North Shuswap Kicker January 2021

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276TH EDITION JANUARY 2021

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Community Comes Together

to Spread Christmas Cheer

By Jo Anne Malpass

The front page of the January

2020 Kicker was a picture

of the North Shuswap community

hall packed full of children,

parents and grandparents

at the Lions Club Christmas

party and awarding of the gifts

for the Kicker’s 22nd colouring

contest.

Things were a lot different

this Christmas but almost 90

children in the community, including

the 12 colouring contest

winners, received gifts this

year delivered to their homes

by local volunteers, Lions Club

members and Kicker management

and staff.

The North Shuswap Chamber

had big plans for Christmas

too but when these were restricted

by public health orders,

they whole heartedly joined up

with the Kicker and Lions Club

to do something good for the

community. To go along with

the gifts, the Chamber provided

bags with small gifts and

sweets.

Following public health orders,

which permitted drop-off

events as long as physical distancing

was maintained, twelve

vehicles with individuals or

couples, delivered gifts to

homes in communities along

LEFT: 0-5yrs

Jordis Pellet

(with sister, Freya)

BELOW: 6-8yrs

Cloe Bentley

(with Santa)

ABOVE: 9-10yrs

Marley Chambers

LEFT: 11-13yrs

Erik Gidyk

the North Shuswap between

December 10

and 20.

The Chamber, Lions

and Kicker started

working on a Christmas

plan back in October

before an increase in

Covid-19 cases led to

more stringent public

health orders. There

was a drive-by parade

planned and a physically

distanced distribution

of gifts at the

North Shuswap community

hall. As rules

tightened, the groups

kept working to figure

out a way to keep the

North Shuswap Christmas

tradition alive. It

was never, “should

we,” it was always

“how do we” do something

for the children in

the community.

The Kicker appreciates

all the support and generosity

from North

Shuswap residents. It

does take a village. A

full list of colouring

contest winners, donors

and volunteers is on

page 39 of this issue of

the Kicker.

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JANUARY 2021 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 3

...Kick-Back!!

By Editor Jo Anne Malpass

2020 started with Snowmaggedon putting

a stop to a big New Year’s Eve celebration

planned at the North Shuswap

community hall and any other plans for

the next few days. Areas of the North

Shuswap were without power

for six days after up to 40

inches of snow fell, knocking

down trees and power lines.

There were many reports of

neighbours helping neighbours

dig out and keep warm

during this unprecedented

event.

Families came out Feb. 15

and 16 to enjoy 13 events

throughout the North Shuswap

in what was described as

a wildly successful Winter

Festival. This event is hosted

by the Chamber of Commerce

but contributed to by many

non profits, businesses and individuals

on the North Shuswap.

Plans for the third annual are now on

hold, pending public health orders.

The March Kicker was full of coming

events but then the pandemic

hit, and events were all cancelled.

Community halls,

schools, libraries and even

some businesses were forced

to close. The St. Patrick’s

Day celebration at Lakeview

Centre was one of the last

events of the year on the

North Shuswap. The community

expressed gratitude to all

the front-line workers in local

stores, calling them super heroes,

who continued to show

up to make sure residents had

access to what they needed. These people

are still there everyday for us.

Local groups like the Lions Club continued

to work for the community, often

behind the scenes, donating to local charities

and providing entertainment when

possible. Lions held the annual skating

party at Farrell’s Field in February and

then organized people to sew non-medical

masks, offering them for sale and donating

the proceeds of over $2,000 to the NS

Health Centre. Meat and 50/50 draws ran

whenever public health orders allowed.

Emily Mayer, a past recipient of the Lions

Club bursary, made a substantial donation

back to the Lions Club. The club decided

to use the donation to increase the amount

Reviewing 2020

Winter Festival -

Janis Smith Photography

given to students receiving the 2021 bursaries.

Community Halls - Volunteers took

on the job to replace the fir flooring at the

NS community hall, devoting countless

hours, with support from a

$40,000 CSRD grant and a

$5000 grant from Shuswap

Community Foundation.

Without the ability to hold

fund raising functions, community

halls struggle to pay

the bills. Lakeview Centre

held a successful raffle in

the late summer and NS

Community Hall has a

50/50 draw running this

month. (Details in the Bulletin)

Schools – Schools closed,

partially reopened in June

and then fully opened in

September with safety

measures. Graduation ceremonies

were held virtually or in small

groups with physical distancing. The

School District is creating a Long Range

Facilities Plan which looks

ahead 10 years to plan for

space pressures as enrolment

increases. One future possibility

is a high school in Sorrento.

Health Centre - The North

Shuswap Health Centre announced

it was struggling financially

but continued to

work on several approaches

to keep the doors open. Its

request for sustained funding

was turned down by the

CSRD board. It did receive a

$20,000 grant in aid. In August, the good

news came that the clinic has a full-time

family physician, Dr. Domino Bucarelli.

Triton Docks built, donated and installed a

ramp to assist people with mobility issues

enter the clinic.

The North Shuswap First Responders

announced they would be unable to respond

to calls because of the pandemic. In

November, they did receive the required

personal protection equipment and training

and are again responding to emergency

calls.

Parks - CSRD Parks completed work

on Don Fink Park in Seymour Arm and St.

Ives Park. It started work at Bristow Road

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park in Celista but was unable to complete

the boat launch section because of high

water. Plans are to complete this project in

2021. BC Parks closed provincial

campgrounds but in June, reopened to BC

residents with 50% capacity.

Mosquito control was suspended in

Scotch Creek but after complaints from

tourists and residents, the CSRD is working

with BC Parks and Little

Shuswap Lake Band to get

permissions to restart the

control program in 2021

The Department of Fisheries

did restoration work in

Tsútswecw Provincial park on

the Adams River to open channels,

clear log jams and stabilize

banks to gain back prime

salmon spawning and rearing

habitat.

In May, the Chamber gathered

community members to

form a North Shuswap Pathway

team to work on connecting

North Shuswap

communities with a safe

alternative for pedestrians

and cyclists. The team received

329 responses to a

survey, mapped routes and

presented findings to partners.

The CSRD has agreed to

look at putting the cost of an

engineering study in the 2021

budget for sections between

Celista and Anglemont and

within Scotch Creek.

Columbia Shuswap Regional

District - CSRD Director Jay

Simpson has a recap of 2020 and plans for

2021 in his column this month.

Individual achievement by members

of our community included:

Petra Simpson took first place in a national

writing contest, Julie Lucas was recognized

as hometown hero by the BC

Snowmobile Federation and Marlene Kergan

was named a Melvin Jones Fellow by

Lions Club International in

recognition of her commitment

to humanitarian service.

Celista Estates Winery

won four medals in the All

Canadian Wine Championship.

In its 11 year history, it has won over

100 medals. Local book authors, Deanna

Barnhardt Kawatski and Jake Ootes,

launched their new books at an outdoor

winery event at Celista Estates

Winery.

Anglemont Fire Department was

named CSRD fire department of

the year.

Witches paddled Indigo Bay in

the fall, raising funds for the

North Shuswap food bank.

Charlotte Smith (Hall), one of

the organizers of the witches

paddle, also donated 12” of her

hair to Wigs for Kids BC, an organization

that provides free custom-fitted

wigs for kids who have

lost their hair due to serious illness.

Other noteworthy items include -

Tsuts’weye project was formed to

help build skills for all women entrepreneurs

of the Shuswap.

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species

Society reported invasive

Asian clams at two beaches in the

Salmon Arm branch of the lake.

To date, no invasive mussels have

been discovered.

Wet weather in the spring caused

some localized flooding. Slope

instability prompted an evacuation

order and alert on properties at the

Gateway Lakeview Resort neighbourhood

in Lee Creek. Later, a landslide in Seymour

Arm damaged the town’s water system.

Farmers Markets were declared an essential

service and ran during the summer,

reporting record attendance.

In October, BC held its 42 nd general

election, with incumbent Liberal MLA

Greg Kyllo re-elected for Shuswap.

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Jay Simpson- Director, Electoral Area ‘F’

(North Shuswap & Seymour Arm )

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Email: JSimpson@csrd.bc.ca 250-517-9578

As I write this column,

just after Christmas (I feel

the steely eyes of the Kicker

editors looking down on

me), I think back on the

things we didn’t accomplish

in 2020, and look forward to

2021 when things may begin

moving forward again. The

things on hold are not

‘critical’ for our life in the

North Shu, and mostly require

community input,

which is the biggest challenge

we face. The question

is how to get meaningful and

broad community input on

plans that will affect the

North Shu for the next 5, 10,

or more, years?

In looking ahead at 2021,

we have a number of initiatives

that we hope to begin

work on. Please note that

these plans and dates are

very flexible, and as an optimist,

I’m probably showing

best case scenarios. Also,

these dates depend on Covid

and our ability to bring about

community discussions.

Scotch Creek Water –

The scaled back version had

a granting application submitted

in February 2020. I

understand we might hear

the result by March or so. If

it is approved this spring, we

will have to have elector

approval of those involved

(from lake intake along

Wharf Road to Express Point

Rd). If that’s approved then

engineering and design will

be done, hopefully by fall/

winter 2021, and potentially

shovels in the ground spring

2022.

Active Transportation

Plan – Basically, plans for

off-roadway paths along

Squilax-Anglemont, and

within Scotch Creek. A

group of North Shu residents

has been working very hard

on this and I’m totally impressed

with their drive and

the amount of information

they’ve compiled. This is a

grass-roots push and it looks

like they’re making some

headway. This is technically

within the Parks portfolio

and can therefore work with

parks focused funding. The

amount of general public

interest in this suggests that

it is a higher priority than a

Master Parks Plan review

that was slated for 2020, now

2021. Depending on how

budget discussions go, this

could be advanced to the

2021 year for some initial

engineering studies.

Master Parks Plan –

Our current MPP was built

and approved in 2005. It’s

been chugging along for 16

years now and many of the

goals have been realized.

Over time, new local priorities

come up (Active Transportation…),

and new global

interests suggest changes

may enhance our quality of

life and potential tourism

activities. In general, these

plans should be reviewed

every 8 to 10 years. We had

planned to start this in 2020.

At this point it’s likely this

will get pushed off to 2022 if

we can get the Active Transportation

Plan into place for

2021.

Governance Study –

Back in 2016, a group of

local businessmen sponsored

a study to try to determine if

Scotch Creek proper would

be viable as an Incorporated

community (the Village of

Scotch Creek). That study,

released in 2017, showed it

was likely possible, based on

the small length of roads

(about 13km) vs the tax base

available. Since that time,

we’ve worked with the

CSRD to have the provincial

ministry in charge of Municipalities

grant some money

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Jay continued

(Continued from page 5)

for a study that they would recognize

as legitimate. We’ve gone back and

forth with the Ministry, refining the

language that outlines the scope of

this study. They’ve never discussed

the option of a true ‘incorporation’

study, it’s always been ‘Well, let’s

figure out what your current governance

situation is, and where that might

change to fix the things you’re not

happy with”. We were close to having

an approval last fall, just when the

provincial election was called. It

seems we now have to educate a new

minister on the benefit of this Governance

Study, and we may hear more

about this in a couple of months. Best

guess, grant approval late spring, early

fall. Study to start fall 2021 or early

2022.

