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Ground has already been broken for a project that’s being lauded as evidence of Kelowna’s maturing economic profile. And if all goes according to the plans announced Wednesday, those early stages of construction will lead to a Four Points Sheraton hotel that could very well change the dynamic of the Airport business development area— maybe even Kelowna— by this time next year. “For eight years I’ve been with Starwood,” said Scott Duff, senior director of development for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “And for eight years we’ve been talking about this project.” With 60 hotels in Canada, and 1,000 around the world, his company usually puts down roots in “major urban (centres), near airports and hotels.” But $20-million, stateof-the-art, 120-room hotels aren’t plonked down anywhere. Key to making a commitment is an analysis of the market, the site chosen and the partnerships that will make the brand a success. All those conditions came into alignment in recent months. Set across the street from an airport that ranks between eighth to 10th busiest in Canada in any given year, offers some in-

centive and recently announced upgrades offer more. As Mayor Walter Gray pointed out, the airport—which marks the “northern gateway to Kelowna”—will only get bigger and better. “We have approved a $62-million capital project over the next four years,” said Gray. “Having 1.6 million passengers a year, is the goal.” It’s a lofty one, but Kelowna itself is expanding. In the last census it was cited as the fourth-fastest growing Canadian city, and Gray said that it’s likely the area population will swell to 300,000-plus in the years ahead. Finally, local development company Argus proved to Starwood through previous projects that it has what it takes to make the hotel a major success. All the conditions for the business partnership aligning will also amount to a boon for the community. Argus representative, Tom Killingsworth, said the hotel will bring 85 fulltime jobs to the area, during the construction phase and 60 full-time and part time jobs once it’s operational. “Four Points will be a hub,” he said. “A new place for business and local gatherings.”


FIRE…An early morning fire at a Burtch Road townhouse complex gutted one home, left another uninhabitable for the time being and sent shivers through evacuated residents at the complex at the thought of what else could have happened. (See story page A4)


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glen Court on April 16, at 10:30 p.m., explained Const. Kris Clark. “Apparently, a group of (young men) exited three vehicles, all wearing masks and brandishing firearms,” he said. That sight prompted a neighbour to call 911, and when the police swooped in they found the teens nearby. Mounties quickly


determined that they were participating in a grad kidnapping, seized six imitation guns and spoke with some parents who weren’t exactly pleased with the police attention. “One guardian described the event as ‘harmless pranks’ but the police disagree,” said Clark. Mounties disagreed so strongly that they held a

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Fake guns can look real, cops

Cross-border flows should not be a requirement, students

RCMP from A1 sidering that it was made of clear plastic and had an orange tip. Once again though, from a distance the gun could’ve certainly been mistaken for a real firearm.” And, it’s better to be safe than sorry, said Clark, in defence of those who call 911 about toys. “It’s very likely we’re more sensitive here because of the high profile incidents that have happened here in the last couple of years,” he said, making reference to the gangland slaying that took place outside the Delta Grand last summer. “But if you look at a Glock or an M16, those up-close don’t look real, but they are.” The problem is, police can’t respond to a call with toys in mind. “When we have a complaint of firearms involved in a criminal offence then we have to respond appropriately, we

have to protect the public and ourselves,” he said. “It makes for a precarious situation for the person who’s holding a toy gun and it’s also putting us at risk.”



Ultimately, he said, whether they’re real, Airsoft, paintball or any other imitation firearms, they should be used in designated areas only and handled in a safe and responsible manner.


A group of UBCO senior undergrads are critical of a series of scientific reports written for the International Joint Commission on the conditions being proposed for a renewal of operating orders for the cross-border Osoyoos Lake. The students, enrolled in the Freshwater Resources Issues and Management course led by Professor Bernie Bauer, who is also chair of the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council, reviewed the eight studies commissioned to provide data on issues surrounding the upcoming renewal of the Order of Approval government operations of the Zosel Dam on the Okanogan River in the U.S. Although just a few kilometres south of the Canadian border, the dam impacts the level of Osoyoos Lake in Canada, so international cooperation is important to its operation. It is governed by

the IJC, with three members each from the U.S. and Canada, under the provisions of the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909, but a local Osoyoos Lake Board of Control operates under the IJC, also made up of three Americans and three Canadians.



The term of the current orders expires next February, and the IJC is currently accepting comment from the public, so the students will make recommendations to the board of control based on their research. Their main concerns centred around two of the studies which were writ-

ten by U.S. scientists, both of which brought up the issue of basing the orders on flows rather than lake levels. That would mean Canadian water users in the Okanagan Basin would be required sometimes to use less water in order to maintain a specified flow of water across the border. When Bauer presented his students’ report at last week’s OWSC meeting, he noted, “There is no legal precedent for flowbased criteria.” While agreeing it is important that both countries maintain flows in the Okanagan and Columbia systems that would sustain sockeye salmon, runs which have recently been restored back into the Okanagan River and even up to Skaha Lake, Bauer said writing flow requirements into the operating orders is a different matter. Hydrologist Don Dobson noted that there are other options for maintaining flows in the river south of the border,


FRESHWATER RESOURCES students at UBCO have reviewed a series of reports on conditions for renewing cross-border water flows in Osoyoos Lake. including augmenting flows using an old irrigation canal that could carry water from the Similkameen River to the Okanagan River, just south of Osoyoos Lake. Fellow council member Brian Guy, a hydrogeologist, noted there’s interest on both sides of the border in maintaining adequate flows for conservation. He said in Washington State, irrigation water can be shut off of water supplies run low.

“We wouldn’t want to be in a position of having to cut off water here,” he commented. However, there’s tremendous concern in the U.S. agriculture community about adequate water, he said. The Okanagan Basin Water Board, to which the OWSC makes recommendations, has already written to the IJC asking that flows not be included in the new operating orders, which currently just address the lake level.

Local MLA calls WFN’s private hospital plan a ‘bold move’ Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart says that Westbank First Nation’s plans to create a $125 million luxury hospital are interesting and the proposal is something that he thinks may be welcomed and supported by some. Lake Okanagan Wellness Clinic would be a first-of-its-kind medical facility in Canada. The facility will focus on medical tourists and Canadians who would otherwise be forced to travel abroad to speed up their care. WFN Chief Robert Louie said that the facility will focus on all medical services except emergency, obstetrics and

Ben Stewart psychiatric care. “You can’t fault WFN as being entrepreneurs… maybe they’re going to chart new territory that’s going to open up and make things better for health care in Canada. “I think it’s a bold move and I think the federal government needs to be thoughtful when

they’re considering what the impacts are going to be.” Stewart noted that it’s important for WFN to “seek clarity” from the federal government to ensure that the band’s medical wellness facility isn’t conflicting with the Canada Health Act. However, it’s been suggested that the proposed private hospital will do just that. According to Stewart, it’s tough to come to any conclusions until more information is released by WFN. “(Health) Minister (Michael) de Jong is anxiously awaiting their proposal and more details. . .at this point it’s a conceptual idea without any of the inner workings.”

Talks of WFN’s plans for a private hospital come just over a month before the official opening of the six-storey, 360,000-square-foot patient care tower at Kelowna General Hospital. The tower will feature new locations for several hospital departments including emergency, operating rooms, renal dialysis, psychiatric, eye care outpatient programs, additional beds and other patient care facilities. A three-storey, 84,000-square-foot clinical support building, containing the hospital’s new laboratory facilities, will also be opened on May 27. Stewart has toured the facility and said that it is state-of-the-art. “(Lake Okanagan

Wellness Clinic) is going to be competing against what we think is a very exceptional public facility,” said Stewart. Stewart said that there has been little feedback at his office with regards to WFN’s proposed facility. “I think for the most part we’re just trying to navigate our way through so that we can have a definitive answer for the public. If it was to proceed, we want them to know exactly what that means in terms of health care on the Westside. “It certainly has a lot of implications. I think that (there are) probably a lot of positive implications. On the other hand, we do need to know what it really means for the other publicly funded hos-

pitals, which we pour billions (into).” Chief Robert Louie has been reported as saying that he is hopeful that Johns Hopkins, or a similar reputable entity, will manage the hospital. Gary Stephenson, director of media relations and public affairs for Johns Hopkins, confirmed that there have been talks between Johns Hopkins and Westbank First Nation. “We’ve had some very early, very preliminary discussions with (Westbank First Nation),” said Stephenson. “At this point it would really be premature to even speculate on what the outcome of those discussions may or may not lead to.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine International has branches in five continents, including Medcan Clinic in Toronto. Medcan Clinic has over 30,000 clients and focuses on prevention through early detection of health risks, before symptoms occur. Four of the 17 Johns Hopkins Medicine International collaborations are located in the United Arab Emirates. None of the 17 locations deal with the WFN’s proposed “medical tourism.” “We do have a rather robust international presence, but it has not been in the area of medical tourism,” said Stephenson.


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Fire forces familes out of the homes at Burtch Road complex Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

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Department’s full complement of firefighters had the flames under control, effectively saving the other two residences. “They were professional and on top of it and it was fantastic,” Krasichynski said. “But the fire was massive and angry.” The smell, he said, was one of the most overwhelming things complex residents had to contend with as crews battled to save their homes. “There was just a horrible, poisonous, noxious smoke,” he said. “It was forced by high pressure into every opening in the attic and the steam (from the smoke and hoses) was forced out through every orifice.”

The noxious fumes sent one resident to hospital, but Krasichynski said he was back home by mid-afternoon. Smoke damage was also what ended up making the second house uninhabitable for the time being, said Krasichynski, and its residents are now in the hands of emergency social services. His home was left largely unscathed, and the only lingering damage is the smell and the chaos for the families who live in the subsidized housing complex. “It’s stressful,” he said. “Because of the hour, it took everybody by surprise, there were a lot of cases of shock.”

