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Local Candidates in Federal


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By Jo Anne Malpass

North Okanagan Shuswap residents

will be going to the polls in the 44th federal

general election on September 20.

Electors have many safe options to

vote, including at their assigned polling

station on election day September 20 or

during advance polling days (September

10 to 13). They can also apply online to

vote by mail.

Every elector on the National Register

of Electors should receive a voter information

card. Your voter information card will

tell you: where and when you can vote,

your assigned polling station for advance

polling days and election day, and the address

of the closest Elections Canada office

where you can vote by special ballot. On

the North Shuswap, the usual advanced

polling station is Scotch Creek Fire Hall

and on election day, the fire hall, North

Shuswap Community Hall, Lakeview

Centre and Seymour Arm Community


To check if you are registered or to

register to vote, electors should use the

Andrea Gunner

Green Party

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Starting September 10th


Mon, Tues, Friday & Sat

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Ron Johnston


Online Voter Registration Service at,

call 1-800-463-6868 or contact

their local Elections Canada office. You

can register at the polls when you go to


With the deadline for nominations 21

days before the election, there could be

more candidates but these are the party

bios for the ones we know of so far in

North Okanagan-Shuswap riding.

There will be an all-candidates forum

via Zoom September 13 from 7 to

8:30 pm sponsored by the Salmon Arm

Chamber of Commerce. Forum meeting

link and details will be posted on

by September 10.

Mel Arnold – Conservative Party

Mel Arnold was first elected

as Member of Parliament for North

Okanagan – Shuswap in October of 2015

and re-elected in October of 2019.

He served as Shadow Minister

for Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian

Coast Guard for Her Majesty’s Official

Opposition from November 2019 through

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August 2020. Arnold also served as

Deputy Shadow Minister for Fisheries

and the Vice-Chair of the BC – Yukon

Conservative Caucus.

With volunteer work being a priority

Mel has been able to contribute his skills

and knowledge into the North Okanagan

– Shuswap business and not-for-profit

sectors. As a volunteer board member of

the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce,

President of Shuswap Pro-Development

Association and multi year member of

the Shuswap Daybreak Rotary Club,

Mel has actively contributed to the local


Mel was raised on a family dairy

farm in Notch Hill BC near Shuswap

Lake. He and Linda, his wife of 41 years,

enjoy taking part in the tremendous outdoor

recreation opportunities the North

Okanagan – Shuswap offers and spending

family time with their daughter and

son in law who reside in Calgary.

As a family man, businessman, and

long-time volunteer, Mel is familiar with

the various challenges facing Canadians.

Shelley Desautels – Liberal Party

Shelley has spent her whole life in the

North Okanagan–Shuswap, having been

born and raised in Vernon and lived in

Salmon Arm for the last 7 years. Not

only is Shelley a friendly face in the

community, but she has a deep understanding

of the local needs and dynamics

of our region and communities.

New to politics, Shelley is a natural

leader with a passion for helping others,

and community engagement. She decided

to run because she saw the need for

real leadership in our communities and

believes an engaged, local Liberal representative

will best support the needs of

North Okanagan–Shuswap.

Right now, we are still working to

finish the fight against COVID-19, while

facing a housing crisis, a climate emergency,

and the urgent need to achieve

Truth and Reconciliation. To address

these issues, our community needs a

leader who will be our voice in Ottawa

and is willing to fight for smart policy.

Shelley is dedicated to putting in the

hours and the hard work to see these policies


Shelley works as the GIS Certificate

Instructor at Okanagan College, teaching

mapping and data analysis. She also

owns her own mapping company, where

she works with First Nations Community

Forests. She is the Vice President of

the Boxing for Wellness Society, a director

of the Shuswap Cycling Club, a

Director of the BC Community Forest

Association, and the Service officer at

the Royal Canadian Legion.

Andrea Gunner - Green Party

Andrea Gunner is a professional agrologist

with thirty years experience in

business planning, agricultural marketing

and agricultural economics.

Andrea has been involved in a number

of projects connecting agricultural

producers with consumers in sustainable

and economically viable systems. She

has worked in farm business management,

market and economic research for

individual farm clients, producer co-operatives,

farmers markets, first nations,

industry associations and government

at the municipal, provincial and federal


Andrea and her husband run a certified

organic, pastured poultry operation

raising roasting chickens and turkeys on

a small acreage in the North Okanagan.

Ron Johnston – NDP

Born and raised in Calgary Alberta,

Ron moved to the area with his family in

late 2000. Living in Sicamous, Salmon

Arm, Armstrong and currently Vernon

has shown him the unique diversity of

this large district. In a Facebook post, he

says “I hope to be able to put the skills

I have cultivated over 25 years of private

sector experience and volunteerism

to work to listen to YOU and accomplish

our party’s goals while properly

representing the people of the North


“I will support the values our party

holds and will listen and work hard

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To many of us, this wildfire season

feels worse than the many others we have

been through but how does it compare

with other years over the past 12 years?

As of August 22, there had been 1,543

wildfires in BC since April 1, burning

862,977 hectares.

According to statistics from BC

Wildfire, the average season since 2008

saw 1,560 wildfires burning 314,383

hectares, costing $256.1 to fight. 617 or

40% was human caused and 942 or 60%

was lightning caused.

Quiet seasons in the last 12 years

include last year 2020 with 670 fires

burning 14,536ha, 2019 with 825 fires

21,138ha and 2011 with 653 fires

12,604ha. Busier seasons include 2018

with 2,117 fires burning 1,354,284

hectares, 2017 with 1,353 burning

1,216,053ha and 2009 with 3,064 burning


Some years stand out as being particularly

difficult. The summer of 2017 was

unprecedented by measure of the amount

of land burned (over 1.2 million hectares),

the total cost of fire suppression

(over $649 million), and the amount of

people displaced (roughly 65,000 evacuated).

305+ buildings were destroyed.

A year later, things got worse instead

of better. The 2018 wildfire season was

unique in its impact to almost all regions

of the province, and in its record-setting

area burned.

2,117 fires consumed 1,354,284

hectares of land, surpassing the 2017

record. 66 evacuations were ordered, affecting

2,211 properties and 50+ buildings

destroyed. The total cost of wildfire

suppression reached $615 million.


By Editor Jo Anne Malpass

By Editor Jo Anne Before that, the summer of 2003 was

the worst ever for forest fires in British

Columbia. Abnormally hot, dry weather

resulted in over 2,500 wildfire starts over

a vast area, mostly in the Interior of the

province. Interface fires were at an alltime

record high.

The interface fires destroyed over

334 homes and many businesses and

forced the evacuation of over 45,000

people. The total cost of the Firestorm

is estimated at $700 million. The greatest

cost of all was the loss of the lives of

three pilots who died in the line of duty.

The Okanagan Mountain Park fire was

the most significant interface wildfire

event in BC history. The fire’s final size

was 25,600 hectares. Much of BC was

affected by the fire but the communities

of Naramata and Kelowna suffered

the largest effect when the blaze caused

the evacuation of 33,050 people and

238 homes were lost or damaged. The

fire also claimed 12 wooden trestles and

damaged two other steel trestles in the

historic Myra Canyon.

The 2003 McLure fire caused the

devastating loss or damage of 72 homes

and nine businesses, 3,800 people were

evacuated from the small communities

of McLure, Barriere and Louis Creek.

The fire reached a final size of 26,420


BC is in the Guinness book of

Records for the single largest wildfire

in recorded history. The Chinchaga or

Wisp Fire started in logging slash north

of Fort St. John, BC on June 1, 1950

and ended on October 31 nearly to Keg

River, Alberta. In that time, it burned

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September 2021

Kickin’ it up with Jay

at NorthShuswap.Info

Jay Simpson- Director, Electoral Area ‘F’

(North Shuswap & Seymour Arm )

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Email: 250-517-9578

Now that we’re into

September, what should we

talk about? Wildfires? That’s

about the only word on everyone’s

lips, except maybe

‘smoke’ which is of course

due to the wildfires. All I can

say is that, as I write this on

August 14, we’ve been very

lucky in most of the North

Shuswap, and even Seymour

Arm has been spared from

a potentially huge catastrophe

(fingers crossed & touch


I want to give a shout

out to all the Fire Fighters

out there risking their lives,

the local community members

who have jumped on

small local fires so they didn’t

become big local fires, and

to the CSRD’s Emergency

Management crew who have

been putting in huge time coordinating

things and focussing

on public safety. There

are at least 7 fires of note in

the CSRD, more than they’ve

ever had to deal with at one

time. As we move into the fall

we can hope that more rain

will arrive and that these critical

and hardworking people

get a chance to take a breath

(of smoke free air).

And as we move into fall,

it will be interesting to see

how the recent surge in Covid

cases is handled. I personally

am pleased that the Province

has shown a more nuanced

response to outbreaks in specific

communities instead of

a blanket approach. A second

summer season of no tourists

would have been deadly

to many of our businesses.

If we can keep this nuanced

approach up, then some of the

plans for the fall can continue

to move forward.

Those plans include

community meetings to get

input on a number of issues:

Community Wildfire

Resiliency Plan, Community

Evacuation Plan for Scotch


Arm. It’s interesting that these

two plans were begun in the

spring before the Heat Dome

and the fires, so it’s extremely

appropriate that they are

in progress, and the studies’

authors can look at the process

during these challenging

times to make better plans for

the future. Other studies under

way are the Housing Needs

Study which was kicked off

by an online survey, and the

study of Parallel Trails along

Squilax-Anglemont Road.

Both these studies are proceeding

well and we anticipate

more information as

we move into September/


On the note of more progress,

the Shuswap Economic

Development Society is up

and running and has hired an

Executive Director (ED) to do

the work. I’ve been extremely

impressed with the work

and professionalism of the

board. They obviously have a

passion for the Shuswap and

a desire to make things better

in our communities. Over the

next few months there will

be more information about

how the society and the ED

will begin to make a difference

for our businesses and


I have a date reserved

for a Town Hall meeting,

October 23rd from 2-4pm at

the Celista Hall. We’ll have

some guest speakers and

time to discuss specific North

Shuswap issues. Hopefully

Covid allows us to do this in

person. More information will

come out with the October

Kicker but for now, save that


If you have comments or

concerns, get in touch.

Jay Simpson, JSimpson@ 250-517-9578

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approximately 1.2 million hectares (3 million acres) of boreal

forest. The 1987 Great Black Dragon Fire, which raged

through north-east China and into Russia between 6 May and

2 June 1987, is thought to have burned a similar-sized area of

pine forest.

Other major historical wildfires in BC include:

Salmon Arm Wildfire, one of BC’s worst wildfires, occurred

in 1998. It damaged over 6,000 hectares, caused the

evacuation of approximately 7,000 people, destroyed 40 buildings,

and cost over $10 million to extinguish.

Penticton Wildfire, also known as the Garnet fire, occurred

in 1994. Over 5,500 hectares were burned, over 3,500

people were evacuated and 18 homes and structures were lost.

The fact that the fire occurred in an interface area increased

the severity of the damage.

On June 13, 1886, fire destroyed most of Vancouver,

which had only been incorporated three months earlier. A

clearing fire blazed out of control and

in one hour only two of the 400 original

buildings were left standing. Due to

the fire it was decided that replacement

construction should be of brick stone or

cast iron.

On September 17, 1868, Barkerville

was destroyed by fire and 116 homes

were destroyed. The fire was caused by

a miner trying to kiss one of the girls in

a saloon. The ensuing struggle dislodged

a stove pipe, setting the canvas ceiling

on fire.

We won’t know the final tally of

buildings lost, hectares burned and the

cost of fire suppression until the end of

BC Wildfire’s fiscal year on March 31,

2022, but with over 100 structures confirmed

lost from the White Rock Creek

fire and most of Lytton destroyed, the

numbers are sure to be high and some

of these records might unfortunately be


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By Sgt. Barry Kennedy

Mental Health Emergency

On August 14, 2021

at approximately 7:30 pm,

Chase RCMP members assisted

an adult female who

was experiencing a mental

health emergency. This incident

occurred on the Pine

Street Bridge in Chase. The

distraught female was attempting

to jump from the

bridge into the water and was

being held on to by police

officers who were holding on

to the female’s arms while

she struggled to free herself.

The female’s personal safety

was at serious risk and the situation

was very stressful for

Police and the public. Several

bystanders recognized they

could be of assistance and

jumped into action despite

the risk to their own well-being.

The female climbed back

over the railings of the bridge


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and was taken to safety. In

the end, the female was transported

to hospital by Police

with no physical injuries. In

this instance several factors

contributed to a positive resolution:

1) community members

and bystanders who were

concerned and took appropriate

action; 2) de-escalation

skills of the attending Police

Officers; and 3) the female’s

own decision to allow Police

to help her.


On August 1, 2021 at

7:19 pm, Chase RCMP were

advised of a motor vehicle

collision on Squilax

Anglemont Road near

Celista. An older Dodge

Caravan crossed the centre

line, struck a concrete barrier,

and then went into the ditch.

Witnesses assisted the driver

until Police and ambulance

arrived. Police were told by

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the witnesses that the male address and found the car

driver appeared to be drunk parked in the driveway still

and open alcohol was observed

in the vehicle. Breath sitting in the driver’s seat, lis-

running. An older female was

samples were obtained from tening to loud music. Worried

the driver which resulted in that her erratic driving could

‘fail’ readings. He was issued be the result of a medical issue,

Police asked the driver

a 90-day prohibition from

driving and his vehicle was if she was alright. During the

impounded for 30 days. He conversation, Police noted her

suffered minor injuries in the speech was very slurred and


she had an odour of alcohol

Erratic Driver on her breath. Police began

On August 1 at 8:30 pm, an impaired driving investigation.

