. • Quilting Mondays 10-2 (Bring Lunch). FMI call Inez: 675-4531 • Crafts Wednesdays 10-2 (Bring Lunch). FMI call Dot: 675-4282 • Fitness - Tues. & Thurs. 9-10. FMI call Sharon: 675-2408 • Darts Fri7:15 pm. FMI call Alan: 675-5403 • Coffee House 4th Sat of the Month, except Dec, June, July & Aug. 7:30 pm. Performers welcome! Gaetane 675-2178 • Notch Hill Town Hall Assoc. - meet 1st Monday of month at 7pm (bank holiday 2nd Mon) Watch for special events all year. Info 250-675-4174 • Probus Copper Island - meets at Cedar Heights Community Hall in Sorrento on the second Thurs./ mo. at 10 am Coffee at 9:30. For details call Mr. Doug Brown 250-803-8930 • Shuswap Rock Club - First Tues of the month (Sept - June) 7:30 pm at Sorrento Drop in Society. Saturday workshops 1-4 pm. FMI 250-675-2849 • Shuswap Wood Carvers - Meet Wed 9am to noon at Sorrento Drop in Centre. FMI Ken 250-675-3316. SORRENTO DROP IN SOCIETY 1148 Passchendaele Rd. • Mon: AA 8pm, • Tues: Crib -1:30pm, Men’s Snooker - 1pm, Meals to Wheels 2nd & 4th Tues. at noon • Wed: Carvers - 8am, Five Crowns 1pm, Snooker 6pm, Cards - 1pm • Thurs: Foot Clinic (call for appt. 250-832-6209), Quilting - 10:00am, Men’s Snooker - 1:00pm • Fri: Ladies Snooker- 1pm

Sat: Scottish Country Dancing 9:30am - 250-675-3518 SHUSWAP LAKE ESTATES COMMUNITY CENTRE: 2404 Centennial Dr, Blind Bay FMI call 250-675-2523 • Mon: Line Dance - intermediate 1:00 - 2:30, Sponge Ball 9:30 - 12:00 • Tues: Ladies Bridge 1:00 - 4:00, Good Time Quilters 1st, 3rd, & 5th • Wed: Line Dance - beginners 10:00 - 11:30, Advanced 1:30 - 3:00. Lego Club - every 2nd Wed. • Thurs: Play Group 9:00 - 12:00 • Friday: Sponge Ball 9:30 - 12:00, Youth Group Grade 7 & up 7:00 - 9:00. Family Move Night - 1st Fri. of month 6:00 - 8:00 • Sorrento Lions Club Meat Draw - Fridays 5-7pm at Copper Island Pub in Sorrento. 50/50 draw FMI Bob, 250-679-2299 • The Piecemakers Quilt Group - Thurs. 10 - 2pm at the Sorrento Drop In Centre. FMI 250-955-2393 • TOPS Sorrento #4369 - meets every Wed from 8:15 to 10:00 am at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. 2740 Fairway Hills Rd. Blind Bay BC (lower level). FMI Gail 250-675-2849 CHASE Chase Duplicate Bridge - Thurs in St. Andrews Church (rear door) Zoë 250-679-8488 CHASE CREEKSIDE FOR SENIORS 542 Shuswap Ave - FMI Sharron 250-679-1183 • Mon: Exercise for guys/gals, 8:30am / Bridge (with lessons), Canasta & Snooker, 1pm • Tues: Bingo, 1pm • Wed: Exercise for guys/gals, 9am / Canasta & Snooker, 1pm / Jam session 7pm • Thurs: Wood carving, 9am (lessons & help avail.) • 2nd Thurs: Monthly General Meeting, 1pm • Fri: Cribbage, 1pm • Exercise for guys/gals, 9am • 2nd Fri: Mini-Crib, 10:30am register, 11am start • 3rd Fri every other month (starting Oct 2015): Full course meal, 5pm. Happy hour, 4:15 Movie Night - Chase Community Hall, every Thurs, minimal admission, concession available. FMI 250319-6302. Parkside Estates - Public Bingo Wed. 1pm, FMI 250-679-4477 Ext. 5 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION 515 Shuswap Ave - 250-679-3536 • Tuesday Pool- 3:30pm, meat draw - 4 - 6:30pm • Wednesday - 3rd Wed of every month Branch General Meeting 7 pm. • Saturday Meat Draw, 50/50, Fun Darts - 2pm • Sunday - Giant Crib on the first Sun. of every month, 10:45 am. All other Sundays closed. • Taoist Tai Chi - Chase Community Hall on Tuesdays from 10-11am and Thursdays from 9:3011:30 am. FMI Judy 250-679-5425 SUNNYBRAE COMMUNITY HALL - 3585 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd. • Tues & Thurs: Karate 6pm (250-835-8875) • Mon & Fri: Badminton (250-835-4625) • 2nd Sat: Coffee House (except June to Sept) • 4th Wed: General Meeting 7:30pm SENIORS HALL • Sunnybrae Painters Tues 10am (250-835-4625) • Wed Quilters 1st & 3rd (250-835-8255) • Potluck dinner and Meeting 3rd Tues, 5:30 pm (except July/Aug) • Shuswap Needle Arts Guild meet 1st & 3rd Thursday, 10am to 4 pm (Sept. to Jun) FMI are Jo (250)-832-9308 or Sharon (250)-832-4588. •


