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TIMELINE TAKES SHAPE FOR JAIL Kristi Patton Western News Staff

The MLA for the Boundary Similkameen hopes the business plan for the jail to be built on the Osoyoos Indian Band land will be complete in three months. MLA John Slater said he spoke with the minister last week to get an update on the business plan and timing of when the design phase could get started. “If we drag it out three or four years that is kind of silly, so we are trying to get the business plan together and ideally we would like to start construction early in 2013,” said Slater. “Whether that is possible, well, it’s going to be tough but we are working on it. We want to make sure we do it once and do it right, but between the Osoyoos Indian Band, Okanagan College and federal and provincial government, we are all trying to make this thing happen as reasonably quick as possible.” Slater said in the update given by the minister he was told it will take 60 to 90 days for the business plan to be complete. Once that is ¿nished, it will identify the timelines. The next phase is to have design work done and then it will go out to tender for the contract to build. “We all want to get it going. The prison is not only just going to help the local economy with jobs. Those are going to spin off and keep the arenas open, the curling clubs open, the swimming pools, the hospital, the schools — that is the biggest part on this,” said Slater. After the province announced the site selection in February, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond said it takes about four years to build a correctional facility the size of the one proposed in the South Okanagan. She suggested the province would be “pushing the envelope” to get it com-

plete by 2015 and it would more likely be early 2016. Slater said the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has looked at the intersection at Senkulmen Enterprise Park and deemed that the area would not need any realignment due to traf¿c generated by the jail. But, Slater said, there is four-lane construction work that is being looked at north of MacIntyre Bluff. Work to improve the safety at the Vaseux Lake corner and another just south of Gallagher Lake is also being considered. A land transaction or swap with a private landowner would need to take place at the Gallagher Lake corner. Upon the completion of the jail at Senkulmen Enterprise Park, it is suspected that more court time would be needed in Penticton to deal with cases. Premier Christy Clark previously told the Western News that she could not con¿rm that with the announcement of the jail being built in the South Okanagan would mean the Penticton courthouse would expand. The province did, however, appoint one new judge, Gregory Korturbash, to Penticton in February. Clark also announced in February that the province is launching a reform initiative to address the lack of effectiveness in B.C.’s justice system by conducting a complete review. B.C. spends over $1 billion annually on its public safety and justice system, but crime has declined at a faster rate than in any other province. The premier said it is an average of six times a person has to go to court before a trial and that is just one aspect that needs to be investigated in how to lower that to free up time of sheriffs, judges and the courts. Clark said during this review period all courthouses in the province, including Penticton, would be investigated for inef¿ciencies and recommendations on how to improve them.

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TEAM SPIRIT — Die-hard Penticton Vees fan Tina Gibson shouts out encouragement to her team in the third period of Wednesday’s BCHL Interior Conference playoff game against the Merritt Centennials at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The series is tied at a game apiece heading into tonight’s contest in Merritt. For story and photo see Page 21.


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KVR Trail access back on track Kristi Patton

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Bright pink strings attached to stakes mark the new path on a section of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail near Kaleden that had been shut off to the public for months. It also marks what appears to be the Âżrst steps leading to a positive conclusion of negotiations between landowner Debi McGinn and the provincial government. In December, McGinn fenced off a portion of the KVR Trail that ran through her property, forcing the public to detour around Alder Avenue. This was after McGinn couldn’t work out a deal with the provincial government to keep the trail open through a property exchange agreement. “We wanted to provide the trail, but we wanted fair compensation for it,â€? said McGinn. Two weeks ago, McGinn said she met with the provincial trail manager to present an alignment she believes the province will accept. This prompted the property owner to take early steps to reopen the trail to the public as a sign of good faith. But it was the tactic of closing off the trail to public use with a four-foot-high fence that had generated some hostility by trail users that encouraged them to contact politicians. “We took down the please email your MLA sign and replaced it with directional signage to the trail. I’m glad to have our community happy because it was stressful for us having done that within our own community and having criticism from people that are our neighbours,â€? said McGinn, who is positive about the negotiations but added should things go sideways the trail could close again. John Hawkings, provincial trail manager, said they are working co-operatively with the

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RACHEL BATTIE (right) rides along the KVR Trail on her horse Lyric with Makayla Dematos on her horse Gracie. The portion of the trail in Kaleden that was closed to public access has now been reopened with a new trail cut.

landowners to come up with a long-term solution to ensure the primary objective of public trail access and so McGinn can meet her objectives with the property. Hawkings said the province knows

the trail section is highly used and many people made sure that was apparent by contacting their MLAs or the province with their frustrations. “We are in very preliminary discussions.

Land administration procedures with Crown land are long and extensive. They are going to involve discussions with First Nations, of course, other interests and right-holders,â€? said Hawkings. “We are all going to do the best we can to work through those processes as fast as we can. We are still looking at what is required and what the possibilities are to make sure both parties can achieve their objectives.â€? McGinn said she proposed to give the province a 250-metre swath of their property that is about 15m wide in exchange for a triangle tip of Crown property at the road end of Alder Avenue. The narrow Âżnger runs along Okanagan Lake. Hawkings would not conÂżrm this or say which options are available for the negotiations, but said the province will continue to meet with McGinn over the next few weeks to reÂżne what options are available. “We haven’t gotten that far to determine what will be contemplated. That will determine what level of public process is required. If the question is, is the community going to have some input or say into it, I would say absolutely,â€? said Hawkings. McGinn said she and her husband have been waiting in “limboâ€? to build their home on the property, causing them headaches as they wait to Âżgure out setbacks, which also has put a pause on their home design plans. At a town hall meeting in Penticton in late December with Premier Christy Clark and Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson, it was learned that a subdivision application McGinn had submitted was before the province and a land exchange would not be pursued until that subdivision process was complete. McGinn has since withdrawn the subdivision application.

Change of course costs economic ofďŹ cer his job Steve Kidd Western News Staff

A change in direction was the only reason Dave Arsenault received for the sudden termination of his contract as Penticton’s economic development of¿cer. Dave Arsenault, who has held that post since 2009, received notice at noon Tuesday that his contract had been terminated, along with that of Calum Lloyd, research analyst for Penticton Economic Development Services. Economic Development, along with the visitor centre and tourism marketing for the city, has been in Àux recently, after city council decided not to renew the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce’s contract for the three services in November. Council instead awarded the con-

tracts to the Penticton Business Development group, which folded in February. The tourism contracts were awarded last week to a newly formed group, Penticton and Wine Country Tourism, but economic development was left out of the package. At an in camera meeting Monday evening, city council voted to move forward with their “change in direction� and terminate Arsenault and Lloyd’s employment. Mayor Dan Ashton explained that the contract was terminated now so that the position could be brought “in house� rather than being a contracted position under a third-party. “We assumed the operation after the issue that took place regarding the new direction that was being proposed for visitor information and marketing. When it didn’t transpire the way it was supposed to, we stepped in. Now what

we’re doing is bringing this in house,� said Ashton. “It was quite tumultuous, the turnover and the change. David has done a lot in the process of economic development and has been a professional all the way along.� Over his four years working in the city’s interests, Arsenault was involved with a variety of programs, including helping to develop the economic incentive program as well as an entrepreneurship program for students in co-operation with the school district and Okanagan College and helping bring a new Landmark Cinema development to the city after years of negotiations and other attempts. “It’s a pretty long list of things that I have done,� said Arsenault, who was recognized just last September by the Economic Development Association of B.C. for best practices in the delivery of services, especially in the area

of expansion and retention. Prior to starting work in Penticton, he worked in small business development for 15 years. Now, Ashton said, the city is going to take a completely different direction for economic development, starting with changing how Âżrst contact is handled with businesses and developers coming to the city. Even though the new economic development ofÂżcer will be a direct employee of the city, Ashton contends they will still work at arm’s length. “For it to work, it has to be nonpolitical — politics have to stay out of it,â€? said Ashton, explaining how bringing economic development inhouse will allow them to create a “one-stop shopâ€? for opportunities and information. “This way, we are doing our best to facilitate it, to make sure it is avail-

able. The economic development ofÂżce will be right there, senior staff will be right there, mayor and council are right there,â€? said Ashton. “It’s a whole different way of looking at it. It’s more of a best practice, we are seeing more and more of this.â€? Ashton said the city will be trying to get a new economic development ofÂżcer in place as soon as possible. Gillian Kenny, the city’s human resources ofÂżcer, conÂżrmed they are working on creating a posting. “Economic development really is a priority for the city, so they do want to have a turnaround time quite soon,â€? she said, adding that the process may take a month, possibly longer, depending on the candidate. In the meantime, Ashton said it will be an open competition for the position, which would include Arsenault, should he choose to apply.

