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291st Edition April 2022

Serving the

North Shuswap

since 1996

Serving the North Shuswap, Sorrento, Blind Bay, Chase, Adams Lake &

Seymour Arm. Between 3300 - 7500 distributed (depending on time of year).

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Local Boy makes Kamloops Junior

Blazer Spring Team

By Melissa Bischoff

Morgan Bischoff is from Magna Bay

and started his hockey career at the age

of 6. He had a natural ability to skate

and an instant love for

the game. His skills and

ability have improved

through the guidance of

the dedicated coaches of

Chase Minor Hockey.

Special thanks to

coach, Murray Mackenzie,

who has coached

him the last couple

of years. The kid has

speed! We would like

to acknowledge Pepin

Power Skating and

Meesh Pepin as she has

played an integral role in

Morgan’s skating ability.

Through the years Morgan

has played many positions.

Goalie, defense,

right wing and centre.

This year Morgan is

age 12 and played Centre

for the U13 Chase

Kings team. He was chosen

to be their captain.

The odds were against

them from the start. The

team only had 9 players and 2 goalies,

not even enough for two full lines. Ideally

you would want at least 16 kids per

team. These kids were dedicated and determined

to win! In the end they placed

4th out of 8 in league play. During the

March 11-13 weekend, they attended the

playoffs in Merritt.

These kids played

their hearts out! They

showed up and fought

hard! Won their first 4

games to get into the

finals against Clearwater.

They ended

up bringing home the


Morgan has had

an exceptional year.

Playing in approximately

33 games this

year, he (with the

support of his team)

scored 101 goals, received

most sportsmanlike

and most

valuable forward.

Morgan tried out for

the Junior Blazers

Spring league this

year and was chosen

for the team. He will

begin the spring league

this April in Kamloops.

We wish Morgan all

the best and look forward to watching

him learn and grow at something he


Morgan Bischoff

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Spring League

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April 2022

Multiple Topics at Town Hall


By Jo Anne Malpass

About 50 people at a town hall

meeting March 26 put on by Area F Director

Jay Simpson heard information

from six presenters on topics ranging

from policing to forests, roads to economic


Sidney Potter, Ministry of Forests

Land and Resource Coordinator for

Okanagan Shuswap Natural Resource

District talked about a Crown Land

wildfire risk reduction

program developed

to put a buffer

around communities

protecting human

life, communities and

critical infrastructure.

A project is happening

this fall around

Anglemont and three

more projects are

in the development

stage for treatment

in the fall of 2023.

These areas are a

buffer at Lee Creek,

above and around

Celista protecting the

egress route and in

Shuswap Lake Provincial



FireSmart Coordinator

Len Youden

talked about a recent

Area F Wildfire Protection

Plan which

shows the best way

to reduce damage to

homes is to reduce hazards

on private property.

Wildfires usually spread to urban

areas from large flying embers. The

main danger of wildfires spreading to

homes is from embers from fires within

2 km. There’s a 90% chance your home

will not burn if the first 10m around

your home has no flammable material.

Resources are available for communities

and individuals and information is

available from FireSmart BC and Canada

and on the CSRD website.

Chase RCMP Sgt. Barry Kennedy

said seven police officers patrol

from Monte Creek to Sorrento, to the

north end of Adams Lake, to Seymour

Arm. Last year from June to September,

there was at least one police car on the

North Shuswap each day. Traffic services

from Kamloops came to the North

Shuswap one day each week, with four

extra cars. This was successful as many

cars were impounded and several drivers

under prohibition were charged,

mostly the same people, until they had

no cars left to drive. This policy will

continue this summer.

He said there were five people

causing most of the trouble for RCMP

last year

but three of

those have

left the

area, after


went to




at various


over many

nights to

make sure

they were

abiding by


and curfews.


are happy

with the


of phone

calls to the



are helping

RCMP find

the people

and try to

proceed to get charges laid by Crown

Council. “Eventually we’ll catch them

in a car with stolen property.”

Mike Scott, Ministry of Highways

Road Area Manager – North

Okanagan/Shuswap answered several

questions posed to him by Director

Simpson. The Ministry can remove

vehicles if they are abandoned but

this does not include licensed vehicles

parked on the side of the road that are

not impeding road maintenance.

The 60km speed limit at the entrance

to Scotch Creek will be extended

to the other side of the S-curve. This is

just waiting for the engineer to sign off


Informative Town Hall Meeting

Top: FireSmart Len Youden with Director Jay Simpson.

Bottom L: Highways Mike Scott and

R: Sgt. Barry Kennedy

(continued on page 6)

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Deadlines & Contact Info pg. 57

Bulletin (NSCA) ................... pg. 47

Calendar of Events ............. pg. 55

Classifieds .......................... pg. 59

Chamber News ................... pg. 14

Fire News ........................... pg. 20

First Responders ............... pg. 26

Health Centre Society ......... pg. 28

Historical ............................. pg. 48

Lakeview Centre .................. pg. 43

Letters to the Editor .......... pg. n/a

Lions Club News ................. pg. 34

RCMP News ........................ pg. 08

Sidekick .............................. pg. 10

School News ....................... pg. 54

Tech News ......................... pg. 36



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By Editor Jo Anne Malpass

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If it feels like everything costs a lot

more these days, it does.

In February, Canadian consumer

prices increased 5.7% year over year,

up from a 5.1% gain in January. This

was the largest gain since August 1991

(+6.0%). February marked the second

consecutive month where headline inflation

exceeded 5%, according to Statistics


Price increases were broad-based

in February, pinching the pocketbooks

of Canadians. Consumers paid higher

prices for gasoline and groceries

in February 2022 compared with the

same month a year earlier. Shelter costs

continued to trend higher, rising at the

fastest year-over-year pace since August


Excluding gasoline, the Consumer

Price Index (CPI) rose 4.7% year over

year in February, surpassing the gain

in January (+4.3%) when the index increased

at the fastest pace since its introduction

in 1999.

Canadian motorists paid 32.3%

more at the pump compared with February

2021. Stats Canada reports monthly

gasoline prices increased 6.9% in February.

Similarly, prices for fuel oil and

other fuels increased 8.5%.

Since the onset of the pandemic,

food prices have been impacted by factors

such as weather, supply disruptions

and shifting consumer demand, which

in turn affects the pocketbooks of Canadians.

Food is the second largest component

of the Canadian Consumer Price

Index, with Canadians directing about

17% of their expenditures to food from

stores and restaurants.

Prices for food purchased from

stores (+7.4%) rose at a faster yearover-year

pace in February than in January

(+6.5%). Higher input prices and

heightened transportation costs are contributing

factors. Inflation even hit the

Easter Bunny with the price of Easter

eggs rising significantly.

Price growth for meat was

(+11.7%), including fresh or frozen beef

(+16.8%) and chicken (+10.4%). This,

in addition to the increase in January


Prices for dairy products and eggs

were up 6.9%, following a 4.5% gain

in January, as the farm gate milk prices

that producers receive increased on February

1, 2022 to partially offset higher

production costs.

In February, shelter costs rose

6.6%, the fastest pace since August

1983. Higher costs for both owned accommodation

(+6.2%) and rented accommodation

(+4.2%) contributed to

the increase.

Homeowners’ replacement cost

(+13.2%), which is related to the price

of new homes, and other owned accommodation

expenses (+14.3%), which

includes commissions on the sale of

real estate, remained elevated year over


Consumers paid higher prices for

household appliances (+7.8%), including

cooking appliances (+9.4%), refrigerators

and freezers (+15.6%) and

laundry and dishwashing appliances

(+9.1%), compared with February 2021.

Analysts are predicting inflation

will continue to increase in March.

Stats Canada will release the March

numbers on April 20.

Have you ever wondered how your

experience of inflation differs from the

average Canadian household? Statistics

Canada has an interactive tool that

allows you to explore your personal

rate of inflation, based on the goods and

services you consume. Your personal

experience of inflation may not perfectly

match the Canadian average due

to differences in your spending habits.

The Personal Inflation Calculator can be

found at www150.statcan.gc.ca

April 2022

Kickin’ it up with Jay

at NorthShuswap.Info

Jay Simpson - Director, Electoral Area ‘F’

(North Shuswap & Seymour Arm )

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

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

The North Shuswap Kicker


My article today is a bit

rushed. I had already written

one which talks about

the Town Hall that happened

last Saturday, but I

got a call this morning suggesting

that the Kicker already

has that covered and

I’ve got an hour to put together

something new. Ok,

writers block, be gone!!

As I’m going to talk about

the CSRD and other governmental

issues, please be

aware that this, and really

all of my columns, are my

opinion only, not the opinion

of the CSRD board. So,

here goes…

One big issue at the

CSRD these days is the

search for a new Chief

Administrative Officer

(CAO). Charles Hamilton,

leaving at the end of

April, has been on the job

for 13 years. The search for

a new CAO to take over is

going to be challenging.

A committee of 4 (including

me) has been struck to

work through the process of

bringing a short list of 2 or

3 possibilities to the board.

The process will likely take

3 or so months to make

a choice and then another

month or two to get that

person installed.

This is an exciting time

as changing a CAO gives us

the opportunity to look at

ourselves with the services

we provide, and how we

provide them, look at our

relationship with the areas

we serve and how we serve

them, and determine what,

if any, changes we’d like to

make in our approach. Then

we need to find someone

on the same page, and who

is able to implement those

changes. I personally have

some thoughts about the

relationship the CSRD has

with Electoral Areas (us)

and how that could be enhanced.

This CAO choice

will influence the CSRD

for the next decade or more

and it’s critical we get the

right person in place. I’ll

let you know how it goes.

On another topic, the

South Shuswap (Sorrento/

Blind Bay) will be voting

on incorporation at the

end of this month. That has

been a very long process,

taking around two years

from start to finish. This

is mainly Covid caused

as public meetings were

cancelled for this time and

having significant community

input, and interest, has

been super challenging.

The question comes down

to “Do you want to control

your own destiny, or be

controlled by a board made

up by people based as far

away as the Alberta border

and municipal directors

from the already incorporated

towns like Salmon

Arm and Revelstoke?”. Yes,

the taxes will go up by a

few percent, and that is the

only drawback. Some of

the benefits are total local

control and significantly

increased ability to apply

for community grants. An

incorporated Sicamous has

received tens of millions of

dollars of local grants over

the last 5 years, the South

Shuswap as an Electoral

Area, having to share grants

with every other Electoral

Area (6 in total), has received

well under 2 million.

What kind of community

building could we do with

tens of millions?

Firesmart has been

front and centre lately.

Ministry of Forests will be

doing some work above Anglemont

this fall to reduce

the risk of a forest fire migrating

from crown land to

the houses in Anglemont.

I appreciate the money

they’re putting in to get this

(continued on page 6)

Just a few hours of your

time will make a difference

Clean-up Days

May 6 & 7

Special garbage bags will be available for registered

volunteers to pick up at either Ross Creek Store or

Scotch Creek Bottle Depot.

Organized by:

Chamber of Commerce

Serving the Shuswap Since 2001

Gunnar Keuris


Residential - Commercial


Tel: 250-955-0944 Cell: 250-833-6107


To Register as

a Volunteer

contact Charlotte

(250) 517-8329


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John Reed, Shuswap EcDev Society, with Director Simpson &

Community Hall VP Loretta Greenough

Multiple Topics at Town Hall

Meeting (continued from page 3)

A traffic survey showed there is not enough usage at the cross

walk in Scotch Creek between the Provincial Park and the Hub to

warrant improvements. Another survey will happen this year.

Road resurfacing, especially in Anglemont, is not likely to happen

soon. Projects like this are usually an add on to larger projects

within five km.

Replacing the Scotch Creek bridge is on the radar but resources

being consumed to repair highway flooding damage at the coast,

puts this farther into the distance.

Scott said concerns about specific road issues should be called

in to AIM Roads to get it on their priority list, which in turn is

brought to the Ministry.

John Reed, Executive Director for the Shuswap Economic

Development Society, said the Society operates in Areas C, D and

F, South Shuswap, Falkland-Ranchero and North Shuswap. It was

incorporated in November 2020 and has several projects on the go

including a new website, a multi sector

business advisory council, Shuswapconnects.com

-a business to business

and business to consumer portal, and

collaborations between business and

non profits.

(continued to page 7)

Kickin’ it up with Jay

(continued from page 5)

done. A survey of other areas in the

North Shu that need the same kind of

work shows that high priority areas

are in Lee Creek and Celista so hopefully

we’ll get that work done over

the next couple of years. One thing

that has been made clear to me is the

fact that private property is not covered

by this type of work. It has been

suggested that a structure fire in Anglemont,

say a house fire, could easily

break into a larger scale community

wide wild fire and take out many

neighbours. The CSRD has their free

Firesmart program which will come

and assess the level of safety for your

house and yard and give you suggestions

as to how to be safer. And depending

on the results of that assessment

you could be eligible for up to

$500 to pay for some of the changes.

So, this is weird, the CSRD is doing

something for free, and may even

pay you. What a great idea!!

Ok, my hour is up and my fingers

are sore. I’ll leave it here knowing

that you know how to get in touch

with me for more info on these or

any other topics. Have a great April!!



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April 2022

Multiple Topics at Town Hall


(continued from page 6)

Doug Easterbrook, for

the North Shuswap Pathway

Team, talked about the

history and progress on an active

transportation path along

the Squilax-Anglemont. The

Team’s goal is to position the

North Shuswap for funding

opportunities by having a

shovel ready project in place.

This goal is closer with an engineering

plan developed and

a meeting set April 5 with the

Ministry of Transportation to

review the plan.

In the “Ask Me Anything”

section of the meeting,

Director Simpson was asked

about the mosquito program

in Lee Creek / Scotch Creek.

He said he is almost certain

it won’t happen this year but

discussions will happen with

Little Shuswap Lake Band.

Director Simpson said

there will be an alternative assent

process this June or July

regarding taxing residents

to fund the North Shuswap

Health Centre. The yearly

amount would be about

$100,000 resulting in a cost

less than $25 a year for each

property. If 10% write in to

say no, it will not happen and

we may lose our health centre

and lab services.

An evacuation planning

report for Area F is expected

next month, an Area F Issues

Assessment to look at CSRD

services and costs is planned

for next year, and work on an

Official Community Plan and

zoning update is in the works

for 2024.

Once cost numbers are

finalized for upgrades and expansion

of a water system for

Wharf Road and Captains Village

areas, residents will be

surveyed later this spring.