The female was given

Chase RCMP were advised

of a possible impaired driver multiple opportunities to provide

a sample of her breath

on the Trans Canada Highway

near Chase. The complainant into the alcohol screening device.

Each time, she held her

reported that the vehicle was

weaving all over the road and breath and pretended to blow

crossing the center line. Police into the device. This is not an

were not in the area and were uncommon trick and it is very

unable to make patrols. obvious. Police responded

At approximately 10:00 by explaining (again) to the

pm, Chase RCMP received female how to provide a proper

sample. Police explained

a second driving complaint

about the same vehicle. The that the penalty for failing to

complainant suspected the provide a sample is the same

driver was drunk because the as the penalty for blowing a

vehicle was all over the road. ‘fail’. The female continued

The complainant provided a to pretend to blow into the device,

swore at Police and then

licence plate number which

was registered to an address refused to cooperate. She was

in Chase. Police attended the

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served a 90-day immediate

prohibition from driving and

her vehicle was impounded

for 30 days.

Dropped 911

On August 4 at 3:47

pm, Salmon Arm RCMP

were advised of a dropped

911 call from a cell phone.

The call-taker heard a female

hyperventilating who

was unable to speak with

the call-taker—then the call

disconnected. When Police

attempted a call back, the

phone was turned off. Given

the circumstances, it was assumed

that the call was an

emergency and significant resources

were deployed.

The GPS coordinates

received in relation to the

911 call indicated the phone

appeared to be travelling

westbound along the Trans

Canada Highway toward

Chase. Chase RCMP were

provided with a description

of the vehicle, which was

registered to the phone’s

owner and were requested to

intercept. Police located the

vehicle just outside Chase

and conducted a traffic stop.

The male driver explained

that the female passenger

phoned 911 during a panic

attack but was fine now. The

female passenger did appear

to be fine; however, she

was inexplicably angry with

Police. She refused to exit the

vehicle to speak with Police

in private and was surprising

rude especially given

the amount of resources that

went into responding to her

911 call. There was nothing

further that could be done by

Police and the couple continued

on their way.


Late on the evening of

August 5, the Thompson

Nicola Regional District contacted

the Chase RCMP to

advise that they had issued an

extended Evacuation Order

in relation to the White Rock

Lake wildfire in the Monte

Creek area. The new evacuation

orders in the Chase

RCMP jurisdiction included

sections of Highway 97,

all of Pritchard on the south

side of the river, Chase

Falkland Road and China

Valley Road. The Pritchard

Fire Department took on

door to door notifications

in the Pritchard area. Chase

RCMP members with the

assistance of two members

from the Salmon Arm RCMP

Detachment, conducted

door to door notifications on

Highway 97, Chase Falkland

Road and China Valley Road.

Most of the residents on

Highway 97 were awake despite

the late hour and ready

to leave. Residents of Chase

Falkland Road were not on

evacuation alert and were

very surprised to wake up to

Police knocking on the door

in the middle of the night.

The notifications in rural areas

were very time consuming

because most homeowners

had their driveway gates

closed and locked for the

night. This meant Police were

climbing over fences and

gates and walking down long

driveways to knock on doors.

On August 9, the evacuation

order in the Chase

RCMP jurisdiction was rescinded

and residents were

glad to return home. Chase

RCMP received no reports of

looting as a result of the evacuations.

There were, however,

on-going issues with vehicles

running the checkpoints,

occasionally at high rates of

speed, putting those manning

checkpoints at risk.

Theft of Services

On August 7, Chase

RCMP were called to a business

in Sorrento to settle a

dispute over the theft of services

provided by the business.

The business owner

was upset that a female and

her two children entered her

business and did not purchase

anything but used the

washroom facilities and then

departed. A licence plate was

obtained and the business

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owner wanted the female charged with using her toilet paper,

soap, water and paper towels, without permission and

that constituted theft. Police determined that no criminal

activity had occurred, and that the business could pursue the

matter through the civil court to recoup her losses.

Suspicious Fire

On August 8 at 11:08 pm, Chase RCMP were requested

to assist the Chase Fire Department at a structure fire on

Hendry Avenue in Chase. By the time Police arrived, the

Chase Fire Department had the fire under control and neighbouring

homes were not damaged. Investigation determined

that a neighbour saw a flash, followed by smoke coming

from the vacant house. No one was seen in the immediate

vicinity of the residence, but the fire does appear to be suspicious

in nature. The matter is still under investigation.

Theft of Food Bank Van

On August 13, Chase RCMP received a report that the

Chase Food Bank delivery van had been stolen during the

night. The van was parked at the Curling Club parking lot

in Chase. In the days after the van was stolen, Police were

advised of sightings in Salmon Arm, Turtle Valley, Scotch

Creek and Celista. The van is quite distinctive – a white

GMC Savana with a large refrigeration unit on top. Some of

the decals may have been removed however, as of the last

sighting, the word ‘FOOD’ was still written in orange on the

side. This van is used by the Chase Hamper Society to bring

donations of perishable food items to Chase, where they are

distributed in emergency food hampers to those in need.

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North Shuswap Storage

Resort, located in Scotch

Creek, is owned and operated

by brothers Garth and

Malcolm McKay. The facility

offers both heated and

unheated storage options for

personal items in their ground

level storage lockers, as well

as enclosed storage for boats,

RV’s or any other large items,

all contained within a fenced

compound with 24/7 security

provided by on-site manager,


The McKay brothers left

Langley in 2017, looking for

a slower pace both for business

and lifestyle. Garth had

spent many years managing

a steel foundry, and Malcolm

managed the sister manufacturing

company, also in the

Langley area.

Garth’s site, one of the

largest stainless-steel foundries

in North America, had

150 employees on site. They

produced custom castings

used primarily in commercial

applications in the oil and

gas, desalination, nuclear, and

pulp and paper industries.

Basically, the process for

manufacturing used patterns

made in different ways but

most recently made with 3D

printing technology, which

were then placed in sand to

create a mold, then filled

with molten metal to produce

the actual parts. It could be

a very intense, challenging

job ensuring quality and efficiency,

not to mention the

challenge of managing such a

large number of employees.

Malcom managed a

company involved in manufacturing

and supplying

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lake, it also tends to be quieter,

which is nice when one it is leveled and ready for oc-

local campsites, and ensure

is indulging in such activities

as water skiing and wake detailing services and can

cupation. Finally, they offer

surfing. Garth is an avid repair upholstery and touch

fisherman, staying mostly on ups for both boats and travel

both Shuswap Lakes because trailers.

of the convenience, but occasionally

checking out some cilities, especially if you are

If you require storage fa-

of the smaller local lakes. storing recreational equipment,

give North Shuswap

In winter, the Ali McKays like

to ski at Sun Peaks whenever

possible. Garth # of and his check out the services they

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Feb - wife Jul Jaye, an interior/exteri-

months 6 offer. They are personable,

design specialist, have 4 knowledgeable, and easy to

COMPANY NAME 1337 & ADDRESS children Cardy Drive, – including Scotch a set of Creek talk with.

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triplets. All are in their early

to mid-20’s.

Malcolm and Madeleine

have had property in Lee

Creek for 8 years. He and

his wife Madeline also have

MISC INFO (i.e. Multiple ads, 4 children Premium who location are in etc.) their

. . . SideKick continued

early to mid-20’s. They are

still connected to the Lower

Mainland with a home in

Fort Langley and Madeline

is a veterinarian working

at UBC. Malcolm enjoys

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Bringing U-Haul to

fishing the Shuswap and

skiing Sun Peaks. Madeline

loves to escape to the

Shuswap at every possible

chance and enjoys the quiet

solitude of the lake.

North Shuswap Storage

Resort is not just a storage

facility. If you are a boater,

they offer enticing services

which make boating very

convenient. For starters,

they offer valet services. If

you are planning

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area, they can

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even launch it

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it is ready

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are! They have

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enabling easily accessible

maintenance and repair for

boats. The valet services

are also offered for trailers.

North Shuswap Storage

Resort is also the one U-Haul

dealer in the North Shuswap


The Kicker would like

to thank Garth and Malcolm

McKay and North Shuswap

Storage Resort for their continued

advertising support.

Our best wishes for continued

success for this local


September 2021

Fire News

By Roy Phillips

Celista Fire Chief

All three

North Shuswap

fire departments would like to express

our thanks to the community for being

vigilant in watching for any sign of a

brush/ forest fire and quickly reporting

them. We would also like to thank

the community for all the support to

the firefighters.

We are proud of our firefighters

who have taken time out of their busy

schedules and time from work to go

on deployments throughout the interior

to help protect the communities

that were and are still affected by the

ongoing forest fires. The cooler temperatures

and rain that we are starting

to receive is a great relief for all of us.

Thank you to all those on the departments

and outside the departments for

keeping the communities safe.

Over the last month, the departments

have been busy with call outs

ranging from burn complaints, campfires

to brush fires and a boat fire in

Anglemont. Anglemont fire department’s

quick response to the boat fire

got it under control and prevented any

embers from starting any fires to the

homes and brush along the shoreline.

All the passengers on the boat got off


Scotch Creek FD responded to

an attempted arson near homes in Lee

Creek and the RCMP were called.

Thank you to the locals who came

upon the brush fire and quickly extinguished

it, preventing any major fire


Scotch Creek had a call out for

a Brush fire that had them calling

for mutual aid from Celista. It was a

great turn out and after some time of

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Fire News continued

searching, nothing was found. Fortunately, we had just had

rain which could have put it out making it hard for us to locate.

The community members in the area were a great asset,

providing eyes on the hillside and getting us into areas

to have a better look and search.

We do get a lot of burn complaints and call outs that

sometimes amount to nothing, or we can’t find anything.

When this happens, the callers always seem to be very

apologetic and feel bad for calling it in. We want to assure

you in the community, that is never a waste of our time

and we would far rather come out to discover that it was

a legal propane campfire or it was just a barbeque putting

off smoke. If we didn’t get the call and it turned out to be

something serious, the outcome could be bad.

We would like to remind everyone about the FireSmart

program and that we do have people who can come out

to asses your property for you and give suggestions to

FireSmart your property.

Celista Fire department welcomes three new recruits,

Alexis Bingle, Brandi Hansen and Jackie Lemay and offers

congratulations for promotions to Mike Torpe lieutenant

and Josh Finn Training Officer. Congratulation to Scotch

Creek firefighter Cameron Holland, promoted to Deputy


With the month of September comes the slow down in

the community of seasonal residents and tourists and children

are going back to school. The fire departments have a

junior firefighter program that allows young adults in high

school to join and get training to become a firefighter. Most

of the schools are recognising this and offering a credit as

an elective. If you have a young adult in your family who

might be interested, contact your local department for more

information and we would gladly have them.

Celista Fire Department will be setting up this Labor

Day Long weekend on Sunday at Sunnyside Supermarket

to collect donations for Muscular Dystrophy.

If you are interested in checking us out and becoming

a part of the Fire Departments, we practice Tuesday Nights

at 7PM.

For info please contact your Local Department

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CSRD Development Services Requires

Transfer from Reserve Budgets

By Jo Anne Malpass

The transfer of over $75,000 from

several operating reserve budgets for

additional staff overtime and casual

clerical resources due to Development

Services workload, was approved

August 19 by the Columbia Shuswap

Regional District Board.

These included the transfer

of $50,000 from Development

Services Operating Reserve to the

2021 Development Services budget,

$3,000 from Building Inspection

Area F Operating Reserve to the 2021

Building Inspection budget, $7,500

from Building Inspection Sub-Regional

Operating Reserve to the 2021

Building Inspection Sub-Regional

budget, and $15,000 from Bylaw

Enforcement Operating Reserve to the

2021 Bylaw Enforcement budget.

An amendment to the 2021 Five

Year Financial Plan was also approved

to include the additional expenditures

to allow for the continued strategic use

of staff overtime and casual employee

renumeration due to ongoing increases

in workload.

A report from Gerald Christie,

Manager, Development Services, said

staff are seeing unprecedented development

growth in the CSRD including

bylaw enforcement complaints associated

with such development and dealing

with the public’s COVID-related

concerns. The workload for all departmental

staff has increased approximately

200% this past seven months

and staff have voluntarily undertaken

overtime to try to process applications

and enforcement complaints in a timely


As of July 30, the department has

almost surpassed the total number of

new files than what was received in all

of 2020; Building Permit construction

value and revenue from permit fees has

already surpassed all of 2020. Given

the significant increase in applications

to the department there has also been a

corresponding and significant increase



in revenue in some functions that will

help to offset the use of the operating

reserves, says the report.

“Development activity in the

CSRD is booming. Existing trends in

applications and bylaw enforcement

complaints continues to increase at a

rate that is far outstripping the ability

of staff resources to accommodate.

This request will allow for some

additional overtime to be utilized by

staff until the end of the year to try and

manage the influx of applications and

enforcement complaints. As the provision

of staff overtime is meant primarily

to aid in meeting short-term service

levels and project goals, if the number

of Development Services files continue

to rise as anticipated, overtime alone

will not suffice and additional staff capacity

will be needed in the future if

the department’s existing high-level of

service is desired to be maintained.”

