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Locals Respond to Local Wildfires

By Jo Anne Malpass

During a lightning storm the evening

of July 1, Celista resident Jory

Bentley saw lightning strike near the

bottom of Crowfoot Mountain.

The next morning at 5 am, he went

straight to the window to look at that

spot and saw

smoke rising.

While Ali

Maki called

BC Wildfire,

Jory was texting

friends and

neighbours and

by 6 am, 13 locals

with experience

and knowledge

working in

the forest were

headed up the

mountain with

shovels, chain

saws and axes.

With their

familiarity of the

area, they were

able to provide BC Wildfire with the latitude

and longitude of the wildfire above

Celista between Garland and Bischoff

roads. Some of the locals were able to

provide equipment including two skidders

and a truck with a fire pump. A half

hour later, Celista Fire Department got

the call and eight firefighters arrived

with a mini pump.

When the first men arrived, the fire

was the size of a house. Luckily, it was

just off a road and easy to get to, plus

there was a small water source close

to access for fire pumps. BC Wildfire

arrived on

scene for

the mop up


In a



Celista Fire



our local

guys who

were first

on scene.

“Their quick

response and

Experienced locals and Celista FD contain wildfire above

Celista/Magna Bay. Photo by Jody Evans


of this area

got us all into

the fire quick

enough to prevent it from becoming

anything serious. It was a great team effort

between us all.”

Karl Bischoff, Bill Bischoff, Curtis

Bischoff, Lucas Bischoff, Martin Lucas,

Kyle Boppre, Carson Bischoff, Jody

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Locals Respond to Local Wildfires continued

(continued from page 1)

Charlie Bischoff, Jory Bentley,

Shayne Bentley, Dean Acton and

Mark Acton in the helicopter scanning

the hillside for us.

From the Celista Fire Department,

Roy Phillips, Mike Torpe, Craig

Nygard, Nathan Lewis, Wade Mobley,

Josh Finn, Rich Horner and Mike


A few days later, many of the

same people again

jumped into service

when another

fire was spotted

nearby on the back

side of Lamberton.

Celista Fire

Department posted

“Thanks to

our local guys, it

was actioned right

away and put out.

This was as far as

we can tell, caused

by lightning from

the recent storm

on Thursday night.

We would like to

thank the following

people for

looking out for our


Regan Kendall,

Darryl Hicks,

Carson Bischoff, Mitch Hewitt, Jake

Hewitt, Ian Walker, Bill Bischoff and

helicopter support from Mark and

Dean Acton. The helicopter support is

a great asset in locating the fire.

The community owes you a big

thank you.”

The community expressed its

appreciation with many comments

thanking the Celista Fire Dept. and

the many residents for their quick and

efficient action to suppress the lightning

caused forest fire. - We very

much appreciate your service and the

protection you provide in this hot, dry


Wow you guys are great, thanks for

saving our

beautiful North


What an amazing

group of

people from

our community!


all amazing!!

Thank you!!

After information

about the second

fire was

posted, comments


- Once again

our locals deserve


BIG Thank you

for keeping

our community

safe. They see

a fire and just

jump on it, without asking questions.

Thanks guys! That is two now, lets

hope it is the last. Hometown heroes

for sure. Thank you so much .. silent

heroes … behind the scenes! Thank

you for keeping us all safe!

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If it seems like we have been in

a provincial state of emergency for a

long time, we have.

The state of emergency which had

been in place since March 2020 in

response to the COVID-19 pandemic

was lifted on July 1, 2021 in British

Columbia and effective July 21, a

new state of emergency was declared.

Many of us, surrounded by dry forests,

smoke and evacuation alerts in our

own or neighbouring communities felt

we were in a state of emergency long

before it was called.

After being called upon by several

local governments for additional

provincial support to address the increasing

number and severity of wildfires,

the BC Government declared a

14-day provincial state of emergency.

This may be extended or rescinded as


The state of emergency applies to

the whole province and ensures federal,

provincial and local resources can

be delivered in a co-ordinated response

to protect the public. It grants extraordinary

powers and response tools to

Emergency Management BC, relevant

provincial ministries, the fire commissioner

and police to take every action

necessary to fight the wildfires and

protect people and communities.

Minister Farnworth said, “this

declaration will address the potential

of a mass evacuation scenario and provide

our government with the means

to secure the accommodation spaces

necessary to house our citizens, if


The federal government has accepted

British Columbia’s request for

firefighting assistance. Federal personnel

and resources have been arriving in

B.C. to assist with wildfire efforts.

We’ve all been through a lot. After

dealing with the ongoing pandemic,

the wildfire situation is putting more

stress on people. Such stressors place

you at risk for emotional and physical


By Editor Jo Anne Malpass

By Editor Jo Anne health problems, especially for those

on evacuation alert and orders but also

those in neighbouring communities

seeing how fast it can happen.

The BC Government website,

Your Health During a Wildfire, has information

on wildfire smoke and mental


Wildfire smoke may or may not

affect you. The best way to protect

yourself is to reduce exposure by staying

indoors. Each person’s response to

the smoke depends on their age, health

and exposure. Common symptoms include

eye irritation, runny nose, sore

throat, mild cough, phlegm production,

wheezing or headaches. These symptoms

may be managed without seeking

medical attention.

If symptoms do not improve after

taking action to reduce exposure, speak

with a medical professional.

In addition to ensuring your physical

safety and the safety of those

around you, it’s important to take care

of your mental health, too. Expect children

to need more attention and reassurance.

Children experiencing stress

or anxiety may be clingy, reactive or

act-out with disruptive behaviour.

To protect your wellbeing and support

others effectively, consider these

simple tips from the BC Gov’t website:

Limit your exposure to wildfire

media coverage; viewing traumatic

images can be overwhelming and can

make it harder to think clearly.

Try to keep to your daily routines

as much as possible.

Get enough sleep, eat nutritious

foods and stay hydrated.

Be kind and patient with yourself

and others.

Seek support when you need it.

If you’re feeling sad, mad, or confused—or

even feeling nothing at all—

reach out to others for help. For mental

health support, call the BC Crisis

Centre at 310-6789 (no area code


August 2021

ckin’ Kickin’ it up with up with Jay Jay

at at NorthShuswap.Info

impson- Jay Director, Simpson- Electoral Director, Electoral Area ‘F’ Area ‘F’

(North Shuswap (North & Seymour Shuswap & Arm Seymour ) Arm )

Columbia Shuswap Columbia Regional Shuswap District Regional District

Email: Email: 250-517-9578

Out of the Frying


June ended, hot as

Hades and dry as Death

Valley. July continued

apace, though a bit cooler,

thankfully. The real problem

with this spring and early

summer has been lack of

moisture. This contributes to

a number of issues, some of

which may linger long-term.

I’m sure everyone is

thinking of wildfires. As I

write this, Seymour Arm

is in Evacuation Alert with

a wildfire just 9km from

the village. Fortunately, so

far, and hopefully continuing,

the fire is not headed

towards town. But that can

change in an instant, consider

Lytton. The CSRD

‘Shuswap Emergency

Program’ (SEP) and the

BC Wildfire Service have

contingency plans in place

and the SEP has already got

an Engine, Tender and one

SPU (structural protection

unit) in Seymour Arm. An

SPU includes pumps, hoses,

sprinklers, roof-top sprinklers,

ladders, lights, and a

variety of other equipment

in place with the goal of

protecting structures like

houses and important infrastructure

sites. The CSRD

has 3 of these SPU’s and

some are out helping other

areas that are in more dire

need than us. They can be

recalled if needed for local


Given current conditions,

we’re lucky that we

haven’t had more lightning

strikes. Touch wood! That

is a random factor that we

have no control of, whereas

human caused fires are completely

within our control.

I’m not going to dwell on

this as we’re all aware of the


One aspect that sometimes

gets overlooked in

the current scenario is the

availability of water. We

have a huge resource here at

the bottom of all our hills,

but getting it to where it’s

needed is the challenge.

Water systems, owned by

the CSRD are generally fed

from the lake, and as long

as there’s power, can be replenished.

Everyone is using

a lot this year as our lawns

and gardens are drying up as

fast as we water them. The

CSRD annually imposes water

restrictions; sprinkling is

allowed for even numbered

addresses on even numbered

days, odd addresses on odd

numbered days, between the

hours of 6 and 10, morning

and evening.

Those with wells or

water from creeks/springs,

may not have these limits

imposed, but are potentially

more impacted than those

on lake-intake systems. As

we stretch longer and longer

without significant precipitation,

the water table in

the ground gets lower and

lower. This brings the potential

for creeks to dry up

faster/higher than usual and

well levels may drop below

pump levels. Most systems

do not have any significant

way to store water, so

when it runs dry, they’re out

of luck. Even lower-level

wells, such as Scotch Creek,

may be in for trouble as the

lake level today is roughly

30cm below average, though

still well above the recorded


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Media Release, By Sgt. Barry Kennedy

Suspicious Vehicle

On July 1, 2021 at noon, Chase RCMP received a

suspicious vehicle report in the Lee Creek area. The complainant

advised that an old pickup truck tried to pull him

over on Squilax Anglemont Road. The vehicle was passing

on double solid lines and had flashing lights on the dash.

The complainant stated that he did not stop for the vehicle.

Police located the vehicle, which was being operated by the

local fire chief. The fire chief was responding to an emergency—a

brush fire thought to be threatening nearby homes.

This was permitted under the Motor Vehicle Act and was not



On July 3, 2021 at 8:50 pm, during routine patrols,

Chase members stopped a red Dodge

truck with 4 passengers in the cargo

bed. In speaking with the driver,

Police noted an odour of alcohol on

her breath. Samples of her breath were

obtained roadside, which resulted in

a three-day suspension of her driver’s

(continued on pg 7)

Kickin it up with

Jay continued

(continued from page 5)

If you end up in a situation where

your water runs dry, you may have

neighbours who are not, or not yet,

in that situation. Hopefully they can

help you out – run a garden hose

from their outside tap to your outside

tap, and turn off your pump/intake

line so you don’t end up filling

up the aquifer from your neighbours

tap. This will give you emergency

water – use it sparingly – no lawn/garden

watering. If things become more

dire, CSRD emergency services will

kick in to bring drinking water to our


Summer is a great time in the

Shuswap, and personally I love the

heat (up to about 35 anyway). It’s

the extremes that are the problem.

Everything in moderation is a good

mantra, but in some things we have no

choice. Let’s just hope that this summer

we all stay in the frying pan.

Jay Simpson – Jsimpson@csrd. 250-517-9578 Web & FB:


August 2021

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(continued from pg 6)

license under the Motor

Vehicle Act. The driver and

passengers were cooperative

with Police and the interaction

was routine and pleasant.

Comic relief was provided

by an intoxicated local, who

heckled the driver, her passengers

and Police, from his

back deck throughout the entirety

of the traffic stop.

Not a Collision

On July 5 at 3:06 am,

Chase RCMP were advised

of a single vehicle collision

on Squilax Anglemont Road

in Lee Creek. The complainant

reported that there

was a car half in the ditch

and half blocking the eastbound

lane. The complainant

did not stop to check on the

occupants and had no further

information to provide.

Police, BC Ambulance

Services and the Lee Creek

Fire Department were all

dispatched to the collision.

It turned out that the vehicle

was simply high-centered on

the edge of a steep driveway.

The driver left the vehicle,

thereby creating a traffic hazard.

Police arranged to have

the vehicle towed.

Faux Fires

On July 7 at 9:51 pm,

Chase RCMP received an

anonymous report that there

were multiple campers with

campfires at the Adams

Lake Provincial Park. Police

attended and located two

groups with propane fires.

Propane fires were permitted

under the current fire restrictions,

so no offence was


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Two Vehicle Collision

On July 9 at 6:24 pm,

Chase RCMP were advised

of a two-vehicle collision at

the intersection of Coburn

Street and the Trans-Canada

Highway. Based on witness

statements and evidence at

the scene, police determined

that a red Dodge pickup entered

the intersection from

Coburn Street, directly in

front of an eastbound semi

hauling a 53’ trailer. The

semi driver slammed on his

brakes; however, he was unable

to avoid the collision.

Fortunately, the semi struck

the pickup on the passenger

side, near the cargo bed

rather than the cab directly.

The three passengers of the

pickup were transported to

hospital by ambulance with

injuries ranging from minor

to serious. The matter is still

under investigation.

Road Rage

On July 13 at 6:30 pm,

Chase RCMP were dispatched

to a report of ‘shots

fired’. The complainant—a

truck driver—reported that

he believed the window of

his semi-truck was shot out

during a road rage type of

incident. He explained that

as he approached the end of

the divided highway, a vehicle

was catching up behind

him in the passing lane. He

merged early, forcing the

other vehicle to brake but

ultimately preventing a possibly

collision in the merge

lane. At the next possible

opportunity, the vehicle in

question—a white van—

passed him. Just as the van

pulled up along-side, the

truck driver’s side window

shattered spraying glass all

over him. He caught up to

the van almost immediately

as both vehicles were

stopped in the Chase construction

zone, and he read

the license plate to the 911

operator. Based on the information

obtained from the

license plate, Police located

and arrested the driver, a

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30-year-old male from Chase

and the passenger, a 37-yearold

male from Salmon Arm.

Erratic Driver

On July 17 at approximately

1:30 am, Chase

RCMP were advised of a

possible impaired driver on

the Trans-Canada Highway,

travelling eastbound. The

complainant reported that the

driver of a black Dodge SUV

was driving erratically. Police

were unable to locate the

vehicle. At 2:24 am, Chase

RCMP received a second

complaint regarding the same

vehicle, this time travelling

westbound. The complainant

reported that the SUV was

travelling well under the

speed limit and crossing the

centre line. Police located the

vehicle parked in the ditch,

with the front of the vehicle

nearly hanging off a cliff.

The driver advised that she

was headed to Alberta but

stopped for a rest before continuing

on. She had no idea

she was going in the wrong

direction. As the conversation

continued, Police suspected

she may be suffering from

a medical issue. Ambulance

attended and transported the

female to hospital for further


Stolen Truck

On July 17 at approximately

8:00 am, Chase

RCMP were alerted to a stolen

vehicle that was thought

to be in the Chase area.

The vehicle, a Ford F350,

was stolen from Kamloops

during the night. Police located

the vehicle near Ska

Cheen Drive and attempted

to stop it. It fled from

Police, travelling eastbound

on Kamloops Shuswap Road

at a high rate of speed. Chase

RCMP co-ordinated with

Tk’emlups RCMP and Police

Dog Services to reacquire the

vehicle in the Pritchard area.

The vehicle fled a second

time but sustained extensive

damage and was disabled in

the process. The driver then

fled on foot. Police Service

Dog ‘Fargo’ and his handler

tracked the male through the

forest for several kilometres

before he was located and

taken into custody without

further incident. The 31-yearold

male from Kamloops will

be facing multiple charges

with regards to this matter.

Report of a Campfire

In mid July, Police and

fire attended for a report of

a campfire on the beach in

St. Ives, but it was out when

police and fire arrived. When

police attended the area, the

occupant of a houseboat stated

that a male had fired a shot

at the houseboat, striking the

pontoon and cause it to partially

fill with water. There

was no evidence of a shotgun

having been fired and no

report, other than the occupant

of the houseboat, that

any shot was fired. Police are

familiar with the houseboat

in question and are aware that

the pontoon had sustained

damage as early as last year,

and this damage being claim

now, was not new. There is

no reason to believe that any

shot was fired, and the houseboat

owner is not cooperating

with police. Police are still

investigating the allegation.

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for a legacy art project

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75th anniversary.

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interactive, reflects what

we value, and will last for

many generations,” said Barry

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Wildfires Affecting Many in the Shuswap Area

By Jo Anne Malpass

On July 25, there had already

been over 1,200 wildfires

in BC, including 365 in

Kamloops Fire District. On that

date, 40 were listed as wildfires

of note - wildfires which are

highly visible or pose a potential

threat to public safety.

Kamloops Fire District had 17

wildfires of note at that time.

Within the Shuswap

Emergency Program’s (SEP)

area of Electoral Areas C, D, E,

F, Salmon Arm and Sicamous,

there were five evacuation orders

covering 783 properties and

seven evacuation alerts involving

2,500 properties.

Fires of note in the Shuswap area were the Hunakwa

Lake fire 9 km southeast of Seymour Arm discovered July

9. Many in the community were on evacuation order and the

rest on alert. The July 25 update from the SEP said the best

estimate from BC Wildfire on fire size was 2,000+ hectares;

accurate mapping difficult due to smoke conditions hampering

aerial surveys.

There were 17 BCWS firefighters and two helicopters

working in the area, as well as heavy equipment continuing to

build a guard. Structural Protection Units were on scene with

day and night crews set up to

help protect the community.

The Momich Lake wildfire

45 kilometres north of

Scotch Creek was estimated

at 4,200 hectares. An evacuation

order was in effect

for one property and two

other properties remained on

evacuation alert. Crews were

using 25 pieces of heavy

equipment, a helicopter and a

structure protection unit.

Two Mile Road fire 2

kilometres south of Sicamous,

discovered July 20 was

CSRD Fire Department Team waiting for directive to continue

Evacuations in Seymour Arm. Celista FD Photo.

Heavy equipment mobilized to widen existing roads near Seymour Arm for

a fire guard. (Shuswap Emergency Program photo)

estimated at 1,000 hectares with

about 1000 residents evacuated and

the rest of the community on alert.

On the morning of July 26, many

of those evacuated were allowed

to return home but residents were

told to remain ready to leave their

homes again on short notice. BC

Wildfire Service still had 28 firefighters

working the fire, Structural

Protection Units (SPU) were on

scene and day and night crews

were set up. The highway remained


There have also been multiple

spot wildfires in the Shuswap

area, four listed in the Shuswap

Highlands from Adams Lake to 20

km above Celista. On July 25, these were listed as under control

or out. With the situation constantly changing, please refer

to the sites listed at the end of this article for current info.

With about 100 active wildfires around the Kamloops

Fire Protection District, firefighters in the Columbia Shuswap

Regional District have been deployed to several areas around

the province, while maintaining crews for their home fire stations

should the need arise here.

At the CSRD July 15 board meeting, it was reported that

structure protection teams have been sent around the province

including Kamloops and Lytton. At one point, 32 CSRD and

Salmon Arm firefighters were

deployed across the province.

These crews go in to assist

with setting up sprinklers and

helping to protect homes and

other critical infrastructure.

CSRD fire crews and

equipment were deployed to

Seymour Arm to assist with

fire protection, along with a

Structural Protection Unit.

Celista Fire Department

members were in Seymour

Arm, helping with the evacuation

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been there for over a week when

Celista FD received this message

from them.

“It was a wild night. We got

called out at 9 PM again and by 12:30

AM we were evacuating Lakeshore

homes closest to the Fire. By 2:30

AM we all had to evacuate to our safe

zone and spend the rest of the night

in our trucks until 5:00 AM when we

headed out again”.

Anglemont Fire Chief Graham

Lucas has nothing but praise for his

firefighters who have been deployed

to Lytton, around Kamloops and

Seymour Arm. He notes two fire

fighters were called at 11:00 pm to

rush to Lytton the night of that fire.

