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October 2019

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Residents meet All Candidates for North Okanagan-Shuswap Reinharz spoke of protecting pensions By Barbra Fairclough Candidates running for North Okana- and water and summarized “In order to gan-Shuswap constituency met a full implement the climate action plan you house and addressed questions for over have to represent the people.” two hours on September 25 at the Blind “We can solve a lot of issues by inBay Community Lodge at an all candistead of working against, to work with dates meeting hosted by the South Shus- the industries involved.” wap Chamber of Commerce and the SorConservative Incumbent MP Mel Arrento Conference and Retreat Centre. nold spoke to higher taxes, health care, Reverend Michael Shapcott, Execuand immigration delays due to illegal tive Director at border crossing. Sorrento Centre “From the taxation moderated the part of it we have evening and seen increasing candidates from taxes. There were all five parties promises of rewere on hand a duced taxes for head of time to lower cost of livmeet and talk ing, improving the with those who middle class and attended. that hasn’t hapQuestions Pictured L-R: Marc Reinarz-Green Party, Harwinder pened. We know were asked on a Sandhu-NDP, Kyle Delfing-Peoples Party of Canada, from the statistics Cindy Derkaz-Liberal, Mel Arnold-Conservative range of topics that it is harder and including cliharder for people mate change, housing, jobs, healthcare, just to get by. Our plan will reduce taximmigration and indigenous concerns. es.” Green Party candidate Marc ReinKyle Delfing, Peoples Party of Canaharz said “The Green Party of Canada is da, said his party would take pipelines the only party that has had for ages the from coast to coast as well remove C69 only program that was scientifically test- and C48, and get Canadians back to ed and supported by science and will work. “We are looking at the national reach the Intergovernmental Panel for debt, it’s rising fast, what can we do, we Climate Change (IPCC) targets by (Continued on page 3) 2050.”






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can’t raise taxes on everybody. Build a pipeline. There is a lot of revenue there.” “If we can just move forward with those plans, we will be able to move forward as a country into a greener better society, but it takes money to move forward. “If you vote for the PPC you are voting for a government that wants to serve you not rule you. We are looking to do politics differently this time.” Harwinder Sandhu is a nurse and mother of three, sees firsthand how the cuts to health care affect people. She spoke of building trust and to supporting all voices. “I believe this is the time to rise above and be the change you want to see. We need more representation from working class people who have your best interests at heart.” “I have been working in health care for the last fifteen years and when you see the health cuts happen you see the need and the firsthand effects. I will take the concerns of the people I see daily and work hard in Ottawa.” Cindy Derkaz said there has been four years of real progress with the liberal government. “Think back to what it was like in 2015. We were talking about high unemployment, stagnant economy, muzzled scientists, crumbling infrastructure.” “I invite you to look around at

what conservative governments are doing and to think back on some of the things we have talked about tonight. The conservative government did have ten years to fix the interprovincial trade barriers and to deal with a climate action plan and that is why I want you to join with me in keeping the Liberal government progress going.” “I want people to leave feeling hopeful and inspired and having confidence in our democracy which we are seeing right here on this floor.” Shapcott closed the evening by reminding everyone that “Politics belongs to all of us.” Candidates stayed after to answer questions from the people who attended. Election Day is October 21, from 7 am to 7 pm. You should have received a voter information card with your polling station in the mail. If you haven’t, you can register or update your address by October 15 online at and click on the registration tab or call Elections Canada at 1 800 463 6868. You can only vote at your assigned polling station. Advance Polls are open from 9 am to 9 pm on Friday October 11 through Monday, October 14. You can vote ahead at Election Canada Offices, which are open seven day a week. In Salmon Arm, the Elections Canada Office is located at 171 Shuswap Street North-West, Suite C.


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Centennial Field Park Purchase to be Reconsidered by CSRD By Barbra Fairclough The proposed purchase of Centennial Field for the creation of a Community Park will be reconsidered by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s (CSRD) Board of Directors after enough South Shuswap electors submitted forms against the plan during the Alternative Approval Process (AAP). The proposed bylaws would have authorized the CSRD to borrow $1,770,000, for a maximum term of 25 years, to acquire and develop the land into Centennial Field Community Park. The annual costs were to be recovered through the collection of taxes levied against the value of land and improvements for those properties within Electoral Area C (South Shuswap). In an AAP, the Local Government Act sets out that if at least 10 per cent of the electors in the proposed service area record their opposition to a proposal, it must either proceed to referendum or be abandoned. Opposition exceeded the threshold of 671 votes with 1501 elector response forms confirmed. At a standing room only meeting September 12 at Shuswap Lakes Estates Community Lodge in Blind Bay, Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Chief Administration Officer Charles Hamilton said, “with the benefit of hindsight if we had to do it again, I would recommend we take this directly to referendum.” The purpose of the meeting was to offer facts, clarify information and answer questions about the Alternative Approval

Process which was underway for the proposed borrowing of funds for the purchase of 9.5 acres of land known as Centennial Field. Approximately a dozen people stood to ask questions and voice concerns. CSRD representatives in turn offered a response to each question. Concerns from residents ranged from the valuation of the land, the impact on local taxes, its location in a flood plain, land reclamation and the use of the Alternative Approval Process. Along with Charles Hamilton Chief Administrative Officer(CAO), CSRD representatives attending the meeting were Operations Manager Darcy Mooney, Team Leader Community Services Ryan Nitchie, Team Leader Administration, Operations Management Phaedra Turner, and Electoral Area C Director Paul Demenok. Two bylaws are being put forth by the CSRD for consideration by residents, Bylaw #5801, 2019 to authorize the borrowing to acquire the property and #5800, 2019 to establish a service area of all Electoral Area C and allow the CSRD to acquire, develop, manage and operate a regional park, with a maximum requisition of $0.40 for each $1,000 of net taxable value of land and improvements. In his opening comments Moonie outlined that the presentation was to explain the parks function and provide information on how the Centennial Field acquisition process has unfolded to date. “We are here to provide you with the information you need to make a decision.” stated Moonie. During his opening remarks CAO

Hamilton stated “Our objective tonight is to inform you, to ensure you have the appropriate information to make an informed decision on the proposal to acquire the Centennial Field as a parkland asset in the Blind Bay area. Our job is to inform. Our job is not to provide you with a sales pitch.” The use of the Alternative Approval Process has been raised by residents as a significant point of concern. Hamilton shared the reasoning behind why the AAP was used. “Much of the criticism received has to do with the process and not the merits of the challenges or weaknesses of the proposal before you. With the benefit of hindsight, I miscalculated. I did not anticipate the level of public opposition or public scrutiny that has been attracted to this particular initiative” says Hamilton. (Continued on page 5)




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“We elected to use this process for various reasons, but they were generally used for cost and convenience. “ “It was not an attempt to subvert the democratic process and disenfranchise anyone.” “I appreciate the criticism it’s a valid criticism. I will take responsibility for that.” Director Demenok echoes Hamilton’s sentiment in stating he would not support the use of the AAP process in the future. Residents were able to vote at the meeting by filling in the Elector Response Form and leaving it in the box provided. Because elector assent has not been received, the CSRD board will now discuss whether to proceed to referendum or discontinue the process. Discussion is scheduled for its regular board meeting Oct. 17 at 9:30 am at the CSRD offices, located at 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm. For further information go to

Consultant Hired to Conduct Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Study CSRD Media Release The study of possible incorporation of Sorrento and Blind Bay into a separate municipality moved ahead with the awarding of a contract to the consultant who will guide the process. At the September 19 meeting, the CSRD Board approved the $118,500 contract to Neilson Strategies Ltd. for the work to produce the study, which is largely being funded through a $100,000 provincial grant. The principal consultant, Allan Neilson, led the consulting work for both the Electoral Area C (South Shuswap) Governance Study in 2017 and the Electoral Area C Boundary Analysis Study in 2018. The study will conduct a thorough, objective and technical examination of the incorporation option and its implications for residents in the proposed area. It will also contrast the findings with those associated with the proposed "default option" of dividing the existing Electoral Area C into two separate Electoral Areas. The complete work plan is available on the CSRD website.

A timeline for the process is as follows: • The research and analysis phase of the study is to be completed by July 31, 2020. • A preliminary report is to be submitted by September 30, 2020. • A community engagement process is anticipated to occur between October 1, 2020 and December 15, 2020. The Incorporation Study will be completed and delivered to the CSRD and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs by February 28, 2021. The CSRD is also looking for citizens who want to be a part of the Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Advisory Committee, which will work with the consultant in shaping the process. More information on joining the committee and access to an Expression of Interest form is available on the CSRD website, under the Electoral Area C tab, or at this link: https://



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will look like prior to signing up. Sign up for a workshop by phoning or visiting instore. Linda posts on Facebook several times a day. Go to their Facebook page, and look under “Events” for dates and times. You will also find inspirational videos, open hours and tidbits of helpful information. Space will be limited for demos and pre-registration and payment are required for workshops. (Indicating "going" on Facebook page will not hold your space.) “October 5th is our anniversary and it’s been great two years. We love being downtown. We have great relationships with fellow businesses and a lot of out of town customers come to pick up paint.”

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Chamber News Submitted by Karen Brown Staff Christmas Party Ideas Already Being Launched – Get Your Holiday Sparkle On We are being approached already by a few of our member businesses who are looking for ideas when it comes to Staff Christmas parties. Here is one great preChristmas event taking place in November, well before the busy-ness of the season takes over. We will follow up in the November article with other seasonal happenings offered by many of our area businesses and organizations! Sparkle & Spirits Gala What better way to kick off the holiday season than dusting off your dancing shoes for a good cause? Mark November 23rd on your calendar for the hottest ticket in Blind Bay. Hosted and organized by the “Fun-raisers,” a local group of savvy business women, this event is sure to be a hit. This semi-formal gala will start off with a variety of gourmet appetizers. “Each ticket includes ten exquisite wine tastings from local wineries,” says organizer Kasey Lewis of Taste This. The entertainment for the evening kicks off with adorable local dancers from FACES performing pieces of their upcoming Nutcracker show, followed by the popular dance band, Jukebox, who will bring the house down with their infectious sets of your favourite songs. A live auction will take place during the course of the evening with some incredible items up for grabs. “We are encouraging local corporations to consider this event to host their Christmas staff parties and buy a table or two. It is a wonderful cause to support the arts and the children in our community. What better way to give during the holidays and have fun at the same time!” says organizer Dee Lewis of Dee Lewis Employment Consulting. “We are deeply grateful to be considered as the recipient for this fundraising event,” replied Karen Brown, the Executive Director for the Arts Council for the South Shuswap. “It is so wonderful to see our community come together to celebrate both the arts and children.” Tickets are now on sale at Lindy's Boutique in Blind Bay and Deb's Style Loft in Salmon Arm. For event infor-

mation or to reserve your tickets or a table, call Kasey at 250.631.2179. Membership Continues to Grow The South Shuswap Chamber has seen a number of new business members join in the last month or so. The Chamber welcomes Rainbow Glass, Namaste Restaurant Blind Bay, BIT Accounting, Blunt Strategic Inc, Brabyn Business Solutions, Johns Pampered Pets and Local Business Concepts. Successful All Candidates Forum Held In collaboration with the Sorrento Centre, the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce hosted an All Candidates Forum, moderated by Michael Shapcott at Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre on September 25th. The forum welcomed in just over 100 community members to pose questions to all five candidates in attendance. The Chamber encourages all of its members to exercise their right to vote on October 21st. For more information on the federal election, visit, the Elections Canada site. Would You Like to Host a Member Social? On October 10th, Bonfire, Banter & Beers, the cozy Fall Social hosted by the South Shuswap Chamber, was held under the kekuli on the grounds of Sorrento Centre. Members gathered around a roaring

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Construction Commences at Balmoral Intersection

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By Barbra Fairclough On June 26th this year the South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce held an open house to bring the public together with the BC Ministry of highways Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) in a presentation of possible solutions to the current safety issues surrounding the Balmoral Road Intersection with Hwy 1. During this open house Ryan Thorpe, Project Manager, MoTI and Steve Sirette, District Manager, MoTi were available to answer questions. Two options for changes were made available to residents. Residents walked through displays, engaged in discussion and completed a survey that was provided by MoTI. Subsequent to this open house survey results were tallied and the outcome is the option that restricts left hand turns at the intersection. A representative from MoTi says “ When complete, this project will increase safety for people who travel this route by restricting left turns onto the highway and movements straight across the highway. These movements have accounted for over 70% of collisions at this location in the past 10 years.� The contract for these safety improvements at the intersection of Highway 1 and Balmoral Road was awarded to Eagle Rock Construction Ltd. of Kamloops on September 16. Construction at the intersection has commenced. Drivers can expect minor delays. A single lane in both directions on Highway 1 will be maintained throughout construction. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of November.