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It may only be a tiny speck of light in the night sky, but there’s a small celestial body up there that now means the world to local astronomer Ken Tapping. Asteroid 293878 Tapping as it’s of¿cially known is about two kilometres in diameter and hangs out between Mars and Jupiter a mere 100 million miles away. While the announcement happened a couple weeks ago, the popular speaker and columnist remains on Cloud 9. “I’m still somewhat overwhelmed,” said Tapping, who works out of the White Lake Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory. “It’s certainly marvelous because it’s sort of like an international statement that what you’re doing is worthwhile and that’s fantastic. “Some days you come into work and you go home thinking, have I achieved anything useful at all? And this is a nice af¿rmation that, yeah, on the whole, you are useful.” He actually learned of the naming a couple of weeks ago during an electronic meeting with his counterparts in Victoria. There were the usual project updates and reports, but at one point the White Lake employees were told about the naming of three asteroids, including the one for a local employee. “Everyone here started looking at everybody else and then the guy in Victo-

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ASTRONOMER KEN TAPPING looks over some of the electronics at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory this week. Tapping was recently honoured for his work by having an asteroid named after him.

ria said: ‘Asteroid — and gave this horrendous great number — Tapping,’” recalled the astronomer. “I was absolutely stunned and it’s the one time at a staff meeting I said a four letter word, the one that ends in t.” While saying the naming is an honour, true to character, the astronomer is also quick to poke fun at the news and himself. “Well to put it in perspective, when you look at the list of named asteroids, asteroid Tapping is directly after asteroid Tapioca, but I don’t mind tapioca,” he said. “And there is a Donald Duck, but as far as I know there is no Mickey Mouse.” He’s also glad his moniker was not applied to a bad asteroid. The favoured ones are those not expected to come in contact with the Earth. “Hopefully I’m just going to be skulking between Mars and Jupiter, but sometimes things collide in the asteroid belt and stuff gets scattered into the inner solar system,” he

said with a feigned look of concern. “But you realize that there is nothing written on my asteroid, and if my asteroid does this (hits the Earth) I know nothing.” Unfortunately (or fortunately), for now Asteroid Tapping is only visible using a very high-powered telescope. Headquartered in Europe, it is the International Astronomical Union which ultimately grants the naming rights to a particular astrological object. In Tapping’s case, this comes as a recognition for the efforts he has made in solar radio monitoring of our sun which scientists are increasingly ¿nding out has a tremendous impact on this planet. “Here on Earth we are sensitive to the sun’s bad behaviour, because as we expand infrastructure and become a much more connected world and much more dependent on technology, our vulnerability goes up,” he said. “Canada has this sensitivity to what we call bad space weather

much more than any other country.” As an example, he pointed to the events in 1989 when a solar Àare resulted in a substantial geomagnetic storm that knocked out power to Quebec and caused over a billion dollars damage. Even large pipelines can be impacted when currents are induced inside them, rapidly increasing corrosion to the weld points where they are joined. “That’s why it’s so important that we keep a good stethoscope on the sun, which Canada has been doing since 1946,” said Tapping. “Studying the rest of the universe is important, but obviously studying this relationship between the sun and our planet is critical.” But back to asteroids: while Tapping expects his namesake will last at least as long as the Earth, even with the growing advances in technology, he doesn’t expect to ever see it in person. “Besides, I think they would have to do Tapioca ¿rst,” he conceded.

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Tourism targets revenue boost operation of the Visitors’ Centre. But that may not be enough for the society’s new CEO, Jessie Campbell, who presented the 2012-15 business plan to city council on Monday, just a week after council approved awarding the contracts for the visitor centre and tourism marketing to the new group. Generating more revenue is going to be a focus of the society, according to Campbell, with the aim being to make Penticton more competitive against communities like Osoyoos. As a resort community, Osoyoos receives a grant from the provincial government matching the AHRT collected in the community. “They do have a larger bud-

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With the addition of a $324,080 contract from the City of Penticton and other revenue added to the additional hotel room tax, the new Penticton and Wine Country Tourism society is controlling a budget of nearly a million dollars. Using a conservative estimate of $400,000 for the AHRT ($420,000 was collected last year) and another $124,000 from other sources, the group’s projected budget for 2012 is $848,000. A total of $461,000 is earmarked for tourism marketing, with another $386,500 for payroll and general expenses, including staf¿ng and

get, substantially so. We are competitive and we have seen in our research a narrowing of the gap, catching up to destinations like Kelowna as being seen as a wine tourism destination,” said Campbell. “However, Osoyoos is gaining on our heels as well because of some of the work they have been able to do, they do have a signi¿cant budget. That is one of the main reasons that the objective of this organization is revenue generation.” One possible source of revenue mentioned in the marketing plan is the addition of a destination marketing fee, an additional one per cent levy that would be collected by all participating tourism businesses.

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Unlike the AHRT, Mayor Dan Ashton explains, this would be a voluntary levy, aimed at getting other businesses that bene¿t from tourism, like wineries, restaurants and retail, to contribute ¿nancially to Penticton and Wine Country’s tourism budget. It’s a system, he said, that is already being used in other communities, like Vancouver. “It’s a broad spectrum trying to bring additional revenue to the committee for targeted marketing,” Ashton said, using the Naramata Bench as an example. “A lot of the bench is outside of the City of Penticton and they garner a terri¿c amount of traf¿c from people staying in Penticton.”

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Thursday’s federal budget calls for a gradual increase to the age of eligibility for Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement bene¿ts, going from 65 to 67. Okanagan Coquihalla MP Dan Albas said in the 1950s when Old Age Security was ¿rst proposed, there was about seven working taxpayers for every one person collecting it. “Today we only have four working taxpayers for every one person collecting and in 18 years that is going to reduce in half again to two,” said Albas. The gradual introduction to the increase in the age of eligibility will start in April 2023, with full implementation by January 2029. It will not affect anyone who is 54 years of age or older as of March 31, 2012. “We want to make sure ¿rst of all, Canadians who are receiving the bene¿ts know they are going to continue receiving them and they aren’t going to lose a dime towards this change,” said Albas. “Our population will continue to get older, and so by sending out those signals to people that there are changes coming but they have signi¿cant enough time to make changes in their behaviour, that is appropriate.” Another change to the bene¿ts is allowing Canadians the option of deferring their OAS bene¿ts to a later time. Should a person at retirement age decide to keep working, their bene¿ts will actually increase when they ¿nally

do decide to retire. Starting on July 1, 2013, the government will allow for the voluntary deferral of the OAS pension for up to ¿ve years. “In the Okanagan where we have many retirees who still continue to work, this will offer them that Àexibility, so I’m happy to see that change,” said Albas. Albas said Budget

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iving in B.C., the idea of paying for water sometimes seems inconceivable. After all, we’re surrounded by the stuff. But water is, like many other things, a commodity. And for water drawn from the great outdoors to be drinkable, it needs to be treated before being pumped to your faucet. All of which seemingly gets more expensive every year as costs rise for equipment, chemicals and manpower. So we have to wonder if Penticton City Hall is making the right decision as they proceed with a deal to sell water to West Bench at price point 17 cents per cubic metre lower than the calculated cost of production. There is some pro¿t in the deal. The saving grace is a $3.6 million up-front payment, which, averaged out, equals about $130,000 annually over the course of the 25-year contract the city is planning to enter into. The price, though, had to be set to be competitive with the cost of West Bench building its own treatment system. So there is pro¿t in it for Penticton. But it’s an even better deal for West Bench residents, who already pay considerably more for water than their counterparts in Penticton and, if the deal goes through, will be getting treated water pumped into their system faster than they could build their own system. Penticton is assuming most of the risks in this deal, while West Bench has few, other than those related to their own antiquated infrastructure. If problems develop at the Penticton treatment plant over 25 years of nearly doubling the plant’s output, that’s the city’s responsibility to ¿x and pay for. A possible pro¿t of $130,000 a year is a pittance compared to the amount Penticton has spent building its water system, according to Coun. John Vassilaki. If water is a commodity, city council needs to be responsible to its community by ensuring that the water is sold at a price that reÀects costs and the potential risks in being a commodity supplier, which, over 25 years, are bound to be considerable.

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Political turmoil is bad for business Business in B.C. is worried. The Clark Liberals have fallen far enough in the polls to prompt the B.C. Federation of Independent Contractors and Business Association to run attack ads on Vancouver radio stations targeting Adrian Dix. Dix’s checkered past in B.C. politics is worthy of scrutiny, and attack. Dix is the guy who was ¿red for making up and submitting as proof, a memo claiming then-premier Glen Clark had no contact with the proponents of a Burnaby casino licence application, in the ¿nal NDP soap opera of the 1990s known as “Casinogate”. Yet, Dix wants to be premier, and the NDP and public-sector unions think that’s a good idea. On the other side, B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins managed to get himself arrested on multiple occasions protesting Native ¿shery rules. Cummins has been in hot water for “misspeaking” views on homosexuality. Christy Clark has avoided being perp walked out of the Legislature. In the context of the current state of B.C. politics, Clark is merely damned with faint praise. The NDP has demonstrated when they have held power in the past that they are incapable of governing. In power, the NDP will introduce policies designed to con¿scate the wealth of private citizens and redistribute it to their

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At Random supporters. It is in their charter. The B.C. Conservatives are not ready for prime time. The B.C. Conservatives have a series of sensible and reasonable economic proposals. Their plans to reduce the size of government and minimize the inÀuence of the public-sector unions on the B.C. economy are valid ideas. However, the party will be branded as socially extreme and mean spirited. It will be impossible for the Conservatives to translate recent support into seats in the legislature. A vote for the Conservatives will be a vote for the NDP. The B.C. Liberals made a huge mistake when they allowed the leadership process to be hijacked by Clark’s supporters. Clark was propelled into the leader’s role, without broad support by party faithful, and most importantly, party donors.