The fighters are reporting working

12-hour shifts, up to 29 hours straight

and sleeping on the ground in very

poor conditions. They are pitching in

and doing whatever is needed to protect


Chief Graham also noted that in

the event of a fire in one of our communities,

the firefighters will be fighting

the fire and will not be available

to help with evacuations. He recommends

the neighbourhood emergency

program which keeps neighbours

in contact with each other, with the

neighbourhood leader receiving and

sharing up to date information from

the Shuswap Emergency Program.

To stay up to date: The CSRD is

now part of an Alertable mass notification

system to send emergency

alerts and advisories directly to subscribers.

For more information, visit

The Shuswap Emergency

Program has a Shuswap Emergency

Mapping Dashboard with the most

up-to-date information about evacuation

orders, alerts, and wildfire

locations. Go to


Follow the CSRD and BC

Wildfire on Facebook, both with links

to current wildfire situations.

You can also download the mobile

app for BC Wildfire, which has

current data, statistics and allows you

to see information about fires near

you. BC Wildfire Service has extensive

information on its website.

In the Interior Health region, to

confirm your loved one’s evacuated

location, call: 1-877-442-2002.

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and Kamloops.

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CSRD Discusses

Collection of Bylaw Fines

By Jo Anne Malpass

Area F Director Jay Simpson asked the Columbia

Shuswap Regional District Board at their July 15 meeting

to prepare a resolution for Union of BC Municipalities

(UBCM) asking the province to allow collection of bylaw

fines through property taxes.

He stated there is “growing frustration in our communities

regarding people who flagrantly disregard bylaw

requirements. If caught, these people sometimes do not

attempt to comply with the bylaws but disregard notices,

are abusive to our Bylaw Enforcement Officers, and if

fined, fail to pay the fines. They recognise that our ability

to force them to pay fines or comply with bylaws is limited

and ultimately expensive, should we make the decision

to take them to court.”

Municipalities, including regional districts, do not

have the ability to add municipal fines to their property tax

notices to collect the fines.

After doing research on the topic, Director Simpson

noted that similar resolutions have passed at UBCM

but been denied by the province. In 2015, the response

from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural

Development was:

Property taxes are exactly what their name implies:

taxes on the value of a property. As such, unpaid taxes represent

a lien against a property. If left unpaid, the property

in question can go to tax sale. Certain types of fees are

structurally similar to property taxes because they relate

to the delivery of services directly to a specific property

(e.g. a water utility fee to a home). Thus, s.258(1) of the

Community Charter, allows such unpaid fees to be included

as part of property taxes in arears, which represent a

lien on a property, and if left unpaid, can go to tax sale.

Tickets for noise, parking, and nuisance violations are

not fees at all; they’re fines with little or no relationship to

any municipal service to a specific property. Thus, there

is no logical basis for assigning them as a lien against a

property, which would be eligible for potential tax sale.

There are other reasonable remedies available to government

for collecting on ticketing violations.

In 2018, a UBCM resolution was passed asking that

municipal bylaw fines be collected by ICBC but this was

turned down by the province as well.

Director Simpson suggested it might be more palatable

to the province if there was a cap on fines so it

wouldn’t lead to a large debt added to somebody’s property

taxes, which could result in taking property on a tax

liability. He suggested around $500 fines. “We still are

having the challenge and maybe there is a way to make it

easier for the province to accommodate us.”

Directors said they shared this frustration. The directors

agreed more research, information and possible

solutions are needed, including a report from staff about

the magnitude of the problem. Staff are looking at a bylaw

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CSRD Discusses Collection

of Bylaw Fines continued

(continued from page 15)

notice adjudication process, similar to Municipal Ticketing

and will bring a more fulsome report to the board in the


In other business at the meeting:

CSRD Covid Restart plan – After a survey of CSRD

staff, Jodi Pierce, CSRD Human Resources reported the

number one priority for staff is to keep the enhanced cleaning

protocols in place, followed closely by keeping plexiglass

installed and continued virtual meetings. Senior

Management staff is also recommending that masks continue

to be worn in all public areas of the building until

such time as most people are fully vaccinated. Senior

Management staff is recommending that all non-essential

meetings remain virtual until the Province of BC enters

Step 4 of their Restart Plan. The earliest start date of Step 4

is September 7, 2021.

Bastion Bay Logging – A letter from CSRD Chair

Kevin Flynn to the Ministry of Forest was shared with

directors, requesting copies of technical reports for the

Bastion Bay Area, after the Ministry turned down a request

for a logging moratorium until further research was done.

Area C Director Paul Demenok said people in this area

remain very concerned, with good reason. He looks forward

to seeing those reports and having further information

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about proposed cutblock boundary changes.

BC Ambulance Changes – After an announcement

from Health Minister Adrian Dix about improvements and

more funding for BC Ambulance, it was noted that the impact

for several small rural communities, is on the negative

side. Area A Director Karen Cathcart said for Golden, it

will go from two people 24/7 to an 8-hour operation with

the rest of the day on call. Being next to the TransCanada

with many motor vehicle incidents, this would reduce the

response time and is unacceptable. There had been no

consultation with community, she pointed out. Since the

announcement, there has been significant concern raised

throughout the province and the Minister has been made

aware of this. The CSRD will write a letter to the Ministry

supporting the idea of taking another look at the changes.

Grant-in-Aid Area F -$3,500 Seymour Arm

Community Association (additional funding for insurance)

Shuswap Lifeboat Society - The CSRD will provide

an annual operating contribution of $25,000 beginning

August 1, 2021, and a further $25,750 for the capital requirements

of the marine boathouse facility upon notification

of successful project funding. The Contribution

Agreement lays out the recipient’s responsibilities which

include submitting annual budgets, financial statements,

and an annual report.

Shuswap Tourism Advisory Committee - a meeting

of the seven (7) elected representatives will be arranged

to consider the notice of withdrawal received from the

District of Sicamous, as well as to provide further guidance

on the operational issues related to staffing and plan


Covid Grant-in-aid for Non-Profits – Director

Demenok asked for an update on the applications for the

grant to non-profits. Jodi Pearce said the cut off date was

June 30. Staff have been going through the applications

and, in some cases, have sent out emails asking for more

information. The applications are being divided into complete,

needing more information and rejected for not meeting

the policy. A staff report will be made to the Board in

August for approval.

Solid Waste Disposal Amendment for Clean Soil –

The amendment allows CSRD staff, with consultation with

landfill operators, to waive the $10 per tonne fee charged

to bring in clean soil in instances where a CSRD landfill

site could use additional clean soil for cover material, and

other beneficial uses at the site.

Subdivision Servicing Bylaw No. 680 – to replace

No. 641. A number of key changes have been made to the

bylaw including:

• Clarification on sewage disposal, access driveways,

building sites and potable water requirements;

• Addition of new exemption conditions;

• Removal of technical schedules from the bylaw.

The Board read Bylaw No. 680 a first time and directed

staff to initiate a comprehensive public consultation and

referral processes to applicable agencies and First Nations.

Local subdivision industry professionals will be invited

to comment and there will be an on-line public comment


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Community Notifications










CSRD Release

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is implementing

the Alertable mass notification system to send

emergency alerts and advisories directly to subscribers.

Effective immediately, residents and visitors can sign up

to receive direct notifications through a variety of options

including a mobile app, text, email, phone website or home

smart speakers.

The system started fresh on July 23. None of the

Evacuation Orders or alerts that have taken place before

this time will show when people sign up. It is not retroactive.

It will be live going forward.

We encourage everyone to use this program to stay

aware of the most up-to-date information on hazards, restrictions

or closures. Downloading the mobile app is the

recommended option for using this system, as it has the

best access to notifications, especially when travelling.

The mobile app also allows users to access Drive BC and

Environment Canada weather alerts.

This program will serve the Columbia Shuswap

Regional District’s Emergency Programs including:

Shuswap Emergency Program

• CSRD Electoral Areas C, D, E and F, the City of

Salmon Arm, the District of Sicamous

• Revelstoke and Area Emergency Program (RAEMP)

• CSRD Electoral Area B, City of Revelstoke

• Golden and Area Emergency Program (GAEMP)

• CSRD Electoral Area A, Town of Golden

Alertable is free for the public to use. It is a highly rated

mass notification software that is made in Canada and used

in more than 1,000 Canadian communities. Notifications

are fast, reliable and easy to see and hear. Users can personalize

notifications by type and severity and can opt in

for multiple locations. Registration is anonymous and a

strict privacy policy applies.

When subscribed, all critical-level alerts will be issued

for the areas you have specified. Advisory-level alerts can

be customized by the user to suit their needs.

For more information and to sign up, visit www.csrd.

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1 Sicamous Boat Launch .......................................Sicamous

2 Old Town Bay Boat Launch ...............................Sicamous

3 Canoe Beach Park ................................................Canoe

4 Downtown Salmon Arm Boat Launch .........Salmon Arm

5 Sunnybrae Community Park ............................Sunnybrae

6 Herald Provincial Park ........................................Sunnybrae

7 Harbour Road Boat Launch ..............................Blind Bay

8 Sandy Beach Community Park ........................Blind Bay

9 Markwart Road Boat Launch ...........................Sorrento

10 Shuswap Lake Provincial Park .........................Scotch Creek

11 Magna Bay Wharf Road Park .............................Magna Bay

12 Memorial Park Boat Launch ..............................Chase

13 Oxford Road Lake Access ...................................Swansea Point

14 Beswick Road Community Park .......................Seymour Arm

15 Bristow Road Boat Launch .................................Celista

16 Coming in 2021: Belvidere Park .........................Enderby

17 Coming in 2021: Tuey Park ..................................Enderby

18 Coming in 2021: Shannon Beach ......................Eagle Bay





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By Jo Anne Malpass


Engineering has

been in the area

and completed surveying

the priority

pieces the North

Shuswap Pathway

Team presented to the

Columbia Shuswap

Regional District.

Conceptual Drawings

are expected by the

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The three priorities identified

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While waiting for this to happen,

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“We want to make sure the community

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available to answer any questions you

might have,” said Team leader Debbie

Seymour. “Look for our new bright

Look for pathway information booths on weekends this summer.

Kris Jensen was at Scotch Creek Market July 24. Kicker staff photo

blue banner in the parking lots of local

businesses on Saturdays or Sundays

during July and August.”

The information booths will have

the pathway brochure, Shuswap Trail

Maps and the QR code to take you to

the North Shuswap Lions online raffle

for the Shuswap Trail Alliance in support

of trails and pathways in the North


The schedule for the booths is on

Sundays Aug 8 & 29 from 9:30am to

1pm at Scotch Creek Farmers Market

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*5555 on a cell phone.

Public Urged to Stay

Away From Active

Wildfire Areas

BC Wildfire

The BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that

they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft and active wildfires.

This includes the operation of watercraft and drones.

British Columbia’s fire management specialists, hardworking

firefighters, aircraft and contracted firefighters

need plenty of room to conduct this challenging work.

Such interference can reduce the effectiveness of fire suppression

activities and pose safety risks to both the public

and the BC Wildfire Service personnel.

Due to current weather patterns resulting in increased

susceptibility of new fire starts, increased wildfire activity

and rapid spread of new ignitions, it is imperative that initial

attack efforts are not obstructed.


When firefighting aircraft such as airtankers or helicopters

are working on an active wildfire and picking up

water from nearby lakes, they need plenty of room to manoeuvre

to do their job safely. Recreational boaters or people

using other watercraft who try to get a close-up look at

these aircraft present a serious safety risk for air crews and

anyone else in the area.

This behaviour is extremely dangerous and interferes

with the BC Wildfire Service’s ability to fight a fire, since

a pilot cannot collect water when a boat is in its intended

flight path. Such interference can reduce the effectiveness

of fire suppression activities and pose safety risks to both

the public and first responders.

If a boater gets in the way of an airtanker, helicopter

or other firefighting aircraft, the incident will be investigated

by the ministry’s Compliance and Enforcement Branch,

the Conservation Officer Service and/or the RCMP.


Transport Canada and the BC Wildfire Service explicitly

prohibit the use of UAVs near a wildfire. All wildfires

are automatically “flight restricted” according to the federal

Canadian Aviation Regulations. The restricted area is

within a radius of five nautical miles around the fire and

to an altitude of 3,000 feet above ground level. The use of

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August 2021

UAVs within this restricted airspace

is illegal.

Flying a UAV in the restricted

airspace near a wildfire is dangerous

and poses a significant safety risk to

aviation resources and ground crews.

A collision between aviation resources

and a UAV could have fatal


The presence of a UAV or drone

near a wildfire can slow down or

completely shut down all aviation resources

on the fire, due to safety concerns.

It may also slow or shut down

ground crew operations. This has

happened a few times in recent years

and has delayed the BC Wildfire

Service’s firefighting response.

There is zero tolerance for people

who fly drones in active wildfire

areas. Anyone found interfering with

wildfire control efforts, including flying

drones or UAVs, can face penalties

up to $100,000 and/or up to one

year in jail.

To report a wildfire, unattended

campfire or open burning violation,

call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or

*5555 on a cellphone. For the latest

information on current wildfire activity,

burning restrictions, road closures

and air-quality advisories, visit:

The BC Wildfire Service is

aware of several requests for donations

circulating online. Please be

wary of these requests as they are unsolicited

by the BC Wildfire Service.

Anyone attempting to drop off

donations to an active work site will

be turned away for safety and security

reasons. Though the intention

behind these actions is positive, it

runs the risk of interfering with our


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CSISS Release

Invasive zebra and quagga mussels

have been unintentionally introduced

into many water bodies in

eastern Canada, but as of yet, are not

known in Canada west of Manitoba.

Unfortunately, invasive mussels are

excellent hitchhikers. An adult mussel

can firmly attach to watercraft and

gear, survive for long periods out of

water and potentially infest a new waterbody

in BC. Larval mussels are so

tiny they can easily go undetected in

small amounts of water.

Provincial Watercraft Inspection

Stations are taking proactive measures

to prevent the spread of these damaging

organisms by inspecting and when

necessary decontaminating watercraft

that could be transporting these invasive

mussels. Watercraft inspection

stations are operational at major border

crossings into BC, and all watercraft,

including paddleboards and canoes,

must stop to be inspected. Travellers

bringing watercraft to BC are encouraged

to visit the provincial website for

information before traveling.

In addition to operating the watercraft

inspection stations the BC

Government’s Invasive Mussel

Defence Program oversees the invasive

mussel lake monitoring program

to sample priority waterbodies for invasive

zebra and quagga mussels.

Under this program, lakes and

rivers in the Columbia Shuswap

region are monitored by the Columbia

Shuswap Invasive Species Society

(CSISS). This year CSISS will be

monitoring 13 lakes and rivers monthly,

with higher priority waterbodies

monitored bi-weekly.

“We sample plankton with a very

fine mesh net in order to detect any

microscopic larvae present in the water

column, and we install artificial substrates

in the lake to monitor for adult

mussels,” said Sue Davies-McGill of

CSISS. Davies-McGill and her colleagues’

sample across the Columbia

Shuswap region from the Kinbasket

Reservoir in the east, to Adams Lake

and the Little Shuswap Lake in the


CSISS could not carry out this

important work without the support

of the Habitat Conservation

Trust Foundation, the Ministry of

Environment and Climate Change

Strategy, Fisheries and Oceans Canada,

and the Shuswap Watershed Council.

As well, many private individuals and

marina operators help out by allowing

CSISS to sample from their docks. BC

Parks facilitates CSISS sampling at the

Cinnemousun Narrows on Shuswap

Lake by allowing CSISS staff to accompany

wardens on their rounds.

“I spend my days looking diligently

for something I hope I never find,”

says Davies-McGill. “I talk to lots of

boaters who are interested in what I’m

doing, and I always tell them to stop at

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(continued from pg 24)

Golden inspection station, Photo from CSISS

inspection stations when entering BC, and also to Clean,

Drain, and Dry their boat if they are moving it from one

lake or river to another. That is the very best way to prevent

the spread of most aquatic invasive species, and prevention

is so much better because there is no known cure

for invasive mussels,” she says.

Suspected invasive mussels should be reported to the

Conservation Officer Service Report All Poachers and

Polluters (RAPP) line at 1 877 952-7277.

To learn more about invasive species in the Columbia

Shuswap region please visit:

Historical Happenings

By Loretta Greenough

The North Shuswap

Historical Society would

like to thank Jan Mortimer,

Sharen Trouton, Tom and

Peg Zinck, Marie and Terry

Zinck for helping with the

garage sale.

Although it was very

hot, we successfully made

$1500.00 to be divided

equally between the

Historical Society and the

Community Association.

We would also like to thank

the many people who came

and helped the sale be a


Volume 12 of the

Shuswap Chronicle was

also available and a large

number of copies were


Here’s hoping the

smoke will soon disappear

and that the fires will

die down to allow everyone

to enjoy the rest of the


June 20 to September 5



Fresh Produce, Plants / Flowers,

Baking, Preserves, Cool Crafts & More!

You can’t get more local than your Farmers’ Market

Behind The Hub across from Shuswap Lake Park

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Home Restaurant

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26 The North Shuswap Kicker August 2021

A Devastating Start to the

Wildfire Season

Len Youden,

CSRD FireSmart Coordinator

At the time this article is being written, it would normally

be early in the wildfire season.

So far though, this wildfire season has been a harsh

one, with no end in sight. Seymour Arm is under evacuation

alert due to the Hunakwa Lake Fire and more than 300

active fires are burning throughout the province. Images of

the Town of Lytton remind us of the potential devastation

from wildfire.

As we face the reality of a prolonged and active wildfire

season, here are a few things you can do right now to

reduce your home’s risk of loss or damage from a wildfire.

• Walk around your home and remove anything combustible

within 10 meters. Pay careful attention to the first

1.5 meters around the home. Examples of combustible

items are construction materials, firewood, toys, garbage,


• Clean your roof and gutters. Any organic material in

your gutters has been baked dry with the heat and low

humidity. If an ember landed in your gutter with even

a small amount of debris, it could lead to a fire in your


• If you have a raised, wooden deck, remove anything

combustible under it.

• Take a hard look at any coniferous vegetation near your

home. Coniferous vegetation such as cedar and juniper

bushes are arguably the most dangerous items we have

around our homes during wildfire season. No matter

how attached you are to these bushes, they are highly

combustible and are credited with destroying many


• Keep grass and brush near your home trimmed down to

10 cm or lower.

• Trim up any coniferous tree branches to 2M off the


• Don’t leave those comfy lawn furniture cushions out

when you aren’t using them. Most of these cushions are

made with petroleum-based products and can easily ignite

if an ember landed on them. Enjoy your deck and

your time outside, but do not leave them out full time.

These are but a few ways people can easily and quickly

reduce their risk. You also have a number of resources

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available to further expand your


• The CSRD FireSmart Web Page is

a one-stop shop for tools, videos,

manuals and other information residents

can use https://www.csrd.

• FireSmart BC has an online

Homeowners Manual that offers a

descriptive and informative guide

to understanding hazards around

your home

• FireSmart Canada has developed

a 30-minute FireSmart 101 course

that speaks to the importance of individual

and community preparedness



• The CSRD FireSmart Team is

available for advice, information

and home assessments. This

is obviously a very busy time for

anyone in the wildfire industry, but

email with

your questions. We will do our

best to respond promptly.