Margaret Falls Trail is Open Photo credit Barbra Fairclough

By Jo Anne Malpass Following extensive rehabilitation and rebuilding of the trail over the past 2.5 years, BC Parks is pleased to open the Margaret Falls trail to public use. The popular destination trail in Herald Provincial Park in Sunnybrae had been closed since June of 2017, following intense flooding and landslides that destroyed most of the trail system. Shuswap Trail Alliance reports the trail reopened October 4. “BC Parks has done a spectacular job repairing what was a technically very challenging rebuild following the 2017 floods. They had to deal with sensitive environmental considerations, spring freshette and flooding, and a complete rebuild of the trail tread, bridges, and waterfall viewing platform. Thanks to everyone for your patience! And thanks to the Shuswap's very own Spooner Construction, who have been working on contract with BC Parks staff to do the upgrade work. The results are very impressive indeed!�

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Forestry Announcement Too Little Too Late

Survey Focuses on Firefighter Recruitment CSRD Media Release Help us keep your fire department healthy and vibrant! Recruiting and retaining firefighters is an ongoing challenge for the CSRD. So we wanted to hear from residents in the communities served by rural fire departments about what might help us do a better job of recruiting new firefighters to the job. We also want to know what you think might assist us in keeping the trained firefighters already on board. We have developed a short survey for the residents of Electoral Areas C, D, E and F

to help guide our efforts. You can take the survey at this link: https:// csrdfirerecruitment. The survey is brief and takes approximately five minutes to complete. Your responses will help us in determining what we can do to attract new firefighters and maintain the appropriate number of members at our CSRD fire halls. Your information will be used by the CSRD for that purpose only and will not be shared with others. We thank you for your time and for sharing your thoughts with us.

By Greg Kyllo, MLA for Shuswap After months of silence and inaction from John Horgan and the NDP, the government finally announced some form of assistance for hard-hit forestry communities last month. However, on closer inspection, the $69 million in funding the Forestry Minister promised will actually do little to help struggling families and communities, as it fails to address the problems that brought on the crisis in the first place. Not only does the NDP’s plan force struggling forestry companies to somehow find the funds to contribute towards helping displaced workers, but a substantial portion of the $69 million was taken by suspending the Rural Dividend Fund – a program which was started to re-invigorate rural economies and create new employment opportunities. Yet the fund has now been indefinitely suspended and already rural communities across B.C. have been notified that they will not be receiving funding for many vital local projects. Funding to help forestry workers retire early, seek employment elsewhere, or retrain for other careers is needed and welcome news to many families finding themselves out of work, however the recent announcement is far too little, far too late. Horgan professed to have all the answers when the NDP promised in 2017 “to revitalize B.C.’s forest industry and make B.C. a world leader in engineered wood products.” Yet the industry is now embroiled in the most significant crisis in over 40 years, with thousands of job losses and mill closures and curtailments across our province, including shift reductions at Tolko in Armstrong. Instead of taking measures to avoid a crisis, the government has piled on additional costs to a struggling sector through increased taxes and new forest policies that make the B.C. forest industry increasingly uncompetitive. We cannot ignore the fact that the NDP government should have been active months ago, working in hard-hit communities and cutting back on the strict regulations and high stumpage fees that have majorly contributed to the industry’s struggles—measures that our BC Liberal Caucus recommended this past spring. British Columbians deserve a government that will fight for them when times get tough, but the NDP seems content with letting an industry die on their watch.




Plane Crash Remains Confirmed - 2 Eagle Bay Residents RCMP Media Release Human remains discovered in September 2018 at the site of a historical aircraft crash have now been identified by the RCMP with the assistance of the BC Coroners Service. On September 18, 2018, Clearwater RCMP were advised that the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) had been conducting an unrelated search for an aircraft, when they happened across a plane crash site near McDougall Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park. “The distinctively old crash site was amongst extremely rugged and very treacherous terrain. The scene, which was not accessible by any roadways or trails, was difficult to reach due to steep inclines and the year round snow pack, states Sgt. Grant Simpson, Clearwater RCMP Detachment Commander.” The police investigation carried out at the scene confirmed that the aircraft had been reported to the RCMP as missing after departing from the Salmon Arm area. The white Piper Super Cub float plane, with two souls on board, reportedly departed the Eagle Bay area destined for McDougall Lake on June 20, 1987.

The human remains recovered from the crash site in 2018 have now been positively identified through DNA analysis. “BC RCMP can now confirm that those remains belonged to Ernie Whitehead and Len Dykhuizen, both from the Eagle Bay area at the time of their disappearance, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, Media Relations Officer for the BC RCMP Southeast District. RCMP are pleased that we have now been able to provide their family with answers to some long standing questions. This discovery ends over three decades of uncertainty.” The BC RCMP wish to recognize the exceptional efforts carried out by the BC RCMP Southeast District Missing Person Coordinator, in conjunction with collaborative efforts between the Clearwater and Salmon Arm Detachment’s alongside each of the partner agencies involved in this historical missing persons investigation. Those additional partner agencies include, but are not limited to, the BC Conservation Service, Emergency Management BC, BC Parks and Yellowhead Helicopters.

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Cannabis Public Hearing Draws Notch Hill Residents the property from industrial to large holdings so that only the By Barbra Fairclough A public hearing for a proposed cannabis growing and pro- operation area that is needed will be designated industrial. The cessing facility was held at Notch Hill Community Hall on Sep- rest of the property will remain designated large holdings. It would also add a policy to the OCP to support cannabis productember 18, led by Laura Gibson, Planner I, and Christine Le tion on lands designated industrial. Floch, Planner II of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District CSRD zoning amendment 701-94 would allow a change in (CSRD), and Electoral Area C Director Paul Demenok. Thirty zoning from M2 general industrial to CP Cannabis production. nine residents attended. The purpose of this public hearing was to allow public com- This will include cultivation processing, accessory use, and one residence either single family or an upper floor dwelling unit. ment about Electoral Area C Official Community Plan (OCP) In her opening statement LeFloch noted that the application amendment (1174355 BC Ltd) Bylaw 725-16 and South Shushas been reviewed with respect to the CSRD fiwap Zoning amendment (1174355 BC Ltd) Bynancial and waste management plan and it law no. 701-94. These bylaws will allow for the meets all requirements. LeFloch also stated use of the new Cannabis Production (CP) Zone “for this application the complex consultation which provides for cannabis cultivation and process was used because this is a brand new processing where agriculture is not permitted. use for this designation (CP Cannabis ProducThe applicant, Shuswap Botanicals, would tion). like to use existing buildings on the property Shuswap Botanicals held a public information for a licensed production facility for both growmeeting on July 4, 2019 at the Notch Hill Coming and processing cannabis with the possibility of expansion to include additional buildings in munity Hall, which approximately 30 people the future. The property has been vacant for the attended. Concerns raised at this public hearing past five years and was previously used for echoed those that were raised at the Open Ben Williams of Shuswap Botani- House on July 4. sawmilling and manufacturing. cals shares information with resiOCP amendment 725-16 will allow a dents at Notch Hill Open House. (Continued on page 13) change in land use designation on a portion of Photo Credit: Barbra Fairclough

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Residents at the public hearing expressed concerns about water shortage affecting their wells due to a perceived increase in water usage. “How much water will you be drawing from shallow wells?” Ben Williams of Shuswap Botanicals stated that the company has surface rights to Newsome Creek and the well they use is a shallow well and does not draw from the same water source as Notch Hill Estates which is serviced by a deep aquifer. Williams indicated that the amount of water used by the facility is the equivalent to 900 litres per day. Odour was a common concern and mostly related to residents’ experience with what was perceived to be illegal grow operations in the area. Some had expressed concern from their experience around large grow operations at the coast. It was outlined by Williams that the filtration of air in this proposed facility has charcoal filters and closed growing facilities. “The air system is mathematically based on air volume and turn over of air and charcoal air filters are used in a closed growing situation.” Demenok pointed out that air quality is under Health Canada Regulation as it relates to growing. Demenok clarifies that the enforcement for air falls to Health Canada and they can revoke licences. Demenok confirmed later into the meeting that the CSRD does not have an odour bylaw and it has not been a point of discussion. Light pollution did come up but due to the location of the buildings and the subsequent surrounding forest buffer there was less immediate concern. The applicant has an ar-


rangement with SPA Hills for the processing of waste from plants and soil. Residents were concerned about run off getting into the surface water. Williams assured that the facility will be enclosed with a concrete floor and at no point in the handling of waste does it touch the ground. When waste is removed it is placed in an enclosed container to be shipped. Due to the previous washout and flooding of Taylor Road many people had concern about access and safety. Notch Hill Strata residents expressed concern about being required to open Country Woods Road which is a private strata road. Opening Country Woods Road allows access from London Lane to Taylor Road. Residents did not want to open the road to anyone driving to the proposed cannabis facility. Williams noted that traffic to the facility will be minimal. Any truck traffic will happen only when crops are being shipped and it will be 2 larger trucks per crop cycle. It was also noted that compared to the previous mill use on the property, the anticipated traffic would be much less. It was noted by Demenok that the CSRD has consulted the highways ministry (MoTI) and discussed these concerns and MoTI stated the strata has no obligation to open their roads. MoTi has made some upgrades to the Taylor Road this last spring after the most recent wash out. It was shared that the MoTi has the responsibility to get the public in and out in the event of a washout. The public hearing report that is produced from this meeting will be presented for consideration to the CSRD board at the regular board meeting on November 21st or December 6th.