In other business at the meeting,

Chair Kevin Flynn and several directors

expressed their appreciation to

the Shuswap Emergency Program

(SEP) staff, volunteers and community

members. “These last few weeks have

made us so aware of how important

SEP is and how important the people

are.” He acknowledged all the team

members as well as all the firefighters

and volunteers trying to protect our

property and our community, including

the public who have opened their

homes for evacuees.

Area D Director Rene Talbot said

about the Falkland area, “we were on

evacuation order, now alert, then order

from Salmon River Road to Cedar Hill

and it really impacted people.” The

amazing thing to see, he said, was people

helping people load their stuff and

doing what they did to keep everyone

safe. Members of the three fire departments

stayed behind after their families

left, not only to protect from fires but

also from looters. “Hats off to all the

fire departments and to all the people

out there fighting the fires.”

(continued on page 17 )

September 2021

(continued from page 16 )

Rail Trail Governance Advisory Committee - Three

agricultural property owners have requested permission to

farm portions of the rail trail adjacent to their properties;

the licence areas will be defined by survey and/or fencing.

Entering into the CSRD/RDNO Agricultural License

Agreements was approved with conditions.

The Board supported a CSRD application for a BC

Active Transportation Grant in the amount of $500,000 on

behalf of the inter-jurisdictional partners of the Shuswap

North Okanagan Rail Trail for development of the Sicamousto-Mara

trail section, which requires rock scaling, bridge

repair, and would benefit from surface grading to berm the

lake side edge of the existing rail bed and help deter wave

erosion impacts in some areas. These sections to be open

for early access to the public through installation of safety

signage and road crossings upon completion of these works.

Subject to the concurrence of the District of Sicamous and

the Electoral Area E Director, the Board approved funding

from the Sicamous and Area E Economic Opportunity Fund

in the amount of $232,455 as a complement to the BC Active

Transportation Grant application.

As a means of authorizing existing and future utility

crossings for the three major utility corporations, TELUS,

Fortis BC, and BC Hydro, staff was authorized to enter into

negotiations with these three utility corporations regarding

the possibility of authorizing the existing and future utility

crossings with Statutory Rights of Way.

COVID-19 Restart Grant funding – was approved

(continued on page 18 )

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

New student registration is Tuesday,

August 31 from 9am - 2.30 pm

at your neighbourhood school

(please bring birth certificate and Care Card).

If you are unsure which school your child should attend

please contact the District's Transportation Department

at 250-832-9415.

All eligible school bus riders will be mailed a post card in

the third week of August with their bus times on it.

If you don’t receive a post card please call Transportation

at 250-832-9415


Countdown to ‘Back to School’!

This is a half day with students dismissed

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in the amount of $5,000 to each of the following organizations

in Area F: Lakeview Community Centre Society,

North Shuswap Health Centre Society, Seymour Arm First

Responders, Seymour Arm Community Association, North

and South Shuswap Community Resources Association.

Staff reported the funding was oversubscribed but they

tried to align the need with the overall funding. Rationale

for the decision was provided to board members in an


New Statutory Holiday - On June 3, 2021, Royal

Assent was given to Bill C-5. The Act establishes National

Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a federally mandated

statutory holiday, to be observed annually on September

30. While this day has not been declared a statutory holiday

within BC, the Province is advising provincial public-sector

employers to honour this day.

Anglemont Waterworks - The owners of the property

located at 7500 Lonneke Trail in Anglemont have requested

their property be connected to the Anglemont Water

System. This property is large (approximately 55 acres)

and may likely have future subdivision plans. Although

the entire property will be annexed into the Anglemont

Waterworks Service Area, the connection is only relevant

to a single residential connection. Any future subdivision

of the property will be subject to all fees and requirements

as outlined in the water rates and regulation bylaw.

The Director of Electoral Area F has been notified of

the inclusion and a successful public assent process to include

the property in the Anglemont Waterworks Service

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Wildfire Situation


By Jo Anne Malpass

As of August 22, there

had been 1,542 wildfires

in BC since April 1 burning

862,977 hectares. 424 of

those were in the Kamloops

Fire District, burning 492,702


The White Rock Lake

fire alone, had burned 80,745

hectares (estimated) as of

August 21. Central Okanagan

Emergency Operations reports

damage to about 70 properties

along Westside Road

near Vernon. The Thompson-

Nicola Regional District reports

about 30 properties were

destroyed in the Monte Lake

area. The Okanagan Indian

Band confirms 11 structures

were lost on its land.

As the Kicker went to

press, evacuation orders were

being reduced to alerts and

alerts were being rescinded.

Two Mile, Hunakwa

Lake, Crazy Creek Gorge,

Three Valley Lake, Momich

Lake - Incident Commander

Steve Lemon reported all containment

lines were holding

and decreased fire behaviour.

Cooler nighttime temperatures,

especially at higher

elevations, were helping to reduce

fire spread.

A downgrade from

Evacuation Alert to All Clear

for Sicamous, Swansea Point

and all residences that lie to

the east of Mara Lake.

A downgrade of an

Evacuation Order to Alert,

then to All Clear for Queest

and Pete Martin Bay.

A downgrade from

Evacuation Alert to All Clear

for Seymour Arm.

A downgrade of an

Evacuation Order to Alert

status for one property at the

west end of Humamilt Lake.

20 properties in the CSRD

were still on order and 1,800

on alert because of the White

Rock Lake fire.

Momich Lake Fire, with

the south flank closest to

Seymour Arm was not advancing

towards Seymour

Arm. It was listed as out of

control at 16,534 hectares.

Crazy Creek Gorge FSR

- The fire perimeter nearest

the communities had been

contained and structural protection

crews were leaving.

Still listed as out of control at

4,358 hectares.

Hunakwa Lake - August

21 was the last day that

BCWS considered this to be a

“Fire of Note” and the status

has been changed from Out of

Control to Active.

A lightning storm on

August 16, started three small

fires in the North Shuswap

area, one on Copper Island,

one above Anglemont and the

other above Scotch Creek/

Celista. With a quick response

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Small Businesses Survive

Pandemic Only to Face

Wildfire Woes

By Greg Kyllo,

Shuswap MLA

This summer isn’t shaping up

the way we expected. As more people

got their COVID-19 vaccines and

as health restrictions started to ease, I

know a lot of us — myself included —

were looking forward to a fun summer

of making memories with family

and friends we’ve missed over the past

year. Here in the Shuswap, we have

the perfect outdoor playground to do

just that.

But then came the wildfires.

Whether it’s the Two Mile Road

wildfire near my home community

of Sicamous, the Hunakwa Lake fire

near Seymour Arm, the Three Valley

Lake blaze between Malakwa and

Revelstoke, the Bunting Road fire at

Mabel Lake, the Crazy Creek Gorge

fire near Malakwa, or the White Rock

Lake fire near Falkland, people remain

on edge because of evacuation orders

and alerts. Just recently we saw the

North Okanagan Regional District,

the town of Falkland, parts of West

Kelowna and the Okanagan Indian

Band issue evacuation orders for dozens

of properties in the region while

major highways in our province like

the Coquihalla have been closed.

We’re also having to contend with

a lot of smoke, which not only makes

the outdoors unpleasant but poses a

health risk to everyone — especially

those with pre-existing health conditions

or respiratory infections, those

who are pregnant, and older adults as

well as infants and young children.

Another group struggling with

post-pandemic and present-day wildfire

stress is our business owners. They

too were looking forward to a summer

where they could welcome visitors

once again and regain their financial

footing after a difficult year and a half.

Now they’re facing a second summer

of reduced customer numbers and

dwindling revenues.

As we continue to tackle these

challenging times and conditions, it’s

time for government to listen and understand

what types of supports our

businesses need to ensure they can

bring workers back into the labour

force and recover their financial losses.

It has become abundantly clear

that child care availability and housing

costs are two of the greatest factors

impacting our labour force participation.

We must also review government’s

response to the heatwave and

subsequent wildfire season so that

we can ensure our communities have

the resources they need to reduce

the impacts of future heatwaves and


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September 2021


Neighbourhoods are

Safer Neighbourhoods

By Len Youdon

If you have been following

this series over the

past few months, you likely

appreciate that FireSmart

properties have a significantly

lower chance of sustaining

damage during a wildfire.

That concept is amplified

when it applies to neighbouring

homes. FireSmart

neighbourhoods are safer


For the purposes of

FireSmart, we define a

neighbourhood as a block

or a street, not necessarily

an entire community. This

makes the objective of a few

neighbours working together

to make their area more resilient

to wildfire less daunting

and very achievable. It’s a

very simple concept – if one

home doesn’t ignite during

a wildfire, it can’t be the

cause of the fire continuing

through the neighbourhood.

Apply that concept to a row

of homes or a street, and the

entire area becomes safer.

Up to 90 per cent of

homes damaged or destroyed

during a wildfire are a result

of embers being cast from

a fire in the area. Since embers

can travel many kilometers,

we focus heavily on

removing combustible items

and vegetation from around

homes. If an ember lands in

your yard but doesn’t start a

spot fire, then the story ends

there. If other embers land in

neighbouring yards that are

FireSmart, then it helps stops

the advance of the fire in that

neighbourhood. It doesn’t

mean the fire is completely

stopped or extinguished, but

the path of the fire is disrupted

and firefighters have a defensible


Frequently, we get

complaints from residents

that their property is

FireSmart but a neighbouring

property is not. The first

recommendation is to work

with your neighbours to reduce

overall risk. If that is

not possible or successful, it

does not automatically mean

your property will be destroyed.

What it does mean,

however, is that you need to

be extra diligent. We have

resources available to assist

residents in this scenario.

This wildfire season has

been especially challenging,

but it is likely we will continue

to see longer and more

intense seasons in the future.

Preparing your home and

neighbourhood for a local

wildfire needs to be on the

mind of every resident.

Community associations,

stratas, or any group of connected

neighbors are great

organizations to use as a funnel

for information. Invite

us out to your next meeting

or neighbourhood-get-together

to discuss FireSmart

or general wildfire mitigation

ideas. It just takes one

person to get the ball rolling.

Many mitigation strategies

and ideas are simple. Others

are longer-term projects, but,

if you start now, that process

is less of a rush should your

neighbourhood be threatened

by a fire in the future.

To learn more about

FireSmart or to invite one

of our fire professionals to

your next event, visit https://

or call 1-888-248-2773. As

a CSRD resident or property

owner you have a variety of

tools and resources that can

help. We encourage you to

use them.

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Meet Local Volunteers at a

Community Open House

By Jo Anne Malpass

Non-profit groups in the North

Shuswap provide us with places to

gather and enjoy entertainment, first

response in emergencies, preserve our

history and generally help citizens in

times of need.

Even during a pandemic, local

volunteers have been working to maintain

halls and deliver needed services.

Community Open House

Saturday Sept. 18th 10-4PM

Outside at North Shuswap Community Hall Parking Lot

Come and learn more about the

community programs and services

we have available in our area.

Hot Dog & Drink

for a Loonie!

If you are interested in learning

about the organizations in the

North Shuswap and what they do for

the community, the North Shuswap

Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a

Community Open House on Saturday,

September 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00

pm at the North Shuswap Community

Hall Parking Lot.

Representatives from North

Shuswap Non-Profit groups will

be on hand to talk about what their

group does and how people can get

involved. Groups already registered

to attend include the NS Health

Centre, Better at Home, Skmana Ski

& Snowshoe Club, Scotch Creek-Lee

Creek Fire Department, Adams River

Salmon Society, NS First Responders

Society, NS Historical Society, NS

Lions and NS Community Hall.

If it is raining, the Community

Open House will be postponed.

According to the Mayo Clinic,

volunteers make an immeasurable difference

in the lives of others. But volunteering

can benefit your own health

as well. Researchers have attempted

to measure the benefits that volunteers

receive including a positive

feeling referred to as helper’s high,

increased trust in others and increased

social interaction.

From lowering stress to boosting

self-confidence, research has shown

that volunteering offers many health

benefits, especially for older adults.

Research has shown that volunteering

leads to lower rates of depression,

especially for individuals 65 and

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September 2021

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older. Volunteering increases social

interaction and helps build a support

system based on common interests

— both of which have been

shown to decrease depression.

Volunteering gives a sense of

purpose and teaches valuable skills.

Volunteering helps people stay

physically and mentally active.

Volunteer activities get you moving

and thinking at the same time.

One study found that volunteering

among adults aged 60 and over

provided benefits to physical and

mental health. Older volunteers

experience greater increases in life

satisfaction and greater positive

changes in their perceived health.

Volunteering may enhance a

person’s social networks to buffer

stress and reduce risk of disease.

Volunteering may help you live

longer. An analysis of data from the

Longitudinal Study of Aging found

that individuals who volunteer have

lower mortality rates than those

who do not, even when controlling

for age, gender and physical health.

Volunteering helps you meet

others and develop new relationships.

One of the best ways to

make new friends and strengthen

existing relationships is to participate

in a shared activity together.

Volunteering is a great way to meet

new people who share common interests

with you. Dedicating your

time as a volunteer also helps you

expand your network and practice

social skills with others.

