Monthly Archives: January 2020

Hockey is thriving throughout the Shuswap

Sicamous Eagles lost to the Chase Heat in Oct. 2019, photo by Rick Koch, courtesy of the Salmon Observer

It was a monumental community effort, but after a few failed referendums, the last one was successful once support funding was secured from two regional districts, and in 1999 the Art Holding Memorial Arena in Chase finally opened. Community support was key, as volunteers did much of the construction, along with local contractors who provided free services. This high level of community support continues as there are three organizations, the Chase Recreation Society, Chase Minor Hockey Association and the Chase Heat Junior Hockey Club keeping the arena busy every day from mid-day to late in the evening.

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The New Roaring Twenties

Even large trees snapped like toothpicks during the New Year’s Eve snowstorm, photo by Jim Cooperman

The arrival of the new decade that finally has a familiar ring provides an opportunity to reflect on the previous one, make predictions about the upcoming one, as well as compare it to its namesake, the Roaring Twenties. No doubt it will be as roaring as the last one, but more likely the roar will not be coming from the wild dance parties, instead it will emanate from wildfires, intense storms, rising social upheavals and yet more wars.

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