Clark barely won her seat in a byelection on Vancouver’s Westside, which should have been a cakewalk for the leader of a Liberal party. Clark’s hard turn to the left alienated party support in the interior of the province. Her muddled messages eroded critical support in suburban Vancouver. The former Socreds and federal Conservatives that make up the B.C. Liberals are not convinced Clark speaks for them. The result is the B.C. Liberals are on the verge of handing the province to the NDP. This despite Dix’s very real and troubling issues. To beat the NDP, and beat back the Conservatives, Clark must pivot away from her ill-conceived “Families First” platform and return to the pro-investment, small business-friendly policies of the Socred/Reform days. This will be dif¿cult for Clark, given her upbringing and world view, but if the ¿rst job of a politician is to remain in power, it is her only hope. There are a few simple and defensible moves she could announce immediately that would send a message to former supporters and take the wind out of the Conservatives’ sails. First, announce the repeal of the carbon dioxide tax. The tax costs the province $100 million each year, and is symbolic of a false environmental narrative. Clark could put the brakes on the planned increase of the minimum

wage. This would be a workerfriendly move resulting in hiring of new workers currently passed over by business in favour of more experienced workers. Clark could announce her government supports the Northern Gateway pipeline project. This would build support across the north and send a message to conservative voters and business that Clark’s Liberals support business investment and job growth. Finally, Clark could signal that the Liberals do not support the Lower Mainland’s continuing war on the automobile. The Liberals main constituency in the Lower Mainland are people who commute, primarily by car, from suburb to suburb and they are fed up with increasing gas taxes, tolls, fees and levies they must pay simply for operating a vehicle. These simple moves would send a message to conservative voters that the B.C. Liberals are serious about governing. They would immediately stimulate the economy. They would kill the B.C. Conservatives. The NDP will howl in protest, and much of the B.C. media will howl along with them. But the Liberals would win the election. Any other course of action will result in an NDP government, and a premier more famous for his creative writing than his policies. Mark Walker is the publisher of the Penticton Western News.

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Protection of children must be paramount Child safety is not as important as parental rights? The recent scathing report from The B.C. Representative for Children and Youth revealed the vicious circle faced by a desperate mother trying to protect her children from their abusive father. The RCMP, the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the court system all failed to prevent the father’s abuse, and it took the death of the three Schoenborn children of Merritt to ¿nally get the government’s attention to their plight. Unfortunately, this same vicious circle continues to cause other families great anxiety, emotional and ¿nancial devastation as parents who are trying to protect their children from abuse are forced to hand them over their abusers. The ministry, the court system and the RCMP are very quick to assume that protective mothers are vindictive, and therefore lying, and that the children’s statements are planted.

Keep trail access in mind

I recently attended a council meeting during which the Wiltse Highlands residential expansion was discussed. This led me to think about convenient access to front-country trail networks. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank both private land owners and lease-holders; the Wiltse and Sather families, who have historically allowed non-motorized recreational access to their land. I ask that future developers and city engineers keep Crown land access issues forefront of mind when considering future parcels allotments. The shape of our valley dictates that nonmotorized, public land access requires pedestrian corridors between the City of Penticton and the Crown lands beyond. This often involves city, RDOS and private property, alone or in tandem. The Pierre Drive development in Summerland is an excellent example of residential expansion working in harmony with land access. It’s my hope that all parties remember the value of providing public, non-motorized recreational access to terrain surrounding the city far into the future. This concept needs to be considered with the issuance of every development certi¿cate, for not only is it the right thing to do for valley residents, but it’s been shown that convenient access to recreational trail amenities is a strong selling point with new home buyers. Couple this with the obvious social, physical and mental bene¿ts of a population that recreates on the land and you have a win-win situation. Andrew Drouin, trails co-ordinator Penticton & Area Cycling Association

Attack on Iran imminent

This is my second letter about the Israeli and Iranian situation. I will describe what I believe will be the actual strategy Israel will deploy when, not if, they attack Iran. The Iranians have pretty well burnt all their bridges to Israel. The count down on the ‘nuclear clock’ began when the Iranian president declared soon after he came to of¿ce, he would wipe Israel off the face of the earth. The Iranians are building an Atomic bomb for the sole reason to wipe out Israel. Eventually, if not stopped, the Iranians will have ICBMs that will be able to reach North America; they have already installed short range missiles in Venezuela. Israel has now declared they will no longer advise the U.S. about future attack plans against Iran. The Israeli people now believe president Obama has thrown them under the bus. The long-standing American-Israeli alliance is rapidly falling apart. Israel may attack Iran before the presidential election in November; I believe if the polls show Obama ahead of Romney in

If further allegations of abuse are reported, the ministry is motivated to justify their original opinion. The victims are revictimized by “the system”. As the protective parent desperately turns to lawyers, counsellors, psychologists, supervisors, the ¿nancial toll mounts and the vicious circle grinds the family down. It is important for the public to understand that there are many types of abuse, and most do not leave blood or bruises as physical evidence. Abusive parents profess their love for their children. Their children usually love them as well, and often are manipulated to secrecy by bribes, threats, etc. Child abusers will not admit their crimes, as they want their friends, neighbours and families to believe they are normal parents. And, of course, they don’t want to go to jail.

May, the attack could happen anytime after May 30. The radical Muslims in Canada, funded by millions of Saudi dollars, have ¿nally gone too far with their threat to capture a Canadian soldier on our own soil and execute him by cutting off his head. The Muslim threat to Canada has become a serious problem over the past 10 years; a problem that must be dealt with, in a very serious manner. When Michael Coran reported recently on his Sun Media show, the Arena, that members of a Toronto mosque had declared that a Canadian soldier be captured in Canada then executed, that threat became a personal problem for the Canadian Forces, RCMP personnel, the reserve forces and all city and provincial police forces, whether they be presently serving or retired. This issue has become a threat to Canada’s national security. That particular Toronto mosque has received $15 million from the Saudi government; they deny it but a plaque on an inside wall openly admits and thanks the Saudis for the money. Until just recently, I believe the following was Israel’s attack strategy. Had Iran launched their nuclear tipped ICBMs, as soon as the satellites picked up the launch, Israel would have launched their F-16 ¿ghter bombers; their targets would be Amman, Jordan; Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; and Damascus, Syria. Israel’s thermal nuclear bombs — much more powerful than the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki — would completely destroy those cities. In Egypt, the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings may survive. Soon after the F-16s were airborne, Israel’s F-15s, the longer range aircraft, would launch their attack against the capital cities in the Gulf Emirates and Saudi Arabia, plus the north African capitals. The Israeli submarines may now be at sea. North Korea and Pakistan I believe will be targeted with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. The world must assume that if Israel attacks Iran, they will go after the nuclear bomb factories and also the rest of Iran’s infrastructure. Should that situation develop, I believe I know how Israel will carry out that part of their attack. I will not surmise about such a strategy; if I am right, I would not want to tip Israel’s hand regarding their plans as to how they would carry out that part of their attack. Ernie Slump Penticton

Column off base

Re Mark Walker’s March 16 column “Media Becoming the Message”: Is this guy for real? He thinks the nasty mainstream media, looking for “the next Watergate”, have been persecuting the poor innocent right wingers for the past 40 years. Did he miss the cov-

Child abusers are often respected members of society, popular and friendly. Please believe a child if they con¿de in you. Then prepare yourself to be launched into the vicious circle, because protecting innocent children should be of primary importance, and is not for the faint of heart. If you or your family have been victimized by this vicious circle, please write to the B.C. Representative for Children and Youth head of¿ce, Suite 201, 546 Yates St., Victoria, B.C. V8W 1K8, Attention: Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. Their website is rcybc.ca. The government agencies that are tasked with protecting our children need to be seriously revamped and held accountable. Ann Gregoire Summerland

erage of the Liberal sponsorship scandal? He thinks the whole Robocall scandal is a baseless, media-driven smear? He’s right about one thing, though. The “40 per cent” who love Harper and his thugs are so comatose they really don’t care what their beloved leader gets up to. I guess Mr. Walker thinks the media should just get down to the business of publishing press releases from his buddy Dan Albas and company. This is the publisher of a newspaper? Bob Nicholson Penticton

Faculty has varied views

Dr. Tim Walters’ March 12 screed, “Faculty supports teachers,” falsely claims that the members of the Okanagan College Faculty Association will stand in solidarity with the BCTF. I am a dues-paying member of the union he purports to lead, and I was not asked, nor polled, nor surveyed at any time, about who I will or will not “stand in solidarity with.” This government upon which Walters heaps such scorn will contribute almost $5 billion (that’s a ¿ve followed by nine zeros) in funding for education over the next three years. Health care funding during the same period will be more than three times that amount. So much for “…squeezing our public services.” But Walters’ polemic isn’t really about education funding, is it? He states quite clearly that “…hopefully, we can organize to run (the B.C. Liberals) out of of¿ce.” Well, not all Okanagan College faculty members agree with his narrow, loonie-left views. The rest of us understand that every single dollar of government expenditure comes out of the wallets of, well, the rest of us. So we encourage, support, and in fact, demand, reasonableness and accountability from our government in spending our money. For that reason alone, I choose to stand side by side with Premier Christy Clark, and the leaders of the B.C. Liberal Party, as they “struggle in solidarity” with the rest of us in pushing back against soak-the-taxpayer, piein-the-sky wish lists from fat-cat union bosses. Mark T. Ziebarth Summerland