In the event of a situation where

you are forced to evacuate, preparedness

is key. The Shuswap

Emergency Program has detailed

information that can help you prepare.




Hearing the accounts from

Lytton, where residents only had minutes

to flee, you may not have time

to grab important items, should you

need to evacuate.

We are, obviously, in a situation

where all residents need to do their

part to reduce personal risk. Science

has shown that being proactive reduces

loss and damage so we encourage

everyone to self-assess and prepare.

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Ford Road to Tappen Valley

Road: Highway 1 four-laning

project going ahead

Ministry of Transportation

and Infrastructure

People who live in the

Shuswap region will benefit

from future improvements to

the Trans-Canada Highway,

stretching from Ford Road to

Tappen Valley Road, as provincial

government funding

has been approved.

Work on the approximately

4.3-kilometre section

of highway will include expanding

the two-lane highway

to four lanes, replacing

the aging Tappen overhead

and constructing frontage

roads. This project is part of

the Highway 1 Four-Laning

Program, which is increasing

safety, reliability and

efficiency for people travelling

on the Trans-Canada

Highway, including commercial

truck drivers.

“Safe and efficient transportation

networks support

trade, a strong regional

economy and local jobs,”

said Ken Hardie, MP for

Fleetwood-Port Kells, on

behalf of the Honourable

Catherine McKenna, federal

Minister of Infrastructure

and Communities. “The

provincial funds being announced

today, in addition

to the $82.1 million previously

announced by the

Government of Canada for

the four-laning project in the

Shuswap region, will ensure

residents, visitors and all

traffic coming through this

area benefit from a modern

and safe highway infrastructure

for years to come, and

will also create good jobs

at a time they are needed

most. Canada’s infrastructure

plan invests in thousands

of projects, creates

jobs across the country and

builds safer, more inclusive


The provincial government

will contribute $161

million, with the project

expected to go to tender in

early 2022. The Government

of Canada had previously

announced its $82.1-million

contribution toward the

$243.1 million project.

The project is located

through Little Shuswap Lake

Band IR#5. The project will

improve the safety of access

on and off the Trans-Canada

Highway and will improve

connections within the Little

Shuswap Lake community.

“Our community has

been working with the

Ministry of Transportation

and Infrastructure for over

five years to improve safety

and infrastructure for our

membership,” said Kukpi7

Arnouse, Little Shuswap

Lake Band. “We are pleased

to see the project moving


A new eastbound commercial

carrier pullout will

be built, which will benefit

commercial drivers

who travel along this route.

Also, wider shoulders and

the frontage road system

will support cyclists, pedestrians

and people using

other modes of active


“Investment in our

infrastructure has never

been more important as

we work together to recover

from COVID-19,”

said Rob Fleming, B.C.’s

Minister of Transportation

and Infrastructure. “The

four-laning of the highway,

the new commercial truck

pullout and other improvements

will increase safety

and connections through

the Little Shuswap Lake

community and make this a

safer, more reliable route for

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all drivers, including commercial

truck drivers carrying

essential goods. Once

the project starts next year,

it will provide good jobs for

people, further helping to

spur our economic recovery

as we strive to build back

better than ever.”

Upgrading the highway

to a modern, 100 km/h,

four-lane standard will allow

traffic to move more safely

and efficiently. Communities

will be better connected,

and businesses will be better

able to move their products

throughout the province and

through B.C.’s ports.

The Province has committed

$837 million to upgrading

Highway 1 between

Kamloops and the Alberta

border over the next three

years under Budget 2021.

This project is being

delivered through

the Community Benefits

Agreement (CBA). The CBA

prioritizes hiring and rehiring

local workers, Indigenous

peoples, women, people with

disabilities and members

of other under-represented

groups who are qualified to

do the work. The CBA also

promotes a safe, respectful

environment. It increases

opportunities for apprentices

to work on site and gain

the experience they need to

move toward completing

their certification.

British Columbia

Infrastructure Benefits is responsible

for implementing

the CBA for the project and

will be the employer for the

skilled trades workforce on

the project.

During construction,

every effort will be made to

minimize disruption to local

traffic. Real-time updates

will be provided via: www.

Provincial construction

sites will now follow

Communicable Disease

Prevention Plans developed

by WorkSafeBC to prevent

transmission in their workplace.

These plans will focus

on supporting staff with

symptoms to avoid being in

the workplace and and other

protocols to ensure worker


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You may need to leave

immediately in the event of

an emergency. Be ready to

go by having a grab-andgo

bag in an easy-to-access

place in your home. In addition

to having one at home,

create grab-and-go bags for

your workplace and vehicles

that contain:

• Food (ready to eat) and


• Phone charger and battery


• Small battery-powered or

hand-crank radio

• Battery-powered or handcrank


• Extra batteries

• Small first-aid kit and personal


• Personal toiletries and

items, such as an extra pair

of glasses or contact lenses

• Copy of your emergency

plan, copies of important

documents, such as insurance


• Cash in small bills

• Local map with your family

meeting place identified

• Seasonal clothing and an

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By Greg Kyllo

MLA for Shuswap

It’s been a difficult few

weeks in the B.C. Interior,

as heatwaves and wildfires

have put additional strain on

our communities — and it’s

taking a toll on all of us. Each

of us, our businesses and our

families are still in the process

of recovering from the

COVID-19 pandemic and

its far-reaching impacts. The

relief of transitioning to step

three of B.C.’s reopening plan

has, for many, been overtaken

by the fear and anxiety of

what is lining up to be one of

the worst wildfire seasons in

recent history.

Here in the Shuswap, we

have already seen evacuation

alerts and orders for many

of our communities, and all

of us have been impacted by

smoke from the many fires

in surrounding regions. My

deepest sympathies go out to

everyone in the Shuswap and

around B.C. currently under

evacuation orders. I encourage

everyone to get prepared

in case your community receives

an evacuation alert or

order, and to frequently check

on loved ones and those most

vulnerable like our seniors.

You can visit https://www. for the latest news

of evacuation orders and

alerts in the Shuswap and for information on how

best to prepare for wildfires

and keep yourself and your

family safe.

This summer has felt

like we transitioned from one

state of emergency to another,

and yet, that’s not how our

government responded.

When temperatures in

B.C. broke national heat

records, government was

caught unprepared. Outside

of a few tweets, John Horgan

and his government did little

to convey the very real dangers

of the heat dome, which

has caused a considerable

loss of life. Reports reveal

that the death toll in B.C.

during the heat wave could be

as high as four times that of

our neighbours in Washington

and Oregon, which has led

the BC Liberal caucus to call

for an independent investigation

into the B.C. government’s

handling of the heatwave


It’s no secret this government

has often received

criticism for failing to properly

respond to the issues

facing rural B.C., and their

delay in declaring the State of

Emergency to the wildfire crisis

is simply another example

of this.

For weeks, the Premier

insisted that “a State of

Emergency will make no difference,”

but after disastrous

fires swept through our communities,

risking thousands

of lives and livelihoods in

towns across B.C., he finally

listened to local officials,

First Nations and rural British

Columbians and called a

State of Emergency.

But why does calling a

state of emergency matter?

A State of Emergency helps

heighten public awareness

and provides greater mobility

and distribution of resources

for ground crews and emergency

responders. In short, it

gives government more tools

to deal with the ongoing crisis.

And right now, it’s clear

that government needs to use

every tool in the toolbox to

keep British Columbians safe.

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Wildfire Related

Power Loss


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IH Release

Interior Health is monitoring

wildfire activity with the potential

of triggering power loss throughout

Interior region communities.

Establishing a power loss emergency

plan is key to protecting yourself

and loved ones. To creating a plan

in advance, considering potential relocation

options, and reviewing resources

prior to power loss is crucial.

For before, during and after power

loss resources can be found here:

Power Outages: Before, During &

After - Canadian Red Cross

We are working closely with municipalities,

regional districts, and the

BC Wildfire Service to ensure precautions

are underway to protect patients,

clients, and residents.

Those requiring support during

this crisis are encouraged to call the

BC Crisis Line at 310-6789.

Interior Health also continues to

monitor wildfire activity across the region.

Wildfire planning includes supporting

anyone who may be in isolation

due to COVID-19. We will ensure

separate arrangements are made for

anyone with confirmed or suspected

COVID-19 to protect the public from

potential exposure.

Everyone is reminded to prepare

for wildfires, and smoky skies

as air quality deteriorates by visiting:




Install the BC Wildfire Service

mobile app (Android or iOS) or visit

the BC Wildfire Service Dashboard to

find information on current wildfire



The FireWork Forecast shows

maps of predicted smoke impacts over

the next 48 hours: https://weather.




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32 The North Shuswap Kicker August 2021

2nd Annual Musical

Presentation by North

Shuswap Lions Club

We are OPEN

Days a Week


10:30am to 5:30pm

Celista Cuvee • Ortega

Siegerrebe • Marg's Rose

Oak Barrel Foch Reserve

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Media Release

The North Shuswap

Lions Club is once again

co-sponsoring and staging a

musical benefit concert locally

and in financial support of

Lions Community Projects.

This second annual event

is scheduled for Saturday,

September 18, starting at 2

pm. at Celista Estate Winery.

Featured will be a quartet

of classical musicians “The

Sycamore String Quartet.”

The event is presented

in association with Celista

Estate Winery and Miki

Andrejevic, president of St

Ives based Magnum Arts

Festival Society. “The first

classical music presentation

in 2019 was attended by 150

people. A great success and

tremendously enjoyed,” says

Andrejevic. “Unfortunately

the 2020 event could not be

held because of the Covid 19


Pat Anderson, with the

North Shuswap Lions club,

says “The club enthusiastically

supports this concert. This

will be a fund raiser which

will support local projects

including our community


The concert will be about

65 minutes with no intermission.

Musician Svetozar

Vutev, lead musician, will

provide opening remarks.

Celista Estate Winery will

provide a complimentary

glass of wine or non-alcohol

beverage to attendees and donate

a four-pack of wine as a

draw at the end of the performance

and before the postevent


The Sycamore String

Quartet is made up of

Cvetozar Vutev, violin;

Sandra Wilmot, violin;

Ashley Kroecher, viola;

Martin Kratky, cello. They

are members of both the

Kamloops Symphony and the

Okanagan Symphony orchestras.

The Folktale Concert

consists of works based on

folk songs and dances by the

Viennese Classical composer

Joseph Haydn; the Canadian

composers and BC residents

Imant Raminsh, Doug

Jamieson and Cam Wilson;

as well as arrangements of

Scandinavian folk tunes by

the Danish String Quartet.

Tickets are available

from Celista Estate Winery,

local stores, and Marlene

Kergan at 250-955-0378.

Tickets are $25 per adult,

and youth 18 and under $15.

Bring your own lawn chair.

In the event of rain/heavy

wind the event will be moved

to the Celista Hall.

“Not suitable (or recommended)

for pre-school


For further information:

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Registering a

Domestic Well

By Jo Anne Malpass

Groundwater for domestic use

doesn’t need a licence, but if you are

a domestic well owner you are strongly

encouraged to register your well,

according to the BC Government

Environmental protection and sustainability


Registering your well creates a record

of your water use, which makes

sure that your use is considered in decisions

for new authorizations and during

times of water scarcity.

Contact FrontCounter BC to see if

your well record already exists in the

provincial database. If no record exists,

complete a well registration form and

email it to or

mail to the address on the form.

Before Submitting:

• Ensure your well is used for domestic

purposes only.

• Complete all required information.

• Attach a sketch or map depicting

where the well is located on the


• Provide any supporting documentation

(e.g., well construction report) if


• Sign the well registration form.

Domestic use of groundwater is exempt

from the requirement for obtaining

a water license or use approval and paying

provincial fees and rentals.

Domestic purpose is defined in

Section 2 of the Water Sustainability

Act as water used for the occupants of

a private residence for household uses

(e.g., not a multi-family apartment

building, hotel, strata or cooperative

building) including: drinking water,

food preparation, sanitation, fire prevention,

water for animals kept for household

use or as pets, or irrigation of a

garden not exceeding 1000m2.

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34 The North Shuswap Kicker August 2021

Federal Supports Must

Deliver for Economic


By Mel Arnold, M.P.

North Okanagan-Shuswap

With the easing of health

and travel restrictions, it appears

most Canadians are

eager to get back to socializing

and gathering, even if

some protective measures are

still in place. Businesses like

those in the hospitality sector

that rely on people being able

to mingle have been hard hit

as they have endured a curtailment

of business much

longer than anyone expected

when the pandemic arrived in


As vaccination numbers

continue to climb and the

number of new cases decline,

businesses and public events

are re-opening and restoring

their operations. Restaurants

and tourism accommodations

are seeing customers

and visitors returning to their

favourite dining experiences

or vacation spots as do local

farmers’ markets and music

events where local artisans

and vendors set up to welcome

residents and visitors

are back. All these re-openings

are creating employment


As businesses and our

economy reopen, they require

employees so that they can

provide customers with the

goods and services they are

seeking. Employers from

across the North Okanagan-

Shuswap have consistently

shared with me that their ability

to hire the workers they

require is one of the more

significant challenges facing

them today. Whether it is

because some employees still

feel vulnerable to the virus

though increased personal

interactions, or whether federal

relief programs are still

creating a disincentive for

some to return to work, many

employers are not able to find

enough staff to fill the positions


Since the beginning

of the pandemic, my

Conservative colleagues

and I have supported federal

programs developed to

help Canadian employers

and workers- especially the

hardest hit sectors. We also

specifically advocated for

support measures to deliver

support in a timely and effective

way without also creating

unintended disincentives

that would keep Canadians

from returning to or seeking


As Canada’s economy

continues to emerge from the

harm of the pandemic, employers

will need more and

more workers. I will continue

to work with colleagues

to advocate for recovery

programs to help rebuild

Canadian businesses and

help them create employment

opportunities whether they

operate on a main-street or off

the beaten path because true

recovery must deliver opportunities

to all sectors from

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36 The North Shuswap Kicker August 2021

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail signs MOU

with Community Foundations


Two new charity partners have joined the fundraising effort

to make donating to the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail

Trail project easy and secure.

Splatsin, Regional District

of North Okanagan (RDNO),

and Columbia Shuswap Regional

District (CSRD) rail trail

ownership partners signed a

Memorandum of Understanding

with Shuswap Community

Foundation (SCF), and

Community Foundation of the

North Okanagan (CFNO). The

SCF and CFNO will now be accepting

all public donations and

holding them in a special reserve

fund earmarked for the construction

of the Rail Trail.

“We are extremely excited

to be partners in the development

of the Shuswap North

Okanagan Rail Trail into a world-class, year-round destination

for people to enjoy. The new trail will offer increased access

to green space in the spectacular Shuswap and will contribute

to the physical and mental wellbeing of residents and visitors

alike”. Roger Parenteau, Manager – Shuswap Community


Together with the help of private donors the rail trail partners

are building a world-class, 50 kilometre of non-motorized

rail trail that will connect our

communities to each other, our

past to our future, and our citizens

to healthy active lifestyles.

“We are embarking on a

journey in partnerships with other

jurisdictions to show the world

that we as Splatsin te Secwepemc

have much to offer in our rich

connection to the lands and water

with our culture, songs and

dances, we are still here after

thousands of years, the land is

the ashes of our ancestors,” said

Splatsin Kukpi7 (Chief) Wayne


The Community Capital

Fundraising Campaign is raising

funds based on one metre of hard-packed aggregate trail surface

costing approximately $160. As we raise funds to surface

the rail trail, those funds can help leverage government grant

funding to address all the other layers.

L to R: Alex de Chantal Rail Trail Fundraising Strategy Coordinator,

RDNO Area F Director Denis Delisle, Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian,

CSRD Board Chair Kevin Flynn, and Shuswap Community Foundation

Manager Roger Parenteau celebrate signing of the MoU to support

raising funds for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail.

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All contributions are tax deductible and tax receipts

will be issued for any donation over $20. Donations to

Shuswap Community Foundation can be made via credit

card, cheque, etransfer or cash. For more information

or to donate, visit


A gift of publicly traded securities can also be an attractive

option to Rail Trail donors. The Income Tax Act

provides that capital gains on securities donated to a charity

are exempt from tax, while the donor will receive a tax

receipt for the full appreciated value.

When you sell your shares for cash, you are responsible

for the tax due on the gain, even if you plan to donate

the proceeds from the sale. If you pay the tax out of those

proceeds, there is less money left to donate. Your preferred

charity receives a smaller donation, and you have a smaller

donation to claim for your charitable tax credit at the end

of the year.

When you donate securities directly to Shuswap

Community Foundation, those capital gains are not subject

to tax. This means the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

receives a larger gift, and you benefit from a tax receipt for

the full value of your eligible securities or equity mutual

funds. Contact Shuswap Community Foundation by email

at or phone 250-832-5428 for

more information.

More information on the Shuswap North

Okanagan Rail Trail can be found at: www.



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What it Takes to Manage

Wildfires in BC

By Jo Anne Malpass

In addition to a team of permanent staff which includes

safety and training personnel, wildfire and fuel

management experts, support and administrative staff, the

BC Wildfire Service employs approximately 1,600 seasonal

personnel each year, according to the BC Government

Wildfire website.

Wildfire Crews - The BC Wildfire Service employees

1,100 Type 1 firefighters who annually respond to nearly

1,600 wildfires on behalf of the Province of B.C.

All BC Wildfire Service firefighters are trained

to Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC)

standards and are required to complete the Canadian

Performance Exchange Standard for Type 1 Wildland

Firefighters (the WFX-FIT Test).

The majority of wildfires in British Columbia are responded

to by three-person initial attack crews, who work

quickly to set up water pumps, remove fuel from the fire’s

path and dig fire guards to control or extinguish the blaze.

The two types of specialized initial attack crews are

parattack and rapattack crews. Parattack crews parachute

to fires in hard to access locations from fixed-wing aircraft

and are based out of the Prince George Fire Centre.

Rapattack crews rappel and/or hoist from rotary-wing

aircraft (i.e. helicopters) in order to perform initial attack

fire suppression on often otherwise inaccessible wildfires.

These crews are based in Salmon Arm. There are about

390 BC Wildfire Service initial attack firefighters.

When a wildfire grows beyond initial attack resources,

20-person unit crews perform sustained action. Unit

crews establish pump and hose lines, dig fire guards, burn

off fuel from the fire’s path, and use chainsaws to cut fuel

breaks and remove danger trees. There are 30 unit crews

throughout the province. Unit crew personnel may live in

a temporary fire camp and work for 14 days in a row.

If the province is experiencing significant fire activity,

the BC Wildfire Service may call upon other agencies for

additional resources such as equipment, personnel and/or

aircraft. The BC Wildfire Service has arrangements with

dozens of companies from all parts of the province to provide

contract firefighters and support personnel.

Additional Wildfire Support includes out of province

highly trained, specialized personnel and resources.

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Additional national and international resources are available

as needed, through mutual aid agreements. In unusually

active fire seasons, the Canadian military has been

engaged to help monitor front-line needs, such as helping

with the mop-up and patrol of contained fires.