Sunnybrae Post Boxes Replaced due to Vandalism By Barbra Fairclough Sunnybrae residents found their mailboxes closed and unavailable on Sept 16. Sorrento Post office staff confirmed that nine locations in Sunnybrae were closed and in the process of being replaced. The Salmon Arm RCMP in conjunction with partners at Canada Post are investigating recent thefts from mailboxes in Tappen, Sunnybrae and areas of Salmon Arm. When asked if the mailbox thefts in communities in the North Shuswap between mid June and mid July confirmed by Chase RCMP were related to the recent Sunnybrae mailbox break ins, Salmon Arm RCMP report that the investigation has not revealed any suspects and they have not linked it to other investigations at this time. Local operations of Canada Post worked to replace the mailboxes prior to re opening them to customers. While this closure was in effect, Sunnybrae custom-

To pick up your mail or new keys you will need to bring a piece of government issued photo id and proof of address. When you pick up your new keys the envelope will contain three keys and your compartment and module number will be on the envelope label. The new model post box has a different, safer lock and the box is wider to accommodate larger mail to lay flat. Canada Post reports that it takes the security of mail very seriously. “As the incidents are under investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment further or provide details. We are committed to doing everything possible to support police in their efforts to stopping those who committed these crimes. When this type of incident occurs, customers who believe ers were directed to the nearest corporate they have not received a specific piece of mail should contact the sender, who may outlet, Sorrento Post office, to pick up mail. Notices also indicated that new mail initiate a claim with Canada Post Customkeys can be picked up at the Sorrento post er Service at 1 800 267 1177.� (Continued on page 15) office.

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To protect your mail Canada Post recommends you pick up your mail daily. Canada Post has a hold mail service if you will be away. Never send cash in the mail. Deposit mail containing sensitive or financial information at your local post office. If you have concern regarding identity theft contact the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre at 1 888 495 8501. Salmon Arm RCMP recommend that if members of the general public see suspicious persons in and around mailboxes to please call the RCMP.

Thanksgiving Market at Tsύtswecw The Adams River Salmon Society

By Julie Gemin The Adams River Salmon Society has a FALL MARKET on Thanksgiving weekend to welcome home the salmon to Tsútswecw Provincial Park, Lee Creek for spawning. The Society hosts annual events in the park to celebrate, educate and increase awareness of the sensitivity of the habitat for the salmon. If you have not been to the park recently you are missing some great additions. Not only did the park change its name from Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park to Tsútswecw Provincial Park in the spring 2019, but we have some technology items to enhance your visit. The Interactive Story Trail is already a favourite with our visitors, domestic as well as international. The story trail is recorded by elders and youth from the First Nations and local schools, and provides information on the habitat, salmon and the park. The Fall Market is scheduled for the Thanksgiving weekend (October 12, 13 & 14th) 10am – 3pm each day. Lots going on in the park. Interactive Guided Tours, Food Vendor, specialty coffee/tea, Artisans, Music, Souvenirs

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and the interpretive log cabin will be open to the public. Of course, most importantly our Salmon (sub-dominant year) will be making their way home to Adams River to spawn. Come and welcome them home. Learn about the salmon – The unique journey from the ocean, to their freshwater birthplace to reproduce. The difficul-

ties with many obstacles and dangers including wildlife and the treacherous fish ladders at Hell’s Gate on the Fraser River. Explore our interactive features and discover just what the sockeye’s journey entails. From the Shuswap, to the Ocean, Alaska and back again. Follow the journey and four-year life cycle of the amazing life of a Sockeye Salmon.



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port from the community. They are grateful when you look in your rear-view mirror and recognize the SSFR green license plate Who Are We? and pull over for them to pass as they love this community and Submitted by Sandra Reutlinger might be trying to get to an emergency They jump up when they hear 'the they enjoy being able to call. Or when you notice they are parked tones go off' and abandon their half-eaten help out. They meet every other Wednes- somewhere on the road and you slow down meal. They bound out of bed in the middle day to train and keep their skills honed. and get out of the way to ensure safety. of the night and run out the door. They They really like to welcome new people to They really like it if you've taken the make sure their vehicle has enough gas to the team. You could give us a call at 250- time to order a reflective address number go the extra mile. They memorize streets 833-5060 to find out more information. sign for your house or business. When and fastest routes. They have no trunk The South Shuswap First Responders you have someone standing at the end of space left after fitting in all their gear. are just an ordinary group of volunteers your long driveway and inside the house to They don't let the rain, snow or darkness who are willing to be trained to deal with give direction, so they know where to go to stop them. They wear reflective clothing. circumstances beyond the ordinary every attend to the patient, that's helpful. Even They stand on the side of the road. They day. They attend medical emergencies to just turning on the outside light at night or kneel in the middle of the road. They real- give patient care and comfort until the pa- opening the front door is a good indicator ly don't want to get hit by a vehicle and ap- tient can be transported by BC Ambulance. to help Responders know where to go. preciate the care and attention of drivers Often, they help other family members or Their job is easier when you have your who are passing by. They walk into build- bystanders to deal with the situation care card and a list of all your medications. ings and homes not quite knowing what around them as it can be unsettling to see Responders are thankful when you don't they will find or what all the dangers are. those close to us in distress. Often, it's press them with questions about why the Despite all of this, they do what they do helpful just to have a caring person present ambulance is at your neighbour’s house for good reasons. to help process what is going on. because you realize they are bound by priThey volunteer their time, skills and Your local First Responders want to vacy laws. energy to help people in need of medical help keep our communities safe and to They are good at helping people. They aid. They are your local South Shuswap give our residents assistance and comfort are dedicated and well trained. They are First Responders who respond to 911 calls in times of need. One thing they have al- your South Shuswap First Responders! requiring BC Ambulance services. They ways appreciated is the response and sup-




Survey to assist with Evacuation Plans CSRD Media Release The Shuswap Emergency Program is working on the development of an updated evacuation plan for Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Electoral Areas C, D, E and F. As part of this exercise, the program has contracted ThreeSixty Analysis Inc., an independent firm specializing in emergency management, to gather feedback and consult with stakeholders and the public regarding the plan. A community survey has been developed to help gather information. All residents of these electoral areas, which include the North and South Shuswap, Ranchero, Deep Creek, Falkland, Salmon Valley and rural Sicamous and Malakwa, can participate by filling out the online form. Here is the link to the survey: https:// This feedback will help ensure the plan is comprehensive and relevant to both individuals and the community at large.

Arts Council for the South Shuswap & FACES Opens Its Doors for Another Season By Karen Brown The Arts Council for the South Shuswap held its annual Open House last month. During the evening event, FACES families and the community-atlarge visited the Arts Council space to meet with instructors, tour the facility and to be made aware of the council’s programming this year. The Arts Council is home to FACES, a program that provides art, music, musical theatre and dance to youth and adults in the community. It is also home to the popular live music summer concert series Mu-

sic in the Bay, which regularly sees 350 to 600 people out each Thursday on the waterfront. The Arts Council also brings South Shuswap Children’s Choir, Small Hall Music Crawl, South Shuswap Children’s Theatre Troupe, and helps with area events and initiatives such as the Shuswap Artisan Market, that saw over $180,000 go back to area artists and artisans in just over 15 months last year. The Arts Council and FACES Studios take up approximately 2000 square feet on the lower level of Carlin Community Hall. The facility boasts a fully sprung and mirrored dance floor, two music studios, a full art studio for 16 students and a beautiful waiting area including a homework area. The Arts Council for the South Shuswap is a registered charity with an operating budget of approximately $180,000. Much of the programming is supported through local and provincial grants and through the generous sponsorship of local

businesses and organizations. The council employs two part-time administrators, two dance teachers, an art instructor, two choir directors and four music teachers. Classes run 9 months of the year. Registration can be accessed at The Arts Council started an Endowment Fund with the Shuswap Community Foundation three years ago. Anyone wishing to support the arts through this fund is encouraged to contact the Shuswap Community Foundation Office: 250.832.5428 Please specify Arts Council South Shuswap.




Notch Hill Town Hall - 1910: Oldest in the Shuswap Jim Cooperman in his “A Shuswap Passion column for the Shuswap market News”: “For years this was a CPR town with a packing house, freight shed, oil tank, water tank, coal chute, sand house, pump house, and a round house, as well as stores and a hotel.” Former Area C Director Ted Bacigalupo once pointed out that “community halls and societies bind communities together and provide a link from the past to the future” (Cooperman). And Notch Hill remains one of the most significant legacies in our area. The CPR knows this well. Every year, its Christmas train pulls into the Notch Hill ‘station’, Christmas lights atwinkling on each of its cars, one of which contains a wonderful gift to the community: a feature band playing Christmas songs for everyone to enjoy. If you’ve been there when the train arrives, you’ll be recalling that event right now and Anna-Marie Eckhart President of NHTH looking forward to this coming season with its music, bon fires, and and accomplishments was to update the crowds of celebrators bunboard’s stale 1910 mission statement, which now proclaims its responsibility to dled up and cuddling against the wintery night. “Preserve and maintain the Heritage But this small, estabbuildings of the Historical Notch Hill Town Hall by means of Promotion, Ed- lished town almost became a ghost town accorducation, and hosting [of] Community ing to Anna-Marie, when events.” And this is no small matter, for Notch the Canadian government determined Hill is a most significant site in the Shus- NOT to run its Trans-Canada Highway through the town’s center, as it had been wap that ought not be allowed to fade considering to do. When the board and away. Consider its legacy, described by By Jerre Paquette Two years ago, Anna-Marie Eckhart attended a meeting of the local board’s Notch Hill Town Hall (NHTH), simply curious about what was going on in her community. As is her wont and style, she engaged fully in the dialogue and 11 months later, she had become the new Board President. Since then, she says, “I wear a few hats at the hall: President, temporary Treasurer, and Entertainment Chair. Sure could use some more volunteers keen on the community...”. She has been particularly busy ever since, of course. Among her first tasks

citizens found out about the possibility all of Canada might be driving through their town, properties immediately went up in price, and visions of increased wealth and a certainty of longevity infiltrated their dreams and hopes. You can imagine the crash of mood and the rise of depression. Nevertheless, Notch Hill did not become a ghost town. Today, although the pump house, and round house, and stores, and hotel are no longer there, the community (largely because of the activities of the Notch Hill Town Hall Board and volunteers) appears to be thriving. Witness the charming and popular rural church on the one hand. And don’t forget their town hall and all its open events. The board and community remain aware of their history; they understand “legacy.” They maintain and make available the old school with its display of ancient student desks screwed to the floor and sporting inkwell holes and hinged tops. (Continued on page 19)

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And then there’s those who no longer live in Notch Hill but come from considerable distances to recall and honor what their lives there meant to them— as the reunion messages on the chalkboard clearly demonstrate. If you can’t read them here, go for a visit and see them directly. The volunteers of the NHTH under the leadership of AnnaMarie Eckhart understand and undertake their mission seriously. And there’s nothing staid and stolid about them.

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By Sandra Reutlinger Is it broken or just sprained? Is that cough and cold just a virus or is it something that actually requires antibiotics? This scratchy feeling in my eye won’t go away. Why? Great news! We are excited to announce that a physician will be operating a Walk in Clinic every Saturday from 10:00am - 3:00pm beginning October 19th at the Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre located in the Blind Bay Marketplace Mall. Services are increasing and we welcome other health care providers to join us. Mobile lab collections and ECGs are available every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

Immunization Clinic is every 2nd Monday of the Month – 9:30 – 11:30 am Phone – 250-833-4101 to book Adult or Child Immunization Foot Care happens every 2 weeks – Oct 23, Nov 6 & 20, Dec 4 & 18 Call 250-675-3661 to book an appointment. Our commitment to health includes a wealth of resources and a focus on nutrition with October’s session on foraging wild weeds for wellness. Join us on Thursday, Oct 24th, 2:00pm at Shuswap Lake Estates. Long time teacher and White Lake resident, Miriam Leggett is a wealth of knowledge. Participants will appreciate how she gives practical ways to incorporate her information into every day living.





