Kelowna Cap News 20 January 2010
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GETTING SPIKED THE UBC Okanagan men's and women's volleyball squads are both undefeated in BCCAA play, sporting 10-0 records. BUSINESS MAXINE DEHART has the scoop on administrative changes at the Vedanta Academy, and showcases the exciting new clubhouse location now open for the Kelowna Elks Lodge at the Invue complex. ENTERTAINMENT THE CAPITAL NEWS introduces a new feature to our Wednesday edition as contributor Pyper Geddes explains what we should know about the local music, arts and cultural scene in the Central Okanagan. OPINION AWARDING heroic efforts of two Kelowna men to stop a bank robber by Kelowna RCMP is sending out a mixed message. A15 B1 B7 A20 WEDNESDAY January 20, 2010 2009 WINNER The Central Okanagan's Best-Read Newspaper www.kelownacapnews.com SOUTHEAST KELOWNA Homeowners see water rates escalate Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER Homeowners within most of the South East Kelowna Irrigation District will be paying $114 more per year for water this year, about a third more than they did last year. Other than in the Hall Road area of SEKID, where they will pay $519 a year, residents will pay $399 annually, in order that funds can be set aside for future water quality improvements estimated at $18 million. Wells are the main source of water in the Hall Road area. Manager Toby Pike admitted it's a big cost increase for residential customers, but he said, "We've been warning people to get ready for this. We're working toward compliance with Interior Health requirements for improved water quality." A dedicated portion of this year's payments for water will go into a fund for capital projects such as those required to bring water quality up to the standard required by IH, he said. "We need to improve our water quality. The only point on which I disagree with IH is on the degree of urgency for those improvements," commented Pike. As well, the district plans to offer land for sale, including a 10-acre parcel of property it owns from a tax sale in the 1930s, which is expected to add $2 million or so to the improvement fund. He admitted he has heard from some customers about the rate increase, but he defended it, saying it's only a dollar a day. "What would you do without it? Water was too cheap to begin with. This is not an exorbitant cost." "There are lots of other things people pay more for that are not as vital as water," he commented. Normally, the rates are set by the board to cover operating costs and leave enough to put towards keeping the infrastructure in shape, but there is a huge cost to bringing the system into line with health regulations, he said. Although some water purveyors haven't yet approved rates for the coming year, some are based on a metered rate while others are flat rate. See Water A8 TEACHER John Vesterinen and the Grade 6 students at Bankhead Elementary School play their Olympic song. SEAN CONNOR/ CAPITAL NEWS BANKHEAD ELEMENTARY Music teacher finds an Olympic rhythm Jennifer Smith STAFF REPORTER The excitement is building at Bankhead Elementary where one inspired teacher and a classroom full of enthusiastic Grade 6 students have thrown both caution and the VANOC establishment to the wind--to now find themselves included in Kelowna's torch celebration with a song only written last month. On Dec. 22, Johnny Vesterinen awoke in the dead of the night with a vision, or rather a phrase, singing in his ears. inspirations. "I had this And he says title in my head: his wife knows The Great Canthat when he's got VIDEO ONLINE VIDEO ONLIN IDEO ONLINE: D N NLINE: www.kelownacapnews.com adian Gold Rush of an idea, it's best to 2010, and the wife just send him on was like: `What's his way to get it all wrong? What are you doing?' down on paper. And I told her I had this song So Johnny V., as he's known and she was like: `Go!'" recalled around town, wrote a three-verse an enthusiastic Vesterinen in an anthem for his students to sing, interview from his classroom this steeped in the type of Canadian week. pop culture references one can As the Bankhead music only imagine took a bit of exteacher for the last 14 years, plaining for a group of Grade 6s Vesterinen has had a few of these to grasp. He incorporated the "KooRoo-Koo-Koo" call Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis made popular with their McKenzie brothers characters on SCTV a couple of decades before these youngsters were born. He added in the "swifter, higher, stronger" Latin Olympic motto from several decades before he was born. And the result is a tune so catchy, no one, even the tightly run ship that is the Olympic comSee Olympic A8 2010 DL# C3289/5296 BEST DEAL IN B.C.! 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Charlie Hodge will visit the crocodilian education centre on Thursday, Jan. 28. Illman's cashstrapped facility--which houses abandoned crocodilians, African wildcats and tortoises--is hopeful the city will offer assistance to what Kelowna Tourism acknowledges is among the leading tourist attractions in town. Illman estimates he has invested up about $300,000 in the exotic animal sanctuary over the last eight years, but that investment is currently on shaky financial ground. He is behind on the rent for his facility and is now facing a potential eviction order. And the unpaid hydro bill for the indoor tropical environment is now at about $4,000. Since Illman's situation at Croc Talk was recently publicized by two supporters of his facility, he has received donations of food for the animals. And acclaimed artist Robert Bateman has donated a limited orca print to be auctioned off as a fundraiser. But city hall has so far been silent about Croc Talk's plight, something Illman hopes might start to change after the tour by the two council members next week. Illman's dream is for his facility to find a permanent location closer to Kelowna's city centre, where Croc Talk can serve as an education centre about reptiles. "I think we are running a good program here and we have had a lot of positive feedback about it," Illman said. "We just need a partnership with the city of some kind, where the program can keep operating and we can keep our heads above water." A first step in Illman's eyes would be to relocate Croc Talk on city-owned property and find a way to work out any rezoning issues that might create. As well, he acknowledges that corporate sponsorship support may also be necessary to keep Croc Talk afloat due to the cost to maintain the facility. Along with being an education centre, Croc Talk has also evolved into a facility that cares for crocodilians seized as illegal pets or used by postsecondary institutions for research that are no longer required for that purpose. "The problem is these animals have no where else to go. They can't be adopted out because it is illegal to have them as house pets in the first place," Illman said. If they have been raised in domestic circum stances, the chance for survival in the wild is slim. Stockwell Day is on the move again. The Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla has been Canada's international trade minister for the last 15 months. But he was shuffled out of that portfolio Monday in a surprise move and given the more powerful job of president of the federal treasury board by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. "I'm looking forward to the challenge. It will be very different (from my last portfolio)," Day told the Capital News on Tuesday. Day's new role will put him in charge of government spending at a time when the feds say they are reducing the stimulus spending it used to prop up the sagging Canadian economy during the last 12 months. "You will see the beginnings of a road may back to balanced budget.," Day predicted. Stockwell Day In naming Day to the treasury board presidency, Harper praised his former International trade minister. "As we look ahead to the end of our time limit in the stimulus programs, and for the need of deficit reduction once the economy has recovered, it will be essential for government to constrain the growth of spending," Harper said. "The president of the treasury board plays a critical role in overseeing government expenditures." For his part, Day said he does not think he will have to be a "Dr. No" when it comes to requests for federal funds. Despite the government's plan to reduce spending, he said he expects to say yes to programs that will get the economy back on its feet and instill confidence the Canadian economy, both from inside and outside the country. "I see it as saying yes to good ideas." As international trade minister, Day said he was proud of his record helping get more free trade agreements signed with countries other than the U.S. and Mexico and was glad to have seen how other countries dealt with their stimulus spending. As a result, he said, he is confident Canada can return to a balanced budgets within the government's projection of four years. Prior to his appointment as international trade minister in October 2008, Day was Canada's public safety minister. a email@example.com. Capozzi's guilty plea rejected Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR Crown counsel has rejected Cameron Capozzi's offer to plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of his mother, 77-year-old Josephine "Babs" Capozzi. Cameron Capozzi's lawyer Henry Sarava said Tuesday as a result of the rejection, it appears the case will now go to a preliminary hearing later this spring. "We argue (Cameron) did an unlawful act but he did not intend to kill her," said Sarava outside the Kelowna courthouse Tuesday morning. Minutes earlier, the case was ordered held over to Feb. 11, when prosecution and defence lawyers will meet again before a judge to set the date for the preliminary hearing. Cameron Capozzi, 50, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother. Babs Capozzi's body was found in August in the home she shared with her son in the the 800-block of Young Road in Kelowna. Sarava has said his client was an alcoholic on a massive "bender" at the time of his mother's death. In October, he revealed Babs Capozzi died as a result of a torn artery. Cameron Capozzi was not in court yesterday. He is being held in custody. Asked how his client is coping with the situation, Sarava replied: "His mother is dead and he is accused of second-degree murder. How would anyone feel?" firstname.lastname@example.org Don't miss out on $1350 Tax Renovation Credit - ends Jan. 31st L Looking for a hot tub? C Come in and talk to the experts! See the top lines: CAL SPA � CALDERA SPAS 4 speaker I-pod ready stereo included 1659 CARY RD. As Ask us about water chemistry, ozone and salt water purification. Free water testing available. Best advice on chlorine or bromine treatments. 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Top of mind for nearly everyone in the room were worries over how a major construction project, which will see the Bernard Avenue upgraded mid-summer, will affect business. "It would be nice if they listened to some of the people who have experience from around the world," said Wes Kamet, an activist for Kelowna South-Central Association of Neighbourhoods. "There are solutions to these problems out there." Construction on major thoroughfares can go very badly for business communities, as evidenced by the Cambie Street transit construction which sent that Vancouver business community to court in its fight to get compensation from government. But the projects can just as easily go the other way, City of Kelowna staff members said, noting they have done some research on the Banff Refresh project and found it served to spur interest in their downtown core. In a telephone inter- view Tuesday, Banff town manager Robert Earl confirmed their infrastructure upgrades actually served as a tool for their town to push their tourism industry further. "The decision we made was to invest in the project in a way to turn it from a construction project into more of an attraction," said Earl. Similar to Kelowna, Banff has only a narrow summer construction window to complete outdoor projects, though Earl said the businesses themselves adopted an attitude that turned the project from a nuisance to a window of opportunity. Rather than close their doors, they branded the construction itself as a chance to "refresh" their look asking people to come down and check it all out. The city hired buskers, which could be moved in front of specific businesses if construction was driving people away, and they brought in a liaison person to troubleshoot problems on a 24/7 basis. They constructed view corridors through the construction itself and added prizes, like pins people could collect by visiting different businesses. "I think one of the unforeseen outcomes for me was that our relationship with the business community was actually strengthened through this project," said Earl. For those struggling with the changes coming their way in Kelowna, the town's approach might be welcome news. Though the odd brainstorming session generated words like "bitterness" JENNIFER SMITH/CAPITAL NEWS BEAN SCENE Coffee House owner Deborah Synnot takes down concerns from a group of business owners with a stake in the Bernard Avenue revitalization project. and "unhappiness," for the most part Monday evening's starter session had an upbeat and positive feel. Suggestions ranged from adding trolleys into the downtown core to ferry people to Bernard Avenue from the parking towers, to adding antique lighting to highlight the corridor's heritage feel. City planner Pat McCormick said the project has been on the city's agenda for 10 years. Businesses which would see upgrades to the streetscape outside their business beyond the usual sidewalks, curbs and gutters expected with a city project, can expect to pay a levy. The amount has yet to be established and will be based on the designs the workshops shape. The evening was just the first of several sessions to take place this winter. email@example.com Mayors put Okanagan highway projects on province's radar Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER Local mayors want three major highways projects tacked on to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation's to-do list, including a second crossing of Okanagan Lake. However, politicians clearly have a lot more lobbying to do before any work is done, based on the ministry's feedback. Okanagan MLAs, mayors, municipal staff and chambers of commerce representatives met with ministry officials over the weekend to hear a review of valley transportation projects completed over the past few 100% BC OWNED & OPERATED BUYS $ BEST BUY BEST 54 99 LARGE BREED 17 KG BAG � Reg $59.99 NUTRO NUTRO COMPLETE CARE CAT $ 8 KG All Varieties � Reg $54.99 BEST BUY 4999 2299 Sign Up For Our SUNFLOWER 8 KG All Varieties � Reg $24.99 BLACK OIL $ BEST BUY GO DUCK 6 LB BAG $ 00 5 OFF 100 Mile House � Prince George � Quesnel � Williams Lake � Kamloops � Vernon � Kelowna � Penticton � Dawson Creek � Castlegar years and to receive an update on projects currently underway. The presentation was short on details about what future projects were in store for the Okanagan's highways, however, according to West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater, "They didn't really look forward to any great extent or lay out their cards on a pile of new projects." Since ministry staff was unwilling to talk about future improvements, Findlater said he figured he'd better chime in with West Kelowna's proposal for the oneway Highway 97 couplet through Westbank. "I felt I should seize an opportunity like this to at least speak up so it gets noticed," said Findlater. Council has talked informally about the possibility of turning the southbound one-way corridor, also known as Main Street, into a local twoway street. The northbound oneway stretch, also known as Dobbin Road, would then become a four-lane or six-lane, two-way sec- tion of Highway 97. Unfortunately ministry officials made no comments about the proposal, mentioned Findlater. "They didn't react, other than to note it." Another proposal that surfaced was a high elevation Highway 97 bypass around Peachland that would direct traffic from the Okanagan Connector to an area near Antler's Beach on the other side of town. Peachland Mayor Keith Fielding said the ministry seemed receptive to the plan. "The ministry confirmed that both a four (lane widening) through Peachland and the highland bypasses were options that they would be considering," said Fielding. The ministry would give no project timelines nor would officials indicate how high a priority it was; but, given the B.C. government's current fiscal restraints, Fielding said he was pleased the proposal was still on the province's radar. `` AT THE RATE THE CENTRAL OKANAGAN IS GROWING THEY NEED TO PUT THAT (SECOND CROSSING) ON THEIR 10- TO 20-YEAR HORIZON, EVEN IF IT'S JUST SOMETHING LIKE A TRANSIT BRIDGE. Doug Findlater Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd also took the opportunity to bring up a second crossing of Okanagan Lake once more, even though the transportation ministry has been reluctant to entertain the idea since the Bennett Bridge was completed in May 2008. "The ministry was saying to us, we're not going to need a second crossing for way beyond 20 years," said Shepherd. "I didn't hear that when the (Bennett) bridge opened up. I heard that we'd be looking a lot sooner than 20 years if the projections are correct about where the growth is occurring." Shepherd wanted the ministry to at least entertain securing land for a route so the city could start aligning its streets and making acquisitions accordingly. However, the ministry's reluctance to buy up land wasn't surprising, she stated. "They've just invested a whole lot of money in Highway 97 and they're investing in Highway 33. So, I appreciate all that investment. But, I also like to think that we can plan further out." Findlater said he was disappointed with the ministry's response concerning another lake crossing. "At the rate the Central Okanagan is growing they need to put that (second crossing) on their 10- to 20-year horizon, even if it's just something like a transit bridge. We're going to be back to the same congestion on (Bennett) bridge again in 15 to 20 years." Shepherd said she hoped the ministry at least got the message that Okanagan municipalities want to get together to look at a variety of transportation options. "If the ministry truly believes that we should be looking at alternatives to bypasses (and) to adding alternate highways to many of our communities then maybe we have to start to consider a rapid light rail plan." FREQUENT BUYER PROGRAM Future Shop � Correction Notice LG 4.2 Cu. Ft. Front-Load Washer and 7.3 Cu. Ft. Dryer 10122387/10122362. On the January 8 flyer, popup page 3, these products are incorrectly advertised for this flyer period. The laundry pair for $2999.98 with a $300 gift card is actually a Samsung 4.5 Cu. Ft. Steam Front-Load Washer and 7.4 Cu. Ft. Steam Dryer (Web ID: 10106666/ 10106668) We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers. 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Certificates of appreciation were presented Monday by the RCMP to Barry Heidebrecht and Gary Traub for restraining a suspect who was attempting to rob the Interior Savings and Credit Union on Nov. 16, 2009. Heidebrecht, a 43year-old Kelowna resident, and Taub were standing in line at the Rutland branch of Interior Savings Credit Union when they noticed a man demanding money from one of the tellers. A scuffle broke out when the robber grabbed a woman's purse. That's when Heidebrecht stepped in. The robber threatened verbally to shoot him, however a gun was never found. Traub helped Heidebrecht pin the suspect to the ground until police arrived. "Kelowna RCMP are grateful for your efforts and assistance, which is a testament to your character that is valued by your community," said Insp. Cam Forgues in presenting the award to Heidebrecht, "I would, however, like to caution the public not to place themselves California Cauliflower SEAN CONNOR/CAPITAL NEWS BARRY HEIDEBRECHT received a commendation from Kelowna RCMP Insp. Cam Forgues on Monday in recognition of his efforts to help arrest a robbery suspect. in harm's way. We don't want to see anyone ever get hurt." In appreciation of his act of bravery, the credit union has waived Heidebrecht's service fees for a year. As for the robber, he is also accused of trying to hold up the Bank of Montreal at the Capri Shopping VIDEO N NE VIDEO ONLINE: VIDEO ONLINE: ID NL www.kelownacapnews.com 79 �/lb Good For You! Unlike its brother broccoli, cauliflower is bashful toward the sun. It uses its large green leaves to protect its buds from the sunlight, thus preventing if from getting a tan (or as some scientists call it chlorophyll). But don't feel bad for broccoli's pale little brother cauliflower. 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However, biologist Les Gyug, who is also a director of the Central Okanagan Naturalists' Club, had been visiting the park annually for years, and continued to monitor bird populations after the fire. And, he's found there are more winners than losers in the `new look' provincial park. Although the park was closed for the first two years after the fire, requiring suspension of the annual CONC critter count in the park, when it did begin again, bird watchers found there were at least as many birds as be- fore and lots of new ones as well. "The public perception was that the park was devastated and dangerous, but the birds handled it well," commented Gyug. In addition, he said the difference was like night and day for ungulates. Today there are lots of deer, moose and double the previous number of elk in the area. Loss of the mature trees permitted a return of shrubs like ceanothus, which is dependent on forest fires to trigger germination of its seeds, and which is a favoured browse of deer. For instance, he says a survey in 1999 of deer in the park resulted in two mule deer being counted. Last January, 52 were counted. As far as birds were concerned, he said today there's a more diverse, broad community of birdlife in the park than there was before the fire. There's only one bird, the brown creeper, that has not been spotted during the count since the fire. On the other hand, the numbers of birds like the house wrens, which like open shrubby habitat and nest in cavities, have more than doubled, with 29 counted during a daylong count before the fire and 63 afterwards, reports Gyug. Black-backed woodpeckers showed up after the fire, because their feed appeared, but even forest species such as the Townsend warblers and red-breasted nuthatches, didn't disappear. Gyug admits he was surprised to see that numbers of the insectivorous yellow-rumped warbler, which he had thought was a forest bird, really didn't change much as a result of the fire. In fact, he said they do fine after a fire because there are lots of standing trees remaining; lots of structure. On the other hand, they do not survive clearcuts. However, the numbers of ruffed grouse are way down after the fire. There's a lot of rock in the park, so there aren't a lot of grassland birds, explained Gyug. SEAN CONNOR/CAPITAL NEWS LES GYUG, a biologist and director of the Central Okanagan Naturalists' Club, makes regular birdwatching visits to Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park. The canyon wrens, a bird that is considered vulnerable in B.C., and whitethroated swifts, which are also blue-listed, both require such rugged, rocky habitat for nesting and foraging. However, Gyug reports that of the 10 or 11 species which increased in numbers the most following the fire, at least five are shrub species. "The dense Douglas fir forest is not appropriate there. In the long-term, there will have to be ecosystem restoration," he commented. The CONC began conducting critter counts in the park in 1994, and members are joined by members of the South Okanagan Naturalists for it each year. firstname.lastname@example.org Floor Model & Damage Box Sale All Janome - Babylock - Elna Sewing, Quilting Embroidery Machines & Sergers on Westside citizen of year nominees Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER Sale NOW! Receive up to another 20% off our already low recession friendly pricing! Sewing/Quilting Machine m.s.r.p. $489.00 BABYLOCK 40 stitch Computerized Sewing Machine m.s.r.p. $799.95. Sale $22995 Floor Model Only $199.95 Sale $49995 Floor Model Only $399.95 Only at... 