Official Community Plan – The

last OCP was approved in June 2009,

but discussed and finalized in 2008.

The North Shu in 2008 was a very

different place than the North Shu of

today. The housing and tourism market

was overheated and property prices

were 20% or more higher than today.

Business was booming, though

mostly seasonal tourism businesses,

but money was flowing well. The

OCP of the day reflected that reality

and was developed to try to slow

things down and reign in, sometimes

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unscrupulous, development.

Zoning plans were based on

the OCP with some restrictions

that have slowed

down, or made other plans

much more expensive. We

live with the result. This is

another community plan that

should be reviewed every 8

years or so, and at this point

we are 3 years overdue for

this review. In the meantime,

of course, the province makes

new plans of their own and

they currently require a

‘Housing Strategy’ report be

completed before an OCP

can be reviewed. CSRD staff

have hurriedly applied for a

Housing Strategy study grant

because the province was

cancelling that grant. I can’t

figure why they would cancel

a grant for a study that is

‘required’ before an OCP can

be reviewed. I sure hope we

are approved for the Housing

Study, which may start up in

fall 2021, with the OCP review

pushed down the road

to maybe 2022 or 2023.

So, these are the big

things coming up and their

possible timelines. Other issues

staying on the table…

I’m cautiously optimistic

that Mosquito spraying in

Scotch Creek will happen

this spring

I hope that some of our

deplorable roads will be resurfaced,

or at least wellpatched

I continue to encourage

the RCMP to deal with some

of the crime situations in the

area

And other items too numerous

to mention

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state, and that projects

put off, can again continue.

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CSRD Release

COVID-19 threw a curve

ball at the Columbia Shuswap

Regional District's (CSRD)

budget, but a COVID-19 Safe

Restart Grant from the Provincial

and Federal governments

is helping the regional district

weather the financial hit.

The CSRD is receiving

$645,000 from the program,

which is designed to address

the financial impacts of the

COVID-19 pandemic and

restart plans of local governments.

All municipalities and

regional districts in BC received

funding through this

program.

At the December 10, 2020

Regular Board meeting,

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spending $387,907, while

holding back on the remaining

$257,093 to determine any

additional impacts on the

CSRD's finances. The funds

do not have to be allocated

until December 31, 2021.

Protecting CSRD firefighters

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for the funding. This will

allow for the purchase of selfcontained

breathing masks for

every firefighter. Previously,

these masks were shared and

cleaned between each use. But

the need for increased cleaning

and disinfection of these

masks was proving problematic.

To ensure the safety of

each firefighter, the CSRD

Board agreed to spend

$130,000 so each firefighter

could have their own breathing

equipment.

Additionally, the CSRD is

using approximately $93,000

to cover the unexpected costs

of COVID-19 safety measures

including: hand sanitizer,

masks, gloves, Plexiglas barriers,

enhanced cleaning and

signage. This involves upgrades

to all CSRD-owned

facilities across the region.

New software and computer

technology was purchased to

support the CSRD's remote

work option for employees,

and also to provide the public

with electronic access to

CSRD meetings.

Supporting the Shuswap's

tourism economy, which has

suffered significant pandemic

losses, was also a priority. The

Board agreed to allocate

$80,000 over two years to

Shuswap Tourism to support

their restart efforts.

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help reduce the impact these

unexpected COVID-19 expenses

will have on taxation

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Focus on Kicker Advertisers and Supporters

By Jan Penner

As we begin a new year,

we would like to focus on

thanking all our advertisers.

I have shared with readers

before, the fact that when

the Kicker first began, part

of our job each month was to

pound the pavement, drumming

up advertisers to support

the publishing of this

free, local paper. I can still

see one

gentleman

laughing

at the

idea of

paying

for advertising

for his

business. How things have

changed! Our advertisers

now come to us, having seen

the opportunities the Kicker

provides as it reaches out to

the community, and beyond.

The Kicker has grown

and evolved. There have

been many changes over

time in size, layout, featured

articles, but what has remained

the same is the main

goal, to share with the community.

Jan, Tracy and all of

us who have worked on the

Kicker over the years, have

put a lot of energy and pride

into building a fledgling

newsletter into a selfsustaining

business. A huge

reason for this, is that other

businesses, both new and

old, saw the value in supporting

the Kicker.

You, our advertisers, provided

the Kicker with the opportunity

to give our community

a way to connect and

share the great things that

happen in the North Shuswap

and surrounding areas.

Advertisers have allowed us

to provide a space for our local

non-profit organizations

to inform the community

about events, plans and fundraising

goals.

In turn,

we are

able to

provide a

means

for those

doing

business

in our area to let people

know what your specialties

are, a chance for you to build

client bases and grow your

businesses.

This has been an especially

difficult year for all

our local businesses. Already

faced with surviving in a seasonal,

tourism based economy,

they have had to deal

with extra challenges to keep

afloat financially, keep their

staff employed and their customers

safe. During all this,

they have continued to support

each other and their

community.

We thank you all, both

past and present advertisers.

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(SAFR) will be receiving a

Kenwood Cares Community

Support Grant to purchase

handheld radios, connecting

them to all emergency services.

Paula Salamandyk,

SAFR Secretary, said “this

is a game changer for full

and part time residents of

Seymour Arm as they all

rely on the Seymour Arm

First Responders for emergency

medical issues in the

community.”

These radios will give

them access to all emergency

services, including BC

Ambulance, 911, Shuswap

Search and Rescue and the

Coast Guard. The first responders

have been communicating

through sometimes

unreliable phone service,

at times a knock on

their door being the only

way to contact them, said

Salamandyk. With the radios,

people in Seymour Arm

will be able to call 911 and

first responders will be dispatched

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Responders will then

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with BC Ambulance during

a medical emergency to coordinate

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Tanner Wiebe. Sitting: Susan Howie, Petra Ewan

Missing: Lesley Milligan, John Castle


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izations provide to their community and, as a manufacturer,

we recognize these organizations, their hardships, and

award their ongoing community efforts. With limited budgets

available to secure vital equipment, for example, radio

communications, the KENWOOD CARES initiative will

provide much needed tools to these volunteers so they can

focus on their day-to-day activity and continued service to

their communities.”

Salamandyk said the SAFR have been registered as a

society since 2014, have their personal protection equipment

and are responding to calls.

The first responders are looking forward to picking up

nine radios in early January, from Vella Radio in Salmon

Arm, an authorized dealer of Kenwood communications

systems. They are very grateful to JVCKenwood for this gift

to the community.

Reinbrecht Granted

Full Parole

By Jo Anne Malpass

Leon Reinbrecht was

granted full parole release

on Dec. 22, with special

conditions not to consume,

purchase, or possess alcohol,

or drugs other than prescribed

medication taken as

prescribed, and over-thecounter

drugs taken

as recommended by

the manufacturer.

Reinbrecht was

sentenced to three

years in federal prison

in 2016 for Cause

Bodily Harm by

Criminal Negligence

and Cause Death by

Criminal Negligence.

His speed boat penetrated

the interior cabin of a

houseboat, killing its operator

Ken Brown, after a July

2010 fireworks display at

Magna Bay. Several passengers

were seriously injured

during the crash. His appeal

of the decision was dismissed

Jan. 30, 2019 and he

started to serve his threeyear

sentence.

Reinbrecht has been on

day parole since July 2020.

The Parole Board of Canada

decision says “Your parole

supervisor gave the opinion

that, “REINBRECHT appears

to have developed a

greater appreciation for his

familial support and overall

life circumstances then was

the case prior to his incarceration.”

Contacts with collateral

supports confirm

“improved demeanour”, and

you have foregone your previous

lifestyle that involved

“regular meetings in local

taverns with others

who maintained

the same pattern of

socialization”. The

support also confirmed

you remain

focus on rebuilding

your business

in the community.”

CFJC photo

“Overall, the

Board is satisfied you have

continued to make gains in

your progress towards your

reintegration, and that it is

the Board's assessment that

your full parole release will

not pose an undue risk to the

society and that it will also

contribute to the protection

of society by facilitating

your reintegration into the

community as a law-abiding

citizen.”

“These special conditions

must remain in effect

during your full parole and

until your warrant expiry

date to ensure your risk can

be managed while society is

protected.”

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Chamber News

Angela Lagore, President

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"Thank you for your kindness, support,

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The Chamber sincerely

hopes that everyone had a

wonderful Christmas and

New Year’s considering the

circumstances we are in. We

at the chamber are really trying

to stay positive and support

local businesses as much

as possible. In trying times

come hardships and hurdles

but we believe the North

Shuswap can, and will get

through this pandemic and

come out shining on the other

side.

Although the chamber did

not hold a meeting in December

we have been working

hard on several items and

future projects.

Along with several members

of the community we

have started our strategic

planning items, following the

2-day course we all took on

how to create, implement and

achieve common goals and

visions for the community.

We broke them down into

several categories and these

are the ones that we will be

working on over the next 5

years.

1. Marketing the North Shuswap

2. Develop and expand yearround

recreation & social

activities

3. Enhance community relationships

& communications

4. Begin OCP process

5. Beautify North Shuswap

6. Identify and access funding

sources

7. Increase collaboration between

non-profits

8. Engage, educate and develop

economic opportunities

We would like to thank

everyone who stepped up and

joined the committees to see

them into fruition. So, you

will be seeing updates

throughout the years on our

journey to continue to create

a vibrant sustainable North

Shuswap.

Our Executive Director

Deb Seymour met with Mel

Arnold to discuss topics that

effect our community such as

emergency readiness programs,

broadband for rural

locations, lack of infrastructure,

labour resources, Canada

summer job program, as

well as funding needs for

marketing and advertising.

Mel provided feedback

and will continue to communicate

with our board and

local rep Jay Simpson for a

positive, progressive relationship.

Our North Shuswap pathway

team has met with

CSRD Operations Manager

Darcy Mooney and Director

Jay Simpson to lay out plans

moving forward for the segmented

pathways for active

transportation throughout the

North Shuswap. How it’s

going to look? Ho do we

keep the integrity of the land

and lake? What funding is

available and how to access

the funds? We were encouraged

to be met with optimism

and an opportunity to foresee

this project into action.

You should have noticed

over the holidays that we

added more Christmas tree

lights to our corner tree.

Thanks to Tom Price for adding

more lights this year and

Jay Simpson for more funding.

It looked very festive

and cheery.

We updated one of the

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two highway signs along the

Trans Canada, which looks

much more inviting, and

clean. We are waiting on

some lighting requirements

to complete the project.

Shuswap Tourism will be

doing a short video clip and

blog on winter tourism in the

North Shuswap, so we look

forward to that. Anything to

help facilitate business in our

community is welcomed.

The tourism kiosks, the

graphic designer is working

on them now, Shuswap tourism

is updating their graphic

design and may update our

panels on other kiosks.

The Regional BC Chamber

meeting was held earlier

this year with most executives

from North Okanagan

and Shuswap attending. It

was recommended that they

send out surveys specific to

the area. Data collected

would be more beneficial for

us than a province wide survey.