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Tree ‘spa’ will babysit your exotic patio plants during the winter Judie Steeves STAFF REPORTER

Imagine picking an orange or a lemon off your own tree on your patio to cut a slice into your drink. Unfortunately, the winters in the Okanagan

are too cold for citrus trees to survive, which is why such trees, along with palms, are so exotic. They simply don’t grow here. Their preferred climate includes a warm and sunny winter with tem-

peratures above freezing, which is why these trees remind people of warm, sunny holidays in southern California or Mexico. And, Carrie Kuypers, general manager of Kelowna Flower Farm, is capitalizing on that by sell-

ing big potted exotic trees for your patio, and offering to overwinter them in the family’s East Kelowna greenhouses, where it’s warmer than outside in winter. “We pick up the plants in October, bring them



in to our lovely ‘spa’ and take great care of them until spring, when we drop them back off on your patio,” she says. Since the plants can weigh in the range of 300 pounds, where they land is important, because it’s likely they’ll stay there all summer. These exotic plants do great during the Okanagan summer, so they’re happy outside about the same time their people are, explains Kuypers, and the service keeps the plants happy through winter as well. With a little lov-

ing, they even pollinate each other during winter together, so by spring and summer they’re producing fruit which you can pick off your patio all summer. “They’re showstoppers,” comments Kuypers. “They’ll fruit all year round.” In fact, they’ll overwinter anything, from agaves and bamboo, to bougainvillea and jasmine, palms and citrus trees, for a small monthly fee. They also carry a line of light-weight resin pots which last well and

are a little easier to move around than the traditional earthenware pot. Kuypers grew up in greenhouses, because her grandfather started the Mandeville Garden Centre on the Lower Mainland, and her Dad operated it until the move to the Okanagan a few years ago, when he started the Kelowna Flower Farm. Without plants all around her each Spring, she says she would “feel a void in her heart.” Working with plants and in greenhouses is in her blood.


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Mild winter leading to predictions of a good crop this year

Following a mild winter, growers of both grapes and tree fruits in the Okanagan are expecting a good crop this year, although there are some complaints about the spring being late and weather uncertain from day to day. Winter injury is not predicted in any local fruits this year, as there was neither a sharp drop in temperatures early in fall, or extreme cold at any point during the past winter. Although things are moving a little later than normal, they’re earlier than last year, according to Jim Campbell, the agriculture ministry’s grape and tree fruit specialist. Apricots have already bloomed and are in the petal fall stage in the southern part of the valley, and bloom has begun in the rest of the valley. That’s a stage when they’re sensitive to frost, but no frost is forecast in the coming week, and this late in April it’s becoming less and less likely there’ll be a killing frost, he noted.

Normally, really damaging frost occurs in early April, he said. Cherries are sensitive when they’re in bloom as well, and they’ve just begun to bloom in the southern part of the valley. They’ll follow peaches, with plums and pears overlapping their bloom times. Apples are next, and they begin to be susceptible to frost damage at the tight cluster bud stage, he explained. “I haven’t heard of any winter injury, and I don’t think it dropped lower than -15 C this winter, so I expect there could be good tree fruit and grape crops,” he added. All in all, he feels it’s setting up for a good crop this year, although it depends on adequate bee flight during bloom, which depends on warm and dry weather. In cherries, he said he doesn’t expect a snowball bloom, but a good bloom is expected, and apples could have a good crop this year as well. Of course, no one wants too good a set or fruit size will drop, he added.


District plants seedlings to recognize Earth Day

Approximately 23,000 yellow pine seedlings are being planted in April throughout the District of West Kelowna in an effort to reforest four community parks. On April 21, approximately 30 volunteers from the Liquid Lightning Swim Club and 10 volunteers from the Westbank Lioness Club will work with municipal staff to plant 4,000 seedlings in Sandstone Park, above Sandstone Drive in Shannon Lake. The municipality also hired a contractor to replant 13,500 trees in Casa Palmero Park in the Casa Loma area—that work was completed last week. This week the contractor is planting a further 1,500 trees in Eain Lamont Park, on the east side of Mount Boucherie. Later this month, an additional 4,000 seedlings will be planted in Jonagold

Park, off Ridge Boulevard in the south Mount Boucherie neighbourhood. Many of the seeds used to create the seedlings were taken from trees in West Kelowna in the spring of 2009, before the pines were destroyed in the Glenrosa forest fire. Municipal staff harvested the seeds and shipped them to a nursery to be developed into seedlings. The trees are being planted in areas that were cleared last year as part of forest fire mitigation work. The district received $70,000 through the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ Fuel Treatment Program and $209,000 through the Operational Fuel Treatment Program to remove mountain pine beetle-ravaged trees from Crown and municipally owned lands.

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Long-time Kelowna grape grower Doug Sperling was hopeful warmer weather would move in so spring would not be as late as last year. “We can’t make up for lost days in the fall when the days are short, so it would be nice to get some warm days early on,” he commented. With fresh snow still falling on the hills around the Okanagan during April, he was eager to see the end of it and the beginning of buds swelling and spring. Last year’s grape crop

was way down from normal, both in table grapes and wine grapes, he reported. “It’s tough with a short year to get the flavours you want,” he explained. However, Leo Gebert of St. Hubertus Estate Winery was more optimistic, and said he felt his vineyard is ready to explode into growth. It has been a cold spring for the crew tying canes, but last year was a late spring and it was still a good year in the end, he said.

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elowna council has made the right move in approving hiring more cops than it intended to this year. The decision to hire seven more RCMP officers, in addition to the four it had already approved for the coming budget year, is a step in the right direction in addressing the need highlighted by an independent study conducted over the winter. That study, by Robert Prosser, said as many as 21 more officers are not only needed here, but would also allow the police to

turn their attention to crime prevention, not just crime reaction. Kelowna has been noted as having one of the heaviest caseloads per officer of any police department in the country. Every year at budget time the city’s top cop pleads for help. To be fair, most of the time council listens. But budgets being what they are, the additions often fall short of the real need. This year, spurred on by Prosser’s report which cost the city $25,000, the message seems to have resonated.

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The 11 new officers are 10 shy of Prosser’s suggestion, but they will go a long way to meeting the “kick start” Prosser said is needed to meet the demand and maybe even lower the total number of officers required through other efficiencies. Of course, council was aided by the fact it was presenting a minute one-tenth of one per cent tax hike to the public this year. Starting with such a small increase, adding another one per cent for the extra cops doesn’t look so bad.

In the end, it came down to what’s important to the public who spoke—at least in the most recent city survey—saying it was willing to pay more in taxes to get more cops. There’s no doubt the need for more officers is still there. But council got lucky. It had room to move and a populace that, while concerned about how its money is spent, seemed to agree with the spending. We’ll see next year if the situation is the same and council can finish what it started this year.

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ne of America’s largest career search companies recently posted a list of the best and worst jobs in the United States. What makes their list interesting is the factors they used to create it. These include the environment, such as working conditions, and whether or not a job had growth potential. Other factors were physical demands, which included the frequency of lifting and if the job required working outdoors. Stress and how travel, deadlines and meeting the public had the potential to increase stress were included in the criteria. And finally the list factored in average wages along with potential advancement in the specific job. So, what were the best and worst jobs?

Number one in the best category were software engineers. These workers tend to be in high demand, get excellent pay and have great working conditions. Second were actuaries (who work with statistics) with an average income of $90,000 per year. For the first time human resource managers came in at number three due to high job growth. Other bestranked jobs were dental hygienists and financial planners, both having high growth potential, the latter to meet the demand from retiring baby boomers needing someone to manage

their money. In the health care sector audiologists and occupational therapists ranked six and seven due to their high demand and low stress. The online adverJane tising manager came in Muskens at number eight based on job growth. The last two on the list were computer system analysts and applied mathematicians with an average annual income of $100,000. Now here are the worst jobs. Number one was lumberjack based on the physically hazardous labour and low demand. Two was the dairy farmer. Apparently the job


is physically tough, the stress is high and it’s really hard going on vacation as cows need to be milked every day. Enlisted soldiers were number three due to extremely dangerous working conditions, physical demand and high stress levels. For all those young workers considering oil patch work, the oil rig worker came in as number four on the list based on working away from home, physical labour and having to work in all sorts of weather. For all those young people considering journalism, the newspaper reporter also made the worst list mostly because the career is facing a downward trend and there isn’t much job opportunity. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a demand for good writers

in other media. Servers in restaurants were ranked number six due to low income and high physical demands. Dishwashers came in at number eight earning an average annual income of $18,000. The last two were butchers and broadcasters. For the butcher it was high stress, poor hiring outlook and work conditions. Broadcasters had high stress with declining incomes. Although this list is American, I suspect we would probably find similar outlooks here in Canada. I would suggest if you want more than a job but a career, start by researching education. There is often a strong link between good jobs and a post-secondary education.

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Colourful building would be a wonderful view To the editor: I have just read Susan Roberts’ letter to the editor: Who Allowed ‘Garish’ Paint Job?” (April 13 Capital News) and am shaking my head. Her complaints regarding the exterior paint colours of her neighbourhood’s Buddhist church, “hideous green and blue stripes” was surprising to read. Susan questions why City Hall has allowed such a paint job to be permitted, and states that the paint job will “trash a Kelowna neighbourhood.” Seriously? I live about three city blocks from her, closer to the downtown core and wish the only “trash” in my block was a bright

and colourful paint job. I would pick such a view any day over the Kelowna prostitutes and crack addicts I regularly see out my front window. The green and blue stripes Susan calls “tasteless” are far more appealing than the garbage on my street and the young men who like to stop and use my bushes to relieve themselves as they make their way home from the downtown bars all summer long on weekends. I wish my problems in my neighbourhood were as simple as Susan’s dislike of the “apparition (that) now assaults us.”