Wildfire aviation - Although airtankers and helicopters

are a highly visible part of wildfire response, they do

not put out wildfires on their own. Rather, they provide

critical support to crews on the ground.

Depending on fire behaviour, location and weather

conditions, the BC Wildfire Service may deploy fixedwing

and/or rotary-wing aircraft to assist with fire containment

and suppression. This assistance includes initial

attack on wildfires that are predicted to (or threatening

to) exceed the capabilities of firefighting resources on the

ground, support crew activities on wildfires where specific,

attainable objectives have been identified or holding

action on wildfires where a delay in the arrival of ground

resources is anticipated.

Fire retardant, foam and water can all be used to slow

a fire’s growth. They are not used to put out fires, but to

cool them down and slow their progress. This supports

the efforts of ground crews who are working to contain a


When necessary, crews and equipment establish a

fireguard in the path of the fire, taking advantage of favourable

terrain and natural firebreaks. The fireguard is

created by physically removing fuels or through coating

fuel with retardants to reduce its flammability. With the

fireguard established, the unburned fuels between the

guard and the wildfire are burned out, when conditions


Types of Response - Full Response - The wildfire requires

immediate initial attack and/or sustained suppression

action until the fire is declared “out”.

Modified Response - The wildfire is managed using a

combination of suppression techniques, including direct

and indirect attack, and monitoring to steer, contain or

otherwise manage fire activity within a pre-determined

perimeter (to minimize costs and/or damage and to maximize

benefits from the fire).

Monitored - The wildfire is observed and assessed to

determine the appropriate response option to minimize

social disruption and/or significant impacts on values and

resources, while achieving beneficial ecological, economic

or resource management objectives.

Fire Stage of Control - Out of Control describes a

wildfire that is not responding (or only responding on a

limited basis) to suppression action, such that the perimeter

spread is not being contained.

Being Held indicates that (with the resources currently

committed to the fire) sufficient suppression action has

been taken that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing

or predetermined boundaries under the prevailing

and forecasted conditions.

Under Control - The fire has received sufficient suppression

action to ensure no further spread of the fire.

Out - The fire has been extinguished.

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Talking About Poo,

Not So Taboo

Dr. Domino Bucaralli,

NSHC Family Physician

The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening

Poop, poop and more poop. This is currently my mantra

as a newly minted mum. As I blearily changed what felt

like the millionth diaper in the early hours of the morning,

my mind pondered about what to write for this month’s

Kicker article. Suddenly, it hit me square in the nostrils.

Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed

cancers, with almost 3,000 new cases diagnosed every year

in BC. Age is the most common risk factor, as over 94% of

colon cancers diagnosed in BC are in people over the age

of 50. Therefore, it is an important condition to screen for.

When doctors talk about screening what we mean is

we are using tests to look for a particular condition when

a person does not have any symptoms. Essentially, we are

trying to catch colon cancer in its very early stages when it

can be cured.

Screening for colon cancer can occur in 2 ways:

1. A FIT test - FIT stands for Fecal Immunochemical

Test. This test can detect blood in your stool that may not

be visible to the naked eye. You can access this test by

getting a requisition from your friendly family doctor and

picking up a kit from the laboratory of your choice. The

sample can then be collected in the comfort of your own


This method is appropriate for people who are at average

risk of colon cancer between the ages of 50-74. It is

recommended to be completed every 2 years.

2. Colonoscopy - This involves an appropriately trained

physician passing a camera through the large intestine to

look for abnormalities, including any polyps that can start

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off benign but transform over time into colon cancer.

This type of screening is most appropriate for people

who have a history of polyps detected on a previous colonoscopy

or have a significant family history.

A significant family history means that you have:

• One first-degree relative (mother, father, sister, brother,

daughter, or son) with colon cancer diagnosed under the

age of 60; or,

• Two or more first-degree relatives with colon cancer diagnosed

at any age.

Though no screening test is perfect, regular screening

offers the best chance of detecting colon cancer early. If

you have any symptoms suggestive of colon cancer, which

can include:

• Blood in your stool

• Abdominal pain

• Change in bowel habits

• Unexplained weight loss

Be sure to speak with your family doctor to decide the

most appropriate investigations.

Have a topic you would like me to write about in the

Kicker? Submit your suggestions to

Other News Around the NSHC:

Thanks to everyone who

supported the NSHC 50/50

raffle!! What a huge success

with the community & people

around BC helping us to raise


50% of the earnings go

to the Health Centre to assist

with our operational budget and

$5070.00 was won by Elyse

Morrison from the Scotch

Creek area.

The Health Society also

hosted a successful Golf Event

at the end of June, and we look

forward to reporting on next

month along with updates from

the Anglemont Golf Club’s

August 20th Golf Event in support

of the NSHC!!

The Health Society in

partnership with the Shuswap

Coffee Company is fundraising

for our new NS Community &

Seniors Resource Centre… we

have coffee for sale!!! Drop by

the clinic to order a bag or two

of delicious Shuswap Coffee,

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your summer visitors or to simply

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Submitted by Karen Boulter

Please help us find you! North

Shuswap First Responders would like to

thank those who have already purchased

their green with white reflective address

signs, ensuring your homes can be found

more easily during the nighttime hours, as

well as during the day.

If you are just getting ready to mount

your sign, be sure to consider the visibility

from the road once the surrounding plants

and trees grow up, as well as making sure

it is high enough that the snow plow will

not bury it during our next winter season.

We do ask that you mount them at the entrance

to your driveway, or at the point of

exit from the main road, thereby helping

emergency services know where to turn,

and find you more quickly.

As is sometimes the case, when a few

homes share a driveway, consider getting

together with your neighbours to post the

address signs as a group, indicating the

turn off point. Additional address signs

can always be posted at each home to help

clarify your location. We cannot emphasize

enough, how much these signs have

First Responders

911 . . . What Is Your Emergency?

helped us find you whenever we have

been called upon to help. With each new

sign that is installed, another member of

our community helps us respond quickly

when seconds count.

If you haven’t already had a chance

to do so, please contact us today to order

your address sign. They are only $40 and

certainly are priceless when a loved one

needs help. Signs can be printed vertically

or horizontally with your house numbers,

so please take a moment to decide

where you will mount your address sign,

and which orientation will be best for

you. You may send a message to

or call Margaret at 604-

217-1638 to place an order.

Signs may also be ordered or picked

up over the next month on Wednesdays,

either from 10-2 in front of the Thrift

Store at St David’s Church, or from 9-1

during the Celista Market at the North

Shuswap Community Hall. We look forward

to hearing from you today.

Please don’t hesitate to call 911 when

you know you need help.

Let’s make our world a safer place.

‘Together we Make

a Difference.’

If you would like to find out more

about becoming a First Responder, please

contact Kath at 250-318-0317 for more


We are also, still looking for volunteers

interested in dispatching our First

Responders to the medical emergency

calls. If you would like to find out more

about being a dispatcher, please contact

Judy at or by

calling 778-207-2088.

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 or call

250-955-2101 to make arrangements and

find out more about what we have available.

At present, we are still 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.

August 2021

Jan Penner Retires from


By Jo Anne Malpass

After 21 years of teaching at North Shuswap

Elementary School, Jan Penner retired at the end of the

school year.

“We would like to take the opportunity to announce

that after 21 wonderful years of service at North Shuswap,

Mrs. Penner is ready to enjoy retirement. Jan has constantly

put the students of the North Shuswap first and always

did her best to provide a welcoming, safe and caring

environment for some of our youngest students,” said the

school’s June newsletter.

Jan looks forward to working on projects around the

house but says she will miss the community feel of the

school, with everyone working as a team. “Everybody has

the kids’ best interests at heart.”

Jan and Russ Penner moved their young family to the

North Shuswap in 1995 from Fort St. James. Russ had

come out to build his mother’s house and kept calling Jan

to tell her how nice it was here. Soon, they made the North

Shuswap their permanent home.

Jan has been a teacher for almost 40 years, graduating

in December 1981. At North Shuswap school, she

has taught almost all the grades. Before moving to the

Shuswap, one year, she taught kindergarten students in the

morning and grade 8 students in the afternoon. She retires

having spent the last year teaching kindergarten and grade

one students.

Last year the school had 106 students, which is a full

load for the five classrooms. When she started in the 1990s,

there were 180 to 200 students That declined for several

years but recently has started to grow again. Some of the

students now are the children of students she taught in those

first years.

She has high praise for the local Parent Advisory

Council, saying the parents are really supportive and helpful

with opportunities that arise for the students. Community

members share their skills to help with annual and special

projects and events. Teachers and parents are accepting of

new ideas and work to get things going.

Jan doesn’t plan to leave the school community completely.

She has put her name in for the Teacher on Call

list and plans to volunteer, to be an extra set of hands for

the teachers on special projects. She will continue to be in

touch and is thinking about volunteering with the One to

One children’s reading program, if it is again available at

the school through the Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap


She has no plans to leave the area and will still be part

of the Kicker team, writing the historical, sidekick and even

the school news. She also looks forward to having more

time to spend on her quilting and in her garden.

Jan says she “really enjoyed being part of the staff and

school community.” It really is a good school, she adds,

people say they get a welcome feeling when they walk

through the doors.

The June school newsletter goes on to say “We will

miss having Jan on our staff, but we know she will continue

to find ways to support the children of the North Shuswap.

You have made a difference in the lives of many- Thank


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Bicycle Safety Rodeo

and Scavenger Hunt

Coming to Scotch Creek

By Doug Easterbrook

The North Shuswap

Pathway Team is holding a

Bicycle Safety Rodeo and

Scavenger Hunt at Shuswap

Lake Provincial Park on

the Labour Day weekend,

Sunday, September 5 from

9:30 to 11:30 am.

These two free events

are intended

for the entire


We hope to

see you in

the overflow


lot ready to walk, ride a

bike, skateboard, rollerblade,

bring your dog, or participate

in any way you would

like (except drive).

What is a Bicycle Safety

Rodeo? This is a series

of educational activities

promoting bike safety for

youngsters (any age up to

about 10). Our volunteers

will guide them through

activities of helmet safety,

hand signals, traffic signs,

obstacle avoidance, balance,

figure 8 riding and more.

All that is needed is

a helmet, a bike and to be

there any time between 9:30

and 11:30 am as there will

be ongoing sessions for each

of the rodeo activities.

What about the

Scavenger Hunt? This

event is for the entire family.

Think of it as a chance

to get out for the morning.

We will design a few routes

around the park and Scotch

Creek. You will be given a

sheet with ’things to discover,

questions to answer and

riddles to solve’. All the

answers can be found along

the way.

There will be different

routes, each approximately

an hour long. They will

vary based on whether you

are walking

or riding a

bike. You

can ride

the walking

route or

walk the riding

one - the goal is to enjoy

a Sunday morning out. All

routes will end at the Hub

where we may have a surprise

in store.

Walk it, bring your

bikes. You can do the scavenger

hunt while, or after

your children or grandchildren

have participated in the

bike rodeo. Start at any time

from 9:30 to 11:30am.

We are also looking for

approximately 20 volunteers

to help with activities at the

Bicycle Rodeo. If you are

interested, time commitment

would be an hour in the

week before the rodeo and

from 8:00 until noon on the

day of the rodeo. The only

skills required are love of

bikes and the joy of showing

this enjoyment to younger

children. Contact Doug

Easterbrook at

if you are interested

in helping.

Bicycle Safety Rodeo &

Scavenger Hunt at Shuswap

Lake Provincial Park on

the Labour Day weekend,

Sunday, September 5

from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

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NS Farmers’ Market


“To Dye For” Artists

By Larissa Lutjen

Although Jade Cardy

of ‘To Dye For’ clothing

won’t take credit for the

fact that tie-dye seemed

to be everywhere in

2020, her tie-dye business,

which she runs with

partner Devin Ruyle, has

grown steadily since they

began vending at local

markets in 2018. Today

it is one of the most popular

booths at both the

Scotch Creek and Celista


Jade grew up in the

Lower Mainland and had

been a travel agent until

a back injury made it

difficult to continue with

a 9-5 work schedule.

Devin is originally from

Washington State but moved

to British Columbia twenty

years ago. The couple had

been living in Grinrod, where

Devin worked at Askews,

when they found a property

in Anglemont for sale and

moved. For a while Devin

worked at Super Valu but

when the business changed

hands, they decided to focus

full-time on their ‘To Dye

For’ venture.

Jade first remembers

tie-dying at summer camp

and with Brownies and Girl

Guides when she was a kid.

In 2015 she decided to try

it again and she describes

playing with the vibrant dyes

as her “colour therapy”. She

enjoys the creative aspect of

tie-dye production and she

and Devin have established a

successful on-line sales presence

through their website

and Facebook and Instagram


Their items can feature

the traditional repeating patterns

made where the dye is

either taken up or blocked

in the tie-dye process, or

the pattern can focus around

dyed images like hearts,

skulls, guitars and feathers.

Their Shuswap Lake series

references mountains, the

lake, sunsets and even a river

teaming with salmon, all

skillfully rendered using layers

of dye.

Another dye technique

they use is known as ‘incline

dying’ which involves hanging

the fabric, applying the

dye from the top and letting

it move down the fabric. The

result is a seamless colour

shift resembling northern

lights. An additional method

that Jade has enjoyed exploring

uses snow and dry dye

powder sprinkled on top. As

the snow melts it creates colour

splitting effects as all the

constituent elements of each

colour separate and appear in

the finished product. Jade reports

that she and Devin have

plans to try working with

‘reverse dying’, which starts

with bleach and black fabric

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Trendsetters: “To Dye For”

Artists continued

and then adds colours back into the bleached areas.

Their products are a mix of upcycled natural-fibre

clothes, which they find in thrift stores and decorate, plus

new t-shirts, sweatshirts, bandanas, socks and onesies

sourced from a Vancouver company. Over the past year

they report that it has become harder to get supplies, possibly

because so many people took up crafting, and in one

situation because of a factory accident in India, which has

meant that one of their favourite shades of blue is no longer

produced anywhere in the world.

Because of her side hobby making jewelry with

semi-precious stones, Jade became interested in crystals

and the various metaphysical properties some people believe

they hold. This spring she began hosting live crystal

shows over Facebook, first with family and friends, and

now with a wider audience. The crystal shows have added

a surprising amount of work sourcing

the stones, doing the research, taking

pictures, preparing for the live broadcasts,

and then mailing crystals to buyers.

Her Facebook page for this side

project can be found at “Lavender and

Jade” on Facebook.

When they aren’t working on their

various business ventures Jade and

Devin love to attend electronic music

festivals. They particularly love ‘psytrance’

or ‘Goatrance’ music (‘Goa’ for

the region in India where it emerged),

which Devin describes as “trippy, like

tie-dye!” They look forward to being

able to get out to dance at a festival

again, after all events were cancelled

in the last year due to Covid.

Jade feels that tie-dye has a timeless

appeal, as evidenced by the number

of artists she knows who have been

selling tie-dyed products for decades.

Part of ‘To Dye For’s particular success

she attributes to their unique style,

for example found in their nature scene


Although she and Devon have

to work hard to produce the large

number of items they sell, Jade still

loves to create and play with colours.

Their booth can be found at both local

Farmers’ Markets where you can’t

miss the very tall Devin, who kindly

helps a fellow vendor each week with

her set up and take down. You can also

see their work on their Facebook page

‘To Dye For Artists’ and on-line at

August 2021

Tech News

Gotta Love Word

By John Seymour

Anyone who uses

a computer on a regular

or semi-regular basis

very likely has worked

with Microsoft Word at

some point. Invented by

Microsoft in 1983, Word

has since become one of

the most popular and versatile

computer tools out

there for both personal and

business use. It is included

in Microsoft’s Office Suite

and is also available for free

as an online version and

as an App for tablets and


Referred to as word

processing software, Word

is useful for many things

such as writing letters and

even entire books, creating

resumes, presentations,

lists, brochures and a myriad

of other things. It’s a

popular go to tool because

it is so versatile and relatively

simple to learn and


I have personally been

using Word for decades and

although I don’t consider

myself an expert by any

means, I have managed to

pick up a few useful hints

and tips over the years that

I’d like to share with you.

First is the ability to

add a table to your document.

When you click on

Insert and choose Table,

you will be presented with a

graphical image that allows

you to choose both number

of columns and rows

for your table using your

mouse. Then, once your

table is in place, you can

adjust the width and height

of each column and row to

the size you want. Just hover

over the line you want

to move with your mouse

pointer and you’ll see the

pointer change to lines with

tiny arrows. Click and

drag to the desired size.

The next tip has to do

with highlighting text in

order to make changes such

as letter size, font, colour,

bold etc. Although you

can use the click and drag

method, there is an easier

way. To choose a single

word, simply double-click

on it. For an entire sentence,

press and hold the

Ctrl key and click once on

any word in the sentence.

To choose a paragraph, triple-click

on any word in the


A hyperlink allows you

to add a live web link to

any word in your document.

This is useful if you

want your reader to be directed

to an online page,

just by clicking on a word

or phrase. To do this, first

copy the address of the

online page you want to insert.

Go back to your Word

document and highlight

the word to add the link

to. Next go to Insert then

Hyperlink and paste your

web link into the space


Lastly, if you are planning

to email your Word

document to someone else,

it is wise to first convert it

to a PDF file. Not everyone

has Word but everyone can

open a PDF file. Once your

Word document is complete,

go to File/Save As

and choose PDF.

I’m sure there are many

other useful Word tips out

there, but these are the ones

I use most often.

Comments or questions

please get in touch.

(250) 804-8740


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48 The North Shuswap Kicker August 2021

Heart of the Shuswap Has a New Heart!

Anglemont Marina & Market

By Margaret McCormick

So how many people can

say they commute to work by

boat? Add to that list is Angela

and Kris Cudmore of Eagle

Bay, the new owners of the

Anglemont Marina & Market.

Originally from Alberta,

Angela and Kris like so many

of us, fell in love with the

Shuswap and lake life so when

the opportunity came to purchase,

they jumped at it. What

better way to spend time with

family and friends and make

some new ones than to operate

one of the Shuswap’s favourite

meeting places.

Last month when Nigel

and I stopped in at the Marina,

we greeted Angela and Kris

on the dock where they had

just arrived and were unloading their boat with supplies they

brought over from their home in Eagle Bay. They graciously

gave us some time to chat about their plans. The first thing

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they mentioned was the importance

of their team and how

pleased they were to have returning

staff working alongside

new onsite Marina Managers

Mike and Charlotte Maurice.

Maggie and Marla are familiar

faces who enjoy welcoming

back regulars and all newcomers

to the lake.

They were excited about

plans including new products

and services. An emphasis on

local, you’ll find some of our

favourites at their Market which

also includes a full liquor store.

Celista Wine is readily available

as is Shuswap Coffee and

local clothing lines Lake & Life

Apparel and Shuswap Soul.

Local produce from the Spotted

Moose is featured and one of

the new food options is a Grill Box which includes everything

you need for a delicious onboard or at home dinner -

steaks, potatoes, salad, steak spice and even butter and sour

cream. You can even rent a pontoon boat with a BBQ and

have a floating dinner. Offering both land and on water deliveries

and a new fleet of boat rentals, they have thought

of it all!