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Suspicious Circumstance

On February 24, 2022

at 11:27 pm, Chase RCMP

received a suspicious person

report. The complainant

reported that three “teenagers”

were digging through

garbage bins in the back

alley behind a business. Police

attended and located the

group. It turned out to be a

middle-aged female with her

sons. One son had misplaced

an expensive set of glasses

and they were worried that

the glasses may have accidentally

ended up in the

trash. The middle-aged female

was Not displeased at

having been mistaken for a



On March 1 at 7:08 pm,

Chase RCMP were advised

of a disturbance at a residence

on Ska Cheen Drive.

The complainant reported

that his adult daughter was

intoxicated and was breaking

things in the residence.

He wanted her removed from

the residence. Police attended.

The daughter was yelling,

screaming and swearing at

her father. As it turned out,

she had outstanding warrants

for her arrest. She was aggressive

and uncooperative

with Police but was taken

into custody without further



On March 6 at 12:34

pm, Chase RCMP were advised

of a disturbance on

Ska Cheen Drive. The complainant

reported an adult female

was walking around naked

while her father chased

after her with clothing. Police

attended and located the

female. The female threw a

chair at a passing vehicle;

she was then arrested for

mischief. She resisted arrest

but was taken into custody

without injury.

Missing Santa

On March 5, Chase

RCMP were advised of a

theft at a commercial address

in Scotch Creek. The

complainant reported that a

giant 20 foot Santa had gone

missing during the night.

Video surveillance captured

images of a beige coloured

sedan with a male driver that

was in the area at the time of

the theft. Police would like

to speak with the driver in

the hopes that he can provide

information to help locate


Impaired Driver Etc.

On March 9, BC Highway

Patrol members working

in Sorrento observed a male

driving without a seatbelt. A

traffic stop was initiated on

Notch Hill Road. The driver

admitted he did not have

a valid driver’s license. In

fact, he was both prohibited

and suspended from driving

under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Police obtained breath samples

from the driver roadside.

The breath samples resulted

in ‘Fail’ readings which indicated

that he was driving a

motor vehicle while impaired

by alcohol, in addition to being

prohibited and suspended

from driving. Further investigation

determined that the

vehicle was not insured. The

vehicle was impounded for

30 days, and the male was

issued violation tickets for no

seatbelt, no insurance and an

Appearance Notice for a future

court date.

Dropped 911

On March 7 at 6:01 am

Chase RCMP were advised

of a dropped 911 call in

Pritchard. The caller stated

that “a lot is going on” but

provided no further information

before disconnecting.

The call came from a residential

phone number which

was associated to an address.

(continued to page 9)

April 2022

(continued from page 8)

Police attended that address

and were told that the person

who phoned 911 had found a

ride and had already left. Police

were eventually able to

track them down and confirm

their well being.

Dropped 911

On March 7 at 9:16 am,

Chase RCMP were advised

of a dropped 911 call from

a residential phone number

in Turtle Valley.

The call-taker spoke

with a young child

who said his parents

couldn’t come to the

phone and then hung

up. Police attended and located

the parents and child.

It appeared that the child had

answered a phone call from

a contactor, then made one

of his own, unintentionally

to 911.


On March 10 at 6:56 pm,

Chase RCMP were advised of

a theft in Sorrento. The complainant

reported two individuals

stole the tip jar from a

business. Video surveillance

captured images of the couple

and their vehicle, which were

widely circulated via social

media. A number of suspects

have been identified and the

investigation is proceeding


Target Shooting

On March 12 at 4:27 pm,

Chase RCMP were advised of

shots fired in the rural Celista

area. The complainant

reported she believed her

neighbours were shooting off

guns for the fun of it. Police

attended and determined this

to be the case. The shooting

was being conducted safely

and legally. No offences were


Check Well Being

On March 14 at 8:26 am

Chase RCMP received a request

for a well-being check

on a male near the Chase Arena.

The complainant reported

that the male appeared unable

to stand up or walk properly.

Police and Ambulance attended

and located the male. He

explained that he was walking

bent over on purpose in order

to collect rocks. He showed

Police his small bag of

pretty rocks. He continued

on his way, bent over,

looking for rocks. While

it looked unusual, it appeared

to work for him.


On March 17 at 9:45

am, Chase RCMP received

a trespassing complaint in

Anglemont. The complainant

reported that unauthorized

persons were using the easement

on her property to access

waterfront. The complainant

had already tried addressing

the problem herself by posting

‘No Trespassing’ signs and

by speaking with the persons

involved. Police ended up

having to drive to Anglemont

to explain to the person that

she was not permitted to use

the easement and was trespassing

on private property by

doing so.

Noise Complaint

On March 19 at 12:35

am, Chase RCMP received a

noise complaint on Lakeshore

Drive in Chase. The complainant

reported that neighbours

were in the back yard

with a fire and making lots of

noise with music, talking and

yelling. Police attended and

asked the group to dial it back

a bit in consideration of the


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This month we introduce

you to Dave Jones Painting

and its owner Daveton Jones.

Daveton Jones and Maria

Sabatino moved to the

North Shuswap in August of

2019. They came to visit

friends and loved what

they saw. They had a view

of Copper Island and the

lake and thought it would

be amazing to wake up to

that scene every morning.

They sold their home at the

coast and bought

in Scotch Creek.

Everything fell so

neatly into place for

them, they knew it

was the right move.

The same view that

captured them, is

visible from their

living room and


Daveton Jones

is an accomplished


He spent 12 years

as the lead singer in a Vancouver

based band, Soul Survivors.

A trained contemporary

musician, Daveton

plays a wide range of music

including blues, jazz, reggae

and contemporary. He

performs solo, in duos, trios

and sometimes with a band.

Obviously the last two years

have curtailed performance

options but since his move,

Daveton has participated in

numerous local gigs and recently

appeared at the newly

re-opened Hub.

While music is Daveton

Jones’ primary passion, his

artistic talents are not limited

to performance arts. He is

also a skilled painter as well

as a being able to do drywall

and taping. Having spent

over 25 years on his craft,

Dave has honed his skills

and takes great pride in his

work. While he will spray

a project when conditions

are right, such as in a vacant

space, he prefers to use a

roller and brush as it allows

for more control.

When Daveton is working

on a project for Dave

Jones Painting Service, he

pays very close attention to

all aspects of the job. He ensures

that the paint is mixed

correctly so that the colours

go on evenly with no sticky

or spotty messes. The job

is never done until Dave is

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he has

the look

right, with

the walls





no matter


the light


Once Daveton


on a job, he applies himself

as if he is working on his

own home. He guarantees to

do what it takes to satisfy the

customer and he has to be

even more satisfied than they

are before the job is done!

Maria Sabatino, Daveton’s

amazing artist partner,

helps out with painting when

she is needed. Dave credits

her as sometimes being both

his left and right arm. Together

they are a strong team

that works together to complete

projects for Dave Jones

Painting Service customers.

When Daveton is not

busy with Dave Jones Painting

or his music, he and

Maria indulge in very simple

pleasures. They have a boat

and enjoy being out on the

water. They also like to have

dinner with friends. After 35

years in the hustle and bustle

(continued on page 11)

April 2022

Dock and Boat Launch in Celista

to be Completed by April 15

By Jo Anne Malpass

“We are very happy to finally be

completing this project,” at Bristow

Road Park in Celista, said Ryan

Nitchie, Team Leader of Columbia

Shuswap Regional District Community


“We have issued a Notice of

Award for the dock installation to Triton

Docks with completion by April

15, 2022.

We have also issued an amendment

to the contract with Spooner

Industrial to complete the concrete

cable mats and launch portion of the

project by April 15, 2022.”

As part of the permit from Department

of Fisheries and Oceans,

CSRD Community Services will also

be required to complete the following:

-Compensation planting for the

area disturbed by the launch. They

will be planting some trees and

shrubs at Bristow Road as well as

at Ross Creek Park. “We will need

to continue to monitor the survival

rate of the compensation plantings

to ensure 90% survival rate for three


-Buoys will be installed at Bristow

Road to direct boat traffic.

-A gate will be installed at the

launch site to close the launch during

peak salmon spawning period.

The scope of the launch project

was increased to accommodate a dry

hydrant for the Celista Fire Department.

The size of the concrete pad

at the top of the launch has been increased

so that fire apparatus have a

solid base to fill on and avoid damage

to the aggregate base that exists there

currently. They are also installing an

oil/water separator at the top of the

launch as a requirement of the DFO

permit. This additional item was

added to the scope as well.

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Focus on Kicker Advertisers and Supporters

(continued from page 10)

of the Lower Mainland, they are happy

to sit back and soak up the peace of

the North Shuswap.

If you are looking at a project

that requires an experienced painter,

contact Dave Jones Painting Service

to discuss your plans. And keep your

eye out for Daveton Jones at local

gatherings and musical events.

The Kicker would like to thank

Daveton Jones and Dave Jones Painting

Service for their continued support

through advertising. We wish this local

small business continued success.


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CSRD Receives Area F

Housing Study

By Jo Anne Malpass

Lack of serviced land for community

supported projects and denser

development was cited as a frequent

concern by stakeholders, Urbanics

Consultants reported in its housing

needs assessment for Area F North


The report, presented by Brendan

Dawe, Urbanics Associate, to the

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Board in March said “Extension of

servicing, especially community water

systems, is required for the extension

of complete communities, however, is

also a highly expensive undertaking

with the potential for long term financial

burden from ongoing maintenance

and replacement.”

“It may be prudent to attempt to

steer development towards denser development

which can make use of a

given amount of infrastructure more


Completion of a housing report is

a provincial prerequisite before the area’s

master plan can be updated.

“Using data drawn from the

CSRD, Statistics Canada, as well as

BC Stats, we were able to form a statistical

picture of the housing situation

in the Area. This, combined with interviews

with stakeholders, local governments,

and surveys of local residents,

shows a picture of a rural region that

has seen housing costs expand along

with population growth,” says the report.

North Shuswap is a highly attractive

vacation destination along the

north shore of Shuswap Lake. As such,

it has come to be a place where there

are more dwellings than residents. This

leads to a scenario where the movement

of housing in and out of the stock

of temporary or non-permanent accommodation

is the dominant motion

in the housing market. Furthermore,

the highly seasonal nature of the North

Shuswap economy presents challenges

for local employers, renters as well as

would-be residents.

The Consultants have found that

residents face difficulties with affordability

of the existing dwelling stock

due to the cost of real estate and of

rents. As well, the consultants have

found that Area F is running against the

limitations of the single-family dwell-

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April 2022




ing as a form, with its extensive land costs. Serviced land is

in scarce supply in the region, leading to limited availability

of development lots less than one hectare, and rental accommodation

is scarce. For this, we propose a number of policies

and best practices that may ameliorate the situation.”

Dawe said that within the CSRD, Area F saw the most

stupendous growth but did not see a housing increase, which

is curious. There are more dwellings than residents in Area

F, he added.

“Only limited parts of the North Shuswap have zoning

for much more than single family dwellings. While this

form has historically been sufficient for the needs of rural

and small-town areas like the North Shuswap, with rising

land values and increasing demand this may no longer be

the case.

Alternative housing formats, if they can be more widely

applied, can help relieve the cost pressure inherent in single

family homes by economizing on land. This includes homes

built on top of other homes (such as apartments) or homes

that simply touch one another instead of being separated

by large setbacks or extensive property minimums (such as


“A lack of available rental stock will tend to push upward

pressure on rents. This will in turn push residents out of

the bottom of the housing market, as the most vulnerable or

least well-resourced members of the community find themselves

unable to pay new market rents if they are required to

move, which contributes both to departure from the area and

local homelessness.”

The report lists various strategies available to the CSRD

continued from page 12

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including encourage greater uptake of secondary suites and

carriage houses, expand provision of servicing directly to increase

supply of potential housing and encourage more housing


Now that housing assessments have been completed in

all electoral areas, Gerald Christie, CSRD Manager Development

Services told the Board he is planning Mon-Fri an 9am affordable

to 3pm (for now)

housing workshop for Area Directors, possibly in late May.

The full report is available on the CSRD website, www.

csrd.bc.ca in the March 17 agenda.



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By Debbie Seymour, Executive

Director-North Shuswap Chamber

It’s that time of year again when

many of our local businesses are looking

for new employees. We continue to

hear of the challenges some are facing.

We would like to be able to help you

as much as we can and would like to

share a list of resources for you.

Visit our North Shuswap Chamber

Website as we have a specific page

for Job Postings. This page can be used

for employers and employees. If you

would like to add your Job Posting

please send details to executivedirector@northshuswapbc.com.

We will be

focussed on an additional marketing

effort to draw people to our website as

well as sharing on social media.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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They have a really good social media

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Thompson River University’s

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has career counselling available

to help connect employers with

potential students.

They are hosting a Tourism &

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April 5 from 3:00-6:00PM at the university

Mountain Room at the Campus

Activity Centre. Consider setting up

your information table at this event as

this will be a fabulous opportunity to

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plans to host an in-person information

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from Work BC. Candice will join us

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available for employers and will

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April 2022

Mosquito Program Suspended

in Scotch Creek

CSRD Release

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will

not be conducting mosquito control in the Scotch Creek

area for the 2022 season.

The newly elected Chief and Council of the Little

Shuswap Lake Band (LSLB) recently decided to withdraw

the mosquito control program from the service agreement

between the CSRD and the LSLB and will no longer allow

treatment to take place on their lands in the Hilliam Road

area of the Scotch Creek Indian Reserve.

The mosquito control program will not be effective in

addressing the nuisance mosquito issue if the areas of significant

mosquito breeding habitat on the Band lands and

Shuswap Lake Provincial Park and campground are removed

from the treatment program.

As a result, the CSRD is cancelling the program which

would have started in the spring. The mosquito control program

in Scotch Creek was previously cancelled in 2020.

However, following citizen complaints and discussion with

BC Parks and the previous Chief and Council, the program

was reinstated in 2021.

In a letter sent to the CSRD to cancel the program, the

Little Shuswap Lake Band stated the new Chief and Council

are concerned there is inadequate research confirming there

are no environmental risks associated with mosquito larvicide


The CSRD’s mosquito control program uses a soilborne

bacterial product that specifically targets mosquitoes

in their larval growth stage before they

hatch. It is widely considered to be

non-toxic to fish, amphibians, reptiles,

mammals and most other insects.

Electoral Area F Director Jay

Simpson is concerned with the decision,

but notes there is no point using

tax dollars to pay for a program that

won’t be effective.

“We are respectful of the Little

Shuswap Lake Band’s decision, as they

are the ones who have the authority

over their lands,” says Simpson. “The

CSRD and the Band are good neighbours,

but even good neighbours don’t

always agree on every issue that crosses

over boundary lines on a map. The

important thing is to keep the lines of

communication open between us.”