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Heat Wave and Wildfires

Impacting Sockeye

By Jo Anne Malpass

The extreme heat wave

and wildfires that affected

much of western North

America, are likely impacting

migration conditions for

Fraser River sockeye, the

Pacific Salmon Commission

said in its August 13 weekly


The update on August

20 said the temperature of

the Fraser River at Hope

was 18.6 C, which is 0.1C

higher than average for this

date. The Fraser River water

discharge at Hope was

2,772cms, which is 9%

lower than average for this

date. DFO’s Environmental

Watch program projects

that river temperature will

remain at or below the historical

average temperature,

and discharge is forecast

to decrease slightly to

2,739cms. The upstream

migration of sockeye is

expected to be negatively

impacted by these migration


DFO reports that the

Early Stuart spawning escapement

assessment program

has begun. Cyclic visual

surveys began July 25,

and sockeye are past peak

spawning with very few

fresh sockeye observed..

Locally, the counting fence

at Scotch Scotch Creek

has been operational as of

August 4, and one sockeye

had passed through the

fence up to August 20.

Three different events

took place to moderate the

in-season run size estimates

for Fraser River sockeye

salmon: there has been a

significant shift in stock

composition from earlier

timed Early Summer- and

Summer- run stocks towards

Late-run stocks, the

abundance observed at

Mission has been lower than

the test fishing-based predictions,

and the marine test

fishing catches have been


All Panel Area Waters

(Fraser River-origin sockeye

and pink salmon fisheries

in southern British

Columbia and northern

Puget Sound), remain

closed to commercial salmon


Bernadette Jordan,

Minister of Fisheries,

Oceans and the Canadian

Coast Guard, announced at

the end of June, significant

commercial salmon closures

for the 2021 season,

saying Pacific salmon are

in a long-term decline, with

many runs on the verge of


“The decades-long declines

are due to a complex

combination of climate

change, habitat degradation,

and harvesting impacts, and

bold action is needed now

to stabilize and rebuild the

stocks before it is too late.”

“These closures, affecting

Commercial salmon

fisheries and First Nations

Communal Commercial

fisheries, will further reduce

pressure on salmon stocks.

These conservation-driven

management decisions will

provide strong protection

for the most fragile stocks

of concern across the Pacific


“What cannot be debated

is that most wild Pacific

salmon stocks continue to

decline at unprecedented

rates – we are pulling the

emergency brake to give

these salmon populations

the best chance at survival,”

said Minister Jordan.

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Few things spike fear more

than being in the path of an approaching


And while the worry

is justified, teams of highly

trained professionals are ready

and immediately get to work

behind the scenes to protect

people, livestock and property.

Wildfire management is

conducted by a BC Wildfire

Service Incident Management

Team that includes an incident

commander, fire behaviour and

firefighting experts.

Also operating in the background

are mapping, planning

and logistics experts who manage

equipment, accommodation

and food for fire personnel,

as well as weather and

information specialists.

These are the professionals

who recommend the Wildfire

Alerts and Evacuation Orders

based on current fire activity

and potential for growth.

Officials with the

Kamloops Fire Centre provide

the EOC with wildfire information

in regular briefings, information

that provides the basis

for activity in the EOC.

In the Columbia Shuswap

Regional District (CSRD),

responsibility for following

through on alerts and orders

falls to Derek Sutherland,

Director of the Emergency

Operations Centre (EOC) in

Salmon Arm.

Similar to provincial response

teams, the EOC is

staffed by experts in wildfire

operations, mapping, logistics,

planning and communications.

Helping to keep everyone

on the same page, an additional

team member liaises with

other agencies, ministries and

local authorities. And, due to

the rural nature of the regional

district, an agriculture specialist

is included.

Working in conjunction

with wildfire fighters are the

members of CSRD’s 13 fire

departments, which are located

in the North Shuswap,

South Shuswap and east to

Nicholson, near Golden.

Under the direction of

Fire Services Coordinator

Sean Coubrough, 310 trained

personnel can be deployed provincially

on structure protection

teams. CSRD has three

structure protection units, each

one able to provide sprinkler

protection to 25 structures at a


“When we receive a

request from BC Wildfire

Service and Office of the Fire

Commissioner, we put a team

together for provincial deployment,”

Coubrough says, noting

one of the teams was deployed

to assist on the fire at Logan

Lake. “But we always ensure

we can protect our own regional

district. We never send

anyone out if it will negatively

impact our own residents.”

Assisting people who are

affected by disaster is another

responsibility assigned to the

EOC. Direct support is provided

to Emergency Support

Services (ESS), which focuses

on helping evacuees find food

and accommodation.

Also top of the list is the

EOC’s responsibility to keep

the public informed about the

wildfire situation within the

Columbia Shuswap Regional


“The only thing that

travels faster than wildfire

is rumours, but they can be

equally destructive,” cautions

Sutherland. “It’s essential that

we provide accurate, timely

information, so misinformation

doesn’t spread.”

Information provided by

Wildfire BC and other reliable

sources is distributed as quickly

as possible on the CSRD

website and on several social

media platforms.

To obtain the latest reliable

information, visit the News

tab or use the

red Wildfire emergency bar at

the top of the home page to locate

the Shuswap Emergency

Program page.

Alertable is a new CSRDwide

application that is available

on both cell phones and

landlines. This communication

service is used to send alerts

directly to residents, businesses

and visitors during critical

events like fires and floods. Go

to to find

out more.

Report a wildfire

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Bicycle Rodeo and

Scavenger Hunt

By Doug Easterbrook

Bring the kids and spend

the morning at Shuswap

Lake Provincial Park on

Sunday, September 5 from

9:30 to 11:30 am for the

Bicycle Safety Rodeo and

Scavenger Hunt.

These two free

events sponsored by

the North Shuswap

Pathway Team

are intended

for the entire

family. We hope

to see you in

the guest parking

lot ready to walk, ride a

bike, skateboard, rollerblade,

bring your dog, or participate

in any way you would

like (except drive).

The Bicycle Safety

Rodeo is a series of educational

activities promoting

bike safety for youngsters

(any age up to about 10).

Volunteers will guide them

through activities of helmet

safety, hand signals, traffic

signs, obstacle avoidance,

balance, figure 8 riding and


The Scavenger Hunt

is designed along a

few one-hour walk

or bike 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.

Please check the Kicker

and NS Pathway Team

Facebook for updates about

this event or contact Doug

Easterbrook at


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September 2021

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Fine Art, Wine & Music – a Perfect Combination


Artist - Julie Farr Artist - Fran Lewis Artist - Josie Pearce Artist - Cecilia DaSilva

By Debbie Seymour

The North Shuswap Chamber was

fortunate to hold our 2nd Annual

North Shuswap Fine Art Show on

Saturday, Aug 7 with 10 artists

showing their work.

Our first show was at the North

Shuswap Community Hall in 2019

with 15 artists, paint and sip classes,

appetizers and wine tasting with

Celista Estate Winery. In 2020, the

event was cancelled but we booked

the community hall for another show

in 2021.

With so much uncertainty with

holding indoor events, we approached

Jake Ootes at Celista Estate Winery

to possibly hold an outdoor event at

Music by Daveton Jones

the winery. We are so happy Jake was

willing to collaborate with us on this

event as it turned out to be successful

for all involved. Thanks so much for

those who came to support our local

artists, the winery and enjoy music by

Daveton Jones. A perfect combination!

We look forward to next year.

Below are our local artists who

showed their work, please ask to see

their work and attend next year’s Art

Show. We have some very talented

people in the North Shuswap.

Ann Chow, Cecilia DaSilva,

Alison Elmes, Julie Farr, Cliff Ingram,

Fran Lewis, Ron McFarland, Ed

Overland, Josie Pearce and Jackie


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NSHC Celebrates

NSHC’S June Fundraiser -

By Kim Phau, NSHC Events

We at the North Shuswap Health Centre

would like to THANK all our Corporate

Sponsors, for your continued support in another very successful

Golf Event. We cannot fully express the gratitude we

have towards OUR COMMUNITY that keeps on giving!


Personal donations, as well as golfing prizes, accompanied

the Silent Auction items to create an amazing event.


I am so pleased to announce that this event was our biggest

success to date with $10,000 raised. We hope you all

had a great time, and we look forward to seeing you again

June 2022 for our 4th Annual Golf Event.

Status Update: Blessed –

By Lorna Joy Pawluk, NSHS Chair

In my home office I have a special plaque and memory

book that was a gift from a dear friend. They both read:


As I write this article, I am once again so thankful and

yes, blessed to be a part of the NS community!

Many of you know that the health society recently purchased

a bus for our up-and-coming senior centre programs,

and as well as, community events. We have had several people

offer to drive. One such person is Randy Pickering. He

generously gave 8-10 hours to drive the bus to Kamloops

and back after Visual Signs applied our health society’s logo

to it. Randy is also employed at the North Shuswap Storage

Resort on Cardy Drive. The owners of this resort -Garth and

Malcom McKay have also generously offered to store our

bus. It is safely in their compound away from temptation.

Jim McLean (owner of JIMCO) blessed us by providing

his time and expertise to completely service the bus to pass

inspection requirements. Another gift!

We also want to Shout-it-Out for the Anglemont Golf

Club for hosting our second annual benefit tournament for

the NSHC. This was held on August 20.

And now, something to anticipate and put in your calendar!

(Drum roll!) October 2nd (Saturday) we hope you will

come and CELEBRATE the grand opening of the Senior’s

Resource and Community Centre!! All ages welcome! A tour

(continued to page 31)

Jessica Farr

250 955 0952

September 2021

of the new space will be provided as

well as door prizes, a raffle, and barbecue

(hot dogs, juice, or water) for a

toonie. Memberships available for the

Senior centre as well. We will be open

from 10-2; barbeque from 12-2. I really

look forward to seeing you!

Thank you to everyone who participated

in and sponsored our 2021 Golf

Event! Special Thanks to Shuswap

Lake Estates Golf Course for being

the Host Sponsor of our 3rd Annual

Golf Event and a special shout out to

our amazing volunteers and to all who

donated silent auction items & golf


Special Donation Contributors

Bob the Dock Doctor & Heigy

Refrigeration & Mechanical

‘Sponsor a Hole’ / $250.00

Darla Miller Sotheby’s International

Realty Canada

Celista Cabinetry; Triton Docks; Jimco

Towing; Blind Bay Village Grocer &

Cottonwood Cove RV Resort

Bronze Sponsors / $250.00

Village U-Brew; Cutting Edge

Construction; Big Time Decent

Productions; & Caravans West Resort

Silver Sponsors / $500.00

SASCU; Advantage Gutters Inc; Visual

Signs & Printing; Spooner Electric;

Warner Rentals & Scotch Creek

Market/Safety Mart Foods

Platinum Sponsors / $1000

Salmon Arm Observer

Have you signed the ‘Keep

Health Care in our Community’


If not, drop by the health centre

or give us a call to arrange for your

opportunity to sign this community

petition for a Contribution Agreement

to be supported by the CSRD to support

health care services in the North




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First Responders

911 . . . What Is Your Emergency?

Submitted by Karen Boulter

North Shuswap First

Responders would like to

send out a big ‘Thank You’ to

all the individuals and

local companies that

drop off recyclables

for donation

at the Scotch

Creek Bottle Depot.

When you choose to donate

the money from your recyclable

bottles and cans, you

can drop your bags at the

depot and let the helpful staff

know which organization you

would like your donation to

help. If the depot is closed

and you would still like to

donate, you can leave your

bags at the gate and the donation

will be split between

the NSFR and other groups

in the community that this

hard working Bottle Depot


We are especially grateful

to all the Bottle Depot

helpers including Doug, Niki,

Kya, Reegan, and Roxanne

for all their hard work, and

the many hours spent sorting

and preparing the cans and

bottles for recycling, and

for tracking your donations.

Thank you also for your

thoughtfulness providing the

gas coupons which help our

Responders when they drive

to help whoever is

in need of medical

attention in

an emergency

situation. This

year, your donations

totaled $1400 for the NSFR

and we are ever so thankful.

Please don’t hesitate to

call 911 whenever you need


Let’s make our world a

safer place. Together, ‘We

Make a Difference.’

If you would like to order

your green and white reflective

address sign, they are

only $40 and certainly 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 nsfrinfo@gmail.

com or call Margaret at 604-

217-1638 to place an order.

Signs may also be ordered

(continued on page 33)

North Shuswap First Responders appreciate the community

donations and Scotch Creek Bottle Depot management and staff for

their work sorting and tracking these donations.

L-R Phyllis Shrum, Linda Christopherson, Jackie Lemay, Nikki

Stevenson (giving cheque), Margaret Needham, Don Devine.

September 2021

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or picked up over the next two weeks

on Wednesdays from 10-2 in front of

the Thrift Store located at St David’s

Church, or at the North Shuswap

Community Hall Market from 9-1 in

Celista. We look forward to hearing

from you today.

If you would like to find out more

about becoming a First Responder,

please contact Kath at 250-318-0317

for more information.

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.
























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New computers, parts and accessories

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including Laptops, Desktops and Tablets.

By John Seymour

I’m sure that at this stage

most people understand the

importance of doing regular

computer backups.

Computers are machines and

so like any machine, can and

will break. Depending on

how it breaks, it could put

your important personal data

at risk of being lost forever.

Most of us have something

on our computers

that we would hate to lose,

whether it be pictures, video,

documents, music or

what have you. All of your

data is kept in one place on

your computer, that place of

course being your hard drive.

Until recently, all computer

hard drives were mechanical

devices that have a finite

lifespan somewhere between

5 and 15 years. Once they

start to fail, you usually will

not have a lot of time before

they completely fail and become

totally inaccessible.