Gas prices hard to fathom

Gas prices in the Okanagan are out of control. I have travelled back and forth from the central and south Okanagan to Kamloops regularly for the last nine years. Even prior to the Costco gas station in Kamloops, the prices have generally been four to 10 cents a litre less expensive in Kamloops. This is contrary to the claims of MP Dan Albas that the competition in Kamloops

from Costco is part of the reason. Oil and gas products are used for almost everything that we do, creating what should be a competitive environment. I also don’t have a problem with paying taxes on gas. What I have a problem with is suspect pricing. The price difference this last trip was astonishing. I ¿lled up in Penticton on the Friday for $1.28.9 for the drive. I arrived in Kamloops to a price of $1.14.9 and ¿lled up on Saturday for $1.13.9, thinking this was a great deal. But on Sunday I ¿lled up again for even less, $1.09.9. No that isn’t a typo. The price was 19 cents a litre cheaper in Kamloops. I drove home Sunday, curious to see what the price had dropped to in Penticton over the weekend. It hadn’t dropped and still hasn’t several days later. It is still $1.28.9. The government keeps saying that there is no price ¿xing. It seems obvious to me that something is going on, and it has gotten worse over the last decade. J. Tamblyn Penticton

Grateful for response

We have never had to call an ambulance before, but on March 10 I really needed help. The dispatcher was ef¿cient and friendly. Told me they were on their way. Within a few minutes, the Okanagan Falls ¿remen and the ambulance people were here. Very professional and kind as they took care of us. In a few minutes they had Lloyd in the ambulance and away to the hospital. Thank you to each and everyone for an excellent job. Well done. Lloyd and Olga Page Okanagan Falls

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There are a lot of issues on the Okanagan Lake waterfront. Not Marlon Brando ¿ghting a corrupt longshoremen’s union, but old walking paths, failing walls, poor beach access and both old trees and street lighting contributing to an overall decline of the popular tourist area. At least, those are some of the dif¿culties identi¿ed by the Waterfront Committee as they begin the process of creating a redevelopment plan for the stretch from the SS Sicamous to the Peach. Committee chair Rod King dressed for the occasion, wearing a brightly coloured Hawaiian shirt as he presented the proposed process to council Monday afternoon at a special council meeting. The Okanagan waterfront goes back to the turn of the last century and was key to the development of the city, said King, listing all the uses from agriculture,

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Canadian Aboriginal artist Daphne Odjig has said she is uncomfortable with words, her paintings are her â&#x20AC;&#x153;most honest and legitimate statement.â&#x20AC;? If that is so, her paintings are the equivalent of an encyclopedia of Canadian-Aboriginal history and the Penticton Art Gallery is honoured to present the major exhibition of work, 73 pieces, from the Penticton resident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This little native girl that grew up on Manitoulin Island (Ontario) that had no facilities and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Âżnish school, she only got to Grade 8 and a half I think because of rheumatic fever. She went on to become the most recognized female artist Canada has ever produced,â&#x20AC;? said Stewart Turcotte, from Hambleton Gallery in Kelowna that represents Odjigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know that is blasphemy in British Columbia because of

Emily Carr, but Daphne is know around the world.â&#x20AC;? Odjig, now 92-yearsold, has had shows in Japan, the United States, across Canada, Yugoslavia, England, Israel and France. The important collection of Odjigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art from its dynamic, politically-charged roots to the softer, more lyrical forms she is best known for and identiÂżed with today are on display at the Penticton Art Gallery until May 13. Her style has undergone several developments and adaptations from decade to decade and yet always remains identiÂżable. Mixing traditional Aboriginal styles and imagery with Cubist and Surrealist inĂ&#x20AC;uences, her work is deÂżned by curving contours, strong outlining, overlapping shapes and an unsurpassed sense of colour. Odjigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work has addressed issues of colonization, the displacement of Aboriginal peoples and the status of Aboriginal women and

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concerts March 30 and 31 — Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot at the Dream Café. Isaak a proliÀc song writer who has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award and Picot won a Maple Blues Award in 2011 as Canada’s best bass player. Reservations required by calling 250-490-9012. Showtime is 8 p.m. March 31 — Three time B.C. Indie Music Award nominee Michael Musclow is in Penticton to celebrate his Àrst compilation release stringing together material from his Àrst seven albums. Musclow is with Playing For Tips at The Elite from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. March 31 — Voodoo’s grand opening under new owners. Kill Matilda and Ready Set Die on stage starting at 8 p.m. April 4 — International DJ Tim Mason at The Mule on his 2012 Roll Call Tour. His debut single, The Moment, captured the imaginations of dance Áoors around the world and his second single Anima is doing the same. April 5 — Thursday Night Showcase at Smith and Company Coffee House in Penticton features Amber Leake, Chanel Stasiuk and Craig Brown. Starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $17 for adults, $10 for students available in advance or at the door. April 6 — Rock The Peach battle of the bands Ànals at the Barking Parrot. The winners of round one (The Malibu Knights), round two (The Flu) and round three battle starting at 8 p.m. Entrance by donation with proceeds going to Giving Others A Boost. March 30 — Art exhibit Under the Italian Sun. Travel to central Italy through the paintings of Sharon Snow and Lynne Mran at the Leir House

events until April 12. March 30 — Penticton Art Gallery presents Daphne Odjig: A tribute to courage and School District 67 art students Visual Diversions. March 30 — The Louisiana Hayride comes to the Penticton Cleland Theatre at 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are available at the Penticton Wine and Country Tourism Information Centre or by calling 250-493-4055. April 1 — The Penticton Tune Agers visit the Penticton Cleland Theatre at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at Penticton Wine and Country Tourism Information Centre. For more information call 250-770-1926. April 5 — Summerland Middle School 2012 Grade 8 band trip beneÀt concert featuring the Thursday Night Jazz band at Centre Stage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Refreshments and silent auction. April 12 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents the comedy In Separate Beds at the Cannery Stage. April 12 until May 5.

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A touch more voodoo is returning to Penticton as new owners have taken over the live music venue. Tammy Knickerbocker and Sascha Schloegl are ¿nishing up small renovations and touch-ups to Voodoo’s, located at 67 E. Nanaimo Ave., in preparation for their grand opening this Saturday. “There isn’t really a lot of live music venues anymore and we wanted to change that. This place was run to the ground and was never

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open,” said Knickerbocker. “We have a love for live music and I ran a restaurant before.” The new owners want to attract local musicians to come in and jam. A house drum kit, piano are open to the

public. “Anyone can come in the afternoon and just jam. We have the stage, mics and sound system all they have to do is walk in. Booked performances usually start at 8 p.m. but the stage is

welcome to anyone before that,” said Knickerbocker. Voodoo’s does not have a house band, but every second Sunday they are hosting a kid’s jam from 3 to 6 p.m. so people of all ages can come in and share their talents. Since the Golo Art Project lost its venue, Voodoo’s has welcomed them into their venue, hosting Surrender Your Booty on Tuesday nights where artists can bring their wares in to sell or even create right there. Knickerbocker said they have been lucky enough to have the assistance of Mark Mudahy, who previously owned a Mediterranean grill, and has helped them design their menu which, includes specialties like the Voodoo’s burger with mango barbecue sauce and jerk chicken pizza. “We have been specializing in Jamaican cuisine, putting that Voodoo’s connection in there. It looks like it is going to be a hit along with our twist on western cuisine,” said Knickerbocker. “We want to stay fresh and stay local, that is important to us. From our

beers on tap to any food we buy — it all comes from here.” To celebrate their new business, Voodoo’s is hosting a grand opening on Saturday featuring food and drink specials and door prizes. Two female-fronted rock bands will be performing starting at 8:30 p.m. Kill Matilda released a new album last year called I Want Revenge, toured coast-to-coast playing 70 shows including North by Northeast. Ready Set Die also will take the stage at Voodoo’s on Saturday. Seamlessly blending her guitar riff and solo’s with harsh punk vocals, front woman JT Criminal separates Ready Set Die from many poppunk bands played on today’s radio stations. “They all have fun and usually bring a huge following with them,” said Knickerbocker. For more information on upcoming live performances www.voodoos. ca or their Facebook group. Expect a cover charge at the door, with all funds going to the bands playing that evening.

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A free dental program that began in Penticton last summer is not only still going, it’s reaching out to Oliver this weekend. Last summer, with the help of a semi-retired dentist, Greta Henning and a group of volunteers put on Penticton’s ¿rst free dental clinic, in an effort to provide relief for people who couldn’t otherwise afford dental treatment.

This latest clinic takes place, with two dentists, tomorrow in the Oliver of¿ces of Dr. Jordan Noftle. “And then the same dentist that helped me on our very ¿rst clinic is helping us: Dr. Amaal Ayoub,” said Henning. She was glad to see Noftle come forward, since she had hoped the program, which operates under the auspices of Quota International of Penticton, would be able to help people throughout the South Okanagan.

