1 201ST EDITION OCTOBER 2014 Serving the North Shuswap, Sorrento, Blind Bay, Chase, Adams Lake & Seymour Arm. Between distributed (depending on time of year). By Jo Anne Malpass Jaeley Tiana Thorell was born at 1:53 am on August 19 at the Scotch Creek Super Valu parking lot, with help from her dad and two North Shuswap First Responders. Trista and Allen Thorell s daughter, Jaeley, weighed 5 lbs 2 oz. It was definitely an experience, said Trista, and she is very grateful to the First Responders who met them at the parking lot to help with the delivery. It was kind of a life saver event. Trista was induced at 8:00 in the morning at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm. She and Allen walked around at the hospital for a while and then around Salmon Arm for about four Please help us expand our readership & recycle our newsletter - pass it on when you re done enjoying it. Jaeley Tiana Thorell Born at Super Valu Parking Lot hours, before returning to the hospital at 5:00 pm. She was having three contractions every 10 minutes but they weren t very strong so the hospital decided to send them home to Anglemont. They picked up their son, Jakob, from the babysitter s at 7 pm and went home to wait. Trista finally slept for an hour and a half and woke up having contractions. When Allen woke up at midnight and the contractions were pretty strong, they called a friend to come over to stay with their son. They got into their Dodge crew cab truck and headed toward Proud parents Allen and Trista with son Jakob and newborn daughter Jaeley are grateful for the help they received from First Responders. Photo supplied by Trista Salmon Arm. At about Sunnyside (Market at Celista) (Continued on page 3) Complete Drywall Service Serving the North Shuswap for over 20 years Ph/Fx: Landscaping Back Filling Site Preparation Snow Removal 30 years Experience Reasonable Rates Available Weekends Wayne Trueman Yard Care House Checks Serving the North Shuswap since 1996 Leslie or Dale Jones Squilax Anglemont Hwy Scotch Creek, BC V0E 1M5 Al Christopherson Personal Real Estate Corporation Masters Hall of Fame Franklin Pump Dealer * Canadian Groundwater Certified Pump Installers Power Snake * Drain Pressure Washer * Sewer Inspection Camera * Licensed Plumbers & Gasfitters SCOTCH CREEK BOTTLE DEPOT The Friendly Store NEW WINTER HOURS Open Friday-Monday 9am to 4pm Closed Tues, Wed, Thurs Always accepting donations for local fundraising WE DON T JUST RECYCLE BOTTLES we also take... light fixtures power tools sewing machines small appliances household paint electronics and much more *Please remove all caps from recyclables Residential Commercial Industrial Signs Street Lighting Poles for all your electrical needs
2 2 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER OCTOBER 2014 E REGAL ~TIGE ~ YAMAHA BERKSHIRE ~ NORDIC Thanks for another amazing summer! Come check out our selection of pre-owned boats. All pre-owned boats must go! 2014 Clothing and accessories on sale! Grab a back-to school bargain or stock up for your next holiday! ALL 2014 BOATS ARE NOW ON SALE! Phone: Toll Free: Fax: Website: Hours: 8:00 am 5:00 pm
3 OCTOBER 2014 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 3...Kick-Back!! By Jo Anne Malpass, Editor It s hard for most of us to believe anyone would want to interfere with the Sockeye salmon who have worked so hard to fulfill their destiny, but that does appear to be happening by a few. At the end of their over 4,000 km lifetime round trip journey from Adams River to Alaska and back, spawning salmon are extremely sensitive to any kind of disturbance. They have spent the last 17 days fighting the current in the rivers from the Pacific and use the last of their energy to reproduce. During the early run on Scotch Creek, Little Shuswap Indian Band reports people have been throwing rocks, swimming, boating too close and driving quads along the beach by pooling salmon. Over the past month, I have noticed groups of people splashing around in the middle of Scotch Creek. An Adams River Salmon Society spokesman said, during the 2010 Salute to the Sockeye, he personally had to instruct at least 10 people to get out of the river. With the Adams River run starting, the Salmon Society has a list of tips for salmon watchers that will help conserve the salmon habitat and protect visitors to the park. Start your visit at the Salmon Society Log Cabin to learn about the salmon life cycle or watch the DVD about the salmon. (Continued from page 1) I said, I have to push. My fiancé said can you wait and I said I don t think so. We called the hospital and she walked us through how to have the baby. The hospital staff called the ambulance service, which dispatched the First Responders. Phyllis Shrum and Karen Boulter, responding to the imminent delivery call, met them at Super Valu and Phyllis and my fiancé delivered my baby. The ambulance arrived after the birth and transported Trista and her daughter to the hospital. First Responder Phyllis Shrum was an emergency nurse before coming to the Shuswap but never had the opportunity to Be environmentally friendly, please car pool if possible. Do not walk in the river as it disturbs the spawning grounds. The river has a swift current and woody debris so is also dangerous. Do not throw anything in the river, including rocks and sticks. Pack out all your garbage. Try to find viewing sites that are up high to increase visibility, while staying on the trail. Damage from past flooding has made some portions of the river s banks dangerous. Areas off the trail may be unstable. Small children can see better up on your shoulders. Avoid moving quickly and approach the river bank quietly. Find fish that are actively building nests and watch for the spawning behaviour. Leave your dog at home. If you must bring your dog, keep it on a leash and out of the river. Spawning salmon perceive dogs as a particular threat. Bring sunglasses with polarizing lenses to cut down on glare off the water and bring your binoculars as you might see Bald Eagles and other birds. Following these tips will provide a safe, enjoyable viewing experience and avoid interference with one of our amazing natural wonders. Jaeley Tiana Thorell Born at Super Valu Parking Lot continued help with a delivery in all her 40 years of nursing. She said it was a pretty exciting evening and she thanks the Lord both mother and baby are doing well. Trista did really good, she was an awesome patient. I just guided her through it. The father was amazing. Phyllis has been a First Responder on the North Shuswap for a year and a half. She said it s been very rewarding to help; it broadens your life and makes your mental health better. She encourages others to join or come to one of their practices at Celista Fire Hall on first and third Thursday evenings. They re not all deliveries, she added. CHASE OFFICE ask for LORINE EVANS Wills & Estates Conveyancing * Family Law Evening & Weekend Appointments Lakeside Realty Ltd Direct Line (250) Office (250) Office Fax (250) Associate Broker Thankful to work and live in the Shuswap! Where is it?. KICKER DEADLINES... Pg 59 Calendar of Events Pg 53 Church Listings Pg 57 Classifieds Pg 60 Clubs & Organizations..... Pg 55 Contact Kicker... Pg 52 Chamber News Pg 11 Dare to Dream Pg 32 Fire News Pg 18 First Responders Pg 24 Lakeview Centre Pg 47 Letters to the Editor Pg 39 Lions Club News Pg 33 RCMP News Pg 7 Recipe of the Month Pg 52 Sidekick Pg 16