Also new is the Anglemont Marina Loyalty program

which offers gas discounts (who doesn’t want that!) and

free treats with fill ups. During our conversation Kris

threw down that the Anglemont ice cream is the best on

the lake! Go give it a try and tell us what you think.

Sporting a brand-new logo inspired by Angle

Mountain and slick new website including an online shopping

option, you can already tell that Kris and Angela are

fully invested in the business and the community. You’ll

find them cross promoting other Shuswap businesses and

offering fun promotions like the recent Wednesday Wine

Tasting event. We look forward to spending time at the

Marina (yes, we will be signing up for that gas discount!)

and seeing what other new ideas they have in “store”.

You can find Anglemont Marina info at

on Facebook and Instagram.

As for us, you can find Taste of the Shuswap on

Instagram @TasteoftheShuswap and on our website www. Please follow along with us!

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August 2021

Don’t Put All your Eggs in One Basket

The North Shuswap Kicker


By Paul Jackson,

Certified Financial Planner

Let every man divide his money

into three parts, and invest a third in

land, a third in business, and a third let

him keep in reserve ~ Talmud (c. 1200

BC-AD 500).

Even at the dawn of Civilization,

people understood the value of

Diversification or not putting all your

eggs in one basket. In my world, we

call this Strategic Asset Allocation

(SAA), which is based upon Modern

Portfolio Theory.

In my own practice, for the past

20 years of my career, I have utilized a

Model Portfolio approach when investing

my client’s investable assets. This

is an important concept to understand,

as it can help people avoid many common


Using a Process such as SAA, one

can eliminate a key element of sub-par

investment returns that most investors

realize over time. That element is their

own behaviour. I often say, I am more

of a behaviour manager than a money


The SAA one chooses for their

investments should be based on financial

objectives and time frame. Once

the SAA is set, it is then important to

regularly rebalance to the initial target

allocation. It is also important to stay

the course.

By having a purpose built portfolio

based with various asset classes

(Domestic and US stock, Global

Stocks, Fixed Income, Real Estate,

Commodities), you will create a

smoother and more dependable growth

trajectory than if you held the majority

of your assets in only one of those

sectors. Here are some examples of

behaviour I have personally seen over

the years….

In 1993, I saw many people jump

into buying rental properties in the

Lower Mainland after the run up in real

estate in the early 90s. Most of them

sold in 2002 when they could get $10

more than what they paid, thus missing

the run up from 2002-2006.

In 1999, I saw many investors

plowing money into companies

because it was “different this

time”, only to see most of them lose

all their money or a significant portion

from 2000-2002. Most bought very

high and sold very low. Many never


Since the early 90s, I have seen

many people buy 1 year term deposits

with the never ending faith that they

would one day be able to once again

obtain 8-10% on a term deposit…..still


In the late 80s and early 90s I witnessed

many investors piling money

into Japanese and other Asian mutual

funds, only to watch their investment

languish for nearly 20 years after.

In 2008/09, I saw many people

move all their investments to cash at of

course the exact wrong time.

In 2010, investors invested in Oil

and Gas companies because they read

Oil was going to $300 barrel.

By being diversified and following

a predictable process, these behavioural

errors could have been eliminated.

Most people desire “a reasonable return

with a manageable amount of risk/volatility”.

To achieve this goal, diversification

is your best ally.

If you wish to find out more about

my process, feel free to drop me an

email at

Mutual funds and/or approved

exempt market products are offered

through Investia Financial Services Inc.

Paul Jackson, BA, CFP, CLU, RHU

Certified Financial Planner –

NextLevel Financial Ltd

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Paul Jackson is a year round resident of the North Shuswap.

With 28 years as a Professional Financial Planner, Paul is well suited to

help his clients with all of their Financial Planning needs. He uses a Model

Portfolio approach to investment management and would love to discuss

his process and track record with you!

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50 The North Shuswap Kicker August 2021

By Larissa Lutjen

Lynn Erin grew up in Northern

Manitoba but has lived in the North

Shuswap for more than 30 years. She

studied Fine Arts at the University

of Manitoba, Commercial Art at

Red River Community College and

Education at Brandon University.

She has worked with a wide variety

of materials, from her primary mediums

of watercolour and acrylic painting,

to welded metal and concrete sculpture.

She has won several awards in

the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts

and the Okanogan Mainline Regional

Art Show. In addition, she has been

juried into the prestigious BC Festival

of the Arts and over 30 Federation of

Canadian Artists’ Shows.

Artist Profile: Lynn Erin

For many

years she ran an

art gallery out

of the A-Frame

coffee house in

Scotch Creek

and in three other

locations, selling

her art work

and teaching

classes, while

juggling raising

her son and more

recently caring

for her elderly mother, who passed

away in August of 2020.

Her work can be found in private

collections throughout Canada,

the United States, Mexico, France,

Australia, Papua New Guinea,

the Philippines, Europe, Britain

and The United Arab Emirates.

In 1990, a piece of Lynn’s work

was purchased and presented to

Prince Edward of England.

Lynn has currently settled

into her new Home Studio and

is busy creating. Over the winter

she took a Zoom class taught by

renowned ceramic artist Kathleen

Raven. That experience inspired

a project involving clay

sculptures which she calls the

“Gathering Series”. In March she

created 30 faces in 30 days, “a

gathering of meditative, loving

Ceramic Souls”. Lynn describes

her style as “contemplative, playful

and occasionally profound”

and she reports that “my creativity

is overflowing these days; it

feels good, even in a messed up


Over the summer she is offering a

variety of art classes for children, youth

and adults out of her Anglemont studio,

which is open by appointment. You can

find more information at:;

on Instagram at @art_of_lynn_

erin; and on Facebook at “the art of

Lynn Erin”.

August 2021

Chase & District Museum

Keeping the History Alive

By Jan Penner

The Chase & District Museum &

Archives Society is a non-profit organization

that is responsible for the operation

and maintenance of the Chase

Museum and Archives. The society

is currently comprised of an 8-member

board. Former local librarian,

Roger Behn, applied to the Registrar of

Companies in B.C. for incorporation

of the Society in 1985. The intention

of the Society was to not only document

local history, but also to ensure

that all interested parties could share

the knowledge. They received the

building in 1986 and

officially opened in

1987. The Society

slogan is, “Keeping

The History Of The

Chase Area Alive.”

The Chase &

District Museum &

Archives is open

Tuesday – Saturday,

from 10-5, from May

through to the end

of September. The

rest of the year, it is

open 3 days a week

with the exception

of closure during the

Christmas holidays.

Admission is by donation

and your entry allows you to

visit both the main building, the original

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

(circa 1910), and The Cabin, moved

from Turtle Valley (circa 1915). Both

buildings contain historic treasures.

The main building is a self-guided tour

with well-labeled exhibits, and the cabin

requires an accompanying guide.

Breanne Malo is the Museum

& Archives curator. She holds a

Bachelor of Anthropology from the

University of Wales, Trinity St. David,

and an Associate degree from Douglas

College. Not only is she available to

answer questions and act as a guide for

the cabin, she is also responsible for

identifying, labelling and cataloguing

the items in the collection. There are

almost 7,500 pieces which have been

catalogued and over 2,000 in various

stages of processing. At any time, there

are close to 3,000 items on display,

which offer glimpses of what life was

like in the early years of Chase and the

surrounding areas.

There are two additional outbuildings

on site. One is The Garage that

holds a 1923 Franklin Touring Car. The

other is The Shelter, which contains the

original fire hose reel cart used by the

Fire Department, purchased circa 1912.

Plans are underway to expand this display

to include more history of the Fire

Department and possibly include more


The majority of items are donated.

Often people clearing out storage sheds,

barns or attics, will come across historic


be they tools,


or photos.


the items are

found by families

which have

long been a part

of the Chase


The donation

of these items

to the Museum

and Archives

helps us to better


what life was

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the Museum & Archives. In 2018 and Tuesday - Friday • 10 - 4

2019, the count was in the hundreds in Saturdays • 10 - 2

the month of June alone. In 2020 only

a handful of visitors were recorded but

with a return to more normal movement,

2021 will hopefully see attendance

numbers swell again.

I can highly recommend a trip

to the Chase & District Museum &

Archives. The atmosphere is welcoming

and friendly. It is really fascinating

to see the wide range of items that were

once used in everyday work and play.

Perusing the collection can make one

both appreciative of the advancement in

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Even on these hot,

smokey days we have still

had a good attendance at

Ladies’ Golf and we have

had on going competitions

and fun games.

We continue to have

the Loonie bin on Tuesday

– everyone who is golfing

puts a loonie in the

piggy. Half of the collected

money goes to the golfer

with the fewest putts and

the other half goes

to the golfer with

the longest putt on

Hole 9. The winners

were: June 22: long putt-

Claire Vukadinovic, fewest

putts- Bev Shea; June

29: Long putt- Kim Henick,

fewest- Marie Newton &

Pari Majcan; July 6: Long

Putt- Bev Shea, fewest-Brenda

Buffel & Pam

Watters; July 13: Long Putt

Jan Wojciechowski, fewest-

Marie Newton. The pin

round on June 28 was won

by Pari Majcan and Pari also

won the D.O. Memorial. The

July 13 Pin Round was won

by Marie Newton, in 2nd

place Pam Watters and in 3rd

Darla Wilkinson.

The fun game on June

24 was called Dis&Dat and

was won by Pari Majcan, 4

players tied for first and so

a name was drawn and the

prize was given to Marie

Newton. On July 1st the

game was: Mind the Cana

Ball – In first place were

the Canadian Beavers consisting

of Pam Watters,

Peggy Shurnaik and Marie

Newton; in 2nd place were

the Canada A Team consisting

of Doris Hunter, Dawn

Petrie and Kim Henick.

The July 8th game

was Blind Partner

and the winners

were Pam

Watters and Gail


On July 15th

we played



Bonko – tied

for first place were Brenda

Buffel and Kim Henick

and a very close third was

Mary Stewart. Bev Shea

won the June Chip-in towel.


all the winners. And I think

that everyone who comes

out and joins in the fun is a

winner so congratulations to

all of us.

In August we will continue

with our 8:30 tee time

on Tuesday and Thursday

mornings. Please be at the

clubhouse at 8:15 ready to

golf. It’s not too late to join

the fun, new members are

always welcome. For more

information call our captain,

Doris Hunter at 250-

955-0141 or the clubhouse

at 250-955-2323. As always,

keep your head down and

follow through.

Anglemont Ladie’s Golf group celebrated Christmas in July.

Photo contributed.

August 2021

Anglemont Men’s Golf

By Gerry Shea

The Men’s Club is in

the process of finishing the

Match Play competitions. To

date, the matches have been

fun and competitive. Thanks

to Jim Taylor for organizing

this tournament.

The Senior Men’s

play on Tuesday and

Wednesday mornings.

Tee-off is 8:00 AM for

July and August and a

good time is had by all.

New players are always


Men’s night play

starts at 5:00 PM on

Thursdays, but we

ask the players to arrive

at 4:30. New players are

always welcome. Afterwards,

we award hole prizes and

prizes for low net, etc.

Congratulations to Craig

Golemblaski for winning the

Stableford scoring special

night (15 points), Bill Kubica

for winning the Ironman

night with a gross score of

37, Pat Mullan for winning

the count-your-putts night (13

total putts) and Pat Anderson,

who shot 35 (gross score) on

3 club special night. Thanks

to PharmaChoice, Celista

Winery and EcoTreats for donating

prizes this year.

Guest night is August 5

and sponsor night is August

19. Planning has started for

a benefit tournament for

the North Shuswap

Health Centre

Society. A date of

Friday, August 20

(2:00 PM start) has been


The Men’s Club

Championship will

be played August

28 and 29. The final

official Men’s night is scheduled

for September 9 and the

championship supper will be

September 10.

For more information

regarding the Men’s club

activities, please contact

Craig Golemblaski at the

Anglemont Golf Club, 250

955-2323 or Gerry Shea at

250 955-0365.

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modern technology, and a bit nostalgic when considering a

simpler way of life.

A great way to wrap up your visit, is to peruse the gift

shop/gallery section in the main building. It offers works

by local artists and artisans. Treasures from large to small

are available for visitors to purchase, as reminders of their

short trip to the past, courtesy of the Chase & District

Museum and Archives Society. Memberships, which help

to support the museum with upkeep, proper storage materials

and purchases to expand exhibits are also available.

The cost is $10 for singles and $15 for families (two or

more people).

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Match Donations for

People Affected by


Government Release

To help people affected

by the wildfires burning

around B.C., the Province

will match all donations to

the Canadian Red Cross, up

to $20 million.

The matching funds will

be retroactive to donations

received since July 3, 2021,

when the Red Cross’ British

Columbia Fires Appeal


“This past year, the

COVID-19 pandemic has

shown us what we can do

when we work together,

and this is another chance

for us to do that,” said

Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s

Minister of Public Safety

and Solicitor General.

“The Province continues

to support evacuees

through Emergency Support

Services. By matching Red

Cross contributions, donations

will go even further to

aid community recovery and

the Red Cross’ critical work

on the ground.”

The federal government

is also supporting the

Canadian Red Cross’ campaign

in B.C. by matching

contributions. This means

every $1 donated will become

$3 to support those

affected by wildfires.

“The Government of

Canada is, and will continue

to be, a strong and active

partner to assist people

and communities affected

by the wildfires in British

Columbia,” said Bill Blair,

federal Minister of Public

Safety and Emergency

Preparedness. “We are committed

to providing a co-ordinated

federal response

that is also complimentary

to existing programs to the

residents of Lytton and surrounding

communities. We

are pleased to join together

with British Columbia

for this donation-matching

campaign encouraging

Canadians to contribute with

charitable donations to the

Canadian Red Cross.”

The Canadian Red

Cross works with the

Province, local authorities

and First Nations leadership

to help all people and

communities impacted by

the wildfires, including the

people of Lytton.

This year’s wildfire season

started early. The weather

is expected to stay dry

and hot for the foreseeable


“We know people in

B.C. and across the country

are concerned for those

affected by the many current

wildfires in our province and

the threat of more, and want

to find a way to help communities

recover. Donating

to the Red Cross is a great

way to help,” said Katrine

Conroy, Minister of Forests,

Lands, Natural Resource

Operations and Rural

Development. “Our government

is doing everything we

can to support firefighters

and emergency responders

and keep people and communities

as safe as possible.

The Red Cross provides

critical help in emergency

situations like this, and it’s

important that we support

that work.”

Donations will need

to be specifically provided

to the British Columbia

Fires Appeal fund for the

Province to match them.

August 2021

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Donations to the appeal can be made

through the Red Cross as below, as

well as in person at BC Liquor Stores

and BC Cannabis Stores.

British Columbians wanting to

make a financial donation to help

those impacted by the B.C. fires can

do so: online: https://donate.redcross.


• by calling (toll-free) 1 800


• by texting FIRES to 45678; or

• by contacting their local Canadian

Red Cross office.

“This is an incredibly challenging

time for individuals and families

facing tremendous loss in the

Lytton area, as well as communities

across the province that are facing

the possibility of devastating wildfire

impacts this summer,” said Pat

Quealey, vice-president, B.C. and

Yukon, Canadian Red Cross. “The

B.C. government’s announcement

to match donations is very welcome

news. We are grateful for this partnership,

as well as the generosity of

British Columbians and all Canadians

whose donations will allow Red

Cross to bring relief to people in B.C.

who need urgent help and long-term

support in their recovery.”

The Province will match donations

from individual British

Columbians until Dec. 31, 2021.

Tuesday Night Live in Chase

By Elena Markin

As COVID restrictions ease off

this summer and life slowly returns

back to normal, Safety Mart Foods in

Chase, David Lepsoe and Elite Events

BC got back together to plan the second

annual Tuesday Night Live in

Chase. The event will feature 4 live

music performances and it will be held

on the first four Tuesdays in August

from 6 to 8pm at Safety Mart Foods.

This event is free of charge for

everyone and is sponsored by Safety

Mart Foods and David Lepsoe. Bring

your lawn chair and enjoy the talent of

local area musicians, including North

Shuswap’s own Mountain Mamas,

performing on Aug 10 and David

Allan & Friends, performing on Aug

17. Chase’s own Rollie & Friends will

play on Aug 3, and the last music act

on Aug 24, is Henry Small & Friends.

The Rotary Club of Chase will be running

a concession, serving refreshments,

food, and even sweet local corn

on Aug 24.

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NimbleFingers Workshops

Coming Back to Sorrento

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NimbleFingers is coming

back to Sorrento Centre for

the two weeks from Aug 15 to

27, registration is now open.

This year, 2021 at

NimbleFingers, things will be

a little different! (we’re sure

you can guess why)

We look at this year

as the “Boutique” year of

NimbleFingers. Basically, everyone

registers to be part of

the whole campout experience

and activities. Once you register

with Sorrento Centre, they

will email you an online form

to fill out for NimbleFingers

programming. We’ll get to

know who you are and what

your interests are; most of the

programming is already determined,

but this will allow us

to cater the remaining portion

to make ‘something for


The days will be filled

with tune learning and instrument

focussed workshops,

plus general interest workshops

and tutorials, wildcard

workshops, jams, concerts,

band scrambles, campsite decorating

contests and bluegrass

karaoke, meeting new friends,

connecting with old ones, and

generally having a very good

time. The guidelines below

are very general, but they will

give you some idea of what

level you might consider yourself.

If you have any questions,

please contact us. This

is a group learning environment,

so skill levels, interests,

and learning styles will vary.

Beginning Level and Jam

Workshops: It’s expected that

to enroll in a workshop at

the beginner level you must

already be well on your way

to having a firm grasp on the

fundamentals of your instrument.

You can strum, pick or

bow, and change basic chords

or scales slowly but have little

experience playing with

others. If you’re playing an

instrument for which bluegrass

players use a flatpick or

fingerpicks, you should come

to camp with some degree of

“pick” experience. Reading

tablature will be helpful, and it

will be helpful to know what a

major scale is. If you’re brand

new to playing an instrument,

please get a few lessons or

work with an instructional video

before camp starts. Having

these basics down is essential

to ensuring the quality of your

experience at NimbleFingers.

Intermediate Level: You

are comfortable maintaining

good rhythm and/or taking

breaks while jamming with

others, even if the breaks don’t

always turn out the way you

planned. For workshops on

creating instrumental solos,

you should know some major

and minor scales and be able

to put them to some practical

use. Your workshop leader

is likely to assume everyone

knows the Nashville Number

System. At this level you may

be hoping to take your playing

up to the next level of performing

with a group or band.

Advanced Level: This

is for players who already

have extensive jamming and/

or performance experience.

You should be able to play

solos and backup in a band or

jam setting—in time and up

to speed. You should know

the chords that are common

in several keys, the Nashville

Number System, scales, etc.

For harmony singing classes,

you should be able to hear a

note and match it with your

voice—that is, hold a tune. At

the advanced level you should

also be familiar with many

bluegrass and/or old-time

tunes and songs commonly

played in a jam setting.

For more information,

go to

Registration is only by phone

at 1 866 694 2409. Once you

are booked, Sorrento Centre

will email you a form Link so

you can tell us about yourself

and your interests/Levels.