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Philosopher’s Café marks a decade Simone Blais Western News Staff

Ten years is a long time with that much food for thought. Penticton Philosopher’s Café marks a decade of fostering discussions between the community and people with interesting lives and experiences as it continues its Living Portrait Series April 15. Organizer Brian Hughes said he is not surprised the quarterly event has lasted so long, given Penticton’s propensity for lively debate. “This town, it likes this kind of stuff. There’s a dedicated following that come,” he said, noting the one-hour interview is followed by questions from the crowd. “It’s very lively. The dialogue is great. It gets back to some core part of our being. We love the storyteller. In day-today life, you don’t get a chance to hear this quite so often. It’s fun.” The program began in 2002, when Hughes had been speaking with friend Ajhan Sona, a Buddhist monk from the Birken Forest Monastery who had just participated in a philosophical discussion hosted by Simon Fraser University. Sona asked if Hughes would consider establishing something similar locally. They haven’t looked back since. Hughes has brought big names in like author John Ralston Saul and rabbi Yosef Wosk, in addition to local celebrities like Dick Cannings and Jeanette and Richard Armstrong. Some interviews proved to be a challenge. Hughes recalls bringing in former Washington Post columnist and Herbert Hoover Institute scholar Arnold Beichman shortly after war began in Iraq. “He wanted to call Canada to task for not participating in the Iraq war, and use the café as a venue for that. I kind of suggested that we’d be more interested in hearing his stories of being in Vietnam when the war started,” he said, adding Beichman had experiences reporting on Vietnam for the Christian Science Monitor and knew Jack Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. “We went in that direction, but he had a strong mind. He was probably 90 when we did the interview. He kept me

on my toes. It was de¿nitely something.” Subject matter can also hit very close to home and prove to be a shot to the heart. “Perhaps my most powerful interview was with Richard Armstrong of the Penticton Indian Band and his depiction of the day that the cattle trucks came to take the boys off the Indian reserve and take them to the residential school,” Hughes recalled. “He told it in such a way, with no judgment, just a matter of fact, that you could hear a pin drop in that room. “His father said, ‘You’re not taking my kids today.’ There was the Indian chief, the priest and all the people, and he just said, ‘Nope, it’s not happening.’ They left and Jeanette and Richard didn’t go to the residential school. The way that he told that story, it was riveting.”

Those types of stories are what translate best to the Philosopher’s Café, he explained. Cultures like First Nations and Tibetan monastic followers often have strong traditions preserved through oral history, which can be dif¿cult to contain with written material. But the café treatment allows the history to play out orally, as intended. “It’s stories upon the stories upon the stories. That’s what it’s about, getting back into the living room telling stories. It’s kind of a forgotten skill,” he said. In addition to the bigger names, Hughes said he is furthering the Living Portrait Series to ensure the stories of local elders are preserved within the community. Interviews are recorded for posterity. “It’s just a way to have a living portrait. In case something happens, their stories are down,” he said.

“I’ve got a few in mind. If anybody in the public has anyone in mind for a future guest philosopher to talk to who have interesting lives or interesting things to talk about, we’d be more than happy to hear from them.” The next presentation will be with Bill Phillips, a local man Hughes calls a “real cultural jewel” who has held a variety of careers — from music host on CBC Radio with expertise in everything from South Senegalese djembe drum rhythms to Bach and Miles Davis, to a technical analyst for a hedge fund. Set for April 15, the 10th anniversary presentation costs $10.75 and includes a Sunday dinner at the Dream Café, 67 Front St. To make a reservation, call 250-490-9012. To discuss the Living Portrait Series with Hughes, call 250-770-1200 or email brian.hughes@rbc.com.

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Three goals in a fiveminute span for the Merritt Centennials helped them secure a 4-3 win against the Penticton Vees. Brent Fletcher’s second goal of the playoffs at 15:54 of the second period proved to be the winner to even the Interior Conference final at one. That goal silenced the crowd of 2,026 (minus the group from the Centennials fan bus). However, Travis St. Denis gave the Vees some life as his second of the game and playoffs came eight seconds after. Despite their best efforts, the Vees couldn’t get the equalizer. “We just didn’t bring it for the full 60,” said Vees forward Bryce Gervais, whose Twitter handle is @gervechkin. “We had a bad hiccup there for about seven or eight minutes in the second period. We had a great third period but you can’t be doing that in the playoffs. The best thing about this game is it’s short memory.” The Vees have full intention of forgetting about the dismal period, which the Centennials scored all their goals. Gervais said the Centennials kept it simple while outworking and outbattling them. It started on their powerplay with captain Logan Johnston in the box for

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PENTICTON VEES Travis St. Denis deflects the puck over the shoulder of Merritt Centennials goalie Tyler Steel for the first of his two goals in Wednesday’s BCHL Interior Conference playoff game.

high sticking. The Centennials moved the puck around well as Regan Soquila fed a pass to Evan Stack, who made a cross-crease pass to Chad Brears beating Chad Katunar, who ended up out of position. Nineteen seconds later, Katunar wasn’t able to grab a loose puck that hit him and his defence was unable to clear it. Just like that it was 2-1 for the Centennials. Three minutes later, the Centennials made it 3-1 when Vees defenceman Troy

Stecher was unable to cut off a pass by Soquila to Stack beating the outstretched Katunar. In that time, the Vees also managed just one shot in eight minutes. The Vees had their chances to clear the puck but couldn’t. “They weren’t in game at that point,” said Harbinson, who praised the job Katunar has done so far. “They got a goal Chad (who went 145 minutes without allowing a goal) would like back. We kind of fell asleep for

a few minutes. Those two quick goals gave them energy. Our guys didn’t play hard enough in those five minutes.” After St. Denis made it 4-2, he had another late chance in the second but was denied by Tyler Steel’s right pad. Steel finished with 29 saves on the night and was named the game’s first star. In the third period, the Vees outshot the Centennials 11-3. They weren’t able to cut the lead to one until 11:18 when Steven Foga-

rty scored on a sniper-like wrist shot that beat Steel high glove. “In the third we were outstanding, had open net chances,” said Harbinson. “Steel played desperate. It’s disappointing. You play six periods and shut them out for five and the series is tied at one. Just can’t have a mental lapses.” Game 3 and 4 of the series shifts to Merritt on Friday and Saturday. Game 5 will return to Penticton on Monday.

Jones becomes first Vee bound for West Point Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

DJ Jones will be the answer if it ever becomes a trivia question. By committing to West Point, the United States Military Academy, Jones is the Àrst Penticton Vees player to do so. The announcement was made Monday that Jones will continue his hockey career with the Black Knights. Jones is also the Àrst member in his family to choose the military as a career

where you can get the path. best of both worlds. “That’s kind of The education asthe funny thing about pect and the hockey it,” said Jones. “I had aspect,” said Jones a great uncle who on his decision. “The served in the military. education aspect was He was a doctor.” pretty important to The 19-year-old’s me and my family. interest in the military DJ Jones is what sparked his decision to Those military institutions are contact the school in Septem- top schools.” And Jones won’t have to ber. Since Jones was in middle school, he recalled being in- worry about chopping any long locks from his head. He has altrigued by history lessons. “It’s one of those things ways sported a close cut.

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GAME OF PRECISION — With the competition watching closely, Matt Wood of Kelowna leans into the table to line up a shot at the BCA Pool League’s fifth annual Canadian Open 8-ball tournament held last Saturday in the Penticton Curling Club. Brian Richard (right) perches on the edge of a pool table to make a tight shot during a another singles match. Richard travelled nine hours from Red Deer to compete in the tournament. The Masters singles division was won by 16-year-old Stephen Holem. To see full results, go to www.ctsondemand.com and click on 2012 Canadian Open Series Penticton.

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Several teams taking on Elevator Race a winter,” said Hill. “We’re excited. Praying for Western News Staff good weather, that is a concern. Weather is lookOrganizers of the Elevator Race would have ing dodgy.” The race will continue regardless, but Hill been delighted if 10 teams took part in this Satsaid if there is snow on the road, they will stop urday’s race. the cyclists where the snow lines Mike Hill, of Hoodoo Advenbecome dangerous. They want to tures, which is putting on the event assure safety. They will have the with support from the Ramada Inn, athletes continue at the next point. said they are ecstatic there will be One thing Hill stressed is that 22 teams. the race isn’t just for elite athletes. Starting at the S.S. Sicamous at “It is achievable by anyone with 8 a.m., athletes will begin with an If they go as a moderate level of fitness,” he eight-kilometre paddle, then take on a 20-km bike ride, a seven-km run/ fast as they are said. “You can do it with friends for fun.” snowshoe, eight-km mountain bike, There is still time for people to eight-km cross-country ski and fin- capable of, we ish up with a two-km run/downhill have underes- register, as organizers will take registration until before the race starts. ski. Helping set up the event for suc- timated how in There is a pre-race participants cess are people from Peach City shape they are meeting on March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Ramada Inn. To register, check Runners and Kevin Cutjar of Impact after a winter. www.theelevatorrace.ca or call Multisport Coaching. Hill said that 250-490-6084. People can also get has given the event immediate cred— Mike Hill forms from Peach City Runners and ibility. Another aspect Hill wants to Freedom the Bike Shop. see are spectators. The event will raise money for “We are actively encouraging people to come check out the event,” said Hill. outdoor education programs benefitting the PenBased on feedback provided by some of the ticton Indian Band Youth Group, who will get an athletes who have trained on the course, Hill opportunity to participate in an intro to adventure said the lead teams are expected into the Gun guide programs led by Hoodoo Adventure ComBarrel Saloon at Apex Mountain between noon pany. Lyndie Hill of Hoodoo Adventures said and 1 p.m. it’s the perfect fit as they have activities in place “If they go as fast as they are capable, we with its youth program. Money will be raised have underestimated how in shape they are after from participating teams giving donations. Emanuel Sequeira

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Ekaterina Sergeeva was the lone member of the Glengarry Figure Skating Club to have podium finishes during the Super Series final competition in Surrey, held March 23 to 24. Sergeeva placed first in the senior freeskate event and second in the gold interpretive. Anne Lu earned a fourth-place result in the preliminary ladies freeskate. Angelina Veltri was sixth in the preliminary ladies freeskate.

