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Remembering Women on the Homefront well as raise the children, while the husBy Jo Anne Malpass Canada’s contributions during the war bands and sons were off at war. years would have been very different if it Mothers and children worked side-bywere not for the vital roles women played side on the farm to ensure it survived and on the home front. prospered, with responsibilities like plantVeterans Affairs Canada says the war ing, harvesting, caring for livestock and effort encommanaging the passed all Canafinances being dians, and womadded to women did their fair en’s normal farm share and more, chores. achieving and Canadian sacrificing a Women’s Instigreat deal in the tutes (WIs) and cause of peace other women’s and freedom. groups did their Home life part, as well. could be chalHelping neighlenging during bours was a part North Shuswap Women’s Institute 1943 of their members’ daithe war years. RaPhoto credit: North Shuswap Historical Society # 00742 ly lives and, during tioning was in effect during both the First wartime, their and Second World Wars, making it hard to “neighbourhood” expanded to include obtain sugar, butter, eggs and other scarce those in the military. Making quilts, bandfood items that were needed to help feed ages and clothing for the men overseas the men fighting overseas. Goods such as were just a few of their wartime projects. rubber, gas, metal and nylon were also dif- These groups sent books, newspapers and ficult to come by because they were need- special treats to military hospitals overseas. ed for the war effort. They also held “send-off” and “welcome The North Shuswap was a farming and home” parties for servicemen from their logging community and many farm women area. The WIs had a “Central War Chariwere faced with the reality that they had to ties Fund” that raised millions of dollars maintain the family farm themselves, as during the Second World War.

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Remembering Women on the Homefront (Continued from page 1)

The North Shuswap Women’s Institute officially formed in 1927. During World War II, the local WI ladies made an all-out effort to do their part. The North Shuswap Chronicles says the WI helped the Red Cross, made quilts for Air Raid Shelters in England, organized first aid classes, sent gifts to the men overseas and distributed ration books for the government. Frankie Brown, 97, of Magna Bay will be laying a wreath at Remembrance Day services at Lakeview Centre in Anglemont, where a portion of the service will be devoted to women on the home front. The service will start at 11 am with everyone asked to be in their seats by 10:45. Frankie quit school during WWII to help at the family farm in Surrey, where they raised baby chicks. Her father, a four year veteran of WWI serving in France, received the five acre farm from the Soldier Settlement Board, established in Canada in 1917 to assist returned servicemen to set up farms. During the war, she also took a job working in the café on the CPR Ferry service on the Vancouver-Victoria-Seattle Trian-

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gle Route, where she saw many soldiers back and forth from Europe. “We just helped out the best we could. It was a poor time. We did our best and we survived. Everyone was in the same boat.” Her husband, Bruce, was in the Air Force and they got married in 1943, during the war. They later operated their own business and raised three children. They bought a home on the North Shuswap in 1962, enjoying fishing in the summers until they moved here full time in 1982. With World War II came the dire need for employees in the workplace, without women to step-in, the economy would have collapsed. By autumn 1944 the number of women working full-time in Canada's paid labor force was twice what it had been in 1939, and that figure of between 1,000,000 and 1,200,000 did not include part-time workers or women working on farms. Women had to take on this intensive labor and while they did this they still had to find time to make jam, clothes and other such acts of volunteering to aid the men overseas.

North Shuswap Food Bank Christmas Hampers By Alison Elmes As Christmas draws closer the North Shuswap Food Bank/Christmas Hamper Committee are gearing up once again to offer Christmas Hampers to those in need in our community. The hampers and caring that can be offered to people who find themselves in difficulties, for whatever reason, make a big difference over the holiday season. They also lighten the load of putting food on the table during January and February. As always our focus is to help everyone in need but especially families with children. This program is very dependent on the continuing generosity

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of the community. Donations of non perishable food item and gifts can be put in the collection boxes at SuperValu, Sunnyside Store and Ross Creek Country Store after November 15th. Please make cheques payable to the North Shuswap Food Bank. They can be mailed to: 7465 Squilax/Anglemont Road, Anglemont, B.C, V0E 1M8. Non-tax deductible receipts will be issued. If you wish to add your name or someone else’s name to the list to receive a hamper, please call Janice at 250-955- 2393 before the cut off date of Saturday, December 10th, 2016.

November 11 Support our Veterans & Please Attend Services Snow birds, don’t forget to look after your water in the house, leave your heat on and have someone to check on your home regularly (check your policy wordings)

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Is Anyone Listening? Sometime soon, the CSRD will be reviewing and voting on Bylaw 825-35, a so-called ‘housekeeping’ bylaw that has the goal of ‘cleaning up’ the allowed uses on a huge variety of private property lots in Scotch Creek and Lee Creek. In effect, this bylaw will take away opportunities for the owners of many of these lots to run businesses, create employment, provide services, and enhance SC/LC. In effect, this bylaw will reduce property values for many of these lots, taking away critical retirement income from some, and potential investment opportunities or collateral for others. This bylaw was not requested by our local Area F representative, it was not initiated due to issues or complaints by SC/LC residents. The CSRD took it upon themselves to look closely at SC/LC, determine themselves what was valuable or not valuable, useful or not useful, and put together this bylaw that has a significant negative impact on our community. To be fair, the CSRD has asked for input from the community, after they built this bylaw. First, they sent registered letters to those land owners who were affected. We’ve heard from some that they received that letter but thought there was nothing they could do about it, others did not receive that letter and so had no knowledge of the changes to their property. Second, the bylaw came before

the Area F Advisory Planning Commission, which rejected it as detrimental to the community. And third, it went to a Public Hearing on Feb. 24, 2016 where there was quite a crowd and a very vocal group of SC/LC citizens universally rejected it as against the best interests of the community. Since then, and because of specific complaints from owners about their properties, very minor modifications were made to the bylaw, and it was therefore required to have another public meeting. This was held October 12th and a smaller crowd was in attendance. Again those in attendance were unanimous in rejecting the changes outlined in this bylaw. This bylaw 825-35 will now go before the CSRD Board of Directors, likely November 17th at the CSRD offices, for third and final reading. If approved, it will come into effect and begin to affect our area. Often, the CSRD staff proposes a motion in the agenda, which is their recommendation as to which way the board should vote. My guess is that they will recommend adoption of the bylaw, as they have put significant time and effort into it (without our request or an identified need). On the other hand, the citizens of SC/LC as well as the broader North Shuswap have very clearly said ‘NO’ to this restrictive bylaw. It will be interesting to see if anyone is listening.

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By Jo Anne Malpass It’s that time again, the Kicker is preparing for the 19th Annual Christmas Colouring Contest. Prizes will be handed out at the Lions Club Children's Christmas Party on December 11th between 1:30 and 3:30 at North Shuswap Community Hall. Each of the winners will receive a prize and every child attending gets a door prize gift. Last year we gave out 116 prizes and we expect around the same this year. This popular, free community event wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of volunteers and donors. Donations for the Colouring Contest are

now being gratefully accepted. A donation can be an actual prize (toy, game, gift certificate, etc.) or a cheque which we at the Kicker will use to purchase prizes and gifts. We like to ensure that no child goes away without a gift. We also encourage you to come out to the party and have a hot dog and beverage prepared by the Lions Club members. Visit Santa and see the excitement that your donation to this annual event brings to the children in our community. If you wish to participate, please call the Kicker at 250-955-0534, or send us an email to kicker@kicker.ca.


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Kickin’ back with Larry Larry Morgan - Director, Electoral Area ‘F’

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Highway Improvements – Director report and First Responders report. Morgan said the paving of the Squilax- Shuswap Emergency Program - will Anglemont Road demonstrates a major be offering an informational session on investment in the North Shuswap and Neighbourhood Preparedness Program he wants to thank the Ministry for mov- to help communities coordinate reing forward with the project. Although sponse efforts during an event. It will be it was not in Highway’s three year plan, at Lakeview Community Centre in AnDirector Morgan appreciates the supglemont on Saturday, November 26 port from MLA Greg Kyllo and the from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Preregistrasenior Highways staff he met with in tion required by email at sep@csrd.bc.ca or call March. 250-833-5927. Grant Funding – DiGateway Proposal Rejected Building Inspection rector Morgan attendThe Board passed resolu- Services - The Board ed a grant funding tions giving no further read- received a report from workshop put on by ings to proposed Official Neilson-Welch ConArea C Director Paul Community Plan and Bylaw sulting Inc. regarding Demenok. He said amendments to support ex- proposed building there are opportunities available for local non pansion of proposed uses at inspection service for -profit organizations Gateway Lakeview Estates Areas B, C and E and through Gaming and permit subdivision of the referred the report to Grants, BC Rural Div- property into bare land strata the Electoral Area idend Fund and Shus- lots. If Gateway can resolve Directors’ Committee wap Community the issue of sewage disposal for consideration. Foundation. There are within its own boundaries There was discussion different eligibility without discharge of treated about whether it would be 3 level inrequirements and limeffluent into the lake, conspections (now used ited funds but he can provide contact infor- sistent with the North Shus- for Area F) or six levwap Liquid Waste Manage- els. If the Board famation for any group ment Plan, revised amend- vours the option of a interested. He may ments could be brought for- six level inspection, organize a workshop Area F would be inon the North Shuswap ward at a later date. volved in the public next year. Public Safety Meeting - Director Mor- consultation process. gan has asked his alternate, Bob Misse- Community Stops of Interest - The ghers, to organize a Public Safety Meet- Province announced the addition of up to 75 new Stop of Interest signs ing on November 9, 6:00 pm at the Scotch Creek Fire hall. The new Public throughout British Columbia, bringing Safety Committee, to replace the previ- further awareness and recognition to our collective history and provincial heritous Police Advisory Committee, is age and will rejuvenate approximately comprised of Safety related agencies 100 of the 139 existing signs. “We are Police, Fire Departments, Highways, Road Maintenance, Shuswap Emergen- asking local governments, First Nations, tourism associations, stakeholders and cy Services, Ratepayers, Security Serthe public to nominate people, places or vices, First Responders and a few citievents of provincial significance they zens. would like to see commemorated. The A preliminary agenda includes a nomination period will be open from recap on the storm in Magna Bay, a September 26, 2016, to January 31, review of the 2 paving projects com2017.” pleted on the North Shuswap, MOTIOkanagan Regional Library – made JPW road maintenance plans for the (Continued on page 6) winter, a Police report, Fire Department

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application to BC Assessment for tax exemption for its rented locations in Falkland, South Shuswap and North Shuswap. The CSRD board indicated it was not in favour of the application. UBCM – CSRD resolutions supported by Union of BC Municipalities were for Sustained Funding for First Responder Agencies, BC Hydro Remote Community Electrification Program and Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF) Tax Credit. Director Morgan said Director Paul Demenok did a great job presenting the CEDIF and it was well received. These resolutions will be sent to the responsible provincial government ministry. Appointment of Fire Chiefs –The Board appointed the three

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Area F Fire Chiefs - Graham Lucas of Anglemont Fire Department, Roy Phillips of Celista and Mike Engholm of Scotch Creek/Lee Creek for a 38 month term, commencing November 1, 2016 and expiring on December 31, 2019. Waterworks Regulations and Rates Bylaw Amendment The transfer of ownership of the Cottonwood Water System is now complete and the service area has been established. The CSRD Waterworks Regulation and Rates Bylaw No. 5632 amendment was adopted to include the water system and allow for the CSRD to collect user fees and apply connection charges to the users of the Cottonwood Water System. Board Chair Election - To be consistent with Local Government Act legislation changes which will move the next election to October 2018, rather than November, the Chair and Vice-Chair will now be elected in November, rather than in December. Development Variance Permits (Connolly/DeHart) – Water/Sewer Service Variance. The owners of the subject properties (located at 2473 Stevens Road, Magna Bay) have made application for a subdivision to adjust the boundary between the two lots. Conditions of subdivision approval include connection to community sewer and community water system. There is currently no community sewer or water system in Magna Bay. The board approved the DVP to allow the subdivision to proceed without connecting to these services. Zoning BL800-29 (Schneider) - The property is located at 6956 Casabello Road in Magna Bay, and is adjacent to Shuswap Lake. The proposal is to build a 57.9 square meter over-height garage, within the interior side parcel boundary setback area, on the subject property. Further, with the construction of this garage, in addition to the existing buildings on the property, the parcel coverage will exceed the maximum of 25%. The Board read the bylaw amendment a first time and referred the bylaw amendment to various agencies for comments. The bylaw amendment will be brought back to the Board for second reading once this feedback has been received.