Having backups in place removes

the worry of suddenly

having to deal with the loss

of your valuable data.

Clearly Microsoft understands

this and has provided

tools that make it easy for

everyone to backup their data

without complicated procedures

or expensive software.

The only investment you

need to make is in an external

hard drive. These devices

can be picked up in any electronics

store and on many

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$100. Look for one that’s at

least 1TB in size. They come

in bigger sizes for more money

but 1TB is generally big

enough for most users.

Plug your external

drive into a USB port on

your computer and you’re

Tech News

Windows Backups

ready to setup your backups.

Go to Settings/Update &

Security/Backup. Windows

10 now offers three backup

options. Two are for local

backups and one is for the

Cloud (OneDrive). Cloud

backups are fine but will cost

you depending on how much

space you need to store all of

your files.

For local backups to your

own external hard drive, use

File History, Backup and

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will backup only your user

files including Documents,

Pictures, Music and Video

every hour as long as your

external drive is plugged in.

The Backup and Restore

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system image of your computer.

A system image backs

up not only user files but

everything on your computer

including Windows itself

and all of your installed programs.

This option is useful

as it allows you to completely

restore your computer

should your hard drive crash

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I personally use both options

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Both backup methods can be

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Windows Backup is a

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September 2021

Chase and Area Young

Learners Programs

By Ashton Sweetnam

We have an exciting array

of programming coming

up in the Autumn for children

in Chase.

iRide - The Chase team

of iRide Instructors are

continuing our new iRide

After-School program

in the Shuswap Regional

District. Our program aims

to help young riders learn

new skills, build confidence,

make friends, and appreciate

the challenges of outdoor


Our 2021 autumn program,

Chase Mtn. Bike

Program will be 6-weeks long

and is designed for ages 6-8,

skill level 4-5. Each session

includes a few skills, a game,

and a bike ride on local trails.

We will be using 3 different

locations over the 6 sessions.

Participants will need

to bring a mountain bike (or

a kid’s bike with gears), a

helmet, and of course, their


As recipients of an iRide

Development Grant, our

instructors have registered

with Cycling BC, undergone

NCCP-training, and completed

a background screening. In

addition, all sessions are covered

by Cycling BC’s insurance

policy with Gallagher.

The bike rides will be on

Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30

pm from Sept. 14 to Oct. 19.

Register at: https://!/events/


Contact Ashton at

with any questions

EverWild Explorers -

Our well-established nature

education program, EverWild

Explorers, is beginning a

new session in September.

Children aged 5-9 will gather

at Aylmer Road Beach on

Tuesdays from 9-2 to play

and learn in a supportive outdoor

environment. Each session

includes a nature theme,

outdoor skills, and a STEM


Please contact Ashton at


com with any questions about

the program or registration.

Kids Yoga - Will be on

Wednesdays from 10am-

11am, beginning September

15 for 5 weekly sessions.

Parents and caregivers are

welcome to drop off children

15 minutes before and pick

up 15 minutes afterward for

free play. Parents and caregivers

are welcome to stay

and participate with their

child(ren). 5 sessions with 10

children max.

The classes will cover

the physical poses of yoga,

relaxation and mindfulness

skills though play, music,

art and stories. The theme is

autumn and we will explore

topics such as the harvest,

the salmon run, what animals

do in autumn, and noticing

the changes of the season.

Rainbow Kids Yoga is taught

in a secular manner and is

packed with FUN!

Shannon is a counsellor

and art therapist, who has her

Rainbow Kids Yoga training

and is a Registered Yoga

Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Please pre-register

by sending Shannon a

PM, email:,

or call


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By Larissa Lutjen

As the summer of 2020

neared, Tori Jewell needed

a new gig after her regular

summer job (assisting the

Artistic Director of Salmon

Arm’s Roots and Blues

festival) wasn’t available

with the cancellation of the

annual festival. She and her

mother Diane Jewell decided

to try being vendors

selling Bannock at a local


They started by attending

the Sunday marketplace

at Mayfair Farms

in Salmon Arm and the

Sorrento Farmers’ Market.

Near the end of the summer,

they enquired about joining

the Celista Hall Farmers’

Market and attended a couple

of times before the summer

was over.

A year later, their

two-woman operation is a

well-oiled machine, as there

is usually a line-up for their

bannock for the whole 4

hours while they are at a

market. It takes about 85

cups of flour to prepare for

a market day and on their

days off they need to stock

up on their baking supplies

and make bannock crisps.

In addition to the classic

deep-fried bannock, made

fresh at the market, they also

sell mini-bannock loaves

and bannock crisps. The

crisps come in nine flavours,

cinnamon sugar and a variety

of savory flavours like

garlic parmesan, dill, and

rosemary sea salt. One loaf

variety, a cranberry orange,

is vegan but they have not

yet come up with a gluten-free


Diane grew up in

Edmonton but moved to

Salmon Arm, where her

husband was from, 33

years ago. For many years

she was an Indigenous

Education Worker with

School District 83 until she

retired in 2015. Tori graduated

from Salmon Arm

Secondary in 2005 and did

an Arts and Entertainment

Management diploma at

Capilano University in

North Vancouver. In addition

to the work she does

with Roots and Blues, she

also works as an Indigenous

Education Worker with SD

83 during the school year.

A mother and daughter

business initiative was perhaps

not a stretch since they

also regularly play music

together as part of a folk trio

called ‘Making Do’. Tori

has played guitar and trombone

since middle school,

and ukulele since 2011.

Diane took up the stand-up

bass in 2010. Together with

their friend Sharon they had

a regular spot at local coffee

(continued on page 37)

September 2021

houses before Covid.

This summer Diane and

Tori have also been raising

money at their stall for the

Indian Residential School

Survivors Society, which

provides emotional support

and cultural programming

for Residential School

Survivors, including a 24-

hour counselling hotline.

Diane’s mother was forced

to attend residential school

as a child and Diane and Tori

are aware of how the news

of what are suspected to be

the graves of 215 children

on the grounds of the former

Kamloops Indian Residential

School earlier this summer,

and other suspected graves

at other locations in Canada,

has been traumatic and

difficult for many people.

With a few weeks still left

to go they have raised over


Diane reports that the

Bannock business is “a lot of

work, but fun!” In addition

to their Sundays at Mayfair

Farm, they currently attend

the Celista Hall market,

the Sorrento market and

the Blind Bay night market,

where last week they not

only vended but also did a

warm-up set for the main

musical performer. If Roots

and Blues resumes a regular

format next summer,

Diane and Tori will have to

decide what the future of

the Bannock Ladies will be.

But for now, they are full tilt

serving hot fried treats to an

eager public.


sitting in the sun

with your eyes closed

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Organizers are excited to provide

another fun and accessible triathlon

on Sept 12 for community members

of all skill levels at White Lake.

Participants can either swim, bike or

run as part of a team or participate in

all three events.

The goal of the race is to promote

physical activity between families and

community members, from beginners

to those who want to compete.

The 1st Annual event included a wide

variety of participants such as parents

with strollers, elderly and some

high-class athletes. All proceeds to the

event go to the White Lake Residents

Association to cover the annual water

testing of this beautiful part of the


The September event will feature

a Sprint Triathlon and a shorter try-tri

race. The sprint triathlon will be made

up of a 750 metre swim, a 21-kilometre

bike ride and a 5-km run. The trytri

route will be approximately half the


The swim portion of both triathlons

will be an out-and-back course

just off-shore in White Lake’s bright

blue water. After the swim, sprint

triathlon participants will set off on

a round-trip cycle which will take

them down White Lake Road to the

Balmoral corner before travelling on

highway frontage roads to the turnaround

point near the Carlin Hall, and

then back to the start point using the

other branch of White Lake Road. Trytri

cyclists will ride just under 5 km

down White Lake Road before turning

around and riding back. After getting

off their bikes, triathletes will run towards

White Lake Provincial Park,

turning around after the appropriate

distance and running back to the finish


For those daunted by the prospect

of the full triathlon, team entries, splitting

up the legs between two or three

team members are welcomed.

Registration is capped at 100 participants,

including teams. There has

been a lot of interest in the triathlon

but plenty of registration spaces remain


Adult entry fees are $60 for the

sprint triathlon and $45 for the Try-tri.

Team entries for both race lengths are

$35 per team member. Youth 17 and

under can register for $20 for the sprint

triathlon, the try-tri or team.

The race will start at 9:30 am for

the sprint and 10 am for the try-tri.

Participants are advised to arrive by

8:30 am to register and set up their

transition area.

Triathlon organizers are very

grateful to their local sponsors who

are supporting this event. Kintec,

Skookum, Active Chiropractic, Village

Grocer and SASCU are all actively


More information is available by

contacting Aron or Sarah Zuidhof at

250-803-8368 or by email at

September 2021

By Paul Jackson,

Certified Financial Planner

As we all know, travelling in a foreign

location requires a map. Without

a map, it is easy to wander and get lost.

Retirement Planning is no different. For

many individuals, this requires a road

map, preferably with a tour guide – a

good Financial Planner.

A saying I like to use is “you don’t

know what you didn’t know until you

find out you didn’t know it”. Perhaps

not grammatically correct, but you get

the picture. Planning for retirement is

one of those things where quite often

people wait far too long to plan the trip

and map out their destination. This of

course is human nature. In our 20s, retirement

seems like such a distant destination

and seems pointless to even think

about for most. In our 30s, we are busy

with young families, trying to advance at

work, paying off debts and we lose track

of time. Before we know it, we are in

our 40s. Retirement now seems closer

and something we should maybe start

thinking about. But still, procrastination

often sets in. If we are lucky, we have

a Defined Benefit Pension at work or at

least a Defined Contribution Plan, where

a ‘habit’ of investing for the future is

heaped upon us.

Waiting until your 50s to seriously

plan for retirement is often too late,

as you cannot usually move the needle

enough in your favour to make a difference.

One of the most important aspects

of successful investing is TIME. In your

50s, time is limited. The earlier you

can start planning your Retirement Cash

Flow journey the better.

A good Retirement Cash Flow plan

will take many things into consideration.

What age do you want to retire? How

much “net after tax” income do you want

in retirement? What pensions do you

have, including government pensions?

Are these pensions indexed? Are the

pensions reversible to a spouse? What

investments do you have currently that

are ‘targeted’ for retirement? We need

to consider assumptions for inflation and

assumed rates of return. Are you planning

on taking any Lump Sums out to

buy ‘things’ in retirement such as a place

down south or an RV? This needs to be

factored in. Might you receive inheritances?

Are you going to downsize your

house and invest any excess equity?

The Road Map

There are many considerations to be

factored into any plan. Only by factoring

in all these things can we come up with a

plan resembling anything remotely accurate.

As they say, “garbage in equals garbage

out”. This requires robust planning

software and someone with experience

in inputting and interpreting the data


From my experience, many people

do not have much concept of how much

Cash Flow a properly invested sum of

money might provide. The answer is

variable, as it is linked to the types of

investments you hold as well as your

age. If I ask 10 people with $1,000,000

“how much cash flow could this pay you

for life”, I will likely get 10 different


Bottom line of this article is don’t

procrastinate your retirement planning.

The early you start looking at the map,

the quicker you will get to your destination,

safe and sound.

If you wish to find out more about

my process, feel free to drop me an email


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Investia Financial Services Inc.

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Anglemont Ladies’ Golf

By Bev Shea

The days have continued

to be hot and smokey, but we

have still had a good attendance

at Ladies’ Golf and

had on going competitions

and fun games.

Our winners since

the middle of July

are: July 20 Long Putt

Kim Henick, least

putts Wanda Lorencz;

July 27 long putt

Karlene Hartnett,

least putts Jan


August 3 long putt

Jan Wojciechowski,

least Doris Hunter; August

10 Least putts Doris Hunter,

long putt Brenda Buffel.

On July 22 we celebrated

Christmas in July. The winners

of the fun game were

The Jingle Ballers: Dawn

Petrie, Peg Shurnaik, and

Barb Buchan and in second

place the Frosty Balls:

Jill Kubica, Pari Majcan

and Wanda Lorencz. The

Snowman proximity was

won by Dawn Petrie. The social

committee arranged for a

lovely turkey dinner.

The July 27 Pin Round

was won by Pam Watters. On

July 29 we had three proximities

– KP was won by

Doris Hunter, Long Drive by

Karlene Hartnett and Short

Drive by Peg Shurniak. The

July Chip-in towel was won

by Bev Shea who had 3 chipins

for the month.

August 5 was another

special day arranged by

the Social Committee. The

game winners were Lucille:

Dawn Petrie, Sue Rutherford,

Pari Majcan and Marie

Newton and in second place

3 teams were tied so the prize

winners were decided by a

draw and this team consisted

of: Wanda Lorencz, Barb

Buchan, Mary Stewart and

Pam Watters. A lunch prepared

by a couple of husbands

was served and then

we had our AGM. The

executive for next year

will be: President –

Betty Loree, VP-

Marie Newton,

Secretary-Bev Shea,




-Doris Hunter,


Captains-Marie Newton,

Kim Henick, Handicap

Chair-Marie Newton (maybe),

Social Committee-

Gail Wedgewood, Kim

Henick, Rules Chair-Bev

Shea, Past President-Jan

Wojciechowski. Thank you

to everyone who was on last

year’s executive and thanks

to everyone who has agreed

to be on the new executive.