If I could only get the people who park in front of my house to stop blocking my driveway, double parking illegally and using the road instead of my lawn to walk on to avoid the mud, I’d be happy, never mind the rest of the stuff. If this is the only serious complaint Susan has that motivates her to write the editor of the local paper then she should consider herself very lucky. Besides, what a wonderful, clean, colourful change to now have in a neighbourhood. Tracey Reynolds, Kelowna

From the Web on WFN medical centre Re: WFN Moves Forward on Health Facility, April 5 Capital News. To the editor: Just remember folks, if you use this facility you’ll be paying your own bills. Joe Stretch To the editor: This is a great idea, it will increase jobs in the area and attract new physicians— what could be bad about that? Janice Lawson


To the editor: (1) Degradation of the current health care system. (2) Brings in a two-tiered health care system where those who have the money can circumvent normal wait times. (3) Special privileges for the rich who can afford to pay the price for private service outside of the health care system (health care for the rich). (4) History shows that where there is a

matically you don’t support the other four incumbents. So, in singling out and denouncing the four shunned incumbents the FourChange group engaged in blatant overkill. On the Phil Johnson open line show, the leader of the FourChange group was upset that the CD-21 zone plan was defeated. He strongly chastised and accused those councillors who turned the CD21 down on third reading as being irresponsible and unworthy of being re-elected. However, he failed to tell the public that a decision at third reading isn’t written in stone. The majority of the public wanted the CD-21 plan

turned down and so the council turned it down at third reading. This represents good judgement and responsible government. Also, the FourChange leader failed to reveal that the CD-21 was unworkable and doomed from the start. It required almost all land owners in the area to agree and participate. If a few key property owners didn’t cooperate then much of the CD-21 area could have been held in limbo for many years or forever. The real reason for the nastiness and unethical behaviour of the FourChange group is that they and their business buddies didn’t get their way with

Sleepless on Sunday morning To the editor: The world is becoming more aware of noise pollution and how it affects mental and physical health. Sound is vibrations which enter the body, decibels perceived as pleasant or unpleasant, safe or threatening. Sound is unpleasant or threatening when we perceive these vibrations as damaging to our total health and well being. Kelowna is becoming unpleasant and possibly unhealthy in regard to noise pollution, more

and more each month, each year. I pay my fair share of taxes, utilities, strata etc., to live here in a residence close to the lake. I don’t need the extra stress from noise waking me up like on a recent Sunday morning, or obtrusive noise affecting my life in general when there are ways to prevent this increasing sensory assault. There is no reason why one individual who decides to use a chainsaw to trim his trees, or mow his lawn with a power

mower should be allowed to disrupt an entire neighbourhood. There are alternatives—use a quieter machine, ideally solar powered—and don’t do it on Sunday morning. The neighbour mentioned above is just the tip of the iceberg. There are loud boats on the water, construction nearby at Pandosy Street for over a year and at least three garbage removal companies on this street scheduled for different days. Each day as the truck backs up there’s that loud annoying

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pro-business councillors. Unfortunately, now we have a very weak council influenced, manipulated and led by the network’s business agendas. This domination and control by the rich business bullies is a threat to the stability and sustainability of Kelowna and it undermines democracy. To liberate and restore Kelowna and safeguard democracy why not muzzle the snarling, swaggering business bullies and put them into the public’s dog house where they belong?

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Business bullies belong in public dog house To the editor: In his March 23 Hodge Podge column, former councillor Charlie Hodge stated that he thinks the last election was the dirtiest ever. Yes it certainly was. I was born and raised here and can attest that it was the most vengeful and unethical I have ever seen. Business groups like FourChange spent lots of money promoting their chosen four pro-business incumbents on council and telling the public not to vote for the others. Supporting incumbents is usually as far as it goes during an election. Logically, if you support four incumbents then auto-

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District ready to tweet, poke, be liked, be befriended and followed Wade Paterson STAF REPORTER

The District of West Kelowna will be looking for likes and follow-

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hopes of keeping more people informed on happenings within the municipality. Kirsten Jones, communications supervisor with the District of West Kelowna, told council that the City of Kelowna has 607 followers on Facebook and 4,171 followers on Twitter. Having a social media presence, she said, will encourage interaction between the public and the district, provide timely information to followers, reinforce the district’s vision of being an innova-

tive local government and provide an additional and timely resource to provide emergency information. “A lot of people are using these things; we have to be there,” said Mayor Doug Findlater. He mentioned that the district will have to be prepared for dealing with negative or inappropriate comments that may be posted on the district’s Facebook wall or Twitter feed. Council debated whether or not the district should focus solely on Facebook and Twitter. Coun.

Carol Zanon noted that the next big social networking medium might be something completely different. An amendment to include all social media was brought forward but did not gain enough support. Six councillors voted to establish a West Kelowna presence on Facebook and Twitter. Coun. Bryden Winsby was opposed saying he didn’t want the district to be limited to those two sites. The district’s Facebook and Twitter profiles will be set by April 27.

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Warning signs for the potential of abuse in relationships This week is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in B.C., a week set aside to raise awareness of the issue of

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She touches her bruised cheek gingerly and says softly, “It was so good in the beginning! I never thought it would end like this.” She has just fled an abusive relationship following a vicious assault. She tells the story of the relationship softly, sadly. She talks of its’ exciting, whirlwind beginning, of how charming he was and how he swept her off her feet and wouldn’t

take no for an answer. She talks of the things that made her uncomfortable and how she had reservations and even thought of ending the relationship. She remembers the times others expressed concern or made dire warnings, the times she was afraid, the times she actually tried to end the relationship and the reasons it continued. She pauses and says reflectively, “I know now that there were signs…some of them I didn’t see and some, I just ignored. I just wish I’d

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never gotten into this relationship.” What are some of the early warning signs that a relationship may be unhealthy or even violent and abusive? What would have made a difference for her? What knowledge or information might prevent someone else from getting into a similar relationship? In the context of a new or existing relationship, these are some red flags that may indicate a potential for abuse within the relationship. Some are alarmingly obvious and some are subtle and easily dismissed, but being aware of their existence and recognizing that they are present—before becoming attached or deeply invested in the relationship—provides an opportunity to take a step back and reconsider a potential relationship or the direction in which a present relationship is moving. They include: • Immediate intensity in the relationship, including premature declarations of love and expectations of intimacy, i.e. claiming “love at first sight” and wanting to move in or plan a future together after one or two dates • Blames others for his negative behaviours, feelings or life situation—initially implies new partner is great by comparison, i.e. “you’re the only one that really understands me,” then later blame is assigned to new partner • Refuses to accept re-

sponsibility or be accountable for behaviours, choices, mistakes • Refuses to respect others boundaries, i.e. pushing for more time together, sex • Possessiveness including resenting any time spent with others and expecting the other to account for all their time apart or constant texting or calling when apart • Unreasoning jealousy, including accusations of unfaithfulness • Attempts to control all aspects of the others’ life, i.e. who they see, where they go, what they wear, when they sleep, when and what they eat • Believes he has a right to all the power and all the control in the relationship • Believes he has a right to be central in the relationship—that his wants, needs, feelings, desires and opinions are more important than those of others and that everything must revolve around him. • Treats others exploitatively. Others are valued only as they meet the needs of, or fulfill a useful purpose for, the abusive partner • Has little awareness of, or care for, the feelings of others and little concern for how his behaviours might impact others unless there is a corresponding impact for him, i.e. when his abuse leads a partner to flee the relationship, the abusive partner becomes remorseful but

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No one deserves to be abused Violence from A12 only because of the discomfort or inconvenience this has caused them personally, not because of the pain or fear they have caused others • Believes he is entitled to, or deserving of, special privileges and special treatment and has a right to rest, relaxation, “toys,” vacations, freedom from responsibility or consequences and to subservient and unquestioning obedience and compliance with his demands or expectations. He may expect constant attention, admiration, unlimited praise and acknowledgement and an on-going focus on not only meeting but anticipating his needs and wishes. • Believes he is superior and that his choices, behaviours, opinions, ideas and contributions are of more value than those of others. • Believes he is justified in being rude, dishonest, abusive if his expectations are not met • Attempts to isolate partner from family, friends, work i.e. complains about and puts down family or friends, resents time spent and makes partner “pay” for spending time with them • Is a good manipulator, using charm to get what he wants • Is unpredictable and keeps changing the rules i.e. something that is no problem one day may be the cause of intense anger the next • Has swift and unwarranted mood changes and an explosive temper • Uses threats and intimidation to ensure compliance or otherwise get what he wants • Often has a history of

family abuse and unhealthy relationships, estrangement from family • Is evasive about his past • Uses sarcasm to put others down • May be dishonest about his present financial, relationship, employment, health, living, or other, situation, i.e. says he is separated while still living with a partner, or wealthy when he has financial difficulties • May have some criminal history • May have issues around use of alcohol or substances. Trust your instincts and pay attention to the signs. Don’t make excuses for abusive partners and don’t accept their excuses for behaving badly. Initially they will almost always be on their best behaviour with you but how they treat others will be how they treat you later. If they are angry, resentful, blaming, vindictive, dishonest and hurtful toward others, that is what you can expect from them once you are committed to the relationship. Don’t go into it thinking that if you love them enough, they will change. Make decisions based on how things are, not how you hope they will be one day. If you feel anxious, afraid or put-down in the relationship, don’t stay. Don’t accept their blame. It’s not your fault. And take time to really get to know them before you commit. Believe that you deserve to be treated well. No one deserves to be abused.