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To see a full list of services and products, along with a portfolio of projects, Steelewood Builders has recently launched an exciting new website www.steelewoodbuilders.ca. Tim and Tricia Mascarenhas moved to the Shuswap about eight years ago thinking it would be a good place to raise a family and enjoy the Shuswap lifestyle. They now have a six year-old-son, Jaxson and spend their spare time on the lake, dirt biking and enjoying what the Shuswap has to offer. The Kicker appreciates the advertising support from Tim and Tricia Mascarenhas at Steelewood Builders and wishes them continued success.

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RCMP News Two Vehicle Collision Near Sorrento On September 30th at 3:40 pm, Chase RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 1 at Elson Road near Sorrento. The male driver, and sole occupant, of a grey pick-up truck travelling westbound had stopped on the highway in order to make a left turn onto Elson Road, when he was hit from behind by a white pick-up. The male driver of the white pick-up, who had two children in the vehicle, had apparently looked away from the road for a moment. When he looked back to the road, he was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the grey truck. There were no injuries in the collision. Alcohol and drugs were not factors in this collision. Single Vehicle Collision on Squilax-Anglemont Road On September 30th, police responded to a single vehicle collision on SquilaxAnglemont Road. The male driver and his wife were eastbound when he entered a curve and caught the gravel at the road edge, which caused the pick-up truck to be pulled into the ditch and roll onto its side. BC Ambulance attended the scene, however, neither occupant was injured. The truck was badly damaged and towed from the scene. Alcohol and drugs were not factors in this collision. Driver Hits Ice Patch – Flips Vehicle On October 11th at about 9:30 am, Chase RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle collision at Hoffman’s Bluff on Highway 1, west of Chase. The driver, a thirty-one year old man, told police that he had entered a curve at about 50 km/h, hit a patch of water that was spilling onto the road, and which had froze overnight. The work van then yawed across the road, hitting the concrete barrier and flipping onto its side. The driver suffered only minor cuts as he exited the vehicle. Witnesses corroborated the driver’s version of the events, and alcohol was not a factor in the collision. Impaired Driver Passed out in Drivers Seat On October 22nd, Chase RCMP officers responded to a complaint of a possibly impaired driver on Pine Street in Chase. The complainant stated that the

suspect driver was passed out in his car, which was stopped in the northbound lane of 250-679-3221 CRIMESTOPPERS Pine Street, on the rail- 1-800-222-8477 way tracks. Upon arrival, the officers noted a man passed out in the driver’s seat, with the engine running. The driver displayed symptoms of alcohol impairment, and an impaired investigation was begun. The 47 year old driver was issued a 90 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition, and his car was impounded for 30 days. The driver was then transported to his residence by the officers. Suspects Charged After Break-in at Scotch Creek Super Valu On October 6th, at about 3:50 am, Chase RCMP responded to an alarm call at the Scotch Creek Super Valu on Squilax-Anglemont Road. Thieves had broken into the store and stolen a large quantity of liquor. The video surveillance system showed the two suspects were wearing gloves and had covered their faces. The Forensic Identification Section was called in to examine the scene, and evidence was collected. Within days of the break-in, the suspects were arrested in Kamloops and charges have been recommended against two adult males, one of whom is an international student. Stolen Vehicle Recovered Near Magna Bay On October 6th, Chase RCMP recovered a stolen Toyota Tacoma from a residence in the 5900 block of Line 17 Township Road near Magna Bay. The vehicle was stolen from Kamloops. There were no arrests during the recovery of the vehicle, and the case remains under investigation. Anyone with knowledge of this theft is asked to call Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221 or Crimestoppers. Jet Ski Trailer Stolen from Chase On October 8th, Chase RCMP received a complaint of a stolen trailer for a jet ski. The trailer had been parked, with the jet ski on it, in an empty field near a local RV park in Chase. The thieves removed locks, lifted the jet ski from the trailer onto the ground, then (Continued on page 9)


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took only the trailer. There were no witnesses or video surveillance, and no suspects have been identified. This case remains under investigation, and anyone with knowledge of the theft is asked to call Chase RCMP or Crimestoppers. Theft of Utility Trailer in Sorrento On October 15th, Chase RCMP received a complaint of theft of an enclosed utility trailer from a residence on Dieppe Road in Sorrento. The trailer contained many construction tools. A friend of the complainant stated he had seen the trailer that morning being towed in the Notch Hill area. On October 18th, the complainant stated that the trailer had been located on Taylor Road, and shortly afterward, Kelowna RCMP located a stolen vehicle which contained many of the tools removed from the utility trailer. No suspects have been identified at this time, and the case remains under investigation. Attempted B&E On October 18th, Chase RCMP received a report of attempted break-in to a backyard shed in the 1000 block of Hillside Avenue. The complainant stated that the previous evening the motion sensor lights had come on, but on this evening the door to the shed had pry marks. No entry was gained to the shed, and

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there are no suspects. Police remind residents to keep their sheds secured with quality locks and use exterior motion sensor lights whenever possible on sheds and carports. As well, it is good practice to also cable lock more expensive items such as lawn mowers and snowblowers to a structural part of the shed. Drunk Male Smashes Window of Local Business On October 22nd, at about 7:30 pm, Chase RCMP responded to a call of mischief in the 800 block of Shuswap Ave in Chase. A local male had kicked out a window at a local business. The 33 year old man was arrested for mischief, and held in cells until he was sober. He was released on a Promise to Appear in court on December 12th, with an undertaking to stay away from the business in question. Complaint of Shots Fired in Scotch Creek On October 9th, Chase RCMP received a complaint of shots fired near the Scotch Creek Transfer Station. An employee of the station stated that the shots seemed to come from between the station and Scotch Creek. Patrols were made, but no one was found. The public is reminded that that area is part of Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band reserve lands. Hunting is not permitted in that area, in part, due to proximity to inhabited areas.

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Gateway Estates Gateway was back before the Board at the October meeting. The Board accepted staff’s recommendation that the bylaws receive no further readings. While not dead yet, this still leaves Gateway the opportunity to press the reset button and address all the concerns that were expressed. Clearly they have two options. Sue our local government and if successful, complete the full build-out of the 500 units in an expanded shared interest development and triple the amount of sewage going into the lake. The other option is to press the reset button. The latter option is the one most beneficial to the North Shuswap. My comments from last month haven’t changed. Completion of the Gateway project will bring many benefits to our area. Right now, Gateway is a stalled development that is seen by all visitors to the North Shuswap. Now that Cottonwood is complete, finishing Gateway will enhance the entrance to the North Shuswap. It will also allow the potential for a local government water system that will help adjacent properties like Whisper Mountain convert to a Strata as well. Strata titled lots have the benefit of fee simple ownership and the ability to get mortgages. This helps with marketing and makes the lots economically accessible to more people. The other positive impact is increased economic activity for our contractors and local businesses. Finally, it gives us as a community the opportunity to

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decommission the lake outfall rather than triple the discharge volumes. Chamber Annual General Meeting The Chamber Annual General Meeting was held on October 24th. A number of issues were discussed. I will be returning as president for one more year with Jeff Tarry continuing as vice president. Neil Ewart will be taking over the secretary’s position with Kris Jensen taking over the treasurer’s position. The rest of the directors are Darla Miller, Jay Simpson, Craig Spooner, Denise McElroy, and Angela Lagore. Joan Bristow, Kelly Christian, and Evelyn Isley resigned as directors. Many thanks for the years of volunteering and making our community a better place to live and work. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the annual Christmas Dinner and dance this year. Loss of business sponsors and competition with other community events made this year’s plans unworkable. We’ll be back next year with something different. The Christmas Parade will be held on December 9th at 6:00 PM in Scotch Creek. If you want to help or participate, please contact Al Christopherson at 250-955-0703. This is a great community event and thanks to Al for organizing it. The future of the Visitors Centre is also under review as we look at alternate ways to deliver the service. It cost the Chamber about $5 for each person who walked in the door. This doesn’t count Friday Night Live as the most (Continued on page 11)


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common request this year was on Fridays and was “where’s the washroom.” I would appreciate input from tourism businesses on how to best deliver what our visitors need. The Visitors Centre has always faced financial challenges with no funding from local government and a 100% reliance on membership fees and fundraising. When considering whether to join the Chamber, a lot of people ask “What do I get for my $100 (or $20 if you are a personal not business member)?” Despite the lobbying efforts for less regulation and economic development, the Chamber at its core is all about helping build our local community. Efforts like our community signing program and the Christmas Parade are about making the North Shuswap a great place to work and live. Local Government Well we had the Public Hearing for Bylaw 825-35 last week. This is the “housekeeping” bylaw that was pushed through despite lots of opposition. At the hearing, one of the audience asked for a show of hands in support (zero) and a show of hands opposed (everyone there). While some of the uses being eliminated make sense, a lot don’t. The best example of what doesn’t make sense is the old Jack Frost site in Scotch Creek. If this bylaw gets 4th reading, anyone wanting to open a restaurant will have to rezone the property. This was apparently done because the existing building is an eyesore. Well, I am struggling to see how this would encourage the owners to clean it up. The best chance would be for someone to fix it up and yes, run a restaurant. The human side of the equation was also ignored.