Our August 10 Pin

Round winner was Marie

Newton. The August 12 fun

game (High Reverse Score)

winter was Betty Loree with

Mary Stewart 2nd and Jull

Kubica 3rd. Congratulations

to all the winners.

Our September tee time

will be 9 AM on Tuesday and

Thursday mornings. Please

be at the clubhouse at 8:45

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.

September 2021

Anglemont Men’s Golf

The North Shuswap Kicker


By Gerry Shea

The Men’s Match Play

Tournament should be completed

before the end of

August. Environmental concerns

have delayed some

of the matches. Thanks to

the guys who signed up

and played in the tournament

and thanks to

Jim Taylor for his good

job in organizing the


Also, many

thanks to Jim Taylor,

Bob Ewart, Ken Vaughn,

Floyd Forsch and Steve

Gaskin for their work in organizing

Thursday nights

and ensuring that the hole

prizes and the low net/low

gross prizes were distributed


Also, thanks to our club

president, Steve Gaskin, for

keeping everyone informed

about club business and the

schedule of events. Thanks

also to Jim Taylor for posting

the Thursday night


The Men’s Club

Championship will be

played on August 28 and 29.

The wind-up supper and trophy

presentations are scheduled

for Friday, September

10. The last official men’s

night will be September 9,

although the few members

who are around in September

and October still come out

on Thursday nights for some

unofficial golf.



Night was

August 19.

Thanks again to Celista

Winery, Paradise Pizza,


Drugstore and

EcoTreats. Also,

thanks to Ian

Robertson of IRR

Painting for securing sponsorship

help from Benjamin

Moore Paints.

Both the Men’s and

Women’s Golf Clubs sponsored

a fundraising Golf

Tournament in support of

the North Shuswap Health

Society. This tournament was

played on August 20 and the

winners will be announced in

the October Kicker.

The Senior Men still

play on Tuesdays and

Wednesdays until the course

closes in the fall. Play starts

at 8:30 AM in September and

10:00 AM in October. New

golfers are always welcome.

Please direct any inquiries

to Craig at the course,

250 955-2323 or Gerry Shea

at 250 955-0365.

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Full-Time or Part-Time year around

Old age is golden, or so I’ve heard it said,

But sometimes I wonder, as I crawl into bed,

With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup,

My glasses on the table until I get up.

As sleep dims my vision, I say to myself:

Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?

The reason I know my youth is all spent?

Is my get-up-and-go has got up and went!

But, in spite of it all, I’m able to grin

And think of the places my getup has been!

Lions Club

By Ted Danyluk

It is coming quickly

so do not get left behind.

Last available

date to purchase

your tickets for

the Colossal

50/50 Online

Lottery is midnight


September 30.

This is your

chance to win big


Dreaming of paying off

your mortgage or buying a

new truck or car, how about

a trip to a destination getaway?

or better yet, a set

of his and hers ATV’s. Do

not put it off any longer.

Funds are needed to help

the Shuswap Trail Alliance

build North Shuswap trails

and pathways that are Well

Designed, Well Signed,

Well Maintained and Well

Promoted. Check out our

ad in this month’s Kicker.

Ticket sales and information


Non-Resident Lottery

Fact – The North Shuswap

Lions Colossal 50/50

Lottery is one of the only

BC Nexus Lotteries available

to out of province

visitors. When using a

computer, cell phone or tablet

there could be glitches if

you are an out of

province visitor.


Lottery Fact -

Non-residents of

BC who are visiting

the province

should ONLY purchase

tickets using

a personal cell

phone connecting through

local cellular networks and

not through WIFI. Don’t

forget you must be 19 years

old, be in the Province of

BC at the time of purchase

and have a credit card.

Mark Saturday,

September 18 on your

calendar for the annual

Classical Music Quartet

performance at Celista

Winery by the Sycamore

Quartet. The Quartet is

made up of Cvetozar Vutev,

violin; Sandra Wilmot, violin;

Martin Kratky, cello;

Ashley Kroecher, viola.

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

(continued on page 43)

September 2021

composer Joseph Haydn; the Canadian

composers and BC residents Imant

Raminsh, Doug Jamieson and Cam

Wilson; as well as arrangements of

Scandanavian folk tunes by the Danish

String Quartet.

The concert will be about 65 minutes

with no intermission. Cost per

ticket is $25 and includes a complimentary

glass of wine or non-alcohol

beverage to attendees as well Celista

Winery will be donating a four pack

of wine as a draw at the end of the

performance and before the post-event

reception. Tickets are available from

any Lions member, Celista Winery,

online at or call

Marlene Kergan at 250-955-0378.

The concert will be held rain or

shine. Bring your own lawn chair. If

there is rain, the venue will be changed

to the North Shuswap Community

Hall in Celista. Not suitable for young

children or pets.

With the coming of fall means

the start up of a new year for

the North Shuswap Lions Club.

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th

Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

in the Committee Room at the North

Shuswap Community Hall. First

meeting of the year will be September

9. Here are a couple of reasons why

you should join the best service club in

the area…..

*you do volunteer work to

support your community

*you meet new people

*you make a positive difference

in your community

I cannot emphasize enough that

our group needs new members. If

you have questions, are interested in

attending a meeting, or need more

information, please call Tom Price at


Well, the North Shuswap Lions

continued right through the summer

months with their weekly Meat &

50/50 Draws at The Hub. A BIGGG

“Pat on The Back” to everyone who

supported our Draws this summer

and to The Hub, for hosting the social

event of the week on the North

Shuswap. With the announcement

of new health restrictions in Interior

Health, this event will not be held until

further notice.

The North Shuswap Kicker




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44 The North Shuswap Kicker September 2021

Rose Galls Proliferating

but Not Harmful

By Larissa Lutjen

If you drive

along ‘The

Bench’, or the

open fields along

Line 17, you

have likely seen

some odd, puffy

growths in the

wild rose bushes

that start out

green, with bits of

pink in the summer

and fall, and are ragged

and brown by spring. These

strange puffballs are caused

by the rose gall wasp, and although

the rose bushes look

like they are under attack,

the wasps are a native species

that is not harmful and

can even be beneficial.

The galls are part of a

two-step process the wasp

uses to reproduce. In the

spring a female wasp uses an

ovipositor to deposit about

40 eggs into a rose bud along

with a substance that causes

deformation of the rose into

a woody core surrounded

by a fluffy, or mossy-looking,

ball. When the eggs

hatch, the wasp larva uses

the rose for food and protection

through the fall and

winter. In the spring the adult

wasps, which are black and

brown and about 4mm long,

emerge to start the process

again. Although the ovipositor

might look like a stinger,

they are harmless to people.

Interestingly rose gall

wasps are a species that is

‘parthenogenic’ meaning

they can reproduce asexually

without needing a

male to fertilize an egg.

There are generally few rose

gall males, a situation that

could be due to a bacterial

infection that causes the female

reproductive system

to produce mostly female

gametes. In fact many types

of wasp, ant and bee, which

have no sex chromosomes,

can reproduce parthenogenically.

Many plants, and some

fish and reptiles, also reproduce

in this way.

Young plants, damaged

plants, and roses under stress

from lack of water, or too

much water, are more susceptible

to the wasps, which

generally don’t kill the rose

plant and are beneficial as

native pollinators and predators

of other insect pests.

Long-time BC gardening

columnist Helen Chestnut

reports that the galls are

known as ‘robin’s pincushions’,

‘bedeguar galls’ or

just ‘bedeguars’ in England.

Folk medicine used the

galls to ward off whooping

cough, insomnia and even as

‘a charm against flogging’,

leading to the school yard

nickname, ‘save-whallop’.

An 1840’s medical manual,

“Materia Medica” cites rose

galls as potential cures for

stomach ailments and claims

that the ashes of burned galls

mixed with honey is suggested

as a scalp preparation to

prevent baldness.

I always Knew I’d get old

How fast it happened was a

bit of a surprise, though.

September 2021

The North Shuswap Kicker


By Pat Bauer and Loretta Greenough

North Shuswap

Community Association

As of this submission, Covid-19

cases are again rising. We will assess

weekly as we hear from Public Health.

We are still awaiting news from

the Gaming Commission about Bingo.

As soon as we hear we will announce

it on the Kicker Facebook. I also haven’t

had an abundance of phone calls

willing to help run Bingo. We would

like to set up four teams so that one

would only have to volunteer once a

month if possible. Phone Loretta at


The UV System at the hall has

been giving us some trouble lately. We

are working on getting it fixed. Please

follow any signs that are posted with

regards to the water in the hall.

On Saturday Sept 18 from 10:00

am to 4:00 pm, we will be taking

part in the Non-Profit Fair at the hall.

Please look for our table to sign up for

membership or to volunteer and to find

out about our lovely old hall.

If anyone is willing to become a

board member to fill in until our next

AGM, please contact Pat Bauer at 250-

955-6463. We meet approximately

once a month as well as communicate

by email. This would be a great way to

get the feel of the positions.

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Ready for School?

Getting It Together Gracefully at the

Last Minute

By Linda Rightmire

It’s late August and a

small shadow has passed

across the sun or so it seems.

The first day of school is almost

here. Kids are excited

to see friends; parents

are thinking about school

clothes. This year the worries

multiply — should we be

glad or anxious to have our

kids masked? Will the Delta

variant threaten us with remote

learning again?

So we will prepare, and

really, many of those preps

do not change from other

years. Here are a few items

to consider.

Sleep needs - It is crucial

that you push that bedtime

earlier. Teachers see

kids literally falling asleep

— is this your child? A tired

child’s performance will be

off - they can’t follow the

lesson. You know how you

yourself are, trying to drive

sleepy, do taxes sleepy — it

just doesn’t work.

Make a commitment

this year to stick to a bedtime

routine. An hour before

actual bedtime the activities

should be winding down —

no screen time, and it’s ideal

for some shared reading

time. Though numbers vary

slightly, this is the general


• 3 to 6 years old - 10 to 12


• 7 to 12 years old - 10 to

11 hours

• 12 to 18 years old - 9 to

9.5 hours

Try to keep electronic

devices out of the bedroom

in the evening. For teens,

one medical site suggests

tying adequate sleep to car

privileges. Your mileage

may vary on that one! (See

Hopkins Medicine site below

for some excellent ideas and


It is now well known

that the rise in depression

and anxiety in teens correlates

directly with the

sharp rise in teens owning

phones since 2012. Not only

sleep but broader well-being

is affected here. Be strong!

Use best practices with caring

discipline such as those

from Diane Gossen (link at


Sleep problems show up

daily in your child’s functioning

and behaviour, too.

This has a lifetime impact;

please try.

Breakfast and other

meals - Breakfast is your

child’s most important meal.

Kids may come to school

having just had a piece of

toast. Kids may arrive having

eaten nothing. Aim for

more protein and less carbs

and sugar. Teach your child

to seek out the fine print on

packaging — you’ll find



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dextrose, sucrose, and fructose are among the many names

for sugar on juice boxes.

Whatever you can do the night before to prep your

morning will be a great sanity-saver. Some rock star parents

take time on Sunday to make up several days’ worth

of lunches in small containers; they are ready to go in the

fridge. You’ll find this to be a great help, I kid you not.

School supplies - Kids love new clothes in the fall. But

train your child also about hygiene. Clean fingernails and

hair, good manners — these affect how others see your child.

As to school materials, for some families it is a ritual to

purchase these items. Ideally you should wait for school direction

on this. Older students’ teachers may have a specific

idea about notebooks.

Keeping up - Watch for notices coming from your

school. Many teachers and schools now rely on email or texting

— be sure you know what your school and teacher plan

in this regard. If you require something different because of

your weak online access, it is crucial that you let them know.

You may have to be emphatic — check back in a few

weeks. This isn’t any one person’s fault; the weakness is

inherent in big systems. And the fact is, most people regard

Internet use as the norm, now. Be your own advocate. Be

kind and be calm, too.

Helpful websites • Teens’ sleep at

• Kind but firm parenting at

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LART, tutoring at Lee Creek. She is not currently seeking

new students.

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Anglemont and Surrounding Area

By Denise Meier

September is here, the

kids are back in school,

and we are harvesting the

rewards of our gardening

- pickling, freezing and

canning. For many, life is

still not back to normal, but

here’s to new beginnings -

let’s make the most of the


August’s breakfast included

the drawing for the

raffle prizes. Thankyou to all

for the great turnout and support.

Our Congratulations

go out to the winners of

the electric bike - Roger

Gaumont, the helicopter ride

- Tracey Lewis, and the BBQ

- Jody Fowler. Thankyou to

all who purchased tickets.

The raffle was a great success!

Thankyou to all who

sold tickets! Your support is


Unfortunately, we have

had to cancel our September


We are in the process

of updating our website to

reflect the fact we are open.

The calendar shows which

groups are active at the


We would like to thank

all who have renewed their

memberships or joined for

the first time. Memberships

are prorated for the year, so

For Rent!



Volunteers served up a fantastic breakfast in August.

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any new memberships sold

from now until the end of

the year will be adjusted

accordingly. We are especially

grateful to those who

have made a charitable contribution.

You can find our

membership form on our

webpage at https://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 address:

. Any other

inquiries should be directed

to Tony Hudson at 778-765-

1506. 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.

Thanks for keeping us

afloat and stay in touch.

Congratulations to the winners of the



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By Jan Penner

This month’s item is a sickle bar

tooth. Our $25 draw prize winner is

Dave van Oirschot. Congratulations!