4 4 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER OCTOBER 2014 DON S PAINTING SERVICE Interior Reasonable Rates References Available Tel: Cell: If you are in the Scotch Creek or Anglemont area and are insured with our office, please contact us so we may look into amending your Fire Hall rates for you. With the new Superior Tanker Shuttle at the fire hall, many of you may qualify for lower rates. Thank you for continued support! Geordie Cheri Evelyn Marni Kelly Mallory 630 Shuswap Ave. Chase, BC Fax Insurance l Investments l Agency Banking JOSEF BERGER Journeyman Gardener ICPI Certified wwwnewscapes.ca CSRD Director s Report Larry Morgan - Director, Electoral Area F (North Shuswap & Seymour Arm ) Columbia Shuswap Regional District Tel: Cell: CSRD BOARD MEETING SEPTEMBER 18th, 2014 Liability Insurance for Special Events on CSRD Property Scotch Creek Community Hall The CSRD Board endorsed staff s recommendation for a reduction in the liability coverage provisions of Policy Q- 43 Liability Insurance Requirement for Special Events on CSRD Property, in this instance to $1,000,000, for Steve Shannon s gospel service meetings to be held at the Scotch Creek Community Hall this fall. Short Summary Several groups have shown interest in renting the Scotch Creek Community Hall space for various purposes. However, for certain user groups wanting to rent the space, the high cost of acquiring the $3,000,000 liability insurance required by the CSRD Policy No. A-43 Liability Insurance Requirement for Special Events on CSRD Property has substantially increased the cost for user groups to rent the space. These costs have been influencing event bookings. Background In 2013, the Scotch Creek Firehall underwent substantial renovations in order to update the community hall portion of the building. The hall renovations were completed to create a space in the Scotch Creek community for groups and individuals seeking space for various activities and events, such as yoga classes and community dances, etc. The existing Policy No. A-43 requires the user of the facility to have a liability insurance coverage in place of not less than $3,000,000. CSRD staff has recognized that the amount of liability coverage required should directly relate to the risk of the activity proposed and are currently researching other jurisdictional models to determine what changes should be made to Policy No. A-43. Staff have consulted with the Municipal Insurance Association, insurance providers, and other local governments to investigate options to allow staff to apply the correct insurance requirements to the risk of the activity. Current Policy The CSRD Board continues to reserve the right to increase or waive the liability insurance amount for users by Board resolution. Financial Applying the correct liability coverage to the activity will provide the financial model necessary to reduce barriers to renting the facility. Director s Comments: I expect this approval of a reduced liability insurance requirement for the gospel service meetings will lead to a permanent policy, where the liability insurance requirement will be geared to the risk of the activity being considered. Hopefully, this will lead to better utilization of the Scotch Creek Community Hall for all interested user groups. Multi-Material BC Update At the upcoming UBCM Convention (September 22 26) Multi-Material BC (MMBC) will be making a presentation and staff provided the Board with some insights into how the MMBC program has been delivered in the CSRD to date. Due to the nature of the existing depot recycling program and the impending change to an industry led program administered by MMBC, staff has been working with MMBC's contractor to develop an efficient and cost effective delivery of those services. Staff are working to finalize details and will present them at the October Board meeting. Director s Comments: I am currently at UBCM and, hopefully, will have an opportunity during the conference to hear the presentation from MMBC, regarding possible changes to the industry led program administered by MMBC. Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) Regulatory Bylaw No The Board adopted a Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) Regulatory Bylaw. The bylaw includes improved language with regards to the composition of the SEP Executive Committee and updates to conform to current BC Emergency Response Management principles. As well, the Shuswap Emergency Response and Recovery Plan is currently being edited to conform to the Bylaw and (Continued on page 5)
5 OCTOBER 2014 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 5 (Continued from page 4) will be presented to the CSRD Board at a future meeting for approval. Director s Comments: The CSRD is working to better align the Shuswap Emergency Program with the current BC Emergency Principles 5 Year Agreements Authorized The Board authorized the following Agreements for an additional 5 years: GenTech Engineering Inc. - Consulting Services Interior Utility Management ltd. - Water System Management City of Surrey - Fire Dispatch Services Director s Comments: The CSRD continues to outsource services for engineering, utilities management, and fire dispatch - achieving both efficiency and effectiveness on behalf of the taxpayers. Grants in Aid The Board will not be considering any further grant-in-aid applications until after the November 15 th, 2014 Local Government Elections Director s Comments: The provisioning of GIA's is on hold until after the Local Government election in November. Board Appointments The following appointments were made to the Solid Waste Management Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee for a three year term starting October 1, 2014: Electoral Area B/Revelstoke Representative - Penny Page-Brittin Electoral Area C Representative - Janet Pattinson Electoral Area E/Sicamous Representative - Lynn Miller Electoral Area F Robert Labelle City of Salmon Arm Representative - Lynn Biskie Operator/Owners Private Solid Waste Facilities - Spa Hills Farms (Salmon Valley) Large Commercial Hauler/Operator - Progressive Waste Solutions(Salmon Arm curbside collection contractor) Organizations with Recycling Experience - VP Waste (Golden recycling contractor) Director s Comments: Welcome back Rob. Rob has been an enthusiastic supporter of solid waste management, while on the Committee over the last several years. Rob is currently the Chair of the Solid Waste Management Committee. Standing Seam Metal Roofing Prolock Metal Roofing Metal Wall Cladding Torch-On Flat Roof Systems Custom Flashing Packages for the Do It Yourself Home Owners Asphalt & Fiberglass Shingles and Cedar Shakes Fully Licensed and Insured Call for a FREE QUOTE Brad Armstrong Bridge Closing - Scotch Creek By Jo Anne Malpass Scotch Creek Bridge will be closed for seven evenings in October while crews tear up the old boards and put down new decking, said Kent Porter, operations manager for JPW Road and Bridge. Repairs will be done from 10 pm to 5 am from October 6 to 9 and October 14 to 16 with one opening at 1:30 am. Crews do have a system in place to make way for emergency vehicles if needed. After this work is done, there will be temporary lane closures with flaggers during the day, while the rail system is replaced. The reason we pushed it back to when we did is because that bridge is almost impossible to do work on in the summer. It s too busy in the community to even do closures overnight, he said. JPW will continue with regular maintenance, patching and grading, during the fall. A section of the Squilax -Anglemont Highway was spray patched recently and there will be some ditching closer to Squilax Bridge and different spots along the road. For more info contact: JPW Road & Bridge Specializing in Custom Stonework Gunnar Keuris Tel: Journeyman Cell:
6 6 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER OCTOBER YEARS OF EXPERIENCE BUILDING EXCAVATIONS Site Preparation Stump Removal Water Services Lot clearing Driveways Cell: Phone/Fax: CA Harvesting and Road Building Operations Submitted by Greg Hislop, RPF Planning Forester, Canoe Forest Products Ltd Canoe Forest Products Ltd. (CFP) has harvesting and road building operations that are active up the Ross- Anglemont Forest Service ( ) road. Hauling operations are not currently active but will likely resume for another week before the end of the year. Active hauling signs will be placed at the start of the forest service road during active periods. Caution should be exercised if heading up this road. A 2 way radio with the Co-op North road channel ( frequency) is recommended. If harvesting operations or road construction operations are present, please do not enter the immediate area. The road surface is graded. Brushing has occurred and numerous culverts have been placed at all drainages. No road building or harvesting is planned within the Anglemont or Hudson Creek Community watersheds. Canoe Forest Products is committed to maintaining a safe and efficient operation - if you experience or see any unsafe situations related to or caused by our activities, please note the date, time and vehicle type, and report the incident to Stewart Taylor, RPF CFP s Harvesting Supervisor (250) If there are questions related to the proposed development, please contact Greg Hislop, RPF Planning Forester, Canoe Forest Products Ltd (250) or