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We have seniors in poor health who have been part of the Scotch Creek community for ever. If this goes through, our local government will have successfully devalued their property. Why would they spend any money on getting rid of the eyesore? Beach Walkers There is an interesting initiative being spearheaded by a South Shuswap resident who is frustrated by waterfront owners leaving obstructions on the beach that interfere with walkers. I think there is some validity to this concern. While pulling up docks on the beach at the end of the season is a longstanding practice that is also encouraged by the government for environmental reasons, I think care should be taken not to block beach walkers. If you are interested in exploring this further, contact Dan McKerracher at DanMcKerracher@telus.net . Incorporation Feasibility Study The Incorporation Feasibility Study for Scotch Creek is now complete and is available for viewing on the Chamber website. As background for those who haven’t been following this, a group of business people pitched in and privately funded the study. It was completed by True Consulting who have lots of experience dealing with incorporation and operation of small municipalities. They were directly involved in the incorporation of Barriere and Clearwater. The main reason for doing the study was a belief that bringing local decision making to Scotch Creek may be a factor in stopping the gradual decline of service and amenities in the area. All of the local people involved with the study have a vested interest in (Continued on page 12)

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seeing Scotch Creek become a vibrant community again. This isn’t a complaint about Director Morgan who works very hard for the North Shuswap. It is more of a question as to what’s the best governance model. For example, having a director from rural Golden who has no stake in our community voting against local proposals seems wrong somehow. I was personally skeptical that incorporation could work but the work done by True has caused me to reconsider. • The 27 municipalities in BC with a population of less than 1000 people have an average assessment of $85 million for taxation purposes. Scotch Creek has an assessment of $300 million and would rank 3rd among

the 27. The revenue from direct taxation varies from 12% to 49% of the total operating budget for these municipalities. • Direct taxation from Scotch Creek would be around $660,000, so at a minimum, a budget of $1.3 million would be available to run Scotch Creek. • Another indicator is the ratio of assessment value to kilometers of road. Scotch Creek falls into the median of the 27 municipalities. All food for thought. More work is required to see if an expanded area would also be potentially feasible. The most important thing learned is that no smoking gun was found that would definitely preclude incorporation. •


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Speakers against zoning amendments By Jo Anne Malpass A small audience at a public hearing October 12 voiced opposition to the Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Zoning Bylaw No. 825-35 which removes some site specific uses that were included in the original zoning bylaw 825. Bylaw No. 825-35 is proposed as a first step in a larger process to eventually develop a new zoning bylaw (Bylaw No. 831) for the entire North Shuswap, consistent with the Area F Official Community Plan (OCP). Area F Director Larry Morgan declared a Conflict of Interest in this matter, due to being a personal friend of a property owner with a site specific regulation identified in the amendment, so he will not take part in discussions at the CSRD Board. The hearing was chaired by his alternate Bob Misseghers with planner Jan Thingsted. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board gave Bylaw No. 825-35 second reading on November 2015, followed by a Public Hearing in February, 2016. After the hearing, some new amendments were proposed to the bylaw affecting two properties. In September 2016, the amended bylaw was given second reading and the holding of this second public hearing was called to meet requirements of the local Government Act. Those attending the hearing said they all agreed the bylaw does not benefit the community, which is what bylaws should do. Many said it reduces development opportunity, takes things away from people who have used it for many years and lowers property values for no reason. A local realtor said people come with great business ideas

but the OCP and zoning bylaw restrict progress. This has a trickle-down effect, reducing opportunities for tradespeople and local jobs, causing a downward slide. Others said the February hearing was packed with all speaking against the bylaw and yet it is still going on, suggesting the low attendance at this meeting was because people think the community isn’t being listened to, “what’s the point, the CSRD is going to do whatever they feel like.” When asked, Thingsted said that none of the written submissions received supported the bylaw. When Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Zoning Bylaw No. 825 was developed, a number of site specific regulations were created by the planning consultants to recognize some uses that already existed or were anticipated to be established prior to the adoption of the Bylaw in 2005, but would not be permitted in the zoning being applied to the property. By doing so, these existing or proposed uses were recognized as legal and conforming with Bylaw No. 825. Thingsted said the CSRD Development Services had a summer student who looked at Scotch Creek properties with site specific regulations. It was determined that certain uses are no longer active or were never established. In other instances, some properties have since been rezoned or subdivided, rendering a site specific regulation unnecessary. If this proposed bylaw amendment is adopted, site specific uses that remain active but do not conform to the amended bylaw, will remain legal but non-conforming as long as the use does not cease (Continued on page 15)

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Fire News to Mike Engholm and Mike Sanderson for their invaluable assistance. Ever notice that we have dropped the "volunteer" from our Fire Hall logo? That's because most Fire Departments are paid on call. Members attending practices, call-outs etc. are compensated for their time. Most members join for the reward of helping their communities; however it is comforting to know that they will be compensated for lost time at work and other expenses incurred. If you are interested in helping out, over the age of 18 and have a clean criminal record, give us a call. The door is open to you. Call Roy Phillips 250.517.0540 and you will open a whole new world of community dedication. Once again we would like to thank Darlene Volk for giving up her time for a very important cause in September, the Muscular Dystrophy Boot drive. Total collected was $2,152.39. Thank you to all who donated. One never blows their own horn for work well done, so we'll blow a horn for the North Shuswap First responders. Recently 4 members of that organization went through a rigorous re-certification process, all volunteer..no compensation there. Successfully completing this demanding effort were Courtney Meier, Karen Boulter, Helga Terwoort and Phyllis Celista Shrum. Well done, thanks for being By Fire Chief Roy Phillips It's that time of year again when Fire there. Be Safe out there. We're ready...are Departments need to adjust to the upyou? coming season. With all the rain in OctoScotch Creek/Lee Creek ber, is a heavy snow winter in store? Fire Chief Mike Engholm Regardless, we will "chain-up" our appaIt’s the middle of the fall season, ratus, consider reliable water sources for the upcoming months and expect our on which means shorter daylight hours and call members to be reduced in numbers, colder, wetter weather. When we move as many will migrate south for the win- our clocks back one hour in November, take that opportunity to change the batter. This means more calls will involve mutual aid from Anglemont and Scotch teries in the smoke detectors in your home, and then test the detector. It’s a Creek. good idea to vacuum out the dust in them Practicing mutual aid is something that builds up over time. we always look forward to, and last If you have a fire extinguisher in the month was no exception. Celista Hall kitchen, check that it’s charged, not out was the scene for a Live Burn practice of date, and tip it upside down to shake session involving a vehicle Fire and a up the powder inside to reduce it being dumpster burn. This event was well attended by dedicated Fire personnel with compacted from settling over time. Please check your emergency kit if you training officers from Anglemont and Scotch Creek leading the crews. Outside have one ready. Make sure all flashlights observations proved that those attending (Continued on page 15) knew their roles extremely well. Thanks

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and portable radios operate properly and have spare batteries that work. Check the contents of your first aid kit to make sure it’s complete, and review or update your emergency contact phone list. It can be a fun family weekend project in addition to practicing your fire escape plan. The three fire departments visited the North Shuswap School on October 12 to talk about fire prevention. A great time was had by all, with the school selecting three Fire Chiefs for the day, who rode in the fire trucks to Scotch Creek Fire Hall to have a pizza lunch. Three Officers from SC/ LC Dept. were invited to attend a special ceremony October 22 in Kamloops by Honour House Society. Rick and Donna Wanless donated their large ranch in Heffley Creek to build the second Honour

House in Canada. It is a “home away from home” for Canadian Forces and all emergency services (police, fire, ambulance, first responders) personnel and their families while they travel to receive medical care and treatment. Since the last Fire News, SC/LC FD was called out once for traffic control at an MV incident. Training is going great and SC/LC FD sent one firefighter to Fire Service Instructor 1, and one to Rapid Intervention Team training at Shuswap Regional Fire Training Centre. In house training involved ventilation tactics, SCBA practice. Please stop by the Fire hall on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm to observe the training or just to say hello. We would be happy to show you around the hall and talk about all the equipment and training.

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Neighbours Helping Neighbours Submitted by Cathy Semchuk, CSRD Preparing our neighbourhoods is no longer one person’s, one department’s, or even one community’s responsibility. It takes a united effort among government, business, schools, faith-based organizations, neighbourhoods, and individual households. It is everyone’s responsibility to prepare themselves and then take the initiative to engage others around them to be prepared, too! During disaster situations, experience has shown that neighbours naturally come together to help one another. Having a Neighbourhood Preparedness Program in place can help communities coordinate response efforts, cope effectively and recover quicker from an event. To foster this neighborhood preparedness philosophy in the North Shuswap, the Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) will be offering an informational session during which participants will be provided an opportunity to become involved with their community’s emergency preparedness program. Session Goals • Provide an introduction and overview of the Shuswap

Emergency Program. the importance of being prepared for all types of emergencies. • Identify and discuss the roles and responsibilities of organizing the neighbourhood in case of an emergency. • Provide handouts and reference material reinforcing the neighbourhood preparedness concept. This informational session will be held on Saturday, November 26, at the Lakeview Community Centre, 7703 Squilax Anglemont Road, Anglemont BC, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. To register, please email your name and address to sep@csrd.bc.ca or by calling 250-833-5927. Registration is required and must be obtained no later than Tuesday, November 22 to secure a seat for you. A light lunch will be supplied free of charge to attendees. Join SEP on November 26 and learn how your neighborhood can develop a preparedness and response plan to ensure you are aware, informed and prepared to deal with any emergency event. Thank you to the Lakeview Community Centre Society for allowing SEP the use of their facility. • Review

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By Jo Anne Malpass If you have an extra winter coat, you can take it to the Scotch Creek Bottle Depot for someone else. Because the service was a success and appreciated last year, Doug Kilback and the Bottle Depot staff are again accepting winter coats in good condition. A coat rack is set up in the depot’s sorting room and it is free for anyone to come in to either pick up a warm coat or exchange one. The Bottle Depot and staff support many organizations including the North Shuswap First Responders and Health Centre Society and came up with another idea to help locally. Last winter, 40 to 50 coats were dropped off. The 15 remaining coats at the end of the season were taken to the Salvation Army in Salmon Arm on behalf of the residents of the North Shuswap. The Bottle Depot is open 9 am to 4 pm Fri. to Mon.


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Coffee House Concert Series cians. We can always use By Carol Lepsoe A packed roster of open help setting up for the evenmic performers and a killer ing; come early, at 5:30, set feature band was an awesome up, and share a potluck dinner way to kick off the Coffee with us before the show. House season! Margit Sky Kids' 90-Day Project was the feature band Music Challenge for the first Coffee House this This year, we are once year, and they did not disapagain offering the Ninety Day point. This band rocked the Kids' Music Challenge which crowd by performing classic is a program the Coffee House rock songs and ballads, cover- has organized to help kick ing such greats as start music for Pink Floyd, The people in Jan Kudelka, young Rolling Stones, and our communiBob Dylan. Speak- and The Little ty. Science ing of Dylan, many that anyKnife Band shows of the open mic perthing you do for formers had one ninety days in a thing in mind, honrow changes the oring the latest reway your brain cipient of the Nobel works. Music Peace Prize, for Lituses all parts of erature, Mr. Bob the brain and Dylan. Many tribhelps in all asute songs were perpects of learnformed by our taling. Want to be ented local balladbetter at math? eers. Several newLearn to play Saturday comers came to perthe piano, guitar November 17 form along with at or sing. The Doors open at 7 least one musician Coffee House is who had not been on offering free the Celista stage for many a music lessons for ninety days year. (a lesson a week for twelve Next month, we are excit- weeks) to any child of school ed to feature our local North age in the North Shuswap. Jim Shuswap talent, Jan Kudelka, says, "The community has with her band, Little Knife, given so much to the Coffee consisting of: Ben Robinson House, it's time we put someon guitar, Monique Nikl on thing back." The only condibanjo, and Jim Leduc on bass. tion is that both parents and Jan's powerful voice and students be committed to the strong, solid delivery is bound program for the duration. If to stir your soul. The next you have a child who is interCoffee House will be on Sat- ested in free music lessons, urday, November 17, with give Jim a call at 250 679 doors opening at 7:00 pm and 2174. We are happy to once open mic starting the show at again have the support of this 7:30 pm. This is an inexpen- program by the Lion's Club sive night out, with admission through their Community of only $4.00; bring a gang of Youth Fund. We encourage people and enjoy the great you to support the Lion's Club coffee, tea, and treats, along in their upcoming fundraising with amazing music from events. some very gifted musiSee you on November 17!