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By Karen Brown Arts Council Presents Christmas Classic ‘The Nutcracker’ The Arts Council for the South Shuswap, through its FACES Program, will present a true Christmas classic this holiday season. The Nutcracker will be presented on Sunday December 15th on the new performance stage located within the Carlin Community Hall. The South Shuswap Children’s Choir, together with all dance, music, art and theatre students of FACES will be involved in this special holiday performance. It is recommended to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. For show tickets, please visit: Instructor Spotlight - Introducing Ms. Heather Yip, Art Instructor FACES is pleased to welcome to its teaching team, Ms. Heather Yip as Art Instructor. Heather is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in Salmon Arm with her wonderful partner Tony and two amazing children. Currently she is working on her MFA at Emily Carr University of Art & Design through the Low Residency Program. Heather has a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design from the University of Alberta and has worked in furniture manufacturing and fabrication shops. She has also taught art lessons at both the Wildflower and Elements in Calgary and at the RCA in Kelowna. In her own art practice, Heather explores human relationships with technology through painting, writing and assemblage-making or, with anything in her immediate surroundings that might inspire her. Heather is of European settler descent and is very grateful to be living on the traditional unceded territory of the Secwepemc people. Heather teaches art classes at FACES on Thursday afternoons to ages 3 through adult. Please check the website at / FACES / Visual Arts for class times, rates & registration. Children’s Choir Registration Still Open The deadline to register for the South Shuswap Children’s Choir for youth ages 8 to 13 is October 20th, 2019. This excellent choir, directed by SD83 Teacher and Former Director of the North Okanagan Shuswap Children’s Honour Choir, Kate McKie, will rehearse out of the Arts Council/FACES Studios in the lower level of Carlin Community Hall on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30. The choir has been asked to be a part of the Nutcracker 2019 Performance as well as the CP Holiday Train in Notch Hill and the Sorrento Light-up in December. As well, plans are to take the Choir to the Shuswap Music Festival in the (Continued on page 21)




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Spring. Due to the amazing support of many area businesses and organizations, the South Shuswap Children’s Choir will be a free offering for the year. Cost to each participating student is just the cost of an Arts Council membership - $10 per year. The $229 fee normally charged will be waived. This is a wonderful opportunity for local youth to join each week to sing together. Visit to register. Visit Shuswap Culture for all Seasonal Events & Happenings Shuswap Culture is fast becoming THE go-to calendar for many area events and happenings in the Shuswap. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s time that you did. With all of the Fall and Winter Happenings now being populated onto the website, this is a great planning tool for all of your holiday guests, your family and friends. If you are an event organizer and would like to see your event on Shuswap Culture, please email

Adopt, Adapt, Innovate By Rob Marshall Too often we get so caught up in our own personal and business lives that our thinking gets stale. One way to ensure that you are thinking outside the box, or at least your own box, is to pick up on successful ideas that are being adopted by other businesses. Then you can adapt and innovate the trend to increase the success of your own business, while at the same time keeping ahead of your competition. So, how does that work exactly? First, take a close look at your direct competition. Those businesses either

close to you geographically, or who sell range or service offering? directly to your market. Ask yourself the • Is what they are doing likely to be following questions. thought of positively by my custom• In general, what are they doing differers? ently from my company? • How do they advertise and promote • More specifically, are they selling the what they sell? same products and services as me? If • Do they sell to the same customers as they are, are they packaging them me? If not, should I be selling to that differently, pricing them differently, market too? distributing them differently? If they (Continued on page 22) aren't should I diversify my product




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• What do I consider are their strengths? How do I stack up against them in these areas? • What are their weaknesses? Can I make any of them my businesses strengths? Write down your answers to each of the questions and then look for ideas and strategies that might benefit your business if you adopted them. Write down your ideas and strategies. Now, see how you might adapt what they are doing to fit your company, your budget and your operation. Finally, look for ways you can improve on what they're doing. This is the innovation part of the equation. Second, carry out the same exercise with similar businesses in other parts of the country, or even other parts of the world. Every business is different and you can use that to your advantage. Seek out innovative ideas then adopt or adapt them to your circumstances and build innovation on to their base. Third, you can also carry out the same exercise with companies that sell different products and services to you but target the same demographic. Businesses within an industry often get stuck in a rut when it comes to marketing what they sell. The adopt, adapt, innovate exercise works well when used on noncompeting businesses in different markets and industries because it shakes up your thinking. For instance the owner of a used car dealership could get ideas to adopt, adapt and innovate from a yacht broker. Rob Marshall is the Executive Director of Community Futures Shuswap. For more small business tips and resources, visit

By James Clark A happy Autumn to all of you! I hope everyone has had a fantastic summer and is now recharged and ready to enjoy the true indoors! Big thanks to all who came out in support of “An evening of Songs” on Sat 28th September. As the second annual get together of Mike & Steph Shaver (of A Million Dollars in Pennies), Jake Verburg & Sam Masterton (of Sons of Bitumen) plus a glorious handful of Salmon Arm's hottest musicians: Steph Clifford, Jordan Dick, Blair Shier, Dan Smith and Vancouver's Tom Tischer, the audience were treated to an unforgettable night of unique musical collaboration. From banjo to electric guitars and drums, folk music to pretty much Rock 'n' Roll, the show had it all! A most welcomed twist to the usual here in Sunnybrae. A true thank you goes out to the musicians for bringing such a spectacular night to the community. We look forward to seeing you next year! As for Saturday 12th October, the Sunnybrae Coffeehouse crew will be welcoming back one of Revelstoke's finest: Maggie “May” Davis. “With roots in Folk, Rock 'n' Roll and Bluegrass bands, she has broken the barriers to forge her own sound as a solo artist: infusing the folk inspired melodies of Joni Mitchell with the soulful style of Janis Joplin. Coined a singer with the “voice of an angel hit by a Whiskey truck: Maggie 'May' is sure to in-

toxicate the audience with her soulful sounds that will leave you inspired.” Maggie has also just recently celebrated a sold-out CD release show with her album: Denim Blues. For a further peak, head to and search “Maggie May Davis - “Take it Slow”. It will certainly be a night

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not to be missed, especially for only 3 bucks! Doors open at 6:30pm and the Coffeehouse begins at a punctual 7:30(ish) as always. Don't forget this is a familyfriendly event, and an openmic to boot! Performers get in free with sign-up opening as soon as the doors do, and commonly filling up shortly thereafter! We look forward to you joining us this season! Stay in the loop by liking “Sunnybrae Community Association” on Facebook or checking out our website at www.sunnybraecommunitya Keep an eye out for updates from ourselves and the Tappen Sunnybrae Fire Department” Facebook page for plans regarding the community's Halloween night, Thursday 31st of October!




Community Members Support Possibilities for Growth in Eagle Bay By Cathy Wolf, Eagle Bay Community Association On September 19 members of the Eagle Bay Community Association (EBCA) were called to a meeting to discuss and vote on a motion to purchase a parcel of land adjacent to the Community Hall. The meeting had been called by the Board of Directors after some weeks of considering and discussing possibilities that an expanded outdoor area could provide to the community. Also, Directors considered it a unique opportunity and had worked with the owner, to establish conditions that could be presented to the members of the Eagle Bay Community. Consultations with realtors and meetings with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) and the Ministry of Transportation helped to frame next steps and processes for EBCA members to consider in making their decision. Al Houston, president of the EBCA welcomed the 44 members who attended the meeting. Al provided background information regarding the offer. He described the unique features of the property for purchase and suggested that there were many possibilities for the use of the land in our growing and dynamic community that the membership might consider. Paul Wolf, treasurer, outlined processes and requirements that would be necessary in order to purchase the land. These included applications to the CSRD, and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Paul noted that the processes would require additional funding from the EBCA in the range of $5,000 - $7,000 with one or two cost items still unknown. It would also take minimally 7 - 12 months for approval from the various levels of government. The parcel of land must be created by a sub-division of the property requiring a Variance Application and a Development Permit. Also, the EBCA must covenant that the land only be used for public or park purposes, so as to avoid a lengthy zoning application. A survey would need to be conducted and a geotechnical engineering report must be completed by a professional engineer. Questions from the floor varied. Some questions related to the use of the land. There were concerns about affordability and risk. It was made clear that funds used to process the various applications would need to be provided before the land was purchased. There were also concerns that professional

consultations with realtors, lawyers and government may not have informed us completely of processes we needed to address before we came to the membership. Questions regarding how this project impacted our current Revitalization Project were also raised by a number of members. Discussion regarding timing of the Revitalization Project in conjunction with the purchase of land underscored the importance to move forward with Revitalization separately. The CSRD would be made aware of our plans to purchase and might consider how to best design Revitalization areas to potentially link to the expanded outdoor area. A proposed amendment to the main motion to the effect that the Revitalization Project be delayed until it could include the additional purchase had no seconder. The question was called on the motion: The Board of Directors of the Eagle Bay Community Association (EBCA) moves that the members of the EBCA conditionally offer $25,000.00 for the purchase of land, that runs 150’ south from the southeast corner of the EBCA current land holding, 150’ west from the south east corner and approximately 212’ in connecting the property as the hypotenuse, creating a right angle triangle. This parcel of land is noted within the legal title as West 1/2 legal subdivision 7, section 6, township 23, range 9, west of the 6th meridian Kamloops division Yale District except plans 5324, 18553. The conditional offer is based on reasonable right of way access to the property, and acceptance by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the CSRD of Variance, Zoning, and Sub-Division Applications within 6 months of submission. There were 43 members in favour of the motion and one opposed. The motion carried. Work will now go forward to attend to applications and gather more understanding of next steps. A careful assessment of available grants to assist in the purchase and the completion of grant applications will also be undertaken. Updates will be provided to members through community news and our website: Stay tuned.

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Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre By Marilyn Clark Fall doesn't just mean Thanksgiving but it is great that we spend a moment to be grateful for all we have. High on that list is the opportunity to live in this beautiful region of this province. As we watch the 'happenings' that are occurring around this world, the South Shuswap seems very peaceful indeed compared to those folks who find themselves in packed urban centres; folks who cannot see the beautiful Shuswap sunsets, the beautiful blue of the lake, the mountains, the opportunities that we have to enjoy on a daily basis. We hope you have a very pleasant Thanksgiving with those you love! Fall means we have started to plan for our annual fundraiser, Name That Tune. We would like you to add that event to your fall calendar. Name That Tune is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, once again at Sorrento Memorial Hall. At the moment, we are reviewing the program for the evening so you can expect some changes, all of which we think you will appreciate. We are looking at serving dinner earlier so that the games can begin earlier and there will be more time for dancing. Tickets are once again $25 each and are now available at Munro's IDA Pharmacy, Lighthouse Market, Lindy's Boutique in the Blind Bay Marketplace Mall (Lindy's fall hours are 11

am to 4 pm, Tuesday to Saturday) and the Community Health Centre (above Munro's). Tickets for this popular and fun event go quickly and frequently sell out so make sure you get yours for you and your table mates early. Our always fabulous silent auction provides many opportunities to purchase Christmas gifts and gift certificates for local services. There is a wellstocked cash bar and a safe ride home will be available. Immunization for children and adults is available at the clinic on the 4th Monday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Clients must schedule appointments and only publically funded vaccines will be available. Call the Salmon Arm Health Centre at 250-833-4101 to make appointments. Questions regarding vaccinations and bookings should be directed to that number as well. The next clinics at the Community Health Centre are Monday, October 28 and Monday, November 25. Footcare is available at the Health Centre on alternate Thursday mornings. Vanna King LPN operates Shuswap Soles Foot Care. You can make an appointment by calling 1-250-574 -9969 or by emailing She will be in the Centre on Thursday, October 17 and 31; in November on the 14th and 28th. If you are home bound, she will provide foot care where you are! Fall also means flu shots – stay tuned to our Facebook page for those dates which will be posted as soon as we have them. The Screening Mammography Van will be in the parking lot behind Munro's Pharmacy and our Health Centre on Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19. Call 1 800-663-9203 to make an appointment. We know you will join us in celebrating the joyful news that our Nurse Practitioner, Theresa Smith, shared wedding vows on Saturday, September 14, at Notch Hill's lovely old church, with Mike Walters. Congratulations to them both! We are open for appointments five days a week, Monday to Friday from 9 – noon and 1 – 4 pm, located above Munro's IDA Pharmacy in the heart of Sorrento (access is from the rear laneway). If you are a patient, call 250 803-5251 to book an appointment. To add your name to the waiting list to become a patient, you should also call that number.