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August 2021

Kicker Delivery Day

From the Kicker Archives June 2006

By Willy Gaw

I try to hit Salmon Arm

by nine-thirty on delivery

day, the second Friday of

the month, get to the good

coffee-shop; grab a double

espresso, two croissants

and head to Hucul Printers.

Greeting me there are two

big, smiling, friendly guys

who help load the Kicker

boxes into the back of my

groaning Subaru wagon.

Well, usually help me load

the boxes; sometimes just

give me advice on how to

load it,

or on


to get a

new car.


them is

a great

start to

the day.

Each box

is packed



from two


to three hundred

copies and they

are stacked in

bundles of twenty,


or thirty, and go

end for end in the

box. This can

get very confusing

when it is


Business of the Year in 2005

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By Jan Penner & Jan Wojciechowski

The following are the winners in the

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our 100 th issue. They were each given

an opportunity to pick the location where

they wanted their gift certificates from and

they all made great choices. Kurt

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a $50 gift certificate to The Creekside Restaurant,

Susan Charter selected a $50 gift

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their name.

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raining and windy and you’ve

lost count at 165 or there are


On the road by nineforty-five,

the first stop is

the Tappen Co-op gas/grocery

store where I drop off a

quick twenty-five copies, leap

back into the car and go right

to the mall market behind

Shuswap Lake Estates Golf

Course. A must stop here is

the German Deli, where I

drop thirty copies and buy

two imported, melt in your

mouth German nougat chocolate

bars for my wife.

Sorrento is next and the

half dozen outlets here take

about twenty minutes, then

it’s off to the Squilax Hostel

where, leaving the car running,

a big five copies are

delivered. Chase is next with

visits to Safety Mart, Craig’s

Bakery, RCMP, Chamber of

Commerce, Subway, Royal

Bank, Credit Union, Sears

and Mountain View Café on

Shuswap Avenue.

Finally I head to the

north shore. From the

Squilax gas station, I head

into Quaaout,

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The Kicker Delivery Day

North Shuswap

North Shuswap

By Willy Gaw

half dozen outlets here take • Lawn Care


I try to hit Salmon Arm by about twenty minutes, then it’s • House Checks

nine-thirty on delivery day, the off to the Squilax Hostel • Power Washing

Electrical Contracting second Friday of the month, where, leaving the car running,

a Systems big five copies are de-


and Maintenance get to the good Water coffee-shop; Purification

Leslie or Dale Jones

Tel: 955–0534 grab a double espresso, two livered. Chase is next with

Ian Bell

Serving the North Shuswap

croissants and head

Fax: 955-0515

Ph 955-2292 to Hucul Fax visits 955-0208 to Safety Mart, Craig’s

since 1996

Printers. Greeting me there are Bakery, RCMP, Chamber of

two big, smiling, friendly guys Commerce, Subway, Royal

July 22 & 23

who help load the Kicker boxes

into the back of NEW my groan-

HOURS the Mountain View Cafe on

Bank, Credit Union, Sears What's and Inside…….

ing Subaru wagon. Opening Well, Daily usually

Fridays help me Prime load the Rib boxes; Daily Finally Features I head to the north Calendar of Events ...... .. ..... Pg 39

5:00pm Shuswap Avenue. Arts & Entertainment .. .. ..... Pg 32 Sat / Sun 10-5

sometimes just give me advice shore. From the Squilax Church gas Listings ........... .. ..... Pg 38

on how to load it, or on where station, I head into Quaaout, Classifieds ................... .. ..... Pg 41

Lunch at ‘Garden of Eatin’

Clubs & Organizations .. ..... Pg 39

to get a new car. Seeing them and eventually to Scotch

Wed - Sun 11 am

Historical Drive ............ .. ..... Pg 34

is a great start to the day. Creek where a hefty five to

Recipe of the month .... .. ..... Pg 37

Reservations Recommended Each box is packed with anywhere

at from the Scotch two hundred Creek Family to Fun

seven hundred copies get Sidekick left ........................ .. ..... Pg 27


at SuperValu.


The Subaru

4087 Squilax-Anglemont Rd, Scotch Creek, BC

Word is Search ................ .. ..... Pg 37

three hundred copies and they happy now as the weight is all

are stacked in bundles of but gone. From Scotch Creek

twenty, twenty-five or thirty, all the way to St. Ives and

and go end for end in the box. back to Jan W.’s house takes

This can get very confusing another hour or so and the

when it is raining and windy day’s done.

and you’ve lost count at 165 For me the best part of this

or there are dogs.

little job is the greetings I get.

On the road by nine-fortyfive,

the first stop is the Tap-

“Fantastic, but you’re late,”

“Great! The Kicker’s here,” Scotch Creek Fire Hall

pen Co-op gas/grocery store “Oh,


where I drop off a quick twenty-five

copies, leap back into see you.” “Oh, thank good-

“Everybody’s waiting, good to

the car and go right to the mall ness, I ran out last week.” It

market behind Shuswap Lake totally amazes me the response

the Kicker gets from

Estates Golf Course. A must

stop here is the German Deli, all over. People like it and

where I drop thirty copies and being greeted by warm responses

makes it a nice day,

Now under

buy two imported, melt in

your mouth German nougat except for the dogs and the

chocolate bars for my wife. wind and did I say dogs? NEW OWNERSHIP

Sorrento is next, and the

With 2 locations to serve you

Farewell and Thank-you

Ms. Hobbs

As some of you may

know, Natalie Hobbs, our

creative dance teacher will

be leaving this month to pursue

her dancing career in

Vancouver. For those of you

who came to watch her show,

her talent, dedication and

enthusiasm was apparent.

When her youngest student,

Alexa Mayer, was asked,

“Do you know why we had a

recital?” She answered,

“Yes, because Natalie loves

me.” She was right.

On behalf of her students

and their parents, we wish

Natalie all of the success she

deserves. Natalie, you will

be missed.

July Kicker Deadline is July 3rd.

We hit the stands on July 14th


3855 Squilax-Anglemont Rd.

Scotch Creek


and eventually

to Scotch Creek

where a hefty five

to seven hundred

copies get left at

SuperValu. The

Subaru is happy

now as the weight

is all but gone.

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Creek all

the way

to St.

Ives and

back to

Jan W.’s


takes another


or so and

the day’s



me the


part of this little job is the

greetings I get. “Great! The

Kicker’s here,” “Fantastic,

but you’re late,” “Oh, wonderful,”

“Everybody’s waiting

good to see you,” “Oh,

thank goodness I ran out last

week.” It totally amazes me

the response the Kicker gets

from all over. People like it

and being greeted by warm

responses makes it a nice day,

except for the dogs and the

wind and did I say dogs?

Thank you Willie.

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November 13, 2019


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Shuswap’s First Intentional


By Jim Cooperman

There are few low elevation parcels

of private land in the Shuswap that

are as inhospitable as the north end of

Adams Lake, where winters are harsh,

summertime is ruled by insect pests

and there is an abundance of bears and

cougars. Yet it was this valley where a

group of Seventh Day Adventists from

Grant’s Pass, Oregon chose to establish

a community in 1934.

They were led by Doc Jenkins,

who must have been quite persuasive

to convince upwards of 50 people to

join them to homestead at the end of

a remote, roadless lake. As he was a

naturopath who practiced alternative

medicine, he likely adhered to his religion’s

strict religious vegetarianism

and healthy living regime and abstained

from alcohol, coffee and tea.

Their only transportation available

was the tugboat and scow owned

by Dave Fraser, who moved all the

families with their gear and deposited

them at the end of the lake. Here

were the remains of a large Adams

River Lumber Company camp called

the Depot that closed in 1926 when

the sawmill in Chase shut down, and

where the sternwheeler the Hellen had

docked. Imagine the incredible initiative

and useful skills they must have

had, as they arrived with just their

tools, camping gear and horses.

In one summer on their property

a kilometre from the lake, they built

homes and a combination school and

church out of the salvaged logs and

lumber. Genette, Doc Jenkin’s secretary,

lived on a farm on the other side

of the river, so they built a suspension

bridge using cables left over from the

ALRC steam donkeys so she could

visit the community and teach school.

Their large garden helped, but they

needed to spend their savings on supplies

to survive.

In the fall, Doc Jenkins’ daughter

Hazel married George Newman, a mason

who was one of the colony’s key

builders. That first winter was harsh

and when they were snowed in, she

gave birth to a son, then contracted

pneumonia and died in January. Life

continued to be a struggle for the community,

yet they persevered for two

more years, enduring the mosquitoes

in the summer and the ice and snow in

the winter. Given they had no way to

get their produce to market, the men

found work as loggers and trappers. In

the summer they used a 24-kilometre

trail to Barriere from Honeymoon Bay

that they accessed by boat.

One winter they lost two horses,

that broke through the ice and drowned

in the river. Despite their isolation,

there must have been some good times

too. Undoubtedly, their likely adherence

to strict religious practices including

taking time off on Saturday, their

Sabbath, to worship and play games,

helped keep them unified. Eventually,

the burdens became too great and the

group dispersed. Doc Jenkins and his

• Rock Walls & Stairs

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The Seventh Day Adventist community utilized lumber and logs from this Adams River Lumber

Company logging camp, which was likely the one at the head of the lake, called The Depot.

Photo by Walter Montgomery, courtesy of the Chase and District Museum and Archives.

August 2021

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family settled on a small

farm in the valley, about

14 km west of Squam Bay,

where he continued his practice.

Genette married Henry

Height and remained on her

farm for a few years before

they left, and a few families

moved to Yankee Flats.

Today, the colony’s log

buildings have mostly decayed

into the ground and

recently, one slipped into the

river when the bank eroded.

Yet the tombstone for Hazel

is well preserved and can

still be found

on this private

property, where

one person is

currently living.

It would be interesting

to determine

if there

were other similar


communities in

North America

and if so, did

any survive longer

than Doc

Jenkins’s group?

There may

be much more to this story,

as I intend to visit the

property one day where this

community was located to

see the decaying buildings

that still remain, including

the one used as a school.

Unfortunately, there are

fires nearby that are posing

threats to the property owners,

so any visit will have

to wait until after the fire

season is over. A nearby resident,

retired bulldozer operator

Art Warner explained

how over the nearly 50 years

he has lived there, a number

of relatives of the community

members came up to visit

the area. Art had been collecting

information about the

community, including some

archival material, but it was

all lost in a house fire. He is

very knowledgeable about

the group and has many stories

about them.

Much of the work at

the Seventh Day Adventist

community was done by

George Newman, an accomplished

stone mason.

The group’s paster was Ed

Stewart, but he was not there

all the time. Art credits these

two men as being the reason

the group lasted as long

as it did. Nettie (Genette)

lived on a separate property

and was quite independent.

Apparently, one time

she decided to clear land by

setting a fire and it took off

Hazel’s tombstone is about all that remains intact

of the Seventh Day Adventist colony at the

head of Adams Lake.

and ended up burning half

of the forest on the nearby

mountain. When it became

time to leave the property,

Doc Jenkins refused to go

and had to be hauled away to

the barge while he continued

to sit in his chair. After

living at Squam Bay, Doc

and his family moved to the

Louis Creek valley where he

set up a practice. One story

about his doctoring describes

how he was asked to treat a

patient with cancer. He prescribed

his usual regimen of

sugar pills and supposedly

the man survived, perhaps

due to the placebo effect!

Note: This is the sixth

in a series of articles Jim is

writing about cooperative,

intentional communities in

the Shuswap. You can read

the others on his blog at

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Dancing with the

Shuswap Stars is Back

Cancelling the 2020 Dancing with the Shuswap Stars

event was a difficult financial blow for Shuswap Hospice, as

this event is the single biggest source of community fundraising

for the society.

So this season, we can promise the same fun and excitement

of dancers stepping forward from our community to put

on an entertaining show. There will be food options available.

There will be spectacular dancing from our contestants

and the instructors from City Dance, who continue to contribute

their time and talents to choregraphing and training

all our dancers. And this year, for the first time, there will be

a Junior Dance Category to feature some of the Shuswap’s

amazing young dance talent.

This year’s event will be held November 19, 2021. It

will be a live-streamed video event that can be watched from

the comfort of your own home, or depending on the current

health restrictions, you may decide to gather in groups to

enjoy the performances. To add to the experience, a variety

of special take-out food packages will be available, so you

can enjoy some of the Shuswap’s excellent restaurant cuisine

while watching the show. Our organizers know that many

local food establishments have had a difficult time during the

pandemic, so purchasing a meal package is a way to support

both Shuswap Hospice and the food service community.

This event will be streamed from the brand-new Song

Sparrow Hall (formerly the Living Waters Church), located

on Lakeshore Drive. A studio audience will be part of the

live event, with numbers dependent on the health restrictions

in place. Information about tickets to view the performance

in-person will be available as the date of the events gets


The show will be modelled closely to the format of the

Hollywood Dancing with the Stars television show, with

the same excitement (and nerves) of the participant dancers,

witty comments from our judges, and the audience participation

of voting for your favourite dance couple through the

purchase of stars. It will be a snappy, fun event available for

anyone who purchases access to the streaming link. The winner

will be the couple who generates the most star-votes.

And remember, all proceeds go to support Shuswap

Hospice programs in our area. The process of palliative care

and grieving has been seriously altered by the pandemic.

Hospital and care home visits have been restricted and traditional

grieving rituals have been disrupted. All of this has

From the 2019 Dancing with the Shuswap Stars Gala photo gallery. Rust

Valley Restorers Mike Hall and Avery Shoaf with instructor Heather Stranks.

August 2021

added to the stress and anguish of loss. This has also meant

an increasing need for Shuswap Hospice’s services.

You can help by purchasing access to the show and making

online contributions that will ensure your favourite dance

couple takes home the trophy!

NEW! Junior Dance Competition

The 2021 event will crown our first-ever Dancing with

the Shuswap Stars Junior Dance Champion.

Many of the Shuswap’s talented dancers have continued

to train during COVID-19, but haven’t been able to have an

audience view their hard work. Now, they will have a place

for everyone to view their talents!

Dancers under the age of 18 can submit a dance video,

which will be posted for viewing on the Dancing with the

Shuswap Stars website. Fans will be able to vote on which

video performance is their faavorite by purchasing stars for a

$5 donation to Shuswap Hospice.

Before the Dancing with the Stars event in November,

the video performances will be tallied by the number of votes

and the three performances with the most votes will move

forward. These three dances will be featured as part of the

live-streamed show and viewers will again be able to purchase

votes for their preferred dance performance. The total

number of votes from pre-show and the live show will be

added together and the winner will be the junior dance performance

with the most votes.

Deadline for submitting video is the end of September.

Videos will be posted in August or sooner. Get them in early

for more votes.

Completed entries can be emailed to

Entry forms and rules available at

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How to Pack the Best

Boating Food


Mike O’Reilly - Owner

Mon to Fri

8am - 4:30pm

822A Shuswap Ave, Chase, BC

Jessie de Sousa

Glass Technician

By Sarah Tokarek

Shuswap Adventure Girl

Boat Lunch! It is a

marvelous thing! Spend

all day and evening cruising

in the boat, beaching

and swimming……eating

fresh and easy peasy boat


Fun, colorful and

convenient are the perfect

ingredients for a

fresh and fantastic boat

lunch! As a family of

five with young children,

we are busy! I am busy!

Prepping for long adventure

days, on the water, or in the

backcountry shouldn’t be difficult.

With the help of these

quick tips and your local,

favorite grocer, we will have

you eating an amazing boat

lunch and on the water in no


A go-to boating buffet

of delicious finger foods that

pleases the entire family is

made easy. Chop up a rainbow

of fresh veggies, prep

a hearty cracker and cheese

spread, whip up some quick

mess-free wraps, toss in a

selection of fun treats, and

pack the cooler!

Everyone loves a funfilled

day on the water! So

many hours are spent swimming,

basking, beaching,

tubing, boarding, laughing,

and enjoying! The music is

playing your favorite tunes,

and the sun is shining for yet

another day! So love local,

shop local, and enjoy our

beautiful Shuswap……and

your delicious boat lunch


Quick Tips for the perfect

boat lunch:

-Skip the plates and

utensils. None required.

-Pack no-mess foods.

Even these Sunny-D bottles

are spill proof and are a kid’s


-Use containers that sit

flat in your cooler and allow

for smaller ones to fit inside.

I find my containers at

Walmart or through my local

Tupperware rep.

-Skip the line and shop

online! Zoom in, park, get

loaded, and zoom out!

-Shopping online allows

you to save your order and

simply re-order for

your next adventure!


- Skip the condiments

in your

wraps! It’s messy

and makes them

soggy. We love

cucumber and

thinly sliced cream

cheese wrap and

ham and cheese


- Another delicious addition

is pre-made chicken

or pork skewers. And chips

and dip!

August 2021

The North Shuswap Kicker


By Pat Bauer and

Loretta Greenough

North Shuswap Community Association

The North Shuswap Community

Association board is happy that the

Covid-19 is in better control and that

things are opening up. We have applied

for a new Bingo licence. We will

let everyone know as soon as we get

it – should be in September sometime.

We will require a number of volunteers

to help with the Bingo. Please phone

Loretta at 250-955-6431 if you are willing

to help run the Bingo.

The Farmer’s Market has managed

to survive the heat wave and has opened

every Wednesday morning.

Thankfully, we have a new janitor.

Peter Brookes has taken on the role. If

you see him, greet him and make him

feel part of the community.

The weekends in September have

been booked as well as a couple in

October. It is sure nice to see the hall in

use again.

We keep two outside toilets open

for the public. Please respect them

and use them with care. Unfortunately,

someone has to clean them and recently

they have been left in a horrible condition.

Also please remember our garbage

bins are not for household use.

Thank you to everyone who has already

paid their membership for 2021.

If you have forgotten please mail it to

the NS Community Association, 5456

Squilax-Anglemont Rd., Celista, B.C.

V0E 1M6 or put it in an envelope and

drop in the drop box at Scotch Creek


We wish you a safe summer.

Sharon & Two-Cat Pat


North Shuswap Community Hall - 5456 Squilax Anglemont Rd.

Celista, BC, V0E 1M6 ● Hall Bookings: Kim; 403-819-0863 ●

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

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Wills & Estates

Conveyancing * Family Law

Chase office is open Thursdays

by appointment only

#4 - 834 Shuswap Ave


By Jan Penner

Our item is a Blade Stropper. This

version does not seem to be imprinted

with the manufacturer’s name but any

similar images I could find suggested

that this design was manufactured by

Twinplex. It was quite

possibly patented in or

around 1915.

We have become

such a disposable society

that we don’t always

appreciate being able to

extend the life of an object.

If something breaks

or stops working, we

throw it away and replace

it with a new version.

Manufacturers feed this mentality

by making their products from plastic

instead of metal, and often make their

goods impossible to service. This was

not true in the era of our grandparents

and great-grandparents. Product durability

was a matter of pride and customers

looked for a way to make things last

- including being able to keep a sharp

edge on a razor blade.

I was amazed to discover there

were at least a dozen different apparatus

available to strop a razor blade. They

varied in size, shape, material and mechanics.