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made a presentation at the meeting with suggestions for improvements to Rose Clifford Park. She said she had consulted with many people and the vision for the 4.5 acres includes a waterpark, additional courts with covered benches for shade, exercise stations with benches, handicap parking and paths, a fenced dog agility area, an amphitheatre, soccer field and a skateboard park. She recommended the existing Widenbach house be torn down and replaced with a building for storage, controls for irrigation and two flush toilets and sinks. (Planned for 2017) The rose garden should be upgraded with paved walkways and benches. She would like to see a paved pathway around the perimeter, fountains or taps and plaques commemorating people who worked to make the park a reality. She asked CSRD parks to present its ideas for Rose Clifford at the next Area F meeting in the spring. Mary Stewart said there is an opportunity for the community to volunteer and fundraise for certain projects. Gardeners would be willing to put in time and material to fix up the rose garden. (Continued on page 19)


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Denise Bumby made a presentation to the parks committee on behalf of pickleball players. Pickleball has seen explosive growth, she said, and attracts all ages. The present courts at Rose Clifford are multi-use courts with lines for each sport, which sometimes makes it confusing. The courts are pitted and uneven in places, she said. She asked that the present courts be resurfaced and to consider building two additional courts dedicated to pickleball, along with sheltered seating. Ryan Nitchie updated the committee on projects completed in 2016. Rose Clifford baseball diamond had an upgrade with sod removed and the area graded and shale installed. Surfacing around the playground and swings was replaced with pea gravel and two new pieces of spinning playground equipment were installed. This year, a rose garden is being designed with flowers and benches. A new 2-rail fence and a secure 8’ maintenance gate to prevent people from driving

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down to the beach without permission were installed at Scotch Creek Wharf Road. Ross Creek Park received a new fence to separate private property from the park and signs were installed at the park boundaries at the high water mark. It was noted that the massive storm of September 18th did not cause any major damage to the park, only some broken tree branches. Possible future plans discussed included playground equipment and better parking layout. Because of the high water mark in the park, there is not enough room to construct a loop trail and a raised board walk would be extremely expensive, explained Nitchie. General maintenance in 2016 for Area F Parks included dead tree and brush removal, new signage, fence repairs and improvements to swim area buoys. Committee members suggested there should be signs facing both directions from park entrances. Nitchie said the financial package for parks will be submitted to the CSRD board in March.

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By Gail McNeil-Oliver, Executive Director It has been a busy time at the North Shuswap Health Centre! We have had great locum coverage over the summer and fall and now have doctors arranged into December. Thanks to Dr. Henderson, Dr. Kelly & Dr. Figurski who have completed their locum assignments with us for this fiscal year. Dr. Hickman is returning for 3 more weeks & Dr. Penner will be joining us for 2 weeks. Please call the clinic at 250-955-0660 to book an appointment and come in to sign up on our ‘Patient Wait List’. So far over a 100 residents are saying, “Yes, I want to have a full time family doctor in Scotch Creek!” ♦Exciting News: We now have Wi-Fi!! New clinic office hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (when doctor is in clinic). We do appointment call backs on Wednesday mornings when there is not a doctor in clinic or you can drop in to see us Friday mornings to book appointments. As mentioned in last month’s Kicker, Telus Health has done a documentary on the us!! Dr. Figurski aka ‘Dr. Mike’ to many of his patients, is also featured in this documentary to show case the life of a Locum Doctor. The North Shuswap Health Centre is one of his assignments and you’ll get to see some of the local characters he visits with at the clinic. The Telus crew wanted to capture the actual heroes who make health care happen in rural communities so you will see several of our real heroes featured and the real story about the health care challenges that all small com-

munities face. Available soon on Facebook! ♦ What's Been Happening: Speaking of heroes…The NSHCS Board was elected at the September AGM! Elected members are: Pat Robertson, Jay Simpson, Carol Hoffman, Jeff Tarry, Ron Wilkinson, Gloria Goodchild, Evelyn Isley, Corrine Gaskin, Anita Misseghers and Tom Price. At the first meeting in October the new executive was chosen as: Jay Simpson, Chair; Jeff Tarry, Treasurer; Carol Hoffman, Secretary. Vice Chair is vacant at this time with Gloria Goodchild sitting in for the first month. On behalf of myself & the clinic team we would like to say Thank you to the NSHCS board! It takes a lot to run a community health centre and they have made sure, through all their efforts, that our community has a Health Centre. It really does take a great deal of effort to make sure our community has a clinic, so many big & little things have needed to be done…manning the membership booth, sewing examination gowns, applying for grants, hosting a health fair, attending GP recruitment fairs, collecting & processing donations including donated SuperValu receipts, monthly board meetings, applying to the Rural Locum Program & coordinating Doctors weeks, overseeing the financials, putting up signs for Doctor dates, advertising, writing articles, raising money, working with the health authority, changing light bulbs and even nailing up ‘Wanted Signs”...to just list a few! It is easy to see how important our community & clinic are to these board members (Continued on page 21)


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who graciously volunteer their time. They have gotten us to the place of being fully functional with great clinic team ready to work with You! Come in to see us for: Free Flu Shots / Lab work & results / Liquid Nitrogen treatments / Free Hearing tests / Foot Care. Our website has a calendar of all services http://www.nshealthcentre.ca to Come: The NS Health Centre is now entering interesting waters as we try to develop new paths of revenue. We are working with LifeLabs to hopefully add a second day of lab services and to increase the services they can provide us. It's a complicated process to have a full time doctor in place. The Ministry of Health doesn't just assign doctors & salaries for doctors to work in rural communities so we have to be innovative & creative in trying to do business. We appreciate that the community is coming to us for their health care. The more we build up a patient base the more we are enabled through the Medical Services Plan to generate revenue to pay for a doctor’s salary. We have been very fortunate to receive as many locum days as we have from the Rural GP Locum Program in 2016 and we are waiting to hear on additional days that we may be given to provide for doctor days in the new year. So Keep Your Fingers Crossed! ♦What are we really thinking about at NSHC? Doctor Recruitment! - Jay, the Board chair, is attending the 2016 Family Medicine Forum where a possible 4,500 family physicians will attend and visit the NSHCS booth. Bring back at least one Jay! ♦Remembrance Day! Thank you to all our men & women who served & continue to serve our great country. Have a Safe & Healthy Month!

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Rise and Shine Breakfast: The October 8 breakfast was generously sponsored by John and Josie Gallagher and Greg and Stacey Davey of Home Restoration. Thank you so much for this generous gesture of support. Thank-you to Donna Dancy and her team of the Bryan’s, Gough’s, the whole Dancy family, Schrader’s, Fay Begin and a huge thank you to Marilyn Thompson for helping out. It was so nice to have the Fire Department come out in uniform to support our breakfast. Really great to see them there. The November 12 breakfast will be cancelled to avoid a scheduling conflict with the Remembrance Day Service. The next breakfast will be held December 10 and will be hosted by the Bingo Committee. Breakfasts run from 8-11 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Hope to see you then. BINGO at the Lakeview Centre: November Bingo dates are the 3rd and the 17th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. General Meeting: General Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. See you November 8!! Drop-in Crafts: Tuesday’s from 10 to 2pm. Crafts is now running as a drop-in event. Bring your project and enjoy the company of others. The cost is $1.00 drop-in fee. Lest we Forget: Remembrance Day Service: The whole community is warmly invited to join the Lakeview Centre for our Remembrance Day service on November 11. Please be in your seats by 10:45 and the service will begin at 11:00 sharp. The Theme of this years’ service

will be “Women on the Home Front”. Lunch will be served after the service on a donation basis. Memorabilia for the display is welcomed. Veterans are requested to call Fay Begin for more information 250-5718910. Pasta Tuesday: Tuesday November 15. Come out and enjoy a Pasta Dinner which includes the choice of two sauces, Caesar Salad, Garlic Toast, Dessert and tea/coffee. There will be two seatings: one at 4:30 and one at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10.00/each and are available from Marianne Brama: 250-517-8365. Seating is limited so get your tickets early. Christmas Craft Fair: November 19 from 9 am to 2 pm. Marianne Brama is still looking for crafters and vendors so please call to book your table. Marianne Brama 250-5178365. Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Plan (NEPP): November 26. The CSRD is holding an information session at the Lakeview Centre regarding Emergency Preparedness. If you are interested in learning more about the NEPP please check the Kicker for information on how to register. The surrounding community is welcome to attend. Calling all Singers: 2017 Pig and Whistle is just around the corner: The dates for the 2017 “Mississippi Mud” Pig and Whistle have been chosen: Matinees: April 27, 30, May 3. Evenings are April 29, May 5 and 6th. We invite all singers to join us on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm to practice for this fun filled trip down the “Muddy Miss”. We will be looking forward to seeing y’all.


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24th Annual Friendship Dinner November 26 By Jeannie Talbot It’s that time of year again and we are starting to prepare for our 24th annual friendship dinner; we had a great time last year. The dinner tickets are free. There will be a cash donation box at the door for those who would like to contribute to help with costs for the next year’s Dinner event The door will open at 5:00 pm at the North Shuswap Community Hall and dinner will be at 5:30. Dinner tickets will be at Super Valu and Sunnyside Market by November 16th. Please remember to bring your own dishes, mugs and cutlery. A dessert table will be set up for any sweet items you wish to bring and share. Like all the previous years, we still need volunteers to help cook turkeys and potatoes, and set up tables on Friday November 25 at 12:00 noon. So please give me a call ASAP. Call 250-9552971 Also we will need help in cleaning up the hall after dinner (usually done by 8pm). Last year we were done by 7:30, what a team we had! If you have tickets and cannot attend please return those to Sunnyside Market as we always have a waiting list of friends who would like to attend. Donation of non-perishable goods for the North Shuswap Food Bank is also appreciated. Hope to see you all there.