“I am hopeful the CSRD can meet

with the new Chief and Council and

share information about mosquito control,

as well as any other issues of mutual

interest that affect the region and

all the citizens who live here. Working

together is the best way forward,” adds


For more information, connect

with the CSRD by email at operations@csrd.bc.ca

or contact Rob

Hutton, Executive Director, Little

Shuswap Lake Band, by email at rhutton@lslb.ca

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Area F Community Wildfire Protection Plan

By Jo Anne Malpass

An overview of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan

(CWRP) for Area F was presented to Columbia Shuswap Regional

District directors at their March 17 board meeting by

John Stechyshyn, Forsite Consultants Ltd. and Len Youden,

CSRD FireSmart Coordinator.

The regional analysis of wildfire threat is intended to reduce

the risk and impact of

wildfire to communities in BC.

The project is a multi disciplinary

assessment involving

professional foresters, community

members and emergency


Len Youden said Area F is

a very diverse area, not consistent

in fuel types. Lee Creek/

Scotch Creek is drier, and the

trees are more spaced out,

while Seymour Arm is a more

dense rain forest, so there is a

diverse threat throughout the


Seven units were identified

and prioritized as areas of high

and extreme threat which need vegetation treatment (partial/

conventional harvest, hand treatment or juvenile spacing).

The two rated #1 priority are around Celista and Lee Creek.

The rationale included heavy blowdown areas and residences

less than 50 metres away.

The report points out that 60% of the area studied is private

land. The CWRP explored crown land, excluding private,

and most of the crown land is in the moderate to high

risk, with a small percentage rated extreme. Addressing the

forest around the residential areas is one tool that can be used

but vegetation within the communities is the bigger issue and

FireSmart principles are critical in Area F, says the overview.

A history of the area

shows there have been 42

wildfires in Area F since

1919, with 32 of those

human caused. The majority

happened in July

and August. Wildfires

were common until the

1940s. Suppression efforts

slowed the number

of fires but those efforts

have caused a build up

of fuel.

The overview said

the report includes 43

recommendations including

education, legislation,

interagency cooperation,

vegetation management and development considerations, with

funding available for all the recommendations.

The overview can be seen on the CSRD website, csrd.bc.

ca in the March agenda.


























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CSRD Adopts Financial


By Jo Anne Malpass

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District 2022-2026

Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. was adopted at the

CSRD March 17 Board meeting.

The financial plan includes a summary of 2022 tax

requisitions for each Electoral Area. The Area F summary

shows a 2.95% increase in the CSRD tax requisition or

$10.34 for the average residence. The average residential

assessment value increased from $340,648 last year to

$452,450 in 2022. The total residential assessment in Area

F went from $1,567,323,079 in 2021 to $2,098,010,548, a

33.9% increase.

The largest increase in the area’s 2022 budget was

$21,777 for development services, followed by $15,159 for

fire protection services. The largest decrease was $31,804

after the Scotch Creek/Lee Creek mosquito program was

cancelled for 2022.

In other business at the meeting:

Mosquito Program Scotch Creek – The Board accepted

a letter from Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band cancelling

the Mosquito Control Program on Band lands under the

current Service Agreement, effective immediately. “The position

of council is that background research information is

lacking to confirm that no environmental risks are associated

with such treatments.” The program will be cancelled in

Scotch Creek for 2022.

Grants in aid - Area F - $100,000 North Shuswap

Health Centre Society (operational funding). The funding

will be in two parts, half now using existing funds and

half in August so it doesn’t exhaust existing funds. Area

F Director Jay Simpson said if a public assent process this

summer is positive, the Health Centre Society would receive

future funding, half at a time, twice each year.

Rural Connectivity - The federal and provincial governments

have established a funding partnership of up to

$830 million to connect all remaining underserved households

in BC to high-speed internet services by 2030. BC intends

to accelerate this commitment, with a plan to connect

every household by 2027. The Province is seeking input

from service providers, as well as Indigenous and local governments,

on the development of programs to deliver this

funding. The Board approved a motion by Area C Director

Paul Demenok to have staff participate as possible and appropriate.

Covid update – Jodi Pierce, Deputy Human Resources

Manager, reported staff is not required to wear masks but

vaccine mandate remains in place and will not be correlated

to the steps the province is taking. Staff recommends a slow

and cautious approach. Directors asked about reintroducing

local advisory committees. This will be on the April agenda.

Letter from BC Timber Sales –Directors voiced disappointment

with the response from BC Timber Sales to

their request to halt logging activity in the Sicamous area

for the next two years due to BGC Engineering’s determination

that this drainage is very high risk for a debris flood

or flow within the next two years. The response from BCTS

said harvesting within the 2 Mile fire will help to make the

Wiseman and Sicamous Creek watershed more resilient.

(continued on page 19)

April 2022

(continued from page 18)

BCTS plans to facilitate this by deactivating and rehabilitating

historic trails and roads in the vicinity of our development,

replanting trees as quickly as possible after harvest

and breaking up hydrophobic soils during harvesting. The

CSRD will accept the offer from BCTS to set up a presentation

of its plans and have a field trip to look at the site.

Area F Studies - Presentations were made to the

Board regarding Community Wildfire Protection Plan and

Housing Needs Studies. Full articles in this Kicker.

Safe Restart Grant-in-Aid Funding – The $50,000

fund set aside will be divided amongst non profits who apply,

up to a maximum of $2,500.

Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation – After a presentation

from Allan Neilson of Neilson Strategies, and Chair

of the Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Advisory Committee,

John Smith, the Board will recommend to the Minister

of Municipal Affairs to direct a vote to be taken of persons

in the Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Area, respecting

the proposed incorporation of those persons into a new municipality

on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail - The CSRD

Board voted to support Splatsin in applying to the Federal

Active Transportation Fund grant program for $12.5 to

$13M on behalf of the inter-jurisdictional partners for the

Sicamous to Stepney Crossing Rd. section from 0 km to

42.6 km for full build-out of the Shuswap North Okanagan

Rail Trail. It was noted that Indigenous led projects receive

100% funding from the province, while local government

projects qualify for up to 60%.

The North Shuswap Kicker




Chase RCMP Detachment

Police Officer of the


By Brandi Nakazawa

Chase RCMP Detachment

would like to introduce

Cst. Sean Anthony.

He graduated

RCMP Academy,

Depot Division in

2016 and has been

posted at Chase Detachment

ever since.

Cst Anthony is very

knowledgeable about IT and

computer technology. He is

originally from the Maritimes

and has East Coast

hospitality. Cst. Anthony is

interested in teaching and

has expressed his desire to

return to Depot to instruct

the next generation of police

officers. Fun fact….

Cst. Anthony went

to the Canada

Games for diving.

The Chase

RCMP Detachment

is happy to have him on our


Chase RCMP Detachment

will be introducing

each of its Police Officers

in the Kicker over the next

several months.


The North Shuswap Kicker April 2022

Fire News - Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Fire Hall

By Ben Pellett, SC/LC Fire Chief

Spring has sprung and here on the north shore there isn’t

much snow left down low. With the local Nordic and alpine

ski seasons closing or closed and the backcountry still in avalanche

season, we encourage everybody to stay safe if they’re

trying to eke out the last days of their winter activities. At this

time of year, we also have prolonged transitional weather in

our lakeside communities which means that we get icy road

conditions on many mornings. It’s hard to keep in the winter

driving mindset when we’re seeing sunny, double-digit temperature

afternoons, but please be cautious on your morning

drives. We don’t want to see you at an MVI.

While late March was thankfully quiet, early March was

very busy for callouts in Anglemont. First they were called to a

chimney fire which resulted in the house being filled with carbon

monoxide. The occupant was overcome by this invisible

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recovering well. Congratulations to Anglemont

for this live-saving rescue. They

would like to thank the first responders

who arrived before the fire department, for using their training

to recognize the danger and not enter the building as they too

would have been overcome by this dangerous gas.

The following week also brought a structure fire that unfortunately

destroyed the whole building but thankfully no

one was injured. Mutual aid was required for this fire and both

Celista and Scotch Creek/Lee Creek fire departments joined

Anglemont to fight this fire. Thank you to all the firefighters

who responded to these calls.

With spring regional training well underway, your three

fire departments have been sending members to weekend

courses. To date our members have attended courses on chainsaw

safety, taking the role of Incident Safety Officer on an

emergency scene, Critical Incident Stress Management for

yourself and team members around you, training other members

in their new skills and in skills maintenance, leading

teams of firefighters on an incident and helping officers in the

firehall, OFA Level 1 first aid, operating vehicles with airbrakes,

and instructing students at live fire courses and maintaining

the live fire environment safely and effectively.

In addition, the amazing members of the CRSD’s Structural

Protection Unit (SPU) started their preparation for the

upcoming wildfire season. April will start off with the exterior

live fire course at the regional training centre in Salmon

Arm and the provincial-level SPU training before Easter,

followed by forcible entry and Rapid Intervention Team

training, senior-level SPU training, and emergency vehicle


April will also see the Anglemont Fire Department start

its Saturday four-hour extra practices which are held once per

month, and we’re all looking forward to being able to train

together later this spring at the Area F fire training centre currently

under construction at the Celista fire hall.

All three fire departments could use more members to

help us to protect our communities. We practice on Tuesday

evenings from 7:00 to 9:00, with additional training opportunities

for all who are interested. If you have any questions

or would like to sign up, please call Graham Lucas in Anglemont

(250-318-7157), Roy Phillips in Celista (250-804-

3349), or myself in Scotch Creek/Lee Creek (778-694-9890).

Few volunteer firefighters will tell you that this work is easy,

but for most of us, the single most difficult thing that we’ve

done was walking into the hall for the first time. We’d love to

see you do the same.

April 2022

The North Shuswap Kicker


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The North Shuswap Kicker April 2022

MoTI to Review Parallel

Path Plans

By Jo Anne Malpass

Shovel or shelf ready: A project which has advanced

to the stage (research, planning and design complete)

where construction can commence immediately. The term

is used in reference to projects which are ‘ready to go’ and

are considered candidates for infrastructure funding.

A parallel pathway along Squilax-Anglemont is one

step closer to being shovel ready, now that a meeting has

been set for April 5, between the Columbia Shuswap Regional

District Community Services and the Ministry of

Transportation and Infrastructure to discuss the feasibility

of the preliminary engineering plans.

CSRD Team Leader Community Services Ryan

Nitchie told the Kicker “we are working with staff from

MoTI to set up a meeting to discuss the preliminary planning

that was completed by Lawson Engineering. Unfortunately,

the flooding event that occurred in the province

in late November caused MoTI staff to re-allocate much of

their staff to repairing the damage caused by that flooding

so they have been delayed in setting up a meeting with


The North Shuswap Pathway Team started researching

the possibilities of a parallel path for active transportation

on the North Shuswap almost two years ago. To

make sure if was on the right track and residents wanted

this, it put out an on-line survey which saw 329 responses

between July 27 and August 17, 2020. 96% of respondents

said it was important to have a path for safety reasons.

The Team soon realized it would need to focus on

a few specific sections of the Squilax-Anglemont if any

progress was to be made. After looking at each section on

the road and mapping out where there appeared to be fewer

obstacles, the Team focussed on three sections.

With the survey and mapping results in hand, the

Team met with the CSRD operations manager and Director

Jay Simpson. Projects and grant applications like this

need to be managed by local governments. The CSRD

was supportive of the project and Director Simpson agreed

to propose the cost of engineering be included in the next

budget, saying it is a critical piece of infrastructure for

safety and the community has shown its support.

In May of 2021, Lawson Engineering, hired by the

CSRD, did a topographic survey of three sections of a proposed

active transportation pathway from Lakeview Community

Park in Anglemont to Ross Creek Park in Magna

Bay, from Ross Creek Park to Bristow Boat Launch in

Celista and connecting pathways in Scotch Creek. Lawson

provided the CSRD with overall site plans for each

individual priority area, preliminary design considerations,

next steps and cost estimates in October 2021.

There are several federal and provincial grants available

for active transportation projects. Planning for the

2022/23 BC Active Transportation Grant program intake,

which offers up to $500,000 is underway now.

If you would like to know more about the proposed

pathway and the Team, you can go to North Shuswap

Pathway Facebook page or email nspathway@northshuswapbc.com

April 2022

Stop Thinking Season-to-

Season When it Comes to

Wildfire Preparedness

By Len Youden,

CSRD FireSmart Coordinator

“What’s the wildfire forecast for this summer?”

It’s a question we always hear this time of year.

It is a reasonable question to ask but the reality is, no

one knows. Bad wildfire seasons generally come in twoto-three-year

cycles, so given last year’s devastating season

we could reasonably expect another active fire year.

However, Environment Canada’s seasonal forecast for BC

is for a colder and wetter spring.

The statistics tell us wildfire seasons in general are

getting longer and more severe. This coming season could

be worse or less severe than last year, but the trend suggests

the frequency and duration of wildfires will continue

to increase over time. This means we need to stop thinking

season-to-season. Instead, we need to have a long-term


Snow is off the ground now in most areas of the

North Shuswap and many residents are likely well into

their spring clean up and maintenance. With the CSRD

FireSmart Program now entering its fourth year, we sometimes

hear from residents that the process of FireSmarting

their property can be overwhelming. This is exacerbated

in the middle of an extreme wildfire season, like last year,

when people are frantically removing hazards from around

their homes.

The reality is most residents would have a difficult

time FireSmarting their property over a weekend, a summer

or even a year. But if you start chipping away at hazards

each spring, fall or weekend throughout the summer,

over the course of the year or a couple of years, you will

have a FireSmart property. Small steps add up over time

and we know they make a difference.

FireSmart can be an overwhelming topic, but every

property owner in the CSRD can request a free home and

neighborhood wildfire hazard assessment. Through a provincially

funded grant, you can have a trained professional

help you identify hazards and develop a priority plan to reduce

them. The CSRD FireSmart web page is also full of

information and tips to reduce risk.

FireSmart principles are proven methods that reduce

property loss and damage due to wildfire. It takes a bit of

education and some effort, but you might be surprised at

how many are very simple.

Don’t wait until we have a wildfire to start thinking

about what you can do. Leaving hazard mitigation to the

last minute is not as effective as constantly working towards

risk reduction.

Instead of asking what the forecast will be for this season,

let’s assume sometime in the next three years, we will

have another record-breaking season. That is a reasonable

time frame where any resident can dramatically reduce

their risk with some planning and effort.