First of all, I have to admit that my

guess on seeing this item was that it

was part of a plow. Nope. (Sorry Don,

I lied!) It is part

of a sickle, not a

plow. That means

that it was used

not to dig up a

field, but to harvest

wheat and/or

cut grass.

At first, the

information I found led me to think

that this was a very simple tool. Not so

much. Basically, the sickle teeth attach

to a bar and the entire mechanism includes

guards, ledger plates and the bar

itself. The triangular sickle teeth move

back and forth with a reciprocating action,

cutting whatever matter is being

dealt with. Then it got complicated.

The sickles are serrated. On the

top or the bottom. If you are replacing

them on a bar, apparently there is an

abundance of styles, involving different

locations of holes for attaching to the

bar and variations in size and shape of

the sickles themselves. Incidentally, as

I understand it, you use bottom serrated

to cut grass and top serrated if you

are “harvesting” crops such as alfalfa,

wheat and hay.

This brings me to the handheld

sickle and scythe. Both have been

around since the 18th century and still

have useful applications today. The

sickle, which is curved, came first.

From what I noted, it has a short handle.

The scythe, which came slightly

later, has a longer,

LAST MONTH’S THING straighter blade,

SICKLE BAR TOOTH with a longer

handle, which

allows for it to

be used standing

up. They are

still useful tools,

especially in

certain situations. For example, if you

want to cut tall grasses or weeds, using

a scythe or sickle distributes less seed

that a conventional mower. It is also

easier and more efficient to use them to

cut a small or oddly shaped area or on

a slope. And, the swaying action used

is somewhat therapeutic!

A little safety note to finish up.

No matter what tools you are using for

cutting vegetation, make sure they are

sharp! The same principle applies to

garden tools as to kitchen tools. Sharp

blades cut better and more safely than

dull blades.

Here is next month’s item. We

look forward to receiving your guesses

and wish you luck with winning the

$25 draw prize!



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: Not this “time”


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By Helen Dalin, Secretary

The Chase Big Fall 50/50 Is Now


Hello Chase and District. We are

hoping that local readers will support

this CDFGC project and buy tickets.

We also need and would really appreciate

readers sharing the word and the

SALES LINK at Nexus raffle with family

and friends by email, or on social media

sites to get the word out. The more

tickets we sell, the better for our club!

The sooner we sell tickets and grow the

50/50 pot the better it will be for ticket

sales. We have 3 months to work on this

and watch the pot grow. The final draw

will be on October 30 at 4 pm LIVE ON


This is our only fundraiser we have

had since 2019. Covid, fires and smoke

have shut down all our other attempts.

We’ve had no banquet, no 3-D shoot

and most of the Trap and Skeet practices

have been cancelled and shut down.

At the same time our maintenance

costs and building costs have continued

during the last 2 years.

All you need is a credit card and

an email address. Your tickets will be

emailed to you. They may end up in

your spam folder so check there after

you buy and move them to your inbox.

If you don’t have a printer, it’s not a

problem. Save your email and you will


By Jan Penner

Hopefully everyone has enjoyed

their summer, despite the

smoke! A big thanks to everyone

who has been diligent regarding

preventing forest fires, and special

thanks to all those who have

worked firefighting, to keep our communities


As of September 7, students and

staff are back in classrooms. North

Shuswap School has a few new staff

members, who will be introduced next

have a record of your tickets #’s.

If you don’t have a credit card, perhaps

you have a son or daughter who

will buy the tickets for you, and you

reimburse. If you don’t have an email

address, perhaps a family member will

help you get a ticket purchased and

printed off.

This was set up as all noncontact

sales during the height of Covid shutdowns

and restrictions and to make it

easy for anyone wanting a ticket to get

one without having to find a CDFGC

member selling tickets.

Here is the link to go get our tickets!

Help our pot grow and help our

Club grow! Thank you from the executive


The Chase and District Fish and

Game Club has a long history of 108

years and is into its second century.

Stay tuned. CDFGC is hoping to

have A Friend and Family ARCHERY

DAY on September 5 from 10 am to 2

pm. It will be like an open house except

just for archery. Friends and family can

try out 3-D targets if they have never

done that before or just try out archery.

There will be a concession. With all

that is happening in our area, this may

have to be cancelled or the date moved.

So, watch for more information.

School News

month, after they have had

a bit of time to settle in.

If you are new to the

area and have children in

grades from K-8, please

contact the school for registration

information at

250-955-2214. If no one is available to

take your call, please leave a message

with your contact information and your

call will be returned.

Have a great year everyone and

welcome back!




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Sicamous Fungi Festival

The 16th annual

Sicamous Fungi

Festival dates have

been set for Sept 16

to 19 in beautiful

downtown Sicamous

at the Legion


The festival will

start on Thursday,

Sept 16 with the

regular icebreaker at Joe


On Friday, Saturday and

Sunday, there will be daily

long walks, foraging for

mushrooms in the area around

Sicamous as well as short

identification walks with Paul

Kroeger, founder and past

president of the Vancouver

Mycological Society. Paul is

a researcher, collector, and

consultant in forest mycology,

toxicology, medicines, and

identification. Paul will be

identifying mushrooms from

the day’s forays at the Legion.

Friday evening there will

be a market in the Legion parking

lot with entertainment and

on Saturday evening, we are

planning a return to our festival

music and beverage gardens.

We are planning to have

panel discussions / presentations

and demonstrations in the

upstairs of the Legion. We also

hope to have some displays set

up outside under tents for those

just passing by.

If you have any questions,

your festival organizer, Deb

Heap will be happy to help in

whatever way she can. She can

be reached at fungifestival@

Tickets are available.

Registrations need to be confirmed

and contact details provided

with Deb before making


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54 The North Shuswap Kicker September 2021

on the highway in Celista

It is with great joy,

we share with you that

St. David’s plans to resume

in-person worship on

Sunday September 5 th at

11:00 a.m. with Rev. Brian Smith

officiating. We welcome back all

our old friends and all the friends

we haven’t met yet! It’s been a

long time coming and we’re

grateful to God for the miracle of

the vaccine that makes

gathering possible.

We will be following all

Covid 19 Guidelines.

Hope to see you then!

Contact us at

Phone: 250-515-2502

Visit our website

Thrift Shop Open!

Wednesdays 10:00-2:00

Donations gratefully accepted;

but please, no TVs, computers or

furniture (there’s no room)

What’s Sprouting in

the Garden

By Rachelle Horvath

Just like that and September is

here. This summer season brought us

high heat and fires. Our respiratory

system is being terribly taxed with

the quality of air we are breathing in.

Below are a few tried and tested methods

that have assisted others when dealing

with respiratory issues and ailments.

Be sure to research and make sure these

are for you.

It’s important to keep the filter systems

of our bodies clean. We have two

filters for our respiratory system; the

hairs in our nose are the first defence.

They catch larger particulars like dust,

while mucus takes up second position

to catch all smaller debris. Much

like sticky fly paper, it catches pollens,

viruses and bacteria. Keeping things

moist is an excellent way of easing upper

respiratory tracts.

Simple saline solution: 1 cup

boiled or distilled water with ¼ teaspoon

sea salt/ kosher salt, (1/8 teaspoon

baking soda optional used as a

buffer for sensitive nasal passage) in a

clean jar. Stir well until all is dissolved.

Traditionally a Neti Pot or a nasal spray

bottle is used to administer. Fill your

Neti pot or nasal bottle with room temp

solution. Stand with your head at a 45

degree angle and insert the spout into

your top nostril. Pour half the Neti Pot

solution into the first nostril. You will

feel the solution flowing through our sinus

passage and will then come out the

bottom nostril. Gently blow your nose

to get rid of any remaining solution and

debris. Now tip head in other direction

and do other nostril. Do this once a

day. This method is especially beneficial

during allergy season.

Teas to ease the pipes and herbs

to sooth the system is your second


Mullein Tea has been used for centuries

and can now be found in stores in

tea bag form or if you’re able and have

access, collect and

gather from a clean

source. Mullein brings

down the inflammation in the bronchial


To make the tea with dried leaves,

simply add a small handful of them to

an 8-ounce cup of boiling water, and

then steep them for 15–30 minutes. To

prevent throat irritation, use a strainer

or cheesecloth to remove as many of

the leaves as possible. The tiny hairs

of the plant can also irritate your throat,

which is why it’s important to strain

this tea thoroughly before drinking it.

Usnea lichen, the lungs of the forest

can also be simmered and drank like

a tea. It is not kind to the palette and

you will find it bitter. If you remember

the old saying the bitter the better,

here it definitely holds true. Tincture

is easier to swallow often. Usnea is an

all around infection fighter, combatting

bacteria, inflammation and pain. This

tincture is perfect for acute complaints

or long term use. Place clean Usnea

lichen in a jar. Pour high proof alcohol

(95% is ideal) into jar to cover the

lichen by about one inch. Allow to

infuse for approximately six weeks. If

a lower proof alcohol is used, allow to

infuse for four to six months. Strain

away lichen and store in a dropper

bottle. To administer, use one dropper

twice a day for tonic, immune stimulating

benefits, or one dropper up to six

times a day for acute complaints.

Below I have added two selections

of frequency music that that I can

suggest to also assist the lungs and for

those who are experiencing headaches

with the smoke, I have added one for

headache relief.




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• 6 strips bacon, cut into ½”


• 2 cup sliced mushrooms

• 1 medium onion, diced

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 2 small boneless, skinless

chicken breast, cut into bite

size pieces


• 1 can Condensed Low Fat

Cream of Mushroom Soup

• 1 cup milk

• 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme

• 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

• 3 tbsp fresh parsley leaves,


In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp.

Transfer bacon to paper towel lined plate to remove excess fat.

Remove all but 1 tbsp bacon fat from the pan. Add mushrooms,

onion, and garlic, sauté 3-5 minutes or until soft. Add chicken.

Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring often, or until no pink remains on

the chicken. Stir in soup, milk and thyme. Bring to simmer.

Return bacon to the pan. Reduce heat and simmer for 4-5

minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat.

Stir through parsley. Serve over cooked spaghetti topped with

Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Submitted by

Gord Bell

Got a favourite

recipe you would

like to share?

Email it to

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Office: 250-955-0534


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DID YOU KNOW …. The North Shuswap was inhabited by First Nations people for thousands of years before the first white

settlers arrived in the area around 1895. Early transportation was by water, and a ferry service was operated between Scotch Creek and

Sorrento from 1914 to 1956. Today’s roads began as small trails between homesteads and access to the lake. As the population increased,

these trails were widened, a bridge was built at Squilax in 1930, and a gravel road was eventually completed between Scotch

Creek and Anglemont (paved in the late 1960s). The pioneering settlers eked out a living by logging, fruit farming, and trapping.

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14 15 16


1. Rescue

5. Bitter

10. Hens make them

14. Beers

15. Of which person

16. District

17. Bode

19. Harvest

20. N N N N

21. Employs

22. Decorative jugs

23. Promptly

25. Aromatic seeds

27. Before, poetically

28. Joys

31. Put forward

34. A machine for baling hay

35. A wise bird

36. Envelop

37. An unbound manuscript

38. Threesome

39. Indian bread

40. Herring-like fishes

41. Overindulge

42. Statues collectively

44. Suffering

45. Not first or second

46. Black Sea republic

50. Coquetry

52. Merchandise

54. American Sign Language

55. Hubs

56. A lively whirling Italian


58. Egg-shaped

59. Pretext

60. Encounter

61. Water source

62. An edict of the Russian


63. To be, in old Roman

17 18 19

20 21 22

23 24 26 25 26

28 27 29 28 29 30

31 32 33 34 35

36 37 38

39 43 40 41

42 43 51 44

45 53 46 47 48 49

50 51 52 53 54

55 56 57

58 59 60

61 62 63


1. Less hazardous

2. Solitary

3. Vice ___

4. East southeast

5. For some time

6. Cautious

7. Was a passenger

8. Kind of triangle

9. Morning moisture

10. A type of insect

11. Newbie

12. Equipment

13. Exhausts

Puzzle 1 - Easy

18. Bake in a shallow dish

22. Arab chieftain

24. Bottomless

26. Gorse

28. Father

29. Branchlet

30. Blackthorn

31. Possesses

32. A social club for male undergraduates

33. Overzealous

34. Wooden seaside walkway

37. Blacken

38. Layer

40. A set of garments

41. Promote

43. Exhilarate

44. Twerp

46. Seizes

47. Storms

48. Small islands

49. Winged

50. Current

51. Great affection

53. Operatic solo

56. Letter after sigma

57. An uncle

Puzzle 1 - Medium


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PLEASE NOTE: As the Kicker was going to press, new public health restrictions were announced for the Interior Health

region. Local non-profits were scrambling to see if their events could still be held but many may need to be cancelled.


Lions Club Meat & 50/50 Draw. Cancelled

till further notice.

Colossal 50/50 Online Lottery - North

Shuswap Lions in support of trails & pathways

on the North Shuswap. Win up to

$90,000. northshuswaplions.rafflenexus.

com See ad on page 5.

Thrift Store - St. David’s Church at Celista

every Wednesday from 10 am. until 2 pm.

Pickleball - Rose Clifford Park, Scotch

Creek. Mon, Wed and Fri mornings.

Everyone invited to pop down to play a

game. Beginner lessons available also,

contact Dave @ 250-463-9987.