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Make the person as comfortable as possible. • Gather medications to give to the emergency team. • Move furniture to allow easy access to the person. • Recall the facts: How long has the person been sick? When and how did the accident happen? • Station someone at the door or driveway to lead emergency personnel to the patient. When emergencies happen, staying calm, providing information, and following directions, helps everyone in the long run. Have you ever considered volunteering with the First Responders? Give us a call some time and find out what we are all about. There are many ways to get involved, covering a wide range of time and energy commitments. If you are willing to volunteer in emergency situations, consider training to become a First Responder. We are beginning a new trainee course soon. Now is the perfect time to get involved. After your training is completed, First Responders continue to meet twice a month for ongoing practice and training sessions. As well, you might expect to be called to an average of one or two emergency calls per week. The frequency of calls, however, does vary considerably throughout the year. You will be paired with experienced responders when attending a scene, allowing you time to feel prepared to help in all situations. Please call Andrea Carter @ 250-679-7746 to find out more about becoming a First Responder. Together, ‘We Make A Difference.’ If you still need to order your green and white reflective address sign, please call Margaret Needham @250-679-2334 or email her at ma.needham49@gmail.com If you would like to borrow home care medical supplies such as crutches, walkers, walking casts, or wheelchairs, free of charge, from the First Responders Society, please contact Don Devine at donedevine@gmail.com or call 250-9552101 to make arrangements and find out more about the equipment we have available. Contact Catherine McCrea at cm.nsbc@gmail.com to ask about our NSFR Society information. •


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Circa World War I, the By Jan Penner Congratulations to David trench lighter appeared. Evans who correctly identi- Many, if not all, were created fied our item as a bullet light- from actual spent shells. An outer shell slid up against an er. David has graciously inner shell, to create a wind offered to donate his $20 screen for the flame winnings to the Month’s Thing produced by a strikNorth Shuswap His- LastBullet Lighter er and flint lighting torical Society. the wick. It can be supThank you! posed the name originatThis item had 2 pered with the actual trenchsonal connections for me. es, where soldiers used The first is that my famithe issued lighters for ly loves things that are igniting cooking fuels, a old and as such have bunker stove, providing great character. This illumination, or lighting item is from my son cigaWilee's eclectic Name That Thing rationed rettes. antique collecBy refertion. The second encing a paconnection came tent number when my mother on the bottom correctly identiof the pictured fied the item. item, I gather She recalled the it was manuone her father factured in and many male Canada, circa friends and famEmail: kicker@kicker.ca Call: 250-955-0534 1940 by ily carried when she was a child. Or drop answer in one of our drop Kaschie. It is boxes at SuperValu in Scotch The first Creek, Sunnyside Supermarket in made of brass lighter was inCelista, or Ross Creek Store in and likely uses butane as vented in 1823. Magna Bay It actually reEntry Deadline - November 18 its source of fuel. As to sembled a small whether it belonged to a lantern and was known as farmer, a soldier or Dobereiner's Lamp. The concept changed and evolved someone's sweetheart, that's up to the imagination! and by the early 1900's, a Here is our item for next lighter had become small enough to fit into a pocket - month. Be sure to get your and most gentlemen carried best guess in to qualify for the $20 prize. them everywhere.

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Letters to the Editor Rural Road Conditions in the North Shuswap This is a comment about rural road conditions in the North Shuswap, and probably most other areas of rural BC. We are talking Rural Residential, not just rural. A lot of people live here. I don’t need to describe how bad the road conditions get to local people. They know and curse the horrible conditions every time they drive their road. I am talking about Meadow Cr. Rd., Line 17, Evans Rd. Garland Rd., and many others, including the terrible state of roads in Anglemont. BC privatized highways maintenance in 1988. In 1994 the Burton Report found that the cost of maintenance in 92/93 of BC roads had actually increased by 19 million in inflation adjusted, constant dollars. The report also stated that the long term preservation and infrastructure of highway assets was at risk because of the poor quality of maintenance. Privatization was done under the Social Credit Gov. of Bill Bennett. It was supposed to save money. What the government did frequently was lower the maintenance standards by changing the road classification. Probably this savings was going to be the private contractor’s profit. What citizens got was crappy maintenance, higher costs, less safe roads, more vehicle damage, and long term degradation of our highway assetswhich of course we will have to pay for. Ontario Road Maintenance was privatized in 1996 and a 1999 study also found increased costs. The Ontario Auditor General also stated that the roads are less safe since privatization. For more grim details, Google “Privatization of BC Road

maintenance.” Also http:// dontletgo.ca/sno The companies doing the road maintenance are taking on contracts often without the necessary or proper equipment to fulfil the contract. They can be fined if they don’t do their job but almost never are and often don’t pay in any case. It is marvellous the new paving on Squilax – Anglemont Hwy, but that has nothing to do with maintenance. That is a capital improvement paid for by us, and long overdue. Peter Gooch, the Ministry of Transportation area manager, told me that the Ministry hasn’t had a capital improvement budget for well over 20 years for the roads in our area, and also doesn’t have for the foreseeable future. This is simply unacceptable. These are residential roads, not roads located 25 km from nowhere or no one. I believe all our roads in the North Shuswap should be paved. We pay the same taxes as everyone else but get inferior or no service in so many areas. I also believe it is time to recreate the BC Department of Highways, with professionals who will work full time to maintain and improve our roads. Our roads were far better prior to privatization at less the cost to the public purse. The basic privatization model is absurd. A road maintenance contractor makes the most money by doing as little as he can get away with doing. This is ridiculous in the extreme. How do we change this system? We must form a group and lobby. We must make it known to the Ministry of Highways, to our local MLA, to the Premier, and to the media, that the situation is (Continued on page 28)

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not even remotely acceptable and we must demand a schedule of capital improvements for the North Shuswap. All rural residential areas of BC in a similar situation should do the same. Being able to drive safely on decent roads should not be considered a luxury but a priority. It will also encourage settlement and growth in more rural areas, rather than

just the lower mainland. It is time to organize and thus truly make your voice heard, even more so with an election looming. Individual complainants are simply not heard. I am willing to help facilitate a group for anybody who wishes to join. You may contact me at brianhoward@xplornet.com Best Regards, Brian Howard

Re: Response to Self Driving Cars

In response to Mr. Christopherson's comments on self driving autos, personally these are a mistake for some of the following reasons. 1. If they work like one of my 2 identical GPS systems one will take you to a location on line 17 perfectly the other will put you into the lake off of Squilax-Anglemont Rd. 2. They are trying this technology on semi's in the states where they found that a driver is required as these things cannot BACK -UP to a dock. So where is the advantage? 3. What happens in a construction zone where signs are posted not to rely on your GPS? Do you crash? No you must manually take control. 4. No drivers licence required is malarkey; the person in the vehicle is in control of the vehicle

hence licence required. 5. With more traffic in the Shuswap there are times when one must wait 4-5 minutes to get off of one`s driveway to go into town for a loaf of bread. Our roads can barely handle the traffic now and Mr. Christopherson wants more traffic. Robots were to make things better and cheaper; funny there are lots of people out of work in manufacturing and the prices of vehicles are unrealistically out of reach. $90,000 for a half ton truck. Really? All you get is expensive junk. So where is the advantage? Sometimes improvements are detriments. Now for the ‘what if ’. What if a hacker gets in and messes around as they have done with NASA satellites? What if a sensor goes down and there is a fatal crash? (Continued on page 29)


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What if your mother-board quits in the middle of nowhere, what do you do? PRAY? I am a professional driver and I find this technology scary. What do you do with the displaced people that have lost their jobs such as taxi drivers, bus drivers and yes even truck drivers. Many of us want to drive and 99% of us are safe. Realistically nothing is perfect but your system scares me. Listen to the Zagar and Evans song from the 60's “ In The Year 2525� . They knew where we were heading, they warned us but nobody is listening. Clifford Stevens Scotch Creek BC

What happened to our passing lanes?

I am writing this letter out of the frustration of dealing with the MOT. I have been communicating with a representative of the MOT over the removal of the passing opportunities along this road. Firstly I was addressing the straight stretch at Lee Creek where Freeman Rd. joins the highway. This had been a dotted line for over 50 years and about 10 years ago it was painted in double solid. This stretch meets the MOT's requirements for a dotted line yet they painted it in double solid because (get this) a tourist could not pass safely there but a local could. I say nonsense, it is up to the driver to decide whether to pass or not. We need all the passing opportunities that are available on this highway. There are at least a dozen more that have been systemically removed over the years, with all of them being longer than the Lee Creek stretch. I would urge everyone who agrees that we want our dotted lines back, to email Todd Stone the Minister of Highways at Todd.Stone.MLA@leg.bc.ca and say we want our dotted lines back on Hwy 446 Thank You, Lawrence Walker

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By Loretta Greenough With winter approaching, the North Shuswap Historical Society is turning its focus to indoor activities. Several members are coming to the archives to sort through material and get the collected information organized. We meet regularly once a week. Although there is a lot to do we are seeing steady progress. Several members are busy working on various write ups for the next Shuswap Chronicle. If you have stories you would like to submit we would be more than happy. I am sure there are stories and memories of activities and events that took

place in the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s that haven’t reached the archives yet. We need to collect these stories now. People are interviewing people and getting some of their stories into print. One area I am particularly interested in is stories of places the locals would go to skate. I personally know of several places that ice rinks were built over the years. If anyone has any photographs of such events I would greatly appreciate being able to copy them. We are looking forward to having a float in the upcoming Christmas Parade on December 9th.


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Kickin’ Tech News The Internet of Things John Seymour, Lakeside Technical Solutions If you have an iPhone 5 or better and have succumbed to the persistent nagging to update to IOS 10, you will notice there is a new app on your phone. The icon looks like a yellow house and the name under it is simply ‘Home’. This app represents Apple’s entry into the growing trend towards the Internet of things. The Internet of Things is the phrase coined to refer to the interconnection of physical devices through a computer network in order that they can communicate with one another and the Internet. In other words, let’s put some smarts into an ordinary machine, add a network connection and control it from a computer or a smartphone. Not a new concept by any means. For many years, similar control systems have been used in industry for monitoring and controlling various devices in manufacturing and process plants. There are also a few home devices on the market such as thermostats and security cameras that can be monitored and controlled over the Internet. We are now entering into an era where we will start to see many more of our home machines such as our large and small appliances, lights, security cameras, door locks, doorbells, heating and cooling systems, Audio/Video systems and you name it become ‘connected’. Imagine pressing a single button on your smartphone at bedtime that is customized to perform several tasks such as turning off lights, locking all the doors and lowering the ther-

mostat. Or receiving a notification on your smartphone when someone comes to your door and being able to not only see who it is, but also talk to them and unlock the door from anywhere in the world. These are just a few examples of what we can expect once the inanimate stuff in our homes get brains. This level of home automation is just around the corner and coming fast. The only issue I see at this stage of the game is that there are currently no standards for the technology. Lots of companies are working on their own version but so far, they have not got together to create industry standards that all must adhere to. For example, the ‘Home’ app on your iPhone will only control devices that are compatible with the Homekit framework. There are already Homekit compatible devices on the market but that’s not to say that the Apple design will become the de facto standard for the technology going forward. There are many other companies with deep pockets working on something similar that would love to see their own designs become mainstream. At this point it’s really too early to tell who will win the Internet of Things race. My recommendation would be to wait and see before jumping in. It would be unwise to invest in the technology until the dust settles. Remember the VHS/Beta wars? Feel free to call or email if you have any questions or comments.