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Simpson New Chair of Shuswap

Watershed Council

SWC Release

Jay Simpson has succeeded Paul

Demenok as the Chair of the Shuswap

Watershed Council (SWC). Simpson, the

Area Director for the Columbia Shuswap

Regional District Area ‘F’ - North

Shuswap, was acclaimed as Chair of the

SWC for 2022 at their regular meeting on

March 9.

Demenok chose to step down from

the Chair position, having chaired the

SWC since its inception in 2014. He will

remain a member of the SWC and serve

as Vice Chair.

Simpson remarked to the SWC

members in the meeting that he looks forward

to working with local First Nations,

local and provincial governments in the

year ahead. He will continue the SWC’s

work on water quality, focussing on strategic

initiatives to monitor, protect, and

report on water quality in the region.

“I believe it’s very important to continue

building momentum on our water

quality monitoring and protection initiatives,”

said Simpson. “In particular, I

remain concerned about the possibility of

a Zebra or Quagga Mussel invasion in the

Shuswap, and we will do everything we

can as a regional collaborative to prevent

that from occurring,” Simpson was referring

to the invasive species that are not

currently known to occur in the Shuswap

but that have invaded lakes in Manitoba

and Ontario.

Demenok reflected on the past eight

years as Chair of the Shuswap Watershed

Council, citing some of the Council’s

achievements in that time.

“I’m very pleased that we were able

to complete a research project with a

team from UBC-Okanagan,” Demenok

said, referring to a study on water quality

in the Shuswap River and Salmon River.

“That was an important piece of science

we needed to inform next steps in protecting

our water quality, and it subsequently

led to the development of our

Water Quality Grant Program.”

The SWC currently has 16 members,

in addition to the Chair and Vice Chair,

who represent various organizations

with a role and responsibility for water

quality in the Shuswap. The membership

list can be found on their website, www.


April 2022

The High Cost of

Gas Could Hurt

More Than Our


By Greg Kyllo, MLA for Shuswap

Across the province, British Columbians

are feeling a whole new level

of pain at the pumps as gas prices

have reached more than two dollars

per litre. While our prices have been

exacerbated by the horrendous conflict

in Ukraine, our province has been facing

some of the highest gas prices for

years. Today, B.C. endures the highest

gas prices and highest gas taxes in

North America.

The costs this will have for British

Columbians go beyond just the immediate

hit to our wallets, especially for

rural, tourism-dependent communities

like ours. As we prepare for the summer

tourism season to recover some of

the business lost over the pandemic,

B.C.’s astronomical gas prices could

serve as another barrier that will keep

visitors away from the Shuswap. When

Alberta is offering gas at 50 cents per

litre cheaper than some parts of B.C.,

it might be too tempting for tourists to

take their cars, trucks, campers, boats

and jet skis to cheaper Albertan towns.

One step government could take to

help ease the pain at the pumps would

be to return some of the millions in extra

gas taxes through a one-time carbon

tax rebate to help British Columbians.

This would be done using the BC Climate

Action Tax Credit — created under

our previous government — which

was specifically designed as a tool to

refund carbon taxes to families.

Although government continues

to disregard the real-world impacts to

families and businesses, I want to wish

businesses a successful tourism season.

Vacationers recognize the beauty of the

Shuswap, the bounty of recreational

opportunities available and the firstclass

tourism and hospitality businesses

in our region. We need to act on gas

prices now, so they do not serve as a

barrier for the thousands of people who

want to support our local businesses

and enjoy all the amazing things the

Shuswap has to offer.

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First Responders

You find your husband unconscious in the yard, what do you do?

By Andrea Carter

A volunteer drive article ran in the Kicker in the spring of

2008, those were the words that started my journey with the

North Shuswap First Responders.

Several years before, I was involved in an emergency

medical situation and I had no idea how to help a loved one.

Lucky for me, my husband was there and he had previously

done industrial first aid in the oil patch.

When the article ran, I was unsure if I was capable of

providing first aid in emergency situations. I clipped out the

article and kept it for over a month before nervously calling

the number. I went to the next meeting

and never looked back. I was greeted by a

roomful of warm, compassionate, knowledgeable people who

showed me how rewarding it is to give back to your community.

There was a period of time where I was an auxiliary

member, going to the twice a month practice and attending

calls to watch the certified responders. I was mentored over

time and began filling out the required patient paperwork

while on calls and doing basic skills such as taking vitals signs

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under the supervision of a certified responder. The following

year I participated in the in-house training with five other

auxiliary members and became a licensed first responder

in the spring of 2009.

Several years later I took additional courses and became

a trainer through the Canadian Red Cross to assist the

other trainers in the North Shuswap First Responders. All

these years later I don’t regret a minute of it. I have had the

privilege of responding with an amazing group of people,

created many lasting friendships, enlarged my skill base

and have been able to help people in ways I never imagined.

Do you have any interest in becoming a first responder?

Now is the time to join. We usually hear several reasons

not to join when we try to cajole our friends, neighbours,

random strangers into becoming first responders.

“I don’t think I could do it”. Sure you can, I went

into this with no medical background at all and a healthy

amount of trepidation. It’s a skill I am so thankful for. It

carries over into your personal life as well. I have provided

first aid to family members, friends, and coworkers, the

training kicks in and you’re able to stay calm and provide

needed assistance to someone.

“I only live here part time” or “but I’m retired” or my

personal favourite “but I like a glass of wine in the evenings”.

Perfect, I like wine too. Seriously though we will

take all of you! We are volunteers, you give what time you

have. Summers are our busiest time so if you are away all

winter, that works too.

The training is done here in the North Shuswap and

it doesn’t cost anything but your time. You learn at your

own pace and go through with certification when you are

ready. If you are interested in joining or just want to pop in

and see what we are all about, we would love to meet you.

Training nights are the first and third Thursday of every

month from 7:00-9:00pm at the Celista Fire Hall.

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. 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 donedevine@gmail.com

or call 250-955-2101 to make arrangements and find out

more about what we have available.



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Healthy Earth; Healthy People!

By Lorna Joy Pawluk,

NSHS Chair

Often, before I retire for

the night, I take a few moments

to check my Instagram

and Facebook postings.

Many of them share amazing

photography of our beautiful

North Shuswap and

world. A simple gaze

at a full moon can be

a spiritual experience

for me. A glorious

sunset summons

hallelujahs from deep within!

We humans are made

to engage with our hearts,

minds, and voices in the

whole, holy web of life as

Martin Luther King expressed

in a sermon on peace

in 1967.

On Family Day weekend

my family and I had the privilege

of participating in the

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lodge and grounds. We came

away with deeper connections,

respect, honour, and

stories of healing from our


The Buddhist tradition

also holds a deep connection

and appreciation of our

earth. They believe that everything

outside us and everything

inside of us comes

from the earth. If we think of

the earth as just the environment

around us, we experience

ourselves and the earth

as separate entities. We may

see the planet only in terms

of what it can do for us. We

need to be in love with our

earth. When we love someone

or something we do

whatever we can for them,

and this brings us joy, nourishment,

and good health. If

we care about the health and

well-being of the planet, we

do so for our own sake. We

want the air to be

clean enough for us

to breathe. We want

the water to be clean


enough so that we

have something to


I have been challenged

once again to love our earth

more. I hope you will be as


Keep up your recycling

-or do more! Appreciate

those at the Refuse station.

Turn your lights off when not

needed. Turn your water off

when brushing your teeth -litres

and litres of water can be

saved! Check out Earth Day

2022 on google and learn


The North Shuswap

Health Society and Executive

Director Gail McNeil-Oliver

want to express deep appreciation

for Evelyn & Bob Isley

and their staff at Ross Creek

Country store, and Doug

Kilback and his staff at the

Scotch Creek Bottle Depot.

Their endless efforts of recycling

bottles and reuse of

books has shown love to our

earth and given us generous

proceeds to keep the health

clinic running!

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Left to right: Margaret Mayer, Director; Barb Benoit, Secretary; Ellen Hammer, Treasurer;

Gail McNeil Oliver, Executive Director; Lorna Joy Pawluk, Chair; Wayne Heppner,

Director with plaque for Ross Creek Store and Scotch Creek Bottle Depot

April 2022

Young Musicians Enter

Spring Festival

Prepared by Susan Wolff

Shuswap Music Festival Society

The Shuswap Music Festival returns! From April 11-29,

2022 the festival will be held “live and in person” for the first

time since 2019. Disciplines include Junior and Senior Piano,

Strings and Vocal as well as School Bands.

Youth residing in the area from Chase to Revelstoke and

from the North Shore of the Shuswap to Vernon and its environs

have registered for this competitive and inspirational

event. All sessions will be held at Nexus on First in Salmon

Arm and Bands will perform at their respective schools. In

celebration of the Shuswap’s talented young artists and in recognition

of their achievements, a Gala Concert is scheduled

for 7 PM, Friday, April 29 at Nexus. Everyone is welcome.

The latest Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

The educational aspect of this festival sets it apart from

others. Individual sessions, in which students perform according

to grade level and genre, serve as mini masterclasses.

Acclaimed professional musicians adjudicate these sessions

that range in genre from classical to jazz. They coach each

performer and inspire excellence. The adjudicators select

the winners of the awards and scholarships that total over

$5000.00 and recommend entertaining performances for the

Gala Concert.

This year the adjudicators include Rob Goddard (Band)

who performed as principal trumpet with a number of symphonies;

Cynthia Goddard (Sr. Piano) who conducts teacher

workshops and student master classes throughout BC;

Nina Horvath (Jr. Piano), a pianist and coach at the Vancouver

Academy of Music; Melissa Braun (Vocal), founder and

CEO of the Squamish Academy of Music; and Denis Letourneau

(Strings), the Concertmaster for the Okanagan Symphony

Orchestra for 39 years. Full biographies posted online at

ShuswapFestival.com underscore the depth and international

experience of these amazing musicians.

The Shuswap Music Festival Society is pleased to play

a part in the musical journey of many young accomplished

artists. Over the past 22 years, a number of local musicians

who grew up attending the annual festival have achieved successful

careers in music. Among them is Jaeden Izik-Dzurko,

who studied at the Julliard School of Music, New York, and is

currently undertaking his Master of Music at UBC. In March,

Jaeden won first prize at the Hilton Head International Piano

Competition in South Carolina and as part of the prize will be

performing at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall on October

14. Congratulations, Jaeden!

More information about the Festival and detailed schedules

of sessions are available at www.ShuswapFestival.com.

Join the festivities. Follow us on Facebook.

Did you know that you

can drop off your bottles and

cans and designate the proceeds

to the health clinic?

Taking care of the earth

takes care of us!

Health Centre

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Davies explain Anglemont wildfire risk reduction project.

By Jo Anne Malpass

The Anglemont Wildfire Risk Reduction Project will

be going ahead this fall with slightly altered treatment parameters

after undergoing review by forestry professionals,

geo-technicians and biologists, Sidney Potter, Land and

Resource Manager for the Ministry of Forests Okanagan

Shuswap Natural Resource District told a group of Anglemont

residents on March 26.

Concerns about the high wildfire risk due to heavy fuel

loading and proximity to private properties in Anglemont

was brought to the Ministry’s attention a couple of years

ago by Little Shuswap Lake Band and Area F Columbia

Shuswap Regional District Director Jay Simpson.

John Davies of Wildfire Management Consulting explained

that because of the success of fire suppression technology,

natural wildfire as the prime shaper of ecosystems

has been excluded and there is a heavy build up of fuels in

BC forests. Several areas in BC have been treated to restore

stands of forest back to being fire resilient. Treatment won’t

stop wildfires but a 100 to 200 metre fuel break around

communities will drop the fire to the ground to make it easier

to extinguish as it approaches communities and be safer

for firefighters.

Concerns were raised at the meeting about the possibility

of landslides. Davies said the original plan had included

a strip of land across the top of Anglemont. Part of that

strip has been eliminated because of the steep terrain and

concerns about slope stability. A section on the east end of

Anglemont by Airstrip Road has been added to the plan. In

response to questions, he said the plan also takes into consideration

wildlife areas. Reducing growth on the ground

will help deer, for example, because it will be easier for

them to see predators.

Potter said the project will use hand thinning of small

trees under 15cm diameter, pruning of mature trees up to

a certain height and surface fuel removal. There will be no

clear cutting.

She also pointed out that during a bad wildfire season,

BC Wildfire triages by considering what areas have more

success at being saved. If there is already a break around

the community, the better chance of BC Wildfire putting its

resources toward saving the community.

The plan also considers other human elements of the

local community such as recreation, access and First Nations

values. Skwlax Resource Management, on behalf of

Little Shuswap Lake Band will complete a Cultural Resource

Heritage Assessment of the project area.

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By Jo Anne Malpass

The North Shuswap Community

Hall was built in 1934, completely by

volunteers with donated lumber, and is

still run and maintained by volunteers.

Our pioneers had the foresight

to set aside the land for the Hall and

Celista Park in 1914. Dances, Christmas

concerts, weddings, memorial

services, club meetings and community

meetings made the Hall at the centre of

the North Shuswap, a lively gathering

place for the whole community. This

tradition continues today.

One of the Hall’s newest volunteers,

Karla Bragg, took over as President

of the Hall

Association at its

Annual General

Meeting in March.

Karla and her husband

Ryan moved

here from Golden

last June, but Karla

has been coming

here since she was

a little girl. Her

grandfather, Jack

Lewis is a long time

resident and her

mother was raised

here. The couple

have started an auto

mechanic business

in Celista at her

grandfather’s shop,

with Ryan the operator

and Karla the bookkeeper.

Karla said she always loved it here

and when she moved here thought,

what better way to meet and be part of

the community than by volunteering

in the community? Along with volunteering

for the community hall, she has

also recently joined the North Shuswap

Pathway Team and the Chamber of

Commerce. “Now that we have put

down some roots in a place where we

want to be, it just seemed natural to get

involved. I just really like being part of

it and seeing a community do well.”

Her two-year term as president

is just getting started so she hasn’t

had time to consider all the things she

would like to do for the hall but one of

the main things is getting the membership

up. “We appreciate every member.”

Pre-Covid, the hall association

had 250 members but is down to 80.

Now that Covid restrictions are easing,

she is hopeful there can be more

events at the Hall. Plans for the return

of Wine, Stein and Dine in June are

underway and the Hall is looking at doing

something for Mothers and Fathers

Days. “I’m sure we want to get back in

the saddle, get way more involved in

the community now that we can.”

Things are looking better for the

hall; along with a new president, the

hall association welcomed a new booking

person and a new secretary. They

are hoping to get membership levels up

to the same as 2018 or better.

The total capacity of the hall is 200

people. When it was first built, it was

famous for having the largest dance

floor in British Columbia.


didn’t come to

the North Shuswap

until 1957 so lanterns

were used

for evening gatherings.