South Shuswap Volunteers Bring Fun to Halloween Traditions By Barbra Fairclough Volunteers in communities all over the South Shuswap work tirelessly to host safe family friendly Halloween fun events. Here is a sampling of what fun events volunteers are hosting this Halloween. White Lake Halloween Costume Party Saturday October 26 8 pm at White Lake Community Hall, 3617 Parri Road Bring a Potluck appetizer and your own beverage. Adults Only. This is a White Lake Community Fundraiser. All proceeds to the White Lake Community Hall. Tickets $20. White Lake Haunted House and Fireworks October 31st 6-8 pm fireworks 7:30pm White Lake Community Hall and the White Lake Firehall come together for a frightful family Halloween and Haunted House. Hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate, and Halloween candy for children will be available by donation. This event is made possible by the many volunteers and your donation will help support the Haunted House. Everyone welcome! Barbeque and Bonfire Open House at Sunnybrae Tap-

pen Firehall - October 31, 7pm at 3732 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road Bring the kids down to the firehall for an enjoyable evening. Check out the or visit Sunnybrae Community Association or the Tappen Sunnybrae Facebook page for the latest posting. Annual Harvest Fest - October 31 5:30-8 pm at Shuswap Lake Estate Lodge 2405 Centennial Drive. Hosted by the River of Life Community Church, everyone is welcome to this free, family -friendly event! There will be hotdogs and snacks, and prizes to be won! Enjoy the games and cake-walk, stay for the Fireworks! Salmon Arm will be hosting their 29th Annual Downtown Salmon Arm Treat Trail October 31, 3pm to 5pm. Come to downtown Salmon Arm and bring your glitzed-up ghosts, ghouls, princesses, pirates and goblins. Downtown businesses and community organizations participate in making this a fun family event. (Please note: Alexander Street will be closed to vehicles from Hwy 1 to Lakeshore drive from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.)




Cedar Heights Community Association Where Neighbors Become Friends

Submitted by Shaunne Letourneau It is that time of year when we have a day set aside to give thanks. At CHCA one of the things we are most thankful for is our wonderful volunteers. They are a testament to “many hands make light work”. Members tell us they volunteer for many different reasons – to meet new people, to contribute to the community, to use the skills they’ve acquired over a life time, or to just stay active. CHCA is a volunteer organization and could not exist without the many hours that members contribute to the running of the organization, to our activities and programs, and to organizing our many events. To celebrate our volunteers, the Board sponsored a Volunteer Appreciation afternoon on September 28. Fifty-eight of our volunteers came out for a fun afternoon of games followed by a pulled pork dinner. September has been a busy month with the wrap up of our outdoor programs and several events. The Bocce Program ended the season with a 5 team round robin on September 7th. Team 1 (Faye Pendry, Sheena Lornie, Jean Goodyear, Doug Cathro and Jean-Luc Desgroseilliers) took home first prize. It was a squeaker as the team won the tournament by only one point! Pickleball also wrapped up the season with a round robin and potluck on September 20th. Win-

ner of the women’s side was Lorraine Cathro and Wayne Henderson was the men’s side winner. The very popular 4th Annual Hawaiian Pig Roast was held September 9th. The pig was roasted to perfection and, given the noise level and laughter, the 100 plus people in attendance enjoyed the various competitions. Prizes for best dressed were awarded to Chuck Armstrong and Susan Berg. A special meeting was held September 16th to elicit input and ideas from our membership for budget planning. Sixtyfive members attended and President Hilary Brown commented: “The vibe was positive, noisy and exciting. Many ideas were generated that will assist the organization stay on a sound financial footing.” October will also be a busy month at the Centre. Keep Fit is well underway and

meets three times/week. Our annual fall clean up where the Centre is polished inside and out will be held October 5th. The Centre is an Elections Canada Polling Station with advanced voting occurring October 11, 12, 13 and 14 and of course on general election day, October 21st. No matter whom you support as your candidate, support the democratic process by voting. Tickets are still available for the 4th Annual Fall Fashion Show on October 18 and 19th. The event planning committee has been hard at work and promises some exciting innovations to an already successful event. This year fashions will be by Lindy’s Boutique and Suspense Designs. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for non-members and are available at the Centre Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 1 -3 pm until October 17th. Another fall annual event is the Apple Pie Sale. Homemade apple pies are for sale and must be pre-purchased by calling or emailing Gloria: or 250 675-0036. Pies are $10 each and will be available for pick up at the Centre October 23 between 3:30-4:30 pm and October 24 from 1- 3:30 pm. Our next movie night is a “Dinner and Movie” event October 25th. The dinner theme is

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Oktoberfest and dinner will be smokies and the fixings. The movie is “The Upside”. As with many of our events – this is open to the public. A new event – Table Top Curling (aka – Shuffleboard) Tournament and a Magic Show – will be held November 1st starting at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members and are available at the Centre. Please visit our website for more details on any of the above events. A very Happy Thanksgiving from your friends and neighbors at Cedar Heights Community Association.

Fall Programs at the Sunnybrae Seniors Hall By Cam Capozzi This fall season we are excited to announce that Sit and Fit is back every Tuesday and Friday from 1–2 pm. Sunnybrae Arts and Crafts are accepting new painters and crafters. They meet every Monday from 10 am–2 pm. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month Shuswap Needle Arts Guild (SNAG) is in full swing. Usual start is 9am. Games day is every Wednesday starting at 1 pm. There is a shuffleboard and pool table and popular right now is ladies snooker. Come join in a card game or board games!

Potluck/social is every third Wednesday of the month at 5 pm. Bring a dish of food and come meet the locals. This social event is open to everyone. Come for dinner then visit the Coffee House next door at the Community Hall. The Seniors Hall will not be hosting a dinner prior to the coffeehouse on October 12 due to election advanced polling. We will start offering dinner on the evening of the coffeehouse beginning at 5pm on November 9th. Last coffeehouse of the year is on December 14th. Reservations for this popular dinner are recommended. Reserve by calling Cam at the number below.

Please remember to join Sunnybrae Seniors Group on Facebook. This is where you can find updates on current events. If you interested in renting our hall, please contact Maddie at 250-803-8890 For any ideas for events or more programs or if you just to talk about what’s happening contact Cam Capozzi at 250 835-8800 Sunnybrae Seniors Hall is across from the Sunnybrae Community Park at 3585 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. Our email address is




A Fun Time for Finz Fundraisers By John Tymstra The First Annual Blind Bay Poker Run and the Fifth Annual Charity Golf Classic were both successful fundraisers for charities and fun events for participants. Thanks to all who braved the weather to support a good cause for the Blind Bay Poker Run on September 8. The weather hurt a little but there was still $1,000 raised that will go to the Rotary House in Kelowna to help out anyone needing a place to stay during Chemotherapy or Radiation treatments. John Davidson was the big winner with 4 deuces and Larry Bergman walked away with the 50/50 prize of $660! Thank you to Shuswap Marina, Bayside Marina and Grill and Little River Boat World for helping make it happen. A special Thank You to Pam and the Blind Bay Bunch for volunteering to man the stations, could not have done it without their help! All in all, it was a fun day for a good cause and can be considered a success. For the first one it went pretty well! Congratulations to all the winners. Second place winner of an all day pontoon boat rental donated by Shuswap Marina was Bekki Richardson, third place winner of an all day pontoon boat rental donated by Bayside Marina was Brenda Macdonald, fourth place winner of an all day Kon Tiki rental donated by Finz Resort was Ron Dent and finally fifth place winner(s) of an all day Kayak rental sponsored by Little River

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Boat World as well as one sponsored by Finz Resort was Terry Blanchette and the Shuswap Rebels who paddled their way through the Poker Run! Congratulations to all winners! The Charity Golf Classic Fundraiser for the Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue (SVSAR) and the Shuswap Fire Department was a sunny day with 108 golfers and 135 people for dinner. Shuswap Emergency Service and Firehall volunteers worked during the day to help make it a successful event. Tickets sold for 50/50 draw totaled $2000 and the whole event raised $11,270. The great support from the local business community made the auction a great success and most everyone went home with a prize. Thanks to everyone for coming out. See you next year!




Artsy Changes at the Sorrento Farmers Market

Brian MacIssac (mural artist) and Melanie Geyer (volunteer). Photo credit: Jerre Paquette

By Quinne Kobayashi and Tanesa Kiso (co-managers of the Sorrento Farmer’s Market) We love it when a figment of our imagination materializes into the real world. We live in an amazing community flush with artisans and crafters, many of whom make weekly appearances all summer long at Sorrento’s Saturday morning farmers market. And yet every week last year, we had to face the faded-white, algae stained metal storage box where the market keeps its tents and chairs. A mural seemed to be the perfect solution to soothe ours’ and the publics’ sore eyes. After getting the go ahead from the board we reached out to the community for collaborators. We needed support, skills, supplies, knowledge and an artist. The obvious clear choice for a mural artist was our very own Brian MacIssac, of Crannog Ales. Within a few weeks he came up with an inspired drawing. The next step was to get the bin cleaned. Mark Boyd, owner of Action Mobile Pressure Wash to the rescue! Thank you. After he

and his hardworking young son, Cohen were done doing their magic, the bin was pristine - all ready for primer and a few coats of background paint. A big Thank you also, to our local Sorrento Building Centre for their paint supplies and expertise. They are a much appreciated asset to our community. Kudo’s to Schumi’s Shack for the contribution of the “Sorrento Farmers Market” signs. Gord attached them to the storage box one sweltering August afternoon. The perfect top off to the project. Of course, nothing could have been done without the driving force of our fabulous mural artist Brian MacIssac. It’s been such a pleasure working with you and seeing your designs come to life. A big hug and thank you to Rebecca Kneen for your much needed help in just the right moments. And, like any community project, this one could not have been carried out without the help of our committed group of volunteers: Darlene Duxbury, Melanie Geyer, Erik Rozek and Jerre Paquette. Jerre also contributed photos of the bin’s transformation. To see all the pictures from Before (yikes) and After (yay!) go to our website “Sorrento Village Farmers Market and check us out on Facebook. Or even better, come see for yourself. Our last official market of the season is Saturday Oct. 12th. It’s certainly a delightful relief to arrive in the morning to the sight of a beautiful mural steaming from the dew in the early morning sun. Thank you to all our community members for your collaborations in this project. See you at the market.