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Healing From Trauma Part 1

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First Responders and Fireman's Christmas Banquet Nov 4th, 6pm • Church Potluck - Sunday, November 20 • Men’s breakfast - Saturday, November 19th, 8am • Prayer Meetings - Wednesdays, 10am • Counselling Services Available (250-793-2202)

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4079 Butters Rd, Scotch Creek Church Office: 250-955-2545 Pastor Lloyd Peters 250-793-2201 nscfchurch.org A Child`s View of Angels `Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow. Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter. Sara, age 6

Eileen Peters MA, Certified Professional Counsellor Dr. Bessel van der Kolk has spent his life learning about, and treating, trauma. In his book, The Body Keeps the Score he writes, “Trauma has emerged as one of the great public health challenges of our time, not only because of its well-documented effects on combat veterans and on victims of accidents and crimes, but because of the hidden toll of sexual and family violence and of communities and schools devastated by abuse, neglect, and addiction.” He goes on to say that, “the terror and isolation at the core of trauma literally reshape both brain and body. New insights into our survival instincts explain why traumatized people experience incomprehensible anxiety and numbing and intolerable rage, and how trauma affects their capacity to concentrate, to remember, to form trusting relationship, and even to feel at home in their own bodies. Having lost the sense of control of themselves and frustrated by failed therapies, they often fear that they are damaged beyond repair.” Being traumatized means that you continue to live your life as if the trauma were still going on. It’s like every new event in your life, or every new encounter is contaminated by the past. The world looks different after a particular traumatic event. And now it takes a lot of energy just trying to suppress the inner chaos. Traumatized people are afraid to feel deeply. They’re often terrified to experience their emotions, because “FEELING” MIGHT LEAD

TO A LOSS OF CONTROL. And a loss of control means I don’t know if I’m safe anymore, I can’t manipulate the future, I’m like a cork bobbing on the water. Traumatized people feel all alone – sometimes cut off from the human race. In fact, many times after a traumatic event it feels like the world is sharply divided between those who know and those who don’t. It’s like people who haven’t shared the traumatic experience can’t be trusted because they just don’t understand. So someone close to you wants to share an experience, but you don’t want to talk, because they can’t know – they weren’t there! When we can’t or won’t deal with our trauma it gets carried around in our brain in little pieces. The experience, whatever it is – being first on the scene of a horrific accident, being beaten by a parent when you were a helpless child, early memories of sexual abuse – consists of emotions, and sounds, and images, and thoughts, and physical sensations relating to the trauma that sort of split off and take on a life of their own. These fragments of memory constantly push their way into the present and we relive them over and over. They just sit around in our brain waiting for a chance to create havoc. As long as the trauma is not resolved, the stress hormones that the body secretes to protect itself keep circulating, and the defensive movements and emotional responses keep getting replayed. The sad thing, though, is that most people are not aware of the connection between their “crazy” feelings and reac(Continued on page 33)


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tions, and the trauma that is being replayed. They have no idea why they respond to some minor irritation as if they were about to be annihilated. A student who attended the same college as I did came from northern Ireland in 1976 when civil war was raging. One day the students were sitting together, eating lunch, when there was a tremendous boom from outside. This particular student was on the floor under the table before the echo died away. The sound outside had activated his trauma brain, and his body responded before his logical brain could engage.

Of course, he was embarrassed, but everyone understood and felt some sympathy for him. Dr. van der Kolk says, “The challenge is not so much learning to accept the terrible things that have happened but learning how to gain mastery over one’s internal sensations and emotions. Sensing, naming, and identifying what is going on inside is the first step to recovery.” If you would like more information about this topic or to find out about counselling services in Scotch Creek please feel free to contact me at 250793-2202. or visit www.northshorecounselling.net

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By Jan Penner I had a very uplifting conversation with Heather Alison just a few days ago. While not 100% successful, her surgery went well and most of one lung was removed - a piece with cancer remains as it is involved with a major artery and could not be accessed safely. A PET scan after surgery revealed that there is cancer on one of Heather's kidneys and after a second PET scan, she is to see a kidney specialist on Nov. 9th to discuss the possibility of further surgery. I was actually surprised that Heather was home when we spoke and it turns out I was not alone. Heather had been told she would be in intensive care for 3 days post surgery, and then on a ward for 10 days. Instead, she did so well in the operating room that she went straight from recovery to the ward, and was released after 5 days (though she spent one more day in hospital as her care-

giver was reluctant to take charge of her because of the pain she was in). Since returning home, Heather has been taking it easy. She is mobile but not to the point where she is taking long walks or taking part in any strenuous activities. She continues to be in a great deal of pain as she recuperates and takes her pain meds sparingly as she dislikes the sensation of disconnection such drugs induce. Heather was excited about Hallowe'en being just around the corner. She said she was not going to be handing things out but she had a designate door answerer and she was preparing treats with evident glee. Heather we wish you well. I hope that you saw lots of little ghosts and goblins on Hallowe'en night and that you continue to feel better and better. As always Heather, thoughts and prayers.

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First of all, I want to thank Al Chris- Youth Fund and The North Shuswap topherson for his help with the sandwich Health Centre. The ever popular Friendship Dinner boards that we use to advertise Monday will be held Saturday, November 26. Talk Night Bingo. Al donated four sandwich boards and had two of them printed up for about Community! If you want to sit us and provided sage advice on the num- down with 180 friends and neighbours for ber of words a person can read driving at a turkey dinner and sing Christmas carols, 60 km/h (seven). It is actually far past due this is the place for you. The event is of course, all volunteer run. So if you want to give Al a big thanks because he has to help out, your contribubeen a big supporter of the NSCA for a long North Shuswap Community Hall tion will be more than time and has done a lot Membership:$20/family, $10/individual appreciated. Contact Jean5456 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista nie Talbot at 250-955of work for us including info@northshuswapcommunityhall.ca 2971 for more details. being on the nomination www.northshuswapcommunityhall.ca Leave a donation at the committee for the board. door, and bring your own The success of the plates and cutlery. This event is a great NSCA is in no small way the result of community get-together that was started hard work by Al Christopherson and I for people who didn’t have family for think he deserves due credit. The Lions are at it again with another Thanksgiving and Christmas and has congreat event. On Saturday, November 12, tinued for many, many years showing the Lions are holding Novemberfest Din- how popular it is. The Celista Hall Farmers Market is ner and Dance. Doors open at 5:30 pm for pre-dinner drinks of wine, beer and cool- holding its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 to 2. Look for ers. Dinner starts at 6:30 and features some of your favourite vendors from the German style cuisine. At 8:30 get ready to kick up your heels to all your favourite summer as well as a few new ones. Jude songs with live bands: Fresh out of Shus- Bastien will be providing the Christmas music. A delicious homemade lunch and wap and Stumblin In. goodies will also be available. All proThere will also be a silent auction ceeds are donated to the NSCA. Check featuring some really incredible items such as a one-hour helicopter ride courte- out the ad in this Kicker. I also want to thank the Monday sy of Dean Schmied, one night accommoNight Bingo crew, who has done a lot of dation and green fees at Talking Rock, work to make the Bingo games such a one week camping at Ross Creek Campground, haircut and massage at Sas- success. Thanks to Loretta, Ann and Lyn for sy Styles, and an NHL hockey stick from their work on our new website redesign. Alex Petrovic of the Florida Panthers. Tickets are available from any Lion mem- Check it out at www.northshuswapcommunityhall.ca ber. Call Ted at 250 955 6384 to find a The next meeting of the NSCA is on Lion or gain more information. NovemNovember 21 at 7 pm. berfest is a benefit for both the Lions’

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Crowfoot Mountain Snowmobile Club By Julie Lucas The club is gearing up for another busy season, with already 2' plus of snow on Crowfoot as of October 24th. Some keen riders have been up riding over the past few weeks! The club had 292 members last year along with many non-members riding the area too. Every year the club donates to local needs. Last year donations were given to the North Shuswap Food Bank, as well as Avalanche Canada and Shuswap Search & Rescue for on going education and necessary emergency equipment. In the past the club has donated to the Celista School Playground fund, Farrells Field Ice rink, First Responders, the Health Society and the local Food bank. The club received permission to grade some of the trails, as several areas had deep ravines and damage from water run off and washouts. Thanks so much to Craig, Ian and Jake for the numerous hours spent on improving the trails. Also big thanks to all the members who worked on the club fire-

wood work-bees for this season. If you would like to become a member of the Crowfoot Snowmobile Club we are offering an early bird membership fee (till Dec. 1st) of $150 per adult, $100 (17-19 yrs). After Dec 1st the rate increases to $185 for adults and $115 for youths. 16 & under memberships are $15 all year. Memberships are available on line at cmscbcsf.silkstart.com Last season, one of the Crowfoot members, Bryan Morry tragically lost his life to an avalanche. A memorial plaque has been mounted outside on "The Birds Nest" club cabin, he will be missed and loved forever by many. The club hopes to host an Avalanche Awareness Day, avalanche training days, a Poker Run and club BBQ's throughout this coming winter season, and once again planning to donate to a local cause within the community. For more information please contact Julie Lucas at 250-253-5620 or email crowfootsledding@gmail.com

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Chase Country Christmas By Joanne Johnston Come one, come all to our Candy Cane Chase Country Christmas, Friday December 2nd to Sunday December 4th. Our streets will be lined Friday night with Venders selling all sorts of goodies, a Christmas Cut-out for Photo-ops, & fire bowls to keep you warm. Our Children's Christmas Store will be ready for your little ones to shop with everything very reasonably priced. The parade will start at 5:30 pm showcasing many floats & groups & of course Santa. After the parade there will be hayrides, street hockey with The Heat & in-store specials with stores open later then usual. Saturday will start off with

a pancake breakfast hosted by the Lions Club and a visit from Santa himself. Following breakfast will be a craft & vender fair and a tea & bake sale. Throughout the day there will be story-time and pictures with Santa, shopping at the Children's Christmas Store, Christmas story time with the Evangelical Free Church, hayrides, bonfire and more. The evening will finish off with a Chase Heat Hockey game with on-ice entertainment in between periods. Join us Sunday at the Chase Community Hall for some tunes by The Kamloops Community Band & our local high school band. Admission by food donation. Happy Holidays to All.

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Sunday, December 11th 1:30 - 3:30 PM North Shuswap Community Hall

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Chase Rotary Gives Out Dictionaries Submitted by Doug Everett The Chase Rotary Club distributed dictionaries to all grade 3 students at Carlin, North Shuswap, Sorrento, Chief Atahm and Haldane Elementary schools (October 17-21) during Literacy Week. The Rotary Club raised funds recently at their September Golf Tournament in Chase at the Sunshore Golf Club and the collected funds were divided between the Chase Literacy organization and for the purchase of dictionaries to be given to all grade 3 students at the Elementary schools. These dictionaries were given directly to each student for their personal use. At each school, the Rotary Club took

time to orientate the students in the proper use of these books and then, practiced looking up words with the students. Many Rotary Clubs throughout the world, distribute dictionaries to grade 3 students to assist young people in the pursuit of their education. These dictionaries are produced in Canada so they use Canadian spelling of all words as compared to computer - driven words that use American spelling of words such as, colour (color), neighbour (neighbor), gray (grey), centimetre (centimeter), theatre (theater), cheque (check) catalogue (catalog) plus, many more!

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North Shuswap Elementary: Rotarian Mrs. Everett (standing left), Teacher Aide (kneeling left), Rotari- Chase Elementary School Students with Rotarian an Mrs. Durning (standing right) and teacher Mrs.. Mrs. Everett (standing right) Schmidt (kneeling right)

School News By Jan Penner October has been busy for students and staff both in and out of the classroom. There are 4 volleyballs teams this year, a boys' and girls' team at each of the grade 5/6 and 7/8 levels. So far, the teams have done well with both wins and

losses to their credit, as well as lots of practise time spent developing and refining individual skills and team tactics. Thanks to coaches, Mr. Schmidt, Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Pellet. Thanks also to the parents who are stepping forward to provide transportation to the sometimes (Continued on page 39)

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far away games! Good luck to everyone involved over the rest of the season. There are once again fish eggs nestled in the gravel of the tank located in the hallway. A quick reminder to everyone that shhhhh is the order of things! Mrs. Schmidt and her team of students and parents will be overseeing the project. Watch for updates in the spring when the eggs hatch and feeding of the fry begins. Our first cultural performance of the year was Morton the Magician on Oct. 18th. It was a lively performance that used a play format to present a magic act. The audience was enthralled and the performers encouraged students with questions on how tricks were done, to research in the library and practise, practise, practise. October 20th was Shake Out B.C. Day. Staff and students practised what to do in the unlikely event of an earthquake. We also practised our lockdown drill and had a fire drill during lockdown. Division 1 held their first Bottle Drive of the year. Thanks to everyone who donated and to Doug and his staff at Scotch Creek Bottle Depot and to all the parents who came out to help and support their children in their fundraising efforts. A donation total was not available but will be included next month.