Over the

years, groups of

North Shuswap

volunteers added

the kitchen,

the clubroom, the

bathrooms and the

wheelchair access

ramp. Fund-raising

in the form

of community

dances, raffles and

other special events

has been carried out

over the years by armies of volunteers.

Volunteering to help the North

Shuswap Community Association run

and maintain our community hall is a

personally rewarding and enjoyable

pastime, says the NSCA website. Interesting

conversations, laughter, great

friendships, and a sense of real accomplishment

and pride are some of the

benefits of volunteering at the hall.

The hall has a need for volunteers

to help with many upcoming events and

jobs. A chance to meet the volunteers

at the hall will be on Saturday, April

23 from 9am until around noon, when

there will be a gathering at the Hall for

the annual spring clean-up. Bring your

gloves, a rake or a shovel.

If you feel you could donate some

time to keeping the Hall the vibrant

center of our community, please complete

and send the Membership/Volun-

New Community Hall President Karla and Ryan

Bragg, with children Grayson and Ayla.

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April 2022

Shuswap Watershed Council

Meeting Highlights

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SWC Release

Jay Simpson, CSRD

Director for Area ‘F’ North

Shuswap was acclaimed as

Chair; Paul Demenok, CSRD

Director for Area ‘C’ South

Shuswap was acclaimed as

Vice Chair.

Changes to SWC membership

- Chair Simpson

acknowledged Lorne Hunter

and Sharon Bennett who

have served as Community

Representatives on the SWC

since 2016 and 2019, respectively,

and whose terms will

be complete on March 31.

The Chair thanked them both

for their contributions. The

Chair also welcomed Dennis

Einarson back to the SWC as

a Senior Scientific Advisor.

Program Managers Erin

Vieira and Mike Simpson

provided an update on program

operations since the

last SWC meeting:

• Staff facilitated a bi-annual

meeting of the Shuswap

Water Monitoring Group in

February to review and discuss

the upcoming season

of water quality monitoring

across the watershed by

various organizations and to

update the regional Shuswap

Regional Algal Bloom Response


• Staff administered a

third round of intakes for the

Water Quality Grant Program;

four applications were

received by the January 31st


• Staff are finalizing the

development of a Phosphorus

Action Plan for the Shuswap

watershed; comments and

input from government and

industry groups are being incorporated

• Staff are working with

the Chair and Vice Chair to

submit a letter to the Province

in response to their Watershed

Security Strategy and

Fund Discussion Paper

• Staff have submitted

two grant applications to federal

government programs

for funds to support the

SWC’s work.

Expenses to the end of

the third quarter (April 1 -

December 31, 2021) total

$177,176 against the annual

operating budget of


The SWC selected two

water quality grant applications

to receive funding, following

the recommendations

of the Water Protection Advisory

Committee. The two

projects will receive $11,820

and $40,190 for wetland restoration

in the Gardom Creek

watershed and riparian restoration

and bank stabilization

on the Eagle River, respectively.

Staff presented the proposed

work plan and budget

for 2022-23. The operational

expenses total $270,475

with a projected Operating

Reserve of $139,992. The

budget and work plan were

approved and come into effect

April 1, 2022.

A full meeting summary

is available on the SWC

website. www.shuswapwater.ca

Volunteer Opportunities at North

Shuswap Community Hall

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teer Form at www.northshuswapcommunityhall.ca

Memberships are $10 per individual or $20 per family.

Consider joining the NSCA and being a part of a great community

association. They are happy to accept cash, cheque or

e-transfer to NSCommAssoc@gmail.com

National Volunteer Week is April 24 to 30. Volunteering

builds communities where people feel happier, healthier, and

more welcome.


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North Shuswap Lions

By Ted Danyluk

North Shuswap Lions has provided

financial support, which was doubled by

the Canadian government, to the Canadian

Red Cross providing humanitarian

aid in the Ukraine.

Red Cross teams on the ground in

Ukraine and surrounding countries are

giving assistance to those being impacted.

At border crossings and in major

cities, this invaluable support includes

food, water, clothing and hygiene kits,

first aid training, medical supplies, and

around the clock heath care, including

psychosocial support. Through the

awesome support of North Shuswap

residents to our fund-raising functions,

our Club is able to help provide humanitarian

aid where it is needed most.

Our Club’s weekly Meat & 50/50

Draw is now back at The Hub every

Saturday from 3-5:00

p.m. North Shuswap

residents kept the

Meat Draw alive and

well in January, February

and early March with a whole

bunch of help from these great folks;

the very generous NSCA for the use of

the Hall; Troy Pinkus, Annemarie Hamilton,

Karla Lambert, Al Hamilton and

Kristie Pollock for the superb job they

did in providing delicious snacks and

refreshing beverages.

Get out your calendars; preliminary

planning is underway for our assistance

with the 27th Annual Father’s Day Captains

Village Marina “On The Water’

Poker Run. Registration information

and all the details for the June 19 event

will be announced next month. While

you have your calendars handy mark

Saturday, September 4 for the 3rd

Annual Sycamore Quartet Concert at

Celista Winery.

The Club is hoping to start up its

Annual Garage Sale around the second

week of September. The only hitch is

we need a large waterproof facility in

Scotch Creek to store all that we collect

for the sale. If you have an empty

garage, barn, storage unit, Sea Can that

you are willing to donate for all or part

of May, June, July, August and the first

two weeks in September, please contact

Chuck at 250-955-0138 to work

out the details.

If you don’t have the time to be a

member of the North Shuswap Lions,

then how about being a volunteer

supporter with our Club. With April

24-30 being National Volunteer Week,

what better time is there to phone Ted

at 250-955-6384 so you can add your

name to our list of volunteers. This

month’s article describes a lot of things

to get involved with. Not only will

you be a part of a group working collectively

to contribute to the community,

but you will get to connect with

a great group of people from diverse

backgrounds and life experiences.

Oh, but if you want to be a member

contact Ron at 250-955-0585.





April 2022

Chase Housing Project

May Not be Affordable

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By Barbra Fairclough

The proposed Chase affordable

housing project found at 116 MacPherson

and spearheaded by Don Cavers

has received support from the Michael

Shapcott of the Sorrento Housing Society.

When the January 26th development

approval letter from the Village

of Chase was issued, new requirements

were inserted.

When the project development permit

was issued it included off site road

work on Hillside Avenue that was not

previously mentioned. Mr. Cavers says

“It simply makes the project unaffordable

and financially non-viable.” And he

says that if this was mentioned previously,

he would not have proceeded to

the current stage.

Michael Shapcott attended as a

delegation to the Feb 8th regular board

meeting of the Village of Chase. He

outlined the new factors imposed in the

letter have made the proposed project

unaffordable. Until a solution is found

the project is not financially workable

because it would no longer qualify for

Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation


The National Housing Corp Investment

Fund was created to help increase

the supply of affordable housing. It

outlines the requirements to qualify for

funding of new affordable housing. Mr.

Cavers says that the proposed project

in Chase satisfies the eligibility requirements

and is designed to meet all the

goals of accessibility, energy efficiency,

access to services, and affordability.

During his presentation Mr. Shapcott

cites the Chase Housing Needs

Assessment of January 2021(Urban


“The research indicates that there

are both owner and renter households

facing challenges of affordability. For

lone parent families and individuals,

home ownership for most types of

dwellings, with the exception of apartments

and manufactured homes, is

costly, if not prohibitive. A community

characteristic which is already impacting

housing in Chase and is set to do

more in the future is the aging demographic…Chase

is in a position similar

to many other communities in BC where

housing affordability and supply are being

challenged by pressure on the housing

market and aging demographics.”

The study also refers to the Chase

role in affordable housing solutions,

“As a municipality the main tools

available to the Village are related to

zoning. Options could include…Being

open to creative housing ideas from

community groups, societies, or developers

which may not align with zoning

as it is currently…. Encouraging or providing

incentives for developers to build

purpose-built rental housing.”

Mr. Cavers delivered to the village

office on Feb 1st supporting documents

to the delegation in advance which were

not included in the information package

prior to the board meeting Feb 8th. Mr.

Cavers later emailed documents to mayor

and council on February 18th.

Mr. Cavers outlines in his letter

the parking requirements had been addressed

by placing a covenant on an adjacent

property which would speed up

the development permit process while

feeling that the onsite parking was already

adequate. Mr. Cavers refers to the

Kamloops parking bylaw as an example

of a norm for parking in similar developments.

Mr. Cavers is in favour of discussion

for other options for pedestrian

access and egress.

In the Village’s summary of the delegation,

it was indicated that additional

information will be coming forward

from Administration.

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By John Seymour

Many of us have dabbled

with Smart Home devices

whether it be plugs, switches,

doorbells, door locks, thermostats,

light bulbs, cameras or

Google/Alexa voice assistants.

Lots of fun to play with

and definitely useful in many


However, if you have

several devices like I do, you

very quickly learn that the

different brands and models

you buy don’t always play

nice together. In fact, you

may have found that jumping

from one app to another to

control your devices is quite

annoying and wondered why

there are no standards for this

stuff. Well, the big news is

that’s about to change. The

industry has finally got smart

itself and realised they need

to work together in order to

move the technology forward.

All of the big players in

the Smart Home game have

come together to develop a

new standard protocol for

Smart Home devices that basically

make them universal,

regardless of what type of

device or what brand. They

call this new protocol Matter

and there are already over

200 manufacturers onboard

including the biggies like

Amazon, Google, Apple and


I won’t bore you with

the technical details of how

the technology works but

interestingly enough it uses

blockchain technology, which

is the same tech behind cryptocurrencies

such as Bitcoin.

That means that your smart

home devices will be secure

AND private. No one will be

able hack into your system

or collect usage data

as all communications

between devices is encrypted.

Another huge benefit is

that all of your devices will

be controlled locally rather

than thru the Internet (which

is how many current devices

work). This means that your

system will still work even if

your Internet goes down!

One big question that is

likely to come up is ‘will my

existing devices work with

the new protocol?’. The answer

to that question is ‘maybe’.

It will depend on the

device and whether it has the

ability to be upgraded with

new internal software otherwise

known as firmware,

which is the programming

inside the device that makes

it work. My sense is that any

device from one of the major

manufacturers will be able

connect to the new standard

and if so, you will likely be

notified through email or

through the App used to control

the device.

So when will we start to

see Matter products in the

stores? The current planned

release timeframe is this

fall. This is after two delays

caused by several factors including

Covid and the speed

at which manufacturers are

able to tool up.

I’m very excited about

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April 2022

We all Depend on First


By Kacie Koyle

Did you know it takes at least 30 minutes or more for an

ambulance to reach most areas of the North Shuswap? That is

a scary thought when minutes feel like hours in an emergency

situation. Some families near and dear to me have had to call

for help and I am so thankful that while waiting for the ambulance,

the North Shuswap First Responders were there providing

care and quality of life for their loved ones; for my loved

ones. If I can insert one cliché quote, it’s “It takes a Village.”

I have always been interested in the medical field and

have felt that I wanted to be more involved in the place that I

call home. Last year I decided to see what the NSFR was all

about. I spoke to Kath, the Chief, and she invited me to their

group’s next meeting the following Thursday to see if becoming

a new responder for the North Shuswap was the right

move for me.

I first started coming out to the North Shuswap when I

was 18. It was so much fun camping, rafting, bowling, playing

mini golf, renting sea-doos and singing some fine karaoke

at the original Copper Island Inn Pub. (Shhh, I was almost

19.) A house, a marriage, a career and two kids later I find

myself so grateful to live in a community filled with all sorts

of people dancing to the beat of their own drums, yet somehow,

managing to all dance together.

NSFR meeting day had come and WOW was it an eye

opener. I entered the room expecting it to be filled with people

from our area. Instead, there sat a man and a few women well

into retirement and a couple that were close to. I thought to

myself…that’s the village?? That’s OUR village? Don’t get

me wrong- that room had brilliant minds in it. Nurses, paramedics,

parents, grandparents, bankers, knitters, farmers and

everything in between- mixed in to 6 people. But where was

everyone else? Where was the rest of the support for one of

the most important organizations in our community?

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Why did the Easter egg hide?

Because he was a little chicken!

Living remote, every one of us depends on the NSFR.

Elderly feel secure staying in their homes longer, people suffering

with various medical conditions, families, businesses

and the school know that help is here. But what happens if

help isn’t just around the corner anymore? There needed to

be more people involved and volunteering for something so

heavily relied upon in our community.

I joined the NSFR after that first meeting in July of 2021.

I knew I needed to be part of the greater picture and I now

know more than ever by going on many calls, what a valuable

team this is. Our family of First Responders are fun, enthusiastic,

knowledgeable, empathetic and so passionate about taking

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20 Years


Easter Egg Hunts

for All Ages

By Jo Anne Malpass

This Easter, there will be two treasure hunt events on

the North Shuswap, one with treats for children and one

with glass eggs for adults.

Many local children are looking forward to what is becoming

a tradition on the North Shuswap, the fourth annual

Easter Egg hunt. This hunt takes place on a 38-acre property

in Lee Creek on Saturday, April 16, from 11:00 am to

4:00 pm.

Debbie Lunden said the first year, there were six children,

the second 28 and last year 42. Spots are filling up

fast this year. She has had a great response, over 30 bookings

within two hours of posting the event. With room for

no more than 80 children, spots are filling up fast this year.

She is scheduling bookings to limit the amount of contact

between children. Call 587 783-4325 to sign up for a


The loop route takes 15 to 20 minutes to navigate with

painted signs from A to Z directing the children to the 26

stops along the route where there are a variety of treats and

small gifts for the children to find. This year includes a

colouring contest and a special guest will make an appearance.

Because the route is outside where there could still be

wet or muddy patches, chil-

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dren are advised to dress appropriately

for the weather, with proper footwear.

Bring your own basket, smiles

will be provided.

Debbie appreciates all the help

she has received from neighbours

and members of the North Shuswap

Christian Fellowship Church

who volunteered their

time last year and

again this year to ensure

the Egg Hunt

goes off without a

hitch. If anyone

has any donations

for the hunt, they

will be appreciated.

Give Debbie a

call at 587-783-4325.

Deb Tarry, Works in

Glass, will also be continuing

another long-time tradition on the

North Shuswap, after it was postponed

for a couple of years because

of the pandemic.

She will be hiding 40 of her colourful

glass eggs in Shuswap Provincial

Park for people to find Easter

Sunday morning. She will focus on

the lake front trail and one other

trail within the Park. After she hides

them, she will take a picture of each

one and will post them on her Works

in Glass Facebook page on Sunday

morning at 10:00 am as

the clue to finding them.

