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Citizen of the Year Don Devine
By Jo Anne Malpass
Don Devine was named Citizen of the Year at the North Shuswap Chamber of Commerce Christmas party and awards ceremony December 8.
It was fitting that it was awarded at a Christmas party since Don has been a big part of Christmas festivities on the North Shuswap for the past couple of years, being the main man at the Lions Club Kid’s Christmas party, the parade and appearing at other local events.
Don, with his wife Delcie, moved to the North Shuswap in April 2015, after spending 32 years as a paramedic, first in the lower mainland and finishing up his career in Vernon. He then worked as a Canadian Union of Public Employees National Servicing Representative for 17 years before retiring to the North Shuswap. He immediately became involved with the North Shuswap First Responder Society.
…..read the whole story on the front page of this issue of the Kicker

In other news….
- CSRD Directors want Spending Review on Aquatic Invasive Species Initiatives – pg. 5
- CSRD Procedure Set for Cannabis-Related Businesses – pg. 9
- North Shuswap Lions Supporting Youth pg. 14
- Plans Underway for First North Shuswap Winter Festival – pg. 20
- 2018 – A Look Back – pg. 24

Calendar of Events North Shuswap
- Ski Skmana Open House Jan.13
- 35th Annual Reino Keski-Salmi Loppet – Jan 19
- South Shuswap Chamber Mixer at Quaaout Lodge – Jan 31
- Stand Up Comedy at the Hub in Scotch Creek – Feb 1
- Shuswap Trail Alliance Fundraiser Dance – Feb 1
- Chase Annual Fish & Game Banquet – Feb 2
- North Shuswap Winter Festival – Feb 16-17
- ……Read details and more calendar of events on page 41
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