7 OCTOBER 2014 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 7 RCMP News Mischief and Theft On September 2, Chase RCMP received a report of a number of thefts from a group mailbox located at the intersection of Squilax Anglemont Hwy and Eckerman Rd. in Magna Bay. There was minor damage caused to some of compartments. Similarly on September 4, Chase RCMP received another report from Canada Post that two large green mailboxes were stolen from the 4000 block of Squilax Anglemont Hwy. There are no suspects or witnesses for either of these thefts at this time. Two Residential B & E s On September 3, Chase RCMP received a report of a break-and-enter at a residence located at the 7400 block of Aspen Rd. in Anglemont. Thieves entered a residence through an unlocked door, stealing documents and currency. Nothing else was reported stolen and there was no damage. Police received another report of a break-and-enter in the same area on September 12. It is believed that thieves pried open the front door of the seasonal residence late in August. Items that were stolen included alcohol, ATV helmets, coffee maker and a 42 LCD TV. Police are still investigating both these incidents. Motor Vehicle Accident On September 10, Chase RCMP responded to a motor vehicle accident at a construction zone by Roderick Haig- Brown Park in Lee Creek. A pick-up truck passed a tractor -trailer as it was approaching the construction zone. After completing the pass, the driver was unable to slow down fast enough to avoid hitting the back end of a CRIMESTOPPERS Volkswagen Jetta that was stopped. There were no reported injuries. The driver was charged with driving with undue care and attention under the motor vehicle act. Overturned Septic Truck On September 14, Chase RCMP responded to a collision at the 12 km mark of the 670 forest service road in Scotch Creek. A fully loaded septic truck overturned down an embankment. The driver suffered serious injuries and was transported to hospital. The driver reported a failure in the breaking system which led to the collision. The vehicle was recovered by Don s Towing and was transported to Kamloops for further CVSE inspection. The tanker suffered a slow leak of sewage. The Ministry of Environment and police are investigating. Collision on One-Way Bridge On September 18, Chase RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on the Scotch Creek Bridge. The two vehicles were described as pickups each towing commercial trailers and collided at the east end of the bridge. The pick-up travelling westbound came around the corner and failed to stop in time, resulting in the head-on collision. The westbound driver, who was from Kamloops, was charged under the motor vehicle act. The accident is still under investigation. Sorrento Community Park Vandalized (Continued on page 8).Ron 10 % Seniors Discount `At least 10% of all profits donated to Children's Charities` A partner in our efforts to keep the Shuswap /Thompson waters clean Electronic Septic Tank Locaters Portable Restroom Rentals & Service Heated Portable Restrooms Now Available Group RV Bookings and Discounts Please call us! We look forward to servicing and meeting our neighbours. Visit us at
8 8 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER OCTOBER 2014 Find the Donkeys Contest Results By Tracy Wojciechowski The celebration of our 200 th edition last month certainly was a blast with our Find the Donkeys contest. Thank you to all of you who entered. Approximately 70 people entered with about one third of those eligible for the draw. We heard many comments from people about how they found the donkeys, where they found the donkeys, how many times they went through the paper finding a different number of donkeys each time. People searched while they were having morning coffee, afternoon lunch, while watching TV, while at work (during their break of course!?) or on the throne (if you know what I mean!). Some people searched alone and some searched together. By far the hardest donkey to find was on page 13 inside the picture with the article titled Gateway Resort Holds Open House. Some other stumpers were; one in the Historical Article title picture on page 29, and the one in the Classified Ad Clip & Save on page 70. Congratulations Deb Miller of Anglemont, who s entry was the first one drawn with the correct number of donkeys, 41, with the matching pages. Deb Miller won the cash prize of $100 and she has chosen to use her other $100 toward Kicker advertiser, Danger Tree Service Donkeys were placed on the following page numbers (in blue) OPEN DAILY 6AM 8PM Hot Food Takeout Lunch & Dinner Specials Pizza Grocery Gas Diesel Laundromat Lotto October Dinner Specials OCT.3 - Lasagna Oct.10 - Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Oct.17 - Shepherd Pie Oct.24 - Roast Beef Dinner Oct.31 - Chinese Dinner 6929 Squilax Anglemont Rd, Magna Bay, B.C RCMP News continued (Continued from page 7) On September 19, RCMP received a report that a maintenance worker had discovered the Sorrento/Blind Bay Park on Davidson Rd. ruthlessly vandalized. The doors on the park washrooms had been damaged from being repeatedly kicked and inside, the bathroom sinks and paper dispensers were smashed. The park gates had been removed and used to damage the walls and lights inside the washroom. The outdoor gazebo also had smashed lights. The suspects also attempted to gain entry of the electrical/ water control room by trying to kick in the door, but were unsuccessful. The value of the damage is not known at this time. Neighbours in the area were too far away to hear the crime being committed. Police are still investigating and there are no suspects at this time. If anyone has any information regarding the crimes above please contact Chase RCMP OR CRIMESTOP- PERS. Pictured left is a sink that had been ripped off the wall at Sorrento/ Blind Bay Par. If you have any information about the offenders please contact Chase RCMP at Photo supplied by Chase RCMP
9 OCTOBER 2014 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 9 Adams River Salmon Society Salute 2014 We ARE the By Jo Anne Malpass Visitors to the 2014 Salute to the Sockeye will notice many changes at Roderick- Haig Brown Park. The event runs from October 3 to 26 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, with opening ceremonies at 1:00 pm on Sunday October 5. Salute to the Sockeye celebrations of the Adams River run began in 1958 and are held every four years during the dominant Sockeye salmon spawning run. Jeremy Heighton, Event Coordinator for the Adams River Salmon Society, gave local media a tour last week to view improvements at the site. Upgrades start outside the gate, where a new turning lane has been constructed. Inside, the parking area has been improved. The Opening Ceremonies Sunday October 5 1:00 pm tables has been redeveloped and finishing touches were being put on the Salmon Society interpretive log cabin. The major changes have been to the trail itself. Heighton explained these changes happened because shifting of the river during spring run-offs had undercut the bank by the previous viewing platform. A new platform was being constructed to be ready by opening day. A trail from the parking area goes straight to the viewing platform or branches to the left to a loop trail, where one other viewing area is open to the public, on a large gravelly beach. Polarized sunglasses are recommended for the best viewing to reduce glare off the water. Benches are placed throughout the trail. C D L MECHANICAL Free Estimate on Installs SYSTEMS Don t wait and get caught in the cold, call today for more information on how to stay warm this winter. Salmon Society Administrator/Education Coordinator Sheila Empey holds up official poster for the 2014 Salute to the Sockeye created by local artist Lisa Figueroa. Photo credit, the Kicker previous extended parking area has been reforested and rehabilitated and a new area opened up, with large RV/ bus lanes and realigned parking for ease of traffic flow. This has opened up a few extra spots. A central concourse with information kiosk and picnic The opening ceremonies will include a traditional welcome song and friendship dance by Little Shuswap Indian Band, welcomes from Adams River Salmon Society President Darlene McBain, Minister of Highways and In- (Continued on page 10) HEAT PUMPS (Low Temp Heat Pumps) FURNACES (Gas / Electric) AIR CONDITIONING DUCTLESS SPLITS Installations and Repairs REFRIGERATION VENTILATION (Sheet Metal Work) SALES & SERVICE MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS