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Victims of crime awareness in focus

Moving Forward is the theme of this year’s National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, taking place across Canada from April 22 to 28. Activities across the country will focus on raising awareness of servi-

ces available to victims of crime in Canada, as well as further exploring new ways to reach out to victims of crime to let them know their experience matters and that there are organizations like The Central Okanagan Eliza-

beth Fry Society and the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s VictimWitness Services looking after them. “National Victims of Crime Awareness Week is an important event for our community. It helps

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Kelowna city council has approved the first phase of a renovation plan for the second and third floors of City Hall. The $1.6-million project, most of which will be covered from money from an insurance claim last year, will see the third floor reconfigured, resulting in an addition of 15 workstations and four new meeting rooms. The multi-year remodelling plan for City Hall will add a total of 36 more workstations and eight more meeting rooms once work on both floors is completed. In addition to the $1.2 million from the insurance claim that resulted from the fire that destroyed the Pavilion Building in City Park last year, the city will add another $400,000 from its reserves to pay for the City Hall renovation. Council had already approved putting $675,000 of the insurance money toward the cost of replacing washrooms and a concession stand in City Park. The rest of the money, it earmarked for the City Hal renovations. The work is slated to start at the end of the summer.


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Canada’s international scientific expedition to Mount Everest is preparing to depart for Nepal next week and will include Okanagan participants. The international contingent of Everest 2012 includes members from UBC’s Okanagan and Vancouver campuses, Okanagan College, Duke University, University of Oregon, University of Sydney, Mount Royal University (Calgary), University of Cardiff, University of Otago (New Zealand) and University of the Netherlands. The six-week research investigation into the effects of heart and brain blood flow and oxygen deprivation at high altitudes, will settle into the Pyramid Laboratory near Everest base camp and stay through to the end of May. The acclimatization process takes two weeks, including the final leg of the journey, an eight-day walk to the remote lab, 5,050 metres, or five kilometres above sea level. The 25-member expedition will be weighed

down by about a tonne of gear and equipment, though the burden will be eased by use of yaks, which will carry some of the load. The researchers’ progress during the Everest stay can be followed online, as team member and Okanagan College human kinetics professor Greg DuManoir blogs live from the lab. Follow the Everest expedition at: http://amountainofdata. Expedition leader Philip Ainslie, Canada Research Chair in cerebrovascular function in health and disease and associate professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the UBC’s Okanagan campus, says the scientific and medical experiments are designed to mimic the symptoms and outcomes that occur in heart and stroke victims and those suffering from sleep apnea. “This is an opportunity to take healthy people and expose them to low levels of oxygen to see how their heart, lungs and brain adapt or maladapt to that exposure,” said Ains-

lie. Hypoxia can severely decrease oxygen delivery to the brain. Reduced blood flow to the vital organs is characteristic of many chronic conditions. The comprehensive Everest research study, titled integrative physiological adaptation to highaltitude: a scientific expedition to explore mechanisms of human adaptation, encompasses eight separate experiments ranging from cerebrovascular, cardiopulmonary, and neurocognitive health to measuring the effects of acute mountain sickness and sleep apnea. “The research we conduct and the results we achieve have the potential to provide new insights into illness prevention and better human health,” said Ainslie. The pioneering expedition is expected to achieve a number of firsts. “Low levels of oxygen occur in many pathologies,” said Ainslie. “Lung disease and heart failure occurs when we grow older. So it forms a way to understand how low levels of oxygen affect the body at an early stage.”

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Maxine DeHart gust. I have purchased the cookbook for myself and several friends and family. Some of the places it can be purchased are Mosaic, Chapters and the BC Wine Museum. Capri Hair Design at 1525A Gordon Drive (across from Mediterranean Market) has picked the winner of the contest to rename the salon. The new name of the shop, owned by Colleen Woelders is Kelowna Hair Design. The winner of the contest was Grant Good. There were about 200 entries and the name was chosen as Colleen and the team wanted to promote the city. Some other names that were submitted were Happy Hair, Wak ‘n Yak, Safari Hair, Style Me, Scissor Sisters, Cougar Cuts, Hair Hunters and Animal House. Call 250-8618878. Long-time businessman, Will Gow is closing the current location of his long-time business CBD Network. All the furniture and office equipment must go and so there will be a furniture sale open house on Friday, April 20, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 2033 Gordon Drive (corner of Gordon and Springfield). Bring your pickup truck and your cheque book as everything must be sold. Will’s

new venture will be offering a number of new HR services, as well as current services of CBD Network. Call 250-717-1821. Well-known guy around town and owner of Shutout Sports Collectibles, Alex Draper has joined the team of the Westside Warriors in corporate sales. Call 250575-2400 or adraper@ After starting out as a service-by-appointment boutique, sharing a commercial space on Highway 97 and then moving to the downtown core for better exposure as a fulltime retail store, It Suits You Menswear at 1619 Ellis St., owned and operated by Charles Miller is closing its doors on April 27. Sadly, despite a wide variety of marketing efforts, his small business has really felt the impact of economic uncertainty with poor sales. He is now selling the remaining stock at blow-out prices and invites everyone to come in and make a deal on the remaining stock. All suits are $99, shirts $20, ties $10, sweaters $20 with many suits still available. Mechal Corbett and Cathy Bilton, owner/ operators of Nurse Next Door Vernon have purchased the franchise of Nurse Next Door Kelowna from owners David Russell and Scott Jacobsen, who started the original franchise operation in Kelowna. Mechal and Cathy have worked in the health care industry their entire lives, both having nursing backgrounds and recognize that sometimes


JASON GORDON and his wife Christine have launched a new mobile physiotherapy business in the Okanagan. the thing their clients need the most is not necessarily medication. More often it is some human contact and connection with a loving caregiver. Families need support, the health care system needs a partner and the community needs options and choices for health related services and the company is here to provide all that. Nurse Next Door was founded in 2001 in Vancouver by John DeHart (my husband’s nephew) and Ken Sim and now has 50 franchises across Canada. Call 250-450-9750 (Kelowna office) or mechal@ Sadly, Good Guys Audio Video Unlimited at 2409B Main Street

in Westbank is closing its retail operation effective May 31 after 14 years in business. Owner Gary Stabb said the massive onslaught of new big box electronics retailers that have recently opened on the Westside has cut its customer traffic severely and it can no longer sustain its serviceoriented business model under the current retail conditions. Gary is inviting all existing and new clientele to visit the store during the closing down sale effective now until May 12. They still have a good stock of all types of electronic inventory for sale. Everything must go, down to the bare walls and they are even accepting offers on fixtures,


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hence the sign part of the business. Auto Trim is sharing space with KFM Auto and is in the process of renovating the premises. It will have a grand opening after the renovations are complete sometime in May. Call 250899-5833. Huge thanks to wellknown auto guy, Gordie Abougoush, owner of Boyd’s Auto Body for being my chauffeur (MP Ron Cannan also joined us) in the fabulous second annual 2012 Vaisakhi Parade last Saturday. I rode in his Suzuki “Sandbar.” It was the neatest vehicle and actually looks just like a toaster.

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Bounty Cellars Winery at 7-364 Lougheed Road won three medals in the New York Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. With over 3,200 wines entered, from 22 countries, Bounty Cellars took home a silver and two bronze medals for their 2010 Pinot Blanc, 2010 Crystal Gewurztraminer and their 2009 Elite Red Blend. Call 250-765-9200. The latest edition of the new Spring 2012 Okanagan Woman Magazine is now on the shelves throughout the valley. Published and edited by TJ Wallis, the magazine is an independent quarterly publication locally owned, produced and distributed throughout the Okanagan/Shuswap areas. Call 1-877-6678450 or Happy 50th anniversary Marg and Ted Jeffries on April 21. Jenny and Ryan Watters are hosting a huge kid’s consignment sale on Saturday, April 21 at Parkinson Rec Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with hundreds of items of clothes, toys and equipment. An artist herself, the late Tracie Ward spent her professional career dedicated to the promotion and development of the arts. Art filled her life, her work and her home. Her wish for her art was that proceeds benefit causes which were close to her being 50 per cent to the RCA and 50 per cent to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association. A silent auction will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. In

Tracie’s words, “Art is for everyone. We need to encourage people of all ages and social standing to participate to ensure we have future creators and audiences.” Seniors Consulting, owned and operated by Sharen Marteny who is a certified professional consultant on aging and a Capital News columnist, has relocated her business to Vancouver. Her passion is assisting and being an advocate for seniors and their families. Call 778875-6014 or Looking for a quick, effective approach to overcoming fear, boosting confidence, losing weight, addressing health, career or relationship issues. Intuitive health practitioner Bonita Kay Summers of Spirit Kelowna Wellness works with you to create successful results. Bonita, from her office at 1475 St. Paul St. and worldwide via phone and Skype, offers intuitive counseling and life coaching, PSYCH-K basic and advanced, therapeutic touch, along with workshops and discussion groups. She also teaches yin yoga at Kelowna Hot