They use this information

to advocate on our

behalf.

Family Winter Festival,

we will be approaching this

after Dr. Bonnie Henry’s

revised orders Jan 8, 2021.

Then we will decide the

scope of the festival, if any.

We were really looking forward

to our 3rd season and

bringing our community spirit

together, but this year just

may not be feasible.

The North Shuswap

Chamber encourages everyone

to shop local and support

local businesses. For some,

this has been a very trying

year, and for others it may

have been more prosperous.

Either way we all need to

contribute to all local businesses

the best way we can.

We need to make sure we

keep them alive and thriving,

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A new fee for commercial companies

taking yard and garden waste to

landfills will take effect on March 1,

2021, after the Columbia Shuswap Regional

District Board approved the

charge at their December 10 board

meeting.

Since 2018, there has been a free

yard waste disposal program at CSRD

landfills and transfer stations. This program

will continue for loads on single

axle vehicles or on single axle utility

trailers. Team Leader, Environmental

Health Services Ben Van Nostrand reported

to the board that commercial

companies have started to take advantage

of it, bringing large dump truck

loads, overloading transfer stations with

yard and garden waste. Starting March

1, any duel axle equipment will trigger a

tipping fee and will no longer be allowed

at transfer stations but must take

their loads to Golden, Revelstoke,

Sicamous or Salmon Arm refuse disposal

sites.

The current tipping fee of $160/

tonne for land-clearing waste will be

reduced to $80/tonne, the current fee for

commercial yard waste. Van Nostrand

said it has been difficult for attendants

to apply the correct dumping fee. This

will simplify the load assessments for

landfill workers.

Van Nostrand also told the board

about a new car seat recycling program

for 2021. He said he didn’t know if it

was happening in other parts of the

province but “our division, our group

likes to be leaders.” “We want to be on

that leading edge to push the province.”

They have been working with a company

outside of Lumby that is bailing all

the materials associated with car seats

and hope that through supporting this

group, more local markets will start to

open up.

Given the changes that the Ministry

is requiring of local governments, there

will be new works needed for refuse

disposal site compliance. “It is going to

put us into a financial situation where

we may have to look at increasing tipping

fees across the board,” said Van

Nostrand. A consultant will be brought

in to review fees in 2021 and staff will

report back to the board in August or

September.

In other business at the meeting,

COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant Allocation

- The Board endorsed allocating

$387,907 from the COVID-19 Safe Restart

Grant for the following purposes:

$93,907 Operational expenses incurred

to date, $20,000 Ongoing operational

expenses (technology costs); $130,000

SCBA Facemasks and bags for all fire

personnel; $64,000 CityView Workspace

Migration (remote application)

and $80,000 Shuswap Tourism

(financial support for two years).

Staff will continue to review report

back with a recommendation on allocation

for the remaining $257,093, which

must be allocated by December 31,

2021.

Public Health Orders - prohibit in person

attendance of board meetings by the

public. Those in attendance are elected

officials or staff. Staff reported it is expecting

to continue live streaming and

recording of board meetings and will

report at the next meeting.

Road Rescue Report – The Board will

send a letter to the Minister of Public

Safety and Solicitor General requesting

the finalization and release of the Road

Rescue Report commissioned by the

Fire Chiefs Association of BC. Area F

Director Jay Simpson said the road rescue

file has been in process for three or

four years, certainly a long time. The

provincial government has a report that

should shed some light on how to proceed

on road rescue decision making

within the CSRD.

Staff Retirement - Board Chair Kevin

Flynn presented a gift to Lynda

Shykora, Deputy Manager, Corporate

Administration Services, in recognition

of her retirement. Directors and the

Chief Administrative Officer praised

Shykora for her dedication and commitment

to public service. Shykora has

spent more than 40 years working in

local government, starting as a receptionist

and working her way into management

roles. She has been with the

CSRD for seven years as Deputy Manager,

Corporate Administration.

The Board appointed Jennifer Sham

as Deputy Manager, Corporate Administration

Services. Sham had been

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CSRD Assistant Deputy Corporate

Officer.

Employee Long Service

Awards - The CSRD Board

acknowledged the service of

these long-serving employees.

5 Years of Service - Scott

Bepple, Sean Coubrough,

Suzanne Fordyce and Laura

Schumi.

10 Years - Gerald Christie,

Jodi Pierce, Phaedra Turner,

Ben Van Nostrand and Isaac

Walker

20 Years - Dona Thiem

35 Years - Hamish Kassa

Employees receive a gift valued

at $50 at 5 years, increasing

in increments of $50 for

each 5 years served.

Introduction New Employees

– The board welcomed

Denise Ackerman, Planner I,

Development Services and

Karen Riopel, Receptionist,

Corporate Administration.

Area F: Setback Exception

Bylaw Amendments – The

Board adopted amendments to

all three zoning bylaws in

Electoral Area F to update the

setback exceptions and sight

plan regulations to be the

same as the Electoral Area B

Zoning Bylaw No. 851 for

consistency between bylaws;

allow a setback exception for

eaves and gutters; and simplify

site triangle regulations.

Development Variance Permit

No. 650-41 (De Weerd) -

The Board approved the DVP

subject to the registration of

Land Title Covenant Easement

agreements for the two

lots at 7761 Columbia Drive,

Anglemont. The owners have

constructed two Allan-block

retaining walls up to 3.05m in

height on the subject property

that have been built into the

interior parcel line setbacks.

The applicant applied for a

DVP to allow for these walls

to remain in their current location.


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SWC Program Managers

At the December 9 meeting

of the Shuswap Watershed

Council, Erin Vieira

and Mike Simpson provided

an update on program operations

since the last meeting:

• Staff provided an update

on the status of the water

quality grant recipients’

projects. Of the five projects,

three are complete, one is

underway, and one is not yet

started. Staff worked with a

videographer

to produce a

five-minute

promotional

video about the grant program

and the projects.

• Invasive Zebra and

Quagga Mussel prevention

measures were promoted

throughout the region all

summer, with messages focusing

on clean-drain-dry

and watercraft inspection.

The estimated reach of these

campaigns is up to 2.5 million

impressions.

• The SWC supported the

installation of another children’s

lifejacket kiosk by the

Royal Canadian Marine

Search & Rescue, based in

Sicamous. This brings the

number of kiosks in the

Shuswap up to 15; three

have been supported by

funds from the SWC.

• Staff are in the midst of

delivering presentations

about the SWC to Shuswaparea

community groups.

Expenses to the end of

the second quarter

(September 30th 2020) total

$163,361 against the annual

operating budget of

$323,450.

Water Quality Grant Program

approved for 2021/22 -

The SWC reviewed and accepted

several recommendations

from the Shuswap Water

Protection Advisory

Committee regarding the

continuation of the Water

Quality Grant Program. Notably,

the SWC approved a

provisional budget of

$85,000 for grants in

2021/22. Staff will begin

promoting the grant program

and inviting applications in

February 2021.

Guest presentations on

aquatic invasive species -

The SWC

received

presentations

from

Robyn Hooper and Sue Davies

(Columbia Shuswap

Invasive Species Society) as

well as from Martina Beck

(BC Ministry of Environment

and Climate Change

Strategy) and Aaron Canuel

(BC Conservation Officer

Service) regarding regional

and provincial monitoring,

education and outreach for

invasive Zebra and Quagga

Mussels.

Ms. Davies also reported

that surveys have been done

for invasive freshwater

clams. Both organizations

reported that their monitoring

results show that the

Shuswap and all of BC is

invasive-mussel free.

Strategic Plan for 2021-

26 - SWC Chair Demenok

invited Council members to

review the new Strategic

Plan for 2021-26 and provide

their recommended priorities

for 2021 to staff. Staff will

prepare a work plan and

budget for 2021-22 for approval

at the next Council

meeting (March 2021).

A full meeting summary

is available on the SWC

website.


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Fire News

By Roy Phillips

Celista Fire Chief

Happy New Year

from all three departments!

Despite 2020

being the year it was,

we made the best of it. During the

shut downs we proceeded with online

training out of the halls via zoom.

Online practices will carry on until

we are given the go ahead for in-hall

training again.

Anglemont fire department would

like to thank all those who donated

for the food bank. They received

1230 lbs of food and $1830 in donations.

Thank you to everyone who

helped to make this event successful.

Scotch Creek fire department recently

responded to a call for carbon

monoxide. The homeowners had a

working carbon monoxide detector

that alerted them of high CO2 levels

in the residence. Without the detector

they would not have known. We

would like to remind everyone of the

importance of working CO2 detectors

and smoke alarms.

As winter progresses, remember

to keep your driveway clear of snow

and have your house numbers visible.

When clearing your driveway, remember

that our trucks are bigger

than the average truck and that space

to set up may be necessary. Also,

please keep hydrants in your area

clear: at least three feet on all sides

and a clear path to the road. This will

help all the fire departments with

their response time.

We would like to congratulate the

following members of the Scotch

Creek department for their recent

promotions- Lieutenant Cam Holland,

Lieutenant Ben Pellett and Captain

Greg Goyer.

• Scotch Creek/Lee Creek – Chief

Derek Sutherland 250-253-0047

• Celista Fire Department – Chief

Roy Phillips 250-804-3349,

• Anglemont Fire Department -

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Connecting People who Care

with Causes that Matter

-Shuswap Community Foundation-

By Kris Jensen

I joined the board of the

Shuswap Community Foundation

(SCF) about one year

ago. Unfortunately, because

of Covid, I have had little

opportunity to interact personally

with members of the

Board except in our Zoom

Meetings. At present, the

Board is composed of 12

members, who bring a broad

range of knowledge and experiences

and I am glad to be

part of it. I am the representative

from the North

Shuswap.

I would like to take this

opportunity to introduce the

Foundation to the residents

of the North Shuswap. The

Foundation had its beginnings

in 1992 when the

Salmon Arm mayor and

council struck a steering

committee to investigate the

feasibility of creating a community

foundation. These

early beginnings soon grew

to encompass the entire

Shuswap region. Consequently

the Shuswap Community

Foundation was incorporated

in 1994 under the

Society’s Act. Charitable

Tax status was granted in

1995 and due to the generosity

of the Shuswap area residents,

the SCF’s capital account

has grown from a few

hundred dollars in 1995 to

over 11 million dollars at

present.

SCF operates on a wellestablished

model (there are

191 Community Foundations

across Canada). People with

a philanthropic desire to give

back to their community

make a contribution to a

Community Foundation.

Those contributions are

pooled and invested in a permanent

fund; this pooled

investment grows through

careful stewardship by the

Foundation board; and the

income that is generated is

used to provide grants to

local charities as well as

grow the fund.

The grant applications

are adjudicated by a subcommittee

of the Board and the

Foundation distributes approximately

4-5% annually

of its capital account to each

successful applicant.

Last year the Foundation

distributed $458,000, which

was a record amount. The

Foundation also distributed

$87,000 last year from funds

received by the Federal Government

and the Vancouver

Foundation. At present, the

Foundation has 175 endowment

funds and has distributed

$3.37 million from 1995

to present.