10 10 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER OCTOBER 2014 LewisRock UNIQUE STONE LANDSCULPTING Stairs - Walls - Benches - FirePlaces We also carry a selection of stone products LewisRock.com PH CELL Lewis Rock is a Division of G&M Cedar Ltd. 725 Shuswap Ave. Chase, BC Tues to Fri 10am - 4pm Sat. 10am to 2pm Mondays - Closed PAVING Excavating Grading Civil Works Everett Loberg Located in Magna Bay Cindy Frano Come and experience our friendly European atmosphere Over 30 years experience Time Change November 2 Turn clocks back one hour Salute to the Sockeye continued (Continued from page 9) frastructure Todd Stone, and the Pacific Salmon Foundation, followed by entertainment from Doc and the Disorderlies and a Salmon Brothers Play. There will be a $5 per private vehicle entrance fee to cover the costs of operating the event, as well as to support the Legacy Fund, which provides funding to community groups in the Shuswap for stewardship activities. During the event, there will be local food vendors, ATM, St. John Ambulance, salmon-related artisan booth, souvenir booth, potable water and port-a-potties. Plans are for a permanent stage area but for this year, a temporary structure will be erected for cultural and general entertainment. Six stations for registered school groups will offer salmon dissection and ecosystems education. There will be entertainment on weekends and slide shows during the week. Thanksgiving weekend will feature story telling from Ralph McBryan of LSLIB and James Murray. The Salmon Society is expecting a bumper year for tourists but wasn t making predictions yet for the number of salmon. Heighton said one third to half of the 250,000 people expected at the event (20,000 to 25,000 vehicles) go through the park on the Thanksgiving weekend. He suggests going midweek and to carpool to avoid the crowds. During the run, the Raft Pullout parking lot will be closed and no parking allowed on the highway. The mailbox area west of the entrance will be closed to all but local traffic. Park visitors are asked to respect these temporary parking closures. The first of the Sockeye should be in the Adams River now. They stop eating at the start of their 17 to 18 day, 485 km. journey up rivers from the ocean. At first, visitors will see the salmon waiting for a 1 to 1 ½ meter gravel area to spawn. The females live seven to 10 days after laying their eggs and spend that time protecting their eggs, until succumbing to exhaustion. Later on in the run, the colourful view of dying salmon, trout and a variety of birds can be viewed at the mouth of the river. The spawning Sockeye females are full of eggs so Rainbows will bump the females to spill out some of the highly nutritious eggs. Birds will take a fish to shore and peck holes in the stomach to eat the eggs and bears will eat the stomachs and brains first. The Salmon Society reminds visitors that protection of the salmon come first so respect the environment and rules of the park. For safety reasons, visitors are asked to stick to the paths and designated viewing areas. Banks of the river may be unstable and there is a lot of woody debris and a swift current. BC Parks, Department of Fisheries & Oceans and Salmon Society members will be on site but in a water-related emergency, a swift water rescue team would have to be called in from Chase. All the information about the 2014 Salute to the Sockeye festival is available on the Salmon Society website
11 OCTOBER 2014 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 11 Chamber News Dave Cunliffe, President northshuswapbc.com The next regular dinner meeting is scheduled for October 27 th at a location to be determined. We were sorry to see the current operators of Creekside turn in the keys and call it a day. We wish Arthur Loring, Jesse Flaata, and all the staff the best in their new endeavors. Chamber Christmas Dinner and Dance The Chamber is pleased to once again host the ever popular Chamber Christmas Dinner and Dance. It will be held on December 6 th at Quaaout Lodge with music from Union Jack. Cocktails are at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $50 and can be picked up at SuperValu or from Darla at Compliance and Enforcement Well, another edition of the Kicker and another letter to the editor with someone upset with me about mocking the provincial compliance and enforcement officers. ( See page 39 of this issue of the Kicker). As before, it was nice of them to copy the Chamber and give me an opportunity to respond in the same edition. Rather than perpetuate the perception that the Chamber is a haven for right wing anarchists who set a poor example for our youth, I thought it might be helpful to tell people what we do. What does the Chamber do for the community at large? Organizes the annual roadside cleanup 5 tonnes of garbage picked up in 2014 Organizes the Annual Christmas Dinner and Dance Ph/Fx: Organizes the Annual Santa Claus Christmas Parade Manages the community signing program to identify settlement areas Provides financial support for the Celista School hot lunch program Provides financial support for the Food Bank Lobbies government to have docks allowed for semi-waterfront properties Lobbies government to have more reasonable rules for docks Lobbies local and provincial governments in support of the Sun Peaks road Writes a monthly article in the Kicker to keep people informed about local issues Provides representation to local citizen s advisory committees like the Scotch Creek Sewer and Water project, the Area F OCP, and the Scotch Creek Neighbourhood plan. This is in the form of Community Volunteer Representatives who are appointed by the Area F Director. What does the Chamber do specifically for the business community? Operates and staffs the Scotch Creek Visitor Centre Installed and maintains a bulletin board at the Centre in Scotch Creek for personal and non-profit ads that includes paid advertising space for Chamber members. Publishes the Annual member s business directory Maintains a web page with links to business members Monitors local government, provincial, and federal (Continued on page 12) FINISHING RENOVATIONS LOG HOME FINISHING KITCHEN & BATH STAIRS & SKYLIGHTS HARDWOOD FLOORS CERAMIC & SLATE DECKS & DORMERS Guaranteed Work / Fully Insured Over 20 Years Experience DANIEL SAUNDERS North Shuswap B.C. YTD Enterprizes CUSTOM WELDING & FABRICATING CWB Certified Mobile Services Custom design hand railings & gates Steel buildings Repairs Decorative security bars for homes and business Metal Art