Anglemont Estates Golf - Anglemont

Men’s Golf night at 5:00 pm every

Thursday. Senior Men on Tuesdays and

Wednesdays 8:30 am in Sept. and 10 am

in Oct. Ladies’ golf at 9:00 am Tues and

Thurs. FMI 250-955-2323. See ad on page


Doctors/ Labs in the Clinic - To book for

lab work and for doctor appointments,

call NS Health Centre at 250-955-0660 or

check for clinic services

and availability of doctors. See ad on page


Back to School - Register at North

Shuswap School, August 31 from 9am to

2:30pm. First day of school September 7

for half day. See ad on page 17.

Country Kids Playschool Celista - Taking

registrations for September 2021. 2 mornings

per week - Mon. & Wed. 9:00 am -

12:00 pm. To register, go to

Bicycle Rodeo & Scavenger Hunt - Sept

5. 9:30 to 11:30 am at Shuswap Lake Provincial

Park. Free event of North Shuswap

Pathway Team. Educational activities

promoting bike safety for youngsters

to age 10. Helmet safety, hand signals,

traffic signs, obstacle avoidance, balance,

figure 8 riding and more. Scavenger hunt

routes around Scotch Creek with things to

discover, questions to answer and riddles

to solve. FMI or to volunteer Doug Easterbrook


Lakeview Centre Breakfast - September

breakfast has been cancelled.

Sunnyside Supermarket Customer Appreciation

Day BBQ - September 11 from 1

to 4pm. Free Food and prizes. See ad on

page 21.

Community Open House - September 18

from 10am to 4pm at the North Shuswap

Community Hall parking lot. Local

non-profits will answer questions about

what they do for the community and how

you can get involved. See ad on page 22.

String quartet concert - in support of

North Shuswap Lions Community Projects.

Second annual event Saturday, September

18, 2 pm. at Celista Estate Winery.

Featured will be classical musicians “The

Sycamore String Quartet.” Tickets from

Celista Estate Winery or call Marlene

Kergan 250-955-0378.

NS Chamber Meeting - Sept. 27, 6pm at

Scotch Creek Fire Hall. Meet representatives

from Shuswap Economic Development

and Shuswap North Okanagan

Business. See ad on page 4.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

– Federal statutory holiday September 30.

New annual designated paid holiday starting

September 2021. Federal offices, as

well as banks, will be closed on this day.

Grand opening of the Senior’s Resource

and Community Centre – October 2

beside the North Shuswap Health Centre.

- All ages welcome! Tour the space and

enter for door prizes. Raffle and barbecue

(hot dogs, juice, or water) for a toonie!

Memberships available for the Senior

centre. Open from 10-2; barbeque from


Town Hall meeting - October 23 from

2-4pm at the Celista Hall. Director Jay

Simpson and guest speakers to discuss

specific North Shuswap issues. Hopefully

Covid allows us to do this in person. More

information in the October Kicker.


The Big Fall 50/50 - Support the Chase

and District Fish and Game Club with their

on-line 2021 fundraising 50/50.

Chase Mtn. Bike Program - 6-weeks on

local trails, designed for ages 6-8. Register



EverWild Explorers - Children aged 5-9

gather at Aylmer Road Beach on Tuesdays

from 9-2 to play and learn in a supportive

outdoor environment. contact Ashton at

Kids Yoga - Wednesdays from 10am-

11am, beginning September 15 for 5

weekly sessions. Pre-register by email: or call


Chase Curling Club - Interested in curling

this fall? Please contact Janice @ 250-

679-4471 or e-mail at

Deadline September 3, 2021.

Chase Library - emailed Andy to see if she

has anything.


White Lake Triathlon - Sept 12 for

community members of all skill levels.

Participants can either swim, bike or run


as part of a team or participate in all

three events. FMI Aron or Sarah Zuidhof

at 250-803-8368 or by email at

South Shuswap Library - Join library staff

online for stories, songs and events offered

to all ages. Online registration is required

to access TEAMS link information.

Please include your email.

and register online at http://orl.evanced.

info/signup/Calendar 2021 Fall Online

Events Brochure coming soon! Stay tuned

for more information on fall programs.


Sicamous Fungi Festival - Sept 16 to 19 at

the Sicamous Legion grounds. Mushroom

foraging walks, identifications and discussions.



All-candidates forum - via Zoom September

13 at 7 - 8:30 pm. Candidates

for North Okanagan-Shuswap have been

invited. Sponsored by Salmon Arm Chamber.

Details by Sept. 10 at sachamber.

Tsuts’weye Lunchtime Connections - 2nd

& th Tues. from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. On-line

workshops to help you with your business.

Register: FMI

go to

CSRD Board Meeting - Thursday, September

23, 10:00 am. Pre-register at www. Agenda available approximately

one week in advance of the


Volunteers for Invasive Species Society –

to pilot and provide feedback on the new

community science network and resources.



Tues. & Wed. 7 - 8:15 pm / Topics vary.

Register at:

CSRD Learn how you FireSmart - watch

30 minute online webinar. Pre-register

at 1-888-248-

2773 See ad on page 26.


Sunday - Scotch Creek - Beside the Hub,

9:30am to 1:30pm. (Until Sept. 5)

Wednesday - Celista Farmers Market at

North Shuswap Community Hall, 9am to

1pm. (until Sept. 8)

Friday - Chase Home Hardware Field, 10

am to 2 pm. (until October 8)

Saturday - Sorrento Shoppers Plaza 1240

TCH, 8am - noon. (until Oct. 9)

Saturday - Dockside Market at Squilax

General Store 10am - 1 pm. Live music on

the wharf (until Aug. 28)

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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

DISCLAIMER – The information in this publication is carefully gathered & compiled to ensure maximum accuracy. The North Shuswap Kicker

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.

September 2021

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$7 up to 25 words; .20¢ each add’l word. $2 for box-around. Single Column

Display Ads - First inch is $12 then $2.25 per 1/4” after (plus tax).




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)





♦ Interior & Exterior


♦ Cedar Hedge

Maintenance & Pruning


Serving the Shuswap & Area

Free Professional Quotes


60 The North Shuswap Kicker September 2021

$7 up to 25 words; .20¢ each add’l word. $2 for box-around. Single Column

Display Ads - First inch is $12 then $2.25 per 1/4” after (plus tax).







Secure your property with

professional home checks


House sitting, cabin cleaning

and home security checks.

Bondable, professional, reliable

with credible references.

Call Karin at 604-329-9252

Dry cedar firewood bags

Small $15.00 - Large $25.00

Anglemont (778) 866-8687


lawn edger

Good running


$299 O.B.O.

Very well built deck for

house or RV

FREE Estimates


Skidsteer Work

Landscaping • Decks & Fences

Sheds & Garages • Siding

Finish Carpentry

Let us help you with

your next project!


WCB Covered

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





Servicing Seymour Arm to Kamloops

•Groceries •Alcohol

•Prescriptions •Etc…



Call for estimate 604-329-9252


North Shuswap

Dale 250-679-7652

White Swan Tarot

Spiritual Gunslinger

Have cards... will travel.

Readings with Jan 416-902-9931


Dock mooring whips $ 199.00

or best offer. Wayne

604-312-1921 Magna Bay

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

Call Wayne


Magna Bay

Shuswap Raised P.O.L. Hens

Still some Available! Ready for

pick-up Sept. 15 – Sept. 30, 2021

”Rockettes” – Barred Rock Layers

E-Mail or call for Complete

Information & Photo

(250) 955-6145


AVIVIA Sale! Over 200 pieces.

Scuba hoodies, define jackets,

leggings, tops, capris, shorts,

bags, headbands. Sizes 2 to 12

~$10.00-$60.00 cash only. Some

men’s Lulu and sports jerseys.

September 3rd and 4 th. Located

at 4144 Squilax Anglemont Rd,

at the Blue Hut, Teamed up with

Raven Activewear. “Barbeque

by Donation”,

Proceeds for BBQ go to North

Shuswap Elementary School.

$5 Bag Sale at Hidden Treasures

Thrift Shop (Scotch creek)

until the end of September. Includes

one pair of summer shoes.

Wednesday to Saturday

11AM to 4PM

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

•8’W x 11.5’L x 35” H •2x6 SPF joists

•3/4 T&G fir plywood •4x4 support

posts •60 mil DuraDeck •aluminum

handrail •c/w glass panels

•36” wide gate

250-833-2767, Scotch Creek


Clean Fill Wanted! Right behind

Home Hardware in Scotch

Creek 780-904-0730

Wanted: used older boat trailer

for 16’ row boat. Must be in

working order and should have

papers. Contact Uwe phone




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

September 2021

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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.


Come and Join our



Earn up to $200 in ONE day!



• Training provided


Call Patti 250-955-2525


per HOUR



Boat slip available for rent at

Anglemont Marina for September.

$25 Per day or S600 for the month.

Fits up 25ft boat. Email

or text 250-319-4127 for






check us out at

(250) 955-0701

Time is too slow for those who wait,

Too swift for those who fear,

Too long for those who grieve,

Too short for those who rejoice,

But for those who love, time is


By Henry Van Dyke





Doug and Shirley Thompson

We lost both

Doug and Shirley

in the recent past

Doug left us on March 1 2021

after a long battle with

Lymphoma. Shirley followed

Doug on July 1, 2021.

They lived in Edson and then

Yellowknife in 1971 for twenty

years then moved to Salmon

Valley Road in 1990.

Anglemont became their home

in 1992.

They had four children Robin,

James, Michael and Susan.

Robin predeceased them in

1984. They enjoyed their 6

granddaughters and decided

to move to Alberta to be

closer to the families, in 2003,

where they lived until 2021.

Shirley enjoyed her quilting

and sewing especially after

she’d moved to BC. Doug was

the local handyman wherever

he lived - if you wanted

something done right he was

the man you contacted.

Doug and Shirley

will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life for

both of them will be held

in Spruce Grove Alberta

at a later date.

Jack Sheppard passed away

on February 26, 2021, in

Red Deer, Alberta.

Jack was born in Deloraine,

Manitoba to parents Pearl and

Meryle Sheppard, he was one

of 8 children.

Jack was a proud husband,

father and grandfather. He was

married to his wife Patricia

Sheppard for 38 years.

Jack worked as a locomotive

engineer for CP Rail for 30

years, retiring at 55 and

moving to the North Shuswap,

British Columbia. He enjoyed

playing cards with his wife as

well as mingling with friends

and telling stories to all who

would listen while living the

quiet life in the Shuswap.

Jack is survived by his loving

wife Patricia, his children: son

Richard and daughter

Savannah (Tylynn) Magnusson;

granddaughter Lena Pearl

Magnusson; sisters: Deanna

Sheppard, Peggy Witherbee,

Betty Kasprick, Bonnie Taylor,

and Lyn Fefchak.

He was predeceased by his

parents Pearl ‘Thomas’ and

Meryle Sheppard; brothers:

Kenny and Larry Sheppard.

Jack was a dedicated and

loving family man with a smile

that would light up any room

and will be missed by all who

knew and loved him.

2 bedroom newly renovated

mobile on 11 acres on ivy road,

eagle bay, $1050 plus electric

wifi and cable, available Oct 1 to

May 31 ,call 778-214-6306

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


OCT. 9, 2021 1:00 P.M.

North Shuswap Community Hall

A Celebration of Jack’s Life

will be held by his close family

in Exshaw, Alberta on

September 1, 2021.


may be forwarded to:

Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes

and Crematorium, your Golden Rule

Funeral Homes, entrusted with the

arrangements, 403-887-2151

62 The North Shuswap Kicker September 2021

Sudoku - Easy

Sudoku - Medium

scotch creek: 3508 Squilax-Anglemont Rd.

June 15th - Sept 15th: Daily 8am - 2pm

Sept 16th - June 14th: Fri - Tues 8am - 2pm

Christmas, New Years & Remembrance Day - Closed

seymour arm: 1815 Quast Rd.

June 15th to Sept 15th: Tues - 1pm - 5pm

Sat - 9am - 1pm

Statutory Holidays - Closed

Sept 16th to June 14th: Saturday 1pm - 5pm

Statutory Holidays - Closed



After Hour Emergencies


AIM Roads


Ministry Contact


Chase Detachment Office


If you have any tips

on local crime call



D I A L 9 – 1 – 1


North Shuswap Library

Located at the Centre

in Scotch Creek 250-955-8198

Open: Tues - Noon - 5,

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


Squilax-Anglemont Rd.

Clip & Save

Classified Ads

$7 up to 25 words; .20 ₵ each add’l word. Display ad, First inch is $12 then $2.25 per 1/4” after (pls tx). Drop ads at one of our boxes:

Scotch Creek Market, Sunnyside Supermart in Celista, Ross Creek Country Store in Magna Bay or 7320 Estate Place,

Anglemont BC, V0E 1M8. Questions call /text 250-515-2830

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64 The North Shuswap Kicker September 2021

• Renovations, New Construction & Repairs

• Continuous 5”, 6” & Fascia Gutter

Hank Destree 250-371-2690

• Custom Gutter Systems for Snow Load

• Heat Trace Installation





Serving the


for 23 years

Ken Goertzen

Licensed Residential Builder

Cell. 250.833.2824


Hot Food Takeout

Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner



Frozen Meals To-Go

Gas/Boat gas









(250) 679-3980

Serving Nor th Shuswap, Chase, Sorrento

Quality Comes First

Sept 17 & 18 Baby Back Ribs

Sept 24 & 25 Lasagne & Salad

Ice Cream • Novelties • Milkshakes • Gifts

• Clothing • Family Camping

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