The simple razor strop, a strap

of leather that a straight edged razor

was vigorously run up and down was

what I was most familiar with. When

double edged razor blades came into

use, something else was needed and

there were choices.

While all devices for stropping had

the same purpose – to resharpen the

edge on the blade – the methodology

and materials varied. The sharpening

surfaces included ceramic, steel, stone,

leather and in some instances, what

looks like glass. The simplest devices

required the user to manipulate the

blade across the sharpening surface

using their fingers. It seems to me that

while this was convenient,

LAST MONTH’S THING especially if the user was


travelling, it did not necessarily

produce a quality

sharp edge. Hence, more

intricate models, include the

one we have shared.

The Twinplex Stropper

required the user to pull a

pin out from one side. It

had a small lever that was

lifted. A twin blade was

placed over two dogs and the lever was

dropped, enclosing all but the blade

edges before being pushed into the

stropper. Inside, was a piece of leather

that the edges rubbed against when a

handle on the outside was turned. The

blade flipped and rotated as the handle

turned, sharpening both sides without

having to manually turn it over. Other

systems also relied on some sort of friction

on a coarse material, though some

used a sliding action as opposed to the

spinning action of the Twinplex. Of

note, the top of the Stropper clipped

on and off, which allowed the user to

observe the sharpening and allow for

cleaning and, possibly part replacement.

Our thanks to the Chase & District

Museum & Archives for providing our

item. Unfortunately we did not receive

a correct answer this month but here is

next month’s item. It is about 8” long

and has to do with farming. Be sure to

get your guess in and you could be the

next draw prize winner!



call/text 250-515-2830

Or drop answer in one of our drop

boxes at Scotch Creek Market,

Sunnyside Supermarket in Celista,

or Ross Creek Store in Magna Bay.

HINT: (at end of article)


August 2021

By Ted Danyluk

Great to see all the people coming

to the Meat & 50/50 Draw every

Saturday afternoon at the Hub from

3:00-5:00. There is always room for

a few more so don’t be worried about

not getting a spot to enjoy the best

venue in town and supporting the longest

running fund raising activity

in the North Shuswap.

Ticket prices for both the

Meat Draw and the 50/50

Draw are still only a $1 each

so we hope to see you next


There are many life altering

events you can experience

but nothing can compare

to winning the North Shuswap Lions

Colossal 50/50 Online Lottery. The

only way you can win up to $90,000

is to buy a ticket. Tickets are available

in three designer ticket packs; a

two ticket pack for $10, a five ticket

pack for $20 and a twenty ticket

pack for $50. Everyone on the North

Lions Club

Shuswap from Squilax to Seymour

Arm will benefit from you buying a

ticket pack. Why is that? Funds raised

will go to the Shuswap Trail Alliance

for the development of trail projects

and pathways in the North Shuswap.

Tickets are available online at


you want to get to our site

quickly, take a shot of the

QR code from our Kicker ad

using your phone’s QR code

app. It is just that easy.

Plans are well underway

for another Sycamore

Quartet concert at the

Celista Estate Winery for

September 18. The group is

developing a new program to include

Celtic, Canadian folk and popular music.

Tickets will be available at the

Winery. Price will be $25 per person

and will include a glass of excellent

Celista Winery wine. More details will

be available in the September Kicker.

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• Warrantee approved service on all new


• Approved location for most extended


• Complete Auto & Light Truck

Maintenance and Repair

• Tires – Brakes – Tune-ups

Government Vehicle Inspection Facility



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Serving the local area with

reasonable rates.

Licensed and bonded gas contractor.

Providing service, renovation and

new construction.

Water heater and furnace




Business Recovery



Training Program

We are accepting applications for our third

6 month business training program to assist

mature businesses led by women. Designed

specifically for businesses operating for a

minimum of 2 years. GAIN KNOWLEDGE TO:

• Grow or improve your business.

• Learn how to change things for the better.

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Anglemont and Surrounding Area

By Denise Meier

We sincerely hope everyone

has managed to stay

safe and comfortable through

the heat waves and smoke

this summer. It is such a relief

to be able to return to some

semblance of normalcy, visiting

with family, friends and

neighbours that we haven’t

been able to spend time with

for so long.

Lakeview has been

pleased to open up with a few

events this summer beginning

with our breakfasts. July’s

admission by donation breakfast

was very well attended,

with over $1200 in donations

from our generous members

and guests. A big thank you to

our set up and breakfast crew


August’s breakfast will

be held Saturday the 14th,

and we will be drawing for

the electric bike (an upgrade

from last year’s raffle model),

a helicopter ride compliments

of Dean Schmied, and a great

little portable bar-b-que.

Do you have your raffle

tickets yet? We will have

members out and about in

the Community selling tickets

up until the last day. Ross

Creek Store and the Marina

have some on hand as well,

and they can be purchased

online through our e-mail


. We

will e-mail you a photo of

your tickets. Don’t miss your

chance to win.

We are currently looking

for volunteers to sign up for

a month of lawn mowing. 2

or so times per month should

do it. August and September

are currently available. An

orientation will be provided

(location of shed key, etc).

We would like to thank

all who have renewed their

memberships or joined for

the first time. We are especially

grateful to those

who have made a charitable

contribution. You can

find our membership form

on our webpage at www.


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



other inquiries should be

directed to Tony Hudson at


If you have ideas for

new activities, clubs or

events, or would like us to

do something that we used

to do, please let us know. We

will be fully operational by

September with a renewed

focus on our members.

Thanks for keeping us

afloat and stay in touch.

Lakeview Centre Membership fees:

$20/yr (per person)

7703 Squilax Anglemont Rd Anglemont, BC V0E 1M8

Hall Bookings/Games Room:

Jim 250-682-6235



Supported by

The Seven Dwarfs have been restricted to

gather in no more than six people.

One of them is not Happy.

August 2021

Chase and District Fish and Game Club

By Helen Dalin, Secretary

The CDFGC executive have been busy working on projects

during our Covid shutdown. The pistol shooting shed project is

almost finished. On Sat. August 7 and perhaps Sunday August 8,

a painting and grounds clean up work bee is planned, and members

are asked to come out and volunteer. Volunteers are asked

to bring landscaping tools such as rakes, weed eaters, shovels,

gloves, etc. with them. The work bee starts at 9 am. There will be

a light lunch provided for volunteers. We are really hoping to see

many volunteers because many hands make light work!

There is some exciting news to share. The CDFGC has been

granted a class A license from the lottery corporation and so we

will be holding an online 50/50 draw starting August 1. ONLINE


CDFGC COMMUNITY and we are hoping the public will support

our club through buying some 50/50 tickets. Tickets will be

easily available for the public to get as they will be able to buy the

tickets at home or on their phones. Your 50/50 numbers will be

delivered to you by email and you can use credit or debit cards.

You do not have to contact a CDFGC member! CDFGC was unable

to do any fundraising in 2020. We were unable to hold our

annual banquet or 3-D shoot so we are really hoping the public

will support us in this fundraising venture and that our members

will spread the word.

Lastly, we are pleased to announce that instead of a 3-D

shoot this year the CDFGC wants to do something different and

invite the CDFGC community to a FAMILY AND FRIENDS

ARCHERY FUN DAY! On Sunday, September 5 from 10 am to

2 pm we plan to set up novelty targets, some 3-D targets and some

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static targets for archers to shoot at. There will be some prizes for

the youngsters at the novelty targets and we are hoping to introduce

to anyone interested, how much fun it can be shooting at

3-D targets.

All our members will be invited to bring out their bows

and family and friends to have some fun. A concession will be

available to buy drinks, chips, hot dogs etc. There are some junior

compound bows and arrows available in the club house for

youngsters to borrow if your family has no archery equipment.

Parents are required to attend with their children. Write this date

on your calendar as you may be able to borrow some equipment

if you know someone who can lend you some. Unfortunately, we

do not have any archery equipment for adults, but we are always

open to donations!

IMPORTANT NOTICE! At this time the Range is closed

to members because the fire hazard is too high and the range is

near our landlord’s house and property and he has requested it be

closed. We are requesting our members be respectful of this request.

There has been a padlock put on the gate that your key will

not open. When the extreme fire hazard decreases, the range will

be reopened and we will let members know right away.

If you are interested in fishing, archery, trap and skeet, environmental

projects and upkeep, or hunting and shooting skills

you may want to join our club and new members are always welcome.

You can get a membership application online at

or at The Village U-Brew on Shuswap Ave. Check out

our Facebook page sometime. Our next general meeting will be

September 20, 2021 at 7 pm at Creekside Hall in Chase BC.



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on the highway in Celista

Thank you Lord for the miracle

of this vaccine and for all who

helped it to be made so quickly

and delivered for all Your

people. We pray that it may go

swiftly around the world to save

lives and restore health and well

being; especially to countries

where it is so badly needed.


Irresponsible Behaviour

Extremely Disappointing

On July 2nd I drove up to the

end of the new logging road on Riley

Mountain to check out a possible fire

caused by lightning.

Ralph Bischoff and I were sure we

could see smoke with the aid of binoculars

from Line 17 Road. Fortunately,

there was no smoke or fire which was

confirmed by Mark Acton flying over

the area in a helicopter and communicating

with the crew working on the

Crowfoot fire. Roy Phillips relayed

the information via cell phone to me.

What I did find at the end of the

road was extremely disappointing.

About nine beer cans, a gallon paint

can and an aerosol can all riddled with

bullet holes were strewn about the

landing area. I picked them up and

photographed them (herewith).

It would seem to me that the people

responsible for this disgusting and

irresponsible behaviour probably enjoy

the mountain scenery and views but

have absolutely no regard for the environment

and our community.

Bridge Upgrade Needed for


I moved here in 1980. In those

years there have been many developments,

homes built, businesses built

and numerous RV parks added. This

year seems particularly busy with the

big real estate boom that happened in

the middle of a pandemic.

I have been very worried lately

with the increase in fires and heat

domes and I think everyone should be.

What would happen if there is a wild

fire out here like happened recently

in Lytton. We have a huge growing

population increase in summer which

could be as high as 10,000 or more.

We only truly have one way in

and out of the North Shuswap and

we have an old single lane wooden

bridge. We really do need to insist that

this bridge be replaced with a steel

concrete structure. It is a charming

historical bridge and should remain

as viewing platform for viewing the

salmon run with some upgrades for

parking. It’s clearly the time to prepare

and plan for a mass evacuation

and a bridge upgrade would be the

first major cost to ensure the safety of

the locals and tourists.

Paula Woods

The Church is still unable

to hold in-church services

for the foreseeable future.

Please see our website

for sermons and information.

Thrift Shop Open!

Wednesdays 10:00-2:00

Donations gratefully accepted;

but please, no TVs, computers or

furniture (there’s no room)



Submit your

Letters to Submit the Editor your by:

Letters to the Editor by:



or message or message us us on on Facebook

The eyesore is one aspect but

shooting in these volatile conditions

could easily spark a fire and most people

know what the end result could

mean for all of us.

While I am on this subject of beer

cans thrown about, perhaps it should

be pointed out that some of the snowmobilers

and recreational vehicle owners

are particularly guilty of dispersing

of their beer cans by throwing them

out the window of their vehicles when

heading home. I have picked up at

least 20 dozen cans on Garland Road,

Line 17 and Beguelin Road this year

alone. This has been the case every

year for at least five years now.

Take your cans home with you and

recycle them!! Thank you.

Frank Riley

Thank you to the

Kicker Team

To Tracy and the Kicker team,

My husband Garry and I extend to

you a big thank-you for your outstanding

publication. We appreciate the

effort and quality you put into every

issue. The information is comprehensive,

and you include stories that are of

interest to every North Shuswap resident.

Not only do you cover the good

news, but you also deliver the sad and

bad news, all with a professionalism

that rivals any “big city newspaper”.

Keep up the great work!

Natalie Dzioba

August 2021

The North Shuswap Kicker


70 The North Shuswap Kicker August 2021

By Jan Penner

Hopefully everyone is

enjoying their summer. The

hot weather makes us all

grateful we have beautiful

Shuswap Lake to cool off in.

The smoke has often been

quite intense throughout July,

reminding us that

we must be vigilant

about keeping

fire sources safely


Students have

been encouraged

to read and write daily, play

board games/card games,

and stay physically active.

Spending just a little time

each day with each of these

activities helps keep the

body and brain elastic and


North Shuswap School

is, like most District 83

buildings, closed. The

cleaning crews have been

in and classrooms are ready

for another September start.

In summer, we often see

School News

families making a move in

or out of the area. If you

are new to the area or know

someone new with children

in K-8, please contact

the school as soon as possible

to receive details on

how to register your child.

Messages can be left

on the answering

machine at 250-955-

2214. Messages are

checked regularly.

Mr. Rosman and

Mrs. Dawson will be

in the office the week prior to

Labour Day.

If you are moving

away, registering as soon as

possible in your new location

activates notification

that your child will not be

back at North Shuswap in

September. This information

helps to formulate classes

and ensure adequate staffing,

and a great start for the coming


Enjoy the rest of your

summer everyone!

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Visit our Website or contact us!

• Marketing & Advertising (exposure

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• Guest Communications & Inquiries

• Reservations & Payment Handling

• Manager/Owner Property Rental

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Real-Time Owner Log-in Access)

• Key Handling

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• Stocking Consumables

• Welcome Gift for Guests

Thank you for Fighting the

Crowfoot Fire

We would like to take

this opportunity to thank

the following people for

taking it upon themselves

to save our community

by fighting the fire on

Crowfoot Mountain that

was ignited by a lightning

strike on the evening of

July 1st.

Karl Bischoff with

540B Skidder, Martin

Lucas, Jody Evans, Shane

Bentley with Timber Jack

380 Skidder and water

tank, Jory Bentley, Carson

Bischoff, Bill Bischoff,

Regan Kendall, Curtis

Bischoff, Lucas Bischoff,

Charlie Bischoff, Kyle

Boppre, Mitch Hewitt, Dean

Acton and Mark Acton

in helicopter. From the

Celista Fire Department,

Roy Phillips, Mike Torpe,

Craig Nygard, Nathan

Lewis, Wade Mobley, Josh

Finn, Rich Horner, Mike


When you see any of

these people, please make

sure you personally thank


Thank you,

Frank and Melanie Riley



Ph: (780)621-9790

August 2021

The North Shuswap Kicker

Contact Us at




• 4 ears corn on the cob, silks


• mesquite wood chips

• 2 tbsp butter, melted

• 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


• ½ lime, juiced

• 1 lime, zested

• 1 tsp smoked paprika

• salt and ground black

pepper to taste

1. Place corn back in their husks in a large pot of water and

soak for 2 hours. Soak wood chips in another container of

water for about 30 minutes.

2. Preheat a smoker to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

Place corn, unstacked, onto wire racks. Place the racks into

the smoker. Add wood chips according to manufacturer's

directions. Smoke until corn reaches your desired level of

tenderness, 60 to 75 minutes.

3. Combine butter, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, and paprika

in a small bowl. Peel back the husks and brush corn with

the butter mixture. Season with salt and pepper

Got a favourite

recipe you would

like to share?

Email it to

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Call/Text 250-515-2830

Office: 250-955-0534


CEO: Jan Wojciechowski

Publisher: Tracy Wojciechowski

Managing Editor: Jo Anne Malpass

Writers: Jan Penner & Larissa Lutjen

Advertising Manager: Catalina Montgomery

Advertising: Cindy Korchinski, Anja Heldner

Classifieds: Lena Whittaker





General Inquires:

Subscriptions: $60.00/yr (+gst)

Drop boxes: Scotch Creek Market, Sunnyside

Supermarket - Celista, Ross Creek Store - Magna

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Aug 11 & Sept 15


Aug 15 & Sept 19


Aug 27 & Oct 1














































DID YOU KNOW …. Lightning strikes cause approx. 60% of wildfires in BC in an average year. The 40% personcaused

are from open burning, the use of engines or vehicles, dropping burning substances such as cigarettes, or any activities

that create a spark or heat source sufficient to ignite a wildfire. The most important factor of person-caused fires is that

they are preventable.

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14 15 16


1. Distort

5. Soothing ointment

10. Movie

14. French for "Head"

15. Threesomes

16. Found in some lotions

17. Practices

19. Aspersion

20. Biblical first woman

21. New Zealand native

22. Critical

23. Relate

25. Cabs

27. Eastern Standard


28. Scoundrels

31. Front parts of human


34. Blockade

35. Petroleum

36. Make (one's way)

37. Formerly known as

the Gold Coast

38. Within

39. Fury

40. Distributed

41. Thigh armor

42. Clothes

44. Precious stone

45. Basic belief

46. A ray of sunlight

50. Light-haired

52. Make improvements

54. C

55. Rind

56. Cogitate

58. Backside

59. French for "Queen"

60. Hodgepodge

61. Prying

62. Venomous snake

63. P P P

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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


1. A throat infection

2. A bleaching vat

3. Aromatic solvent

4. Tiny

5. A narrow channel of the sea

6. Malicious burning

7. Teller of untruths

8. Acting from choice

9. S

10. A band of fibrous connective


11. Prestidigitations

12. Boor

13. No more than

Puzzle 1 - Easy

18. Stack

22. Spindle

24. Care for

26. Diatom

28. Ampules

29. Pesky insects

30. Blackthorn

31. Gulp

32. Sister and wife of Zeus

33. Inactivity

34. Broken

37. Heredity unit

38. Poetic foot

40. Declare untrue

41. Looks after

43. Potpourri

44. Artilleryman

46. A river through Paris

47. French school

48. Eagle's nest

49. Notes

50. Extent

51. Relating to aircraft

53. A female domestic

56. Brassiere

57. Not bottom

Puzzle 1 - Medium


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Tues and Thurs. FMI 250-955-

& Friends. Stay tuned on more

Free admission, food, bevvies,

2323. See ad on page 52

details by following Elite Events

music & door prizes See ad on

Lions Club Meat & 50/50

Draw. . Saturdays - 3:00

Doctors/ Labs in the Clinic c -

BC on Facebook.

page 40.

-5:00pm at the Hub in Scotch

To book for lab work and for

Nature Nurture and Nine - Full



doctor appointments, call NS

day retreat. Enjoy a mix of

Health Centre at 250-955-0660

yoga, golf, culture, relaxation,

Villains and Vittles Dinner The-

The North Shuswap Fine Art

or check for

and Shuswap inspired cuisine

atre - Wed, Fri. & Sun evenings.

Show - Aug 7 from 11am - 5pm

clinic services and availability

at Quaaout Lodge and Spa. FMI

Special matinee performance

at Celista Estate Winery. Music

of doctors. See ad on page 40

- 250-679-3090.

on Thurs. Aug. 19. Check-in

by Daveton Jones. See ad on

starts at 5:00 pm. Come enjoy

page 29.

Country Kids Playschool

Chase Minor Hockey y - Regis-

a home-cooked dinner with all

Celista - Taking registrations for

ter until Sept. 1. FMI contact

the pioneer fixings. FMI or to

Lakeview Centre Breakfast &

September 2021. 2 mornings

Amanda at amandakozak@hot-

reserve your tickets, call 250-

Raffle Drawing -Sat. August

per week - Mon. & Wed. 9:00 . Paper registration at


14, 8:30 am to 11 am. Indoor &

am - 12:00 pm. To register, go

Safety Mart in Chase, Pritchard

outdoor seating. Also drawing


Store and Scotch Creek Market.