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Stewart was also once a proprietor of Quails Gate winery. David Knowles has been a West Kelowna councillor going on three years. For five years prior to that he was a Westside director of the Cen- tral Okanagan Regional District government. He is also an active member of the Westbank Rotary Club. Food bank manager Faith Lanthier led her team through a year of ongoing transitions, as the organization went from a temporary facility in a trailer behind Emmanuel Assembly church to a new permanent location on Churchill Road. Under Lanthier's leadership, the organization also weathered the 2009 economic storm, handing out more hampers throughout the year than at any time in its 25-year history. Chamber president Broc Braconnier has been a business leader in the community for many years. Margaret Jackson saved the Westbank Museum, convincing the District of West Kelowna to invest in a permanent home on Pamela Road for the facility and to provide a grant in aid of more than $34,000 to hire a qualified, professional manager to keep the facility running as the organization's volunteer base dwindled. The five semi-finalists will be announced Feb. 5 during a wine and cheese reception at Lakeview Heights Community Hall. The winner will be announced at the Key Business Awards Gala on March 6 at Our Lady of Lourdes parish hall. email@example.com www.kelownacapnews.com Wednesday, January 20, 2010 capital news A7 Our Mission Statement To make shopping anywhere else unacceptable for customers who value one-on-one personal service, cleanliness and quality products. NOT JUST A STORE... BUT AN EXPERIENCE! Veal Ground 5Lbs. Cordon Bleu Center Cut 00 80 NEW YORK Beef OUR FRIENDLY & KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF CAN HELP YOU STEAKS FIND THE RIGHT KIND OF MEAT FOR ANY OCCASION. 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In the Westbank Irrigation District, homeowners will go to a metered rate this year. Right now the toll and tax combined work out to charges of $430 a year for a single family home. In the Black Mountain Irrigation District, the charge is $372 annually, while in Peachland, residents pay either $283.24 and $319.75, depending on which of the two water systems they're in, Trepanier or Peachland (Deep) Creek. In the Lakeview Irrigation District, homeowners pay a total of $277 a year. Rutland Waterworks, which relies on a system of wells rather than on surface water, charges $267 a year. Kelowna residents, who pay based on metered rates that are on a sliding scale to encourage water conservation, pay a low of $202 annually--up to $240.96 with use of 50 cubic metres a month and $622.68 with use of more than 125 cubic metres a month. In West Kelowna, the new municipality has just taken over operation of three water systems from the regional district, but will take over the Lakeview and Westbank Irrigation Districts in the coming year. Of the three it currently manages, residents in the West Kelowna Estates area pay $298.04; Pritchard residents pay $220.76 and Sunnyside residents pay a combination of metered and flat rates that works out to about $280 a year. firstname.lastname@example.org PYMAN ROAD CORD board ready to oppose gravel pit Jason Luciw STAFF REPORTER On the heels of a town hall meeting into the proposed Pyman Road gravel pit in Joe Rich last week, the Central Okanagan Regional District added its name this week to the list of those opposed to the quarry. However, the move may be moot. At its meeting Monday night, the regional district board noted the B.C. Ministry of Mines could approve the pit within the next couple of months now that applicant CRC Developments has fulfilled its final requirement to hold a public meeting on the matter. Still, the regional board said it would attempt to get its last minute concerns in under the wire, hoping the B.C. Ministry of Mines would decide to hold off on awarding any gravel mining permit. The board has requested that the mines ministry defer any decision on the application until the work of the Central Okanagan Aggregate Committee could be completed in the next year to 18 months. The committee is undertaking a pilot project to determine where quarries should be permitted, restricted or allowed with conditions throughout the region. The board also felt that the Central Okanagan Board of Education's concerns about the safety of school children at nearby Black Mountain Elementary should be addressed before any permit was awarded. The board of education proposed that gravel truck traffic be restricted on Highway 33 between 7:30 and 9 a.m. and 2:30 and 4 p.m. on weekdays to account for peak times when children walk alongside the highway to get to and from school. Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd and West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater also felt that further improvements to Highway 33 would be needed including a westbound acceleration lane for slow moving gravel trucks turning onto the highway from Pyman Road. "The major concern that I have, and it may come out in (an) impact assessment that's been suggested as a condition (of support) is the traffic up and down that road, you know larger pup trucks mixed with existing traffic. It's a bit of a zoo at certain times of the day," said Findlater. Current Highway 33 improvement plans call for an eastbound climbing lane to be added and for the applicant to improve the intersection of Highway 33 and Pyman Road. Chairman Robert Hobson also said the impact on the unique ecosystem should also be raised with the ministry. "We have a relatively intact grassland/ steep talus slope ecosystem. It is unique," said Hobson. "The 25 years of heavy industrial activity is my biggest concern." Bankhead students to be among busker performers Olympic from A1 mittee, could resist--although when he initially started talking to the celebration's organizers there was admittedly some skepticism. Landing a spot among the student brigade who will perform the song, on the other hand, was as easy as putting up one's hand. According to students Mikayla Farnsworth and Kristy Baillie, all it took to get behind the xylophone and onto the Olympic torch stage was the initiative to volunteer for the job. The kids won't actually be on the official stage, but rather be part of a wide range of talent busking outside City Park next Monday as residents all pour in to see the torch roll through town. As for the other buskers already on the bill--including acts like Rainbow the Clown, The Amazing Michael and Elmo Presley (Elvis's brother who can't sing)--one look at this last-minute addition to the lineup may leave them shaking in their boots. The Bankhead crew will be assembled in front of The Sails performing before the Olympic Torch arrives. $ 49 deposit) Pepsi or 7-Up, Regular or Diet Varieties 12 x 355 mL (+applicable 3 ONLY $ ea. 17 ONLY Fresh Meats & Deli ea. 99 Specials for the Week Jan. 20th-Jan. 26th Cold FX or Immunity FX Regular Strength 42-46's Beef Tenderloin Always a treat $ 99 /lb Reg. $10.00m PACIFIC CLUB SHOWER CURTAIN Reg. $19.98 ea Reg. $10.00m $ 99 FLEECE PRINTS Reg. $19.00m TOTES Huge selection. 7 75 00 ea % OFF reg. 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Eight expert presenters as well as local and federal politicians will be taking part in the one-plus day Business Boot Camp, to be held at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. "Our presenters will talk on various aspects of successfully running and managing a business," said organizer Howard Rensler. "We have a lot of talent, expertise and very good ideas (in the Okanagan Valley) but just because someone happens to be exceptionally good at what they provide doesn't always mean they are great business people." Rensler says the Business Boot Camp idea will bring successful business people together in one place to speak on different topics. It will also give business people a chance to ask questions of local politicians who will take part in a politicos firing line and talk about local opportunities. "We're trying to get people to think not necessarily outside of the box, but to expand the box," said Rensler. "They are thinking locally but we have had some entrepreneurs and skilled people take their product much beyond the valley and that's something we're trying to push." The keynote speak- er for the event is Stockwell Day, the OkanaganCoquitlam MP and now the head of the treasury board. Day's experience in a number of government ministries directly speaks to the opportunities that await businesses who are looking more globally than locally, said Rensler. "With the recent changes in the economy you have to be good at everything, in terms of marketing your business, man- aging and planning your business," he said. "Our tagline is the business paradigm is shifting. What that means for independent or small business is they have to do more than be good at the job and provide a good service." About 100 tickets of the 325 that are available have been sold for the event that takes place Feb. 19 and 20. You can find out more and register online at www.bizboot.ca. email@example.com The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will hold its fourth World Religions Conference Jan. 24 at Okanagan College, 3 to 7 p.m., in Theatre S104. The topic is The Basis and Concept of Salvation. The question of salvation has agitated the minds of people belonging to all religions, faiths and ages. There is also the atheistic view which totally denies the possibility for a basis and concept of salvation. Religious scholars from Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Islam along with many dignitaries, scholars, the general public and students are expected to attend. This conference is being organized with cooperation from representatives of name faith groups. Rick Webber, producer and anchor of CHBC, will be the moderator. Susan Shawlee will represent Judaism, Pastor Tyler Gingrich will be representing Chris- tianity, Carmen Hildebrand will represent Buddhism, Ashok Mahon will be representing Hinduism, Mr. Harkirat Singh will represent Sikhism views and Mubarak Nazir senior vice-president and missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Canada, will present Islamic point of view. The conference is part of a greater ongoing efforts to further promote religious harmony in British Columbia. 2.00%* 18 Month RRSP/RRIF GIC Make your investments work harder. Open or renew a RRSP or RRIF GIC and you can Scratch & Earn� a bonus of up to 3% on posted rates! Ask about mutual funds, TFSAs and other investment options. TM Kelowna Main 250.862.8008 Kelowna Industrial 250.860.0088 www.cwbank.com * Rates subject to change without notice. Available in branch only. Interest compounded annually. See branch for full details. 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The buyer eventually indicated intent to purchase the motorcycle, sight unseen, for $8,000 and would pay for the item via PayPal, which is a trusted, secure means of payment for Internet purchases. Shortly there after, the seller received an email from an entity claiming to be PayPal, confirming that $10,500 had been paid by the purchaser, but that the funds would not be released to the seller until a $2,500 "seller packing fee" had been paid, via money transfer, to a third party in China that was supposedly handling the shipping arrangements. The scam entailed that the seller would then recover the $2,500 when the $10,500 was released by PayPal. At this point the seller became suspicious and attempted to investigate whether the transaction was fraudulent. 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Participants need to be "moderately fit" according to Jordie Bowen of Selah Outdoor Explorations, but he says racing on snowshoes is like walking or running. "If you walk naturally and take your mind off the snowshoes, they don't get in the way of each other," he explained. The race will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, and follows the main snowshoe trail, beginning on a plateau above Crystal Mountain, by the triple chair. Registration forms can be picked up at Far West, Venture Gear, Outbound Cycle, Fresh Air Experience, Outdoor Adventure Gear and at Crystal Mountain; or online at: www.crystalresort.com Other sponsors include the Gormans sawmill, the UPS Store, the Cherry Pit and from Selah Outdoor Explorations. University to host talk about tolerance Cindy Holmes, a PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC Okanagan, will give a free public talk about tolerance, violence, safety and belonging, at UBC Okanagan on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2:15 p.m. Holmes holds a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council doctoral fellowship at UBC Okanagan. Her dissertation research draws on critical race, queer, feminist and spatial theories to examine how interlocking forms of violence, safety and belonging are imagined and produced in different contexts and scales. Alongside her academic work, Holmes has worked with community groups for more than 20 years in the areas of violence against women, violence in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people, health promotion and anti-oppression education. 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Silver Star Mountain Resort is currently determining if any financial action will be taken against the 34-year-old man, 37-year-old woman and 11-year-old girl who left the marked area at Putnam Creek Sunday, Jan. 16. "We will do a formal interview and assess that (recovering search costs) as more information becomes available," said Michael Sherwood, general manager. "It's a real possibility." Silver Star's ski patrol was first contacted by the family via cell phone at 4 p.m. and the trio indicated they had gone out of bounds. "It was clearly marked. The area they went through was 20 feet from the sign," said Sherwood. Twenty-one members of Vernon Search and Rescue were also called in to assist with the search, but finding the family was difficult because they had taken their skis off CONTRIBUTED WHILE SKI conditions at Big White Ski Resort are ideal as indicated above, a recent incident that saw three people rescued at the Silver Star Mountain Resort is a reminder for all skiers of the importance to not go out of bounds. and hiked around. They could not provide a specific location to emergency crews. The lost party was found at about 9 p.m. by a ski patrol member and it took an hour for them to walk to a ski run where they were then transported to the village. "The little girl was the coldest but they were all fine," said Jon Ottesen, with Search and Rescue. Sherwood says resort boundaries are marked for a reason. "They put their life in jeopardy and the lives of our patrol and Search and Rescue. You can get into an avalanche area," he said. Ottesen is also not pleased that boundaries were ignored. 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For full details visit www.flightcentre.ca or speak to a Flight Centre consultant. BC REG: #HO2790 Full contest conditions available at Guest Services. No purchase necessary. Promotion offered at Kelowna, Kamloops and Vernon casinos. www.kelownacapnews.com CAPITAL NEWS Wednesday, January 20, 2010 capital news A15 SPORTS COLLEGIATE Make it 10 straight matches and counting for both the UBC Okanagan volleyball squads. The Heat men's and women's teams remain firmly atop their respective BCCAA standings with identical and perfect 10-0 records after taking care of their perennial rivals, the VIU Mariners, over the weekend in Kelowna. Greg Poitras and the men's squad swept away VIU on Friday night, 2521, 25-15, 25-19. Chris Howe led the Heat with 11 points on six kills, three aces and two stuff blocks, while Brett Uniat had six kills and four stuffs. On Saturday, it was a tighter match with the Heat emerging 3-1 (2522, 28-30, 26-24, 25-22). Mark Broome paced UBCO with 15 kills and three blocks, while Nate Speijer contributed 15 points on 11 kills, three aces and one stuff. Steve Clements, a former member of the opposing Mariners, was the Heat's player of the match. Despite not playing their best against rival Kelowna, B.C. 765-3013 Call Today For Your Free Estimate RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION RE-ROOFING "Is there a Doctor on the House?" Fully Licensed and Insured Worksafe B.C. Coverage Heat v'ballers still unbeaten `` HEAT WOMEN Despite a slow start Friday night, the defending national champion UBCO women's team rolled to a four-set win (28-26, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15) over the Mariners. Former VIU Mariner star Leigh Dreher led Heat scorers with 14 kills and was also a force on defense with 16 digs. Alex Basso added 11 kills and a stuff block, Sara Zaytsoff was near perfect in the middle with seven kills, two stuff blocks and was error free, and Lenai Schmidt chipped in 15 digs from the libero position. Kirsten Lawson came off the bench with some key serving in the third set to help turn the match around. On Saturday, a more efficient Heat effort in a 3-0 win (25-18, 26-24, 25-17). Once again, Dreher set the tone and was unstoppable with 18 kills and 11 digs, while Basso delivered 12 kills and two blocks. Setter Caitlin Nyhus was steady in spreading the offense, Kaylan WE WANT TO BE PEAKING FOR PROVINCIALS, SO WE'RE CONCENTRATING ON OUR PRACTISES AND NOT DWELLING ON THE FACT THAT WE'VE HAVEN'T LOST YET. Greg Poitras Gouldsborough had eight kills, Lawson added 5 kills and Zaytsoff chipped in 3 kills and a block. Schmidt was sharp on defense with 10 sensational digs and was also the Heat's top passer. `` THIS WAS A GREAT MEASURING STICK FOR US. Steve Manuel ROB BROWN/PHOTOWERX UBC OKANAGAN middle Chris Howe scores with a kill as the Heat swept VIU in men's volleyball action Saturday in Kelowna. VIU, the Heat was glad to get two more matches in the win column. "I don't think either team brought their A game, we just played a little better than they did," said Poitras, the Heat's head coach. "It's nice to be 10-0, but we're not focusing on our record, we're focusing more on the process. "We want to be peaking for provincials, so we're concentrating on our practises and not dwelling on the fact that we've haven't lost yet. We just want to keep getting better." The No. 1-Heat are now in firm command of the conference at 10-0. "This was a great measuring stick for us," said head coach Steve Manuel. "Having gone undefeated until now and we wanted to see how we stacked up against VIU. We are far from playing our best volleyball but we are definitely on track." Both Heat volleyball squads will travel to Cranbrook this weekend for two matches with College of the Rockies. Following a bye week, the Heat men and women will be back home court Feb. 5 and 6 to take on Douglas College. BCHL Warriors use powerplay The Westside Warriors powered their way past a trio of B.C. Hockey League rivals on the weekend. Or shall we say power-played. The Warriors used a potent power play to down Williams Lake, Merritt and Trail on the weekend, improving its BCHL record to 33-13-1-1, the third best mark in the league. The Warriors scored 10 power play goals on the weekend, improving its overall power play percentage to 25 per cent, also third best in the league. Warriors coach Darren Yopyk says the success of the power play comes directly from the players. "We have good pieces," said Yopyk. "We have some good offensive ability and a nice mix. It's been working out very well. Sometimes the best thing a coach can do is get out of the way." Westside pounded Williams Lake 10-1, beat Merritt 4-1 and handed Trail a 7-3 loss on the weekend. Those three teams reside near the bottom of the BCHL standings and were games the Warriors were expected to win. This weekend will be tougher with a double header against the Vernon Vipers in Vernon on tap after a home game against the Surrey Eagles on Thursday. The Vipers are considered one of the the top Junior A teams in all of Canada with a 39-5-0-2 record while the Eagles are 25-18-0-5 in the BCHL Coastal Conference. Slump tests Rockets confidence Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER Eleven losses in 12 games would test the confidence and resolve of any hockey team. The key for the slumping Kelowna Rockets, according to coach Ryan Huska, is resisting the temptation to wallow in self doubt. "I think our biggest challenge for us is keeping the guys focused and believing in themselves," said head coach Ryan Huska. "When things aren't going well, it's easy for guys to get down and say `Here we go again'. "But we have to stay away from that kind of thinking and keep the guys positive," he continued. "Once you get a win or two, then things can turn around pretty quickly." The eighth-place Rockets will try and right the ship beginning tonight at home against the Chilliwack Bruins. Kelowna (19-25-2-1) has enjoyed a measure of success against the Bruins this season with five wins in six meetings. Still, Huska expects the Rockets will have their hands full against Marc Habscheid's crew. "The (Bruins) are not an easy team to play against, they're very structured like every Marc Habscheid team, so you have to be prepared to win games 2-1 or 3-2," Huska said. "We need to grind things out, and see if we can get points to get us going back in the right direction." While his club hasn't won since Jan. 2, Huska has at least seen a glimmer of hope over the last couple of games. Onegoal losses to Portland and Red Deer yielded just one point but, for the most part, the Rockets played with conviction. "I liked the way we played against Portland and two of three periods against Red Deer were pretty good as well," Huska said. "It's a matter of putting 60 minutes together on a consistent basis. If we can do that, we'll start to see some results." The injury-riddled Rockets are gradually returning to health. Forward Geordie Wudrick (shoulder) should be ready for this weekend's road trip to Prince George, while Spencer Main (concussion) could be back skating within the week. Evan Bloodoff (knee) is still six weeks away from a return. Informed and in your community. Your best source, now with video online. www.kelownacapnews.com A16 capital news Wednesday, January 20, 2010 www.kelownacapnews.com SPORTS BCMML Ok Rockets/Tips split Stung by a shutout loss on Saturday, the Okanagan Rockets came back with a vengeance on Sunday to pound the North Island Silvertips 8-1 in B.C. Major Midget League action. Brett Mulcahy and Max Mowat had two goals in the win as the Rockets made amends for a 4-0 loss to the `Tips a day earlier at Memorial Arena. Brandon Bruce added a goal and three assists, while Tanner Burns, Zac McPhee, and Colton Malmsten and Brandon Bruce added single goals. The Rockets, who (16-8-4) sit fourth in the BCMML, are two points back of the Cariboo Cougars, four behind the Northwest Giants and seven in arrears of the firstplace Greater Vancouver Canadians. The two Rockets home games were just a part of the league's all-star weekend festivities as Memorial Arena and the Capital News Centre played host to games involving 10 of the BCMML's 11 teams. DAVE CONNOR/CAPITAL NEWS OKANAGAN ROCKETS forward Tanner Burns gets the puck past North Island goalie Sean MaGuire in B.C. Ma- The league's annual all-star game was played Friday night at Memorial with Team White and Team Blue playing to a 6-6 tie. Five Okanagan Rockets were selected to play in the game--Max Mowat, Richard Sabourin, Brett Mulcahy, Zac McPhee and Brandon Bruce. The Okanagan Rockets will return to action this weekend when they travel to Kamloops for two games with the Thompson Blazers, Saturday and Sunday. jor Midget League action Sunday at Memorial Arena. Bears fifth in Pitt Meadows The Mt. Boucherie Bears didn't go down without a fight against the host team at the Air Show senior boys basketball in