She will also share the

link on other popular

North Shuswap Facebook


Deb said she

started doing this

several years ago because

there were lots

of things for children at

Easter, but sometimes adults

need something to cheer them up

too, which is especially true this year.

If anyone missed out on finding an

egg or would like to purchase eggs

at a reasonable price to do their own

hunt, call Deb at 1-250-318-2166





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The Anglemont Estates

Men’s Golf Club season is

just around the corner. Craig

is hoping to open around the

middle of April or thereabouts,

depending on weather

and course conditions.

Our golf course condition

insider (Floyd Forsch) has

reported that a green colour

is starting to appear in places.

Men’s night is the

same as last year, shotgun

start at 5:00 pm

every Thursday and

the Men’s club season

lasts from late

April to around the

second week of

September. A Double


Match Play Tournament

and the

Club Championship

in late August are the competitive

highlights of the


New members are always

welcome and lots of

weekly prizes are available

to the players. We are grateful

to the many sponsors

who kindly donate prizes to

the club.

Opening day also means

the start of the Tuesday and

Wednesday morning senior

men’s golf. We play from

April to about the middle

of October (start times for

April and May are 10:00

am). The walk is a bit

more than a mile

and the up and

down terrain is a

good workout.

For more information

on the Anglemont Estates

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Historical Happenings

By Loretta Greenough

It is amazing how quickly a month goes by. Here I

am already trying to write another article for the Kicker.

One item that will be coming up in April is our annual

Spring Clean up of the North Shuswap Cemetery.

It will be held on April 30, starting at 9:00 a.m. until

around noon. Bring rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows.

Hopefully, the weather will permit a good turnout to

really clean up the cemetery as this year will be a busy

one. Many have held off their cremation services due to

Covid and this year I have heard of several who are planning

family gatherings.

We hope to open the museum this summer, so

members will be busy getting the three cabins ready

in the Spring. We will also be checking on all our

geo-caches and our driving signs to make sure they survived

the winter.

April 2022

CSRD COVID-19 Relief Grants

CSRD Release

The Columbia Shuswap Regional

District (CSRD) is once again offering

registered non-profit organizations,

located in the Electoral Areas of the

CSRD, the opportunity to obtain some

financial assistance in coping with the

economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Directors agreed to set aside a

$50,000 of the CSRD’s COVID-19 Safe

Restart funds to allow these organizations

to apply for grants of up to $2,500

each to help offset the financial impacts

of the pandemic. This will help organizations

continue to deliver important

community services and supports to vulnerable

citizens in the region.

Non-profit groups interested in obtaining

grant funds will need to apply to

the CSRD before June 30, 2022.

This will be the second round of

COVID-19 community grants. In 2021,

the CSRD allocated $100,000 of its

COVID-19 Safe Restart funds for a

similar purpose. Grants were awarded

to 20 community non-profit groups at

that time.

CSRD Directors wanted to continue

to help valuable non-profit organizations,

recognizing that their efforts contribute

to stronger, healthier and more

vibrant communities. Many of these

organizations have been unable to raise

funds by their usual methods due to closures

or other COVID-19 restrictions.

The Board amended their previous

policy to allow for the new round of

grants, which will follow the same eligibility

criteria as before. The policy is

designed to ensure fairness, transparency

and accountability in awarding grants.

The CSRD’s policy and application

form are available on the CSRD’s

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In-person and Virtual

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Shuswap Youth Launch is a one day, local and virtual,

youth empowerment day designed to include youth aged

13+ from throughout the Shuswap and beyond to experience

inspiring speakers in a fun inclusive environment and help

broaden youth perspectives.

This year’s event planned for April 28, 2022, 9:45 am to

12:30 pm will be a hybrid experience with both an in-person

experience at the Salmar Classic Theatre and a virtual experience

via Zoom.

The event is organized by youth for youth. The

Shuswap Youth Launch team is chaired by Mikayla Wilkinson

and fellow Grade 11 SAS students Abbi Paetsch and

Cadyn Moraice. They have worked hard to secure their

event sponsors and speakers while working out all the details

outside of their school day.

For 2022, the Rotary Clubs of Salmon Arm and

Shuswap have stepped up to the launch pad with a donation

of $10,000! Other sponsors include RBC, the Starbucks

Foundation, Salmon Arm Folk Music Society, Shuswap Orthodontics,

Grant Thornton, and Toliver Design.

The 2022 Shuswap Youth Launch roster of speakers is

very impressive:

Sarah Wells - As a 400m hurdler, Sarah earned a reputation

for overcoming challenges and achieving the impossible.

Take her debut at the London Olympics in 2012, which

came despite an injury that had sidelined her for months just

the year before. Outside of competitive sports, this athlete

is coaching people to pursue their goals through the Believe

Initiative, an organization founded on—fittingly—a message

of resilience. Most recently you would have seen Sarah

pushing her limits on the latest season of the Amazing Race

Canada where she was able to apply her tactics in a whole

new kind of race!

Joey Roo - Weyt-kp xwexwéytep (hello everyone) Joey

Roo is a 28-year-old Two-Spirit Model and Makeup Artist

originally from Simpcw First Nations, but currently resides

in Victoria, BC. Joey’s objective is to inspire LGBTQ+

and Indigenous youth through art and expression. Joey has

an inspiring story of self-acceptance and finding passion

through dark times while bringing to light the importance of

asking for help and finding sustainable influences.

Avalon Wasteneys - In her Olympic debut at Tokyo

2020, Avalon Wasteneys was in the stroke seat of the women’s

eight that won gold. Before discovering rowing, Wasteneys

was a competitive cross-country skier and a medallist

at the junior national championships in 2014. Avalon will

share with us how she reached her journey of finding trust in

herself and how she came to realize what good role models

are and where to look for them.

Scott Amis - Founder – Vision and Operations at Haven

Sleep Products Limited. Scott and his team have built

Haven Sleep Products into one of Canada’s leading mattress

companies – and is featured on HGTV. Scott is a business

mentor and entrepreneur. He will join us at Shuswap Youth

Launch to help youth better understand what it takes to be a

successful entrepreneur.

Anyone is welcome to join us on Zoom; in-person tickets

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Anglemont and Surrounding Area

By Denise Meier

Now that the Lakeview

Centre is fully open, I would

like to re-invite the community

to participate in our

upcoming events. On April 9

we will re-start our monthly

breakfasts. This is a significant

fundraiser for the Centre

and also a good time to meet

old and new neighbours. See

you 9 to 11am. If you would

like to sponsor one of our

breakfasts, email us.

Save the date: May 28th.

We’re planning a spring

dance, featuring Stiff Whiskers.

Dancing and mingling

will be encouraged.

For the third year in a

row, the Centre is raffling off

an electric bike. This year’s

is folding! Other prizes include

an adult and child paddle

board and a barbeque.

Tickets are $10.

April 24 to 30th is National

Volunteer Week. Our

Lakeview Centre (valued at

over $2M) is entirely governed,

staffed, and maintained

by volunteers. I would

like to thank our board members,

maintenance crew and

club organizers for their time

and talent. We are currently

looking for Board Members,

help with various events, and

raffle ticket sellers (they sell

themselves!). Training and

mentorship are provided. Our

volunteers are a fun bunch;

come join us. We have a new

volunteer who is going to organize

a drop in Darts event.

Let me know if you would

like to join me in this new activity

for the Centre.

This would be a good

time to join the Centre or

renew your membership. It

would also be a great time to

start a new club or activity.

If you are interested in Darts,

we would like to hear from

you. The Centre is yours to


Memberships are one

of the few ways we have of

bringing in funds to keep

the building up and running

during these uncertain times.

You can find our membership

form on our webpage at


Financial contributions can

also be made and tax receipts

can be issued.

We prefer payments are

made online via e-transfer to

the Lakeview e-mail address:


gmail.com . Any other inquiries

should be directed to

Tony Hudson778-765-1506.

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

to our members, supporters

and most importantly, our


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

7703 Squilax Anglemont Rd Anglemont, BC V0E 1M8

Hall Bookings/Games Room:Tony 778-765-1506

Email: lakeviewcommunitycentre@gmail.com

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Thrift Store Opening April 20

By Kathleen Lucas

April has arrived and spring always

means it is time for spring cleaning

and organizing.

Good news, the Thrift Store at St.

David’s Church will be opening on

April 20, 2022 from 10:00 am to 2:00

pm each Wednesday until the end of

October. Our little thrift store is noted

for great buys, low prices, friendly volunteers,

and unique articles.

We will be accepting clothing,

books, Knick-knacks, working small

appliances. Due to our limited space,

we can not accept furniture, microwaves,

or TVs.

We will be accepting donations

beginning April 1 onward. Donations

can be placed in the entryway to the

shop. It is an enclosed area out of the

rain and wind.

We will be following all B.C.

Covid requirements.

Thank you for your patronage.

Through your donations we are able to

support the community.

Anglebay Entertainers Need You

By Alison Elmes

As Covid restrictions are beginning to loosen, it is time to return to some of

the enjoyable interests that we had to put on hold for the past two years and Anglebay

Entertainers is one of those very enjoyable and fun interests.

Anglebay Entertainers have been an ongoing group of fun loving amateur

singers, dancers and actors who have been entertaining on the North Shuswap

for over 40 years.

Our biggest production, every 2 years, has been a three act, six to seven performance

variety show called the Pig and Whistle.

In normal times we meet at Lakeview Centre, Anglemont on Wednesdays

1pm - 3pm to sing and practice. We are in need of new members, anyone, any

age, who likes to sing and act, have some fun, learn new skills or hone skills you

already have.

We are also looking for a Musical Director and a pianist following the retirement

of our previous leader. If you are interested in either of these positions

or for more information about joining us as we get into gear to re-start Anglebay

Entertainers, please call Alison 250-955-2588 or Ann 250-955-2899.

Cell 250-517-0974

Office 250-832-7051

email: krista@kristabarker.com


The North Shuswap Health Centre appreciates the support from Evelyn and Bob Isley and

staff at Ross Creek Country Store for collecting cans and bottles and donating the funds

from this and used book sales to the Health Centre. Thanks also to Doug Kilback and his

team at the Scotch Creek Bottle Depot for collecting, sorting refundables and donating the

proceeds. A presentation was done last month at Ross Creek Store.

April 2022

Ideas that Connect


Shuswap Community Foundation Press Release

Share your talents & create connections with a small

grant up to $500.

Small amounts of money have the potential to bring

powerful changes into local communities. Last year, Project

Leaders of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program, used

their grants to host an outdoor painting project in Falkland, a

Family Crafting

project in Salmon

Arm, teaching

children in the

North Shuswap

bicycle safety, as

well as supporting


families in need

at Christmas,

along with many

more creative

ideas that fostered

local connections.

Shuswap Community Foundation, in partnership with

Canadian Mental Health Association Shuswap, are again delivering

the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program in

2022, which offers small grants up to $500 to individuals for

projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills

or talents.

Roger Parenteau, manager at the Community Foundation

says, “A small grant can kickstart people’s imagination and

willingness to start a project.”

“In a year where so many of our local citizens experienced

hardships and all of us saw divisive topics driving

wedges between our relationships, we’re hoping this program

will start bringing neighbours together through their common

desire to make the world a better place. A small grant has the

potential to be a beautiful start to something huge.”

There is no single right way to build community connection,

and this unique program is taking a more grassroots

granting approach to get neighbours connecting, creating,

and making lasting memories. Everyone is encouraged to apply

and bring their ideas to life!

Last year many of the projects were held using online

video platforms like Zoom. The other projects were held

outdoors on farms, trails, public parks, parking lots, and on

neighbourhood streets. The only major challenges reported

by the project leaders were learning and guiding others

through using Zoom.

“I think the most memorable part of this experience was

just seeing the looks on everyone’s faces as they worked on

their projects, and the big smiles at the end of the class. It is

amazing how you can connect with people you don’t know

through the power of creativity and a shared project.” An

NSG Project Leader describes the most memorable experience

of leading a project.

Roger Parenteau adds, “The more connected we are, the

stronger our sense of belonging to our community and the

more easily we can work together to make it a better place to


For more information on the Neighbourhood Small

Grants program and to apply online, visit http://shuswapfoundation.ca/grants/small-grants/

or email Robyn or Roger at


The North Shuswap Kicker



A donation of securities or mutual fund

shares is the most efficient way to give

charitably. With a donation of securities or

mutual funds, capital gains tax does not

apply, allowing you to give more and avoid

paying capital gains taxes. Talk to your

financial advisor.

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By Jo Anne Malpass

After receiving the green light

from Slo-Pitch International, North

Shuswap Slo-Pitch will start again on

April 15, depending on the dryness of

the fields.

Games will be on Wednesdays

and Fridays at 6:00 pm on the two

ball diamonds, Imai Park and Rose

Clifford Park in

Scotch Creek.

Four teams play

each evening.

The season will

finish with an

end of the year

tournament June

24 to 26, with a

concession and prizes for all the players.

Slo-Pitch secretary-treasurer

Jolene Bentley said teams are registering

now. There are usually six teams

each year with up to 15 players, men

and women, on each team. The teams

are for adults but children 16 and 17

may play, with a waiver signed by

their parents.

There is a nominal fee for each

team which covers insurance, balls,

books, line markers, and prizes for everyone

in the tournament.

People are excited to play again

in this fun community sport, Jolene

said, after two years of it being cancelled

by the pandemic. If the fields

are dry enough to not cause any damage

to them, four teams will play on

the April 15 start date.

If you are interested in entering a

team or joining one, call or text Jolene

soon at 250-320-9020

April 2022

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By Karla Bragg

North Shuswap Community Association

The North Shuswap Community Association held our

Annual General Meeting on March 9, welcoming a modest

turnout of members to hear a review of our past few years.

We have had to say goodbye to a few of our board directors

in the past year and have welcomed some new faces as well

and have a hopeful outlook for the 2022 year with Covid restrictions


On Saturday, April 23 at 9am until noonish we will be

gathering at the North Shuswap Community Hall in Celista

to begin our spring clean-up. We would love as many

hands-on-deck as we can to help things go quickly. We will

be providing burgers to all our lovely volunteers, so grab

your gloves and coffee mugs and head on over!

In 2018, pre-covid, we had over 250 members! To date,

we have close to 80. Memberships are $10 per individual or

$20 per family, consider joining the NSCA and being a part

of a great community association. We are happy to accept

cash, cheque or e-transfer to NSCommAssoc@gmail.com.