The Scoop went whale watching in Tonga this summer! Photo shared from Jason Wojciechowski and Anja Heldner #FindYourScoop




OCTOBER 2019 Photo credit Jerre Paquette

Women Riders World Relay Cruises Through the Shuswap

By Jerre Paquette About 50 women riding Harleys, Indians, BMWs, and a host of other powerful two and three-wheeled machines pulled into the parking lot of Sprockett’s Café and Dreamcycle Motorcycle Museum at the corner of the TCH and Notch Hill Road on September 14. They were part of the largest worldwide motorcycle relay in history; the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR). All women, and they were carrying with them a baton of commitment to change. The idea for the relay started a year ago. UK founder Hayley Bell wanted to “ignite a global sisterhood of inspirational women to promote courage, adventure, unity, and passion for biking from all corners of the world and do something that has never Scoop staff photo been done before to this scale. My aim Approximately 50 female riders cruise into Dreamcycle is to WOW the industry into realizing Motorcycle museum for a quick break and photos the global market for women in Motorsports and to inspire women worldwide.” Riders left Kamloops on September 14th heading for Revelstoke. Some of them had started out in Vancouver and others would Left: Linda Falkingham of Sorrento rode 2 legs from Kamloops to Revelstoke and continue then to Calgary. Right: Amanda Turcotte, Sous Chef at Quaaout Lodge Resort rode from Kamloops to Revelstoke Photo credit Jerre Paquette across the en-

tire Canadian landscape, picking up new riders along the way—always with a GPS-tracked baton tucked safely into a saddle bag to be handed over to the next group of riders. Their arrival here in the Blind Bay area was noisy—not only with the sounds from exhaust pipes, but from the laughter and excitement of conversation among the ladies with a common set of intentions and a great deal of confidence. Whatever was on their mind? They answered that question in a wide and spirited number of ways. Marlene Brajak pointed out that none of the biking clothes are made with women in mind—biking seems to be intended just for men: Boots too large, hips too small, shoulders too loose! And THAT seems emblematic of the persistence of the generationsold glass ceiling of which these ladies are no longer tolerant. But 201 days (so far) of women riding across the countries of the world intends to break that ceiling once and for all. They have good reason to feel positive about their expectations. In the U.S. since 2009, motorcycle ownership by women has doubled, but the entrenched industry doesn’t yet seem to be aware of the growth and attendant demands. Amanda Turcotte, Sous Chef at Quaaout Resort, expressed what mattered most to her as she took employer -supported time off to ride from Kamloops to Revelstoke: “The showing of women who (Continued on page 31)


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came out! Whew! The Canadian response to the relay was exciting. You had to register for the relay as a ‘Guardian of the Baton’, a scroll that we all signed. And the women from B.C. —Wow! We made up almost 1/2 of the registered riders for the whole Canadian relay. Wow! And we fit together like a family even though we had never met before.” Linda Falkingham reflects “This WRWR event was lifechanging, because I have never seen so many women together with a common goal like that. Everybody just bonded; there was no friction or anything like that. Everybody was just so focused on what we were going to do-- And my son and his family were behind me, too. They stood on the side of the highway near Kamloops with a sign “We Love You, Nana” encouraging and celebrating me. At the first gas stop, someone in the group called out “’OK, ‘fess up—who’s Nana?’ I ‘confessed’, a huge smile on my face.” It’s clear not only motorcycles are in motion - courage, vision, emotions, intentions, and commitment to world change have combined to create what these bikers call the “Knees to the Breeze” movement. Join in, or get out of the way! To date the relay has travelled over 50 countries and will continue through the US, Mexico, South America and Africa. It is anticipated to end in January 2020 at United Arab Emirates. Follow WRWR on Facebook, Instagram and online: https://

Volunteers Make Time for Fun Day Barbeque By Barbra Fairclough On September 21st the White Lake Residents Association (WLRA) hosted the 6th Annual Community Fun Day Barbeque. The weather was in favor on the day of the barbeque and many people came together to make this event a success. The White Lake Volunteer firefighters pulled out the stops by making sure the children’s obstacle course was set up

and working for all the kids. The raffle was a success due to the many donations from individuals and businesses. Thanks go to David Kasabasic RMT, Janes Place, White Lake Organics, Scafe Farms, Sunny Shore Fishing Resort and the Halloween Lady. Three private individuals made donations for the raffle and composter was also donated by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. Greg Kyllo generously donated the food for the barbeque and volunteered his time to keep the barbeque sizzling! Volunteers from Firesmart, Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society and Trail Alliance were present to answer questions. Set up was critical in getting the event off to a good

Raffle table at WLRA Fun Day Barbeque

start so thanks go to volunteers who came early. Those who came afterwards to put it all away for another year deserve a shout out for staying power and hard work at the end of a full day. This fun community event is an annual fund raiser for the WLRA and is a great summer wind up. White Lake Residents Association would like to thank the volunteers who made this event possible. And thanks go to the friends and neighbours who came out to enjoy this day and support the community.




Sorrento Lions you can call Wayne at 250-675-2616 to place By Judi Kembel PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be holding an evening Hal- an order. Remember when you support your loween Party this year. It was decided that with dwindling num- Sorrento Lions Club, you are supporting your bers attending and all of the other events happening in the area, community. Our weekly meat draws at the Copper Island Pub & Grill we would suspend our event for this year. We will look at this on the TransCanada Highway in Sorrento began on September again next year. Thank you all for your past support. 20th, 2019 and with the exception of November 29th will run THE SENIORS' CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held this year on Friday, November 29 and will feature the Sorrento Glee until June 26th, 2020. Please note that the draws on October Club as well as our annual Silent Auction. The doors will open 4th will be all turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving! All funds raised go right back into the at 6:00 pm and light refreshments community. will be served at 8:00 pm following We always welcome new memthe entertainment. Please make note bers. If you are over 19 years of age that there will not be a meat draw on (male or female) and would like more this night. information about becoming a Lion, In keeping with the current bans please join us on the 1st and 3rd on plastic bags, we wish to anThursday of each month at the Sorrennounce that the Sorrento Lions Club to Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchendaele has gone green. We are using paper Road, Sorrento at 6:45 pm or contact bags imprinted with our crest and the Sorrento Lions Club Secretary name for the meat draw prizes. We Lion Leona at our email address: soralso have bright yellow, jumbo tote We would bags imprinted with our crest and love to hear from you! Check out our name for sale at $5.00 per bag. website at These cloth bags will be available Paper bags for the meat draw prizes and bright yellow, sorrentobc/ . for purchase at our meat draws or jumbo tote bags for sale


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Notch Hill Natter By Anna-Marie Eckhart Hello from the Natter. The hall came to life September 28, when Rough Cut was on stage performing for the crowd. Toes were tappin and fingers snappin to the beat of the Bluegrass Music. Thank you to all who came out, and to all Volunteers who made this happen. We'll do it again! A Bridal/ Renters Fair was successfully held at the hall September 21. The hall along with supporting local businesses and vendors promoted the Notch Hill Heritage Weddings. A few lucky couples will be saying I do in our small 1906 Heritage Church. The hall is also an excellent location to host your Family Reunions, with RV parking, a covered Train Viewing Platform and CSRD Park grounds. It's been a year now since the application for a Highway attraction sign was

submitted on behalf of the Notch Hill Town Hall. Pleased to see the signs have been put up East and West of the Balmoral intersection. We are officially on the map. Come check us out. In keeping with Community minded events, the hall is asking for support from our local businesses and volunteers to help what you can do for your Community. • October 21- Elections Canada voting us build on our annual December Free station. Community Events: CP Holiday Train at • October 28- Restoration project of the Notch Hill, Children’s Christmas Party, hardwood Fir flooring in the hall starts and a Christmas Ladies Social. If you or with John Sales. your business would like to Sponsor a • For your Hall / Church Rentals, please $500 event, please contact myself at 250 contact Marianne 250 835-4721 or Shei835- 8455 or the hall at notchhilltownla 250 803-5206 . To find us: Visit / LIKE our Facebook Upcoming Events at the Hall: • October 7- NHTH General Meeting at page Notch Hill Community Hall. Email 7pm. Entertainment with meeting to fol- 1639 low. Coffee will be on, come on out. Notch Hill Rd, Sorrento BC V0E 2X3 We welcome new members, come see

Modern Thrifting By Deb Armour, Owner Deb’s Style Loft It’s a classic quandary: you have way too much stuff, but your wallet is empty. Selling your items on consignment can help solve both of those problems. You’ll get rid of things you no longer use while getting a little extra cash on the side. Consignment. Resale. Secondhand. Call it what you will, buying gently used clothing and accessories has become a desirable way of shopping, it is an experience in it’s own right, and it’s nothing to be embarrassed about. No more hunting through cluttered thrift shops, times have changed in the most fashionable way as buying previously owned clothing steps onto the luxury stage. You can have a high-end shopping experience at a secondhand store, you can find on-trend or relevant quality items. Let’s differentiate consignment shops from thrift stores, there are big differences in the quality of items you can expect, and the price you’ll pay, among other things. Thrift stores have bargain basement prices, but they won’t put any money in your pocket. Consignment is the way to go if you want to make a little money in exchange for your gently used goods. There are so many emerging secondhand platforms that are getting consumers

more comfortable with exploring secondhand shopping, for both traditional thrift shops to high-end consignment shops. So, who among us loves “resale” these days. There is no single face of the modern second-hand shopper. It’s fashion lovers with the constant desire for something new. Women don’t want to continue wearing the same outfit, they are often looking for something new. If you’re wanting quality items, this can become very expensive. Women’s appetites for something new to wear has increased rapidly, while their clothing budgets have not. Second-hand shopping gives us that “fashion fix” or the designer item we’re lusting after, at a price we can afShuswap Better at Home ford. Consignment shopping is the best “A little extra help for seniors to remain way to locate a gem of a piece that nobody confidently in their own homes.” else will have, purchasing designer labels • Light Housekeeping • Friendly Visiting without the designer price tag. From casu• Snow Shoveling • Light Yardwork al to formal wear you’ll be sure to find • Transportation • Minor Home Repair that piece to complete your unique Appointments/Shopping etc. look. The number of “designer” pieces in Staff, Volunteers and Contractors have been consignment stores is only increasing. carefully ve ed and trained for your security. The “thrifty takeaway” here? Whether Central Intake 250-253-2749 it’s the thrill of scoring luxury for less or being able to wear a new outfit everyday, the resale market is thriving. In today’s world doing our part is esEVCSS sential to the environment. Refresh-Renew Funded by the Government of BC. Income based service fees may apply. -Recycle




Shuswap overland Adventures So He Claims……

tion of a gold claim located at one I had just named. Anyone who knows me or follows my recorded wanderings, knows I am a sucker for a good old gold story. Our province is ripe with wild gold rush stories and the Shuswap is host to some of the best. Listening to him explain that I had without knowing, been within feet of an old claim on many occasion, is what led to this trip. I knew my way well to the large waterfall, but the rest was clear as mud, a small trail not far from there in no particular direction supposedly led to an old claim. I have to admit that I have been very fortunate navigating these wild tales in the past and the same luck followed me down this trail. I began at the waterfall and followed it down stream trying to think like someone on the hunt for gold. Almost instantly I began to find a marking, repeatedly carved into the trees. I started to follow them like flagging tape as I heard the thunderous sound of the tall falls fade behind me. Unlike almost every other adventure I go on, I always let someone know where I am, this time I had forgotten to do so until just that moment and with no reception, I realized I wasn’t going to be able to. The anticipation outweighed the concern and I pressed on. The sound of running water began to return as I followed There is nothing better than the “too the marked trees into a humid, mossy secgood to be true” stories brimming with tion of the trail. The sound was different blurry details and suspect directions from though, almost like running pipes. men and women in their golden years. Then I saw it, a small water catch These rich tales of places and events have feeding a length of large old beaten up been the backbone of some of my best ad- pipe that led down a set of weathered ventures including this one. cedar steps. At the bottom of the elevaDuring some small talk with a silver tion change, laid an old sunken wood haired gentleman, we came across the top- cabin. Written on the door “Last Claim ic of local waterfalls and as we tit for tat Placer”. Just like he said, there it was tried to out do one another, he made men- like it had been for so long. Walking By Jason Lutterman As I roll down the dirt back roads of our beautiful province, I often wonder what took place there long ago, before my wheels left their tracks down them. What is today a dirt road or forest service road (FSR) was once the main thoroughfare, the route taken with the same normalcy as our daily commutes. I have found old moss covered cars from the 30’s and 40’s piled at the bottom of steep embankments, caves used to hide personal belongings during times of conflict and places that did not want to be found, all while casually hanging my arm out the open window of a Land Cruiser.