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After Hours emergency 1-877-996-3344 Regular hours 250-832-8194 Anglemont Ladies Golf.. Bev Shea 250-955-0365 Anglemont Men’s Golf Club.. Rob MacDuff at 250-505-2781 Artistic Community.. Lynn Erin 250-955-6234 Arts Council for the South Shuswap.. Karen Brown 250.515.3276 AWE Society.. email: awesociety7@gmail.com. Baseball Club.. Mike McManamna.. 250-819-0522 or 250-955-0688 Camp Grafton.. Judy MacPherson 250-374-5115 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE North Shuswap - Dave Cunliffe 250-851-6852 South Shuswap - Karen Brown 250-515-0002 Chase - 250-679-8432 Coffee House.. Jim Leduc 250-679-2174 COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS Lakeview Community Centre Hall Bookings ..Marianne Brama ..250-517-8365 NS Community Association.. Toby Alford 250-955-2978 Hall Bookings – Deb 250-253-5954 or Lynn - 250-679-4017 Seymour Arm Comm. Assoc.. Bob Reimer 250-833-7610 Sorrento & Area Community Association (SACA) – Barry Stokes, 250-675-3306 Country Kids Play School.. Alanna Stearns 250-679-3005 Country Gardens Garden Club.. Chris Trueman 250-955-6467 CRIMESTOPPERS.. 1-800-222-8477 Crowfoot Snowmobile Club.. Martin Lucas 250-319-1331 Julie Lucas 250-253-5620 CSRD - Area F Director.. Larry Morgan 250-955-2567 FIRE DEPARTMENTS Anglemont - Graham Lucas - 250-833-8997 / 250-955-2173 Celista - Roy Philips - 250-517-0540 Scotch Creek/Lee Creek - Mike Engholm - 250-517-0098 Skwlax - Keith Power - 250-679-4472 FIRST RESPONDERS NS First Responders.. Andrea Carter 250-679-7746 NS First Responders Society.. Catherine McCrea cm.nsbc@gmail.com SS First Responders.. Debbie Edwards - email: backacher@telus.net. Girl Guides .. 1-800-565-8111 Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.. Cynthia Bentley 250-955-2222 HEALTH SERVICES NS Health Centre Society.. Jay Simpson 250-377-5462 Scotch Creek Clinic - 250-955-0660 Chase Medical Clinic - 250-679-1420 Chase Health Centre - 250-679-1400