Bingo continues at the hall on Monday’s at 7pm – if

you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house and enjoy

a mask-free (or masked if it’s your preference) evening,

come on down and have some fun and maybe win some

cash! (Vaccine passport still required until later in April, as

per BC Health Guidelines.)

We are pleased to advise the public that we now have a

new contact for booking the hall; please direct inquiries and

reservation requests to Debbie MacKenzie at deb.mack65@

gmail.com or at 1-403-625-0191.



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5456 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC, V0E 1M6

Hall Bookings: Debbie - email: deb.mack65@gmail.com or

call 403-625-0191.



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By Jan Penner

Congratulations to our

$25 draw prize winner Betty-Anne

Chambers for correctly

identifying last month’s

object as a pair of shin guards.

The earliest shin guard

prototypes are recorded as

coming from circa 700 BC.

Some form of protection for



shins has been

noted throughout


made from various


including cloth,

wood, metal and

combinations of

these three and

whatever else

may have been

on hand. Shin

guards were


pieces of armor

worn by

Greek and

Roman warriors,

and for

all warriors


Some of

the first to

wear “armor”

on the

playing field

as opposed to

the battlefield,


cricket players.

Their pads

extended from

the foot to midthigh.

In the


Football (Soccer)

players began wearing

a smaller version of the pads

and while they were slow to

catch on, their protective value

was noted and eventually,

they became standard, required

equipment for players

in many sports.

The pictured guards are

made of leather with a cloth

or chamois lining. Aluminum

was used as the center of

construction of early models,

providing extra strength and

protection. Some shin guards

had leather straps attached

and some, such as those pictured,

would have been placed

against the leg with socks

rolled over top to hold them in

place, or they may have been


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Email: kicker@kicker.ca

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.

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worn over socks

and secured with

separate leather or

cloth straps.

We do not

have the exact

history of these

particular shin

guards, but let’s

use our imagination.


two rival community


teams taking

the field

for the first

time in the

spring. As

part of their


all players

are wearing

shin guards

under their

long socks.

As families

fill the stands

to cheer on

their local

heroes, the

players take

their positions.

As the

battle begins,

the pitch is

made, the

batter connects, and with a

crack, Spring has officially


Thanks to The Chase and

District Museum and Archives

Society for providing

this item. Here is our item for

next month. Be sure to submit

your guess and you may

be our next winner of the $25


April 2022

Word on the Lake

Writers’ Festival

Shuswap Association of Writers

After more than 17 years at the Prestige Inn in Salmon

Arm, the Word on the Lake Writers’ festival is changing


The Sorrento Centre is located in the heart of the

Shuswap area in British Columbia’s scenic interior – just

32 km west of Salmon Arm, on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Tucked away on 24 acres on Shuswap Lake, the centre

provides a peaceful site to enjoy a natural environment,

with nature trails, a babbling creek, many quiet spaces

and meeting areas, and the private beach is a short stroll

through the forest. So much to do when not engaged in festival


The Festival kick-off event, Café Lit, takes place April

29 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, with nine guest speakers,

writers, musicians and comedians.

The Blue Pencil Café takes place on April 30. Participating

presenters will be available for a 20-minute one-onone

appointment. Participating presenters are listed on the

registration form, and also indicated on each presenter’s


This is a great opportunity to have

a writing professional go over your

work with you in an informal and relaxed


Book early to avoid disappointment.

Online booking closes on April


Everyone is welcome to the festival’s

GALA Saturday evening 6:45pm

-10:00pm in Kekuli. Entertainment and

the Red-Carpet Event Awards Ceremony

for winners of the Askew’s Word on

the Lake Writing Contest in short fiction,

nonfiction and poetry.

Early bird prices close April 10.

For prices and to register go to www.


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North Shuswap Community Association

(NSCA) presents:

$1,000 Jackpot

Every Monday (except stat holidays)

North Shuswap Community Hall in Celista

5456 Squilax Anglemont Road

Doors open at 6 pm

Games start at 7 pm

• Even/Odd


• Loonie Ball

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Must be 19 years or older to play

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By appointment only

Chase and District Fish

and Game

By Helen Dalin, secretary

Well Chase and District

Fish and Game has exciting

news this month. The

club has been donated some

framed numbered wildlife

prints and a reproduction

painting that we will be raffling

off for fundraising.

The prints

will be going on

display in the old

True Value window

on Shuswap

Ave, Chase on

Sunday, April 3.

There will be a biography of

all the artists to read. We are

hoping the community will

get behind this fundraising

activity and buy some raffle

tickets to support our club.

We are trying to recoup lost

banquet monies. The tickets

are only $2 each! So, you

can win a beautiful piece of

art for only $2! How awesome

is that? Tickets are

going on sale April 4, and

the final draw is taking place

May 31 at 1 pm live on our

Facebook feed. For more

information or to buy tickets

you can contact Helen Dalin

at 250-679-8019 of Vickey

Bischoff at 250 – 955-2374

or any other executive.

More news is that our

club is going to have its first

3-D shoot in 3 years. We are

very excited

about this

and so are

all the archers

in the

province! We

get archers

attending from many clubs

in BC. They love our venue

and the fact they can camp

at the CDFGC range. Our

3-D shoot will be held on the

May 14/15 weekend at 724

Turtle valley Road. There is

free dry camping at the range

that weekend and there will

be a BBQ pork

loin and potluck

supper on the

Saturday evening.

Mark it on

your calendar if

you are interested

in participating. There is

no reason you must shoot for

prizes. You can register to

shoot just for fun. There are

many categories and types of

bow classes. Watch for our

posters and advertising for

this event coming out soon.

Lastly, National Volunteer

Week is coming up.

CDFGC is a club that would

not be able to survive and

flourish without its volunteers.

There are many different

types of volunteers

needed to keep our club

going. There are the people

who step up to be Executive

and who diligently attend

the monthly meetings and

organize activities for the

membership. There are the

ones who are willing to organize

the membership paper-

Chase & District Fish and

Game is holding a raffle of

donated artwork.

Tickets $2 each.

(continued on page 51)

April 2022

(continued from page 50)

work and the fundraising.

Then there are those member

volunteers who will come

out to help with the work

bees which involve physical

labour, like lawnmowing,

weed eating, painting,

scrubbing, general clean up.

Then we have members who

will donate large expensive

equipment and time for the

big earth moving jobs that

are required. There are the

cooks who will come out and

run concession and BBQ the

pork loins! Also, we have the

volunteers who have special

skills who run our monthly

Trap and Skeet shoots

and Pistol Practices. Or the

carpenters, plumbers, electricians,

and small motor repair

members who build, or

repair our infrastructure for

free. Then, there are those

special volunteers that you

see at every one of these volunteer

activities! Every club

has some of them.

One area we are still

looking for a volunteer is for

a monthly archery practice.

We need some people to step

forward 1 day a month and

volunteer their time to oversee

a safe and instructive

archery practice. If you have

a passion for archery and

knowledge you can share,

there are a lot of members

who would really appreciate

you sharing that. You would

not have to work alone, the

CDFGC club will support

you with help and equipment.

Events to remember are

that the CDFGC holds Trap

and Skeet Practice at 10 am

the second Sunday of the

month and Pistol Practice is

10am the 3rd Saturday of the

month. Guests are welcome,

cost is $5 per guest.

Our next general meeting

is Monday, April 11 at 7

pm at Creekside Senior Center

on Shuswap Ave, Chase.

It will not be on Easter Monday,

April 18. All members

are welcome. You can get a

membership online at cdfgc.

ca or at the village U-Brew

in Chase.

The North Shuswap Kicker


Chase Radiology Room

brings care closer to home

Media Release

Interior Health is pleased to report that a new radiology

room is being well used by people in Chase and the surrounding

area since opening earlier this year.

After opening to patients on Jan. 31, 2022, the new machine

has produced more than 350 patient exams with some

patients needing more than one X-ray per visit.

A $620,000 capital investment in the Chase and District

Health Centre resulted in the renovation of the radiology

room and installation of a new Siemens X-ray machine,

featuring the latest technology that allows for quicker imaging.

As part of the project, the health centre received a complete

electrical upgrade.

“This new machine is making a big difference in the

care we are providing in Chase,” said Interior Health president

and CEO, Susan Brown. “People in Chase and the surrounding

areas no longer have to travel to receive an X-ray.

The new equipment is providing a more reliable service

and has enhanced working conditions for our health-care


The radiology room provides a comfortable and modern

healing environment and supports a safe work place

with an ergonomic work station.

The Chase Health Centre serves some 3,000 people in

the community of Chase and the surrounding region.


The North Shuswap Kicker April 2022

Parental Alienation

Awareness Day April 25

By Jo Anne Malpass

The fifteenth Annual Parental Alienation

and Hostile Aggressive Parenting

Awareness Day is on April 25, 2022.

If more people knew about how

Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive

parenting works, and how damaging

these behaviors are to children, then

more people can help deal with the problem,

the Parental Alienation Awareness website says in its

reason for an awareness day.

With awareness and education will come social change.

Just as now one can’t slap a child, or smoke while pregnant,

without everyone knowing that is not acceptable behavior,

when social change happens, parents behaving in parental

alienation or hostile aggressive parenting behaviors will be

recognized. These adults will understand how their behavior

hurts their own children, and if they choose to do it regardless,

they will not be able to get away with their behavior as

easily as today.

There are many professionals such as judges, lawyers,

psychiatrists, teachers, police officers, as well the general

public who have no idea this problem exists, or if they do,

don’t realize the harm it does. The aim of the Awareness Day

is to make everyone aware of these problems and encourage

the alienating, hostile aggressive parents to seek help.

With awareness comes education, and with education,

comes the power to stop the mental and emotional abuse of


The Parental Alienation website describes it as a behavior

by a parent, or an adult a child trusts, such as a grandmother/father,

aunt, uncle, etc., whether conscious or unconscious,

that could create alienation in the relationship

between a child and a parent.

Parental alienation can be mild and temporary or extreme

and ongoing. Most researchers believe that any alienation

of a child against a parent is harmful to the child’s

emotional and mental health. Extreme, obsessive, and ongoing

Parental Alienation can cause terrible psychological

damage to children extending well into adulthood.

Parental Alienation focuses on the

parents’ behavior as opposed to the

alienated children’s conditions, which

is termed Parental Alienation Syndrome.

Richard Gardner defined Parental

Alienation Syndrome as ‘a disturbance

in which children are preoccupied with

deprecation and criticism of a parent-denigration

that is unjustified and/

or exaggerated.’

Parental Alienation is damaging

to children, whether or not they reject

a parent. It’s important to recognize

and stop the harmful behaviors of the

adults before any ‘symptoms’ develop

in the child, and before the behavior

escalates to Parental Abduction or Parental


More information is available at


April 2022

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The North Shuswap Kicker April 2022

on the highway in Celista


We warmly welcome the community

to join us for in-person worship!

All services begin at 11:00 a.m.

website www.stdavidschurch.info or

phone 250-955-6467

for more information and details.


April 3 - Anglican Communion

April 10 - Palm Sunday Celebration

April 15 - Good Friday: He Died for Us

April 17 - He is Risen! Easter Sunday

April 24 - Easter Song Service

followed by St. David’s AGM

May you have:

The gladness of Easter which is Hope

The promise of Easter which is Peace

The sprit of Easter which is Love

Thrift Shop Opening

April 20 th

Donations gratefully accepted.

School News

By Jan Penner

Spring Break commenced after St.

Patrick’s Day this year, so there was

a wave of green in the classrooms at

North Shuswap. Most classes celebrated

the hard work of second term with

a movie break. It was a lift to spirits,

being able to gather the primary classes

in the gym for viewing, complete

with popcorn! Intermediate classes

also watched movies, electing to stay

in their classes as their movie choices

were different.

The past two years have been

very challenging for everyone. Staff

would like to thank North Shuswap

families for their support and cooperation

throughout the many changes

and protocols which were in place. By

following the guidelines, reciprocal respect

between all parties for all parties,

helped to keep our children and our

community as safe as possible.

During Winter Festival, the Hub

offered hot dogs and drinks in exchange

for donations, which were presented

to the school. They collected

$1800, which will go towards supporting

the breakfast and lunch programs at

North Shuswap. A big thank-you to the

Hub and its staff for this contribution!

Thanks also go out to all the businesses

and organizations that contribute to

these programs, including but not limited

to: Sunnyside Supermarket, Scotch

Creek Market, North Shuswap PAC,

North Shuswap Lions, North Shuswap

Christmas Hamper Society.

PAC’s latest fundraiser, Pie Sales,

was a success! They distributed 359

pies this year, up from 320 last year.

Thanks to PAC for organizing this

fundraiser and to everyone who purchased


Mrs. Langlois’ 1/2 class released

the salmon into the lake on the last day

before Spring Break. A

big thanks to this class

for taking on the hatching

of eggs and the release of the fry.

Not only does the program help replenish

fish stocks, it also gives students an

opportunity to learn about life cycles

and habitat, take ownership for the

environment and develop stewardship

among our young people.

It looks as though, with the lifting

of many COVID protocols, District 83

schools will be able to participate in

Cross Country Running and Track and

Field events this spring. In May, K-8

students will be invited to take part in

Cross Country training in preparation

for the District Meet. In June, students

in Grades 4-7, who qualify in trials,

will be entered in the District Track and

Field competition.

Indoor gatherings are also expected

to be allowed with the return from

Spring Break. Assemblies are expected

to recommence. Cultural Performances

will once again be possible and North

Shuswap will have one performance

in April and two in May. Check the

school website for more information.

In April, as part of the B.C. Small

Wetlands Association’s Reforestation

Initiative, 6500 native trees are

to be planted in the Shuswap/Okanagan

this year, with a goal of 2 billion

trees planted by 2030. North Shuswap

School will be receiving a total of 60

birch, choke cherry and trembling aspen

seedlings. The seedlings will be

planted mostly around the schoolyard

perimeter, where sprinklers will ensure

regular watering.

With the return of students to classes,

please remember to slow down in

the school zone and respect the flashing

lights of the school buses. Red means


How does the Easter Bunny

keep his fur looking

so nice?

He uses hare


I would love to extend a heartfelt

thank you to everyone who attended

my 82nd birthday party at the Lakeview

Community Centre on Saturday,

March 5 – it was a wonderful afternoon

of snacks, dancing, cake, and

friends. Special thanks to Joanne

Groves, Melissa Hodge, and Karla

Bragg for all the work and time they put into the event. You

all sure know how to make a guy feel good.

Jack Lewis

April 2022

The North Shuswap Kicker



Lions Meat & 50/50 Draw - Saturdays

3-5 pm at the Hub in Scotch Creek.