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Questions to ask yourself before the Oct. 21st Federal Election The October 21st federal election is fast approaching. I hope that voters will take the time to really look at what is at stake in this election, and ask themselves some very serious questions, before dropping their ballot in the ballot box. I am a wife, a mother, a hiker and avid outdoors person. I want to leave a habitable world for my daughter and future generations. I want the planet to be able to support the plants and animals and all the wonders of the world that I have had the privilege to explore in my lifetime. I am one of a majority of Canadians that care about addressing climate change and leaving a safer, more prosperous society for our children, grandchildren and those yet to be born. “When did the simple concept of leaving the planet a better place for our kids become a partisan issue”? The rest of the world is already transitioning to a clean, green energy economy and doing so at a rapid pace. Canada should be too if we want to provide stable jobs, a diversified economy and a liveable climate. We can no longer rely on “business as usual” which creates jobs by continuing to “rip and ship” our raw materials and resources to other countries. These resources are contributing to the climate crisis and our resources are finite. Ask yourself: Do I want Canada to hold global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid triggering runaway heating and climate catastrophe or not? Do you feel prepared to deal with the chaos that will result if we continue on with “business as usual”? Are you prepared to tell your chil-

dren and grandchildren how you voted on this critical issue? Do you feel that our government was showing leadership when they passed a resolution one day declaring that we are in a climate emergency and the next day purchasing a pipeline that will enable the expansion of bitumen mining in Northern Alberta and growth in Canada’s climate changing pollution? This pipeline makes no economic sense and has not turned a profit in any month since it was purchased, once you factor in the interest payments on the debt. This is not treating the climate crisis as an emergency. Time is running out on this kind of political double speak. It shows me that our current political system often puts party above universal progress and majorities in Parliament over leadership. “If we fail…all our achievements and progress have been for nothing and all that will remain of our political leaders’ legacy will be the greatest failure of human history. And they will be remembered as the greatest villains of all time, because they have chosen not to listen and not to act.” Greta Thunberg, speech to the European Economic and Society Committee. Feb. 2019 Greta also said, “Our house is on fire. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is……” I expect our elected officials in all levels of government to prioritize bold climate action. Inaction is too deadly, too costly, and simply unjust.

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Council for the South Shuswap Karen Brown 250.515.3276 •Blind Bay Community Society Phone: 250-675-3919 Email: • Blind Bay painters - Betty Schriver 250-675-2249 - • Blind Bay Garden Club - Susan 250835-2351 or Donald 778-490-5008 •Carlin Country Market, Heather 250-835-4422 • Carlin Elementary Middle School PAC, Heather 250-835-4422 • Chase Fish & Game Club Helen 250-679-8019 • Copper Island Seniors Resource Services (CISRS) - (beside Spinnaker Cafe) 250-675-3661, email: • CRIMESTOPPERS 1-800-222-8477 • CSRD Area C Director - Paul Demenok, Cell: 250-517-0810, email: FIRE DEPARTMENTS • Eagle Bay - 4445 Eagle Bay Rd., Chief Alan Rendell, 250-517-0429, • Sorrento Hall #1 1164 Passchendale Road, Chief Gary Hoult, 250-675-3555, • Sorrento Hall #2 - 2505 Greer Rd., Chief Gary Hoult, 250-675-4441, • Tappen/Sunnybrae - 3732 Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd., Chief Ryan Gray, 250-835-8696 TappenSunnybraeVFD@ • White Lake - 3607 Parri Rd. Chief Bryan Griffin, 250-835-4500, • Fire Services Coordinator - Sean Coubrough, 250-833-5955 FIRST RESPONDERS - Debbie Edwards; • GT Dragon Boat Society Susan Eisenberger, 250-803-6864 HEALTH SERVICES • South Shuswap Health Services Society Sue McCrae 250-675-3661, • Sorrento Health Centre – 250-803-5251 • Sorrento Health Centre Society – Marilyn Clark, 250-675-2449 • Lions Club - Email: / Web: Sorrento


Lions Club - Lions e-Clubhouse and South Shuswap Community Resource -, Leigh 250-515-4682 ROAD MAINTENANCE - Acciona Infrastructure Maintenance Inc - 1-866 2224204. Vernon Moti office: 250-5033664. email: • Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) South Shuswap Leigh Schaffer 250-675-4818 • Shuswap Better at Home Wysteria 250-253-2749, • Shuswap Community Foundation 250-832-5428 •Shuswap Hospice Society 250-832-7099, 250-675-2568 (Sorrento) • Shuswap Lake Aero Modelers -1-866293-3851,, • Shuswap Theatre Society - & Shuswaptheatre/ • South Shuswap Chamber of Commerce - Karen Brown 250-515-0002, manager@ • Shuswap Volunteer Search & Rescue Luke Gubbles 250-803-1095, • Shuswap Tennis - Petra: 250.835.2202 or Dick: 250.574.4674, • Shuswap Waterfront Owners Association (SWOA), • Sorrento & Area Community Association (SACA) - Brenda Puetz 250675-2599 • Sorrento Food Bank Tina Hysop 250253-3663 •Sorrento Minor Ball Geoff 250-804-6923, • South Shuswap Canada Day Committee - Tammy Packer 250.463.2495 • Victim Services - Guy Ramsay 250-679-8638 • White Lake Community Hall Society 3617 Parri Road, Thelma Materi 250-803-5231 • White Lake Residents Assoc. - (WLRA) email: / • White Lake New Horizons Seniors Club - Tim Hoy 250-835-2141 • North




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hour filled with songs, rhymes and fingerplays! Light snack served. Fridays at 10:15 am. Oct. 11, 18 and 25. Under 3 with caregiver. Drop-in. Free. Baby Talk. Social and interactive hour. A health nurse will facilitate the program with a variety of topics. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:15 am. For ages 18 months and under with caregiver. Drop-in. Free. • NSSCR’s Cdn Red Cross Babysitting Course Oct 10 & Oct 17, 3-5:30pm at the South Shuswap Library. Register • FireSmart Presentation - Oct 10, 6:30-8:30pm at SLE Community Centre 2405 Centennial Dr. Hosted by Shuswap Emergency Program • Blind Bay Blues - hosting Tues night Blues Jam Oct 15, 7pm at Blind Bay Hall. Blues Jams are every 3rd Tuesday 7-10pm • Blind Bay Hall Society AGM – Oct. 17, 7pm. Refreshments 6:30pm. Members encouraged to participate. Public welcome to come sign up as members • Screening Mammography Van - Oct. 18 & 19 in the parking lot behind Munro's Pharmacy. Call 1 800-663-9203 to make an appointment. • Fall Fashion Show - Oct 18, 3pm and Oct 19, 2pm, Fashions by Lindy’s Boutique and Suspense Designs, Tickets avail. Sept 10 at Cedar Heights (Tues & Thurs between 1-3pm). • Debbie Milner Lively art work shop Oct. 19 and 20 at Blind Bay Memorial Hall. Oils and acrylic painting. Contact Agnes Nykiforuk at or call 250-253-5200. • Walk In Clinic - Saturdays starting Oct 19 at Copper Isl Health & Wellness Centre. See ad on pg 13 • Wild Weeds & Nutrition Needs - by Copper Island Health & Wellness Oct 24 at SLE Lodge. See ad on pg 19 • Cedar Heights Community Association: Dinner & Movie - Oct 25 Dinner theme is Oktoberfest. Movie: The Upside. Table Top Curling (Shuffleboard) Tourney & Magic Show - Nov 1, 6:30pm. FMI • Spooky Dance Party - Oct 26 at Duffer’s. Featuring Turtle Valley Band. Reservations and FMI see ad on pg 12 • Old Fashioned Bingo - Oct 26. Doors open at 6pm. Bingo at 6:30. Blind Bay Memorial Hall. Cash prizes, donations & 50/50 draw, food / refreshments. FMI Bev 250-675-2212 • Fluid art class at Blind Bay Memorial Hall Nov. 2, 10 am till 1:30 presented by Jean Toker. To register call Agnes at 250-253-5200. • Probus Guest Speaker - Thurs Nov 7, 10am at Blind Bay Bay Hall. Guest speaker is Garry Loeppky - retired RCMP FMI www.probus.ort Eagle Bay Community Hall • Coffee House - Oct 26 Potluck supper at 6:30pm. Music at 7:30pm • Harvest Supper - Sat Nov 16. Tickets will be available in late October. FMI



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rento Retreat & Conference Centre. Member-only event. RSVP or text 250-515-3276 • Beginner Acoustic Jam/Workshop - Tuesdays, Oct 15 - Dec 17, 7-9pm FMI Larry 250-675-5426 • Sorrento Drop in Society Annual General Meeting -Wed Oct. 16 @ 1:00pm 1148 Passchendaele Rd. • The Screening Mammography Van - Oct. 18th & 19th, in the parking lot behind Munro's Pharmacy Call 1- 800-663-9203 for appt. • Rocktoberfest Dance/Dinner - Sat. Oct. 19, 7pm at Sorrento Memorial Hall. Music by Serious Dogs, cash bar. Tickets at Lighthouse Market • Annual Craft Sale - Nov 9, 9am - 2pm at Sorrento Memorial Hall. Come and check out the many varied wares of local artisans and stock up for the holiday season. • Name That Tune - Nov 16 at Sorrento Memorial Hall. Supper, Dancing, Prizes. Tickets and FMI see ad on pg 24 • Christmas Craft Sale - Nov 16, 9am - 2pm at Carlin Hall. TAPPEN / SUNNYBRAE • The Contenders with Blu & Kelly Hopkins - Oct 31, 7:30pm Live at Carlin Hall. Tickets 250-8328669 • BBQ & Bonfire Open House - Oct 31 at 7pm. Sunnybrae Tappen Firehall. All are welcome! • Christmas Craft Sale - Sat. Nov 16, 9am to 2pm at Carlin Hall. For table rentals call Joan 250-8350104 WHITE LAKE Community Hall • Halloween Costume Party Fundraiser - Sat. Oct 26, 8pm. Potluck appy & your own bevvy. Adults only. • Haunted House & Fireworks - Oct 31 with White Lake Firehall for a frightful family Halloween & Haunted House. 6-8pm fireworks. NORTH SHUSWAP • The Boom Booms Live at The Hub - Fri. Oct 11. Music Trivia Fri. Oct 25. Open Mic - Sundays. 250-955-2002. • Fall Market - Oct. 12 to 14, 10am-3pm. Welcome home the salmon to Tsútswecw Provincial Park. Interactive Guided Tours, Food, Artisans, Music. Interpretive log cabin open. • Golf Tournament - Oct. 13 to support NS Health Centre. Talking Rock, golf, dinner & silent auction. FMI 250-955-0660 • Business Luncheon - with Alan Trainer-Grizzly Lodge. Thurs. Oct. 17, noon to 1pm at NS Christian Fellowship. 4079 Butters Rd. Free Lunch. • Federal Election All Candidates Forum - Thurs. Oct. 17. NS Community Hall. Doors open 5:30 pm. Hosted by NS Chamber. • Halloween Party & Fireworks - Oct. 25 at Scotch Creek Fire Hall. Family fun. Hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, prizes. Fireworks at 8pm. • Spooktacular” Halloween Dance - Sat. Oct. 26 at