Pitt Meadows. Facing B.C.'s No. 3-ranked AAA team, the Bears put forth a gutsy effort before dropping an 83-71 decision to Pitt Meadows. Playing in front of a boisterous, pro-Pitt crowd, head coach Kelly Broderick praised his team's effort. "To walk into a hostile environment like that, and to go right at Pitt Meadows like we did, showed a lot of character," said Broderick. "We buckled down and played a solid game." Jarrett Resch and Kyle Gablehei scored 25 points each for the Bears in defeat. Boucherie won its two other games at the Air Show rather handily--89-65 over Delta and 78-46 over Centennial-- to finish up in fifth place. Boucherie's Jeremy Finn was named to the tournament all-star team. The Bears will visit South Kamloops on Friday, before heading to Salmon Arm to play the Golds Saturday. Abbotsford. KCS opened with a convincing 82-63 win over Walnut Grove. Tyler Linttell led the Knights with 30 points, while Colby Maier tossed in 26. In their second game, the Knights' shooting went cold in an 81-58 loss to the Regina Campbell Tartans, the defending Saskatchewan AAA champs. Linttell again led the Knights with 26, while Maier had 11 and Dan Benson, nine. In game 3 on Friday, KCS jumped out to a 12-point lead on No. 7 Kitsilano only to watch the Blue Demons roar back for an 82-73 win. Linttell finished with 24 points while Simon Benson added seven. In their last game to decide seventh, the Knights downed MEI 5749. KCS bolted out to a 53-19 lead, then watched the team's reserves hold on for the final six minutes of regulation. Linttell, a tournament second all-star selection, had 21 points, while Maier added 12. The Knights will host Coquitlam's Charles Best in an exhibition game this Saturday, 3 p.m. KNIGHTS AT SNOWBALL... The Kelowna Christian Knights battled their way to a seventhplace showing at the always competitive Snowball Classic senior boys basketball tournament in SNOWBALL CLASSIC/CONTRIBUTED KELOWNA CHRISTIAN'S Tyler Linttell (right) battles a Regina Campbell opponent for possession during the Snowball Classic basketball tournament in Abbotsford. For the record... In a listing of where Kelowna Minor Hockey grads are playing junior, professional or university hockey now, that appeared in a minor hockey supplement in last Sunday's Capital News, the list omitted the name of Jordon Harrison. Harrison plays for Mount Royal University in Calgary, and is the brother of Ryan Harrison, who plays for Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Hockey League. www.kelownacapnews.com Wednesday, January 20, 2010 capital news A17 SPORTS COLLEGIATE UBC OKANAGAN HEAT player Rachelle Briscoe dives on a loose ball during a B.C. Colleges' Athletic Association basketball action Saturday at Vancouver Island University. RACHEL STERN/BLACK PRESS Heat women split at VIU the Mariners. "This win shows that if we continue to play our style of up tempo in your face basketball we are going to be successful against any team," said Heat assistant coach Kim Whelpton. The Heat (8-1) will return to home court this weekend as they host Langara Friday and Saturday. The first-place UBC Okanagan Heat rebounded from an opening night loss to earn a weekend split with the VIU Mariners in BCCAA women's basketball action. On Friday, the hotshooting Mariners kept the Heat off balance and posted an 81-61 victory. Roz Huber paced the Heat with 15 points, three rebounds and three assists, while Meghan McGill had nine points and four boards. On Saturday, a muchimproved effort from the rHeat who scored 27 points in the fourth quarter for a 78-75 win. Madison Kaneda led UBCO down the stretch and finished with 16 points, four rebounds and two assists. Roz Huber scored 18 points and added six boards while Ashley Briker scored 10 points as the Heat used an up-tempo game to subdue HEAT MEN The UBCO Heat were the victims of a doubleheader sweep at the hands of the VIU Mariners in BCCAA men's play over the weekend in Nanaimo. On Friday, VIU jumped out to a 10-0 lead just two minutes in, then hung on the remainder of the way for an 85-75 win. Fourth-year guard Dave Joseph had 18 points to lead the Heat, while Kelowna Secondary product Ryan Fahandeg netted 17 points. Dave Mackay was Skiing the Trees a beast on the glass as he hauled in 15 rebounds. On Saturday night, more of the same as the Heat fell behind 11-2 early and went on to lose 8663. UBCO struggled from the field, shooting just 34 per cent. First-year point guard Dan Briscoe was steady in running the offense and led the Heat with 13 points. The Heat (6-3) will host Langara Friday and Saturday. Skiing in the trees is great fun especially here at Big White Ski Resort amongst the Snow Ghosts. Here's a couple of pointers that will make this experience easier and less intimidating. Sometimes when you're skiing in the trees you run into situations where it's not a case of wanting to make a turn it's more of a case of having to make a turn. To make sure you can pull this off you need some foot speed and quickness in the legs. Build this quickness up by trying some short hop turns on a wide open slope. See if you can keep your upper body facing down the hill while you hop so that your skis are across the hill each time you land. You'll need to stay centered on your skis so be sure to feel the entire length of the bottoms of your feet each time you land as well. A strong pole plant will help keep your turns well timed along with providing some stability. Once you're comfortable with this see if you can make some short tight turns with out the hop. When the short turns feel good start by trying some trees that are a bit more spaced apart, establish your short turn rhythm right from the start and continue it as you head down the hill. Lastly and probably the most important thing is to look at the spaces between the trees and not the trees themselves. It's amazing how small a space you can fit through if you're looking ahead for them! Josh Foster Director of Snow Sports Big White Ski Resort t t For the first time in school history, the Kelowna Christian Knights are the No. 1 team in B.C. high school girls A basketball. The Knights rose to the top of the heap with a 63-60 win Saturday over Abbotsford Christian to capture the Meltdown Under the K senior girls tournament in Keremeos. Kirsten Wiebe led the Knights with 26 points, including four three-pointers in the first half. Cammi Taron added 20 points and Jessica Marees had 14 in the championship game, Knights girls No. 1 in B.C. basketball while Samantha Baldwin provided solid rebounding and defense in the late going. In the first two games of the tournament, Candace Tripke scored 19 points in each outing as KCS defeated Osoyoos 72-20 and Princeton 4941. In the Wiebe and Tripke were named to the tournament's first all-star team. Immaculata opened with a 58-56 win over St. Thomas Aquanas. Top scorers were Dario Gini and Kyle Drosdovech with 14 points each, while Liam Fitzpatrick added 11. In Game 2, the Mustangs faced a AAA opponent in Vancouver College and went down 83-44 as Drosdovech scored 13 points. In the their game, John Mlikotic scored 27 points in a losing cause as Notre Dame beat the Mustangs 72-53. In their final game, Immaculata took care of St. Ann's, the No. 2 ranked A team, 54-33. The top scorer was John Mlikotic with 20 points, while Brandon Jacobs and Kyle Drosdovech had eight points each. KSS JR. BOYS The KSS junior boys basketball team was 2-and-1 at a four team round robin tournament at MEI in Abbotsford on the weekend. Alex Reid and Neven Knezevic were named B.C. CATHOLIC BOYS The Immaculata Mustangs posted a 2-and-2 record at the B.C. Catholic Schools boys basketball championship in Surrey. to the tournament all star team. Reid scored 14 and Knezevic had 12 in a 4440 win over MEI while Reid scored a dozen points and Nolan Handley added 10 in a 72-31 win over Robert Bateman. KSS suffered its only loss to Abbotsford Christian, losing 62-42. The junior boys are hosting a home tournament this weekend at KSS. HIGH SCHOOL OKM Huskies win Top Dog The Okanagan Mission Huskies made the most of home court advantage to win the 2010 edition of the Top Dog Senior Boys Basketball Classic. The host Huskies defeated the Kelowna Owls AA team 84-75 in the championship final on Saturday at OKM. Gabe Murray paced the Huskies offense with 18 points, Jack Sadlowski added 15 points, and Nate Radford had 13. Curtis Mayne scored 16 points for the Owls in a losing cause, while Jared Patterson added 15. It was a big win for the Huskies, who are in the process of rebuilding their senior boys program after some lean and difficult years. "It's been tough the last while for boys basketball at OKM, we ended last year with only five players," said Huskies coach Mark Sadlowski. "We're up to 14 players this year, so we're headed in the right direction. We're sort of trying to rebuild and get boys interested in the game again," Sadlowski said. The Huskies defeated the Mt. 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SRS. A.G. Kariya poa 71 Hi 202-176-161 Stan Gault poa 54 188-178-153 Lionel Moyer poa 51 164-160-165 Joy Lund poa 45 102-125-145 Judy Garred poa 43 127-126-177 Ray Hansen poa 35 97-120-103 Hans Skudelny poa 32 164-168-153 MON. MENS Danny Carter-squire poa100 233-180-221-222 Ron Shiosaki poa 95 159-231-167-242 Tim chatham poa 92 158-161-216-197 Scott McKinnon poa 90 161-178-144-127 Jeff Schmidt poa 85 142-172-160-131 Ray Moran poa 85 184-215-245-177 Ron Ruppel poa 80 202-152-179-183 Clem Fraser poa65 243-148-198-228 Mike Hewitson poa 62 191-182-185-228 Kyle Maskell poa 51 Hi 259-218-190-156 SP. OLYM. Casey Miller poa 50 164-157-143 James Lowther poa 38 93-120-101 Richard Bax poa 33 110-91-105 Jen Richarson poa 30 133-147-131 Brenda Rougeau poa 23 79-76-72 Sandra Scrimbit poa 23 96-92-123 Brian Smith poa 21 105-82-83 Mary Amison poa 8 61-94-69 TUES. 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Island Silvertips CAPITAL NEWS CENTRE HOCKEY LEAGUES Elite Raiders Rutland Red Army Winfield Storm Kelowna Ford Bronco's Air-Ease Destroy Ice Men Women's Blue Crush White D.A.s Cabana Cruizers Ice Dragons Mistix Wildcats Mission Blues Black Ice Predators Solid Gold Collision Sharks GP 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 W 11 10 9 8 8 7 7 6 4 0 L 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 10 14 T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 OTL 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 PTS 23 21 19 17 16 15 14 12 8 0 GP 20 21 21 20 21 20 W 15 12 14 10 8 6 L 5 8 6 9 11 11 T 0 0 0 0 1 1 OTL 0 1 1 1 1 2 PTS 30 25 29 21 18 15 CAPITAL NEWS CENTRE INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUES DIV 1 MEN'S Pikey FC Griffco Homes The Juice FC Timberline PMF Inc Div 1 LifeWorks Chiropractic Hooligans DIV 1 WOMEN'S Hot Diggity Doggers Royal Star Okanagan Wildfire UBC-O Heat Athlectic Football Club Diablos GP 16 16 17 9 16 16 W 13 10 6 6 4 2 L 3 5 8 3 11 11 T 0 1 3 0 1 3 OTL 0 0 0 0 0 0 PTS 39 31 21 18 13 9 GP 15 15 15 15 15 15 W 12 11 9 9 5 4 L 1 3 4 5 10 9 T 2 1 2 1 0 2 OTL 0 0 0 0 0 0 PTS 38 34 29 28 15 14 Gretzinger, Richard earn provincial berths in men's curling A week after being denied a trip to the B.C. senior men's curling finals, Bert Gretzinger rebounded to book a spot at the B.C. men's curling championship next month in Vernon. The veteran Kelowna skip won four straight games at the Interior playdowns in Kamloops over the weekend to earn one of four berths at the provincials, Feb. 1 to 7. Gretzinger, third Rob Koffski, second Brent Giles and lead Russell Koffski edged fellow Kelowna curler Jeff Richard 7-6 in the A event qualifier on Saturday afternoon at the McArthur Island Curling Club. Gretzinger, the 1999 B.C. men's champion, also won games over Kelowna's Grant Olsen, Fred Thomson of Nelson and Kevin Marks of Grand Forks. Meanwhile, the Jeff Richard foursome is on its way to the B.C. championship for the second year in a row. Richard qualified out of the C event on Sunday with a 9-5 win over Vernon's Brad Kuhn. Down 3-1, the Kelowna rink seized control of the game with a big fourender in the fifth, then put the game on ice with three more in the seventh end. Richard is joined by third Tom Shypitka, second Tyler Orme and lead Chris Anderson. Also qualifying out of the Interior are Nelson's Fred Thomson, who won the B event qualifier, and Kimberley's Tom Buchy who came out of the C event along with Richard. The B.C. championship next month will feature a round-robin format with 10 rinks, including 2008 champ Bob Ursel of Kelowna, who qualified for Vernon thanks to his points accumulation this season on the cash circuit. Follow the ROCKETS with real-time scores, team schedules, league standings, interviews, player profiles, video and more. LONG TRACK Records fall for Kelowna speed skaters Two members of the Kelowna Speed Skating Club have themselves a place in the B.C. record books. Chris Neykov and Mitchell McCullough each established a new provincial speed skating standards in the juvenile boys division last weekend at the Alberta Indoor Long Track Championships in Calgary. Chris, 13, a student at Rutland Middle School, lowered the 300-metre record to 27.01 seconds. The previous record was held by Nicholas Goplen at 27.34. Mitchell,12, a student at KLO Middle School lowered the 1000m time to 1:25.78 from 1:27.08, a record also held previously by Goplen. Both boys also improved their personal bests in all distances. Chris finished fourth overall while Mitchell finished seventh in a very strong field. "It was great to see the boys break the provincial records that have been held by Nicholas," said Okanagan regional coach Nancy Goplen. "It means that these boys are on a great pathway to excellence. Like Nick, these boys do not have access to a long track oval so it makes it more remarkable. "Chris also does not have the proper long track blades so it took extra effort to keep up with the skaters who were able to glide faster. He has a lot of natural sprinting ability so he did very well in the shorter distances while Mitchell excelled in the longer races." Meanwhile, Kerry Bennett,14 and a student from OKM, had personal bests in all four distances and finished first over-all in the mixed open division. Her brother Cameron, 16, finished fifth overall in a strong field of 15 in the junior boys division with personal bests in all distances. ONLINE ALL THE TIME AT kelownacapnews.com Check out stories and stats from the Rockets and all the other BCHL, WHL & AHL teams. SPONSORED BY ORCHARD FORD Emilie Medland Marchen, a student at KLO, also had personal bests in all distances, finishing fourth overall in the Juvenile Girls division. Mitchell McCullough is the sole competitor heading off to the B.C. Long Track next weekend in Fort St. John in search of a berth in the Canadian Age Class Championships to be held in early February in Winnipeg. Meanwhile, Nicholas Goplen, Keara Maguire and Alison Banwell head to Saskatoon at the end of the month for the Canadian junior championships and Canada Cup No. 2. www.kelownacapnews.com Wednesday, January 20, 2010 capital news A19 � � � � � � � � � � A20 capital news CAPITAL NEWS Wednesday, January 20, 2010 www.kelownacapnews.com OPINION OUR VIEW The Capital News is a division of Black Press, at 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 Now the West wants in estern Canada will play a more important role in Canada, two Maclean's Magazine correspondents state. Andrew Coyne and Paul Wells are currently involved in a dialogue about this issue with many people in Western Canada. There are several factors that are leading to the rise of the West's clout in Canada. One is simple population growth. Alberta and B.C. and even Saskatchewan are growing at a 2009 WINNER 2009 W BRUCE MCAULIFFE Publisher BARRY GERDING Managing Editor Advertising Manager ALAN MONK Real Estate Weekly Manager TESSA RINGNESS Production Manager GLENN BEAUDRY Flyer Delivery Manager AMBER GERDING Classified Manager GARY JOHNSTON MAIN SWITCHBOARD 250-763-3212 steady pace. While growth has moderated from that experienced in the boom times of a few short years ago, all four western provinces are growing faster than the national average. Then there's the issue of resources. Western Canada has something that is not present in the east to any great degree -- natural resources in abundance. The most important by far is oil and gas, which is an increasingly scarce commodity throughout the world, yet is the foundation of modern economies. When it comes to "going green," the western provinces also have an edge. B.C. and Manitoba both have enormous hydro power resources, which do not contribute to greenhouse gases. All four provinces have large forested areas, which help contribute oxygen and digest carbon dioxide and make the planet a better place. When the Reform Party was creating a wave in Ottawa in the late 1980s and 1990s, its slogan was "The West wants in." This message was eagerly devoured by hundreds of thousands of people who are now a key part of the present Conservative government. Western Canada has definitely come of age. It is not a unified region but attitudes in most parts of Western Canada are similar--we want to be part shaping Canada's future, and have the clout to help make our country's potential a reality. 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The advertiser agrees that the publisher shall not be liable for any damages arising out of error in classified, classified display or retail display advertisements in which the error is due to the negligence of its servants or otherwise for non-insertion of any advertisement beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. WEDNESDAY'S QUESTION: Do you think private citizens who step up to thwart the attempt by someone to commit a crime is something that should be encouraged? See City Confidential column below. Member of the British Columbia Press Council To register your opinion on the Sound Off question call 250-979-7303. Results will be tabulated until 2 p.m. Thursday. Our website is currently being revamped. Mixed message from police over civilian's `heroic' moves I t takes guts to stop CITY of Barry Heiderbrecht a bank robbery. and Gary Traub were CONFIDENTIAL brave and selfless. But should the police encourage people They are owed a debt to do it? of gratitude, especially While they would from the credit union likely be the first to whose money they deny it, that's exactly Alistair saved and whose emwhat the local RCMP Waters ployees they stopped did earlier this week from possibly being when they publicly rehurt. But what does it warded two local men with commen- say to the rest of us? dations for doing something they speThe pair were in the Rutland cifically ask members of the public branch of the Interior Savings Crednot to do--put themselves in harm's it Union in November when a man atway when a crime is being committempted to hold up a female teller. ted. As the would-be robber grappled There's no question the actions with the woman, the duo, who were standing in line a short distance away, sprang into action, wrestled the man to the ground and held him until police officers arrived. Before and during the altercation, the man inferred he had a gun and threatened to shoot people, including Heiderbrecht and Traub. Where many would have walked away--or more likely run--this dynamic duo stepped up, took action and stopped the would-be thief in his tracks. There's no question about their bravery. What is troubling, however, is the message the police have sent by publicly handing out the commendations in the way they did. But what do you do when someone does something you specifically ask them not to do but it turns out for the better? You want to show your gratitude and let others know you are grateful. But you don't want to encourage others to do the same. Or do you? On one hand, the police don't want us channeling our inner Charles Bronson--remember him as the vigilante in the Death Wish film series?-- dispensing homegrown justice and stepping in to stop crimes that are taking place. At least that is what they say publicly. But they do want to recognize people who make a difference in the community even if that sometimes includes people who don't follow the "rules." To do otherwise would seem, well, ungrateful. On Monday, the Kelowna RCMP publicly commended Heiderbrecht and Traub for putting themselves in harm's way, calling them heroes and paying tribute to their character. The descriptions sound fitting to me. But in the same breath the police cautioned other members of the public about doing the same. Now that's a mixed message. Alistair Waters is the assistant editor of the Capital News. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kelownacapnews.com Wednesday, January 20, 2010 capital news A21 LETTERS PERILS OF TRAFFIC t POSITIVE DISCIPLINE Parent Education Course for families with young children. Saturdays 1:30 to 4:30 pm Feb. 13 � March 6 � Learn about the four principles of effective parenting � Identifying long-term goals � Providing warmth and structure � Understanding how children think and feel � Problem solving Serious lesson learned To the editor: I read the column in the Capital News for Sunday, Jan. 17: The Vehicles We Drive are like Loaded Weapons. Pedestrians are usually very safe when crossing roads especially during daylight hours when everyone is visible. Whether they choose to jaywalk across Gordon Drive is their choice. For me, I would never do that again. I'm a mother of two children. I walk everywhere and I take my kids all the time with me. I have a green and brown stroller and the green part is more like neon--that way people in their vehicles will see me. Whether they are on the phone or texting is their choice. They jeopardize their lives and others while on the road. I learned my own lesson 16 years ago when I got hit by a truck on the highway down in the South Okanagan. I swore to myself I will never jaywalk again and don't like to see other people chancing their own lives to try and get to the store quicker by jaywalking. Half the time I will ask the people that do it "are you crazy you could get yourself killed." I never got my learners (driver's licence) but I do know the rules of the road whether people remember them and use them accordingly is their choice. I do agree with one thing: Senior citizens should have their vision and hearing checked every year. I've had at least 10 of them in vehicles almost sideswipe my stroller and me. It is dangerous out there, but it's everyone's choice on whether they abide by the law or be stupid and chance getting killed. I learned my lesson as I am lucky to be alive today. Whether other people are willing to listen or not, how many people have to die before everyone gets it through their head? Heather Tite, Kelowna Deterrence not used To the editor: I must assume your intentions were honourable, when you wrote your Christmas Day editorial. But you spoiled my holidays with the usual advice: Don't drink and drive. Do you believe that by repeating this well worn advice you made even the slightest impact on those who do? Instead, there is a program called the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program. It's used throughout the world with very positive results. After much lobbying, our B.C. government finally adopted enabling legislation in 2003. But as time went by, we found that the great potential available has not nearly been tapped. Simply speaking, when one is placed on the program, they have a device installed in their car and by blowing into it, it will not only read the alcohol content in the breath, but if that reading is excessive, the car will not start. But there is one major problem. Our judges have the authority to enforce the legislation but they seldom do. For some unknown reason, the person with the most influence with regard to this program is the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles. It appears that he seldom uses the legislation to protect the public but rather, he appears to protect the person charged with drinking while under the influence of alcohol. Mike Cotton, West Kelowna FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTER, CALL: The Bridge Youth & Family Services at 250-763-0456 email@example.com; www.thebridgeservices.ca Subsidies available; child-minding, healthy snacks provided Visit our website for other upcoming parent education courses A Gift in Memory Makes a Difference 250-860-2356 www.unitedwaycso.com Go after irresponsible dog owners long term and rather expensive commitment and anyone who can't afford the fee surely can't afford the dog. However, the mayor's suggestion of going after those--the majority unfortunately--who choose not to license their pet is an excellent idea. Dog Control could pursue this vigorously, imposing a fine of, say, $300 for any dog not having a current tag. And while they are at it, a $75 fine if the owner can't show they are supplied with adequate bags--I'd like to retire from my uncompensated job of cleaning up other people's mess. Good luck to administrator Harold Reay and his program of education. A few hefty fines, well publicized, would be all the education needed. Let's go after the license evaders and inconsiderate slobs who think if nobody is watching they can leave the mess for someone else to clean up.. Guy King, Kelowna Shining light on the everday. To the editor: Re. Dog License Increases Annoy Kelowna's Mayor, Capital News Dec. 16. I'm not sure why the mayor should be upset by a modest increase to $20. Keeping a dog is a Every Sunday with Lori Welbourne www.onabrighternote.ca UNITED WAY Think what you can do for your community in 2010 To the editor: As we settle into the New Year and resume the routines of work, school and family activities we leave behind the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Our focus turns to getting back on track with life and maybe a few resolutions. The holidays are a time when we are all reminded of the virtues of giving to others and loving our fellow man. It's a time of year when we often see the kindest, most selfless and generous side of people. As we launch 2010 wouldn't it be wonderful if we all did our best to embrace these qualities throughout the entire year? We are fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the world with majestic mountains, impressive lakes, beautiful golf course and wineries. However, our province has the dubious distinction of having the highest child poverty rate in the country. Furthermore, in 2031 it is estimated that 31 per cent of Okanagan residents will be senior citizens. These residents are going to need services ranging from basic transportation to health care and social services. And, as in any community, we have neighbours and coworkers who struggle with issues of addictions, mental health, literacy and poverty. This year, I ask you to consider what contribution you can make to the beautiful community we are all so fortunate to be a part of. It's a gift that will last all year long as you will benefit from living in a community which you helped to improve by providing programs that better the lives of tens of thousands of individuals. Your local United Way supports non-profit agencies in the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen--and all monies remain in this community. We have not yet reached our goal of raising $1.35 million for local residents in need, but we're very close. Please take a look at our website at www.unitedwaycso.com or call 250-8602356 to learn how you can make hope real for vulnerable residents of your community. Leitha Cosentino, United Way campaign manager Are You Getting Yours? Are You Having Delivery Problems With The Capital News? Call 250-763-7575 Call 861-8791 For Assistance For Assistance Guisachan House R E S T A U R A N T 1060 Cameron Avenue Spending to upgrade city hall seems excessive To the editor: The spending of over $1 million to renovate the fourth floor at Kelowna City Hall is excessive. I don't really see any tenders for the work. Compare the price to how many houses could have been built for that kind of money. The city has taken the attitude of easy come, easy go. Now they want to spend $8,000 plus for a T.V. What next? They said money could have been given to better use such as building sidewalks at schools, and many other needed things. Let's start with the huge amounts paid to department heads. The 30 per cent raise they got was unreal. Much needed cuts are due. In 2010 there should be no property tax increases. (Where that money has) gone in the past--not well used. Mayor and council: Stop using the taxpayers as if they are a gold mine. James Mark, Kelowna Express yourself We welcome letters that comment in a timely manner about stories and editorials published in the Capital News. Letters under 200 words will be given priority in considering them for publication. We reserve the right to edit for clarity, brevity, legality and taste. Letters sent directly to reporters may be treated as letters to the editor. Letters must bear the name, address and telephone number of the writer. Names will be withheld at the editor's discretion, only under exceptional circumstances. E-mail letters to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 763-8469 or mail to The Editor, Capital News, 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C., V1X 7K2. Always in good taste... 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Visit us today to see our full selection of ENERGY STAR appliances. done so in less than a month, this time because of a mouldy smell that has made people taking the medication sick. These drugs were actually contaminated by a chemical used to treat wood on the pallets used to transport the raw ingredients of the drugs to the manufacturing plant. The recall applies to some batches of Tylenol caplets and gel tabs. Some Tylenol arthritis treatments, both rapid release and extended relief. Motrin IB, chewable extra-strength Rolaids, Benadryl allergy tablets and St. Joseph aspirin. The symptoms that led to an investigation of the poisonings were very common symptoms for other ailments, such as vomiting, diarrhea and cramping. Many patients showed up at the emergency room only to be told it was nothing to worry about. Some people told me about their experience, where the tainted products they took ultimately resulted in a ride in the ambulance to the hospital. Yes, pharmaceuticals do have there place in the medical world, but pills do have a tendency to be over-prescribed. And dealing in the volumes that pharmaceutical companies manufacture of different products, it seems at least once a year recall notices are publicized. Sometimes the potential for a recall is known about before the drug leaves the manufacturing facility, but it still leaves the plant because the cost of recalling or stopping production on a particular medication is more than what any lawsuit potentially might cost the company. I don't suggest you forego any prescriptions or over the counter medi- FINDING REMEDIES John Sherman cations that you choose to take, just realize that their are other alternatives out there. Homeopathic remedies, for example, can offer many effective alternatives to drugs commonly used everyday whether prescription or OTC. There is a Health Canada website-- www. hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/ compli-conform/recallretrait/_list/index-eng. php or www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ ahc-asc/media/advisoriesavis/alpha-eng.php-- where you can view a list of recalled drugs and medical devices. It may be a month or so behind, but it does offer some eye opening information. It is interesting to note that there are literally thousands of products that have been recalled because of safety concerns for the user. This also includes herbal products and imported foods that have been contaminated with heavy metals and pesticides at their countries of origin, such as China and India. It is absolutely impossible to inspect every piece of cargo, food or drug that comes in or goes out of our country. For that reason alone, drug recalls will occur. As I always say, educate yourself and keep on top of these things yourself. Go to the websites I listed above and start searching. 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Beating the Flu with Chinese Medicine, with Travis McIndoe TCMP. Cost $5. Call to register 250-862-4864. Bone in Leg of Lamb Great price! Sockeye Salmon previously frozen value pack A great source of omega 3 fatty acids, and multiple vitamins including D, B3,B6 and B12. 4.99lb/ 11.00kg From the Deli Family sized Quiche three delicious flavours to choose from Fresh or Frozen, stock up your freezer or grab a fresh dinner for tonight! 7.99lb/17.61kg Dairyland Fresh Milk skim, 1,2% or homogenized Imported Hot House Red, Yellow and Orange Peppers 3.98 2lb bag from 4.69 4L 8.99 White Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies A good source of calcium. reg 12.99 Lifetime Liquid Calcium & Magnesium A liquid Calcium Citrate formula for superior absorption. Five delicious flavors to choose from. A delicious soft and chewy cookie loaded with white chocolate! 3.99 package of 12 14.99 475ml SPALL RD. ENTER PR IS EW AY N Looking for gluten free foods? Choices Markets has everything you need: from Choices' Own quinoa bread to gluten free pasta, cereal, salad dressing and more. HARVEY AVE. Your Planet, Your Food... Your Choices choicesmarkets.com Choices Markets Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. at Spall | 250-862-4864 Prices Effective Thursday, January 21 to Wednesday, January 27, 2010. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Not all items may be available at all locations. We reserve the right to correct printing errors. B SECTION � WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010 � CAPITAL NEWS BUSINESS Vedanta Academy admin staff changing roles STRAIGHT FROM DEHART Maxine DeHart This week's column is dedicated to Wes Boulding who recently passed away. Wes was a friend of the DeHart family. I always enjoyed Wes stopping by for a chat. Personal condolences to his family and many friends. V edanta Academy has undergone several staff position changes. CEO Lorna Dumaresq has returned to post-secondary education to further her training in counseling, but will continue to work at Vedanta on a part-time basis. Congratulations to Mike Guzzi, who has moved from vicepresident to replace Dumaresq as CEO. Cadence Trites is shifting from principal to director of special education and former vice-principal Karlisa Hiebert has moved into the principal's chair. Cindi Belliveau is now working parttime but retaining some of the tasks from her former position as director of instruction. Sue Keast is the new office manager and Krista Braeuer is the special education assistant. Dr. Robert Halpenny has been appointed as the new chief executive officer for Interior Health, replacing Murray Ramsden who recently retired. Dr. Halpenny has been the acting CEO since Jan. 1. Specializing in custom kitchens and commercial millwork, Oxford Cabinetry, owned and operated by Greg Oxford (Ozzie), has expanded its services to provide qualified interior decorating through their new com- pany, Oxford Interiors, which is owned and operated by Rochelle Oxford. Oxford Interiors incorporates the elements and principals of design to create comfort, balance and harmony. Services from colour consultations and interior decorating advice to complete kitchen design, manufacture and installation make this business unique in its ability to offer exceptional attention to detail, while providing a quality product with the personal touch. Oxford Cabinetry has been operating from 5-1369 Stevens Rd. in West Kelowna for the past 10 years. Call 250801-1844; email@example.com. Accolades to Anna Jacyszyn on receiving the Spirit of Kelowna Award for all her music promotion and charity fundraising in our community. Okanagan College culinary arts instructors Bill Adams, Mike Barillaro, Perry Bentley, Cathryn Neilsen, Geoffrey Couper and Reinhardt Foerderer and their students are stepping up their buffet to the next level, now offering the buffet served in the dining room at Infusions Restaurant at the Okanagan College campus on KLO Road. The buffet will still be set up in the cafeteria, but you will enjoy the student's fine cuisine in the dining room. There will also be an expanded wine selection and spectacular desserts. The price is only $21.95 per person and it is well worth every cent. The next date that they will be offering the new buffet/dining room experience is Jan. 22. If you have never tried Infusions Restaurant you are really missing out. It's a great experience and the students and culinary arts instructors do a fabulous job. Call 250-862-5455. Lindsay Spilborn is a new sales associate with Prestige Hotels and Resorts. Okanagan Falls resi- BARRY GERDING/CAPITAL NEWS EILEEN KEARNS in the Elks Lodge new location--the Invue complex on Springfield Road in Kelowna. Keans is the immediate past district deputy for the Elks. dent and experienced construction project management professional W. Tom Styffe has been appointed to a one-year term on the Okanagan College board of governors. Had a tour of the new premises of the Kelowna Elks Lodge #52 on the second floor of the new Invue building at 2040 Springfield Rd. This is the 89th year of existence for the Kelowna Elks Lodge, a non-profit volunteer organization helping our community. The new location is spectacular, boasting 4,000 square feet of space, wide open seating for about100 people, a meeting room, office, extraordinary large kitchen and a huge wraparound balcony with a stunning view. The Kelowna Elks have about 160 members, and are famous for both their Saturday afternoon meat draws at 2:30 p.m. and Friday evening dinners. The new lodge clubhouse is open daily Monday to Saturday, and the public is welcome to visit or attend the events. The executive are Rienhold Gerl (president); Elsie Dash (past-president); Tony Bastiaanssen (1st vicepresident); Pat Kearns (2nd vice-president); Carl Froese (3rd vicepresident); Ben Van Helvert (Sgt. of Arms); Judy Bastiaanssen (secretary); Anne Grainger (treasurer) and Eileen Kearns (past district deputy). Call 250-860-5841. The Uptown Rutland Business Association's next Uptown After Hours gathering will be Feb. 3 at Petals From Heaven, 239 Rutland Rd. Call 250470-8236. Dennis and Marion Case, owners of Ashley Furniture Homestores in Kelowna and Enderby, and their daughter and son-in-law, Jody and Brad Swartz, have opened a third furniture location in Vernon. Case Furniture Gallery has an 18,000 sq. ft. showroom at 3202-28th St. in Vernon with brand new products, styles and designs. Call 250-545-0535; www. casefurniture.ca. Bill Smith is retiring from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation after 37 years of service, the past six years working in Kelowna. Allan International Models has finalized contracts for some local models. Sonja Hanson, a 15-year-old KSS student, has signed a three year contract with top New York Agency, Wilhelmina Models and will travel to New York over spring break to get started on her international modeling debut. Tina Van Trump, 18, has signed with the very prestigious Avenue One Agency in Tokyo, Japan for a three month stint. She leaves for Japan on March 1. Allan International Models, owned and operated by Chris Allan and Lori McCormack, has promoted their models to Avenue One for a number of years. Call 250-317-0110; www.allanintmodels.com On a sad note, Corp. Zachery McCormack, one of the four soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Dec. 29, is Chris Allan's nephew. Their family recently attended his funeral in Edmonton and they would now publicly like to thank all their Kelowna friends, family and business associates for their kind comments and words of condolence. The Cannery Studios, previously located on Gellatly Road in West Kelowna, have been moved to a new location at Okanagan Falls with the help of the Okanagan Film Commission. The new studio location provides 36,000 square feet of space with a 32-foot ceiling, elephant doors, separate 3,000 sq.ft. carpentry and paint shop, three acres of parking, fenced lot, first aid room, production offices and security. Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland is hopeful that production companies will begin using the space by early March. Congratulations to Rebecca Fouchard (owner of the Westbank Curves) and Florio Vassilakakis on their recent marriage. The new year is a great time to make fitness a priority in your life. Whether you are already an exercise buff or just need to kick start your fitness, Predator Ridge is offering a New Year, New You Fitness Weekend from Jan. 29 to 31 at the resort. The two night package includes all the fitness classes, two healthy breakfasts and dinners and two nights of luxury accommodation in a one bedroom suite from $329 per person (plus taxes). Call 1-888-5786688 for reservations. The 16th annual Wendy's DreamLift Day is Wednesday, Jan.2 7. All proceeds from the day's sales in the dining room and drive-thru as well as staff and management wages (all volunteered) will be earmarked for the next B.C. Interior DreamLift to Disneyland. This year, in honour of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, which provide volunteer and financial support to the Disneyland trip, Wendy's of the B.C. Southern Interior will host five sheriff deputies for the 2010 Wendy's DreamLift Day. As you know, I was on the most recent DreamLift to Disneyland last month, and it was an experience of a lifetime for the children and something I will never forget. It was an unbelievable day to see the children enjoy a magical day of fun in the sun. Support Wendy's on Jan. 27. Believe me, your support and funds are more than appreciated. Delta Hotels and Resorts have been listed #20 in the Globe and Mail's 50 Best Employers in Canada. Just in case you have not heard, Hasbro, the makers of the Monopoly game is releasing a new version of Canadian Monopoly featuring 22 Canadian cities. The cities are chosen through an on-line vote, which is now underway at Monopolyvote.ca. The extremely popular Dow Reid sculpture of The Sails, located at the foot of Bernard See DeHart B2 ORCHARD FORD SALES � CASH ON DELIVERY � PAYMENT FOR 30 DAYS Total Paid $23,820. End Purchase Value $12,885 www.orchardford.com DL#7435 Finance for 60/96 mos. @ 6.98% $ 397 $ Down 397 2741 HWY. 97 N 250-860-1000 B2 capital news Wednesday, January 20, 2010 www.kelownacapnews.com BUSINESS Celebrate Robbie Burns Day DeHart from B1 Avenue, will be the symbol on the game if Kelowna is chosen. We are now in the top 10 placement but we still need everyone to vote. Go to Monopolyvote.ca and put in your vote. It's one place our former city logo will stay forever! The Investors Group fundraiser Walk For Memories in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. takes place Sunday. Jan. 31, at Kelowna Sec- ondary School. Rain or shine, the walk will carry on. Call Norma Selbie at 250-860-7414 for more information. The Minstrel Cafe & Bar, owned by Clare Anderson, will host a performance by The Rowdy- men on Jan. 25. Banish the winter blahs with this event to celebrate Robbie Burns Day. Piping in of the Haggis begins at 7 p.m. with a $5 cover charge. Birthdays of the week: Happy 50th Jack Gwartney, La-Z-Boy furniture (Today, Jan. 20); happy 60th Kelowna Mayor Sharon Shepherd (Jan. 25); David Russell, Nurse Next Door (Jan. 21); Curtis Pannell, TAC Mobility (Jan. 22); Rita Kaskiw (Jan. 23); Ed Kaskiw (Jan. 24); Ron Wahoski (Jan. 24); Bob Taylor (Jan. 25); Bill Sinclair (Jan. 26). Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546, fax 250-860-3173, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Recycle your electronics responsibly here: Columbia Bottle Depot - Rutland THE BATTERY DOCTORS 1972 Windsor Road, Kelowna (250) 860-2866 BOUCHERIE SELF STORAGE & BOTTLE DEPOT 2711 Kyle Road, Westbank (250) 769-7122 COLUMBIA BOTTLE DEPOT - RUTLAND 680 Dease Road, Kelowna (250) 765-9115 For a complete list of locations visit return-it.ca/electronics Q: What are the regulated electronic items included in the program? A: DESKTOP COMPUTERS DESKTOP PRINTERS AND FAX MACHINES Includes Central Processing Units (CPUs), cables and other components within the computer. This includes desktop computers, desktop computers acting as servers, and all associated cabling. For devices designed to reside on a work surface, including laser & LED (electrophotographic), ink jet, dot matrix, thermal, dye sublimation, etc. and "multi-function" devices that perform different tasks such as copy, scan, fax, print, etc. DISPLAY DEVICES Display devices include flat panel and tube technologies (CRT, Plasma, LCD, flat panel, rear projection, etc.) used for televisions, computer monitors and professional displays. COMPUTER PERIPHERALS Selected manual print input devices such as keyboards and/or pointing devices such as mice and track balls. Both wired and wireless technologies apply. PORTABLE COMPUTERS Includes portable computers such as notebook, laptop and tablet PCs. Q: What is the Return-ItTM Electronics program? A: BC's Return-ItTM Electronics is a province-wide end-of-life electronics recycling program available to all consumers and businesses in British Columbia. You can drop off any of the regulated products at designated collection sites without charge, and be assured they will be recycled responsibly. Q: Why is this program important? A: Electronic waste contains valuable resources such as metals that can and should be recycled. In addition they can contain hazardous materials that could pose environmental problems in our landfill sites. This program ensures that electronics are processed and recycled in a safe and environmentally sound manner thereby keeping them out of landfills. This program also ensures that obsolete electronic components and electronic scrap is not exported to developing nations. Recycling is the answer. For more information visit return-it.ca/electronics or call 1-800-330-9767 www.kelownacapnews.com Wednesday, January 20, 2010 capital news B3 BUSINESS EI COVERAGE CHANGES KELOWNA Employee/contractor line being blurred ne of the factors marking the line between employees and independent contractors has been eligibility for employment insurance (EI) coverage. As a result of changes to federal legislation, the line just become somewhat more blurry. Historically, only employees were eligible for EI coverage. The risk of not having that aspect of the social security net to fall back on was just one of the many risks of being an independent contractor. In December, the Fairness for the Self-Employed Act (who says government isn't warm and fuzzy?) was passed. It permits self-employed persons to opt into the EI program to receive special benefits. The EI coverage for which the self-employed will now be eligible includes maternity, parental, sickness, and compassionate care benefits. They will not be eligible for regular EI wage replacement benefits. The new eligibility O LEGAL EASE Robert Smithson rules are effective as of the beginning of 2010. Due to the way the rules work, however, selfemployed persons who opt into the EI program will not be able to collect any benefits payments until January 2011. Generally speaking, people who operate their own business are considered to be self-employed. Some occupations will, however, be ineligible, including barbers, hairdressers, taxi drivers, certain other drivers of passenger-carrying vehicles, and certain fishers. To become eligible for coverage, a self-employed person must enter into an agreement with the Canada Employment Insurance Commission. This can be achieved online. Once a self-employed person enters into the agreement, he or she has 60 days to reconsider. This window of opportunity should not be taken lightly because the implications of opting into the EI program are significant. Once the self-employed person has opted into the EI program, he or she can opt out but only if benefits payments have not been received. If benefits have been received, the person must continue to pay EI premiums on income for as long as he or she remains self-employed. If the self-employed person does opt out, he or she must continue to pay EI premiums until the end of that calendar year. No refunds of EI premiums will be made upon opting out. To qualify to receive these special EI benefits, the self-employed person must have experienced an interruption of earnings due to the birth of a child, the need to provide care to a newborn (or adopted) child, illness, injury, quarantine, or the need to provide care to a gravely ill relative. The self-employed person must also have earned a minimum specified amount of earnings in the year prior to the claim (for 2010 the specified amount is $6,000). Benefits payments cannot be received until one year after the person opted into the EI program. There is a two-week waiting period after an application to receive benefits payments is made. EI maternity benefits payments last up to 15 weeks' duration, parental benefits up to 35 weeks, sickness benefits up to 15 weeks, and compassionate care benefits up to six weeks. It seems to me there are several reasons why most independent contractors, or self-employed persons, will take a pass on this new entitlement to opt into the EI program. First, for many of them, avoiding the burden of payments such as EI premiums is one reason they chose to be self-em- ployed to begin with. Second, if they do opt in, they won't be eligible to receive regular EI benefits in the event of a normal, lack-of-work interruption of earnings. Third, once they have received any benefits at all, they must continue to pay premiums for the entire balance of their selfemployed career. (Like the Hotel California, you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave...) If you're a self-employed person, you might think this isn't much of a bargain. If that's your view, you'll stay true to your independent contractor roots and avoid this aspect of the social security net. Robert Smithson is a partner at Pushor Mitchell LLP in Kelowna practicing exclusively in the area of labour and employment law. This subject matter is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as legal advice. 