I encourage eligible

groups in the North Shuswap

to look to the Foundation as

a source of funds in order for

these groups to further their

goals. Information can be

obtained at the Foundation’s

website:

www.shuswapfoundation.ca

At this website, a link can be

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Community Meeting. A

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Federal Government

Needs to

Shop Canadian

By Mel Arnold, MP

North-Okanagan Shuswap

I hope all readers and constituents

of the North Okanagan-Shuswap

had a safe and

happy Christmas Season despite

the limitations that we all

faced in the ability to connect

with friends and family. I also

wish everyone the very best in

the year ahead as we push

forward towards national recovery

in 2021.

As I mentioned last month,

choices we make in sourcing

the goods and materials we

need to supply our homes and

lives have effects in our local

communities and farther

afield; the same holds true for

choices all levels of government

make in their systems of

purchasing.

When the pandemic’s first

wave was building in Canada,

we faced shortages of personal

protective equipment and sanitizers.

This prompted governments

to issue calls to action

for Canadian businesses to

help provide essential goods

for essential workers, including

those working in

healthcare services on the

frontlines of our fight against

the virus.

For many Canadian businesses,

there was no need for

government prompting; they

had already modified their

manufacturing systems to support

the national effort. This is

the same solidarity we have

seen in past crises. Whether it

was in times of war, natural

disaster, drought or pandemic,

Canadians have consistently

supported each other and our

nation out of solidarity to each

other and commitment to the

common good. True patriot

love is more than lyrics in our

anthem; it is a bond that unites

us all.

Last month, I was shocked

by reports detailing the federal

government’s decision to exclude

Canadian sanitizer manufacturers

from massive government

contracts. It was reported

that the federal government

has paid $375 million for

sanitizers manufactured overseas

in a procurement process

that ignored the capacities and

contributions of our own Canadian

manufacturers.

Canada faced a shortage of

sanitizers last year because we

lacked our own production

capacity, so why would we not

support Canadian manufacturers?

Canadian sanitizer manufacturers

include craft distillers

like Okanagan Spirits who

set aside their own business

interests to help when that

help was desperately needed.

So, why would the government

ignore these manufacturers

and send hundreds of millions

of dollars overseas to

multinationals who sat on their

hands when Canada faced

shortages?

Last month, colleagues in

the House of Commons

pressed the Trudeau government

on this matter and the

government’s response was

that Canadian businesses may

apply to government support

programs. There you have itthe

government would rather

keep Canadian businesses on

life support programs than

allow them to participate in

building Canada’s selfsufficiency

and fight the pandemic.

This is unacceptable and,

frankly, not the Canadian way

which is why I am fighting for

opportunities for Canadian

manufacturers to participate in

the national fight against the

pandemic. The federal government

must recognize its errors

and shop Canadian whenever

possible to support Canadian

businesses the way that Canadians

do.

Again, best wishes to you

and yours in 2021. Together,

we will emerge from this crisis

to begin the recovery that

we all need.


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Check clinic calendar at

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What a strange year 2020 has been and what better community to go through

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THANK YOU to each and everyone of you for your local support and generosity. .

An extra big thank you to our landlord Dan Roane for his kind thoughtfulness

and great generosity during the early months of COVID-19.

May 2021 be a year full of new beginnings, creativity, and a dash of style!

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Located at The Centre in Scotch Creek

By appointment only

North Shuswap

Health Centre Society

www.NSHealthCentre.ca

Having Hope during a year of Change & Transition!

By Gail McNeil-Oliver, NSHC Executive Director

Community Support gives us great hope!

At NSHC we have MANY things to be grateful for, like

our local Anglemont golf course and clubs raising over

$3,000 for us and Ross Creek Country store along with

Scotch Creek Bottle Depot collecting bottle donations to the

tune of $10,000! (awaiting final tally).

What a great community! Receiving donations is always

important for our Community Health Care Centre but

during a pandemic year, donations are extra special this

year.

Many people donated to us through CanadaHelps and

the Lions Club has worked hard during the pandemic to

raise money for us and the community. Special shout out of

thanks to Mr. Bill Long for his generous help this year and

for the support from Mike & the PharmaChoice team! We

are grateful to The Kicker team for all their support and

donations this year, they do an amazing job to promote &

inform our community. Also, thanks to the Hub Family for

hosting our “Harvest for Health” fundraising campaign that

ran from October to the end of December and to all who

contributed to it while visiting the Hub!

People dropping off Christmas goodies to the health centre

and thanking us for our work goes a long way too in

helping us recharge during such a demanding year. There

has been extra supply costs and worry involved in keeping

the clinic open and accessible. Protocols can be confusing

to people but they are important to keep staff and patients

safe so we can ensure that we can be there to serve our community’s

health needs. Thank you to everyone for understanding

and having a giggle with us about messy hand sanitizer

and glasses fogging up behind medical masks!

Having Hope is important during uncertain and scary

times and managing stress is paramount to dealing with

change and to keep ourselves healthy. Some people are

feeling less stress because COVID has stopped us from being

‘so busy’ through the holiday season. Someone even

said to me, “at Christmas we are going to do things that we

never have time for because we are always so busy!”

The shortest day of the year has now passed, and we

have more light every day! More daylight lifts our mood

and our spirits so go soak up some daylight and you will

feel renewal & HOPE for a new year. A year where there is

light at the end of the dark tunnel of COVID times with new

vaccines offering hope and protection against this historic

medical event.

One thing is for certain with the experience of Corona

Virus in our world, adaptation is all around us. Each one of

us has found an individual way to adapt to what is happening;

medical professionals and scientists have adapted; and

society, has adapted to new ways maybe even smarter ways

to do things. COVID has had devastating effects but it has

also opened the world’s eyes, slowed the pace, and just

maybe allowed us to transform and rethink our personal and

societal values. Regardless of our differences, we can come

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together with a collective wish and sense

of HOPE for a New Year.

Clinic News:

Did you hear the wonderful news?

Dr. Domino Bucarelli is having a baby!

Any day now!

She is even taking a little time off but

will be back in March. Dr. Terry Clare

& Dr. Sasha Nyribu will be in clinic to

manage patient care while Dr. Domino is

away.

Happy New Year everyone from

the Health Centre Team and the

North Shuswap Health Society!

COVID 19 Vaccine Roll-Out

The first supply of a COVID-19 vaccine

has arrived in BC; it is expected that

all British Columbians will be vaccinated

in 2021.

The COVID-19 vaccine is not available

for everyone at this time and vaccines

will be distributed in phases over

the coming months.

Call 9-1-1 for EMERGENCIES

Fire - Police - Ambulance

The first phase of 4,000 doses will be

given to frontline health providers working

in long-term care, assisted living,

ICUs, ERs and COVID medical wards.

Other priority groups will receive the

vaccine in coming weeks and months.

Information will be posted on when

and where the vaccine will be available.

During this time, please continue to

do all you can to prevent spread of the

virus, and to keep you and your loved

ones safe. This means wearing a mask

when you are out, limiting your contacts

to those living in your household – especially

over the holidays – and washing

your hands frequently. This will be important

for some time to come.

Thank you for your patience and

please stay safe!

For more information on the vaccine,

please visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/

gov/content/safety/emergency-

preparedness-response-recovery/covid-

19-provincial-support/vaccines

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Business Recovery Grant

& Individual Benefit

Tsuts'weye Women’s

Entrepreneur Release

The Tsuts'weye team

wishes everyone joy and

peace this holiday season

and we are looking forward

to working with you in 2021!

Here are a few important

things that we thought you

should know about New program

criteria for the BC

Business Recovery Grant.

Eligibility criteria

changed as of December 18,

2020.

If you applied to the program

prior to December 18,

2020:

•You do not need to resubmit

an application

•Applications received

prior to changes will be reviewed

under updated program

criteria and grant

amounts

•Businesses that have

already been approved for

funding are not affected by

these changes but, are eligible

for updated grant

amounts

How the program works

Grants of $10,000 to

$30,000 are available to

small and medium sized

B.C. businesses impacted by

COVID-19. An additional

$5,000 to $15,000 grant is

available to eligible tourismrelated

businesses.

The program runs until

March 31, 2021 or until the

funds are fully allocated,

whichever comes first.

Eligibility changes include:

•instead of requiring a

revenue loss of 50% or

more, the criteria has been

reduced to 30% at the time

of application;

•the requirement to list a

variety of remittance accounts,

like the registration

numbers for the goods and

services tax, provincial sales

tax and WorkSafeBC, have

been removed;

•businesses that have

been in operation for the last

18 months are now eligible

(reduced from three years).

This means businesses only

need to have been in operation

nine months before the

pandemic to apply for the

grant;

•applications can now be

submitted by sole proprietors;

•businesses that are temporarily

closed or seasonal

are now eligible for the program.

The revised application

process and eligibility criteria

is now in place. More

information and apply for

the grant, go to https://

bcbusinessrecoverygrant.com/

BC Recovery Benefit -

You have until June 30,

2021 to apply for the Benefit,

a one-time, tax-free payment

of up to $1,000 for eligible

families and single

parents and up to $500 for

eligible individuals.

How the benefit works

The BC Recovery Benefit

is a one-time direct deposit

payment for eligible families,

single parents or individuals.

Benefit eligibility is

based on net income from

your 2019 tax return. You

must apply to receive the

benefit.

For more information and

to apply, go to https://

www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/

content/economic-recovery/

recovery-benefit


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PAUL JACKSON

By Margaret McCormick

SOLD OUT! Those are the words

often heard throughout the halls of Salmon

Arm Secondary if you’re looking for a

delicious and nutritious lunch. They may

also be the words that career counsellors

share with students who want to sign up

for the Culinary Arts Program because

it’s the hot elective choice.

Chef Rebecca Erasmus known to her

students as Chef Nimmi is originally

from Salmon Arm and this summer, she

returned to her roots to take over the

Culinary Arts Program from

retiring chef Alex Varga.

After completing her Red

Seal and degree in hotel and

business management at SAIT in

2005, Chef’s culinary adventures took

her around the world including opening

two restaurants in the UK and a stint as

leading the Culinary Arts Program at the

Pacific Academy in the Lower Mainland

where she developed her passion for

teaching.

Chef Nimmi’s hopes to change the

perspective about the industry with special

attention to her female charges by

teaching them that becoming a chef is a

viable and honourable career. She is also

passionate about using fresh and local

ingredients and teaching her students the

value of using the very best available and

that healthy eating is also delicious. Chef

has implemented partnerships with local

farmers to bring seasonal ingredients into

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Culinary Arts Program

Taste of the Shuswap

her kitchen and in the spring, the students

will be planting their own garden, learning

firsthand what Farm to Table means.

SAEDS is operating on a quarter system

this year which means Chef Nimmi

trains four sets of students not only to

bake and cook but to learn all the components

of restaurant management including

running the school cafe where they learn

cash management, plan menus, develop

amazing plating skills and regularly sell

out of their freshly prepared selections.