Yoga Studio and Okanagan Yoga Centre. Call 778755-5887 or After 71 years of operating as Coast Paper, the company will operate under the new name, Spicers. All Canadian operations, including Spicers, Coast Paper, Roll-O-Vert and UplinX PreMedia Solutions are moving forward together as one unified brand, one united team as Spicers Canada Limited. Creating one company with one simple structure promoting a single value proposition will prove relevant and sustainable to all. The Soles 4 Souls campaign is still in full swing. Do not forget that you can drop off your gently used footwear at the Ramada Hotel on Harvey Avenue. Clean out your closets and convince all your friends, neighbours and relatives to do the same. Estimates are that every person has at least three or four pairs of shoes in their closet that are not worn any more, but are still in great shape. I think that estimate is a little low and that if we really take a good look at

what we have, it’s more like at least half a dozen pairs that we do not or cannot wear anymore. Please bring them tied or banded together. Visit On Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, Links 2 Learning Online is offering a free seminar at the Okanagan Regional Library called Engaging and Empowering Your Struggling Reader. Reading specialists, Terry Dobson and Heather Baptie frequently speak at educating conferences, but this is the first time this session has been offered in the valley. You do not have to be a technowizard to attend and discover how technology can help your struggling reader. You will explore a variety of effective, easy to use digital resources and everyone leaves with a toolbox of solutions to use with their child. Space is limited. Reserve your spot online at www.121online. com Divas and Dastards Afternoon Tea is a fundraiser for the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 22, featuring popular operat-

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B.C.’s labour minister is defending changes to the workplace regulation that required employers to provide a secure barrier for night-shift employees who work alone. Changes took effect Sunday that allow another option for operators of gas stations, convenience stores and other 24-hour businesses. Rather than have a security barrier or more than one employee present, the regulation allows employers to put in video surveillance and a call button for

employees. The original regulation is known as Grant’s law, after Maple Ridge gas station employee Grant De Patie, who was run over and killed in 2005 when he tried to stop a driver from leaving without paying for gasoline. Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said Monday the main provision of Grant’s law is mandatory pre-payment for gasoline, and that remains. WorkSafeBC offered the new option after four years of consultation, she said. “With a small family-

run business that may be open late at night, it’s often somebody from the family who is working there,� MacDiarmid said. “If they’re forced to put in a barrier that may cost upward of $50,000 or more, the business is going to fold. So they were listened to, and those other safety measures will be taken. WorkSafeBC is going to be auditing starting in May as I understand it.� NDP labour critic Raj Chouhan objected to the government’s claim that there have been no more incidents since the regulation went into effect in 2005.

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‘Win now’ is Lake’s mantra Drosdovech first recruit Warren Henderson STAFF REPORTER

In Gavin Lake’s mind, there isn’t much grey area when it comes to his mandate as the new head coach of the Okanagan Sun. Putting a championship-calibre team on the football field—now rather than later—is job No. 1 for the 40-year-old native of Newmarket, Ont. “I want the existing players to know I’m going to work with them, I want the existing coaches to know I’m going to work with them, and we’re going the build something special here,” said Lake, who was introduced to the local media Tuesday morning in Kelowna. “I’m looking to win now. I know there’s CIS talk and all that jazz, but until we beat the (Vancouver Island) Raiders, until we beat the (Saskatoon) Hilltops…until we beat the (Langley) Rams, that doesn’t mean anything to me. My investment here is to win now.” Lake arrived in Kelowna this week from his previous job in Europe where he was head coach of the Amstetten Thunder of the Austrian second division for one season. His resume also includes stops in Nanaimo with the Sun’s arch rivals, the Vancouver Island Raiders, in the CIS with the Universities of Calgary, Simon Fraser and St. Mary’s, and in the Canadian Football League as an assistant coach with the B.C. Lions. Thanks in large part to his past experience, the Sun aggressively pursued

Lake this spring before making him the 13th head coach in the BCFC team’s history last month. He replaces Jason Casey who resigned to take on a job at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. From Lake’s perspective, coming to Kelowna to take on the Sun’s top field position was both an attractive and logical move for his coaching career. “I’m at the stage in the pyramid in my career where if I’m not head coaching or I’m not an assistant in the professional leagues, I’m not interested,” said Lake, who first moved to B.C. in 1994. “Quite simply the Sun offer came at a time when it’s one of the marquee franchises in junior football. The Sun have had a quality tradition that I thought, you know what, if they’ve got the infrastructure already in place, we can get some recruiting, we can get everybody on the same page, then we can be a real power here.” Unlike most Sun head coaches of the past, Lake won’t hold a second job at any time during the football season, allowing him to focus all his energies on the BCFC club. Combined with his passion and knowledge of the game, Sun GM Jay Christensen said Lake brings all the attributes to the table the club was seeking. “In all the people we talked to about Gavin, the comments were all strong all positive, and the common thing that came back is that he was a foot-

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GAVIN LAKE, the 13th head coach in the history of the Okanagan Sun, was officially introduced on Tuesday morning in Kelowna. ball guy, he eats, sleeps and drinks football,” said Christensen. “He understands the game, he’s passionate about it, he knows what it takes to win. He’s been on championship teams in Calgary (Dinos), B.C. and Nanaimo (Raiders), and he’ll have the ability to translate that here.” With Christensen and the Sun’s board of directors taking a ‘hands-off’ approach, the GM said Lake will be allowed to run the on-field product on his own terms. In addition, Christensen said Lake will also ultimately decide on the final configuration of the Sun coaching staff for 2012. And Lake promises to leave no stone unturned in making the best personnel decisions possible for the football team.

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“My number one issue is to meet all the coaches, let’s get on the same page right away and I want them all to be comfortable knowing that I’m going to work with them,” he said. “They’ve gone through three head coaches in four years, there’s going to have to be an element of trust, built and earned, so I don’t want to shake that early. Let’s see if I can help them be better coaches, and let’s see if we can build a family outfit.” Lake will get to know a lot more about his coaches and players when he conducts his first spring camp as head coach of the Okanagan Sun from May 4 to 6. The Sun will open the 2012 BCFC season Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Apple Bowl against the Langley Rams.

Plenty of returning players to the UBC Okanagan women’s soccer team means the battle for positions will be fierce. One player who will be looking for playing time will be Immaculata soccer player Justine Drosdovech. UBCO announced Drosdovech as the first recruit for the women’s soccer program. “Justine is a fantastic athlete, she is tall, strong, and quick,” said UBCO women’s soccer coach Claire Paterson. “I first had the opportunity to work with Justine at the Whitecaps College Showcase in 2010 as a part of a local side that participated in the event. Ever since then I have been looking at her for our program. I have had the pleasure of coaching Justine for the past two years as a part of the Okanagan FC PCSL team where she has really come into her own as a competitor. With the loss of only one player from last year’s silver medalist team and several red shirts looking to make the jump to the varsity squad, Paterson has been very selective in recruiting this spring. Drosdovech is the team’s first signing. In addition to playing on the PCSL Okanagan FC team since she was in Grade 10, Drosdovech has been the female athlete of the year at Immaculata



the last four years, winning the award every year since she was in Grade 8. She has helped to lead the Immaculata soccer team to two golds, one bronze and one fourth place finish at the provincial championships in her four years with the Mustangs. A multi-sport athlete, Drosdovech has also starred for the Mustangs senior volleyball team these past two years. Her familiarity with Paterson was a big factor in her spurning offers from other schools to stay at home and star for the Heat. “I decided on going to UBC Okanagan first and most foremost because of the great staff I will be coached by,” she said. “I have worked with Claire since Grade 10 when I played for her on the PCSL team.” Playing on the Okanagan FC club with Paterson and many of the current Heat players allowed Justine a chance to develop chemistry with her future teammates, which

was also a large factor in signing on with the Heat. “I have had the privilege of practicing with the girls on the UBCO team and they are all so talented, friendly and welcoming,” added an excited Drosdovech. “[Playing in] this environment has helped me to develop my skills so much and I hope to continue developing them even more throughout this season at UBC Okanagan.” With the Heat typically seen as one of the smaller teams in the PACWEST conference, Claire is excited to utilize the 5-foot10 defender/midfielder all over the pitch next season. “Justine is a force to be reckoned with,” said Paterson. “Typically she plays in the back line but her skill set makes her a versatile player. I am very excited that Justine has decided to join our women’s soccer team this fall.” Drosdovech has been accepted into the Bachelor of Science program at UBC’s Okanagan campus where she will battle the likes of Physics and Chemistry in the classroom. On the field Justine will battle for playing time next year with the likes of other stellar athletes such as second year midfielder Michelle Smith (Vernon, BC) and Academic AllCanadian Hayley Carlson (2nd year, Defender, Red Deer, AB).

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Bike Barn skis, bikes, runs, paddles to cross finish line first By Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

More solo competitors, fewer teams and another tight finish highlighted the 32nd annual Ski2Sea race in Kelowna last weekend. The Bike Barn crossed the finish line in first place overall on Sunday in the six-stage, multi-sport race. Ken Pommier was the top solo male finisher and Tannille Stickley was the top female soloist in the unique event. Once again a team of physically challenged racers also took part as Team Ability completed the event in just over five hours. “We were very pleased with the race,” said co-organizer Kelly Blair. “The weather is the one thing that you can’t control but we were very happy with the way it turned out. It was sunny and there was exceptionally calm water for the canoeists.” The Ski2Sea features downhill skiing, cross


A PADDLER from the winning Bike Barn team paddles hard during the final leg of last weekend’s 32nd annual Ski2Sea race. The event is searching for a new title sponsor for next year’s race. country skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, running and canoeing with teams or individuals competing. The event—now heading to its 33rd year—

is traditionally held on the final weekend of skiing at Big White and is a unique event that highlights Kelowna’s reputation as a four season playground.