Lakeview Centre. Doors open 5pm. Dinner 6pm. Prizes, 50/50, dancing, and lots of fun! Please bring salad or dessert to contribute. BYO cutlery and plates. Tickets at Ross Creek Store, Jim at 250-682-6235, or Dolores 250-517-9618. • 80’s Halloween Dance - Oct 26 at the Hub in Scotch Creek. Live band FMI & tickets call 250955-2002 • Business Plan Workshop - Oct. 29, 10am-12pm Scotch Creek Fire Hall. Pre-register Free at • Alan Gerber - Famous blues and jazz artist, at the Hub Nov. 2. Tickets 250-955-2002 • For more North Shuswap Events check out the Kicker SALMON ARM & AREA • HD Live from the Met - Opera at Salmar Classic, Salmon Arm. Oct 12, 9:55 am - Turandot , Oct 26, 9:55 am - Manon, Oct 27, 1 pm - Raymonda, Nov 9, 9:55 am - Madama Butterfly. Tickets & FMI • Cemetery Tour - appropriate for Halloween, with R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum Guide. Oct 13 in Salmon Arm. Reservations 250-832-5243 • Buddhist Meditation Centre - Guided Meditation: Oct 16,23,20 7-8:30 pm. Lunchtime Meditation: Oct. 17,24,31, 12-12:30. Book Study: Universal Compassion: Oct. 18 7-9pm & Oct 19 9:3011:30am. Prayers for World Peace: Oct 20,27 1111:45 am. #130-2960 Okanagan Ave SE. • Gun Show & Sale - Oct. 19 & 20 at SASCU Recreation Centre. See ad pg 27 • 29th Annual Treat Trail - Oct 31 Downtown Salmon Arm. 3-5 pm CHASE & AREA • Neskonlith Education Centre Registration deadline - Oct 14 FMI and for course info call 250 -679-2963. see ad on pg 25 • Chase Country Quilters Show & Sale - Oct 26, 10am - 2 pm Chase Creekside for Seniors 542 Shuswap Avenue, Free Admission • Chase Fish & Game Club Meeting - Mon. Oct. 31, 7:30pm at Creekside Centre. • FARMERS MARKETS • Sorrento Village Farmers’ Market - Until Oct. 12. Saturdays 8 am - noon. • Salmon Arm Community Market - Fridays 8am -1pm. 5th Street & 5th Ave SW until Oct. 15 FEDERAL ELECTION VOTING Election day is October 21 from 7am to 7pm. Must vote at location on voter information card

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To add an event email shuswapscoop@gmail .com or call 250-463-2611 shuswapscoop@ • Badminton - Wed. 7 - 9pm at Sorrento Elementary. • Tues

BYO racket. Non-competitive. FMI 250-675-2397 • Probus Copper Island - meets at Cedar Heights Community Hall in Blind Bay - 2nd Thurs./mo. at 10am. Coffee at 9:30. For details call Mike Murrell at 250 675-4495 • Salmon Arm Toastmasters - Thurs. 7-9pm Upstairs at Uptown Askews. FMI 250-517-8401 • Seniors Lunch - Last Thurs. noon at Duffers Den, Call to reserve 250-675-3661 • Shuswap Rock Club - First Tues of the month (Sept - June) 7:30 pm at Sorrento Drop in Society. Saturday workshops 12:00-4:00 pm fall-spring, Field trips spring-fall. FMI Pat, 250-675-2849. • The Shuswap Nature Hikers meet weekly on Fridays to hike the North and South Shuswap Trails. To join, contact or visit http:// • The Arts OnSite with Lady Nature - meets Mondays, 9am (May’til the end of Oct.) (writing, dancing, theatre, painting, drawing, composing music) create outdoors in the forest, somewhere near Sorrento-Blind Bay. Contact: or visit http:// • TOPS Sorrento #4369 - Wed. from 8:15 to 10:00 am at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. 2385 Golf Course Drive. FMI Gail 250-675-2849 • TOPS Sorrento #1856 - Thurs. weigh-in at 8:30am, meeting at 9am. Sorrento Place Clubhouse (Buckley Rd). Jacquie 250-675-2574 Blind Bay Memorial Hall 2510 Blind Bay Rd. 250-675-3139 Facebook: Blind Bay Memorial Hall & Reedman Gallery. Website: • Blind Bay Painters - Tues. 10am - 3pm; FMI: Gail Boden • Probus - 1st Thurs. 10am 250-803-8930 • Tues Night Blues Jam - 3rd Tues. at 7 pm. Oct 15 - Apr 20, 2020 • Zumba - Thurs 7:30pm ‘til Mar 26, 2020 Carlin Hall 4051 Myers Rd. Tappen. To book call Marcha Adams 250-835-8577. • Beginner Acoustic Jam Tues: 7pm to 9pm. (Oct 15-Dec17) • Intermediate acoustic jam Wed: 7pm to 9pm • Coffee House 1st Saturday - October-June, 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. • Singers - Thurs. 7 to 9 pm at the Arts Council for the South Shuswap-Carlin Hall lower level. Come join the Coppertones! FMI Karen 250515-3276 Cedar Heights Community Association 2316 Lakeview Drive, Blind Bay 250-675-2012 • Mon - Co-ed Keep Fit 9am

- Seniors theatre 1pm / Karate 7pm / Ukulele Orchestra 7pm • Wed - Co-ed Keep Fit 9am / Carpet Bowling 1pm / Crib & Canasta 1pm / Bridge 7pm • Thurs - Probus Club (2nd Thurs) 10am / Ladies afternoon out 1:30pm / Karate 7pm / The Shutterbugs Photo Club (3rd Thurs) 2pm • Fri - Co-ed Keep Fit 9am • Sun - Sorrento Evangelical Free Church - Adult study 9:30am, Service 10:55am • Snooker 1pm every day except Wed. • Summer Pickleball - check schedule online Copper Island Health & Wellness Centre 2417 Golf Course Dr. Blind Bay Market 250-675-3661 • Immunizations - Adults & Children. Book appt. w/health nurse 250-833-4101. • Volunteer on Duty - on duty Tues. 10-2pm & Thurs. 8-2pm to answer questions about help for seniors - (i.e) light housekeeping/yard maintenance, transportation for medical appointments, snow removal Senior Support Services. Visit or call 250-675-3661 email • Foot Care - 2nd Wed. Call 250-675-3661. • Mobile Lab Services & ECGs Tues & Thurs. 8am-2pm. • Seniors Lunch - monthly Eagle Bay Community Hall 4326 Eagle Bay Rd. Hall rentals: 250-675-3136 • Quilting Mon.10-2 (Bring Lunch) 675-4531 • Crafts Wed, 10-2 (Bring Lunch) 675-4282 • Fitness Call Wanda for Class times 675-5098 • Garden Club - 2nd Thur.10:30am (except June to Aug) 675-2125 or 675-2029 • Darts Fri. 7:15 pm. Alan: 675-5403 • Coffee House 4th Sat of the Month 7:30pm (except Dec & June -Aug) Performers always welcome! Gaetane 675-2178 Library (ORL) South Shuswap Branch Blind Bay Market. 250-675-4818 • Writer’s Nook - 2nd & 4th Wed. 10am-12pm. New members welcome: • Garden Club - 3rd Wed. 10:00am - noon. FMI Susan 250-835-2351 or Donald 778-490-5008. • Fireside Knitters - 1st & 3rd Fri. 10am - noon. Come join by the fireplace. • Page Turners book Club - 3rd Thurs, 10am • Children’s Programs - For a full list of story times, baby talk, colouring, craft days, and more check our website or stop by. Notch Hill Town Hall 1639 Notch Hill Rd. Pres. Anna-Marie Eckhart 250 835-8455. Check us out on Facebook • Meet 1st Mon. at 7pm (bank holiday 2nd Mon) Watch for special events all year. Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre email:

Web: 250-675-2523, Many more events on webpage • Mon: Line Dance (intermediate) 1-3pm, Sponge Ball 9-12pm • Tues: Ladies Bridge 1-4pm, Good Time Quilters 1st & 3rd, 9am-3pm, Sponge Ball 9-12pm • Wed: Line Dance (beginners) 10-11:30am, (Advanced) 1:30-3pm. Ballroom Dance 7-9pm. Lego Club 2nd Wed 6:30-8pm • Thurs: Play Group 9-12pm, Shuswap Pipers1-4pm • Friday: Sponge Ball 9-12pm, Youth Group (Gr. 5-7)6:30-7:30pm - (Gr. 8 & up)7:309:30pm, Scrappy Quilt Chics 9-3pm • River of Life Service: Sun. 10am (Sunday School 10:15am) Sorrento Drop in Society 1148 Passchendaele Rd. 250-675-5358 • Mon - Glee Club - 9:30am 804-3987/ AA at 7pm • Tues - Wheels to Meals 2nd & 4th Tues. 6754871. Snooker (men)1pm Rick 675-2829 • Wed - Five Crowns, 1 pm Ralph 675-5485, Snooker, 6pm 675-2829 - Shuswap Wood Carvers: 9am FMI Peter 675-2746. • Thurs - Quilting 10am Kathy 675-3605/ Snooker (men)1pm 675-2829 • Fri - Ladies Snooker, 1pm Sheena 253-0820 Sorrento Lions Club • Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday at 6:45pm at Sorrento Memorial Hall, 1150 Passchendaele Rd. We welcome anyone interested in learning more about the Lions to join us. FMI Trudy Grigg, • Lions Club Weekly Meat Draws Fridays at Copper Island Pub 5-7pm Sunnybrae Community Hall 3595 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Rd. Hall Rentals - Vicki Green - 250- 835-2199, • Badminton Mon 7-9pm & Thur 2-4pm • Karate - Tues & Thurs 6pm • Coffee House - 2nd Sat - Oct to May • General Meeting 4th Wed: 7:30pm Sunnybrae Seniors Hall 3585 Sunnybrae Canoe Pt. Rd., Maddie Welch 250-803-8890 • Arts & Crafts Mon 10 - 2pm (except statutory holidays) FMI 250-803-8890 • Sit & Fit ues. & Fri. 1pm • Potluck luncheon - 3rd Wed, 5pm (except July/Aug) • Shuswap Needle Arts Guild meet 1st & 3rd Thursday, 9am (Sept. to Jun) FMI Jo (250)-8329308 or Sharon (250)-832-4588. • Coffee House Dinner 2nd Sat. 5pm. Please Reserve: Cam 250-835-8800






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