Her vision for the future once

school is back to “normal” is to

see her students complete

in culinary competitions

such as Skills Canada, a national

competition where students

cook dishes in accordance with established

trade rules and standards and

showcase the trade through competition

and the demonstration of new culinary

trends and techniques. While Covid for

now restricts the public from access to

the delicious food we see posted regularly

on their Instagram page

@sasculinaryarts, she hopes to extend

their program to the community as soon

as is feasible and just this week they are

slowly introducing a new catering service.

Service and giving back is the

foundation of Chef Nimmi’s program and

she’s instilling that in her students every

day.

Taste of the Shuswap asked Principal

Rob Cadden about Chef and he had this

to say, ““Due to her tremendous work

ethic and contagious passion for food

and bettering the lives of youth, Chef

Nimmi Erasmus has taken over the SAS

Culinary Arts program and we couldn’t

be more proud of the transformations

taking place in our cafeteria, utilizing

local and healthy food options to teach

and inspire the next generation of cooks

and chefs.”

We whole heartedly agree and rumour

has it that after she completes her teaching

credentials (yes she is also taking

classes while working full time!), there

could be a new business in town and

you know that her young employees

will be top notch!

If you’re looking for a caterer for

your lunch or event, contact the school

at sas@sd83.bc.ca. You won’t be disappointed!

You can find Taste of the Shuswap on

Instagram @TasteoftheShuswap and on

our website

www.TasteoftheShuswap.ca. Please

follow along with us!


JANUARY 2021 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 27

Citation Now

Fiore Cannabis

By Jo Anne Malpass

Citation Growth Corp., formerly Liht Cannabis Corp.,

formerly Marapharm Ventures Inc. announced in November

that it will change its name to Fiore Cannabis Ltd.

The licensed multi-state cannabis cultivator, producer and

retailer, announced on its website that pursuant to a Director’s

Resolution, it will change its name to Fiore Cannabis Ltd. and

trade under the ticker symbol “FIOR” on the Canadian Securities

Exchange (the “CSE”).

Erik Anderson, CEO of Fiore, stated: “As the company

continues to make great strides in our efforts to evolve the

company in line with our vision of ‘moving forward,’ management

and the Board of Directors

felt it was prudent to update our corporate

identity in relation to our strong

branding in the Nevada market. Fiore

is an award-winning flower and the

crown jewel of the corporation.”

The company purchased a 40-acre

Celista property on Garland Road in

2018, with plans to build ten, 10,000

sq. ft bio-secure facilities. To date,

two of the ten buildings have been

completed to “lock-up” and are ready

for equipment installation.

In April 2020, Citation announced

it was selling its land and two constructed

buildings in Celista and include

its late-stage Health Canada

License to Cultivate application, to

Indigenomix International, a private

Saskatchewan-based business, for $8.5

million. In October, it announced a

delay in the sale, saying “with the continuing

challenges stemming from the

global pandemic, the ability to close

the transaction on the latest timelines

has proven challenging.” “We look

forward to releasing information regarding

a successful transaction shortly.”

Indigenomix has no on-line presence

and Fiore has not responded to

our requests for more information.

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Call John at 250-804-8740 for all your

computer and home electronics

problems and projects

Onsite service for your home or business in the

North/South Shuswap, Chase and

surrounding areas.

New computers, parts and accessories

also available

Authorized reseller of Lenovo products

including Laptops, Desktops and Tablets.

Kickin’

Tech News

Starlink Update

John Seymour

Lakeside Technical Solutions

A few months back I

wrote about a new Internet

service project called Starlink.

At that time I mentioned

that it would be available

soon so I thought this might

be a good time for an update.

To recap, the Starlink

project is being rolled out by

the Space-X company which

is one of Elon Musk’s group

of businesses. The project

entails the launching of up to

12000 low orbit satellites that

will be capable of providing

high speed Internet to the

more remote areas of the

planet at much faster speeds

than are currently available

with other satellite providers.

Users will access the service

using a small satellite dish

pointed towards the sky

which is completely user installed.

This is an important

aspect in some of the most

remote areas.

As of November 25, 2020

Space X has launched 955

satellites for Starlink and is

planning to add 180 more per

month in 2021. Public beta

testing (invite only) started in

October but at this point is

limited to those living in

northern US and southern

Canada between 44.9 and

51.1 degrees latitude. In case

you are wondering, our area

falls within that range so we

now have the opportunity to

participate. If you are interested,

simply go to Starlink.com

and enter your

email address and home address

to be eligible. Be aware

though that the service is

quite expensive at $650 for

the dish and $130/month for

the service.

Since Beta testing started,

there have been plenty of

comments and install

videos on social media.

The feedback appears to be

very positive and the installation

quite simple. Basically

one would mount the dish on

the supplied stand and plug in

the router at the house. The

cable running from the router

to the dish is only 100 feet

long and be aware that if you

plan to have the router inside,

you would obviously need to

drill a hole. As with any router,

the ideal location is as

close to the center of your

house as possible for the best

WiFi coverage.

So far there has been no

indication as to when the service

will become generally

available but Space X is targeting

sometime in 2021. The

service has been approved for

use in Canada by our government

but interestingly

enough, Canada has signed a

long term agreement with a

company called TeleSat Canada

which is currently owned

by Bell Canada. TeleSat Canada

has yet to get a satellite

in the sky or even decide on

who will build it. It will be

interesting to see what our

government will do now that

Starlink is up and running.

Hopefully they will scrap the

TeleSat agreement and subsidize

Starlink.

If you are interested to

learn more about Starlink or

satellite internet, there is lots

of information online. Now

that it has become a viable

option for high speed Internet,

I suspect it will only get

bigger.

Questions or comments,

feel free to get in touch.

(250)804-8740

johnseymour@Lakesidetech.ca

www.lakesidetech.ca


JANUARY 2021 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 29

Shuswap Trails

Deep Winter

Online Silent

Auction

Shuswap Trail Alliance

The Shuswap Trail Alliance would

like to thank all those who have contributed

to the auction in the past and

invite you to join in this year to make

our trails even greater by making a

monetary donation or by donating auction

items.

The 2021 Shuswap Trails Deep

Winter Lockdown Online Silent Auction

Event runs for three weeks: February

5 to 28.

We will be partnering with Trellis.org

using their state-of-the-art online

event platform, including:

Silent Auction from amazing sponsors

with awesome items to bid on.

Enhanced opportunities to feature

local businesses through photo, message,

and web links.

50/50 Draw, Raffle and Wine Pull.

Shuswap Trail Features and Photos.

Fun, did we mention we think this

will still be a load of fun too!

We do this to celebrate outstanding

trail achievements throughout the Shuswap

last year, to inspire new support

for 2021 projects, partnerships, and

community trail stewards and to create

positive community wide media attention

and publicly recognize sponsors.

Who will be there you ask? A select

Shuswap‐wide and beyond attendance

of over 1000 business and community

leaders along with anyone who wants

to take part in an important community

event. (We are going big during the

lock down and pushing this online as

far and wide as our supporters and partners

can send it!)

Please consider monetary donations

as this provides the most return with

100% of all donations directly developing,

improving, building trails for everyone

to use. Plus all monetary donations

over $20 receive a charitable tax

receipt.

Monetary donations to the Shuswap

Hut & Trail Alliance Society can be

mailed to: PO Box 1531, Salmon Arm,

BC V1E 4P6

E‐transfers can be directed admin@shuswaptrails.com

(please put

'Auction2021' in e‐transfer notes)

Physical silent auction donations

can be dropped off at: Shuswap Clothing

& Shoe Co (330 Alexander St NE,

Salmon Arm)

DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST

MANAGEMENT PLAN

Pest Management Plan Number:

CSRD~MOS~PMP~2021-2026

Applicant: Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, 555 Harbourfront Dr NE, Box 978,

Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1 Tel: (250) 832-8194 Attention: Operations@csrd.bc.ca

Location: The CSRD intends to apply pesticides to control mosquitoes in the

following areas: 1) Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Fire Suppression Area including parts

of Tsútswecw and Shuswap Provincial Park; 2) City of Revelstoke & immediate

surround area of Electoral Area ‘B’; and 3) Town of Golden & surrounding area of

Electoral Area ‘A’ extending north to Donald Station & south to Harrogate.

Pesticides: The active ingredients and trade names of the Pesticides (including

bacterial agent(s) proposed for use under this plan include: Bacillus thuringiensis

var israelensis Strain H-14 (AM65-52) (Vectobac 200G & Vectobac 1200L);

Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis Strain H-14 (BMP-144) (Mosquito Dunks,

Aquabac 200G & Aquabac XT); & Bacillus sphaericus (VectoLex WSP &

VectoLex CG).

Application Methods: Backpack applicator, granular spreader, & manual

placement for Vectobac 200G & Aquabac 200G. Manual placement only for

Mosquito Dunks & VectoLex WSP. Backpack sprayer & truck/ATV mounted

sprayer for Vectobac 1200L and Aquabac XT. Helicopter or fixed wing aircraft for

Vectobac 200G, Vectobac 1200L, Aquabac 200G, Aquabac XT & VectoLex CG. If

the use of drones is approved and added to any larvicide label during the term of the

PMP, they may also be used for treatments.

The selection of insecticides has been chosen to target mosquito populations in the

most environmentally responsible manner and will be applied within the area

outlined in the PMP.

The proposed duration of the PMP is from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026.

A draft copy of the PMP including maps of the proposed treatment areas may be

examined at the CSRD address listed above or by contacting Cheryl Phippen at the

address below. The draft PMP can be viewed online at https://www.csrd.bc.ca/

inside-csrd/reports/draft-csrd-mosquito-control-pest-management-plan

A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant

to the development of the Pest Management Plan, may send copies of the

information to the consultant at the address above within 30 days of the publication

of this notice.

BWP Consulting Inc

Attention: Cheryl Phippen

6211 Meadowland Cres S

Kamloops, BC V2C 6X3

Email: BWP@shaw.ca

Phone: 250-819-1750

DUE TO MY ISOLATION I FINISHED 3 BOOKS YESTERDAY.

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Shuswap Music Festival

Goes Virtual

Submitted by Susan Wolff

Music Festival Society

COVID-19 forces innovation.

The Shuswap Music

Festival scheduled for April

12 to 30, 2021, will resume

in a virtual format. The annual

festival celebrates and

encourages young musicians

in the Shuswap and North

Okanagan to share their talent

and learn from professional

and acclaimed musicians

brought to Salmon

Arm to adjudicate their performances.

Over the past 20 years,

awards and scholarships

have helped talented participants

pursue their musical

careers. This year's festival

will continue that tradition,

but with a difference.

Categories for choirs,

duets, and instrumental ensembles

are cancelled but

entries in voice, strings, and

piano categories are available

for the 2021 festival.

Bands are tentatively included

pending COVID regulations

and would perform and

be adjudicated at the respective

schools. All other performances

will live-stream to

adjudicators from Song

Sparrow Hall (adjacent to

the Legion). Unfortunately,

the festival venue will be

closed to the public. All

Provincial COVID-19 protocols

will be followed.

Registration for this

unique festival opens on January

11 and closes on January

31, 2021. Register online

at

www.ShuswapFestival.com

and consult the new syllabus

for details.

Volunteers are needed to

assist with the festival.