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Toonie Tuesday was on October 25th. Toonies (and other monies) were collected in support of the district's focus project this year, helping with the well-being of a village in Ecuador. The Leadership team also focused on local needs, presenting a lunchtime movie with admission by donations to the food bank. The month wrapped up with North Shuswap Elementary's Annual Costume Parade and Hallowe'en Howl. Hallowe'en also saw the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Congratulations to all the participants and coordinators on a job well done. Remembrance Day Assembly at North Shuswap will be November 10th, starting at 1:00 p.m.. The community is invited to attend as we remember those in the Canadian military who have fought, those who have fallen and those who have made it their job to defend freedom. Thanks to those drivers remembering to slow down to speed limit when passing through the school zone. A quick reminder to please be cautious when passing children at and on the way to and from bus stops. With the time change, children are heading to school before sunrise and soon high school students will be heading home well after dark as well. Drivers need to exercise caution and parents need to ensure children can be seen.

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“Artistry� in Blind Bay - Local - Original - Handmade - Nov 12 & 13 By Kathy Kinsella Artistry is a show and sale of locally handmade art and gift items. Held at the Blind Bay Hall, on the shore of Shuswap Lake in Blind Bay, the event runs two days, November 12th and 13th. The artisans who create this high quality work are on hand to discuss their work and to give you insight into the construction of their pieces. This makes them even more special to you as a gift-giver and to the recipient of the

work. This year, many of the original artisans will be back along with some new people who will round out the offerings. Come and search out unique scarves naturally printed with local leaves, tablerunners, jewelry, pottery, felted scarves, hats and pillows, delightful knitted and crocheted wear, Christmas themed glass art, handmade greeting cards, woodwork, soaps, quilts and more. Many of these items are

one-of-a-kind creations. Browse home decor and wearable art and discover statement pieces and little stocking stuffers. The sale hours are Saturday November 12th 10am to 4pm and Sunday November 13th 11am to 3pm. The sale is held on both levels of the Blind Bay Community Hall (on Blind Bay Road at Marine Drive) and is fully wheelchair accessible. There is no charge for admission. For more information, call Bonnie at 250-832-0858.


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NORTH SHUSWAP • BINGO • At Lakeview Centre on Nov 3 & 17 at 6:30 pm FMI 250-679-2614 • At North Shuswap Community Hall Mondays. 7pm FMI 250-253-5954 • Kids Klub - Tuesdays from 2pm to 3:30pm for K - grade 4. Oct. 31 to March 16 at North Shuswap Elementary School - FMI Debbie 250-955-0071 • Staying Alive Club - Thursdays from 2pm to 3:30pm for grades 5 to 8 Oct. 31 to March 16 at North Shuswap Elementary School - FMI Debbie 250-955-0071 • Quaaout Lodge Presents • Dinner Theatre - People of the Water. Shuswap legends & stories presented by master storytellers Kenthen & Lyle Thomas • The Fab Fourever Show - Entertaining Beatles Tribute band. Dinner, Show, silent auction. FMI on both of these events 1-800-6634303 or go to info@quaaoutlodge.com • Horticulture Training Program - 23 weeks starts Nov 7 at Quaaout Lodge. FMI go to chaseemployment@cablelan.net or call 250 679-8448 • Novemberfest - Nov. 12 at North Shuswap Community Hall. A sit-down German style meal followed by a live band called "Fresh out of the Shuswap ...Stumblin In" featuring all of your favourite dance music. We will also be giving a Polka Lesson and will have a few great auction items, with all proceeds going to our Community Youth Fund and the North Shuswap Health Centre. • Anglemont Ratepayers AGM - Nov 14, 7pm at the Lakeview Centre • Pasta Tuesday - at the Lakeview Centre on Nov. 15. Dinner includes Caesar salad and garlic toast. 2 seatings: 4:30pm & 6:30pm. please call Marianne for tickets. 250-517-8365 • 2nd Annual Christmas Craft Fair - Nov 19, 9am to 2pm at the Lakeview Centre in Anglemont. FMI 250-517-8365 • Neighbourhood Preparedness Program Sat. Nov 26, 10am to 2pm at Lakeview Centre in Anglemont. Info Session hosted by CSRD to learn how your neighbourhood can develop a responsible plan to prepare and deal with emergencies. Register at sep@csrd.bc.ca or call 250-833-5927. FREE LUNCH

Anglemont Waterworks

After Hour Emergencies 1-877-996-3344

JPW Road Maintenance 24hour hazard Reporting line 1-877-546-3799

• 24th Annual Friendship Dinner - Nov 26 at NS Community Hall. Doors open at 5pm Dinner at 5:30. Tickets at Super Valu, and Sunnyside (as of Nov 16). Bring your own dishes. Volunteers appreciated. Please call Jeannie for more info at 250-955-2971 • Christmas Market & Craft Fair - Sat. Dec. 3, 10am to 2pm at NS Community Hall. Live music by Jude Bastien. Homemade lunch and goodies, door prizes, kid’s Christmas craft table. • Chamber Dinner / Dance Dec. 3 CANCELLED • Scotch Creek Annual Parade - Friday Dec. 9. 6pm. Starting at Butters Frontage Rd. at Rose Clifford Park and Marching west to Super Valu. Santa’s Village and hot-dogs avail. • Lions Children's Christmas Party/Colouring Contest Prizes - Sunday Dec. 11, 1:30 to 3:30 pm at NS Community Hall. - Pictures with Santa, face painting, food, door prizes, Adult Raffle, SOUTH SHUSWAP • South Shuswap Library Events: • Scriptwriting Workshop: Join Peter Blacklock who will facilitate these sessions. Nov. 12 & 26 10am-3pm. Pre-registration is required. FMI 250-675-4818 • Christmas Craft Fair Nov 12 at Carlin Hall • Artistry in Blind Bay - Nov 12, 10am to 4pm and Nov13, 11am to 3pm at Blind Bay Community Hall. Scarves, pottery, jewelry, hats, pillows, glass art, cards, woodwork, soaps and so much more! FMI Bonnie at 250-832-0858 • Name That Tune - Sat. Nov. 19, 7pm at Sorrento Memorial Hall. Cash bar, silent auction, dancing. Tickets at That Damm Market and Munros • Andrew Collins Trio Concert - Friday November 25, 7:30 pm at Carlin Hall. Andrew, along with Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney, are committed to the innovation of acoustic music that blurs the lines between bluegrass, jazz, old-time, folk, celtic, and classical music. Tickets online at andrewcollinstrio.com/shows. • Cedar Heights Artisan Market and lunch – Saturday, November 26th 9am-2pm at the Cedar Centre on Lakeview Drive at Cedar Drive in Blind Bay. For information call Rose at 250-675-2690. CHASE • Icebreaker Bonspiel - Sat. Nov. 5th Chase Curling rink is having the their opening Icebreaker Bonspiel. Everyone is welcome.

North Shuswap Library at the Centre in Scotch Creek

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

There is a signup sheet at the curling rink just inside the door. FMI Dave 250-675-3682. • Chase Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Club AGM - Monday November 14th @ 7:30 pm upstairs in the Curling Rink Lounge. • Chase Country Christmas - Dec. 2 and 3rd. Parade on Friday - starts at 5:30. Street venders, hayrides, bonfires. On Saturday treat yourself to a pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa, craft fair and so much more!

REMEMBRANCE DAY - NOVEMBER 11 ANGLEMONT - LAKEVIEW CENTRE Lest we Forget: Remembrance Day Service: The whole community is warmly invited to join the Lakeview Centre for our Remembrance Day service on November 11. Please be in your seats by 10:45 and the service will begin at 11:00 am sharp. The Theme of this years’ service will be “Women on the Home Front”. Lunch will be served after the service on a donation basis. Veterans are requested to call Fay Begin 250-571-8910 for more information. “Memorabilia for our display is welcome”. CHASE - ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Parade - 10:30, Remembrance Day Service starts at 11m at Chase Community Hall. After service children can enjoy hot dogs and hot chocolate at the legion (downstairs). Adults can enjoy sandwiches and coffee/tea (upstairs). Potluck dinner at 5:30. Dance at 7pm. Entertainment all day by Turtle Valley Band. SORRENTO MEMORIAL HALL Ceremony starts at 10:30am. Following the ceremony wreaths will be paraded across the Trans Canada highway to the Cenotaph located in front of St. Mary's church. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Sorrento Drop-In Society Hall. If you can help with refreshments, please contact Jenny Weib at 250679-3810 or Margo Friesen at 250-675-0065. Any contributions (squares, cookies etc.) SALMON ARM - 10:45am at the Cenotaph. After the ceremony the public is invited to the branch legion. Entertainment from 2pm to 5pm

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

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

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

month, 9am. Call Pat 250-955-2999 or Jay 250-3775462 for location • Pickleball - at the tennis court in Scotch Creek. Every day at 10am. Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun are "organized club play". Tues/Thurs/ Sat are "open play". Times will be earlier when hotter weather arrives. Everyone welcome. • Soup Day - Wed. 11:30 to 1:30pm at North Shuswap Christian Fellowship Church. 4079 Butters Road. Scotch Creek SOUTH SHUSWAP BLIND BAY HALL - 2510 Blind Bay Rd, • Blind Bay Painters - Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 3 pm Contact Inge 675-2860 • Blind Bay Quilter Chicks - Friday 9 am- 3pm Contact Kirsten 675-5077 • Fitness for Independent Living - Mon/Thur 10 -11 Contact Betty 675-2249 • Talana Twirlers - Thurs 7 - 10:30 pm. Contact Nancy 675-5375 CARLIN HALL - 4051 Myers Rd., Tappen To book call Marcha, 250-835-8577 or Jane 250-675-5426. web: carlinhall.net • Tues: Beginner acoustic jam - 7pm to 9pm. • Wed: Intermediate acoustic jam - 7pm to 9pm • Coffee House 1st Saturday- October - May, 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:45. Proceeds donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. South Shuswap Library Blind Bay Market. 250-675-4818 www.orl.bc.ca/branches/south-shuswap • Knitting & Crocheting Group: 1st & 3rd Friday, 10 am – Noon. Bring a project! Meet new friends • The Writers’ Nook: 2nd & 3rd Wednesday from 11am – 1pm. All welcome! • Salsa Dancing: Tuesdays, 3-4pm. No experience necessary • For a full list of events including children’s programs and special talks, workshops, etc visit the library or check out their website. EAGLE BAY COMMUNITY HALL 4326 Eagle Bay Rd. • Quilting Mondays 10-2 (Bring Lunch). FMI call Inez: 675-4531 • Crafts Wednesdays 10-2 (Bring Lunch). FMI call Dot: 675-4282 • Fitness - Tues. & Thurs. 9-10. FMI call Sharon: 675-2408 • Darts Fri7:15 pm. FMI call Alan: 675-5403 • Coffee House 4th Sat of the Month, except Dec, June, July & Aug. 7:30 pm. Performers welcome! Gaetane 675-2178 • Notch Hill Town Hall Assoc. - meet 1st Monday of month at 7pm (bank holiday 2nd Mon) Watch for special events all year. Info 250-675-4174 • Probus Copper Island - meets at Cedar Heights Community Hall in Sorrento on the second Thurs./ mo. at 10 am Coffee at 9:30. For details call Mr. Doug Brown 250-803-8930 • Shuswap Rock Club - First Tues of the month (Sept - June) 7:30 pm at Sorrento Drop in Society. Saturday workshops 1-4 pm. FMI 250-675-2849 • Shuswap Wood Carvers - Meet Wed 9am to noon at Sorrento Drop in Centre. FMI Ken 250-675-3316. SORRENTO DROP IN SOCIETY 1148 Passchendaele Rd. • Mon: AA 8pm, • Tues: Crib -1:30pm, Men’s Snooker - 1pm, Meals to Wheels 2nd & 4th Tues. at noon • Wed: Carvers - 8am, Five Crowns 1pm, Snooker 6pm, Cards - 1pm • Thurs: Foot Clinic (call for appt. 250-832-6209),