12 12 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER OCTOBER 2014 Chamber News continued cell Family business for over 80 years Over 25 years experience forming, grading, rebar placing & finishing all types many colours & patterns A.C.I. Certified Concrete Technician W.C.B. insured Guaranteed workmanship References available 6245 Line 17 Magna Bay (Continued from page 11) legislation and lobbies on behalf of business interests Provides speakers at public hearings to support responsible development Liaises with other Chambers in the Shuswap on regional economic issues Provides representation to Shuswap Tourism and Economic Development If anyone wants to have input into what I write in my monthly articles, the best way is to join the conversation as a member. Business memberships are $100 annually and personal memberships $20. Everyone is welcome. Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process The Watershed Council recently completed a series of 6 public information meetings to gauge public support and consult the public this summer over the future of the organization. A seventh meeting scheduled for Sorrento was cancelled due to bad weather and was held on September 15 th. 13 people attended this session. With the seventh meeting completed, the total attendance went from 93 to 106 people. With a budget of $54,000, the seventh meeting lowered the cost from $580 per member of the public who attended to $509. Salmon Arm with the largest population in the region of 18,464 people had the largest turnout of 24 people. That s 0.13% of their population. What do I think should happen with the watershed council? Disband and take the water quality program in house at the regional district. It is important to note that the watershed council doesn t actually do any testing. Their role is to compile testing results from a number of sources into one report. If the council isn t going away, then: Stick with water quality. Abandon any notion of getting involved in recreation management planning. Abandon any plans to work with the agricultural community on nutrient management. This is the role of the provincial government. There already is an Environmental Farm Management program complete with sources of funding. Abandon any plans to spend tax dollars on photoremediation. This is a fancy term for planting along stream-sides so the plants can take up nutrients out of the soil. From its inception, the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process was heavily influenced and populated by government and environmental groups. There should be an attempt to bring balance to the organization by including public and business interests in a meaningful way. Dock Update Another month and no change to the semi-waterfront dock situation. I do find it interesting that it s business as usual on Paul Lake with all semi-waterfront property owners being offered dock authorizations. It has now been 17 months since the compliance and enforcement officers announced that semi-waterfront docks would either be voluntarily or forcibly removed. The current official status is that the ministry will not be enforcing removal of existing semi-waterfront docks this year unless a significant (Continued on page 13)
13 OCTOBER 2014 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 13 (Continued from page 12) environmental or safety hazard is identified. Let s get this wrapped up soon. Leaving semi-waterfront owners with no clear direction has resulted in docks not being repaired or replaced, it has hurt real estate sales, and created a lot of unnecessary anxiety. Just announcing a longer moratorium on removals won t help. It also means that our regional district will not amend Bylaw 900 to allow semi-waterfront properties to have docks as they follow provincial direction. So semi-waterfront properties currently without docks will not get a Foreshore and Water Development Permit to install a new dock. Those that have them already will be allowed to repair and maintain their docks but if they replace more than 75% of the materials in a 3 year period, it will be considered a replacement dock and no development permit will be issued. If you have a dock, look after it! I have observed both people trying to play by the rules and those who are completely ignoring them. Typically those who try to play by the rules end up totally frustrated and incur unreasonable costs and delays. When a reasonable government makes up reasonable rules, reasonable people will follow them. When the rules aren t reasonable, people tend to do what they think is right and damn the consequences. As long as no one actually says no, I remain optimistic that common sense will eventually prevail for semiwaterfront owners. Over-regulation Our regional government is making it absurdly difficult and expensive to do anything. Here s another example. I was approached by someone who wanted to build a roof over their lakeside house deck. Getting a building permit seems like a reasonable requirement as this is a public safety issue. The problem is that the deck is within 100 m of the lake and with the house and paved driveways, the 450 m2 hard surface area trigger is hit and a $4000 groundwater hydrology report is needed for the development permit. If that isn t enough, the deck is also within 30 m of the lake triggering the need for a $2500 riparian assessment for that development permit. The owners are not proceeding and a local contractor loses a job. Please do us a favour and get rid of the 100 m Lake Development Permit. If that isn t possible, how about implementing an easy button like the old Staples advertisement that will allow regional district staff to use common sense. Deanna Barnhardt Natalia Vanessa New Construction Additions/Upgrades Interior/Exterior Renovations Foundations & Framing Custom Timber Work Decks Garages & Workshops Custom Design Construction Management LICENSED & INSURED Over 20 years in the building industry Call to discuss your residential or commercial project today JEREMY HANSON kazwellbuilders.ca "Deanna Barnhardt Kawatski, local author of Wilderness Mother, Burning Man, Slaying Dragon and other books invites you to the launching of her new children's book, Samira, the Singing Salmon. Illustrated by Deanna's daughter, Natalia. Saturday, October 18th 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Come by and enjoy LIVE MUSIC, goodies and get yourself a copy of "Samira" 3970 Squilax Anglemont Road, Scotch Creek
14 14 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER OCTOBER 2014 North Shuswap Health Clinic Gets Virtual Doctor Amazing Coffee & Espressos, Hot or Iced! Fresh Smoothies From Fresh Ingredients Home Made Organic Baking Homemade Lunches Have a seat in the cool indoors or relax on our deck while you enjoy your treats. Natural & Organic Market Bath & Beauty supplies Vitamins & Supplements Natural Cleaning Supplies Natural and Organic Groceries and a variety of gluten free items Located beside the Library in Scotch Creek By Jo Anne Malpass North Shuswap Health Centre Society (NSHCS) has come up with an innovative way to offer basic medical care services to local residents. Dr. Janet and Ken Bates have retired and September 24 was the last day the North Shuswap Health Clinic had a locum doctor on site. Starting October 3, patients can speak to Dr. Mike Figurski from the clinic every Friday from 9 am to noon using the North Shuswap Health Centre virtual doctor (NSHC vdoc) system. Dr. Figurski was the locum doctor at the clinic last week. He has a practice at Big White and is one of the developers of an online md program called mousecall.md. Members of the community were given a demonstration of the system last Wednesday. He said he has never seen a community with so much spirit and support. The ideal situation is to have a doctor at the clinic but this service could be used as a temporary solution. Patients can leave a message on the clinic answering machine to set up an appointment. On the day of the appointment they go into examining room and Dr. Figurski will be on the large screen monitor with state of the art speakers. Over the video consult, he can triage patients; order and follow up on lab work, write prescriptions and give referrals to specialists. The system uses secure, encrypted communication and privacy is respected using the same College of Physicians rules followed by all doctors. NSHCS Director Jay Simpson said the Society will always be looking for a permanent physician. By keeping the clinic open, a prospective doctor can have an operation set up and ready for im- (Continued on page 15) HANDCRAFTED LOG HOMES AND CABINS TIMBERFRAME, POST & BEAM CUSTOM MILLING: Specializing in dry Fir beams up to 45 Visit our website or Pictured above is Dr. Mike Figurski demonstrating the vdoc system at North Shuswap Health Clinic in Scotch Creek in September. If you missed the demonstration and would like to learn more go to or call Photo provided by the Kicker.