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Penticton Ball Hockey League is entering its ninth season. Registration is on-going until April 1. Registration forms are available at Game Time Sports at 500 Railway St. They can also be printed off from website at www. pentictonballhockey.ca. Payments made by cash or cheque only.

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Job Options BC is a placement and training program. If you are unemployed, and not eligible for EI, and have not received EI in the last three years-check us out. We have services for youth 18 or older, retirees interested in working, and everyone in between! Job Options BC offers a full range of services tailored to meet your individual needs, including: Classroom Training - Training allowances for four weeks of full time career development training - Career Exploration - Social Media and Job Search - Targeted Resume & Cover Letter Writing - Interview and Job Search Strategies Short Term Certificate Training - Customized to meet your goals - Options such as First Aid Training, WHMIS, Food Safe, PEAK Retail Training, & Basic Security Training Work Experience and Job Placement - Wage Subsidy - Job Placement Support - Employment support funds

Penticton Job Options BC 250.486.5383 | 1.888.388.4217 | www.MyJobOptionsBC.ca When you’re looking for that special item, look in the classifieds first. 2250 Camrose St. Penticton, BC Ph: 250-492-3636 Fax: 250-492-9843

Working together to help keep BC strong

Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

Farm Workers 2 Farm workers needed, from May 15 to Nov. 15/12, 40 hrs/wk, $10.50/hr, general labour, 250-317-8583 Sunny 3 Farm workers needed, from May 15 to Nov. 15/12, 40 hrs/wk, $10.50/hr, general labour, 250499-6394 MBJ Orchards.

Help Wanted MARDEN AUTO HAULING LTD. a Salmon Arm based small trucking company. Seeking Heavy Duty Mechanic Welding, hydraulic exp necessary Own tools. Competitive wages, Class1 driver, towing carrier, exp. an asset. Resume/abstract. fax 250-8040680, email: patlabr@telus.net

A medium size Printing Operation in the Okanagan Valley is seeking two Fully Qualified press operators with an eye for quality production. Full-time positions. Experience a MUST. Must be fully qualified to run a Ryobi DI, Heidelberg QM46 2 colour and a Heidelberg GT052. Please send resume and references to: Box 10, 2250 Camrose St, Penticton, BC V2A 8R1. ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Pentiction. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1 THE PENTICTON WISE GUYS CAR WASH is looking for a person(s) to detail on weekends and throughout the summer. Must be hardworking, honest and reliable. Please send resume to the detailing manager, Mr. Brad Diplock, braddiplock@gmail.com or drop off resume at 2931 Skaha Lake Road.

Join the fastest growing Dealership team in the South Okanagan. Penticton Kia requires SALES PERSONNEL

Please send resume to: gspanks@pentictonkia.com

Coffee Shop Supervisor/Volunteer Coordinator Under the direction of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation, you will manage all facets of a small, fast paced coffee kiosk in the lobby of Penticton Regional Hospital which is operated exclusively with volunteers. Your excellent communication skills and knowledge will help you to recruit a team of exceptional volunteers. You will provide training to ensure friendly customer relations, manage merchandise, deal with food providers, have a strong inventory management and generate healthy revenues. JOB REQUIREMENTS: • Recruit, train and manage approximately 30 - 40 volunteers in how to operate a small but busy coffee kiosk in the lobby of the Penticton Regional Hospital. EDUCATION PREFERRED: • Volunteer management and leadership, training and team building. • Coffee/Food service industry experience an asset. WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU: • An opportunity to work for an organization that is raising funds for the Penticton Regional Hospital and is dedicated to the achievement of excellence in supporting the delivery of health services to the region. • A training program, competitive salary and bonus’ with performance. All resumes must be received by mail or fax in by April 16, 2012: South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation Attention: Janice Perrino, Executive Director 550 Carmi Avenue Penticton, BC V2A 3G6 Fax: 250 492-9054


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Employment

Services

Help Wanted

Financial Services

Home Improvements

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131

Livestock

Auctions

Shavings

HUGE RANCH & Farm Equipment Auction. Saturday April 14, 11am for Allan Smashnuk at 6188 Vla Road, Chase BC, Tractors, Haying Equipment, Livestock Equipment, Welding Equipment, etc. Phone: BC Livestock (250)573-3939

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

DRIVER EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & SERVICE SUPERVISORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Drivers

HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca Salesperson req’d for motorsports/auto, full-time seasonal. Willing to train. Drop of resume or apply in person #3-1031 W.Eckhardt Ave, Penticton 250-770-0404. The HOLIDAY BEACH RESORT MOTEL is currently seeking an active, semiretired couple for the position of live-in Resident Managers. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of operations for this seasonal 21 unit motel. Computer & hospitality experience an asset. References required. Spacious year-round living quarters included. Please forward resumes to: Gordon Ferguson gm@pentictonramada.com www.holidaybeachmotel.ca No phone calls please. Traffic Control (flagger) 2 day classes Kelowna Mar 24/25 and Apr 14/15 New $270 Renew $150 call 1-866-737-2389 www.roadsafteytcs.com

Medical/Dental Dental Assistant required Reply to Dr. Harvey Thompson, #22-665 Front St., Quesnel, BC V2J5J5. 250-992-3771

Professional/ Management WKM, a mechanical contractor located in Trail, BC, is looking for a CONTROLLER. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; managing the day to day accounting operations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, ccra remittances and monthly reporting of the financial statements to the owner. Please email your resume: wkm@shawcable.com &#8195;

Services

Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Services

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

Cleaning Services CLEANIQUE: Personal, Residential and Commercial Cleaning Service. Tailored to your needs, environmentally friendly products, customized vacation service, competitive rates. Servicing Penticton and OK Falls, Summerland, Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna. Contact: 250-4933271 or 250-486-3271. Email: cleanique21@yahoo.com

VINYL DECKING Armor Decking sales & installation. **10 year warranty** Serving the Okanagan Valley for the past 9 yearsFree estimates for complete deck repairs Composite decking Structure repairs / Tiling S. Okanagan 250-490-5630 Kelowna 778-214-0824 email: info@ricklynrenos.ca

Landscaping Cattle manure for sale, composted or fresh. Fir bark mulch.$20 per yard on orders over 30 yards. 250-838-6630.

Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

Drywall For all your drywall, boarding, taping & light framing needs. Free estimate, call John (250)809-8708 For all your renovation needs, boarding, painting, taping & texturing, skimming, panelling & wallpaper walls. Big & small jobs. 250-490-4085

Garden & Lawn HERBARIA Garden and Lawn. Quality landscape maintenance. Nine years experience. Call Paul at 250-493-3362.

Painting & Decorating Painting and Paper Hanging Excellent work. 35 years experience. Small jobs welcome. Dave Barnett Decorating 497-7912

Painting, Installs & Repairs. 20 yrs exp., References, Insured, Licensed, WCB, Timely & reasonable cost, Glenic Industries Inc., Nick (250)4862359

Rubbish Removal

Home Improvements

PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827

HIGHLANDER

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs

RENOVATIONS 40 YEARS Carpentry & Home

Improvement Experience Decks - Siding - Fences - Sheds All Interior & Exterior Renos

250 486-3109 250 770-8063 A Quality Choice For All Your Home Repairs Reno’s & Improvements Okanagan Home Improvements Visit us on facebook 250-486-0440

BELCAN Painting & Renos Licensed-Insured-WCB, Painting, Tiles, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. Call Len 250-486-8800

GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve 250-490-9762, 250488-0407

PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-493-5706

Tiling KALEDEN Tile - Installation of ceramic, porcelain, granite, & slate. I tile floors, decks, backsplashes, fireplaces, showers, make shower pans & curbs. Free estimates, Insured, references & pictures available. No Job to big or small. Glen 250 488 1985

Pets & Livestock

Equestrian DIAMOND H TACK 16TH ANNUAL Garage Sale, Saturday, April 14th at 9AM Sharp! Consign your Horse, Rider & Stable Products from March 24 to April 11th 1953 Kirschener Rd. Kelowna, BC (250)-762-5631

Feed & Hay

Painting, re-paint, ceilings, finishing. Free estimates. Ref’s.Call Ed at 250-488-0414.

Dairy quality 2nd & 3rd cut alfalfa 3x3x8 bales,test avail, Delivery avail. Shavings & sawdust available as well. 250-838-6630. EDVENTURE HAY SALES, Hay for Sale, Enderby, Small squares $4-$6, Grass mix Alfalfa 4x5 Rounds $30-$40 (250)838-7362

Financial Services

Financial Services

FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION 1.877.898.2580

Wish you could hang a sign on the door and make it all go away? CALL 1.877.898.2580 or visit

mnpdebt.ca

320 – 1620 Dickson Ave. Kelowna 445 Ellis Street, Penticton

Trustees in Bankruptcy & Proposal Administrators

Pets & Livestock

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Feed & Hay

Pets

Free Items

Furniture

EXCELLENT Quality grass hay and grass alfalfa mix hay. No rain barn stored $4-$6 bale. Straw $5 bale. 250835-4748 or 250-833-9595 Ginseng tarps 24’ x 165’ for shade or windbreak. Inexpensive and attractive solution for hay shed, livestock shelter etc. $150 each. 250-558-8322. Quote available for installation. HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. McLeery Ranch, Armstrong. Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass small squares, exc hay $6. Haylage $40., Dry Rounds $50.; 1250-546-0420, 250-503-8184

Happy and healthy home raised purebred American Staffordshire terrier pups from champion blood lines. CKC registered, micro-chipped, first two shots, two girls left. $800 each. Email to: cleanique21@yahoo.com for photos, call 250-493-3271. Havanese & Bichon Pups available, good disposition, family oriented, first shots, dewormed, micro chipped for Identification. For more info and pricing call 250-832-4923 or email: rleech@telus.net

Friendly service from Summerland since 1972 Les Porter 250-490-1132

Pet Services PET Sitting in your home. Well known Penticton business couple dog trainer Klause & dog groomer Liz Sturze, former owners of the Penticton Pet Center for over thirty years offer reliable care for your pets in your home. References available., 250-493-2676

Pets

Garage Sales

Free Apple wood, u-cut, utake.(250)487-9295 Penticton.