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


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After Hours emergency 1-877-996-3344 Regular hours 250-832-8194 Anglemont Ladies Golf.. Bev Shea 250-955-0365 Anglemont Men’s Golf Club.. Rob MacDuff at 250-505-2781 Artistic Community.. Lynn Erin 250-955-6234 Arts Council for the South Shuswap.. Karen Brown 250.515.3276 AWE Society.. email: awesociety7@gmail.com. Baseball Club.. Mike McManamna.. 250-819-0522 or 250-955-0688 Camp Grafton.. Judy MacPherson 250-374-5115 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE North Shuswap - Dave Cunliffe 250-851-6852 South Shuswap - Karen Brown 250-515-0002 Chase - 250-679-8432 Coffee House.. Jim Leduc 250-679-2174 COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS Lakeview Community Centre Hall Bookings ..Marianne Brama ..250-517-8365 NS Community Association.. Toby Alford 250-955-2978 Hall Bookings – Deb 250-253-5954 or Lynn - 250-679-4017 Seymour Arm Comm. Assoc.. Bob Reimer 250-833-7610 Sorrento & Area Community Association (SACA) – Barry Stokes, 250-675-3306 Country Kids Play School.. Alanna Stearns 250-679-3005 Country Gardens Garden Club.. Chris Trueman 250-955-6467 CRIMESTOPPERS.. 1-800-222-8477 Crowfoot Snowmobile Club.. Martin Lucas 250-319-1331 Julie Lucas 250-253-5620 CSRD - Area F Director.. Larry Morgan 250-955-2567 FIRE DEPARTMENTS Anglemont - Graham Lucas - 250-833-8997 / 250-955-2173 Celista - Roy Philips - 250-517-0540 Scotch Creek/Lee Creek - Mike Engholm - 250-517-0098 Skwlax - Keith Power - 250-679-4472 FIRST RESPONDERS NS First Responders.. Andrea Carter 250-679-7746 NS First Responders Society.. Catherine McCrea cm.nsbc@gmail.com SS First Responders.. Debbie Edwards - email: backacher@telus.net. Girl Guides .. 1-800-565-8111 Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.. Cynthia Bentley 250-955-2222 HEALTH SERVICES NS Health Centre Society.. Pat Robertson 250-955-2999 and Jay Simpson 250-377-5462 Scotch Creek Clinic - 250-955-0660 Chase Medical Clinic - 250-679-1420

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Chase Health Centre - 250-679-1400 SS Health Services Society - Sue McCrae 250-675-3562 Sorrento Health Centre – 250 803-5251 Sorrento Health Centre Society – Marilyn Clark, 250 6752449 Historical Society.. Loretta Greenough 250-955-6431 Imai Ball Park Foundation.. Brian MacDuff 250-955-0981 JPW Road Maintenance.. Attendant 1-877-546-3799, Main office (Armstrong) 250-546-3765, Celista yard (answering machine) 250-955-2231 Karate Club.. Dale Cundy 250-682-3094 Lakeview Centre.. Karen Hill 250-317-0012 Lions Club.. Ted Danyluk 250-955-6384 Meadow Creek Park Assoc.. Don Grimm 250- 955-0262 Naturalists Club.. Claudette Carlsen 250-679-8148 Needle Bugs Club.. Gerry Kendall 250-955-6279 NS Cemetery.. Doug Prigmore 250-955-6454 or Loretta Greenough 250-955-6431 NS Christian Fellowship.. 250-955-2545 NS Craft & Needlework Club.. Gerry 250-955-6279 NS Elementary School.. Rob Ellis 250-955-2214 NS Players.. Judy Weller 250-955-0744 Okanagan Regional Library.. North Shuswap.. Lee Carreiro 250-955-8198 South Shuswap.. Leigh Schaffer.. 250-675-4818 Parents Advisory Committee.. Angela Simpson 250-377-5406 Parks Commission Contact.. CSRD 1-888-248-2773 Police Advisory Committee.. Lynda Sutton 250-319-7797 RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION Anglemont - Marian Zackery 250-955-0359 Magna Bay - Alan Nunn 250-679-2565 or 604-522-3346 Scotch Creek - Mary Stewart 250-955-2967 St. Ives - Dave King 250-253-4026 School District # 83 Official Trustee Mike McKay trusteefeedback@sd83.bc.ca Seymour Arm Snowmobile Club.. Wilmer Marks 778-785-2032 Shuswap Environmental Action Society.. Jim Cooperman 250-679-3693 Shuswap Hospice Society.. 250-832-7099 Shuswap Volunteer Search & Rescue.. Luke Gubbles 250-8031095, shuswapvsar.org Shuswap Needle Arts Guild.. Marlene 250-675-2507 or Sharon 250-832-4588 Shuswap Rock Club.. Pat or Gail Bowden 250-675-2849 Shuswap Waterfront Owners Association (SWOA) info@SWOA.ca, web: www.SWOA.ca Skmana Ski club .. George 250-679-3688 / John 250-679-8600 South Shuswap Canada Day Committee.. Tammy Packer 250-463-2495 shuswapcanadaday.ca Taoist Tai Chi .. Judy 250-679-5425 Victim Services.. Brandi Nakazawa 250-679-8638 Whittlers Club.. Marian Zackery 250-955-0359


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SERVICES Making Waves Marine Service, Service, parts, and marine accessories to your location. Full mechanical marine repair and service available to all makes and models of pleasure craft. Certified marine technician with over 20 years experience. Call Alan today at 955-0884. www.makingwaves marine.ca

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Linda’s Home Checks Worried about break ins? We do house checks, walk arounds. References available. Lived here since 1981 250-955-2500 Cell 250-819-2500 linda.lkendall@gmail.com Dock Doctor We will help keep you afloat. Repairs and maintenance of docks, new wood docks, used docks. 250-955-2500, Cell 250-318-2890 bob.thedockdoctor@gmail.com

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Shuswap Piano Tuning and restoration . Call or text 250-517-7717 -----------------------------------------Responsible Mature Woman available to house/pet sit short or longtime . References available call Lynn 250-515-0809 -----------------------------------------Ship Shape Shelter Indoor Boat and RV Storage. Call Gary or Michele at 250-835-4224 or email: shipshapeshelter@ hotmail.com for rates

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Relax in the comfort of your own home or book an appointment in our Scotch Creek Studio

Contact Kristin (250)955-0009 khmissklea@gmail.com Huxley Sheet Metal Fabricator custom products, flashing, duct fitting etc. Old school hand processed here in Scotch Creek. Journeyman Red Seal Sheet Metal Mechanic. Contact 250-682-0422

FOR SALE New & Used Medical Equipment Scooters, walkers, wheelchairs, bathroom safety, stair-lifts, hospital beds. Free Screening for obstructive sleep apnea, treatment and follow-up. CPAP masks, parts, and accessories. Respiratory therapy equipment and home oxygen. Located in Salmon Arm and Vernon www.lakesidemedical.ca or 1-877-777-2431 Unused Aquios FS-220L whole house water softener filter system with VOC reduction plus brand new RCFS220l filter for less than half price 250-955-0181

Courtney Meier Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Facials

250-955-2149 5205 Tallington Rd, Celista

Winter tires, used 12k. 215/60r17. 96T. $450. OBO 250-793-2201


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HELP WANTED Wanted for Hire Two Qualified weeders for garden beds, must have previous experience in horticulture industry, this is a full time position competitive wages with benefits, must be able to work unsupervised in our fast paced company. Must have drivers licence with clean drivers abstract. Contact Destree Landscaping 250-371-2690 -----------------------------------------HELP WANTED SHUSWAP BETTER AT HOME The Eagle Valley Community Support Society is interested in contracting with already established companies, or directly employing individuals from the North Shuswap area for our Shuswap Better at Home program, to provide services such as housekeeping, yard work, and snow removal. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Wysteria Sholtz, Shuswap Better at Home Regional Coordinator by calling 250-253-2749 or emailing sbahintake@outlook.com

NOVEMBER 2016

VACATION RENTALS

Classified Ads $7 up to 25 words; .20 ₵ each add’l word. Display ad $2.50 per 1/4” (pls tx). Drop ads at one of our boxes: Scotch Creek SuperValu, Sunnyside Supermart in Celista, Ross Creek Country Store in Magna Bay or 7320 Estate Place, Anglemont BC, V0E 1M8. Questions call 250-955-0534 December Deadline - November 20th * must be paid in advance*

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OPEN YEAR ROUND Daily Room Rates 16 Guest Rooms RV & Campsites Weddings / Reunions Up to 100 persons

CREW RATES AVAILABLE check us out at www.anglemontinn.com (250) 955-0701 Sudoku - Easy

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250-955-6136 or 780-881-6912 suiteescapesbc@gmail.com suiteescapesbedandbreakfast.com

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NOVEMBER 2016

THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER

250-679-3373 Landscape Rock - Bark Mulch - Top Soil

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NOVEMBER 2016

North Shuswap BOAT, RV & MINI STORAGE Indoor, Outdoor & Covered Storage Easy Access Ground Level Units Short or Long Term Valet Service for your Boat or RV Secure “Your Lock” - “Your Key” Reasonable Rates

250-955-0788

Email storageresort@gmail.com 1337 Cardy Drive Scotch Creek

Residential & Commercial Maintenance • Turf Lawns Installed • Weed Control • Core Aeration • Fertilizing Programs

Serving the North Shuswap

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Renovations, New Construction & Repairs Continuous 5”, 6” & Fascia Gutter Custom Gutter Systems for Snow Load Heat Trace Installation Full Liability & WCB Coverage

Experience the ADVANTAGE of quality, personalized service! • • • •

C OMPLETE D RYWALL S ERVICES TAPING • TEXTURING • BOARDING FREE ESTIMATES

(250) 679-3980 Quality Comes First

Hot Food Takeout Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner Pizza Groceries

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Gas/Boat gas Diesel Propane Laundromat Lotto

Nov 4 & 5 -Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies Nov 11 & 12 - Schnitzel, Baked Potatoes, Veggies Nov 18 & 19 - Cabbage Rolls, Bratwurst, Veggies Nov 25 & 26 - Lasagna, Salad, Dessert, Garlic Toast


November Kicker 2016