“There are not many places in the world that have the climate, the geography and the political stability to pull off an event like this,” said Blair. “It’s

very popular and well received.” Entries this year were down in the team events while more solo competitors tackled the course by

themselves. Also this year the Ski2Sea lost its longtime title sponsor and is now looking for a new partner to help pull off the event. “We had enough resources to cover ourselves even without the title sponsor this year,” said Blair. “It’s important we find a new sponsor though. As a non-profit any money that we make gets put back into the community.” Each year the Ski2Sea race ends up donating its profits to community groups such as People in Motion, Search and Rescue and the ham radio group. Blair says they could also use a few more committee members to host the annual event, which will take pace next year on Sunday April 14. “We’re always looking for new blood on the race committee,” he said “It’s not a huge commitment of time. It’s a good group of people.” Here are the top two finishers in each of the

Ski2Sea’s race categories. Solo Women 1. Tannille Stickley 2. Sheena Miller Solo Men 1. Ken Pommier 2. Greg Redman Open Team 1. The Bike Barn 2. Kelowna Cycle 1 Open Mixed Team 1. Forced Effort 2. Avocodos Junior Team 1. Black Jack 2. Skookum Jun Corporate Team 1. Freshair Experience 2. Freshair Concept Rec Team 1. McCulluch Station Crew 2. Some Fit Some Fat Open mixed Team 1. Forced Effort 2. Avocodos Masters Team 1. Bent Beaten and Bullied 2. Running Bruch Women’s Team 1. Kuku for Cookies 2. Voco Sass and Swass


KSS Owls qualify two teams to go to provincials in Vancouver The Kelowna Owls will send not one, but two teams to the B.C. senior boys rugby sevens championship this weekend at St. George’s School in Vancouver. The KSS 1st and 2nd teams both qualified for provincials after taking the top two spots at the Interior B.C. tournament hosted last weekend by the Owls. The Kelowna firsts dominated the tournament with a 5-0 record in the round robin, while the KSS No. 2 team finished with

4-1 record. Kalamalka, Immaculata, Princess Margaret and Sa-Hali also competed at the six-team Interior tourney. Kelowna has placed in the top 10 at the B.C. sevens championship the last four years in a row. “We’re definitely building a pretty strong tradition here with the sevens,” said Owls’ head coach Dave Marfleet. “We’re hoping to get back into the top 10 at B.C.’s for the fifth year in a row, that’s our

goal,” Marfleet said. At provincials, each Owls’ team will play three games on Saturday and as many as three on Sunday. The Owls are led into sevens battle this season by captain Cole Mole Mosychuk. The rest if the KSS 1st sevens team is: Joey Wallick, Ryan Lawson, Nate Brown, Jake Pilon, Leighton Gabbidon, Aaron Mahal, Amrit Mahal, Eli Haynes, Joel Henseleit and Max Dreschler.




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Local gymnasts new first-time provincial champions

Two young Okanagan gymnasts are all around provincial champions after attending the 2012 B.C. Gymnastics Championships this past weekend in North Vancouver. Gabriela Beselt and Jase Goerzen each won their first provincial title at the event. Beselt, 9, was crowned as B.C.’s Level 2 Argo All Around champion weekend after competing in one of the largest categories in the province. Beselt also won gold on the uneven bars with a score of 12.75. In the men’s competition, Goerzen earned the gold medal in the all around in the Level 2 competition, after finishing in first place on the parallel bars. He also earned silver medals on the rings, vault, and high bar and a bronze medal on the pommel horse. Each gymnast first had to qualify within their zone, before being eligible to make the journey to B.C. Championships. Ellen Smith also com-

peted in the Level 2 Argo category and brought home a bronze medal for her performance on the balance beam and finished with a seventh place over all. In the Level 4 Novice category, Hannah Butcher earned a silver medal on the uneven bars and a tenth place finish in the all around. Makinli Handley competed in the High Performance Junior category and finished with a bronze medal in the all around. She also earned silver medals for her performance on the vault and floor exercise. Lucas Fabian finished in second place all around after winning gold on five out of six events. Fabian claimed top spot on the floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault and high bar. Fabian earned a silver medal on the parallel bars. In the Men’s Level 4 under 13 category, Kolten Marino and Shane Hiscock competed. Marino earned a gold medal

Smith, Stirling move up ranks

A pair of Okanagan Gymnastics Centre trampoline athletes came home with some good results from this year’s Elite Canada gymnastics competition. Samantha Smith and Trevor Stirling both recently competed in Airdrie, Alberta at this year’s Elite Canada competition for trampoline and tumbling athletes attending the event along with their coach Angelo Despotas. Smith competed in the women’s trampoline event and finished with a bronze medal, just behind Canada’s two Olympians.

The third place finish puts Smith in a great position as the alternate for Canada’s Olympic team. Several other competitions this season will ultimately determine the alternate for the Olympics. Stirling competed in the men’s trampoline competition and finished with a seventh place result. This competition was used as a ranking competition for the youth athletes and after Stirling’s successful competition, he is now the top ranked men’s youth athlete in Canada.

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on the vault and high bar which helped him to a silver medal finish in the all around category. Hiscock finished with gold medals on the pommel horse and on the rings which led him to a bronze medal finish in the all around. Okanagan Gymnastics’ male athletes are coached by Norihiko Horie and the female athletes are coached by Sergei Chelest, Susan Willet, Jesse Jakins, and Richelle Casavant.

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Guarasci takes over UBCO mens b’ball The UBCO Heat has handed over the control of its men’s basketball program to a man with plenty of local ties and lots of basketball experience. The Heat announced Pete Guarasci as the replacement for the retiring Darren Semeniuk as head coach of the UBCO Heat men’s basketball team.

“I’d like to thank UBC Okanagan for giving me this opportunity. To return to Kelowna and have a chance to build a basketball program is a dream come true,” said Guarasci after accepting the job. “I feel excited about the potential for the proSee A24

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Pete Guarasci ics Rob Johnson. In addition to his duties at MacEwan, Guarasci worked as an assistant coach at the Simon Fraser University, the University

of Alberta and UBC Okanagan. He has coached with Team Canada at the Under-19 Championships and also several years with Canada’s National Junior team. Guarasci was chosen from a qualified list of applicants, said Johnson. “We were very fortunate to have the interest in the position which we did. After a search that saw qualified candidates apply from across Canada, the US and even Europe, I’m confident we got the right man for the job. Over the course of his two interviews, Pete presented a detailed plan on how he would build a strong program at UBC Okanagan, and his extensive basketball experience and obvious passion for the sport made this the right choice.” said Johnson. During his playing days, Guarasci was twice named MVP and AllAmerican at Simon Fraser. He also spent 10 years with Canada’s Men’s National Team including appearances at the 1995 World University Games, the 1998 World Basketball Championships and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia. His background also includes 12 years playing top-level professional basketball in Italy, Spain and Germany. With the program being in its infant stage in Canada West, Guarasci is excited to have the opportunity to mould the program and continue to build on what has been implemented by Darren Semeniuk. “Anytime a new coach is hired to build a program there are different basketball philosophies to implement,” said Guarasci. “I was fortunate as a play-

er to have experienced elite basketball at the international level and I plan to teach the game with these learned concepts in mind. I’m looking forward to creating a basketball culture which relies on hard work, positive energy, and a strong belief system for success.” Guarasci is looking to prepare for the coming season immediately. “I think the first step is to familiarize myself with the returning players and introduce myself,” said Guarasci. “At that point I will have a better idea of the roster, and its needs to become more competitive. I’m looking forward to working with the returning players and the new additions as we lay the groundwork for the program.” Two new recruits, Matthew Matear and Dario Gini, are players Guarasci has either seen or worked with. Matear is an athletic forward who can outwork his opponent while Gini was coached by Guarasci in the Regional Training Center of 2009-10. The new coach added recruiting the right players will be key for UBCO. “Recruiting potential student-athletes that are the right fit both academically and athletically will be a priority,” he said. “Coaching last year in the ACAC I have a good feel for some potential student-athletes that could be wearing the Heat uniform. To compete in the Canada West it will be important to thoroughly identify the top players both provincially and nationally.” Guarasci will start his duties as head coach immediately, yet he will not be on campus full time until August 1.