Please contact festival organizers

via the website. With

community support, we can

continue to encourage and

foster musical talent in the

Shuswap.

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Serving North Shuswap, Pritchard,

Chase & Adams Lake Area

By Larissa Lutjen

Since 2012 the Literary

Alliance of the Shuswap Society

has challenged kids and

families to turn off their

screens and participate in

activities like library story

time during Family Literacy

Week. This year the challenge

to unplug between January

25 and January 30 remains

but with a focus on athome

activities that can be

conducted safely.

Last year LASS hosted 52

free events which saw 1637

children participating. Although

screens have taken on

a new importance in both our

workdays and our social lives

in 2020, the yearly reminder

to turn off the TV and log off

from social media, to spend

time reading, playing board

games and being outside, is

still important.

This year's planning includes

story walks and takehome

activity packages available

from several Okanagan

Regional Library branches,

with families encouraged to

share photos from their activities

on LASS social media

sites. The week kicks off

with a story walk in Salmon

Arm on January 27. Several

groups have prepared takehome

packages, including the

Salmon Arm Arts Centre and

the North and South Shuswap

Community Resources Association.

The NSSCRA package,

which can be picked up

at the NSSCRA office in Sorrento

at 1148 Passchendaele

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Road, includes a recipe and the food needed to prepare the

recipe. Parents who would like their children to participate

with any of the activity packages are asked to preregister at

shuswapliteracy.ca, beginning on January 11, in order to help

the participating groups purchase the exact amount of materials

needed.

This year LASS will not be sending home passports to

students in the district with the chance to win a book but a

book will be included in each of the activity packages. For

more information visit shuswapliteracy.ca and find the Unplug

and Play link.

LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY CENTRE

SOCIETY

Anglemont and Surrounding Area

By Denise Meier

I sincerely hope everyone

had a warm and cozy

Christmas. I love living in

this Christmas Card. The

New Year is here, and

things are looking up. The

vaccines have arrived. Already

it is the beginning of

the end. We can do this!

The Lakeview Centre

held its annual meeting via e

-mail to elect the new board.

The changes to the previous

board include Tony Hudson

taking over the position of

President, and the addition

of two new board members

both new to our community:

welcome to Kim Henick

and Megan O’Riordan. Jim

Dingeldein, who has been

our illustrious leader for the

past two years will be stepping

into the position of

Past President. We appreciate

everything Jim has done

to bring this wonderful centre

along to where we are

today. The administration

has never been so organized.

It has been a pleasure

to work with Jim. (I

think he did most of the

work). I am sure with Tony

at the head of the table there

will still be a lot of laughs

and good times ahead.

Lakeview Community

Centre continues to be

closed.

2021 dues are now due

for $20.00 per person, or

$40.00 per family. You can

find our membership form

on our webpage, lakeviewcommunitycentresociety.co

m/. Financial contributions

can also be made and tax

receipts can be issued. We

prefer payments are made

online via e-transfer to the

Lakeview e-mail address:

lakeviewcommunitycentre@gmail.com

Any other inquiries

should be directed to Tony

Hudson at 778-765-1506.

With continued support

from our community we

will be able to keep our facility

functioning in 2021,

and hopefully be able to

reinstate our programs as

soon as possible in the New

Year.

Enjoy the outdoors

whenever you can, and stay

safe.

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Lakeview Centre Membership fees: $20/yr (per person)

7703 Squilax Anglemont Rd Anglemont, BC V0E 1M8

Hall Bookings/Games Room: Jim 250-682-6235

Email: lakeviewcommunitycentre@gmail.com Web:

www.lakviewcommunitycentresociety.com

Charlotte Hall

Cell 250-517-8329

charlotte@century21lakeside.com

Each office is independently owned and operated


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For a good electrical time….

Phone Mike.E

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By Pat Bauer & Loretta Greenough

Wishing everyone a healthy and

happy 2021. It has been nice to see

so many people decorating their

home to help celebrate and bring

some cheer to the area.

The board is closely checking on

the Health guidelines and following

them closely.

The North Shuswap Community

Association has, along with everyone

else in the North Shuswap, been trying

to cope with the Covid – 19.

During 2020 we have had to cancel

many of our fund raisers but unfortunately,

many of our expenses remain

the same such as the insurance etc.

So, the board decided to get a

gaming license for a 50/50 draw. We

are hoping that many people will participate

in helping the Community

Hall with the chance of winning big.

The tickets will be available around

the North Shuswap and from board

members. Please check out our Facebook

page North Shuswap Community

Association for more information.

The final draw will take

place on January 31, 2021.

North Shuswap Community

Association

50/50 Draw

1 Winner

Win up to $10,000

(50% of total sales, max. tickets

sold 4000)

Tickets are $5.00 each

(Draw date January 31, 2021

@ the hall, between 5– 6 pm.

Be kind, Be calm, Be safe!

North Shuswap Community Hall

5456 Squilax Anglemont Rd.

Celista, BC, V0E 1M6

Hall Bookings: Kim; 403-819-0863

info@northshuswapcommunityhall.ca

www.northshuswapcommunityhall.ca

Membership fees: $20/family, $10/individual


JANUARY 2021 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 33

Lions Club News

By Ted Danyluk

Last year in our January

article, the Lions wished

everyone a very nice New

Year greeting. Combined

with the major weather pattern

that hit us the first day

of 2020 along with

the pandemic that

has ravaged the

world for the remainder

of year, those

words of greeting

went up in smoke.

So, we are going to

try it again hoping that the

outcome will be better.

FROM THE NORTH

SHUSWAP LIONS CLUB,

MAY YOU HAVE GOOD

HEALTH, LOTS OF HAP-

PINESS AND A GREAT

NEW YEAR.

For all the strife and uncertainty

we faced for most

of the year, it did end with a

smile on the faces for Club

members who helped out

The Kicker Colouring Contest.

A group of us volunteered

to help distribute gifts

to the children who entered

their Annual Colouring Contest;

it was a good feeling to

see the big smiles on the

kids faces when they received

their present. Thank

you to the folks at the Kicker

for their hard work in keeping

this North Shuswap tradition

alive and well during

these difficult times.

Well, the Club received a

big Christmas present from

BC Gaming Commission in

the amount of $23,000 for

our Community Gaming

donations. Marlene Kergan,

our Club Treasurer, put together

a very detailed and

meticulous application to the

Gaming Commission. This

is the 14th year in a row that

Marlene’s “Herculean” effort

in completing an application

has resulted in success

for our Club and the

organizations in the North

Shuswap that receive our

financial help. This past

year the following groups

received funding from this

Community Gaming fund;

North Shuswap Elementary

PAC for hot lunches and

sport activities, North Shuswap

Food Bank,

North Shuswap Community

Association,

Lakeview Community

Centre Society,

CNIB (BC & Yukon

Division), Shuswap

Trail Alliance, Shuswap

Volunteer Search &

Rescue Society, Shuswap

Hospital Foundation, Royal

Canadian Marine Search &

Rescue, Shuswap Hospice

Society and Salmon Arm

Secondary School Bursaries

for graduating students from

the North Shuswap.

There is quite the buzz in

the community about when

the Meat & 50/50 Draw will

start up again. The popular

weekly get together is considered

a “community gathering

or event” and as such,

was banned in November by

a Provincial Health Order.

When this Health Order is

lifted, the Meat & 50/50

Draws will start up again.

This information will be sent

out to the community via

social media and the information

sign outside the

Scotch Creek Firehall.

To everyone who made a

resolution to give back to

their community, the North

Shuswap Lions will help you

achieve that goal by welcoming

you to our club.

Right now we are holding

our meetings via Zoom. If

you haven’t been to a Zoom,

they are a lot of fun.

Please contact Tom

Price at 250-574-6104 or

esgipacific@cablelan.net or

any Club member with your

questions, need more information

or are interested in

attending a meeting.

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This item is a spoon

holder or spoon rest. As a

spoon rest, it would have

been used to hold a wooden

or metal spoon for cooking

or baking. The

messy spoon

would rest in the

dish, not on the

counter. This

particular item

belonged to the

grandmother of a

friend. It is used

for “tea” or dessert.

The teaspoons

are

stacked up and

guests help

themselves to a

spoon as they

need it. Congratulations

to

this month’s $25

draw winner

Colleen Peters.

This item

made me curious

about leaded

crystal, so I did

a little searching.

An Englishman

named

George Ravenscroft

was

the creator of

leaded glass in

the late 1600’s.

He discovered

that adding lead oxide to

glass in the melting process,

improved the quality of the

glass. Leaded glass tends to

be heavy and has a few other

characteristics that identify

it. It tends to

Last Month’s Thing

Spoon Holder/Rest

Name That Thing

display a rainbow

prism when

light hits it.

The cuts in the

glass tend to

have rounded

edges. Lastly,

when it is

tapped with a

knife, there is a

drawn-out chiming,

whereas

regular glass

has a rather

dull ring.

It turns out,

that there is a

danger of transferring

lead

content from

the glass to

whatever is in

it, especially if

the content is

acidic. While

some question

whether or not

the time a beverage

(let’s say)

remains in a

glass or decant-

(Continued on page 35)

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Some points to ponder

as 2020 draws to a close:

• 2019: Stay away from negative people.

2020: Stay away from positive people

• I never thought the comment, “I

wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6-foot pole” would

become a national policy, but here we are!

• Try your jeans on every few days just to make sure

they still fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well!


JANUARY 2021 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 35

(Continued from page 34)

er, affects the amount of

lead that is transferred,

some feel that any amount

of lead is bad for us, and

others maintain that normal

diets contain more lead than

any leaded crystal could

leach into a beverage during

the course of a meal. For

anyone who is concerned,

consider soaking your glass

in vinegar for 24 hours and

then wash with soap and

water. Reportedly, any lead

on the glass surface will

transfer to the vinegar. Also

bear in mind, that Canada

has safety standards that

must be met and these

standards are applied to any

glassware bought in Canada.

A table set with crystal

lends an air of celebration,

elegance and romance, no

matter what the occasion.

Many of us have pieces in

our possession that have

been handed down through

generations. If you have

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36 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER JANUARY 2021

Bringing in some Extra Hope this Holiday Season

By Greg Kyllo, MLA for Shuswap

Despite the challenges we currently face under the pandemic,

the holidays are often a time of hope. The first of the

COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Canada, and as they become

more widely available, I have high hopes that we will be

able to celebrate the holidays next year with our friends and

family once again. I have also been incredibly moved to see

the people of the Shuswap band together to support one another

and am so grateful to be part of a community that really set

an example for the rest of Canada on what it means to come

together to help.

Many of our non-profits and charitable organizations

have also been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and

aren’t seeing the same level of funding they rely on to

carry out their crucial work supporting those in need

during the holiday season. I encourage all of us who are

fortunate enough to be able to support these amazing

causes to do so and help bring that extra bit of holiday

cheer that so many of us need right now.