250-869-1220 Smithson@pushormitchell.com Expert to show five ways to innovate An idea may lead to an invention, but it can't be called an innovation until it is commercialized. The marketplace turns an invention into an innovation. It is only when technological know-how is developed, sold, distributed and used that it becomes an innovation. Some ideas are a technical success, and may even be patented, but can't be sold. The road from idea to marketplace is often long and uncertain. On Thursday, Jan. 21, 5 p.m., the ongoing weekly Okanagan Institute Express series starts a new year at the Bohemian Cafe by presenting Innovation Vineyard: Challenges and Opportunities . Douglas MacLeod, the associate dean of science, technology and health at Okanagan College, will lead a session on how we can become one of the most innovative regions in the country. Here in the Okanagan, MacLeod says there are companies that are pioneering new approaches to doing business. Those experiences suggest five ways that our valley could play a leadership role in addressing this issue: 1. Using high quality design is the easiest, fastest and most economical way to increase your bottom line through innovation. 2. Cloud computing is the idea that small and large companies can tap into enormous computing resources at a data centre via the Internet but only pay for what they need and use. This leads to the concept of "software as a service" where you access only the software you want when you want it. Companies across the country could save thousands of dollars a year by embracing this approach. 3. The valley could pioneer the idea of being "resource positive" which means that we develop buildings and communities that generate more energy than they consume and purify more water than they use. 4. Social networking can also be used to foster innovation. Innocentive (www.innocentive.com) is a global website where companies can post research problems and individuals can suggest solutions for cash rewards from $5,000 to $1 million. There is no reason why a similar service could not be set up for Okanaganbased companies. 5. Recognize the importance of small business in driving innovation. Too often we hear of the need to pick "winners" and focus investment in large population centres and facilities while ignoring the fact that in British Columbia more than 90 per cent of our technology companies are small businesses. For more information and to register, go to www. okanaganinstitute.com. REGION Olympic opportunity to promote the Okanagan The Okanagan Valley Economic Development Society has organized a special event at the Commerce Centre in Vancouver to bring together Okanagan businesses, trade commissioners and Olympic media to promote investment in our region. Scott Boswell, chair of OVEDS, said, "The Olympics are the world's largest advertising campaign and to link into that media coverage is a fantastic way to promote our region and its business opportunities." The event will showcase a variety of Okanagan wines and specialty food products, along with a cooking demonstration with celebrity chef Ned Bell. OVEDS will be working with the unaccredited media centre, which will be home to more than 400 media personnel to target media coverage in the United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Holland, Austria, China and Japan. Corie Griffiths, vicechair of OVEDS, said, "We want to show the world that the Okanagan region is progressive and innovative and offers investment opportunities in high tech, green infrastructure and agri-food and at the same time offers an exceptional quality of life." OVEDS is setting up a website at www.okanagThe War Amps anstories.ca to host Olympic related stories on local athletes and businesses that have worked directly with the Olympics. Businesses that have connections to the seven targeted countries will also be hosted on the site. OVEDS is a joint initiative between the Economic Development Commissions throughout the Okanagan. Its primary objective is to design and implement economic development initiatives that support collective opportunities for the region. 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E-ZEE ACCESS: TEL.: 1-800-250-3030, FAX: 1-800-219-8988 or visit our Web site at waramps.ca Charitable Registration No.: 13196 9628 RR0001 B4 capital news Wednesday, January 20, 2010 www.kelownacapnews.com BUSINESS FINANCE Consider the possibilities of the Tax-Free Savings Account T he Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a regis- tered account allowing Canadians to benefit from tax-free growth in their in- vestment account. The TFSA contribution room began in Janu- ary 2009 for each eligible individual to be entitled to the initial deposit amount Asthma is Increasing! Asthma is effecting many more people in developed countries than ever before. Children are missing school, their parents are experiencing more time off work due to the complications of asthma. No one is quite sure why asthma is on the rise. Some studies suggest it is because most young children are now being raised in a much cleaner environment than they were years ago. This eliminates exposure to environmental irritants which prevents their young bodies from producing antibodies early to give them protection later in life. Therefore, they are without this natural protection and may be more vulnerable to environmental challenges. There are two components to asthma. The individual susceptibility and environmental exposure. A person with asthma has more sensitive airways which react to challenges to a much greater degree. The big four challenges are irritants, infections, exercise, and emotions. At SciMed we believe asthma is a primary protective response to irritants and other factors that could damage a persons sensitive airways. As a protection, when challenged the airways tighten up to cause the wheeze and the shortness of breath, associated with asthma. With the right medication and avoiding environmental challenges, people with asthma can and should lead a near normal life. If your answer to one or more of the above questions is yes, you may qualify to participate in a research study with a new investigational oral therapy for asthma. Please call SciMed Research to register for a no cost or obligation consultation to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this asthma study. Please call Scimed Research to register for a no cost or obligation consultation to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this Asthma study. Telephone: 778-436-9210 Clinical Research & Clinical Trials Suite 4 - 757 K.L.O. Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 9L8 Dr. Bryan Proskiw M.D Investigator SCIMED RESEARCH Dr. William Arkinstall M.D President & CEO Has Gout Affected You? Gout is an extremely painful condition that can effect people of all races and ages. It can effect both men and women but it is more common in men. It is uncommon in children and young adults. Gout used to be considered a problem for the rich, kings, gentry, and others who ate too much and drank too much wine. Some people have a genetic predisposition due to a disorder of purine metabolism. In these individuals attacks of gout can be triggered by eating foods high in purines and by consuming high quantities of alcohol. Others can have secondary gout. Secondary gout is associated with another medical condition such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disorders, certain medications, particularly diuretics (water pills), salicylates (aspirin), and niacin. Gout is caused by a build up of uric acid in the blood which settlles out as uric acid crystals in the joints. This causes pain, redness, and swelling. Any joint can be involved. Classic signs of gout are pain, redness, and swelling in the big toe or elbow. The pain can be both chronic or can present suddenly. A number of therapies are available. Some more successful than others. SciMed Research is starting a research trial to evaluate a new investigational therapy to lower uric acid, the cause of gout. If you have been diagnosed with or suffer from gout symptoms you may qualify to participate in this research trial. Please call SciMed Research to register for a no cost obligation consultation to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this gout study. Please call Scimed Research to register for a no cost or obligation consultation to see if you are an appropriate candidate for this GOUT study. Telephone: 778-436-9210 Clinical Research & Clinical Trials Suite 4 - 757 K.L.O. Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 9L8 Dr. Bryan Proskiw M.D Investigator of $5,000. As of Jan. 1, 2010, Canadians can add another $5,000 to their TFSA. An indexing formula will be applied annually to determine whether the TFSA contribution room will increase, with the resulting figure rounded to the nearest $500. If you did not get around to making your TFSA contribution in 2009, do not worry. Any unused contribution room gets carried forward to allow you a $10,000 contribution for 2010. As the TFSA enters the second year, investors should become more aware of their options of what type of investment to hold in your TFSA. Goals, risk tolerance and age should be a factor in your decision of what type of investment to hold in your tax free account. Most people put their TFSA into a short term savings account, or GIC. With interest rates so low, there is minimal benefit to using a low paying savings account. Other investors choose equity type investments, for a long-term investment vehicle. You can choose between a savings type of account, an all-growth investment strategy, or an asset allocation blend. The same type of RRSP or RRIF investments are allowed. An individual may designate a surviving spouse or partner as a successor account holder to continue the particular TFSA, or transfer the value to the survivor's own TFSA. FISCAL FITNESS Doreen Smith The account continues to be tax-exempt, and there is no effect on the survivor's own existing TFSA contribution room. The fair market value on the date of death will be received by the estate on a tax-free basis, income received after death is taxable. `` A TFSA MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR EVERYONE. PEOPLE WITH CREDIT CARD DEBT, AND CONSUMER DEBT SHOULD PAY OFF DEBT BEFORE OPENING A TFSA. On the breakdown of a marriage or common-law partnership, any TFSA amount may be transferred from the TFSA of one spouse or partner to the TFSA of the other, while maintaining the tax-exempt status. Any amount withdrawn from your TFSA in a particular year is automatically added to your TFSA contribution room for the following year, and this amount may be carried forward indefinitely. This allows individuals to recontribute an equivalent amount in a future year. A TFSA may not be appropriate for everyone. People with credit card debt, and consumer debt should pay off debt before opening a TFSA. Paying off your mortgage may also be a better alternative than contributing to a TFSA. Low income earners should review the benefit of a TFSA over a RRSP. Contributions to a RRSP generate a tax refund at time of contribution, but when the funds are withdrawn, this amount is fully taxable. The additional income can reduce income tested benefits such as guaranteed income supplement or Pharmacare. Low income earners are better off with a TFSA withdrawal option in retirement, as these withdrawals are not considered taxable income. Any excess contributions with a RRSP or TFSA will be taxed at one per cent per month. A TFSA can be a welcome addition to tax saving strategies for Canadians. Proceed with caution and personalize your individual plan. Doreen Smith is a Certified Financial Planner with Capri Intercity Financial and Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc. The opinion expressed here may not necessarily reflect those of Manulife Securities Investment Services Inc. 860-7144, ext. 114 firstname.lastname@example.org FINANCIAL PLANNING SERIES FOR WOMEN Women helping women make informed decisions 4 evenings to focus on your financial future SCIMED RESEARCH Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4 and Feb 10 Coast Capri Hotel � 7 PM RSVP to Doreen Smith CFP 250-869-3825 email@example.com Doreen C. Smith CFP Certified Financial Planner Capri Wealth Management 100-1500 Hardy St. Kelowna Dr. William Arkinstall M.D President & CEO FREE Admission www.kelownacapnews.com Wednesday, January 20, 2010 capital news B5 BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS On a path of personal discovery T he pursuit of an entrepreneurial dream arrives at our doorstep often when we least expect it. We sometimes find ourselves travelling down a road we have convinced ourselves somehow depicts our destiny path, that will lead us to happiness and personal success. But then fate enters the picture, offering us a different journey that both excites our senses and captures our imagination. Changes in our circumstances do alter our earlier beliefs that previously might have been focussed on the realm of potential employment, which companies would applaud our newly minted knowledge, skills and desire to join their ranks for years to come. However, reality has a way of bringing change quickly to the foreground in our daily life. We are awakened to a crossroad that demands decision for tomorrow. This reality check often is the genesis for the birth of an entrepreneur. This week, let me tell you about a young woman who is quite happy with the new road she is travelling and the mantle of entrepreneurship that she wears very proudly. Teri Westerby was born in the Lower Mainland 22 years ago. Her parents believed strongly in the value of education for their two daughters. Westerby enrolled in the Vancouver Institute of Art, graduating with a degree in animation and art design, working parttime during her school years with her sister in a bakery, something both young women enjoyed very much. She remarked to me that toward the end of her formal academic program, she began to visualize that the animation industry was somewhat limiting. So, with her love of the computer, she shifted her career focus, and prepared her graduation portfolio to that of web design and service to a segment of the industry that needed it the most. Westerby shared that she began her personal change seeking self-sustainment in a small field of endeavour rather than sunshinemarket " Yo u r N e i g h b o r h o o d F r e s h F o o d S t o r e " ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT Joel Young limiting growth with what was already available for career paths in her newly acquired educational competencies of animation and art design. She discovered that through this change in circumstance came for her a new sense of self-discovery. She wanted to be able to perform a professional service from any city in any location, as she also enjoys travelling, and adopted a concern of feeling trapped in a single location. Admirably, Westerby realized quickly that the new direction she was about to embark on required some champions of customer service who would contribute to changing the face of website and computer service consulting. Armed with this personal vision of self-employment, Westerby was on the brink of becoming an entrepreneur, but a few steps were still before her. Where would I begin she would ask herself many times over the days after her graduation was behind her. One morning, Westerby decided to begin her journey in the Okanagan as a close friend invited her to test the region for her new found vision. After she arrived in Kelowna, she explored several avenues of venture development and initially created her website as a freelancer's portfolio. That developed into a listing of the services she could provide as a selfemployed entrepreneur, translated into full website services for a range of clients across the valley. Westerby felt this transition was very natural to her as she gained knowledge and a larger client base. During her new venture's developmental period, her mother suggested she meet a family friend, living in Princeton, who was a retired music producer and also had years of marketing and sales experience. Richard Hudson, who Westerby considers a true friend and mentor, guided her to the launch of her entrepreneurial venture. In January 2009, Hyper Media Design was born with Westerby offering the technical expertise and her new partner Richard, the sales and marketing background. Hyper Media offers e-commerce solutions, search engine optimization, content management, web design and development which translates to a full web service regime. Pretty amazing for this talented woman who epitomizes what wonderment a "change in circumstance" can bring to our lives. Westerby says her committed goal, as a young entrepreneur, is to put effective client service at the forefront of her entrepreneurial journey. Check this talent out at www.hypermedia.ca. Joel Young is an entrepreneurship leadership educator, consultant and coach and the founder of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society. firstname.lastname@example.org GOURMET TO GO We are getting rave reviews about the best fish & chips you will have. Served Daily til 6:45 pm. Phone in your orders to pick up fresh and ready to eat. Stop in for breakfast!!! Served every morning until 10:30 am. A constantly changing selection with all the favorites to start your day. 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We can only fully experience life when we are not filled with the illusions and chaos of the mind. Prices effective January 20 - January 28 # 5-4600 Lakeshore Road � 250-764-7344 MON TO SAT 8 AM - 7 PM � SUN 9 AM - 6 PM At a glance B6 capital news Wednesday, January 20, 2010 www.kelownacapnews.com BUSINESS HEALTH Pool London Drugs clinics help keep resolutions alive closure will last longer London Drugs pharmacists are providing services that can help with many of your New Year resolutions. The first step is to make a resolution that is manageable, attainable and desirable followed by a prioritization of your goals. For many their resolutions are to quit smoking, to eat better, to live a healthier lifestyle and to get fit. Before beginning any program that involves weight loss, London Drugs pharmacists recommend consulting with a medical doctor. 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The Nutrition & Metabolism Clinic takes place Friday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the London Drugs located at Spall Plaza, 1950 Harvey Avenue. To arrange an appointment call the pharmacist at 250-860-2232. A second clinic will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the London Drugs located in Westbank, 2151 Louie Dr. To arrange an appointment call the pharmacist at 250-768-8504. For those who want to eat better, the London Drugs Nutrition & Metabolism Clinic is a great step. At the clinic, the pa- tient care pharmacist will perform a body composition analysis that will reveal the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), percentage of body fat, percentage of water and fat free mass using the Tanita 3000 machine. BMR is the calculation of the number of calories you need to consume each day to perform functions such as keeping your blood flowing and digesting food. Throughout the 45-minute personalized consultation the patient care pharmacist will access height and the waist to hip measurement. It is recommended that clinic participants avoid intense exercise twelve hours before the test, avoid eating or drinking (especially caffeinated products) four hours before the test, empty their bladder thirty minutes before the test and should not consumer alcohol 48 hours before taking the body composition analysis. Through discussions with the patient care pharmacist, participants will be able to assess eating habits and learn about what makes up a healthy diet. The clinic is designed to help participants meet their nutrition and exercise goals through take away materials explaining the importance of consuming a healthy diet and maintaining physical activity. UN TIL Library hosts blowout book sale The downtown Kelowna branch of Okanagan Regional Library will host a blowout book sale on Saturday, Jan. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m, The books, adult hardover and sofcover fiction and non-fiction, will be on sale at four for $1 in the library meeting room. However, there won't be any children's books for sale. Funds raised support children's programming, guest speakers and author events, and special new services at the downtown, Mission and Rutland library branches. "My snoring leaves me exhausted" ? Do you snore? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you feel tired today? Treating Sleep Apnea can improve these problems, as well as a person's overall quality of life. The message is simple--if you have Sleep Apnea, you need to get treated! Equipment delivery delays will push back the construction schedule for the aquatics area at the Parkinson Recreation Centre. The pool was originally scheduled to re-open on Feb. 1, and will now reopen on Feb. 6. Swimming lessons scheduled to start between Monday, Feb. 1, and Friday, Feb. 5, will now start one week later. All aquatics programs starting on Saturday Feb. 6 or after will not be affected. Recreation staff will be contacting all impacted participants and a credit will be applied to their account for cancelled lessons. On Nov. 30, 2009,the aquatics centre was closed for annual maintenance and to replace the deck tile. The fitness centre, gymnasium and other non-aquatics programs were not impacted by this construction and remain open. "The new deck makes a significant improvement to the facility," says City of Kelowna recreation and culture services manager Lori Angus. "It has been a long closure this year, and we appreciate the patience of our patrons. Our staff is looking forward to getting back in the pool and delivering the exceptional aquatics programming that the Parkinson Recreation Centre is so well known for." Aquatic areas including the main pool, children's play pool, whirlpool and steam room are now scheduled to reopen on Saturday Feb. 6, 2010. For more program registration information, visit kelowna.ca/recreation. Now you can use the Internet to add your own non-profit event to the Capital News Stuff to Do. Simply go to kelownacapnews.com, look for the calendar and click on Add Event. For screening and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea contact call 250-860-0605 | toll free 1-888-310-1444 104- 1924 Ambrosi Rd, Kelowna www.healthysleep.com www.medprorespiratory.com www.kelownacapnews.com CAPITAL NEWS Wednesday, January 20, 2010 capital news B7 ENTERTAINMENT steal this sound A real news & entertainment column Pyper Geddes CONTRIBUTOR First of all, let's get a few things straight. I am not about to tell you what happened on American Idol last night. Nor am I going to write some dribble about how Lady Gaga has kidnapped one of the Jonas Brothers and won't return him unless Jay Leno returns to prime time. No, I mean business. With the whole Hollywood fa�ade, have we all forgotten what arts and culture is really about? To me, it's all about the community and the support that is derived from it. So turn off your TV for five minutes, minimize perezhilton.com, and read on. Arts and culture in Kelowna is alive, well, and one could even say thriving; you just need to know where to look. People People need to e realize that the arts don't just flourish in large cities like Vancouver or Toronto--it's happening in our own backyard. My main focus with this column is not to restate what everyone already knows, I want to provide a non-biased, reliable resource for all that is arts and culture in Kelowna. With that being said, let's get to the fun stuff. Isn't it nice to know that there are still good things happening in the world of arts and entertainment even when there is nothing good happening in the world of everything else (i.e. earthquakes, global warming/freezing, HST)? What makes me say this is a little thing called the Peak Performance Project. In short, the project was created by 100.5 The Peak (based out of Vancouver) and Music B.C. to develop B.C.-based emerging bands and artists. Every year, 20 artists are chosen and given a week long training program (a.k.a. boot camp) that covers the music business, live performance, song writing, marketing and promotion. Each artist then performs live on the Peak Performance Stage in Vancouver which was hosted by The Cellar Nightclub in 2009. From those 20 artists, three are chosen as the top Peak Performers. It all comes down to a final showcase in Vancouver (hosted by the CommoDAN MOXON, lead vocalist and dore) on Jan. 22 keyboardist for Bend Siniste r. wher where the winne ner is announced and a and awarded the mindd mindgrand grand 00 tow grand prize of $150,000 towards their catowards their c their caset of "only Vancouver bands make it ree reer. reer. big." The final showcase at the Commodore S Still with me? Out of those 20 artists who has already sold out so it's guaranteed to be an were were chosen last year, two of the final three band bands are originally from the Okanagan. Bend amazing night no matter who wins the grand prize. Sinis inis Sinister (although currently residing in VanFor more information on the Peak Percouv couv couver) and We Are The City (Kelowna) were formance Project visit www.peakperformanceboth t both announced as finalists along with The project.com. Left ef Left (Langley) on Dec. 14. Pyper Geddes is the assistant manager for I It's good to know that talent from smallHabitat in downtown Kelowna. er towns ow er tow are gaining more recognition--it's email@example.com most most as if all B.C. bands have fallen into the Not sure what to do this weekend? Here are a couple of ideas... (more details about these events can be found at kelownacapnews.com: Friday, January 22: A Punk Rock Fundraiser featuring The Saint James Band @ Rutland Centennial Hall Friday, January 22: Attack In Black @ The Habitat itar, and Andy David Menzel, gu ls and keyboards, KENZIE, voca CAYNE MCs, from We Are The City. Huculiak, drum Friday, January 22: Andrew Allen @ The Streaming Cafe Saturday, January 23: James Avery @ The Rotary Centre for the Arts Saturday, January 23: Cabana Jazz Dinner Sessions @ Cabana Bar and Grille To wn 2 a Friend ~ Feel Good Event! 1 TUESDAYS Bring * for as space is limited *certain conditions apply Book Early 250.762.8066 CALL eC entre 66 � Facials � Manicures � Pedicures � Make-up � Relaxation Massage -80 -762 Mall � 250 Downtown Kelowna #27-565 Bernard Avenue � www.shaperskelowna.com .com m B8 capital news Wednesday, January 20, 2010 www.kelownacapnews.com ENTERTAINMENT CD REVIEWS Ke$ha turning out to be latest `breakout' artist KE$HA: ANIMAL (RCA) She is being called the breakout artist of the year and Ke$ha's debut album, titled Animal, has been at the top of the charts for a couple of weeks while her single Tik Tok has been at the top of the hit parade as well. Although she was not a house hold name before this stunning success, Ke$ha wasn't completely unknown in the pop/ dance community. She sang back up and provided the essential hook to Flo Rida's huge summer hit Right Round and she has worked and written for Paris Hilton and The Veronicas in the past. But no one could have anticipated this sort of mega hit from such an unlikely source. The inside liner of Animal contains this disc's subtitle with It's Party Time. SOUNDING OFF Bruce Mitchell which completely sums up Animal (as in Party) with music that is not unlike Lady GaGa, LMFAO, Madonna, 3OH.3, Rihanna and a few more. The only difference might be that Ke$ha is right up front about boozing and living a life of clubland hedonism, (sample lyrics: "I brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack" as in Daniels and "I may need some rehab or maybe just some sleep"). All of this is done to a shambling techno beat and trash talk lyrics about gossip with Back$tabber and underground nude dance clubs with Take It Off. And there is no denying the immediate likeability of Ke$ha's two current hits Tik Tok and Blah Blah Blah (with 3OH.3) which makes this CD live up to its subtitle. The ballads here, however, are very weak and only serve as a respite between the full-on party techno and pop tracks that are earmarked by their unbridled liberation (or make that sexual aggression). Gloriously trashy if that is what you are fixing for. C+ CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG: IRM (BECAUSE/WARNER) As a recording artist Charlotte Gainsbourg isn't nearly as famous as her French father Serge or as well known as her producer on IRM, Beck (his two #1 hits E-Pro and Loser). Gainsbourg is better known as the waifish actress of films such as Franco Zeffirelli's adaption of Jane Eyre and La Buche (she won a Best Supporting Actor award). But IRM (I think it is the French initials for a brain scan) is selling well in Europe and is starting to make inroads in N. America particularly on late night talk shows. Beck provides the multi-instrumental and drum machine backdrop to most of this album where the slight Gainsbourg doesn't so much sing her songs as intone them or quietly half-speak them. This is fairly mellow stuff and some is sung in French, particularly the artsy crafty Le Chat du Cafe Des Artistes. But there are a few more accessible pop tracks here with the hooky Time Of The Assassins, Heaven Can Wait and the bluesy Dandelion that shows some crossover hit potential. But certainly having big star bloodlines and a high profile producer like Beck will draw lots of attention to this new album so watch for a slow but steady progression that will likely see this album turn to precious metal--probably no more than gold. C+ LITTLE MISS HIGGINS: JUNCTION CITY (ARTS ABOARD) I happened to catch a very cool live concert of Little Miss Higgins on CBC radio late at night a couple of weeks ago and was mightily impressed with her music. She recently played at a small venue in Kelowna which is how I came about this CD and I wish I had had the time to get to it sooner--the CBC concert drew me in right away. Higgins is from a tiny little hamlet in Saskatchewan called Nokomish but it used to be nicknamed Junction City (hence the CD title) as formerly it was the junction of the CN and CP rail lines. I would only joke that this was the crossroads that provided Higgins with her wonderful talent a la Robert Johnson, but she is a fine roots musician with strong nods to folk, country, blues and a touch of rockabilly. Higgins' original songs are as solid as the covers she does of W.C. Handy's St. Louis Blues, Memphis Minnie's You Ain't Done Nothing To Me and John Hurt's Fran- kie (aka Frankie and Johnny). This is music of a time before WW II but also timeless in its wonderful roots style. Higgins is a nifty guitarist where she teases with a hint of rockabilly and Hound Dog Taylor on the great instrumental Broadcast Boogie. There is a taste of klezmer and Kurt Weill on Liar, Liar and touch of prairie-billy (there are few hills in Saskatchewan) on the amiable The Ol' Dirty Tractor Song. Little Miss Higgins does make the occasional appearance in Kelowna in small, intimate venues and she is an act to check out judging from her radio concert. Till then, check her out at www.littlemisshiggins.com. Abwcmitchell@shaw.ca Celtic C a bl e s Needle Points Wine & Dine Fest T he popular local Wine and Dine Okanagan program is in full swing. Organized by the British Columbia Restaurant and Food Services Association in partnership with the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, and presented by Okanagan Strata Management, the program runs from Jan 13 through Jan. FOOD AND WINE TRAILS This versatile shortsleeved cardigan can be worn almost t anywhere. You'll receive compliments ts wherever you go. This dazzler is knit in Sirdar's "Crofter r Chunky", a selfstriping Fair-Isle effect yarn using quick 5.50 & 6.00 mm needles. Just below the 3 buttons are ttons impressive ribs leading towards Celtic cables, creating a very unique style. With only 3 large buttons mid-riff, there is no bulging at the bottom when seated, while your lovely cardi remains buttoned. Knitting instructions are in 6 sizes from bust size 81cm (32 in.) to 107 cm (42 in.) requiring 6 to 9 � 50 gram balls. Composition is 60% acrylic, 25% cotton, 15% wool, has 10 fashion Fair-Isle colourways and is machine washable. Alternatively, any Chunky weight yarn can be substituted. For a free copy of this pattern, please go to http;//freepatterndownload.com/beta/ Once you have downloaded your free pattern, any queries can be directed to Sirdar Yarns toll free at 1-800-663-8566. Jennifer Schell 31. This seventh annual event showcases 50 participating Okanagan restaurants as well as win- ~CANADI AN F O L K M US I C L E GE ND~ MURRAY McLAUCHLAN Thursday, January 28 7:30 pm Kelowna Community Theatre TICKETS AVAILABLE AT Ticketmaster Towne Centre Mall www.ticketmaster.ca 250-860-1470 The Murray McLauchlan concert originally scheduled for Jan. 26 has been rescheduled to Jan. 28. Tickets originally purchased for Jan. 26 will be honored, no action is required. Please visit www.kctlive.ca for further details. SIGN UP FOR KNITTING CLASSES The most beautiful yarn you've ever seen... 3003 Pandosy Street Kelowna, BC (250) 717-3247 twitter.com/kelownacapnews to see MURRAY McLAUCHLAN! Enter at Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way WIN 2 TICKETS eries. Each member restaurant will be offering a special three-course prix fixe dinner for the incredible value of $15, $25 or $35 (excluding tax, tip and beverages). Bonus: Enjoy one of the Wine and Dine menus and receive an entry to win two tickets from WestJet. Been to the Wild Apple Restaurant and Lounge lately? As participants in the Wine and Dine Okanagan program, now is the perfect time to experience it. The Wild Apple has morphed into a whole new level of world-class cuisine since �ber chef Bernard Casavant has been running the food and beverage department. Casavant (known as Chef Bernard) has created a great network of farms and wineries that he has integrated into his seasonally and locally inspired menu. With local, freerange and organic foods as his main objective, he plans to first shop locally, then provincially and finally, globally for his menu creations. Prior to joining the Manteo Resort team, Chef Bernard was at the helm of a famous Southern Okanagan Winery winning raves for his cuisine. Born and raised in Canada, he is one of the original pioneers promoting local sustainability. Chef Bernard has also CONTRIBUTED A WILD APPLE breakfast. competed internationally in the prestigious Bocuse d'Or in Lyon, France, which is equivalent to the World Culinary Olympics. Here is Chef Bernard's $35 Wine and Dine menu with wine pairings by Wild Apple Sommelier Erika: Starter: Roasted Carrot and Brie Soup or Field Greens Entr�e: Mountain Berry `T' Roast Duck Breast or Star Anise Infused Wild Salmon Fillet or Espresso Braised Beef Short Rib Dessert: Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake or Organic Gala Apple Tatin Wild Apple Grill is located on the spectacular waterfront at Manteo Resort, 3762 Lakeshore Rd. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, reserve by calling 250-860-1031. For a complete list of all of the Wine and Dine participants and to sign up for daily updates the latest and greatest foodie news province-wide check out: http://goodlifevancouver. com/wine-and-dine-okanagan/ or go to: www. bcrfa.com. Jennifer Schell is editor of B.C. 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She was one of four children born to the late Reginald and Marguerite Astley and was the beloved wife of Murray Linnen for 30 years. Yvonne will forever be remembered by her devoted brothers Jack, Rhyce, and Miles Astley, beloved children Nancy Niles (Dale), Patricia Butler (Darrell), Greg Linnen (Yvonne), Todd Linnen (Charlene), Melanie Wilson (Shawn) and Warren Niles (Audrey), treasured grandchildren Mackenzie, Austin, Jared, Maysyn, Brady, Julien, Donovan, Cameron and Jack, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her. Yvonne loved tending her garden, golfing, being with her family and having fun with friends. She was a knowledgeable and creative cook and had a natural flair for decorating. Special thanks to the Interior Health team at the Capri Centre (Todd, Colleen, Saskia, Irene, Martin, Traci, Debbie), Doctor Conradie, the Palliative Response Team (Rosemary, Michael and Rachel) and the wonderful nurses at the Hospice house (Anna, Diane and Melanie). A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, April 3rd, 2010. Further details to be provided at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society of British Columbia & Yukon, #208 � 1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6J 1R3, 1-800-708-3228. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299 FINTAS � Michael Steven Suddenly, on Sunday, January 17, 2010, Michael Fintas of Lake Country, British Columbia, formerly of Burford, Ontario, in his 37th year. Beloved husband of Natasha; Adoring father of Taija, Kylan, Jaida and Keyan; Loving son of Lewis and Ethel Fintas; Cherished brother of Bill and Sara Darby, Lewis and Barb, Kathleen and Mike Barber, Juliana and Jason Dudas & Les. Predeceased by his brother John Takacs (Fintas) (2010). Mike will be sadly missed by his many friends and family. Friends will be received from the KEITH OVINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 134 King Street, Burford on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church, 183 King Street, Burford on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Pioneer Cemetery, Burford. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Mike's memory may be made to a Trust Fund for his children. Keith Ovington Funeral Home 519-449-1112 www.keithovington.ca DISCHER, Jack Passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving wife Norma on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the age of 74. Survived by his daughter Liane (Glenn) of Sault Ste. Marie, ON and his grandchildren Amanda and Rebecca; son Scott (Keeley) of Sault Ste. Marie, ON and granddaughter Kaitlyn, son Eric (Shelley), granddaughter Jessie and great grandson Brett; step-father to Karen (Bob) of Juneau, Alaska, Randy of Fort McMurray, AB, Linda of Inuvik, NWT; brothers Laurie (Gay) of Sault Ste. Marie, Don (Barb) of Sault Ste. Marie, Paul (Marla) of Bruce Mines, ON; sister Jean Anne (Lorne-deceased) of Sault Ste. Marie, ON and many nieces and nephews. He was dearly loved and will be sadly missed. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www. springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077. PRICE, ROBERT JAMES With heavy hearts and deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our wonderful Sister, DEBORAH on December 14, 2009. Deborah was born and raised on May 6, 1948 in Kelowna, B.C. She was taken from us far too early and will leave a void in our lives forever. Predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth (Babs) and Cedric Stringer and infant nephew Joseph. Lovingly remembered by her brothers; David (Lois), John (Diane) and Robin (Ruth). She is also survived by her nephews Adam, Philip, Tyler, Aaron and Daniel whom she cherished with all her heart. Deborah graduated from KSS in 1966, gained her Bachelor of Education from UBC and her Masters from Gonzaga University. Deborah was a passionate and dedicated teacher who touched the hearts of many children over a span of 30 years. In life she stood tall, taking twice the steps to complete the journey. Her family, extended family and friends had the highest respect for her. She volunteered her time, energy and money to many organizations. From Foster children, to the Kelowna Family Centre, the Little Peoples? of BC. Please give to a charity of your choice in honor of our sister. A memorial service will be held at the Evangel Tabernacle Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna on Saturday January 23, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Connie Cristall officiating. Celebration of her life to follow. Please join her family in making her Queen for a day. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com LANG, Rodney Arthur It is with great sadness that we announce Rod's sudden passing on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the age of 51. Survived by his loving wife Debbie, son, Sheldon, daughter Shantelle, son Brant, mother Barbara (Mike) Sekela, sister Debralee Wilkes, father Leon Lang, his parents-in-law Glen (Rita) Mitschke and Debbie's family, numerous nieces and nephews as well as many friends. Sadly predeceased by nephew Evan Wilkes. Rod will be remembered as a dedicated father and husband. He was well known in the construction field for his hard work and his integrity. Whether you had known Rod for many years or were a new acquaintance, he would take the time to help. His love of Camaros is legendary. He had just returned from a wonderful trip to Mexico with Debbie and a group of friends. In hindsight we now realize it was his last hurrah. He will be deeply missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 11:00 am at the First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC with Reverend Lee Loveridge officiating. Cremation. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www. springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077. Ready to Meet Someone? www.okanaganloveconnections.com (250)462-2927 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime. 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GARRY'S DRYWALL, Taping & Texturing. Large & Small jobs welcome, 250-215-0517 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495. WAL TEK Drywall & Renos, board, tape, texture & paint. From new homes to small renos, for a free estimate call Guenther, 250-878-0528 Electrical Education/Trade Schools Education/Trade Schools Education/Trade Schools Education/Trade Schools Education/Trade Schools SPROTT-SHAW � Practical Nursing It Just Makes Sense Call our KELOWNA Campus: Check us out on line to shop or advertise www. kelowna capnews. com Education/Trade Schools � Home Support Worker / Resident Care Attendant � Medical Office Assistant � Tourism & Hospitality Management � Administrative Assistant (250) ALAN Dignam Electric. Service/ additions / reno''s. Licensed, bonded & insured. 30yrs exp. Alan, 250-808-6595 A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic''d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) BEST Choice Electrical Contracting, sm. jobs, service changes/upgrades, 215-1646 D. FRANCIS Electrical Ltd. Quality/Dependable Service. Fully ins'd. Lic#91625. 317-6843 JRS ELECTRIC: Fully licensed. From new builds & renos to service calls. Call today, 250-448-6510 Excavating & Drainage 860-8884 sprottshaw.com The choice is yours... ENROLL TODAY AND GRADUATE IN LESS THAN 1 YEAR Funding May Be Available KRENNY''S EXCAVATING. Exc/bobcat serv., Sewer HU''s, UG Utils, Bsmts, Footings, Backfilling, Drvwys, Lndscp, Retaining Walls. Rubber track exc w/blade. Est''s, Fully Ins. Kory 451-9095, 869-9125 Serving Kelowna, Westside, Lake Country Floor Refinishing/ Installations Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging � the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years � the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $29/hour. Train Locally � The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Government funding may be available. 1ST Class Floors. Quality installs of tile/hardwood/laminate Great Rates. Dave 826-6732 Toll Free: 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com ACCREDITED Business. STRONG ROOTS FLOORING. BBB Lic''d & Ins''d. Custom Floor Re-finishing. Supply & Install Hrwd, Laminate, Cork And Tile. Rick, 250-808-7668 LEW Cat Ent. Carpet, Lino, Tiles, Hrdwd, Lam. Free est. Great rates. Lewis @ 317-6889 Work Guaranteed. SPECIAL 15% OFF Carpet, Lino, Tile Installation, Restretching, Squeaky floors. We repair. Quality Work! Free Est. Jack 250-769-5716 B12 capital news Lawn & Garden Wednesday, January 20, 2010 www.kelownacapnews.com Home Improvements ROSTKA ENT. Ltd. Complete int/ext. reno''s. Carpentry, drywall, painting, bsmt, decks & more. Lic''d & Insured. BBB Accred. Call: Rob 878-8049. office 764-5449. STUDZ Renovations Carpentry, Plumbing, Elect., Drywall, Decks, Tile, 250-317-8275 THE Old Pro''s, Licence & Insured, Reno''s, Remodeling etc. Barry @ 250-826-2599 WOODLAKE COUNTERTOPS. Counter-tops In-stock. Kitchen Cabinets. Cutting & Finishing Services. Flat lay & Cabinetry. 250-300-6980 Misc Services Plumbing DREGER Mechanical 20yrs exp. Plumbing, Gasfitting, Repairs, Reno''s. 24hr. 575-5878. KOSKI PLUMBING, Heating & Gas Fitting. Gas fireplace service installs, hot water tank replacement, furnace service & replacement. Repairs, reno''s. Residential, commercial. Bonded & insured. Call Troy, 250-718-0209 Snowclearing ANYWHERE, Anytime, fully licensed, insured and owner operated snow removal. Available for both residential and commercial lots in Kelowna and area. Including Big White, Vernon & Penticton. Flexibility with leaving machine and equipment on site. Contract hourly and flat rates available. Equipment used: -232bCat Skidsteer with 6-Way Plow blade and 2 buckets - 1 ton 4x4 plow truck with 4-way hydraulic western snow blade/ Contact Heath at 250-575-5740 anytime day or night for a free estimate. TREMBLAY''S EXCAVATING Snow plowing, sanding, comm snow blower. Ins''d. 979-8033 Pets Adorable Chuihuahua cross Minpin puppies, ready to go to their forever homes. $399. 250-309-3065. Bull dogs (English) female, pet quality, red & white, CKC reg. born Oct. 9/09, micro chipped, all shots incl. For more info call (250)309-7115 Bullmastiff X American Bulldogs for sale. There are 3 females left, and already have first shots and dewormed. They are dark brindle. Please contact us at 250-549-6806, anytime of the day. **FREE LOVING CAT** Sadly, the owner is too old and no longer able to care for her. She is a calm, gentle, indoor cat of about 13 years. She is used to living with adults and will make a fine companion for an older person. Call 250-762-9361 Pets 250-832-3320 DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 Ron Marchand the Video Man SALMON ARM PUREBRED Bichon puppies, both male & female, 1st shots, dewormed, litter trained, microchipped for identification, wonderful family pets w/great disposition. 