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Season already well under way for United Soccer teams tinued to battle hard making some great passes and good plays but still were unable to score on the opposition. The game ended in a 1-0 loss. The Kelowna girls played a great game and never gave up, keeping the pressure on the entire game. Kelowna United U-15 Girls The first league game of the season saw the KU U-15 girls end in a 1-1 tie against Kamloops Blaze Blue. Kamloops opened the scoring in the first 5 minutes of the game with a well placed strike in the top left corner of the net. The KU team regrouped and added pressure which


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Kelowna United soccer teams are into their season and hit soccer pitches around the Okanagan last weekend with lots of games. Here’s a recap of Kelowna United results from April 14 and 15. r Kelowna United U-13 Girls The KU U-13 girls came out strong and battled hard throughout the first half, gaining and keeping possession of the ball. After the first half there was no score and this conftinued into the second half. In the last ten minutes of the game Vernon managed to break through and score the lone goal of the


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Kelowna United U-11 Saints The Kelowna boys opened up the scoring on a corner kick when Gregor Smith converted a corner kick from Anthony Kurkjian. Vernon fought back and tied it up but in the second half Kelowna came out ahead again with a goal by Patrick Donovan assisted by Nicolas Bigattini, giving Kelowna a 2-1 win. Kelowna United U-11 Warriors The Kelowna U-11 Warriors came out strong with several early chances and opened the scoring 16 minutes into the first half when Nate Portz passed to Zander Large, who found Chris West streaking towards the Penticton net and made no mistake finishing the three man effort. Only minutes later, Kelowna keeper Colton Smith came up big to stymie the Penticton forwards at the 17 minute mark. With 10 minutes remaining in the game, KU got their second goal of the day with a collaborative effort from Karson Andrew and Quentin Murphy, that was wellfinished by Large. Colton Smith got the third for Kelowna with Nate Portz and Chris West adding assists. Thomas Jaklis dealt a terrific cross to Jayden Bridge to make the score 4-0 Kelowna and Christopher Vandenheuvel scored in the last minute of the game with a beautiful penalty strike from outside the box for a 5-0 final. In its second game of the day the Under-11 Warriors continued what they started earlier in the day with an 8-0 win over the team from Shuswap. Zander Large, Chris West and Reid Herron each scored two, while Colton Smith and Nate Portz added one. Assists came from Thomas Jaklis , Reid Herron, Christopher Vandenheuvel, Nate Portz, Karson Andrew, Colton Smith, Chris West and Rodrigo Osorio. The Kelowna defense was stellar with Shuswap getting few quality chances. The Kelowna shutout was split between Colton Smith and Zander Large. Kelowna United U-11 Wolfpack KU’s other Under-11

team, the Wolfpack, also earned two wins on the weekend. Kelowna defeated the Kamloops Orange U-11 boys by a 3-1 score. They followed that with a 6-1 win over the Kamloops White Under-11 boys team. Kelowna United U-13 Boys The Under-13 boys team earned a 2-1 win over Vernon. Connor Sandrin scored on an assist by Blaise Beauchemin while Bryan Cresswell scored off a corner kick by Kane Logan. Kelowna United U-14 Boys The Kelowna United U-14s dominated the play in the first half but were unable to capitalize and the score was 0-0 at the half. In the second half, Kamloops came out and played hard but they weren’t able to score as United keeper Noah Trites made some fantastic saves. Kelowna United opened the scoring when Jaden McNulty kicked the ball from half, right to the goal where Corbin Beauchemin was able to tap it in. Kelowna continued to dominate with Kyle Martin scoring off a great pass from Spencer Young and Kealan Cangiano. Morgan Gonzales then added two more goals to make the score 4-0 for Kelowna. Kelowna United U-15 Boys The Under-15 boys played a solid overall game in beating Kamloops 2-0. Lachlan Wallace scored on a penalty kick to give Kelowna a 1-0 lead at the half. Cabe Macfadyen added an excellent goal into the right side of the net in the second half and the game ended 2-0 in favour of Kelowna. There were some great saves made by Goalie Dawson Colluney throughout the game as he earned the shutout. Kelowna United U 17/18 Boys The first game of the regular season saw Penticton’s U-17 boys score early but the Kelowna United U-17/18 boys battle back for a 1-1 tie. Kelowna’s goal came when Jesse Nanci launched the ball on a corner kick and Austin Axenty timed it just right for a perfect header.

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t is a magical time in the Okanagan. Slowly but surely trees are beginning to explode into their lush green coats, blossoms are decorating the fruit trees and the grape vines are beginning to hum with the anticipation of bud burst.


Jennifer Schell Take a drive to Oliver and enjoy the progressively spring-like landscape evolve as you head deep into one of our most vineladen regions. When you arrive, I know a perfect place to rest, indulge and enjoy the view—Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek. Perched above the vineyards, overlooking the valley and renowned Golden Mile, you will see Miradoro (translates to “golden view” in Portuguese). With a stellar team in place consisting of executive chef Jeff Van Geest, sous chef Courtnay Welter and sommelier Justin McAuliffe, prepare for a fabulous wine country experience. Van Geest eloquently describes his menu: “This is modern wine country cuisine. Our food pays homage to the bounty of the Okanagan, using the culinary traditions of the Mediterranean as our inspiration. We believe that there’s nothing better than the fresh and exceptional ingredients from our local fields, forests and ocean.” I recently joined them for a gorgeous brunch and were delighted to enjoy the meal al fresco in the sunshine. A fabu-


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lous sommelier, McAuliffe paired our starter of Parma Proscuitto and fresh Burrata (a luxurious, hedonistic fresh cheese flown in direct from Italy special on the menu every couple of months) with Tinhorn’s 2011 vintage of 2Bench Rosé. This beautiful rosé is made in the Mediterranean style from 100 per cent Cabernet Franc—lucky for me winemaker Sandra Oldfield decided to make 1,300 cases this year. Welter wowed us with her brunch entrées that contained explosive, mouth-watering flavour combinations. Her creativity shines through, as does her love for designing and serving a perfect brunch menu. Welter was trained under chef Robert Clark of Vancouver’s esteemed C Restaurant before she joined Van Geest’s team at his former Vancouver restaurant Aurora. She

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Buckman Coe is about to hang up the phone, interview complete, when he absentmindedly admits he can’t fathom having children right now. He’s just played a show to a few remaining friends in Edmonton, the hometown he left to spend seven years in England at the University of Leeds studying economics and geography. This was before a Scottish girlfriend got him cozying up on the “wet coast” where he seems to have adopted a David-Suzuki-meetsSgt.-Pepper’s-LonelyHearts look. It was thus well before the Colorado Mountains started calling his name—he has a master’s degree in transpersonal counselling earned in a unique wilderness therapy program there. Somehow that fits with his other side venture—teaching yoga, he says.

Where age has clearly made this man wiser, roaming the planet has done little for his ability to put down roots. He’s still many years from worry about finding a babysitter before a show—the snag that shuts down his old Edmonton connections when he rolls through town. This is a good thing for Vancouver’s music scene, though, and for the surrounding communities. “I always worked in the helping professions and I know performance is really healing. So for me, performance is really the most profound thing I can put out in the world right now,” explains Coe. One might say he’s launching a travelling minstrel phase of his life, sharing all the inspiration he’s gathered along his rather meandering path in song. “I’m always playing…I’ll read a story or hear something and it percolates inside me then

eventually it just comes out,” he says with a laugh that doesn’t seem old enough to meditate on the complex philosophical topics he’s pondering. Coe’s latest album deals with the degradation of the planet and whether man can survive the apocalyptic course the world is on, though it’s oddly not heavy. In fact, it’s won him the Best Unsigned Band title in The Georgia Straight’s Reader’s Choice Contest. Light, musically eclectic and uplifting, By The Mountain’s Feet, is Coe’s sophomore album and it manages a nice balance between the dark mystery that makes life interesting, his penchant for fatalistic cataclysm, and the catchiness that makes a tune sell. One hates to say it, as it’s really getting to be a tired definition of a fairly common earthy, male singer/songwriter’s genre, but there’s no denying there’s a little Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to his

sound. Normally, a Buckman Coe concert includes a five-member band, but for this tour he’s pared it down to a trio. Kelowna will be their last concert of the stretch—a generally tricky spot. On one hand, this can mean burnout for a road-weary band, but it can also bring a ringer of a show that demonstrates the musical journey a group has shared. Sounding energized and full of life in an interview from Banff, Coe seems to indicate it’s going to be the latter. The trio started really jamming with the music, pulling out the reggae elements, dub-step, soul and funk to get ready for an outdoor concert on Earth Day in Vancouver, Coe says. Buckman Coe plays the Minstrel Café this Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m. There is a $5 entertainment charge.


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Volunteers have a code to live by thanks to Volunteer Canada Dawn Wilkinson CONTRIBUTOR

The updated Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement was released by Volunteer Canada as part of National Volunteer Week Celebrations. Why a code? The purpose is to give nonprofit organizations some nationally held values, principles and standards that support volunteer engagement from the board to

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unteers. Kelowna Community Resources applies both the code and the audit tool in their training materials for managers of volunteers called overview of volunteer management.

Overview of volunteer management is a four-day course taught each spring and fall. You can find out more and register at kcr. ca, training and workshops. Boards of all nonprofit organizations and registered charities are made up of volunteers. Volunteer Canada is challenging each and every board to adopt the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement with

a motion that reads: “That the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement be adopted by this organization as an integral part of operational practice, to be made known to every employee and volunteer, and to be made readily available to every staff member and volunteer for consistent reference and consultation.” Why not rise to this challenge? Let the public know by adding it to

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nagan can recruit volunteers through the online database offered by Kelowna Community Resources. Go to www.kcr. ca, click on volunteer opportunities search. Click on New Volunteer Opportunity? Let us Know. Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre. 250-763-8008, ext 24


It is amazing to me that God continues to open His word in new ways. I have dealt with the account of doubting Thomas for several years in a row now and only this year did I notice that this account of a disciple who would not believe, who would not proclaim the resurrection until he had touched Christ’s wounds was positioned in our rotation of Scripture readings for worship in such away that it comes directly after making the most outrageous claims about our Savior. One week after Easter we are met face on with an account of doubt. We go from proclaiming a risen savior, to doubting that he was able to do what he says he did. God gives us the story of Doubting Thomas so that we may be strengthened in the message that we are blessed because we believe without seeing. We read the story of Thomas and we see the doubt we might have even in the midst of the joy of Easter and through God’s word we are called back to faith and trust! Last week we celebrated Easter. We joyfully proclaimed the resurrection of our Savior. We laid claim to the fact that he returned from the dead and we understood that his victory over death is also our victory over death. Easter is a highpoint in the church year. The weeks between Christmas and Easter are a retelling of Jesus’ life. It is the story of our savior and each year we hear that story stretched out over weeks as it builds to the crescendo that is Easter morning, until the day we can proclaim, “He is risen!” But, many of us have friends or family that don’t believe, who look at Easter and only see the Easter Bunny or the eggs, or the chocolate. I have friends from the states that wish me a happy spring equinox and wonder at the marvel of mother earth and who mix other religious traditions in with a loose understanding of what happened at Easter, who see it as a great metaphor for reawakening and reinvigorating their belief in who they are and what they can be under their own power. These are people in my life who are educated, smart, funny, confident, beautiful, good friends. They are people who are book smart and world smart, they get along with others, they do good works for those

less fortunate, they excel in their leisure activities and in their work. They are people that I look up to and ask advice from and yet, when we get to the highpoint of my year. When we come to the pinnacle of the church year and the meaning of Jesus’ life here on earth, when I look at my friends and say, “He is risen…” They look at me and say, “That’s nice Karen.”