Shuswap is blessed with a wide array of charities and

organizations including the Shuswap Family Centre, the

Shuswap Community Foundation, the Shuswap Children’s

Association, the Shuswap Association for Community

Living, Second Harvest Food Bank, SAFE society,

the Salvation Army, and of course all of our seniors

and family care centres, as well as our Legions who do

such incredible work year-round to bring support and

hope into our communities. Please visit their websites to

learn more about how you can support these amazing

causes.

From my family to yours, I wish you all a very safe

and happy holidays.


JANUARY 2021 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 37

First Responders

“911 … What is your emergency?”

By Karen Boulter

As this new year

begins, it is especially

important for our well

being and overall health,

that we hang on to the hope and understanding

that things as we know it

today, will get better. We at NSFR

realize the struggles that so many

have had to endure. Sometimes,

when winter sets in, dealing with

sickness, pain, the death of loved

ones, loneliness and financial hardships,

can seem insurmountable.

Please remember to reach out for

a helping hand and a sympathetic ear.

Continue to reach out until someone

hears you. Acknowledge your feelings.

They are real. Next, accept and

love yourself for who you are. You

are worthy. If you are having a down

day, have it. Let yourself feel the

emotions - but don’t stay there. Consider

what you can do to move forward.

Journal, talk to others, focus

on things that have gone well, rather

than what is wrong. Do one small

thing that is achievable. Recognize

your efforts. Do something you enjoy.

Sit and breath. Eat well and exercise.

Be good to yourself. You are

worthy.

If you know someone who is

struggling, reach out. Now is the

time.

Together “We Make a

Difference.”

If you are interested in joining our

FR Society, please email Catherine

McCrea at cm.nsbc@gmail.com

If you would like to borrow home

care medical supplies such as crutches,

walkers, walking casts, shower

chairs, etc. free of charge, from the

First Responders Society, please contact

Don Devine at 250-955-2101 or

donedevine@gmail.com to make arrangements

and find out more about

what we have available. If you have

equipment at home that you are no

longer using, please consider donating

the items to our Society. At present,

we are hoping to obtain wheelchairs

that will be available for other

members of our communities to use

while recuperating, or to use until a

more permanent wheelchair can be

obtained.

To order your green with white

reflective address sign, just $40,

please contact Margaret Needham at

250-679-2334 or

ma.needham49@gmail.com today.

These signs are invaluable when we

are trying to find you in an emergency

situation. We look forward to

hearing from you soon.

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38 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER JANUARY 2021

By Jan Penner

As this issue of the Kicker

is published, hopefully we

are all be back in our classrooms.

A big bouquet to our

school community – staff,

students and parents, for the

efforts made to keep us all

safe. The practices of wearing

masks, social

distancing when

possible, and multiple

handwashing

sessions is our best

way to stay safe

and COVID free.

Thank-you for

your respect and

support.

I have some other bouquets

to hand out. First, a

huge thanks to Mr. Marshall

for his efforts creating the

“Winter Concert” video.

Not being able to have our

usual concert was disappointing

but necessary. At

least the students were able

to celebrate the season with a

virtual presentation. A personal

thank-you from me to

Mr. Rosman for keeping the

tradition of Feliz Navidad

alive with his morning announcement!

Our PAC is really awesome,

working very hard to

support students and staff as

School News

much as possible. Every

year they have the students

participate in creating an

ornament or some other

craft, which is sold at the

Christmas Concert. This and

a fabulous Bake Sale generate

funds, along with the

Poinsettia Sales, to help offset

costs of Hot

Lunch, class trips

and other incidentals

for classrooms

(stickers, extra art

supplies, etc.).

With no gatherings,

the ornaments

and Bake

Sale and concert were a nogo.

Instead, PAC parents

prepared wooden ornaments,

which students personalized

with teacher support. The

ornaments were sent home

and parents were notified

they could make donations if

they chose. A HUGE

THANKS to PAC for their

efforts with this project, and

to those who so generously

donated. Thanks too, to

those who supported the

Poinsettia project.

Here’s to a Happy New

Year and may 2021 see an

eventual return to a more

normal life for us all!

Letters to the Editor

Wow that was nice!

We were at the transfer station getting rid of some box

springs and this young man jumped right in and carried

them to the container for us. What a nice surprise.

Thank you to BD Contracting. We looked them up

when we got home and they have many talents and an

abundance of happy customers. You will do

very well with that attitude.

Much appreciation,

Gord & Pat Robertson


JANUARY 2021 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER

JANUARY 2021

39

THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 39

0 - 5 years

1 – Jordis Pellett

2 - Carter Rawn

3 - Willard Trainer

6 - 8 years

1 - Chloe Bentley

2 - Dawson Farrell

3 – Chance Schielke

9 – 10 years

1 - Marley Chambers

2 – Ryder Zadvorny

3 - Jocelyn Cyr

11 - 13 years

1 – Erik Gidyk

2 – Lilly Engholm

3 - Carver Spooner

THANK YOU TO ALL

OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!

CASH / GIFT DONATIONS

• Lions Club

• Scotch Creek Bottle Depot

• Caravans West Owners

Association

• Lakeside Technical Solutions

• Don & Cindy (CDL Mechanical)

• Anglemont Inn

• Bev & Gerry Shea

• Jo Anne Malpass & Al Young

• Gord & Pat Robertson

• Darla Miller

• Gary & Debra Newton

• Pat Norfolk (Geary)

• Dave & Dawn Hughes

• Roxanne Nagy

GIFT BAGS

Chamber of Commerce

• Trudy Bennett

• Debbie Seymour

• Scotch Creek Market

• PharmaChoice

• Scotch Creek Home Hardware

ORGANIZERS / DRIVERS

Special Thanks to the Lions Club,

the Chamber of Commerce and

North Shuswap Kicker Team

• Ian Bell & Jan Wojciechowski

• Dean Dowdle & Tracy Wojciechowski

• Jo Anne Malpass

• Catalina & Brian Montgomery

• Cindy Korchinski & Don Laframboise

• Jan Penner

• Ali Maki

• Larissa Lutjen

• Anja Heldner

• Krista Barker

• Don and Delcie Devine

• Marlene Kergan

• Brian Knipstrom

• Ted Danyluk

• Gerry Shea

• Ron & Brenda Buffel

• Barry & Lynn Tannock

• Santa & Mrs. Claus

Thank you to all those who donated

anonymously or helped behind the scenes and

for those we may have missed mentioning.


40 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER JANUARY 2021

THANK YOU

From the North Shuswap Christmas

Hampers Program

By Alison Elmes

I am very pleased to say that the

amount of food and cash donations to

the Hamper Program this fall have outstripped

every other year. In this difficult

time of the Pandemic, our community

has certainly come together in a big

way with such an outpouring of generosity

and compassion for everyone having

a difficult time on the North Shuswap.

Fortunately, Food Banks were designated

an essential service last May

which allowed us to go ahead with the

program. However due to the restrictions

on how many volunteers were allowed at

one time, we took three days rather than

one and a half, to organize and fill the

hampers. A big thank you is due to all

our hard-working volunteers, quite a few

who were from the Anglemont Fire

Dept. On December 16, 43 very generous

hampers were assembled and distributed.

Needless to say, the recipients

were very happy and relieved to get such

help.

The Christmas Hamper Program

would not be possible without the food

and funds and gifts donated by our community.

Our sincere thanks go to: all

donors who donated cheques, cash, food

and gifts of their own accord or when

canvassed; The North Shuswap Lions

and their continuing generous support;

Jay Simpson who raised funds with a Go

Fund Me; the paddling Witches who

canvassed so successfully for food and

funds; Anglemont Fire Dept. who canvassed

their Fire coverage area with sirens

and flashing lights announcing their

requests; Peter Hughes who canvassed

his neighbors at Blake Point; Caravans

West for canvasing their community; St.

David’s Church for donating double

their usual funds to help buy turkeys;

Lakeview Centre for their generous donation;

Salmon Arm Savings and Credit

KICKER STAFF PHOTO

Union; Sharon Nichol and her volunteers

for the donation and packing of pet

food; Captains Village Marina,

Century 21 Lakeside Realty and the

Kicker for their very generous donations

of cash and gifts; to Brook at Scotch

Creek Market who once again was so

cooperative in getting the best prices he

could for items we bought to round out

any gaps in the hampers, acting as a

drop off center for food and gift donations,

storing the collected food and delivering

them to the community hall exactly

when we needed them; to Ross

Creek Country Store for their wonderful

giving tree which brings so much donated

food and wonderful gifts; to Sunnyside

Market for acting as a drop place

for food donations; to PharmaChoice

Drug Store for the donated food. Last,

but certainly not least, to the Chase Food

Bank who donated 60 excellent emergency

food hampers and many other

items to our Hamper Program.

A very big thank you to the NS

Community Association for again donating

the use of the community hall in

Celista to assemble and distribute the

hampers and being understanding and

helpful with all the Corona virus issues

and restrictions.

We will also be able to continue to

support the School Hot Lunch Program

and help with the breakfast program at

the school when needed.

The work behind the scenes is done

by President Janice Fisher, Secretary/

treasurer Alison Elmes, directors Rhonda

Ryall, Shelly Bouchard and Amanda

Jackson. We are greatly touched and

somewhat overwhelmed by all you wonderful

generous people here in our North

Shuswap.

Thank you everyone for caring so

much. Hoping that 2021 will be a big

improvement over 2020 for one and all.


JANUARY 2021 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 41

THANK YOU

For Providing for Cats & Dogs

THANK YOU

Anglemont Fire Department Food Bank Drive

Thank you to all the North Shuswap people

who helped make it possible to provide

for 30 dogs and 34 cats in the 2020 Christmas

Hampers.

Scotch Creek Market for support and

delivering the pet food to the Celista Hall,

Scotch Creek Bottle depot for their support,

the people who helped me bag the pet food,

Salmon Arm and Sorrento Vets for all their

support and help, which made this all possible.

Thank you to Sunnyside Supermarket

and Scotch Creek PharmaChoice for selling

the Okanagan Humane Calendars, which

makes it possible for the spaying and neutering

of some of the animals in the community,

as well as some I have done. I would like

to thank Scotch Creek Dog Grooming and all

the private donations which made the Christmas

Hamper possible.

Thank you everyone and have a great

New Year 2021.

Sharon Nicholl

By Jim Dingledein

Wow what a wonderful community

we live in. The Anglemont Fire Department

went around in our fire protection

area to collect food for the

North Shuswap Food bank and had an

amazing response. We went to St.

Ives, Melo Beach, Anglemont, Lucerne

Beach and Magna Bay.

Members in their private vehicles

followed the fire trucks (with lights

and sirens) picking up donations left on

door steps or at the end of driveways.

In one evening on December 8, we

collected 1100 lbs of food as well as

$850.00 in cash donations. After a call

out on Facebook for people to phone

the department if their house had been

missed, the Fire Department received

more donations, resulting in a total of

$1830.00 and 1200 lbs of food for the

food.

As you can see in the photo, all the

Firefighters are smiling (with their

eyes).

NORTH SHUSWAP

• North Shuswap Community Association 50/50

Draw - Win up to $10,000. Tickets $5/each. Available at

Sunnyside, PharmaChoice, Ross Creek Country Market,

The Hub, Sassy Styles Salon & from board members. E-

transfers to nscommassoc@gmail.com. Draw date, January

31, 2021 between 5pm and 6pm at the NS Community

Hall.