Firewood/Fuel

86 Preston Ave. Sat/Sun, Mar 31/Apr 1, starts 8am, something for everyone, lumber, glass, tools, household & more

WANTED Applewood, will buy as rounds/logs, or can remove trees for wood. 604-970-4041

Garage Sale/Bottle Drive, Sat & Sun all day. Corner of Rigsby & Wade (blue house)

Appliances Slight scratch and dent. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Washer/Dryer set starting at $399. Ranges starting at $299 LG TV 50’’ $499.CANADIAN LIQUIDATORS 250-490-0554.

Farm Equipment Cherry Hydro cooler, 2 compressors, 7.5hp & 5hp, stainless steel tank, 40-50 boxes per hour, good condition, $50,000obo, (250)498-9696

Firearms

REG Shelties, 12 wks., sables, 1st shots, chipped. $500-$600. 250-549-2246, e-mail “balatova@hotmail.com”

Garden & Lawn

Garden & Lawn

VALLEY WIDE LAWN CARE

Serving the Penticton Area for 19 Years! Weekly Lawn Mowing!

• No Charge Slow Release Nitrogen Lawn Fertilizer Program • No Charge Liquid Broadleaf Weed Control (One Application, excluding Crabgrass)

• Dethatching, Aeration, Lawn Refurbishing • Professional Evergreen Hedge, Fruit Tree and Landscape Pruner • Experienced Xeriscape Garden Renovator • Basic Fruit Tree and Landscape Pest Control Programs

CALL 250-492-4731 Auctions

s D Dodd BAILIFF SEIZED • ON-SITE odds

AUCTION RESTAURANT SANDWICH RESTAURANT • KELOWNA

THURSDAY, APRIL 5 • 6PM As Directed by Interior Bailiffs, Dodds Will Auction the Restaurant Equipment & Furnishings of a Sandwich Restaurant. All Equipment is Very Clean, Newer Equip.

Partial List Includes: 3 - True 4’ Ref. Prep Tables, 2 - True Double Door Coolers, 2 - Uniwell DX 890 Touch Screen Terminals with Cash Drawers & 3 Printers, Under Counter Ice-o-Matic Ice Machine, 2 Pannini Grills, 2 - Soup Pot Warmers, Amana Microwave, Juice Machine, 3 Tub Stainless Steel Sink with Sprayer, Sink with Cutting Table, Stainless Steel Tables, Bunn Coffee Maker, Signs & Pictures, Stainless Steel Shelves, Metal Racks, Stools & Chairs, Tables, Dishes, Utensils, Rolling Cart, Home Theatre System & More.

Place: Date: Time: Viewing:

White bookcase. 71.5”x 29.5”x11.5”. 5 shelves, $60. (250)490-9082

Merchandise for Sale

GAOBC MEMBERS. A Big Welcome to Kelowna from Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, the Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6

Auctions

6 month old “Torti” female cat, spayed & shots to date. 250493-1485

243 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC ★ Thursday, April 5 6:00 PM All day Thursday, April 5

Sale conducted by Dodds Auction Call 1-866-545-3259 • 250-545-3259

View photos @ doddsauction.com (Special Auction)

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What else can enliven and entertain like the newspaper? It’s what people turn to for a heartwarming story or just a good laugh. It’s also your best source for the news and information you need.

Published every Wednesday and Friday Your Community Newspaper Y C t N 2250 Camrose St., Penticton Ph: (250) 492-3636 Fax: (250) 492-9843


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals

Rentals

Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

GARAGE SALE: Sat Mar 31, 8am-1pm,2891 Paris St. Bookcase, desk, household, etc.

Nicola apple tree for sale, wood stove, dining table, computer desk, tv stand. 250-4994066 or 250-499-5149

1 & 2 bdrm Apt. in clean, quiet NS bldg. near Cherry Lane, Adults 45+, Elev., 4appl., insuite storage, coin laundry, NP, $650+util., 250-492-4265

900sqft 2bdrm Apt, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, incl. in suite w/d, $850 + util,n/p, n/s, Avail. Immed. 250-486-3539 or 1-888-6699844

Garage Sale Sat March 31, 8:30am-3:00pm. 102-434 Hansen St (go down back alley) Lots of Misc. household items such as chest freezer, fridge,wood bed twin size headboard,footboard, metal dog kennel, cloth dog playpen. Lots of other misc. household stuff. Please NO early birds

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabsâ&#x20AC;?20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabsâ&#x20AC;?20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Solid oak 8 pc dinette & hutch, $500 good cond. Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; loft bed, new $100. Queen size leather sofa bed $50.(250)493-7839

Misc. Wanted LOCAL Coin Collector, looking to buy collections, Mint & Proof sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins Etc. Any amount. Please Call Chad at 250-863-3082. Local Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Mint & Proof Sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins etc. Any amount. Please call 250-499-0251

Musical Instruments Guitars, ampliďŹ ers, drums, keyboards, band & string instruments, music books & access., music lessons, sales & rentals, Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave. E, 250-492-4710

Sporting Goods GAOBC MEMBERS. A Big Welcome to Kelowna from Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, the Best Little Gun Shop Around, 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tues-Sat 10-6 YAMAHA golf cart, gas powered $2800obo 250-493-5972

Medical Supplies

Real Estate

Nearly new 4-wheel scooter, $1800. 250-490-0349

Acreage for Sale

Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs. New & Used, New Stair & Platform Lifts, Kel: 250-764-7757 Vernon: 250542-3745 T-free 888-542-3745 www.okmobility.ca

$164,020 11.8 acres cabin Arrow Lakes area 250-269-7328 Picâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s email selkirk8@telus.net

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner

Commercial Berkel meat slicer, $400, 33 gal ďŹ sh tank w/access & stand, $150, 17â&#x20AC;? TV w/stand, (250)486-6755 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

CUSTOM MODULAR HOME 2006 Moduline Modular Home 5 appls, deluxe carport & deck area, 2 bdrm, 2 bath. 2 RV parking, skylights

KEREMEOS $136,000 A MUST SEE!

Please phone

250-499-0131

No wonder so many people with CF stop breathing in their early 30s.

Townhouses

296 & 298 Maple Street 3 or 4 bdrm - 2½ bath

250-490-1215 250-490-1700 250-486-3791

THINKING OF SELLING A PROPERTY? FREE info-session by ComFree Ramada Inn Atrium Hwy #97, Penticton, BC April 4th, 2012 @ 7:00 pm Q & A to follow Register at www.comfree/sell/infosession Or by calling 1-855-544-3131

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Houses For Sale

BEST BUYS of 10 Best Buys in Penticton & Area.

PentictonBestBuys.com Free recorded message.

1-888-267-4599 ID#3040 Gil Szabo & Associates Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty

Apt/Condo for Rent

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Mr. Mobile Home CertiďŹ ed Factory Outlet. Spaces Available, Your location or crawlspace/basement models. Show homes 1680 Ross Rd. Kelowna 250-769-6614 www.accenthomes.ca

Houses For Sale â&#x2DC;&#x2026; FIRST TIME â&#x2DC;&#x2026; BUYERS â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Free list with pics of homes under â&#x2DC;&#x2026; $1200/month. â&#x2DC;&#x2026; OwnYourOwnHome.ca â&#x2DC;&#x2026; 1-888-267-4599 Free recorded message. ID#3051 â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Gil Szabo & Associates Coldwell Banker Okanagan Realty â&#x2DC;&#x2026;

Apt/Condo for Rent

RENTALS

1 & 2 bdrm, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-938-7146 1 & 2 bdrms avail. immed & Apr. 1, newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, $650$800, central Penticton, water incl., (250)493-4903 to view

BACHELOR apt in historic house on bus route, n/p quiet, responsible person, lakeview, partially furnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d $600/mo, 250492-6319 FURNISHED or un-furnished apt for rent in Princeton, Avail. now, need excellent refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & DD. No pets., rent starts at $525/mo., Call 250-295-1006 leave a message.