250-832-4923. Appliances Roofing & Skylights TEAM GERMAN MASTER ROOFER Experienced in all kinds of roofing. New, Reroof & Repair, European Quality 2 yrs. Warranty. Call Steffen C#: 863-8224 W#:778-754-1015 Master & Visa cards welcome Handypersons ANTHONY''S Mobile Workshop. Repairs & reno''s. 25yrs Exp Senior Disc. 317-9876 HANDYMAN for rent. Art Krauza, hm: 250-765-0286, cell: 250-718-4340 HIGH Caliber Const. Repair, Replace, Remodel Reno., Dan sm jobs. 864-0771 30 yrs. exp. TERRY''S RENOVATIONS & Handyman Service. For all your reno''s, repairs & odd jobs. Charge by hour/job. Exterior/interior painting, baseboards, flooring, carpentry & loads to dump. No job too small. Free estimates. 250-450-6939, 250-575-4258 MEMORIES ON DVD! Films, slides, photos & video transferred to DVD. Home Repairs SMALL household & yard repairs. Seniors friend! Free estimates. Call 250-826-5627 email@example.com Rubbish Removal Moving & Storage `#1 - BBB Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998) Scrap metal, wood, appls, etc. House, yard, building site, rental properties, renovations, etc. WCB Coverage. Lrg 3/2/1 & 1/2ton trucks 718-0992 or 861-7066 kelownajunkremoval.com 250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL Junk Removal fr. $75., Bin Rentals fr. $125. Sound / DVD / TV KelSTAR Satellite - Parts / Install - All Provider Big or Small - The Best Rates - FTA Experts Call 778-478-1854 - kelstar.zxq.net BRAND new White, FF, 18cu Inglis fridge, 67"Hx29"W. 1 full year warrenty. $675. 765-6104 * WINTER CLEARANCE SALE ON NOW Save an extra 30-50% off our low priced items! Selling scratch & dent Brand names you can trust. Prices that can't be beat. Come in & check us out. SMART CHOICE LIQUIDATORS. 3124 30th Ave, Downtown Vernon 250-549-5010. Unit #4-2720 Hwy 97N, Kelowna, 250-712-9855. Kitchen Cabinets BATHROOM RENO''S. Plumbing Repairs. Bathrooms By Gemini 862-6991, 764-0189 MARYANNE''S Kitchen Design. Call 250-317-7523 QUALITY GRANITE, Let the Beauty of Nature Inspire Your Home, Update Your Kitchen with Quality Granite Countertops @ Affordable Prices. Free In-home Estimate Serv. 250-878-7040 Call Joe. AAA Best Rates Moving $59?. "Why Pay More" Short/Long Distance. Free Est. Res/Comm, 861-3400 DAN-MEL MOVING. 16'' One ton 7x12 Trailer. Local/Long Haul. Bonded/Insured. Dan 215-0147/250-766-1282. FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance throughout 2009. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 NORTH END Moving Services Local/Long Distance welcome, Truck returning empty fr. Calgary Jan. 30th, "Discount", Free Estimates 250-470-9498 Building Supplies Buy, Rent, Sell! Male Puggle pups, home raised w/TLC for loving disposition. Can view mom, dad, & sons. $600 vaccinated. 250-308-1883. Tiling TILE'S MASTER. Baths, kit. reno''s, fireplace. Best Price. Free Est. Joe 250-859-7026 Hauling & Salvage SMALL Hauls. Truck for hire. Yard Waste, Small Moves, Boats, Etc. Call 250-864-0696 WHARE House sale, exotic bamboo hardwoods, Oak and maple engineered plank flooring, only high end products, 25 year warranty. you will no find these prices in stores. call 250-814-9663 or email sales@ rockymountainflooring.com Tree Services 1-1 All Exterior Hedge & Tree Service. All types of pruning & removing. Fully Insured. Dave 250-212-1716. Heat, Air, Refrig. FURNACE'S Fireplace's Hot Water Tanks & Gas Fitting. Call Tony @ 250-863-8567 SOMMERFELD Heating A/C, Install & Repair Heat Pumps, F/P, Gas Fitting Lic. 215-6767 SOUTHERN BC Heating & Air Conditioning. Over 30yrs exp. Call 250-681-3869 Buying or Selling? firstname.lastname@example.org LARRY'S LITTLE DUMPER We haul little loads of anything, landscaping materials, & Junk to the dump Call 250-718-1114 THAT GUY & His Work Truck LTD. Junk Removal & Bin Rentals 10,15 & 20 yard Bins. We haul EVERYTHING Auctions Auctions Landscaping ASPEN LANDSCAPING. Spring clean up, aerating, pruning, etc. 250-317-7773. DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 Equestrian WANTED: 3 horse angle haul aluminum trailer (newer years) Call 250-492-8087 AND ESTATE AUCTION SUNDAY, JANUARY 24TH For the start of the New Year, Antique Imports will be selling by tart Public Auction an assortment of Antique & Collectables from local collectors and estates. This auction will host many one-of-a kind antiques, period pieces and collectible smalls. PARTIAL LIST INCLUDES: 1920's marble top mahogany dental cabinet from Enderby, early Canadiana oak mirror back dressers, substantial heavy Nova Scotian pine 8-piece dining room suite, Victorian detailed oak bookcase, vintage upholstered sofa and chair set, Victorian oak gate-leg table with 6 matching Victorian chairs, early oak filing cabinet, attractive 3-piece brown leather sofa and chair set, beautiful marble coffee table, outstanding c1850 signed J. Pradier bronze figurine, pair of Hallmarked, sterling silver candelabras, 14kt white gold antique style 0.40ct Blue Sapphire and Diamond ring (appraised at $2,000.00), selection of area carpets, pictures and prints, Victorian stained glass windows and selection of tasty boxed lots plus so much more... This is a partial list only! Viewing to be held in our Vernon Showrooms. Feed & Hay Feeder hay. Round bales $160 ton. Delivery available. 250-838-6630. FIRST crop alfalfa & second crop alfalfa. Sm. square bales. Armstrong 250-546-3371. Home Improvements ACRYLIC Tub Liners & wall installations. Tub to shower conversions. Renovations by Well Built Construction. Call 826-BATH (2284) ADDITIONS, finished bsmts, kitchen & bth reno''s, tile, hrwd & laminate flooring. Drywall, painting. Ext/int finishing. Call 250-870-3187 CHIPSTER''S GEN. Contracting.250-826-0091 aghoce@tel lus.net, Household Renovation Painting & Decorating 100% A-1 Satisfaction! RICKS PAINTING. $399. 3 room Special. Call Rick 250-863-2302 100% AFFORDABLE Painting Exp, quality. Int Paint/ceilings. Winter Specials. Terry 863-9830 or 768-1098 4 FAMILY Owned since 1974. NOW MY SON and DAUGHTER ARE LEARNING THE TRADE. 29 YEAR Tradesman Painter. Reasonable rates, insured, references. FREE estimates and Advice. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Ken! (250)717-7569 email@example.com COLOR CONSULTATIONS. Interior Re-paints, Reno''s Custom Blinds, Diane 212-6128 DALE''S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982, 862-9333 Home or Jobsite, Renovations Cheapest rates in the Valley www.thatguysworktruck.com Machining & Metal Work GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars, boat railings. 863-4418 www.getbentmetalfab.ca ER Renovations- Reliable & Exc. service. No job too small. Ernie 765-0879 Rick 765-3553 INTERIOR Finishing & Reno''s. No Job too small, Install & Repairs. Drywall, Plumbing, Doors/Win, Baseboards, Cab., Kitchens, Bthrms, 859-2787 MARAINE Construction, 30 yrs. Exp. Complete Home Building/Reno''s.250-300-4657 NATURAL WOOD FLOORING Fir, Hemlock & Pine www.rouckbros.com Rouck Bros. Lumby, BC 1-800-960-3388 Masonry & Brickwork WILDSTONE Masonry- Stone Fireplaces and Exteriors- Call Greg for est. (250)826-6989 firstname.lastname@example.org 250-575-5383 BOB'S ONE TON. Clean-up, 25yrs satisfied customers. 765-2789, 861-0303 pgr DIGGINOLES N SHIFTINSTUFF. Pickup & delivery service. Rubbish & recycling removed. Landscape, building supplies & Hay delivered, small equipment transferred. 1ton pickup, 14ft Dump trailer & 20ft Flat bed trailer. Yes we work weekends!! For quality work at reasonable rates, phone Ian 250-864-2339 GRASS hay for sale, $7/bale, 70-80lb bales. Call 250-7647372 *HAY SALES GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. Pets Tiny Chihuahua puppies, 6 wks, tender loving nature. $1,000. 250-308-8614. VIEWINGS: SALE TIME: Rubbish Removal 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday thru Saturday 9:00 AM `til sale time Sunday 1:00 PM Sunday, January 24th Check out our website www.antiqueimports.ca Classifieds Work! Misc Services MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage, $95. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048 ANTIQUE IMPORTS CHARTERED MEMBERS: B.C. AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS: CERTIFIED PERSONAL PROPERTY APPRAISERS GUILD OF CANADA LTD. PAINTER With many yrs. experience, needs work, free est. have ref's. Call 250-861-6801 VASKEZ Painting. New homes & re-paints. Affordable, quality & reliable we guarantee our work 250-718-3407 Doug SALES & SERVICE DIRECTORY JUNK REMOVAL BATHROOMS BATHROOM RENOVATIONS . 250-718-4548 3021 - 29TH AVE., VERNON 250-542-9119 MOVING Kelowna Junk Removal Ltd. (1998) Scrapmetal/wood/appliances/etc. *W.C.B. Coverage kelownajunkremoval.com Large 3/2/1 & 1/2 Ton Trucks Excellent Reputation & Excellent Service. Cell 250-718-0992 / 250-861-7066 / Member of Kelowna Chamber of Commerce House/Yard/Building Sites/Rental Properties/ Renovations/Etc. "We Service just about any kind of clean-up" GEMINI BATHS 250-862-6991 WWW.KELOWNABATHROOMS.COM Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional North End Moving Services Ph: 250-869-0697 Cell 250-470-9498 Book now for landscape projects, retaining walls, aerating, power raking, pruning, etc. Spring cleanup, ASPEN LANDSCAPING LTD LANDSCAPING SNOW REMOVAL & EXCAVATING 250-317-7773 or visit us at: aspenlandscaping.ca � Plowing & sanding � Comm snowblower � Trucks w/plows & bobcats � Landscaping CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500 TREMBLAY'S EXCAVATING LTD. TREE REMOVAL PAINTING Senior's Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry 250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098 RENOVATIONS STUDZ RENOVATIONS CARPENTRY PLUMBING DRYWALL ELECTRICAL TILE WORK CONCRETE KITCHEN CABINETS LICENCED, INSURED AFFORDABLE PAINTING FREE ESTIMATES Brush & Tree Removal Reasonable Rates Stan Korzinski 250-808-2447 Irrigation, Gas Fitting and Drain Cleaning. Commercial, residential and renovations. Service and hot water tanks. XCEL PLUMBING PLUMBING CONSTRUCTION 765-6898 FLOORING Lew Cat Ent. Carpet, Lino, Tiles, Hardwood, Laminate. Free estimates. Great rates. Lewis @ 317-6889 Work Guaranteed. Weninger CONSTRUCTION In business since 1989 Licensed & insured 250-317-8275 Call Clint, 250-575-3839 COUNTERTOPS RUBBISH REMOVAL REPAIR & RENOVATIONS WOODLAKE COUNTER-TOPS COUNTERTOPS IN STOCK PHONE BOB ELECTRICAL Residential and Commercial New Construction & Renovations Small Jobs GARTH GRANDO Lic. No. 97059 cell: 215-1646 phone/fax 769-9049 250-765-2789 anytime KITCHEN CABINETS CUTTING & FINISHING SERVICES, FLAT LAY & CABINETRY 250-300-6980 YARD CLEAN-UPS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL OGO-GROW & BARK MULCH DELIVERY APPLIANCE PICK UPS-RECYCLE Pgr: 250-861-0303 25 Years of Satisfied Customers The Friendly Handyman specializing in... stucco - drywall - paint repairs and renovations. 25 yrs. exp. Seniors Discount ANTHONY'S MOBILE WORKSHOP . .businesses LOOK for to these great all your service needs! CALL TODAY TO BOOK YOUR SPACE Call 250-317-9876 www.kelownacapnews.com Wednesday, January 20, 2010 capital news B13 Farm Equipment 135 Massey Ferguson diesel tractor, allied loader, blade & chains. 250-260-4400. Furniture 6PC Cherry sleigh bdrm set. Queen bed, dresser, mirror, chest, 2 night stands. New!! Still boxed. Worth $5000, Sell $1695 Can deliver. call 1250-550-6648, 250-550-6647 BRAND new Sectional couch with ottoman, microfiber (2 colors to choose from) $899 call 1-250-550-6647 Misc. for Sale 2006 BEACHCOMBER HOTTUB 6 Person, Energy Efficient, LED Light, Reflex Foot Massage, Maintenance Free Skirting, New Cover, Cover Remover. 250-549-4466 or cell 250-540-2569 $6500 ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE! Unprecedented Low Prices. Reduced Deposits. Various sizes and shapes. Canadian Manufacturer Direct. For the BEST & LOWEST call Pioneer Steel Manufacturers. 1-800-668-5111 ext 170 for free brochure. AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, sulfur, smell, manganese from well water. Since 1957. Phone 1-800-BIG IRON; www.bigirondrilling.com DECORATIVE STONE PANELS "EasyROCK" the Beauty of stone without the mason; Easy Installation: Light Weight: R-4.5 Value: Built Green: A-1 Fire Rating: 604-248-2062; www.jmcomprock.com FAR-INFRARED SAUNAS: Demo Blow-out models starting at $599. Therapeutic Saunas with the Crystal Heaters Everyone is talking about. FREE shipping, Set-Up & Trial Sessions. 1-888-239-9999 Show Room Kelowna. www.SOLARUSsauna.com FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS Durable, Dependable, Pre-Engineered, All-Steel Structures. Custom-made to suit your needs and requirements. Factory direct affordable prices. Call 1-800-668-5111 ext 170 for free brochures. HOME PHONE RECONNECT Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Don't be without a home phone. Call to connect NOW! 1-866-287-1348 MOVING SALE. Baby items, bdrm., livrm, kit., dinrm, more 7days/wk. 250-870-8205 NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS Lumbermate-pro handles logs 34" diameter, mills boards 28" wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40% www.norwoodsawmills.com/400OT - FREE information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT Misc. for Sale Steel arched building, 35x70, still in crate. Call for info (250)546-6114 $500 & Under SOLID Oak Antique Dining Rm. table, sideboard, 4chairs ex. cond. $450. 250-763-9200 Houses For Sale MUST SELL. Fixer Uppers, Foreclosures & Distress sales. Free list w/pics MacDonald Rlty www.KelownaDistressSale.info NEW Homes in Sol Terra Ranch! Full basement, double garage, loads of upgrades & zoned for a secondary suite! Homes starting from $200,000 ! Sol Terra office now open. Visit our show homes now or call Lake Country Modular, located next to the SRI Winfield factory. Call 1-866-766-2214. www.LCMhomes.com THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime. Mobile Homes & Parks 20 Minutes from Orchard Park Drive by 64A McCulloch Heights Free Items BEIGE Pillowback Hide-a-bed, double, Older 7-drawer solid wood Vanity needs refinishing, 250-765-2030 FREE: Baby crib, dresser/ change table, light wood. Piano organ w/music book. Call 250-768-1360 SOLID wood bureau with mirror & six drawers, good cond., Call 250-765-3173 Misc. Wanted CASH Paid for quality used books, Pandosy Books, 1889 Springfield Rd. 250-861-4995 Acreage for Sale 2 flat grassy acres in Willowbrook, w/5yr old Modular home in excellent cond. New 2 stall barn, directly across from Community riding ring & private park w/miles of trails. $329,000 250-498-2082 READY to build on this 3 acres in Whitevale area, Lumby. Flat, few trees, drilled well. Gas/hydro to driveway. Price $245,000 GST.obo. 250-547-6932. Garden Equipment WANTED: Old Lawn & Garden Tractors. Running or not. Call Ken in Vernon, 250-503-2177 Musical Instruments PIANOS Warehouse Sale @ Moir Pianos. STEINWAY, HEINTZMAN, YAMAHA and more !! Priced to Sell !! Call Richard @ 764-8800 Firewood/Fuel BLOW Out Price. $79.95. Heaping P/U. Dry Pine, some Fir. Delivered. 250-575-4574 Heavy Duty Machinery 5000LB Datsun Forklift, on propane, numatic tires, excellent shape, runs perfect. $3995. LIQ CENTRE, 3251 Sexsmith Rd. D8165. 250-491-1227 Shop from home! $100 & Under COMPLETE set of Oprah's Book Club books (67) $100 obo. 250-869-1527 DEHUMIDIFIER for sale. Excellent shape. $75. 250-4488596 MEDI Wheel Chair, battery operated $100. 250-763-0531 Apt/Condos for Sale 1BD. Near downtown. Utils incl, wd, prking, np, ns. Senior building. $725. 250-878-0136 Condo in newer Lake Country development, 2bdrm, 2bath 842 sq.ft 6appl, Pool, Gym, Hottub, Lounge Move in Now $269,900 and save the GST Contact 250-550-0399 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime. Brand new. 3 bed. 2 bath. Over 1300sq.ft. Great room design. Concrete foundation. Sundeck. Quiet cul-de-sac space. $189,000 plus GST. Low down payment. Modern & Urban "Sierras" neighborhood. Close to downtown West Kelowna Lots LAKEVIEW Peachland, nr. Ponderosa Golf Course, buy the lot and get a motorhome with it, $225,000. 862-7887 CLEAN, barkless, Douglas Fir, split, 1/2 cord, $50 incl tax. Call Shoreline Pile Driving @ (250)769-7694. VERY Dry Split Pine, $50/pickup load or $60. delivered. 250-868-6577 Misc. for Sale DO YOU NEED LARGE AMOUNTS OF FREE FILL? (250)307-3839 Dacron Enterprises LTD. $200 & Under BEAUTIFUL Broyhill pine Entertainment unit, in 2 sections, w/4 drawers 42"Wx75"H $200.obo. 250-765-6261 COMPUTER Chair, $30. 250-765-6261 COMPUTER System, WIN XP, Internet ready, excellent condition, $200. 869-2363 Kel FOR sale. 1 good treadmill, $200 obo. 250-764-7372 TRAILER Chaiss (U-Bilt) 15" wheels, Heavy Duty springs, $200.Apply 1310 Creekside rd FOR ALE BY S OWN E R 2 BD, 2 BA, BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED TOWNHOUSE IN GATED COMMUNITY IN LOWER MISSION. CLUBHOUSE WITH POOL. VERY PRIVATE PATIO THAT BACKS ONTO CREEK. VAULTED CEILINGS, 3 SKYLIGHTS, LOTS OF UPGRADES. A MUST SEE AT $369,000. FOR APPOINTMENT CALL 250-762-0678. Houses For Sale ******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 4BD, 2bth clean & spacious home. New furnace, windows, many updates, loads of prking. $359,900. MLS Charlene Bertrand, Coldwell Banker, 250-870-1870 CLEAN 4-bdrm + den, 3-bath, garage, lower Middleton Mtn, large fenced yard, exc/view. 2010 Assessment $347,000 Asking $330,000. Call Antonio, RCR Roofing, 250-309-4704 Appt only MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 5YR. 3.99% VARIABLE 2.05% Trish at 250-490-8324 Get Your Rental. . Brand new 3 bed, 2 bath, FUNctional floor plan. Sundeck. Concrete foundation. $189,900 plus GST. Phase 3 - over 50% sold out. So act fast. BOOK YOUR AD TODAY (250) 763-7114 MCKENZIE Ridge: Fully finished 3 bed den, 2 full bath and 1 bedrm suite, all appliances, c/a, landscaped & u/g irrig, 2 decks, double garage. $489,900. 778-753-2400 THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime. $300 & Under 30Gal. Aquarium, 20 fish, supplies, stand, spare parts, $250. 1310 Creekside Road COMPUTER LAPTOP, WIN XP, internet, excellent condition, $300. 250-869-2363 (Kel) TEAK Hutch & buffet. Excellent condition. $150/piece. Call 250-764-8381 WHITE Fridgidaire self-clean stove. $230 (250)491-8177 ACCENT HOMES CALL 250-769-6614 CLICK: SALES & SERVICE DIRECTORY RENOVATIONS HOME RENOVATIONS � Kitchen Remodels � Painting � Plumbing �Electrical � Tile Work � To-Do Lists � Much More 250-763-7114 Call www.accenthomes.ca Presentation Centre 1680 Ross Rd. West Kelowna. ROSTKA Enterprises Ltd. � Bath Remodels � Decks � Drywall EXPERIENCED CRAFTSMEN QUALITY WORKMANSHIP SERVICE YOU CAN TRUST BAYSIDE PLUMBING & Gas Fitting A Division of Bayside Developments Ltd. Qualified, Reliable. � Bonded �Installations � Repairs � Renovations � H. Water Tank � Washer, Dryer � Dishwasher Over 30 yrs. Experience PLUMBING EXCAVATING ELECTRICAL The Okanagan's Renovation Specialists Residential and Commercial, Additions, Garages, Basements, Windows, Doors, Decks, Fencing, Carpentry, Drywalling, Painting Top Quality Worksmanship & Service MEMBER Rob 250-878-8049 Off. 250-764-5449 Lic. & Insured - Ref's available (WCB Coverage) Kelowna � 250-717-5500 kelowna.handymanconnection.com Licensed, Bonded & Insured Independently Owned and Locally Operated Call Walter 250-766-5580 Cell 250-317-2279 Excavator & Bobcat Service, Sewer Hookups, Underground Utilities, Footing, Backfilling, Basements, Driveways, Landscaping, Retaining Walls, Rubber Track Excavator w/ blade. Estimates, Fully Insured. Kory 250-451-9095 Cell: 250-869-9125 Serving Kelowna, Westside, Lk Country KRENNYS EXCAVATING D. FRANCIS ELECTRIC LTD Residential/Commercial/Industrial. Small jobs, new construction & renovations, panel changes, quality workmanship. Contractor #91625. 250-768-9967 250-317-6843 FLOORING � Custom Floor Refinishing � Supply & Install of Hwd., Laminate, Cork & Tile � Samples to your door � BBB Accredited � Licensed & Insured Call Rick 250-808-7668 DRYWALL SERVICES & REPAIRS New work & renovation work. Over 30 yrs. experience. Framing, boarding, taping, texture t-bar ceilings & insulation. Call Ken 250-212-9588 DRYWALL BATHROOM RENOS Well Built Construction � Acrylic tub liners installed right over your old tub & tiles � Tub to shower conversions � Complete renovations #1-1255 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6R3 ELECTRICAL Residential & Commercial Wiring, New Construction, Renovations & Service Changes. Complete telephone & data cabling services, Prompt quality service. Licensed & Bonded Call Steve 250-864-2099 (cont#90929) INTERIOR DESIGN COLOUR CONSULTATIONS Special Savings On Custom Drapes, Blinds & Painting � Painting � Renovations PLUMBING & HEATING KOSKI PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS FITTING Gas fireplace service installs, hot water tank replacement, furnace service & replacement. Repairs, reno's. Residential, commercial. Bonded & Insured A & S Electric HEATING � New & Existing Heating Systems � Heat pumps, A/C � Gas fitting � Licensed & Insured. � Replacement Furnace. SOMMERFELD HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Call Wayne (250) 215-6767 250-826-2284 www.well-built.ca PLATINUM INTERIORS Diane 250-212-6128 Call Troy, 250-718-0209 WELDING & FABRICATION METAL FABRICATION LTD. Fences � Gates � Railings � Security Bars � Cargo Racks � Rollcages � Boat Railings & more. Tube Bending Specialists www.getbentmetalfab.ca ROOFING Two Ply Torch On Systems � Asphalt Shingles � Tile Roofing � New & Re-roofs � Repairs/Maintenance � Guaranteed Workmanship CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATIONS MARAINE CONSTRUCTION Over 30 yrs. experience. Quality workmanship �Carpentry, Drywall, Framing, Tiling, Cabinet, Deck, Plumbing, Flooring, etc. �Mobile workshop RENOVATIONS EXCELLENT AND RELIABLE SERVICE WE SHOW UP! NO JOB TOO SMALL 10% DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS �Bathrooms �Decks �Drywall �Electrical �Flooring �Kitchens �Landscaping �Painting �Plumbing �Tile Work PAINTING "ONE ROOM, OR YOUR WHOLE CASTLE" ER RENOVATIONS DALE'S PAINTING SERVICE 250-863-4418 250-212-5996�250-808-5996 email@example.com 862-9333 PAINTING KELOWNA A BETTER PLACE SINCE 1982 All types of demolition. Locally owned & operated. FREE ESTIMATES ALL WEST DEMOLITION LTD. DEMOLITION HEATING & A/C Southern BC Heating & Air Conditioning � Heat Pumps Over 30 Years � Fireplaces Experience � Furnaces Serving the � Repair Okanagan Valley � Install � Sales 250-681-3869 Call Martin @ 250-300-4657 ERNIE 250-765-0879 � RICK 250-765-3553 call 250-808-0895 RENOS & HOME IMPROVEMENTS Chipster's Renovations firstname.lastname@example.org Household Renovations, Carpentry, Electrical, Painting, Plumbing, Stucco & house additions REMODELING THE OLD PRO'S Licenced & Insured KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN LITTLE REPAIRS Last month for Government tax credit. We will match it and pay taxes on any installed kitchen or bathroom. MARYANNE'S KITCHEN DESIGN DESIGN & INSTALL (250) 826-0091 Allan Hoce, General Contractor Small Household & Yard Repairs. A man that helps seniors get little jobs done. From lighting fixture upgrades, cleaning eaves troughs to re-keying locks and desktop computer upgrades & virus scans. Call Barry 250-826-2599 CALL 250-317-7523 (250) 826-5627 (jobs) ESTIMATES ARE ALWAYS FREE! Call 250-763-7114 Advertise your services here! B14 capital news Wednesday, January 20, 2010 www.kelownacapnews.com Townhouses THINKING OF SELLING? For a confidential, no obligation, free market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-762-9446 or 250-860-1100 anytime. Apt/Condo for Rent 2 bdrm, Downtown, beside creek, newly renod, 5 appliances, utilities & cable incl $1095/month 250-862-4529 2 br 2 bthr new quality condo in desirable Old Glenmore, Check www.centrepointkelow na.com, near Apple Bowl, Parkinson Rec, Downtown, cycl/walk route, Kel G & C Club & Orchard Park, top floor quiet side with nice mtn view, 11 ft c, granite ct, 6 SS appls, fp, tile and carpet, storage, sec ug heated parking, no smokers, small pet ok, good deal to right tenants at 1200 util, avail Feb 1st., 250-765-7170. Homes for Rent 1BD Cottage, very quiet, in park-like setting along Mission Crk. KLO area, sing. prof. pref. 1 person only, ns, ndogs, cat?, $725.mo. +pwr., 250-762-6627 1BD, Ellison. FS, WD, avail immed. NS, NP, $750 utils. DD & ref''s. 250-765-5208 1bd House for rent, kitchen & 1bth, good view, on farm. $650+uitls. 