Annual Car Show - Aug. 8, 8:30

for the electric bike, helicopter

am to 2 pm at R.J. Haney Her-

ride and portable bar-b-que.

Clean Drain Dry - Boater out-

Family and Friends Archery

itage Village. over 100 classic

Buy tickets now. Tony 778-765-

reach August 14 at Shuswap

Fun Day - Sunday, Sept. 5

cars, entertainment, food.

1506 or Darla 250-299-2158 or

Lake Provincial Park in Scotch

from 10 am to 2 pm at the


Creek. Columbia Shuswap

Chase and District Fish & Game


Invasive Species Society will be

shooting range. Novelty, 3-D

Tsuts’weye Lunchtime Con-

there with information about

and static targets. Prizes for

nections - 2nd & th Tues.

Colossal 50/50 Online Lot-

stopping the spread of invasive

youngsters. Info at www.cdfgc.

from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. On-

tery - North Shuswap Lions in

aquatic species.


line workshops to help you

support of trails & pathways on

the North Shuswap. Win up to

Red Cross Swimming Lessons-

Chase Curling Club - Interested

with your business. Register:

$90,000. northshuswaplions.

August 16-26 -Scotch Creek

in curling this fall? Please con- FMI go to See ad on

Wharf Road Beach - 8 half hour

tact Janice @ 250-679-4471 or

page 28

lessons for different levels,

e-mail at janinchase@cablelan.

CSRD Board Meeting - Thurs-

five starting times from 4 pm

net Deadline September 3,

day, August 19, 10:00 am.

Live Music at the Hub - Visit

for preschool till 6:15 for up to


Pre-register at for

level 10. Participants in Level 3

details. Covid Safety protocols

and above may be required to

Chase Library - Scavenger

Agenda available approximate-

in effect. For more info follow

attend one lesson at a different


ly one week in advance of the

@thescotchcreekhub, call 250-

location to complete deep wa-

Where is Hank? contests are


955-2002 and see this month’s

ter activity. FMI or to register,

all ongoing for the month of

Altered States II - broadcast on

ad on page 24

go to

August! A new contest every

the ROOTSandBLUES website

week. Fun for the whole family.

on Aug. 13 and 14 starting at 7

Interpretive Walk-About tours

Bicycle Rodeo & Scavenger

Contact the library for more

p.m. PST. No tickets required.

& children’s events - Tsúts-

Hunt - Sept 5. 9:30 to 11:30

information. Visitors welcome.

wecw Provincial Park, Tours

am at Shuswap Lake Provin-


each Weds. to Aug. 25. Tours

cial Park. Free event of North


are free, donations are wel-

Shuswap Pathway Team.


Classes - Tues. & Wed. 7 - 8:15

come. Interpretive cabin open,

Educational activities promot-

Reedman Gallery Arts and

pm / Topics vary. Register at:

Sat. Sun. Wed. Fri. & holidays.

ing bike safety for youngsters

Crafts Show and Sale - Until

Free children’s events every

to age 10. Helmet safety, hand

August 8, Thurs 4-8, Fri, Sat,

CSRD Learn how you FireSmart rt

Wed and Sun 1-3pm. Aug. 4 &

signals, traffic signs, obstacle

Sun 9-4pm, 2510 Blind Bay

- watch 30 minute online webi-

8 Indigenous story trail, Aug.

avoidance, balance, figure 8

Road (Blind Bay Hall). Contact

nar. Pre-register at www.csrd.

11 & 15 Watersheds, Aug 18 &

riding and more. Scavenger

Maureen for details 250 675 1-888-248-

22 Wildlife tracks, Aug 25 & 29

hunt routes around Scotch


2773 See ad on page 14.

Aquatic invertebrate.

Creek with things to discov-

Thrift Store - St. David’s

er, questions to answer and

Music in the Bay - Live con-

Church at Celista every

riddles to solve. FMI or to

cert series at the waterfront,

Wednesday from 10 am. until

volunteer Doug Easterbrook at

Centennial Field in Blind Bay.


2 pm.

Thursdays from 6 - 8:30 pm. In • Sunday - Scotch Creek -

connection with Market by the

Beside the Hub, 9:30am to

Pickleball - Rose Clifford Park,

String quartet concert - in

Bay. Bring a lawn chair.

1:30pm. See ad on page 25

Scotch Creek. Mon, Wed and

support of North Shuswap

Fri mornings. Everyone invited

Lions Community Projects.

South Shuswap Library - Sum-

• Wednesday - Celista Farmers

to pop down to play a game.

Second annual event Saturday,

mer Reading Club 2021: Crack

Market at North Shuswap

Beginner lessons available also,

September 18, 2 pm. at Celista

the Case this summer. Read

Community Hall, 9am to

contact Dave @ 250-463-9987.

Estate Winery. Featured will be

whatever you want and earn a

1pm. See ad on page 9

classical musicians “The Syca-

medal! FREE. Register online at

Adventure Passport- - A guide

more String Quartet.” Tickets or pick up your

• Thursday - Market by the Bay

to the west end of Shuswap

from Celista Estate Winery or

package in branch. Complete

at Centennial Field in Blind

Lake. Offers a variety of activi-

call Marlene Kergan 250-955-

all challenges and enter to win

Bay, 6 to 8pm.

ties and experiences. Look for

0378. more details on pg. 32

a grand prize. Take Stella the • Friday - Chase Home Hard-

at the Chase Visitor Centre and

dog on an adventure. Show us

ware Field, 10 am to 2 pm.

the Visitor Kiosks throughout


with a poster, video or picture

the North and South Shuswap.

Tuesday Night Live at Safety

collage on what you and Stella

• Saturday - Sorrento Shoppers

Anglemont Estates Golf -

Mart Foods, 6-8pm Tuesdays in

encountered this summer.

Plaza 1240 TCH, 8am - noon.

Anglemont Men’s Golf night at

August. Bring a lawn chair and

Please have submissions in by • Saturday - Dockside Market

5:00 pm every Thursday. Senior

enjoy great music! Aug 3: Rollie

August 20.

at Squilax General Store

men’s on Tues and Weds 8:00

and Friends, Aug 10: Mountain

Art on the Green - Art Sale on

10am - 1 pm. Live music on

am. Ladies’ golf at 8:30 am

Mamas, Aug 17: David Allan &

August 28 at 10am, outside

the wharf. See ad on page 28

Friends, Aug 24: Henry Small

at Cedar Heights golf course.


74 The North Shuswap Kicker August 2021


Adams River Salmon Society..

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.. Gerry Shea 250 955-0365

Artistic Community.. Lynn Erin 250-955-6234

Arts Council for the South Shuswap.. Karen Brown 250-515-3276

AWE Society..

Baseball Club.. Melissa Bischoff,

Blind Bay Garden Club.. Susan 250-835-2351

Camp Grafton.. Judy MacPherson 250-374-5115


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


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

Emergency Support Services..Cathy Semchuk and Tom

Hansen 250-833-5927


Anglemont.. Graham Lucas 250-318-7157

Celista.. Roy Philips 250-804-3349

Scotch Creek/Lee Creek.. Ben Pellet

Skwlax.. Paul Gamble 250-679-4472

Fire Services Coordinator.. Sean Coubrough 250-833-5955


North Shuswap.. Kath Rowbotham 250-318-0317

South Shuswap.. Debbie Edwards,

NS First Responder Society.. Don Devine, 250-955-2101,

Girl Guides.. 1-800-565-8111

Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon..

Cynthia Bentley 250-955-2222


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.. 250-675-2167

Sorrento Health Centre Society.. Eldene Lindberg 250-675-4168

Historical Society.. Loretta Greenough 250-955-6431

Imai Ball Park Foundation.. Brian MacDuff 250-955-0981

Lions Club.. Tom Price 250-574-6104

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

Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness.. Cathy Semchuk

and Tom Hansen 250-833-5927

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 250-9555-8198

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

Parents Advisory Committee.. Sabrina Beyerly 250-955-2214

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


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,

Seymour Arm Snowmobile Club.. Markus Schrott


Shuswap Community Foundation.. 250-832-5428

Shuswap Emergency Program.. Cathy Semchuk and Tom Hansen


Shuswap Environmental Action Society..

Jim Cooperman 250-679-3693

Shuswap Hospice Society.. 250-832-7099

Shuswap Lake Aero Modelers.. 250-515-2731,

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

Sharon 250-832-4588

Shuswap Theatre Society..,

Shuswap Volunteer Search & Rescue.. Luke Gubbles


Shuswap Waterfront Owners Association (SWOA)..,

Skmana Ski club..,

South Shuswap Canada Day Committee..

Tammy Packer 250-463-2495,

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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cannot, and does not, guarantee the correctness of all information furnished them, nor the complete absence of errors or omissions: therefore, no

responsibility for same can be nor is assumed. Press releases and reports from community organizations and businesses are encouraged but may

be edited to fit available space. We reserve the right to refuse any ad or item that conflicts with the intent of this paper. Articles, advertisements

and design in this publication may not be reproduced in any way without prior permission of the author. ERRORS AND OMISSIONS: Advertising

is accepted on the condition that, in the event of a typographical error, the portion of the advertising space occupied by the error will not be

charged for, but the balance of the advertisement will be paid for at the applicable rate.

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Making Waves Marine Service,

Service, parts, and marine accessories

to your location. Full mechanical

marine repair and service available

to all makes and models of

pleasure craft. Certified marine

technician with over 20 years experience.

Call Alan today at 955-0884.



Repairs & Maintenance of Docks


Cuts ● Colors ● Manicures

Pedicures ● Facials ● Waxing

Lash & Brow Tints ● Nails

At the Centre in Scotch Creek

By Appointment Only


Mobile Mechanic with tooled

truck looking for small to medium

Jobs. Local to North Shuswap.

Call Jonny at 250-550-8408


Anglemont Carpet Cleaning /

Assured Quality General Contracting

/ North Shuswap Junk

Removal. Bryan Wagar


Satellite Installations

Sales service

250-955-2500 250-318-2890


• Hook Up and Install

• Theatre Surround

• Sound Systems

• Computer Repair & Other





Magna Bay



Helga Terwoort

For all your hair-care needs call


5205 Tallington Rd, Celista

All Job Joe - Roofing, new and

repairs, small plumbing jobs,

small construction jobs,

handyman jobs and more. North

Shuswap. Please text first


Intuitive (Quantum)


Fresh Herbs * Plants * Original

photos * greeting cards *

Prints of Shuswap area *

Workshops … and more

Rachelle 250-679-2145




Leave your Fur-Babe with us in

our loving home to ensure


while at work or at play

• Daily and weekly spots

• Prefer smaller breeds

Limited spaces available

Call or Text Debbie


• Pre-purchase and Pre-sale

appraisal reports

• Mortgage Refinancing?

• Estate or Division of Family Assets?

• Depreciation Reports for Strata


Fully Accredited Appraisers and

Depreciation Report Planners


• Foundations

• Framing

• Finishing

• Renovations

• Siding

• Flooring

• Decks

• Additions

Brush with Greatness






(Cell) 250-320-6820

Serving the Shuswap &

Surrounding Area



Dave Jones Painting Service

Drywall (New & Repairs)


Ceiling Repair

Stain removal



Scotch Creek

20 years experience

Serving the area since 1981

References available


Cell 250-819-2500


Soles Footcare

Call Vanna 250.574.9969


MANURE (rotted)





and Home Checks

North Shuswap



White Swan Tarot

Spiritual Gunslinger

Have cards... will travel.

Readings with Jan 416-902-9931

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FREE Estimates

WCB Covered

Secure your property with

professional home checks



Dry cedar firewood bags

Small $15.00 - Large $25.00

Anglemont (778) 866-8687

1993 John Deer Tractor, model

1070, 4x4 diesel with a front-end

loader. Call/text Paul at

778-584-2611. (in Lee Creek)


Scotch Creek

Check out our selection of beads,

findings & craft supplies


Clean Fill Wanted! Right behind

Home Hardware in Scotch

Creek 780-904-0730

Shuswap Lake Golf (Duffers Den)

2404 Centennial Drive Blind Bay


Full-Time or Part-Time year round

IDEAL CANDIDATE(S) will have drive, team

skills, good attitude, be attentive to detail,

able to work in a fast paced environment.

Experience and Food Safe necessary

RESPONSIBILITIES include executing all

menu items while meeting our expectations

of high standard, quality presentation. You

must also be able to maintain a clean, well

stocked, and organized work area.

Bring your culinary skills and enjoy the

beauty of the Shuswap! Drop off a resume

in person (to the manager of Duffers Den).

Golf privileges included plus employee

discounts on all merchandise.



Skidsteer Work

Landscaping • Decks & Fences

Sheds & Garages • Siding

Finish Carpentry

Let us help you with

your next project!






Servicing Seymour Arm to Kamloops

•Groceries •Alcohol

•Prescriptions •Etc…


Call for estimate


Reading Tutoring

Boost your child’s confidence

with fun & interactive sessions

Linda Rightmire

Literacy Specialist

K-12 Teacher, LART &

University instructor

Zoom Lessons

Now Available


Shuswap Raised P.O.L. Hens

Ready for pick-up

Sept. 15 – Sept. 30, 2021

”Rockettes” – Barred Rock Layers

E-Mail or call for Complete

Information & Photo

(250) 955-6145

Boat for Sale – Collector Value

or starter Boat. Vanguard 15ft

Fiberglass runabout with older

35hp electric start Johnson o/b.

Trailer included. This is a classic

from the 1960’s. Its small wake

has also helped many kids learn

to ski! Asking $1200.

Anglemont Area. 250-955-6498

Refurbished Dock

Located in Sorrento

Overall length w/ramp approx: 62’

• Approximate dimensions:


• Ramp with wheels L20’6”xW6’5”

• Aluminum middle section with

maintenance free PVC grid decking


• Wooden dock refurbished in June 2021

Call - 403-559-4485

Wanted - to buy old wood

windows, doors, ladders, crocks,

suitcases, furniture, tools, trunks,

tubs, signs, antlers, pumps,

taxidermy, advertising, barrels,

scales, farm & cowboy items.

250-577-3357, Pritchard

Wanted: used older boat trailer

for 16’ row boat. Must be in

working order and should have

papers. Contact Uwe phone




at Mylo’s

Scotch Creek


FOUND - Have you lost a 14 foot

Seafly Sailboat?? We have found

one on Shuswap Lake. Call Jerry at



Contact us at


1.5” section for


$16.50 plus tax

Come and Join our



Earn up to $200 in ONE day!



• Training provided


Call Patti 250-955-2525

$25 per




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We are offering a



to the right person wanting


in the woodworking world

Also looking for

Seasoned Cabinet Makers

Please apply in person at

3818 Kenwood Gate,

Scotch Creek.



At Caravans West Resort 45 ft

Park Model / Attached Livingroom

/ Two Finished Decks.

Many Great Amenities. Vacation

or Year round. $269,900.

To View 250-253-2471





OR Hobby Farm


On the Waterfront

Or near the water





Christian Family looking to buy

Acreage in Celista for


Please call 604-999-1275


Looking for Happy sociable

Room-mate to share Lakeview

house / Large deck. Cat in residence.

Located in St. Ives on

Shuswap Lake $600 inclusive

call Terry 403-978-3508

Boat slip available at Anglemont

marina for September. $25. per

day or $600. for the month. It’s a

prime spot near the marina.

If interested email



We are a family of 3 looking

for a rental in the North Shuswap

area. My husband is an

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

and I am a nail tech, we do not

smoke or drink. We come with

excellent references and pride

ourselves in keeping a nice

home. If you are looking and we

might be a good fit please call or

text 604-250-8577





check us out at

(250) 955-0701


Ro\_rt M[rtin Noros

@pril 28, 1943 - July 5, 2021

Robert Martin Noros passed away with his

family by his side at Royal Inland Hospital,

Kamloops, on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the

age of 78 years.

Robert was born in Lulu Island (Ladner) on

April 28, 1943 to Bjarne and Margaret Noros

(nee Husband). He lived in Ladner for

several years where he enjoyed working with

cars. In recent years he rebuilt a 1952 Chevy


Bob lived and worked in Maple Ridge, BC and Renwar, MB. On returning to

Maple Ridge, he married Maureen Hartfiel (nee Kergan) in 1993. Bob moved

to Anglemont, BC to build a house for him and Mo. He also supervised and

worked on building a house for his sister-in-law Marlene. Bob enjoyed

gardening, canning, cooking, baking and many friends and neighbors received

a loaf of his bread. His vegetable garden is being tended by Mo with loving

care. Bob enjoyed his quad, would add a trailer to go into the woods near

home to cut up logs for heat, go up the mountain with a group or down the

road to visit friends. Bob built furniture and additions to the house. He would

take a slab of good wood and carve Loonie banks, woodpecker door knockers,

Loon and Wolf napkin holders and Wolf figures and latest was bark skull masks

– a truly great artist. If anyone needed a tool or help Bob was there for them.

For several years Bob volunteered with the North Shuswap Lions at their

barbeques and Children’s Christmas Party.

Robert was predeceased by his parents, son-in-law Richard Adams, brother-inlaw

Brian Carney and nephew Sean Carney.

Robert is survived by his loving wife Maureen, daughters Kathy Standryk

(Gordon Lee), Lori Noros-Adams (Rick Galuschuk), stepdaughters Leanne

Hartfiel (Jay Cunningham) and Robyn Rieger (Mark), grandchildren William and

Michael Standryk, Tanner and TJ Cunningham, Devin and Madison Rieger, great

grandchildren Chloe and Lincoln Standryk, his sisters Yvonne Berquist, Donna

Carney, Sandra Elliot, sister-in-law Marlene Kergan, numerous nieces, nephews

and cousins.

The family appreciate and sincerely thank Dr. VanWyck and the palliative

care team on 5 South for their loving care and support.

W_ lov_ you Ro\_rt

There will be a family gathering at a later date.

Share memories and condolences online through Bob’s obituary at

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North Shuswap Library

Located at the Centre in Scotch Creek


Open: Tues - Noon - 5,

Wed & Fri - 11 - 4, Sat - 11 - 4



After Hour Emergencies


If you have any tips

on local crime call



D I A L 9 – 1 – 1


Scotch Creek

Open Daily (till Sept 15)

8am - 2pm



Seymour Arm

(till Sept 15)

Tuesday 1 pm - 5pm

Sat 9am - 1pm


AIM Roads - 1-866-222-4204


Ministry Contact -1-250-503-3664

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Serving Kamloops, Thompson & Nicola Valleys, and the Shuswap

Engineered Aluminum Patio Covers

Aluminum & Glass Railings


Enjoy your deck year round with a Brentwood Patio Cover

• Renovations, New Construction & Repairs

• Continuous 5”, 6” & Fascia Gutter

• Custom Gutter Systems for Snow Load

• Heat Trace Installation




Serving the


for 23 years

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Licensed Residential Builder

Cell. 250.833.2824





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• Gifts • Clothing • Family Camping





(250) 679-3980

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