•Become a Lion - Please consider joining this vibrant

NS Lions Club; couples and individuals are invited. Meat

draws will start up when public health orders lifted. FMI

please contact Tom Price at 250-574-6104 or talk to any

Lion member.

• Doctors in the Clinic - Call NS Health Centre at 250-

955-0660 or check nshealthcentre.ca for doctors dates,

clinic services and availability of doctors to accept

phone visits. See ad page 26

• 2021 NS Historical Society Calendar - featuring logging

in the North Shuswap, on sale at Ross Creek Store, Scotch

Creek Market and Society members.

• Volunteers Wanted - Are you 19 years of age or older?

Are you looking for a community cause to support in the

North Shuswap? Can you commit to a few hours a month?

NS Health Society is looking for you! Apply at northshuswaphealthsociety@gmail.com

• Flu Shots - Check with NS Health Centre & PharmaChoice

Scotch Creek. To find a clinic/pharmacy

providing flu shots, go to https://immunizebc.ca/

finder

•Book Life Labs Appointment - Life Labs is now

taking appointment bookings at North Shuswap

Health Centre. You need a my ehealth account. Go

to lifelabs.com, click book an appointment, sign in,

find a location using your address, click on the calendar

date, chose a time. Book by phone at 1-800-

740-7477. Walk-in service still available.

CHASE

• Skmana Ski & Snowshoe Club - 2020/2021 Season.

Ski or snowshoe through amazing wilderness, located

only 20 minutes from Chase. Day use fee or memberships.

ski-skmana.com for a membership link and info or

call Debi Kalinin 250-371-1602

SOUTH SHUSWAP

•South Shuswap Library - Open for “Browse and

Borrow” service. Computers are available. Please

sanitize your hands and wear a mask. Using selfcheckout

is encouraged.

“wifi” spots for use at the Library with two chairs

available to use for one hour per day. Relax, read,

study or use your own device.

Join library staff online for stories, songs and fun

with Story Time. Online registration is required to access

Zoom link information for ALL online programs.

Please include your email. http://orl.evanced.info/

signup/Calendar

•Shuswap Music Festival - Registration from Jan.

11 and 31. Virtual celebration scheduled for April 12

to 30. Register or volunteer online at

www.ShuswapFestival.com

•The Smile Mission Dental Clinic - Dental hygiene

days offered at Copper Island Health Centre in Blind

Bay. Jan 15. Call for an appointment 250-833-9923.

• AA Meetings - .Blind Bay: Sat 10am at Our Lady

of the Lake Church. Sorrento-Online Zoom Meeting,

Mon 8pm FMI 1-855-339-9631

SALMON ARM & AREA

•Al-Anon - Wed 8pm at Senior Resource Centre

and Thu 12noon at First United Church. 1-855-

339-9631

•Narcotics Anonymous - Mon 7pm at Crossroads

Church. 1-866-778-4772 .

•CoDa - Sun 7:30pm United Church Cedar Room. 1

-855-339-9631

ONLINE / WEBINARS etc.

• CSRD Board Meeting - Thursday, January 21. Preregister

at www.csrd.bc.ca. Agenda available approximately

one week in advance of the meeting.

•Shuswap Trails Online Auction - silent auction,

50/50 Draw, Raffle and Wine Pull, runs from Feb. 5

to 28. To donate, before Jan. 29, Sylvia McMahan

250-832-3435 or auction@shuswaptrails.com

•Alzheimer’s Awareness Month - “Raise your

voice: Dementia, long-term care and COVID-19” on

Jan. 27, a special webinar sponsored by Clark Wilson

LLP. FMI alzbc.org/future webinars.

• Manage your Online Presence: Tripadvisor and

HelloBC.com - Friday, January 29. 10am. Level:

Beginner. Cost: FREE. Length: 60 mins. Join Destination

BC for a webinar to walk through the process

step-by-step, and get hands-on help in claiming, creating,

or optimizing your business listings on Tripadvisor

and HelloBC.com. Register here https://

www.eventbrite.com/e/manage-your-online-

presence-tripadvisor-and-hellobccom-registration-

132474664287

• Indigenous Tourism Workshop - February 2-5 at

Quaaout Lodge. Email info@tsutsweye.ca to register.

Deadline to register is Fri.Jan.22 at 4pm. Eligibility

to attend this workshop: Women and men from

the Indigenous communities of Adams Lake, Little

Shuswap Lake, Neskonlith and Splatsin.


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14 15 16

ACROSS

1. Farm equipment

5. Not smooth in texture

10. Smack

14. Winglike

15. Habituate

16. Tropical tuber

17. Sore throat

19. Backside

20. An uncle

21. Consumed

22. Feel

23. They love to inflict

pain

25. Batman = The _____

Crusader

27. Consumed food

28. Scar

31. Stalks

34. Pontiffs

35. Mistake

36. Grave

37. Wood nymph

38. Largest continent

39. Sphere

40. Fairy tale character

41. Impudent girl

42. Prognostication

44. Point

45. Feudal lord

46. European wild oxen

50. Close-knit group

52. Seminal fluid

54. Point

55. Region

56. Apparent

58. Pepper____

59. Discovered

60. Mobile phone

61. Lack of difficulty

62. Hackneyed

63. At one time (archaic)

17 18 19

20 21 22

23 24 26 25 26

28 27 29 28 29 30

31 32 33 34 35

36 37 38

39 43 40 41

42 43 51 44

45 53 46 47 48 49

50 51 52 53 54

55 56 57

58 59 60

61 62 63

DOWN

1. Loses color

2. Andean animal

3. Rowed

4. Ironic

5. Emissary

6. Pieces

7. Speechless

8. School administrator

9. Aye

10. Avenue

11. Washerwoman

12. Not legs

13. Bishop of Rome

18. Homes for birds

22. Resorts

24. Poetic foot

26. Breezed through

28. Demurely

29. Colored part of an eye

30. Roentgen ray

31. Cease

32. Unit of pressure

33. Heartens

34. Computing device

37. Remnant

38. Car

40. You (archaic)

41. Brass musical instruments

43. Buccaneer

44. Charisma

46. Catkin

47. A heavy wooden pole

48. Small mountains

49. Refine metal

50. Arrived

51. Operatic solo

53. Decorative case

56. Frequently, in poetry

57. Frozen water

Puzzle 1 - Easy

Puzzle 1 - Medium

Answers on

page 45


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• 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

• 1 egg, lightly beaten

• 4 russet potatoes, peeled and shredded

• 2 scallions, sliced

• Salt

• Pepper

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat oil in non-stick skillet. Have ingredients

prepped before shredding potatoes as they will

discolour quickly. Shred potatoes and immediately

combine with scallions and egg. Season mixture with

salt and pepper.

2. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of potato mixture into

skillet and flatten with back of spoon. Continue

cooking four pancakes at a time. When pancakes are

brown flip to other side and continue to brown.

Remove to paper towels to drain and season with salt

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Wilf Bennett is now

selling his Book

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•Adams River Salmon Society.. info@salmonsociety.com

•Anglemont Estates Waterworks

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.. Melissa Bischoff..

mellybischoff@yahoo.ca

•Blind Bay Garden Club…Susan 250-835-2351

•Camp Grafton.. Judy MacPherson 250-374-5115

•CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

North Shuswap - Angela Lagore 250-320-2012

South Shuswap - Karen Brown 250-515-0002

Chase - 250-679-8432

•Chase Fish & Game Club.. Helen 250-679-8019

•COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

Lakeview Community Centre

♦Hall Bookings ..Tony Hudson 778-765-1506

NS Community Association.. Pat Bauer 250-955-6463

♦Hall Bookings – Kim Morgan 403-819-0863

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.. 250-682-3350

•CSRD - Area F Director.. Jay Simpson – 250-517-9578

•FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Anglemont - Graham Lucas - 250-318-7157

Celista - Roy Philips - 250-804-3349

Scotch Creek/Lee Creek - Colton Barker 250-253-2020

Skwlax - Keith Power - 250-679-4472

Fire Services Coordinator - Sean Coubrough,

250-833- 5955

•FIRST RESPONDERS

NS First Responders Phyllis Shrum 250-955-2949

NS First Responder 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 - Lorna Joy Pawluk

780-721-2293

North Shuswap Health Clinic - 250-955-0660

Chase Medical Clinic - 250-679-1420

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,

250-675-2449

•Historical Society.. Loretta Greenough 250-955-6431

•Imai Ball Park Foundation..

Brian MacDuff 250-955-0981

•Karate Club.. Dale Cundy 250-682-3094

•Lions Club.. Tom Price 250-574-6104

•Needle Bugs Club.. Gerry Kendall 250-955-6279

•Notch Hill Cemetery Society - Louise 250-253-5776

•NS Art Group.. Alison Elmes 250-955-2588

•NS Cemetery.. Doug Prigmore 250-955-6454 or

Loretta Greenough 250-955-6431

•NS Christian Fellowship.. 250-955-2545

•NS Craft & Needlework Club.. Gerry 250-517-7111

•NS Elementary School.. Paul Rosman 250-955-2214

•Okanagan Regional Library..

North Shuswap.. Lee Carreiro 250-955-8198

South Shuswap.. Leigh Schaffer.. 250-675-4818

•Parents Advisory Committee.. Sabrina Beyerly

250-955-2214

•Parks Commission Contact.. CSRD 1-888-248-2773

•RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION

Anglemont -

Magna Bay - Alan Nunn 250-679-2565 or 604-522-3346

Scotch Creek - Mary Stewart 250-955-2967

St. Ives - Miki Andrejevic 780-405-5571

•School District # 83 Trustee Marty Gibbons

mgibbons@sd83.bc.ca

•Seymour Arm Snowmobile Club.. Markus Schrott, 250-307-

4360, seymoursledding@gmail.com

•Shuswap Community Foundation .. 250-832-5428

www.shuswapfoundation.ca

•Shuswap Environmental Action Society.. Jim

Cooperman

250-679-3693

•Shuswap Hospice Society.. 250-832-7099

•Shuswap Lake Aero Modelers.. 1-866-293-3851

www.slams.ca

•Shuswap Needle Arts Guild.. Gerry 250-517-7111 or

Sharon 250-832-4588

•Shuswap Rock Club.. Pat or Gail Bowden 250-675-2849

•Shuswap Theatre Society.. http://shuswaptheatre.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Shuswaptheatre/

•Shuswap Volunteer Search & Rescue.. Luke Gubbles

250-803-1095, shuswapvsar.org

•Shuswap Waterfront Owners Association (SWOA)

info@SWOA.ca, web: www.SWOA.ca

•Skmana Ski club .. Email: skiskmana@gmail.com /

Web: ski-skmana.com

•South Shuswap Canada Day Committee.. Tammy

Packer 250-463-2495 shuswapcanadaday.ca

•Taoist Tai Chi .. Judy 250-679-5425

•Victim Services.. Guy Ramsay 250-679-8638

•Whittlers Club.. Marian Zackery 250-955-0359


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