Monthly Breakfasts Resume – April 9,

9 to 11am at Lakeview Centre. Chance

to meet old and new neighbours. If you

would like to sponsor a monthly breakfast,

email lakeviewcommunitycentre@


LIve Music at the Hub - 7pm start

time. April 1 - Liz Blair Project, April 8

- Loops, April 15 - Kelly Spencer, April

16 - Jody Evans, April 23 - Suzy & Jon,

April 29 - Rawnside of Town, April 30 -

South Patch. FMI 250-955-2002. See

ad on page 13

Easter Egg Hunt - Sat. April 16 from

11am - 4pm at acreage in Lee Creek.

To schedule a time slot, call Debbie at


Glass Egg Hunt - Sunday, April 17

at Shuswap Lake Provincial Park in

Scotch Creek. Clues posted at 10am

on Works in Glass Facebook page.

Thrift Store at St. David’s Church -

opening April 20. 10am to 2pm each

Wednesday until the end of October.

Spring Clean-up – North Shuswap

Community Hall in Celista, Sat. April 23

at 9am – noon. Grab your gloves and

coffee mugs and head on over. See ad

on page 35.

National Volunteer Week - April 24 to

30. Consider volunteering with one of

the groups listed on the Kicker Clubs &

Organizations page.

Spring Clean up of North Shuswap

Cemetery - April 30 starting at 9:00 am

until around noon. Bring rakes, shovels

and wheelbarrows.

Bingo at NS Community Hall - every

Monday except stat holidays. Bingo

starts at 7:00 pm. Proof of vaccinations

until after April 8. See ad on page 49.

Hiking group for women – Monthly

free organized outdoor experiences.

Welcome to The Lady Alliance

- Shuswap Chapter. FMI www.shuswapadventuregirl.ca

or https://theladyalliance.com

Lakeview Centre - Arts group meets

Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm. Crafts

are on Wednesday, from 10am to 2

pm. Bring whatever you want to work

on. Carpet Bowling meets Monday

and Thursdays from 10am until done –

usually around 12pm. For bowling start

date and more info, call Blair Scranton:


NS Lions Bursaries - $1500 available

to three graduates in Salmon Arm who

attended North Shuswap School for

at least two years and are pursuing

a post secondary education. Check

the school’s website and click on the

Students tab. Deadline for applications

is April 23 at 3:30 p.m.

Anglebay Entertainers re-start –

if you are interested in joining this

fun-loving amateur entertainers group,

call Alison 250-955-2588 or Ann

250-955-2899. Looking for a musical

director and a pianist.

AA Meetings - Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at

North Shuswap Christian Fellowship,

4079 Butters Road, Scotch Creek.

Doctors/ Labs in the Clinic - To book

for lab work and for doctor appointments,

call NS Health Centre at 250-

955-0660 or check nshealthcentre.

ca for clinic services and availability of

doctors. See ad on page 28.

North Shuswap Roadside Clean-up -

May 6 and 7. Volunteers needed. Call

Charlotte 250-517-8329. See ad on

page 5.

Spring Dance – Featuring Stiff Whiskers.

May 28 at Lakeview Centre. Dancing

and mingling will be encouraged.

Wine, Stein, Dine & Dance - Mark

your calendars. June 4 at the North

Shuswap Community Hall.


Adams Lake Community Market -

Every Sunday from 9am to 3pm. Fish

Market April 3. 6349 Chief Jules Drive.

Shuswap Skating Club Spring Fundraiser

- Plants, gardening supplies and

meats. Last day to order is May 3. See

ad for details on page 31.


GT Dragon Boat Society - registration

event at Blind Bay Village Grocer on

Sat. April 2, from 10 am to 2 pm. Paddlers

and coaches there for you to talk

to. If you miss the registration event, to

www.gtdragonboatsociety.ca, click the

JOIN US tab.

Job Fair – Sat. April 2 from 10 am to 3

pm at the Cedar Heights Centre. Collaboration

with WorkBC, Chamber of

Commerce and the Shuswap Economic

Development Society.

Easter Egg Hunt – 11am sharp, Sun.

April 17 at Sorrento/Blind Bay Park on

Davidson Road. Sorrento Lions, with

help from the Easter Bunny, have 7,000

foil wrapped eggs to distribute plus

prizes for the Easter Bonnet contest.

Hot dogs and hot chocolate.

Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival

– April 29-May 1 at Sorrento Centre.

Register by April 10. FMI wordonthelakewritersfestival.com

Old Fashioned Bingo - April 29 at

Blind Bay Hall, 2510 Blind Bay Road.

Doors open at 5:45 pm.

South Shuswap Library - POP-UP


Friends of the Library on Friday April

22 from 10am – 5pm and April 23 from

10am – 4pm. P.J. STORYTIME – Fun

and interactive program for children on

Tuesday, April 19 from 6 pm – 6:45 pm.

Email nsscr@live.ca to register.


Shuswap Youth Launch - April 28,

9:45 am to 12:30 pm, in-person at the

Salmar Classic Theatre and virtual via

Zoom. In person tickets at Eventbrite or

email shuswapyouthlaunch@gmail.com

SASCU AGM - May 3, starting 11:30

am at the Prestige Inn or on-line. Register

at SASCU.com/agm See ad on

page 34.

HD Live from the Met - at the Salmar

Classic on Sat. May 7, 9:55am

-- “Turandot”, Giacomo Puccini. FMI



Shuswap Music Festival - April 11-

29, live and in person. Gala Concert

is 7pm Friday, April 29 at Nexus. FMI

www.ShuswapFestival.com See ad on

page 29.

Barney Bentall at Song Sparrow Hall

– JUNO award winner in Salmon Arm

on April 16 at 7:30 pm. Limited tickets

available online at rootsandblues.ca or

by phone at 250-833-4096 from Monday

to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Salmon Arm Toastmasters - meet

every Thursday 7 - 9pm at the Okanagan

College in Salmon Arm. Members

are empowered to developU communication

and leadership skills. www.salmonarmtm.com.

FMI salmonarmtm@



TRU Tourism & Hospitality Career

Fair – Tues. April 5 from 3 -6pm at

the university Mountain Room at the

Campus Activity Centre. FMI Larry Liles

lliles@tru.ca 250-371-5692


CSRD Board Meeting - Thursday,

April 21 at 9:30 am. Pre-register at

www.csrd.bc.ca. Agenda available

approximately one week in advance of

the meeting.

Shuswap Trail Alliance AGM - via

Zoom, May 17 at 7:00pm. Must be a

member in good standing for a minimum

of 30 days prior to the AGM.

Cut-off is April 16. Memberships at



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

vary. Register at: www.kmcfv.ca

CSRD Learn how you FireSmart

- watch a 30 minute online webinar.

Pre-register at www.csrd.bc.ca/

firesmart 1-888-248-2773



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1. An act of gracious


6. Decay from overripening

10. To tax or access

14. Fragrance

15. Adjutant

16. Angel's headwear

17. Museum piece

18. Mortgage

19. Largest continent

20. Genius

22. Between the head and


23. Islet

24. American symbol

26. Off course

30. Javelin

32. Trim

33. Uttered without voice

37. Verse

38. Inebriated

39. Bright thought


1. Ranch

2. Region

3. Volumes (abbrev.)

4. Leave out

5. A vehicle that races

6. Mild and pleasant

7. 53 in Roman numerals

8. Biblical garden

9. Propensity

10. Imbecile

11. Artist's workstand

12. Slash

13. Saturate

40. Serving no useful purpose

42. Supernatural being

43. Successors

44. Swallow

45. Drenches

47. Altitude (abbrev.)

48. Platter

49. Village

56. "Darn it!"

57. Be unsuccessful

58. Not a single time

59. Egg-shaped

60. Eye layer

61. Nigerian monetary


62. Used

to be

63. Not


64. Amalgam

21. Beam

25. Card with one symbol

26. Vipers

27. Sneaker or pump

28. Adolescent

29. Dilapidated

30. Loamy deposit

31. Haughtiness

33. Swerve

34. Border


36. Sodium chloride

38. Happy

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23 24 23 26 25 24 25

26 27 28 29 29 30 31 29 30

32 33 34 35 36

37 38 39

40 41 42

42 43 51 44

45 46 53 47 47 48 49

48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55

56 57 58

59 60 61

62 63 64

41. Startled cry

42. Aerial

44. Sick

45. Strainer

46. Academy award

47. Collection of maps

48. Sailing ship

50. Overhang

51. Fastens

52. Lunch or dinner

53. Wicked

54. Roman emperor

55. Found in a cafeteria

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Puzzle 1 - Medium


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named after the Anglo-Saxon Goddess, Eostre. (3) More than 1.5 million Cadbury Creme Eggs are produced

every day. (4) The act of painting eggs originates from a Ukrainian tradition. (5) The world’s largest Easter

egg weighs in at 5000lbs (6) Pretzels used to be associated with Easter (7) The UK’s first chocolate egg was

produced in Bristol in 1873.


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Adams River Salmon Society.. info@salmonsociety.com

Anglemont Estates Waterworks

After Hours emergency 1-877-996-3344

Regular hours 250-832-8194

Anglemont Ladies Golf.. Bev Shea 250-955-0365

Anglemont Men’s Golf Club.. 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.. awesociety7@gmail.com

Baseball Club.. Melissa Bischoff, mellybischoff@yahoo.ca

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

Camp Grafton.. Judy MacPherson 250-374-5115


North Shuswap.. Angela Lagore 250-320-2012

South Shuswap.. Karen Brown 250 515 3276

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..

Loretta Greenough 250-955-6431

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 Mtn Snowmobile Club..

Tyler Morrison 403-422-1144

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

Emergency Support Services..Cathy Semchuk and Tom

Hansen 250-833-5927 sep@csrd.bc.ca


Anglemont.. Graham Lucas 250-318-7157

Celista.. Roy Philips 250-804-3349

Scotch Creek/Lee Creek.. Ben Pellet 778-694-9890

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, backacher@telus.net

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


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 sep@csrd.bc.ca

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

Salmon Arm Toastmasters - www.salmonarmtm.com


School District # 83 Trustee.. Marty Gibbons, mgibbons@sd83.bc.ca

Seymour Arm Snowmobile Club.. Markus Schrott

250-307-4360, seymoursledding@gmail.com

Shuswap Community Foundation.. 250-832-5428


Shuswap Emergency Program.. Cathy Semchuk and Tom Hansen

250-833-5927 sep@csrd.bc.ca

Shuswap Environmental Action Society..

Jim Cooperman 250-679-3693

Shuswap Hospice Society.. 250-832-7099

Shuswap Lake Aero Modelers.. 250-515-2731, www.slams.ca

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

Sharon 250-832-4588

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


Shuswap Volunteer Search & Rescue.. Luke Gubbles

250-803-1095, www.shuswapvsar.org

Shuswap Waterfront Owners Association (SWOA)..

info@SWOA.ca, www.SWOA.ca

Skmana Ski club.. skiskmana@gmail.com, www.ski-skmana.com

Sorrento Drop In Society.. 250-675-5358, website: sdis.ca

South Shuswap Canada Day Committee..

Tammy Packer 250-463-2495, www.shuswapcanadaday.ca

Taoist Tai Chi.. Judy 250-679-5425

Victim Services.. Guy Ramsay 250-679-8638

Whittlers Club.. Marian Zackery 250-955-0359

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• Full-Time Positions

• Wage is dependent upon


Job Requirements

• Dependable

• Works Well with Others

• Experience with Horticulture

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Looking for a Licensed Security

Worker for night work at local

parks call Kathie 250-838-0066


Caravans West Resort

Scotch Creek BC


Seasonal Position

Experience Preferred

• Need to be physically

t to perform

cleaning tasks, able

to lift up to 20 lbs.

• Work with minimal


• Must be eligible to

work in Canada &

have satisfactory

Criminal Record

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for the following positions

Cashiers & Cooks

Prep Cooks &

Assistant Cooks

Janitorial &


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• HVAC Experience would be

an asset

• Must have general construction


• Must have own transportation

• Must be able to do

Physical labour

Call Don 250-515-0611




(must have drivers license)

• Night Park Patrol

• Grounds Keeping

• Janitorial

• Gate office

• Store / T-shirt painting

• Kayak/Paddle Board Rentals

Please send resumes to



1929 – 2022

He will be sadly missed

by his wife June,

daughters Elizabeth

(Dennis) Goertz, Cheryl

(David) Eastcott, Sandra

Wallington, Stepsons Ted

(Judy) Davis and Kim

(Jan) Davis and sister

Clara (Keith) Wilson as well as many grandchildren, great

-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Gus was predeceased by his parents, nine sisters, two

brothers and grandson Jason.

Gus retired from CPR and moved to St. Ives B.C. where

he and June resided for 30 years. He loved music and

built many of his own instruments that he played for

everyone’s enjoyment. He was also an accomplished


Sleep well, Cowboy!

Gus passed away peacefully

on February 24, 2022.

Online condolences may be sent to Gus’ family through his

obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com

The family of

Donna Dancy

are planning a

Celebration of Life

this May 14. 2022

From 1 through 4pm

at the Lakeview Community

Centre in Anglemont, BC.

We welcome family and

friends to join us in

honoring a life

well lived.

Looking for


Do you Enjoy Writing?

Do you like talking to people?

We are looking for a casual writer

who has skills in



• Must have vehicle, camera


• Wage based on experience.

For more info call Tracy at


Please email sample of

writing to editorial@kicker.ca

It is with broken hearts that we announce the

passing of Jay on the evening of February 26th in

Kelowna. He passed peacefully with brothers

Ron and Mike by his side.

Despite the tremendous challenges put before

him, he met life with a determination that was an

inspiration to all. He deed the odds by living

until 63 years of age.

Jay’s infectious personality would always put a

smile on everyone around him.

Predeceased by father Ken and mother Betty.

Survived by brothers Ron (Vanessa) and Mike (Sandy).

He will be deeply missed by many friends and family.

A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.


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Scotch Creek


Fri - Tues 8am - 2pm

Closed Wed & Thurs

Christmas, New Years &

Remembrance Day - Closed

North Shuswap Library

Located at the Centre in Scotch Creek


Open: Tues Noon - 5,

Wed & Fri 11 - 4, Sat 11 - 4

Seymour Arm


Saturday 1pm - 5pm


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• Renovations, New Construction & Repairs

• Continuous 5”, 6” & Fascia Gutter

• Custom Gutter Systems for Snow Load

• Heat Trace Installation





Ken Goertzen

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Cell. 250.833.2824

Email: cuttingedgeconst@gmail.com

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April 8 & 9 Italian Beef Ragu

April 15 & 16 Easter Ham Dinner

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