15 OCTOBER 2014 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 15 (Continued from page 14) mediate use, which could give the North Shuswap a better chance to recruit a doctor. The Health Society has assessed its available funds and is committed to keeping the clinic open for another year. Right now Interior Health Authority (IHA) rents space for the nurse practitioner who comes once or twice a month, Life Labs does blood test collection every Friday and a foot care specialist comes once a month. The Society has initiated a discussion with IHA regarding a pilot project with video consult. The process is in the planning stages now but could evolve into having a nurse at the clinic to work with the on-line doctor collecting more information for a diagnosis such as blood pressure, pulse and temperature. Simpson said NSHCS has been looking at all kinds of ideas to keep the clinic open. The average age of North Shuswap residents is 58 years old. With no physician in Scotch Creek, residents will need to access a physician in Chase. Half the community must travel more than 40 km to Chase and, with no public transportation, this will be a challenge for seniors. NSHCS Director Pat Robertson said the Society has been trying for three years to recruit a doctor, it s a wonderful clinic with wonderful patients. With 2,500 full time residents and up to 25,000 people in the summer months, there is a definite need for services here. Over 600 of the approximately 800 patients, who have put their name on a waiting list for a doctor coming to Chase in October, are from the North Shuswap. Power Smart Month deals offered on appliances and lighting 722 1st. Ave Chase BC Come in and see our Selection All Cellar Classic Kits $10.00 Off Order Your Limited Release Wines Now! Village U-Brew... award winning wines......award winning wine makers Award Winner For your convenience we post our price Self Serve Gas Station Propane (auto, cylinder, RV s) Diesel Bulk Oil Sales ATM Open 7 Days A Week Mon to Sat 7 am-8 pm ~ Sun 8 am-8 pm From BC Hydro BC Hydro is offering hundreds of dollars in Power Smart incentives to residential customers to help them save energy and money. The rebates, for Power Smart Month, are available across the province from Oct. 1 to 31. Customers can get up to a $100 rebate online on a highefficiency clothes washers or dryers, and a $50 to $75 online rebate for some ENER- GY STAR refrigerators. ENERGY STAR clothes washers, clothes dryers and refrigerators can use at least 15 per cent less energy than non-energy STAR appliances. Using an ENERGY STAR clothes washer, clothes dryer and refrigerator over a non-energy STAR appliance can save customers approximately $150 over the lifetime of an appliance. Customers can also get in -store instant discounts of $2 to $10 off select ENERGY STAR LED bulbs and light fixtures. ENERGY STAR LEDs use at least 75 per cent less energy than incandescent lighting, saving about $104 over the lifetime of the bulb. Energy efficient light bulbs also last 25,000 hours, or 22 to 25 years based on average household use. Visit powersmart.ca/deals after Oct. 1 to learn more about all the rebates available.
16 16 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER OCTOBER 2014 Lawrence Jonker Rejuvenate your hair and body At the Centre in Scotch Creek Wed to Fri: 10 am to 4 pm and SAT: 10 am to 2 pm Big or Small We Haul it All More than thirty years in the towing industry. Fully qualified drivers. Weekly runs to Vancouver, Calgary & Edmonton Towing, Boosting, Lockout, Tire Change, Gas & Diesel Delivery, Impound Lot, Cash paid for Scrap Cars Serving Chase, North Shuswap & surrounding areas Only the name has changed! Shuswap Home Repair is now Salmon Arm Home Repair. We re now available to get those reno jobs done before winter. All our contact information is the same: Stewart Fuson, Owner salmonarmhomerepair.ca By Jo Anne Malpass Doreen Bourque of Sassy Styles & Esthetics has been operating her business in Scotch Creek for four years, thanks to the support of local customers. The summer is fine, she said, but it s the everyday, all year round customers who pull a business through. I definitely couldn t do it without them. They re awesome. Doreen has been in her present location at The Centre across from Century 21 for about a year. She was located beside the second hand bookstore in Scotch Creek for three years previous. She operates the business most of the year by herself, offering esthetics including manicures, pedicures, waxing and facials, as well as haircuts, perms and colours. Her customers have said to her oh, my gosh Doreen, you do everything, but Doreen points out, she doesn t do windows. In the two busy summer months, she brings in staff to help, one for pedicures and manicures and the other for hair. The shop sells all the products that go with the services and also sells glassware jewelry from local artisans. Lynne Garlock works out of the Sassy Styles building, offering massages, specializing in repetitive use injury therapy. She was only open during the spring to fall season, but last year tried opening January to March. Thanks to the locals, she was kept busy so will stay open again this winter. Sassy Styles operates five days a week from April to October SideKick Focus on Kicker Advertisers and Supporters and will be going to four days a week soon. For the winter, she plans to be open two weeks each month, from the 7 th to the 21 st. As the salon industry is constantly improving with new techniques, technology and products, in the slow winter months I continue to educate myself with classes, seminars, and am always in search of new ideas to bring back to my clients. I am one of the lucky ones who found a profession that I truly enjoy. Doreen and her husband, John, have had a house on the North Shuswap for 10 years, coming out on weekends and holidays. When their two sons left home to go Doreen Bourque out on their own, they decided to look into the possibilities of making a living here. What better place to work and live than the Shuswap. She found a space in Scotch Creek and it all started from there. Doreen has been in the hairdressing business since She and John both ran their own businesses in Kamloops before moving here. John owns Access Roof Systems. Doreen doesn t have a lot of time for hobbies. She spends her two days off working around the house and garden. I love gardening, flowers and vegetables. She also enjoys cooking, dissecting recipes and reinventing them using local produce and meats. The Kicker appreciates the advertising support from Doreen at Sassy Styles & Esthetics and wishes her every continued success with her business.