250-863-0507 225 Murray Cres. 2bd, 2bth, hrwd fls, $1200 utils incl. NS. Call 250-495-7084 2.5BD, Mission. np/ns/nd. Mature couple/retired. $1200/mo +util. ref''s. LM (250)764-1237 2BD, 1bth full house w/lrg fenced yard, pool & fireplace, avail immed, NP, NS, DD req'd. $1100. 250-717-7298 2BD, 2ba, avail now or later until June 30th. Fully furn''d & equip'd newer house Upper Mission. Panoramic view of lake OK. $1800.utils incl. Ref''s. Dog neg. Call 764-4946 2BD House, Knox Mnt. Fenc'd yard, workshed, NS. Near lake $1150. Call 250-762-2753 2BD. Priv. fenced yrd. w/view. Carport. f/s, $950 +util. Avail. Now. 250-491-9340 2-BEDROOM, 5-Appliances, Deck, Pet OK $1150 OR 3Bedroom, 2-Baths, 6-Appliances, Family Room, Fireplace, Patio, Garage, $1400. 250-860- 1961 Register Online www.homefinders.ca 3BD 2bath, main flr house, Rutland, close to bus, 1600 sqft, school & Macs store, Avail. Now. ns, np, $1100.+ 50%utils. 250-575-0940 3BD. Feb. 1st. top flr., hotub, fenced yrd, nice view, Blk. Mtn. $1100, ref''s, no dogs, 250-681-9086 3BD Home, 1bth, on orchard, S.E. Kelowna $1600+utils. Feb 15/March 1. 250-317-5871 3BD House, NS, NP, Dec 1., Rutland Upper Bench, call 250- 765-9575 3BD Mobile hm. on Crawford area acreage, rm. for horse or ??, recent reno's. Avail. Feb. 1. $1100.mo. 250-878-3111 3BDR house near hospital, fen''d yard, carport, sundeck, laundry, non smoking, no pets, mature adults, ref''s. $995. 250-801-9900 3BDRM GLENROSA Area. $1575mo???. Available Jan 1st. NO PETS. 250-8699788 or 250-491-3345 3BDRM., Living rm, kitchen, 1.5bth up stairs. 1 computer rm down st. (250)860-2930 3BDRM, Winfield area, $1550 ?. NO PETS. Avail Dec 1 or sooner. Overlooks Wood Lake on East side. Close to schools. Call 250-869-9788 or 250-491-3345 3BD. Springvalley area, cls. to shop/bus 5-appl, deck, share utils., $1195. 250-868-9059 3BD, Winfield Home, no bsmt, 6appl, AC, deck, Avail Feb 1. NS, NP, $1250., utils. 250-766-3395 Home 4BD. COUNTRY Living hme, np, ns, quiet mature cpl., ref's. $1400.mo quiet area 765-5656 4BDRM, 3bth, W.Kel., New Paint, Carpets, Appls. Wood FP. $1700/mth. Fax Application & Ref''s: 1-604-909-0272 $500 move in allowence, large 4bd house + bonus rm, 1.5bth, lrg deck, FS, DW, micro, CA, ug sprinklers, shr'd lndry, priv yard, quiet street. NS, NP. $1695 incl utils. 1-250-3713382 or 250-317-5122 5 Houses/Suites Lakeview Heights view, duplex,start 1bdrm $500, 3 bdrm $1,200 & 6 bdrm $ 2,500 (Util, Pets Furniture Term) neg Jim 769-3123 AVAIL now, immaculate, 2bdrm rancher, sunroom/den, all appl. gas f/p, ac, lrg.lot, single garage, newer paint & flooring, located on Westside of Kelowna in Fintry a rural lake community, 35mins to either downtown Kelowna or downtown Vernon. $1300/mo. R.R. Kristi 1-604-862-8039, email email@example.com BRIGHT, Spacious, 1800sq' 3bd, 2bth house, quiet street, Capri/Springfield area. WD, FS & DW. $1250+utils. NS, NP, avail Feb 1st. 250-860-4012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info CLEAN 3bd bsmt, quiet area, FS, NS couple/sm. family, Sm. pet neg., $1250.mo. 861-5757 EXEC. New w/o Bungalo, 4bd, hrdwd, SS appl, 5mins to DT, amazing lakeview. $2450. Call 250-769-2099 Homes for Rent EXCEPTIONAL Lakefront character hme: Lwr. Mission, priv. country garden setting. 4BD. 3ba., part. furn'd., outdoor ammens., boatslip, 12mos. rental, mature cple. pref., ns, np, $2950.mo. Avail. Feb. or Mar. 1-403-390-0190. FULLY furn''d. 1bd house on acreage near Kelowna, all utils & cbl incl. Avail immed. Quiet, mature tenants only. $850. 250-861-8907, 250-317-2546 GUEST House for Rent Ready Feb. 15th. 2 bdrm/den, 2 baths, W/D, F/S, Dishwasher; Hwy 33E. near Joe Rich Hall. $1,000/mo. pluse utilities. No Pets. email@example.com PEACHLAND Rancher, 3bd. +den Semi waterfrt, $1450, 5appl, ref's 1-604-856-2391 WANT TO OWN? HAVE YOUR RENT MONEY WORKING FOR YOU!!! RENT TO OWN, ALL AREAS, GENEROUS RENT CREDIT. NO QUALIFICATION. FREE INFO www.okanaganleaseoption.com WHY Rent When You Can Own? Pymts As Low As You Have Now! Good Credit? Steady Job? See how easy it is! M. Gidden, MacDonald Rlty kelownafirsttimebuyers.com Shared Accommodation ROOMMATE to share house in north end. Cbl/int in lg. unfurn'd. rm. responsible ns, $500. utils incl. 860-5787 Suites, Lower EXECUTIVE SUITE in $1,000,000 home, 2bd, 2bth, 1kit., $1500, 1500sq'' - 3bd, 3bth 2 kits, $2000, 2000sq''. All appl, lake/city view, insuite storage. Ted, 250-769-1068 Suites, Upper 2BD. DT. Share w/d, Avail. Feb. 1, $850. 10min. walk to Prospera. 765-0609 Acreage SHUSWAP RIVER FRONT 11.3 acres w/shop. $400,000. 1985 house on 22.5 acres. $800.000. 15.9 acres. $400,000. Water and services. 250-838-7660. Suites, Lower 1BD 1Ba ? $775. Upper Mission, nice, lvl entry, newer home, priv ent & lndry, quiet prof. NS, NP. 250-764-8854 1BD. Bsmt. ste. Cent. Rutland, f/s, wireless, shared laundry, incl. util/sat. tv. ns, np, $725. Avail. now. 250-765-7303 LOWER 2bd walk-out, N. Rutland home. $800 incl utils & WD. 1/2blk to transit & mins drive to UBCO. NP, NS. 250-765-5178 for info. LRG 3BD bsmt suite, avail Feb 1st. DT. Lndry, AC, NS, NP, close to school & hospital, $1300 utils incl. 250-717-1291, 250-878-7199 NEW bd, Incl cbl, int, $430. New 1bd suite incl cbl, int, $700. Call 250-491-4473 or 250-575-5070 SELF contained and private 1 Bedroom walkout basement suite; 1200 sq ft; Living Room with wood burning fireplace, Dining Room; Private entrance; Private laundry; Storage room; Off-street parking; Patio with lake view; 5 appliances; Non Smoker; $950 per month; $450 Damage deposit; Central air, cable and Utilities included; Available 17 Jan 2010; Located right across the bridge on the Westside in an established quiet residential area (West Kelowna Estates); minutes from downtown Kelowna; Contact at 769-5378 or firstname.lastname@example.org SPACIOUS 3BDRM, gas FP, laundry, garden setting w/lakeview, Winfield. NS, NP. $1200 utils incl. School-bus route. Avail now. 250-717-6910 2BDRM suite avail soon, lndry incl, NS, NP. $800. Call 250-718-6505 2BD, spacious, bright, brand new, own ent., no stairs, NS, NP, Nparties. $900 incl utils. 250-801-8542 Apt/Condo for Rent 3bdrm,1bath, Rutland,near G r e e n w a y, F, S , D W, s h a r e d laundry,NS,NP,DD $1350 utils included.250-765-4993 1BD. 1880 Pandosy, senior building, NP, NS, all utils & WD incl. Avail immed. 250-878-0136 1BD. Ask about our signing bonus, incl. heat, np, clean, safe, quiet enviroment, cls. to bus/lake/shops, pls. call Heather 250-763-7955 1BD +den, brand new, 2ba, 6th flr. units in Madison, 1pkng, gym access, ns, np, only adults need apply, 6mos. lease req'd, Feb. 1, $1500.mo. 604-375-2352, 250-317-8178 1BD. Lg. condo DT Kel., FS, WD, DW, AC. cvr'd. prkng., $850mo.Calvin,250-878-8650 1BD or 2bd, avail immed. Quiet, secured, updated building located in DT area. Walking dist to shopping. Culteral district, Waterfront Park, bus route. Incl FS, DW. Building amenities include beautiful landscaped courtyard, laundry room & covered secure prking. Price starts at $800. Special Offer for Jan. & Feb. Call Jagoda for info @250-762-0571 1BD Suite $750. & Bachelor suite $650. +elec. DT Kel., f/s, coin w/d, parking, 869-1506 1st MONTH FREE - 1 BDRM: DW, W/D hook-ups. Spectacular lakeviews. Award winning gardens. 1/2 blk to Gyro beach, bus & Mission Park shops. Indoor pool, hot tub & fitness center. $895-$985. No pets. 3195 Walnut. 250-762-3455 www.thepalisade.ca 1st MONTH FREE - 2 BDRM 2 BATH: Deluxe top floor suite, vaulted ceiling, 330 sqft patio, balc, FP, walk-in closet, ensuite, DW, W/D hook-ups. Award winning gardens. 1/2 blk to Gyro Beach, bus & Mission Park shops. Indoor pool, hot tub & fitness centre. $1375. No pets. 3195 Walnut. 250-762-3455 www.thepalisade.ca 1st MONTH FREE - 2 BDRM: New reno, SS, granite, DW, W/D. Spectacular lakeviews. Award winning gardens. 1/2 blk to Gyro beach, bus & Mission Park shops. Indoor pool, hot tub & fitness center. $960-$1220. No pets. 3195 Walnut. 250-762-3455 www.thepalisade.ca 2BD, 1bth top suite, Old Ok Hwy, Westbank, priv WD, FS, fenced yard, pet/kids ok. $980 utils incl or 2bd, 2bth suite top of house, newly reno'd, Glenrosa Westbank, WD, FS, large cov'd deck, fnc'd yard, pet/kids ok, $1050 utils incl. 250-862-1181 2BD 2Ba, 2yrs old, w/d, f/s, dw, nr. sch/shops/prks. Rutland. Avail now. Reduc'd $1000 1st month 1/2 price 250-215-2843 2BD, 2 bth, 2 prking lots. Avail now. $985. Call 250-860-5613 Baron Rd. 2BD?, 2bth, 2 storey, 5appl, gas FP, AC, secure prking, NP, NS, avail immed. 250-763-6600, 250-878-5968 2BD & 3BD Newly reno'd, fireplace, hrwd, on Harvey near Richter. $1000. & $1100.util incl. Call 250-863-8320 2 BD. 45+ SUITE at Winchester Place, 3201 Richter St. in Kelowna's Mission. Incl. 2 bthrms, W/D, balcony, strge. locker and u/g parking. Bright west-facing. Excllnt. neighbourhood. Across fr. SaveOn, Tim Hortons, banks, medical. Dbl. occ. max. No Smoking, No Pets. $930/mo. Avail approx Feb 1. Jim @ 250-762-8090 & 250-864-0079 2BD Condo for rent across from college, $1150?. NS, NP. Feb 1. 250-215-6758 2BD. ? Executive 1380sf. 7appl., on Shannon Lake Golf Course. $1200. 250-470-9384 after 5pm 2 BDRM, $975 hydro, f/s, NO PETS, on Rutland Rd. South, Belgo Area, on bus route, Avail. now. 491-3345 or 869-9788 (Cell) CAPRI Area, 2bd, 2bth, 6appl, bright crnr. unit, ns, np, fp avail immed. $1050. 250-764-1733 Avail Imm. Newer 2bdrm, 2bath condo. Lake Country NS/NP, close to amenities, bus route, 6appl, 1 u/g parking & storage. Gym, Pool, Hottub, Lounge. $1075. 250-550-0399 IMMEDIATELY available. two 1bd suites in quiet downtown location, 55+, $650-$750 + utils. Secured prking avail. Manager on site. Call 250-860-4056 for appointment to view LEGACY II in Rutland, 2Bd, 2ba. laundry rm. 6appl. ac, u/g prkng. incls. utils. $1100. 250-765-4654 & 250-808-4654 NEW, 2 beds, 2 full baths in Glenmore. Vaulted ceilings, wood/tile floors, stainless steel appliances, Washer/dryer & vacuum system included. Suitable for professional single or couple. Refs Req'd, N/S, pets negotiable. Feb. or March. $1295 868-8763 or email@example.com THUNDERBIRD/EVERGREEN APTS. 435/395 Franklyn Road, Kelowna. 1 and 2 bedroom suites, 3-appliances, AC, drapes, walk-in storage, underground secure parking, hot water included, Laundry facilities on site. Close to excellent shopping, major bus routes (excellent bus service to all campuses, Orchard Park Mall & downtown), theaters, medical facilities & restaurants. Rental incentives offered to qualified applicants. Call 250-762-5932 for appointment to view. Office/Retail AVAIL Feb 1st. 625sq' office/retail space, grnd flr/street access. DT banking district. Priv washroom & 1 prking. Agatha, 250-769-7281 AVAIL NOW! 2nd flr office use at 1511 Sutherland Ave. Open concept w/private window offices. Sized at 707sf. & 926sf. Bae rent $8.50/per sf + common expenses. To view call Keith @ 250-448-6797 HWY 97 North, 1800sq' of retail, 2100sq' of Office/Retail for lease. Rutland area 250-7653295, 250-860-5239 Recreation Silver Star Luxury ski chalet. Real ski in/out, beautiful wood f/p, 4-bdrm, 3,000sqft, hot tub, n/s, n/p, (250)308-1917 Apartment Furnished SHORT TERM Hospital respite for patients and family. New 1bd self contained suite, gorgeous lakeview, 5mins to DT/hospital. $57/night, weekly/monthly rates. 250-7699091 Room & Board FULLY Furn''d. rm. w/tv. PC access, everything provided, senior's okay 250-491-7657 Rooms for Rent CLEAN Furn. rooms/suites DT Kel W/D utils incl $475+/mo, Quiet Male, 250-861-5757 FURN'D.Incl. w/d, int/ cbl. & utils. Female working or student, np, $400.&up 870-7183 LG. Furn'd. rm. cbl/wd, share kit/ba., DT cls. to amens. & lake, quiet area, student or working female only, $600. incl's all. 250-860-4291 Lynn. SHARED accom upstairs, hrwd flr, nice & clean, prefer male. $550. 250-862-6752 Commercial/ Industrial HWY 97N for lease 1acre of Industrial compounded yard, 250-765-3295 - 250-860-5239 Duplex / 4 Plex 1/2 DUPLEX, avail immed, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, garage, fenced yard, big sundeck, $1000. Westbank. 768-2627. 2BD, 1bth in orchard. $850 incl utils. 250-317-4810, 250-863-9737 2BD. WB 5plex, Creekside, f/s, w/d hk-up., np, clean, Feb. 1, $900.+utils, 250-717-7302 3BD. 3ba. & ensuite, Westside, priv. w/d, wood flr's. vaulted ceilngs, grge, sm. pet $1450.mo. Avail Feb.15 orMar.1st, 707-0023 & 863-4218 3BD Duplex w/fs, wd, carport & storage shed, lg. crawl space, DT Westbank, $1200. Ref''s. req. 250-707-1416 DUPLEX Downtown, 2 bd main, 2 bd down, 1.5 bath, NP, NS, DD $1400 + utils Call (250)765-6039. FEB 1st. 2bd mainflr in 4plex near OUC (KLO) FS, WD, AC, NP, NS, $950?. Newly reno''d w/carpet. 250-717-3407 LRG 3bd, 2bth, 5appl, AC, w/garage, main flr fourplex. 624 Francis Ave. $1350 incl hydro. 764-0419, 764-3159. Avail Jan 15. WITH ensuite, walk-in closet, Springvalley, cls. to bus/shops cbl/int, $550.util inc. sm. pet ok, 868-9150,1-250-832-5430 Shared Accommodation 1 Executive rm. in shared house. Lg. mod. bdrm. comp/int/TV all up to date, 1blk. fr. KLO campus, bus & shops $650.+dd, 763-2727 993 KLO Rd, fully furn'd apt suite, 2bd, own bth, priv shower, insuite lndry, 100meters to KLO college, main ent, own prking, near bus terminal, close to beach, banks, shopping, Save On Foods & Mission Park. $500+1/2 utils. Call 250-718-4562 Cov'd prking Westbank room for rent, priv bth, utils incl, $475. Ref's. 250-769-8287 ENTIRE lower level, incl lrg familyrm, own bth, 1bdrm, shr'd kit/lndry only. $600. Avail immed. 250- 717-7022 FEB. 1, Upstairs suite, Rutland 2bdrm's. avail., furn'd., inc. utils/cbl/int/ph. new reno, $500.mo. 250-807-2006 FURN''D Bedroom, Rutland, NP/NS, $480 incl utils, cble, int, free lndry. 765-1633 LOOKING for quiet, kind, reliable NS person to share a 2 bdrm bsmt. suite. $450. Feb 1. 778-478-7783 Private bdrm semi-pri bth, quiet person, $475, everything incl. 1-888-492-2543 PRIVATE Living area shared kit. WB. $550 (250)487-7447 & 250-768-3659 lv. mess. 1BD. Blk. Mtn. area $650.mo. elderly pref f/s, np, ns, Feb. 1st 250-469-2262 & 807-2207 1BD., Bright, Spacious, Updated, close to DT & bus, incl. f/s, w/d, ns, np, quiet, responsible tenant., recently updated. $700. incl utils. Avail. now 250-860-7694, 250-763-1222, 1BD bsmt suite, Rutland area. Sep ent, self contained, $750 incl utils. WD, NS, avail Feb 1st. 250-765-9879 1BD Carriage suite, N. Glenmore, avail immed, near bus & amens, all appl, $850 utils incl. Connie, 250-763-6864 eves. 1BD, Mission area, ns, nprtys, np, $785.mo. Mar. 1, ref's. req'd. 764-4928 for interview. 1-BEDROOM, 4-Appliances, $750 Including Utilities, Cable & Internet OR 2-Bedroom, 5-Apppliances, Pet OK $850 Including Utilities. 250-8601961 Register Online www.homefinders.ca 1ST MONTH FREE - 1 BDRM ground floor suite: W/D, 1/2 blk to beach, bus & Mission Park shops. $650. 387 Meikle. 250-860-3982 2BD. 1ba. Rutland/McCurdy area, very clean bright, gr. lev., cvrd. patio, fncd. bckyrd, f/s, cent. air, b/i vac, u/g irrg., priv. prkng, nr. amens., share w/d, $900. util. NP, NS. Avail. Feb. 1, 250-491-4506. 2BD bsmt suite, nice & clean, 5min to UBC, utils incl, $775. Call 250-766-1314 or 250-718-1975. 2BD bsmt suite, NS, NP, no parties, close to UBCO & bus stop. $950 incl utils. DD req'd 778-753-1356 2BD. +Den, $950mo. nr. school & shopping crt. 380 Jan 15th, Hardie Rd. Rutland, 250-862-5756, 250-864-6810. 2BD Hosp. area, bright, fresh paint, new carpets, fp, $850.mo. call 250-470-1315 2bd legal suite, Rutland, $850+dd, cls to UBCO, NP, Feb 1st. 765-0695 & 215-9763 2bdm Winfield bsmt, priv ent., FS, NS, NP, avail Feb 1, $790 incl utils, DD. 250-766-3395 2BD, New, Bright nr Hosp. ns/np, laundry. Mature & resp. adults w/ref. $825/mo. Call 250-801-9900. 2BDRM bsmt avail now, $800 incl utils. NP, NS. Call 250-864-7404 2BDRM suite. $750 incl utils. Sep ent & lndry, near school & bus, newly reno'd. Call 250-317-8515 2 bdrm suite. Newly renovated. NS, Nparties, cat OK. $900mo utilites and cable inc. Avail Feb 1. Call Ryan 250-575-7168 2BD spacious, sep ent, shard lndry, uti+ sat incl. $950. Avail now. 250-448-5363/215-1378 2BD suite avail Feb 1/15 located in cul-de-sac in Glenmore, bright & very clean, sep ent., 2prking spaces, own WD insuite, beautiful backyard & bbq, NS, NP. $950 incl hydro & gas. 778-478-1323 3BDRM, S. Rutland. Very Spac. Reno''d, Incl. New Kitchen. F/S, W/D. $1125 utils. Avail Jan. 15. (250)491-3188 3BD. Rutland/McCurdy area, bright upper flr. 2ba. gas fp, cvrd. deck, fncd. bckyrd, f/s, cent. air, b/i vac, u/g irrg., 2car grge., nr. amens., share w/d, $1250. util. NS, NP. Avail. Feb. 1, 250-491-4506. AVAIL Feb 1st. 2bd. w/carport & storage, behind Plaza 33, ns, nprty's, np, seniors or working only. Incl. 5appls. $900. 250-451-9923 EXCELLENT Condition 2bd, 5appl, uils incl, quiet cul-desac, nice yard. $1200. Avail Feb 1st. Call 250-717-3580 WESTSIDE lrg 1bd + fireplace, $800+utils. Also Westside 2bd+den w/o, $900+utils. Close to all amens. Rutland cozy 2bd house, $1100+utils. 250-869-5500, 250-469-1566 Townhouses 2BD, 2bth, 5appl, newly reno''d on Duck Lake, near airport & university, 1200sq'', NS, NP. 250-765-2975, 250-305-8220 Suites, Upper 1BD, near DT, NS, $795/mo. incl uitls & cbl. Call 250-7637480 2BD above ground suite, newly reno''d, FS, DW, micro., shr''d lndry, CA, NP, NS, quiet area. Parking avail. $995/mo incl utils. 1-250-371-3382 or 250-317-5122 2BD, 2bth reno''d loft townhouse, close to college. Avail Feb 1st. Call 250-762-0571 2BD. 2Ba. MOVE IN BONUS! Fresh, renovated Townhome, bright, clean, 1100 sq'', 2 car prk., AC, 3appl, WD hook-up, great clean complex, nr. Athens pool, NS. Ask for bonus, 1yr lease. $995. 250-212-4778 Avail Now www.rentalkelowna.ca click on Laurel Crt. Follow the ROCKETS with real-time scores, team schedules, league standings, interviews, player profiles, video and more. Check out stories and stats from the Rockets and all the other BCHL, WHL & AHL teams. ONLINE ALL THE TIME AT kelownacapnews.com SPONSORED BY Mobile Homes & Pads NEWLY renovated 3bdrm, 2bth, mobile home, with large 12''X36'' deck. Fence, orchard setting, close to schools, shopping, on bus route. N/S, N/P, ref. req''d, $1200/mth plus utilities. avail. immediately call 250-766-5460 3BDRM+ den, ground level entry, avail immed, close to hwy, school, bus, etc. $1400. 250-718-5160 AVAILABLE Feb 1. 2 bdrm bsmt suite on acreage in Belgo area. Very clean and bright. F/S/DW and W/D. Gas Fireplace. No smoking. No pets. $750 inc util. 250-491-0303. BACHELOR suite, E. Kelowna, June Springs Rd. Feb 1st utils incl, above grnd. $475. 250-764-2719 or cell 250-317-1049 after 5pm BLK Mnt area. 1bd, $650. 2bd, $725 utils incl. Sep ent, prking, ref''s req''d. Call Paul 250-765-7504. ORCHARD FORD Homes for Rent 1BD. Carriage Hse. nr. KGH, avail. Feb. 1 or 15, sing. person, ns, nprtys, pets?, 650sf., w/d, ac, $850.mo. 862-2453 3bd Farmhouse in Winfield, $1250. Call 250-868-2767 BRAND new 2bd bsmt suite, priv lndry & patio, full appl, Winfield, 15 mins to university, NS, NP. $1000 incl utils. Call Kyle 250-869-4542 BRIGHT, SPACIOUS suite in Ellison, near UBCO. Private parking. Shared Laundry. Can be furnished. Must see. $750. utilities incl. 250-864-2929 www.kelownacapnews.com Wednesday, January 20, 2010 capital news B15 Townhouses 2BD. to share w/one other $450. +1/2 util. & cble. minutes walk fr. Park. Rec, buses & Spall Mall. on quiet Cul-deSac, 2nd flr., lg. balcony, overlooks courtyard, smoker considered n/p, n/c, 778-478-1082 Cars - Domestic Recreational/Sale 2008 34'' Bighorn 5th wh. trailer, w/3 slides, king bed, f/p w/elect. heater, laundry rm. w/wd, country shower, Corian counters, tbl. & chairs, heated bsmnt. immaculate used once. $49,000.obo. 250-491-3113 Trucks & Vans 2005 GMC 1500 4x4, ext-cab, S/B, canopy, excellent cond $12,500 (250)306-3787 2006 Honda Ridgeline, low mileage, 14K, like new. $25,500. 250-769-9321 2006 Silverado SE 4x4 s/box, 1/2t Off Road, c/cab. 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Low KMS- Offers 250-837-2694 Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of Christine Rose Kirtz formerly of 415-1961 Durnin Road, Kelowna, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Christine Rose Kirtz are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors at 301- 1665 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2B3, on or before February 19, 2010, after which date the Executors will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. 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Call 250-763-7114 to advertise your OPEN HOUSE DreamCatcher-Loans.com Coquitlam Chrysler DL#7557 Motorcycles 2008 Yamaha Raptor 700R, like new, barely ridden, $6888 obo. 250-808-2469 Tenders Tenders Tenders Auto Services ALL Auto Repairs Guaranteed. Straightline Autobody & Paint. 27yrs. Priv. shop & quality workmanship 764-1849 2008 Harley Davidson `Street Bob" Vance & Hines pipes, 3800 miles. 250-862-6160. $17,500 INVITATION TO TENDER T10-009 Organics Grinding Sealed tenders, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words "Organics Grinding T10-009" will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3pm, Local Time, February 2, 2010. Tenders will be opened publicly at that time. There will be a non-mandatory site meeting on January 21, 2010 at 10am Pacific Standard Time at the location specified in the tender document. The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, to waive defects in any bid or tender documents and to accept any tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest bid or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender documents may be obtained at no charge from kelowna.ca or from the Purchasing Department, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4. Cars - Domestic 1989 OLD's Cutlass/ Calais, $1000. Runs great, extra tires. 250-860-7036. 1990 Chev. Tracker, 270k's, very good. cond. $2800. 250-768-9648 2003 PT Cruiser, auto, ac, 44,000k's. ex. cond. serv. history $6950.obo 250-448-6806 Off Road Vehicles ATV-UTV CLEARANCE!! Kids Dirtbike/ATV Start@$249 Adult@ $1499 E-Scooter $689 Buggies, UTV, Plows, Snowblower www.KDMSports.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123 Tenders Tenders Cars - Domestic irect Buy D $$$ ve & Sa Buy D & Sav irect e $$$ GIANT AUTOandAUCTION Buy Direct Save Thousands on your next vehicle purchase. Bailiff Repo's, Police Recoveries, Lease Backs, Fleet Returns, Bankruptcies Come see for yourself, you'll be amazed at the HUGE SAVINGS Expressions of Interest and Prequalification for Tender. The Golden Nordic Ski Club Society is receiving proposals to pre-build a natural or manufactured log daylodge and its roof structural components, suitable for later installation on a concrete foundation. Builder will be required to complete the assembly/ manufacture of these components by March 31, 2010, and then store them for later disassembly and transpor t to our site. Total square footage 2500 � 3000 split between two levels. Established log builders and manufacturers are invited to indicate their interest in bidding on this project via e-mail, and demonstrate their capacity to meet this deadline, so further details and plans can be provided to support your bid. pleeson@uniser ve.com kelowna.ca Over 175 Cars, Trucks, 4x4's & SUV's Adopt a Shelter Cat! 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Visit us online ! www.andres1.com audiotronic.ca EARN MILES ! $1 = 1 AEROPLAN� MILE 1-866-588-7777 KELOWNA 2153 Springfield Road (250) 860-2600 KAMLOOPS 745 Notre Dame Drive (250) 851-8700 PENTICTON 1001-2601 Skaha Lake Road (250) 493-3800 VERNON 200-3107 - 48th Avenue (250) 542-3000 ORCHARD PARK MALL Chapters Entrance (250) 860-8100 Springfield rd Entrance (250) 717-1511 A new series of weekly public discussions of contemporary ideas begins this Wednesday at UBC Okanagan. Hosted by graduate student Nelson Jatel, the discussions will be sparked by videos from the popular website TED.com, followed by a roundtable exploration of ideas ranging from the social sciences to mathematics. The first Ideas into Action, this Wednesday, Jan. 20, will feature TED.com presentations by Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce, and Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice. Sponsored by the Okanagan Sustainability Institute and UBC Okanagan Alumni and Community Relations, the Ideas to Action discussions will be held each Wednesday through April, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Fipke Centre (FIP 124) at UBC Okanagan. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.