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Onyx Creek Care Home - Angela Lagore 250-955-8180 SS Health Services Society - Sue McCrae 250-675-3562 Sorrento Health Centre – 250 803-5251 Sorrento Health Centre Society – Marilyn Clark, 250 6752449 Historical Society.. Loretta Greenough 250-955-6431 Imai Ball Park Foundation.. Brian MacDuff 250-955-0981 JPW Road Maintenance.. Attendant 1-877-546-3799, Main office (Armstrong) 250-546-3765, Celista yard (answering machine) 250-955-2231 Karate Club.. Dale Cundy 250-682-3094 Lakeview Centre.. Karen Hill 250-317-0012 Lions Club.. Ted Danyluk 250-955-6384 Meadow Creek Park Assoc.. Don Grimm 250- 955-0262 Naturalists Club.. Claudette Carlsen 250-679-8148 Needle Bugs Club.. Gerry Kendall 250-955-6279 NS Cemetery.. Doug Prigmore 250-955-6454 or Loretta Greenough 250-955-6431 NS Christian Fellowship.. 250-955-2545 NS Craft & Needlework Club.. Gerry 250-955-6279 NS Elementary School.. Rob Ellis 250-955-2214 NS Players.. Judy Weller 250-955-0744 Okanagan Regional Library.. North Shuswap.. Lee Carreiro 250-955-8198 South Shuswap.. Leigh Schaffer.. 250-675-4818 Parents Advisory Committee.. Angela Simpson 250-377-5406 Parks Commission Contact.. CSRD 1-888-248-2773 RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION Anglemont - Marian Zackery 250-955-0359 Magna Bay - Alan Nunn 250-679-2565 or 604-522-3346 Scotch Creek - Mary Stewart 250-955-2967 St. Ives - Dave King 250-253-4026 School District # 83 Official Trustee Mike McKay trusteefeedback@sd83.bc.ca Seymour Arm Snowmobile Club.. Wilmer Marks 778-785-2032 Shuswap Environmental Action Society.. Jim Cooperman 250-679-3693 Shuswap Hospice Society.. 250-832-7099 Shuswap Volunteer Search & Rescue.. Luke Gubbles 250-8031095, shuswapvsar.org Shuswap Needle Arts Guild.. Marlene 250-675-2507 or Sharon 250-832-4588 Shuswap Rock Club.. Pat or Gail Bowden 250-675-2849 Shuswap Waterfront Owners Association (SWOA) info@SWOA.ca, web: www.SWOA.ca Skmana Ski club .. George 250-679-3688 / John 250-679-8600 South Shuswap Canada Day Committee.. Tammy Packer 250-463-2495 shuswapcanadaday.ca Taoist Tai Chi .. Judy 250-679-5425 Victim Services.. Brandi Nakazawa 250-679-8638 Whittlers Club.. Marian Zackery 250-955-0359


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Linda’s Home Checks Worried about break ins? We do house checks, walk arounds. References available. Lived here since 1981 250-955-2500 Cell 250-819-2500 linda.lkendall@gmail.com

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New & Used Medical Equipment Scooters, walkers, wheelchairs, bathroom safety, stair-lifts, hospital beds. Free Screening for obstructive sleep apnea, treatment and follow-up. CPAP masks, parts, and accessories. Respiratory therapy equipment and home oxygen. Located in Salmon Arm and Vernon www.lakesidemedical.ca or 1-877-777-2431 "8x20 wooden dock with 4x16 ramp and 13 floats for sale. In great shape. $2500 Call 403-808-7389" SNOW BLOWER Husqvarna 14.5 HP - 27" dual stage Snow Thrower. 6 Forward speeds - 2 Reverse speeds. Headlight, hand warmers, electric start. Perfect running condition. Like new. $1200. Call 250-682-5221

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It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Mary Patterson, known to many as ‘Aunty’ Mary, on November 16, 2016, at the age of 103, in Salmon Arm, BC. Mary was born June 19, 1913 in Red Deer, Alberta. Mary spent much of her youth in the Caribou and the Comox Valley, with most of her life living in Courtenay, Vancouver and North Vancouver. Pre-deceased by parents Agnes and George Bell; husband Ralph (Paddy); sister Magdalen; brothers William, Alexander and Marshall, Mary is survived by many nephews, nieces, and friends. Mary was a great lady and an inspiration to many of those whose lives she touched throughout her long life. “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die” To honour Mary’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Her ashes will be scattered in North Vancouver with her late husband Ralph’s, in the spring. Contributions to your favorite charity in memory of this special lady would be welcomed. Special thanks to the staff at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm and Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, for their care and comfort of this special lady in the past 2 ½ years.

John Elliot Sedman died October 27 2016 at Onyx Creek Estates Magna Bay B.C. John "Jack" to his friends was born in London England March 23 1924 at to John Harry and Hilda Sedman. The family came to Canada when John was a child, living in Ontario. They later moved to the Caribou and operated a ranch there until they moved to Anglemont on the Shuswap in the early1960's. He will be missed by his friends Wayne and Chris Trueman and Vivian Hoath.

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