1 bdrm loft $750/mo, . Tiffany Gardens, 3140 Wilson. Jim 250-492-0413

KEREMEOS, newly renovated 2bdrm, large deck and yard, great view $700+ util., call 250-809-1185, 250-488-8035

1BDRM Apmt, central location, cat ok w/deposit, $625/mo +util. 250-492-7129

2 bdrm, close to DT, in suite laundry, $850/mo,avail April 1. 250-809-0276

LARGE 1 & 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $750 & $850 +util, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req. 250-487-1136

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

(250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Bassett. 2 Bdrm, f/s, w/d, f/p, lrg yard with Pent. Ave. 1 & 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, A/C, storage, carport pkg. $72500 & $77500 incl. garage. Some pets ok. $90000 water Downtown: 1 bdrm/bach, F/S, A/C, decks, incl. pkg. $60000-$64500 incl. util & cable (250) 770-1948

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Summerland studio unit, 6appl., wall bed, quiet, reliable, ns tenant, $720 (util incl.), (250)494-7488

Commercial/ Industrial 1200 sqft or 800 sqft, shops in industrial area, 3-phase power, o/h doors, (250)492-8324, 250-809-0728 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business, also 2300 sq.ft. available. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 Bays for rent, Summerland, 8720 Alder St., 800sqft, $600/mnth., 250-494-8555

Duplex / 4 Plex 2bdrm 2ba unit, laminate floors, central location, private parking, cat ok w/deposit, $900, 250-488-7902 2BDRM 40+, N/S, N/P, new reno’s, private patio, water incl. $850+util. 250-492-0274 mornings 3BDRM duplex, fenced yard, n/p, n/s, near Columbia school, $1000, 250-493-1201 PENT central, ground level, 2bdrm, 6appl., ns, no pets, 2 parking spots, storage, patio, garden, avail. April 1 $925+util. (incl. water) 250493-3141 PENTICTON DOWNTOWNlower 2 bdrm+ den, all appls, patio, fenced yard, new paint & updates. $1050+ utils. Call 250-770-8020, (604)533-0302. Available Now!

Country living, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 30 min drive south of Penticton, n/s. Phone after 7pm. (250)498-3178. $875/mo + utils. Country living, farm friendly pets welcome, sunny Cawston, easy commute to Osoyoos & Penticton. Charming house suitable for couple, 1200 sf., Loft bdrm on 7 acres w/one other occupied house. wood stove/elec. backup, f/s, w/d. $850/mo water incl. Avail April/May 1, 250-499-5883.

ROOM for rent, $400, fully furn., avail. immed., mature working person. 250-493-5641

Storage SOUTH Penticton, 800 sq.ft. smoke damaged garage/storage building and yard area, limited power. $300 per month. 250.292.8565

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FOR RENT Multi-family Units 2 & 3 bdr some w/basements Near school. No pets. Call Greg Page 250-492-0346 LOCKE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD. 526 Main St. Penticton BC

1BDRM on Wiltse, utilities incl, avail. now, n/s, n/p, ref req’d. $700/mo, avail now 250-4922908 or 250-490-1025

HOUSE $800/mo, Olalla 1/2 hr south of Penticton. 2 Bdrm, W/D, F/S, NS, Covered deck for smoking outside. Wood Stove or Gas heat, Large fenced yard, Pets negotiable, 250-499-8913

Brand new 2bdrm suite, private entrance, np, ns, fe Wiltse area, avail. immed., (250)486-7974 after 4pm

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SUMMERLAND, near town, 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, $800+ util., (250)494-9331

1000-1500sq’ of Industrial/ Commercial Space for lease compounded yard w/security cameras, overhead doors. Warren Ave. 250-765-3295

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$600/MO Olalla 1/2 hr south of Penticton, 2 bdrm, w/d, s/f, NS Woodstove or heaters, large fenced yard, Pets Nogotiable, 250-499-8913

furnished 4bdrm house to share with tidy person, fenced yard, near WalMart, workshop, own half bath and sitting rm, $750 all included 250-4907841

2Bdrm, 1bath, f/s, w/d, Husula Highlands area. $850/mth incl util. 250-492-7182

Auto Accessories/Parts Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires and wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

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Suites, Upper 1bdrm private entrance across Convention Ctr, avail. now, $620+util, np, ns, 250494-8741

Townhouses 2 Bedroom + Den townhome for Rent in Penticton close to golf course and events centre. Recently Renovated, comes with 5 appliances with 1 1/2 baths. No Smoking, and 1 small pet allowed. 1200.00 Available April 1 2012 - Call 250-219-9740

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Cars - Domestic 2004 Cavalier, 4dr, 5spd, exc/cond, only 113,500kms, $4350 (250)545-7025

Cars - Sports & Imports PRICE REDUCED! 2009 black Hyundai Sonata. Excellent condition. Loaded with options! Extended warranty and financing available. 111k km, $15,000 obo. MUST SELL! 250-4975191

Ground level, 1bdrm suite, all util incl. + cable/internet, Avail April 01, $700. Wiltse area 250-486-2040 Wiltse area, 2bdrm ground level, w/d/dw, close to school, util. incl., a/c, np, ns, ref’s req, $850, (250)493-2109

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2008 Honda Rebel 250, $3700 OBO, 10,000 km, gd batt & tires. Clean/black 250-809-7094

Recreational/Sale FOR SALE (Reduced), 2005 27ft travel trailer, great condition inside and out, asking $10,250 obo, (250)485-2348 Super Camper - 10’ Caribou, fully loaded, a/c, microwave, etc, Moving must sell $8,800 obo (250)260-4435

PENTICTON: UPDATED 3 Bdrm, 2 Bth, 5 appl, NS, I small pet, $1150 (includes water), avail Now. 250-493-5497.

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March 30 ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has karaoke with Anita at 6:30 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Entertainment by Affordable Music at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to their hall at 1197 Main St. SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-770-7848 for more information. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. PDSCL has bingo at 1

p.m. in the Leisure Centre on Winnipeg Street. Call Tarra at 250-490-0200, ext. 1 for more information. SOUTH MAIN DROPIN Centre has Tai Chi Chuan at 10 a.m., cardio dance at 11:10 a.m., new beginner line dance at 1 p.m. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE with Monica at 6 p.m. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. AL-ANON MEETS AT the Oasis United Church at 2964SkahaLakeRd.from 6 to 7 p.m. For info call 250-490-9272. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS HAS a big book meeting and 12x12 thumper group meets at 7:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. in Penticton. Naramata group is at 8 p.m. at 3740

3rd St. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday at noon at 361 Ade Ave. FUNTIMERS BALLROOM DANCE Club meets most Fridays upstairs at the Elks Club on Ellis Street from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for ballroom and Latin American dancing. Instruction is provided on certain Fridays. For more info please contact Brian at 250-492-7036 or visit www.funtimers. bravehost.com. C ANADIAN R OYAL LEGION branch 40 has a pork loin dinner by the ladies auxiliary at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by Ivan and Terri. Advance tickets, puchased at the bar, are $8 and $10 at the door.

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ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m., baron of beef at 11 a.m. and a meat draw at 2 p.m. ANAVETS HAS FUN pool at 12:30 p.m., dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. JEWISH LEARNING CENTRE for Christians is at 10 a.m. at the Bethel Pentecostal Church at 945 Main St. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has hamburgers and fries from noon to 4 p.m. Proceeds to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Beaver races at 4 p.m. Music by DJ Ivan at 6:30 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has crib at 10 a.m., dropin darts/pool, meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and burgers and fries at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by Hal. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS HAS the 12 Bells group at noon at 431 Winnipeg St., Penticton. Then at 8 p.m., the night group gathers at 431 Winnipeg St. In Summerland, the Grapevine meeting is at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. BODIES ON POWER presents your Best Self Series with a talk by Jo at 11:20 a.m. at 102-500 Railway St. ART UNDER THE Trees Market is having its registration from noon to 4 p.m. at the Leir House at 220 Manor Park Ave. The market starts May 19. DAFFODIL TEA AND bake sales at St.Andrews Presbyterian Church is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments are $5 per person.

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SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil at the South Main DropIn Centre on South Main Street. $3 per person. Call 250-493-2111 for more info. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has dog races, meat draw, door prizes and last man standing at 2:30 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION has a pancake breakfast and a meat draw at 2:30 p.m. The Legion Ladies will cater food and beverage at Sports Sunday in the hall. ANAVETS HAS HOTDOGS at 1 p.m. and horse races and mystery draw 2 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles is hosting its

monthly breakfast in support of local charities on from 8 to 11 a.m. Members and guests welcome to hall at 1197 Main St. THE CANNERY TRADE Centre and Market has winter markets every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with partial proceeds to the B.C. SPCA. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETS in OK Falls at 10:30 a.m. at 5328 Hawthorne St., then in Penticton at 11 a.m. for the women’s group at the Lawn Bowling Club at 260 Brunswick St. Also the Sunday 123 group meets at 8 p.m. in the Education Room in the basement of the Penticton Hospital. METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY professional PRESENTS psychic Norma Cowie, back from “Down Under” speaking on trip awareness and happiness at 10:30 a.m. at the South Main Drop-in Centre at 2965 South Main. NATIONAL DART TEAM fundraiser will be at Clancy’s Pub from 2 to 6 p.m. PENTICTON AND DISTRICT for Community Living has its market at 439 Winnipeg Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Provides fresh fruit and baking and more miscellaneous items. For info or to book a table call Heather at 250-488-6651.

MONDAY April 2

MENTAL WELLNESS CENTRE has Brown Bag family support group from noon to 1 p.m. weekly and individual support for family members from 2 to 4 p.m. weekly. FRATERNAL ORDER OF the Eagles has dart league at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. Tickets are $10 and proceeds go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has improver line dance at 9 a.m., Scrabble at 10 a.m., carpet bowl at 10:45 a.m., intermediate/advanced line dance and duplicate bridge at 1 p.m., and ACC (cribbage) at 7 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has ladies fitness at 10 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and NHL hockey at 5 p.m. Legion Ladies has its general meeting at 2 p.m. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-7707848 for more info.


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