17 OCTOBER 2014 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 17 Early Scotch Creek Sockeye Salmon Run Submitted by Stewart Adamson, Lands Manager Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band As most folks are aware, every early August through to the middle of September, the North Shuswap experiences a Sockeye salmon run that does not quite rival the October Adams River Run but, due to the dynamics of the Scotch Creek system, it is still a sight to behold. It is with this in mind that the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band each year places a Sockeye enumeration fence near the mouth of Scotch Creek so as to be able to count the salmon as they pass through the opened sections of fence. The count allows Fisheries and Oceans Canada to make predictions for future year returns of this important and sometimes threatened salmon run. This year, numbers reached some 135,000, although a sizeable number, a far cry from the estimated 500,000. Where the others went is still up to debate. It is with this in mind that the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band would like to express our concern to all residents of the North Shuswap Region. Through-out the deployment of the fence, crews have seen individuals creating havoc for the fish. Throwing rocks, swimming, boating too close and basically making a nuisance of themselves. Our team spoke to many in this regard but more times than not, they were rebuffed. We have seen evidence that people on quads have blatantly been driving along the beach in total disregard to the pooling salmon nearby. The beach and foreshore adjacent to Scotch Creek are Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band property as far around as the Zinck property. Another serious concern is the Scotch Creek bridge, a mecca for everyone wanting to see the salmon. This is very dangerous, there is limited parking and individuals traipsing to the creek shore are destroying valuable habitat. People walk on the road, mill about on the bridge and generally disrupt the flow of traffic. More than one incident of abusive language was heard. Again, this is Little Shuswap property and while we appreciate people wanting to experience this miracle, we would hope that all would visit the Adams River Run in October. As salmon are the life blood of the Secwepemc People, Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band will be taking steps in the near future to close access to all portions of Scotch Creek, we will not let this resource fade into memory. We will be approaching highways to erect proper deterrents, again requesting Fisheries and Oceans Canada actively pursues those individuals found negligent of habitat degradation and abuses. We would ask the folks of the North Shuswap to understand what we are doing, in hopes of encouraging some dialogue on how we can come together to benefit at some future date, to ensure the continued presence of Sockeye salmon in the Scotch Creek system. The tourists will still come to the North Shuswap and we should make it a showcase, without the loss of the salmon. Proudly Serving the Shuswap year round! The Canvas Man is now located only in Scotch Creek. Come see us, we ll keep you in stitches! Retractable Awnings Boat Covers Boat Upholstery Boat Tops Repairs Mobile Service Complete Boat Interiors Contact us at Captain s Village Way Captains Village Marina, Scotch Creek Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Toll Free
18 18 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER OCTOBER 2014 Celista Fire News Submitted by Roy Phillips Downsize without compromise 6787 Magna Bay Dr Quality built chalet on glorious view-t-full 5 acre. The area is famous for it's 4 season recreation. Perfect place to come escape the hectic pace of life. Unique features provide ability to live off of the grid by generator power when needed and the boiler heat offers comfort year round. MLS Unbeatable Value 7286 Birch Close Fully furnished rancher w/o basement. Completely finished so you can come and just enjoy the 4 seasons of the North Shuswap. This home offers 1575 sq ft on the main and an additional 1350 in the basement. This is fully set up so all you need to do is bring your groceries and suitcases MLS Cell Office Lot Clearing - Gravel - Manure - (Cow/Mushroom) Sharon & Two-Cat Pat Div. Of Nicholl Contracting Celista Fire Department "We're ready...are you?" Left to right: Front kneeling; Brian MacDuff, Shawn Perry, Roy Phillips. Standing; Peter Terwoort, Joel Mealy, Wade Mobely, Ben Hanson, Jeff Powell, Brian Taylor, Donna Powell, Keith Forrest. Standing on truck; Tyler Marshall, Olivia O'Neill. On top: Nick Tremblay, Holly Anderson, Darlene Volk. Not in photo; Reg Longhurst, Nikki Podruzny. Photo credit:: Courtney Meier September was another month with no emergency call-outs for the Celista Fire Department, but we were still very busy! Our thanks to Darlene Volk for once again spearheading the Muscular Dystrophy drive over the Labor Day weekend. $ was collected...thanks to all who donated. Tuesday evening practices have had an excellent turn-out from our dedicated Team and these practices have been very productive. We have just received a new thermal imaging device. We have spent, and will continue to spend, countless hours learning its operation capabilities. This device is similar to those used by the military for night vision but is specifically designed for firefighting. Using various settings, it has the capability to determine hot spots, fire temperatures and hidden fire areas. In another mode, it has the ability to help locate potential fire victims, in conjunction with our standard physical search operation. Its ability to read through smoke and steam-filled environments makes this an invaluable tool in our fire operations. This unit has a recording device that allows up to 1000 images and a series of 10 minute videos, to help in later investigations. On-scene noise is always a concern during a scenario, sometimes hampering communications, especially to those operating near equipment. Two new handsfree radio sets have greatly reduced this problem, allowing clearer unobstructed communication between Command, frontline firefighters and equipment operators. Thank you for visiting the Celista Fire Department Facebook page and for all the positive comments. Our thanks go out to Courtney Meier (member of North Shuswap First Responders...and a new Mom) for taking time to help us with our annual Team photos. She had some great ideas, and a lot of patience. As usual, be Safe, and think Safety. We're Ready...are You?
