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Salmon  Arm, British Columbia

Decorations for Bravery Mr. Terrance John Cumpstone, M.B. Salmon Arm, British Columbia Medal of Bravery Date of Instrument: September 29, 1986 Date of Presentation: December 5, 1986


James Oliver Battersby, M.B.

Terrance John Cumpstone, M.B.

Laurence Harold Hill, M.B.

Lawrence William Read, M.B.

Arthur Donald Schwandt, M.B.

Medal of Bravery


On 13 June 1984, the Trans-Canada Highway was the scene of a motor vehicle accident and the subsequent explosion of a burning propane tanker truck. Despite the obvious risks, Messrs. Battersby, Cumpstone, Hill, Read and Schwandt did not hesitate to join a team of rescuers and render assistance to a couple trapped in a pick-up truck. While Messrs. Cumpstone and Battersby drove one victim to hospital, Messrs. Hill, Read and Schwandt continued their efforts to free the badly mangled driver, tangled in the wreckage of his vehicle. Just as they pulled the man out, the anticipated explosion enveloped the highway in an enormous fireball injuring twenty-three rescuers and bystanders.



Cumpstone Consulting, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, V1E, Canada Phone: 250.832.7390

There is an interesting piece about Terry at:


1996 Legislative Session: 1st Session, 36th Parliament





The Chairman announced that 'The committee is to look into the application of key issues arising out of the Nisga'a agreement-in-principle, which was signed in February of this year, between the Nisga'a, the government of Canada negotiators and the government of British Columbia negotiators. It may lead to the first modern treaty in British Columbia.


Secondly, we want to find out about the key issues arising from this and how they can be applied to treaty negotiations throughout British Columbia. There are, I think, about 47 bands in negotiations at various stages in a six-level process, and some bands are not in the treaty process at all. Thirdly, how progress can be made towards treaty settlements with aboriginal people beneficial to all British Columbians.... We are to provide opportunities for all citizens, both aboriginal and non-aboriginal, to express their views on these matters. We've visited about 20 communities and heard from about 250 people who have come forward, and we've got a number of people here to hear from today.'


Terry gave evicence as follows:


T. Cumpstone: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Terry Cumpstone. I live here in Salmon Arm. I appreciate having the opportunity to address you this afternoon -- or more likely, suppertime, this evening. I will make it brief.


To jump right into it, the B.C. treaty mandate papers state: "Treaties will ensure that the province's transportation, utility and communication networks are maintained. These networks will remain within Crown jurisdiction." Then I read from the AIP, page 28, agreement-in-principle No. 12. After having read what I said about the B.C. treaty mandate, the AIP states: "The Nisga'a nation will own all roads within Nisga'a lands, but British Columbia will hold a perpetual, exclusive right-of-way for the Nisga'a highway and Crown roads...." My question is: who do we believe? Do we believe the AIP, or do we believe the B.C. treaty mandate?


Jack, do you care to answer this?


J. Weisgerber: Well, I'm not sure if you've finished your comments. I'll be happy to answer....


T. Cumpstone: Okay, I'll carry on. Why I bring this up.... We are under the assumption, rightly or wrongly, that the people of British Columbia own these roads. They're our roads. They're not anybody's roads; they're the people's roads. They're not Joe Blow's roads, and Joe Blow can't go and stand up and put a sign up there and say: "You can't go down here." He goes to jail. Why can the natives do it? Why can the natives put up a roadblock? There's Green Mountain, Douglas Lake and Adams Lake, to name a few. It goes right back to this principle. The B.C. treaty mandate states that the roads will remain under the jurisdiction of British Columbia and will not be given to the Nisga'a. We're giving the roads away. We're giving them the rights. I can't understand it.


What should happen, the recommendations that I say.... The ownership of the key transportation corridors should be non-negotiable. Listen: non-negotiable. The roads in B.C. belong to the people of British Columbia. They are paid for by taxpayers' dollars, and they belong to B.C. The corridors should be non-negotiable objectives of B.C. in all treaty negotiations. Now, if I'm wrong, tell me. If the natives own the roads, tell me. But don't say they belong to me, and then have the natives put up a roadblock so I can't go through to my cottage. I'm finished.


Terry is married to Edith.




Minutes of a Regular Meeting of Council of the District of Salmon Arm held in the Council Chamber of the District Hall, 450 - 2 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC on Tuesday, November 23, 1999.


Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2968 [ZON.666 – SE Portion of Lot 2, Section 24-20-10, Plan 2927 except Plans 4442, 5085, 5906, 6138, 6775, 14591, B5168, B6230, H268 and KAP57241; 1970 – 20 Avenue NE; T.A.B. Developments/Bazley] R-1 to R-4


The Director of Development and Planning, utilizing the digital projector, explained the proposed rezoning and the following points were noted:


Submissions were called for at this time.


Terry Cumpstone, 1501 – 20 Street NE, addressed the Public Hearing and the following points were noted:


The proposal is to construct 3 townhouses on less than a third of an acre;


The property is steeply sloped and he has concerns regarding water run-off;


The property is currently zoned R-1; requested that Council leave it at R-1 and allow only a single family dwelling to be constructed on it.