19 OCTOBER 2014 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER 19 Anglemont Fire Fighters Trained and Ready By Darlene Andrusiak The Anglemont Fire Department provides fire protection to residents and properties of Magna Bay, Anglemont and St. Ives on the North Shuswap and supports all the residents of Area F with mutual aid. All volunteer fire fighters write a series of on-line exams that are based on information in their study manual. Fire fighters are trained to a recognized competent provincial standard of the Basic Fire Fighter. The exams are done on-line with the support of the Justice Institute of British Columbia Fire and Safety Division, and upon successful completion of the exams, fire fighters receive a Basic Fire Fighter Certificate. A proctor is required to monitor each exam. Fire Chief Graham Lucas asked if I would volunteer my time to monitor the exams and I agreed to do so. At first, the volunteer fire fighters were apprehensive about writing exams; it has been years since they had done this. Having taught high school for 30 years, and now retired, I could relate to their concerns. Chief Lucas and a few of the fire fighters took the initiative to be the first to start their exams. Their success and constant communication and support inspired the fire fighters to take the plunge and do their first exam. At this time, more than a third of the fire fighters have completed all the exams; a few are near completion; and several have just begun or are about to. My experience with the Anglemont Fire Department has been very positive and educational. Their text, Essentials of Fire Fighting, a very large book, provided interesting and valuable information. This was a learning opportunity for me. I also had the privilege of meeting the fire fighters and I appreciate the dedication, training and hard work that is required to be a fire fighter. Now, more than ever, I realize the importance of the Fire Department in our community. Training at the Fire Department is ongoing and sessions are held once a week. The volunteer fire fighters practice building search and rescue; how to ventilate a building to control a fire; engine pump operation and water shuttle and the Incident Command System, which keeps everything orderly and safe. Before exams began, Chief Lucas showed me inside the Fire Hall and explained the procedure that is involved. The interior of the Fire Hall was immaculate; the fire trucks all clean and shiny parked in their designated space ready to go at a moment s notice; equipment and supplies organized and accessible. The fire fighters have a large classroom with the necessary equipment to aid their learning sessions. An adjoining office, kitchen, bathrooms and laundry are also part of the Fire Hall. The community of Anglemont and surrounding areas are very fortunate to have such an efficient and well-organized Fire Department. Under the leadership of Chief Lucas, the volunteer fire fighters in this unit are well-trained in theory and practical study and are capable of dealing with any situation. As an educator, I would encourage young adults (male and female) who have an interest in becoming fire fighters, to volunteer at your local fire department. This could be a stepping stone to a challenging and rewarding career. Land Clearing Road Building Site Preparation Contract or Hourly Danger tree falling & removal RALPH BISCHOFF CONTRACTING Phone/Fax (250) Cell# (250) Chase & District RCMP Victim Service hours/day, 365 days/year The North Shuswap Kicker is now on Facebook and OUR DOUGH IS MADE FRESH DAILY (gluten free crust available) Pizza, Lasagna, Salads and more Join us at the Salute to the Sockeye for the month of October Thank you all for another great summer!! Winter hours Thurs, Fri, Sat. 4-8pm and Sundays 4-7pm Located at The Centre in Scotch Creek # Squilax Anglemont Hwy
20 20 THE NORTH SHUSWAP KICKER OCTOBER 2014 Scotch Creek North Shuswap $395,000 MLS Donna Smith-Bradley Realtor Office: ext.206 Direct: North Shuswap Anglemont $295,000 MLS Jeff Tarry Personal Real Estate Corporation Toll Free: Cell: Lot 8 Squilax Anglemont Rd-Celista $135,000 MLS Squilax Anglemont Hwy Scotch Creek, BC Nobody Sells More North Shuswap Properties Perfectly Priced! Saratoga Resort 3 bedroom Lakeshore townhouse with high-end finishing plus its own boat slip, ready for seasons of fun! Come to the Lake and relax without any yard work. Or, use it to earn income. Close to all the services in Scotch Creek. Adams Lake Gem This lakeview home, on nearly an acre has beautiful vaulted ceilings in the living and family rooms and so much potential for any size family. Nice, warm wood burning fireplace in the family room for those chilly nights. The waterfall like creek beside the property is like being in your own little piece of paradise. Sunshine Bright & Sure to Please Room with a view & what a view it is! Enjoy the Lakeview from the comfort of your home! Located in a quiet area of the Estates but not far to the beach and golf course. 2 good sized bedrooms and spacious living room. Back deck and garage for the toys! Three Wishes! Quality, Convenience, Comfort Personally designed and built. 2 bdrm, 2 bath. One of the best views of Shuswap Lake. Don't wait to look at this home. Single garage with workshop and large rec room. Meadow Creek properties beach membership available with ownership. Bare lot in the heart of Celista Celista has no zoning so many possibilities here. Across the road from lake access and close to stores, shops and community hall. The Shuswap is a four season recreational paradise, swim, boat, fish, hike, bike, ski, sledding. Membership in private 1600 foot beach front park is available when you own this property. Phone: (250) Fax: (250) Toll Free: Al Christopherson Personal Real Estate Corporation Office: Direct: C Stainic Way- Adams Lake MLS Cynthia Bentley Personal Real Estate Corporation Office: Direct: Disdero Road, Celista MLS $225,000 $370,000 Sonja Vernon-Wood Associate Broker Office: Direct: North Shuswap's Most Productive REALTORS CSRD Achieves Carbon Neutrality Submitted by Carmen Fennel The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) announced at its June 19 Board meeting that it has been awarded a Level 3 Achievement of Carbon Neutrality from the Climate Action Charter. A formal letter of recognition was sent to the CSRD acknowledging this accomplishment. Climate action is a provincial priority and local governments are key partners in helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create complete, compact and energy-efficient communities. In , the CSRD became a signatory to the BC Climate Action Charter, along with 182 other local governments. The CSRD has measured and reported carbon emissions to the Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program since 2010, and has taken measures to reduce corporate emissions. In order to become carbon neutral, the CSRD has purchased carbon credits from the Pacific Carbon Trust to offset corporate emissions. The CSRD has an agreement with the Climate Action Secretariat (formerly the Pacific Carbon Trust) to sell carbon credits from the Salmon Arm Landfill biogas operations. This agreement gives the CSRD a unique opportunity to purchase carbon offsets at a reduced rate. Furthermore, the CSRD has been able to offer their member municipalities the option of purchasing the discounted carbon credits as well, in order to offset their corporate emissions. The CSRD has been working on retrofitting CSRD buildings, improving fleet management and incorporating carbon neutral initiatives into planning exercises, all in an effort to reduce corporate emissions. In 2012, the CSRD was one of 31 local governments and one of only five Regional Districts to become carbon neutral. Furthermore, the CSRD recently submitted its 2013 report, which indicates the corporation is once again carbon neutral. The CSRD is very pleased to be acknowledged for achieving Carbon Neutrality, says CAO Charles Hamilton. We are committed to exploring innovative and cost effective measures to maintain our carbon neutral status with the Province.