Each time this happens it becomes harder to share with that person, easier to avoid certain topics, or change the way we speak about things in order to keep things comfortable and happy. We have mainline churches all over the world that are doing just that. They proclaimed God’s word to the people, they talked about God’s law and judgment of Sin. The showed the world the message of the cross and with Joy shouted from the mountain tops “Christ is risen…” And the response was silence. It is anger and doubt and unbelief. It was a quiet smile and a small shake of the head that says, “oh silly Christians.” And so the church tried again only this time they changed some of God’s laws. But still it wasn’t good enough and so they tried again but this time they reduced how radical their claims were and they became more tolerant of outside views and of picking only certain parts of Scripture. They welcomed other voices from other traditions and schools of thought and they chose the world over their savior. They chose doubt over belief, they let the influence of their family and friends tell them that they must have heard wrongly, Jesus must not have been dead, but only asleep. Or that Jesus had some good things to say but He wasn’t the Son of God. And pretty soon the church was no longer the church but a social club full of those who proclaimed whatever others wanted instead of what God commanded. This is what has happened to so many people, so many churches and although we don’t agree with it and we don’t condone it I think we can understand it. It is hard to come up against people again and again especially those whom we love. The doubt can start to creep in, the questions grow louder and because we are sinful and broken we begin to

wonder and be open to the devil’s whispers that tell us half-truths and demand signs and wonders to secure our faith. But God is amazing, the same God who brought Jesus back from the Dead knows our sinful hearts and desires to bring us back into right relationship with him. And God in His infinite wisdom gave us His word in a certain order so that we might be reminded that He is the Lord of all and so that we may be strengthened in our belief. We each find ourselves in the position of Thomas, wanting to see and touch Christ. It is not easy to live today as a Christian. Jesus knew that it would not be easy for us and so He speaks to us through the account of Thomas. “Blessed are you who have believed but not seen.” And he sends to us the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth to continually build up our faith. The juxtaposition of the high point of Easter with the following week being all about Doubts is not random. God knows our hearts and although in Easter we may shout with all our heart, “He is risen!” He also knows that when we encounter the world we may have doubt creep in before too long and need help! Today, be strengthened and led by our Savior Jesus Christ, stand firmly on the word of God and pray that you will continue to be a strong witness to those whom you love so that one day they too will know the joy of the risen Lord as they are held… In His Grip, Pastor Karen Seifert If you would like to know more about this amazing Savior, Jesus, please join us for worship at 9am (contemporary) or 10:30am (Traditional).

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Take tissues to see The Lucky One


or the fourth weekend in a row, The Hunger Games was number one at the box offi ce beating out The Three Stooges and Cabin in the Woods, both of which actually performed better at the box office than expected.

Grand 10 Landmark JOHN CARTER (3D) Nightly at 6:50 & 9:35, Sat & Sun Matinees at 12:50 only (PG) *3D PRICING IN EFFECT* JOHN CARTER (2D) Sat & Sun Matinee at 3:35 only (PG) TITANIC (3D) Nightly at 7:30 only, Sat & Sun Matinee at 1:30 only (14A) *3D PRICING IN EFFECT* WRATH OF THE TITANS (3D) Nightly at 7:05 & 9:50, Sat & Sun Matinees at 1:05 only (14A) *3D PRICING IN EFFECT* WRATH OF THE TITANS (2D) Sat & Sun Matinees at 3:50 only (14A) CHIMPANZEE Nightly at 6:40 & 9:25, Sat & Sun Matinees at 12:40 & 3:25 (G) LOCKOUT Nightly at 7:15 & 9:30, Sat & Sun Matinees at 1:15 & 3:30 (14A) THE HUNGER GAMES Nightly at 6:45, 7:20 & 9:45, Sat & Sun Matinees at 12:45, 1:20 & 3:45 (PG) SAFE HOUSE Nightly at 7:00 & 9:40, Sat & Sun Matinees at 1:00 & 3:40 (PG) DR. SEUSS: THE LORAX (3D) Nightly at 7:10 & 9:15, Sat & Sun Matinees at 1:10 only (G) *3D PRICING IN EFFECT* DR. SEUSS: THE LORAX (2D) Sat & Sun Matinees at 3:15 only (G) THE LUCKY ONE Nightly at 6:55 & 9:20, Sat & Sun Matinees at 12:55 & 3:20 (PG) “ONE TICKET TUESDAY” Promotion: $11.25 (Including HST) for your movie ticket, a medium pop & a medium popcorn ($3.50 more for 3D)

Paramount Landmark THE HUNGER GAMES PG 7:30; Sat & Sun Matinee 2:00 SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN PG 7:10 & 9:30; Sat & Sun Matinees 1:10 & 3:30 MIRZA: THE UNTOLD STORY 14A 7:00; Sat & Sun Matinee 1:00 See it on the Okanagan’s LARGEST 3D screen! Filmed in Penticton and Vancouver, BC Starts April 27 – The Five Year Engagement EVERY TUESDAY IS ONE TICKET TUESDAY! – Admission $5.00 ($8.50 for 3D) or Admission, Pop, Popcorn for $11.99 ($15.49 for 3D movies)

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The Hunger Games is the first movie to hold on to the top spot for four weekends in a row since Avatar and my prediction is that it will be number one this weekend as well. The Lucky One is based upon the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, in which Zac Efron plays a soldier returning home to North Carolina after his third tour of duty in Iraq. He credits a photo he found of a woman (Taylor Schilling) he does not even know for keeping him alive and upon his return finds out her name and where she lives. He takes a job at her familyrun kennel and despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving him

TAYLOR SCHILLING and Zac Efron star in The Lucky One. hope that she could be much more than his good luck charm. Since it is based upon a Nicholas Sparks novel (The Notebook, Dear John) and directed by Scott Hicks (Academy Award nominee for Shine), expect waterworks. For the fourth year in a row, Disneynature is releasing a nature documentary in conjunction with Earth Day, the annual global day of awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Continuing the tradition that Earth, Oceans and African Cats started, Chimpanzee is produced by the Jane Goodall Institute and is an intimate look at the

world of those primates shot over three years in the tropical jungles of the Ivory Coast and Uganda. Narrated by Tim Allen, Chimpanzee helps us better understand this exceptionally intelligent species and, similar to other Disneynature releases, a portion of the film’s opening week box office take will be donated to the Jane Goodall Institute to help protect chimpanzees and their habitats. I am not going to pretend I know anything about Mirza: The Untold Story other than that it is a Punjabi action romance film starring Punjabi music stars Gippy Grewal as Mirza and rapper Honey Singh. It is based on the legendary

love story of Mirza and Sahiba (Mandy Takhar) who fall in love at a very young age but are forced apart by her disapproving brother. They reunite in their home town 15 years later, but the brother is now a major gang leader in the city. Mirza decides to infiltrate the gang but his plan is complicated by his love for Sahiba, who is sheltered from her family’s dark business. Although it is a Punjabi film, it was filmed in Vancouver with some scenes filmed in Penticton. It opens tomorrow at the Paramount Theatre. Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna.

Food and wine events Schell from B1 As part of the Mother’s Day Campaign, a portion of their proceeds will go to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. • Spring Wine Festival May 8 Communal Table Dinner at Miradoro Restaurant. • Join the Tinhorn Creek winemaking team (Sandra Oldfield, Korol Kuklo and Andrew Moon) at Miradoro for one of their highly popular Communal Table dinners. Go to www.tinhorn. com for more information on events, the winery, restaurant and their popular summer outdoor concert series. Jennifer Schell is editor of B.C. Wine Trails Magazine.

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Young reviewers give two thumbs up to The Hunger Games The Paramount Theatre recently partnered with Dr. Knox Middle School to reward students with a special screening of The Hunger Games movie. The students had an opportunity to write a review of the movie for prizes and here are the two winning reviews. Mandy Jong CONTRIBUTOR

As a book, The Hunger Games was story created from the imagination of one writer. Its many pages were filled with detailed settings and fascinating characters, luring eager readers into its world. The story is set in a dystopian future where a powerful, centralized government rules over 12 impoverished districts that are barely surviving Third World conditions. The creative minds of the young readers expand as their imagination takes them on an exciting journey in this new world. Now, this wildly popular novel has been transformed into a spectacular movie. It portrays the ideas and thoughts you have imagined in a fast-paced film and explodes your mind with favorite characters that seem like they jumped right out of the book. You can now see with your own eyes the bloody arena come to life and witness where the technologic, barbaric government sacrificed young girls and boys to fight to their death. The reason behind this inhumanity is mainly as a reminder for their rebellion against the Capitol. The film has reborn, recreated and given life to the novel, not only with the plot and characters but also with its special effects. The costume design and sound/music showed a skilled assembly of visual and auditory focus which added on-screen artistry. I loved how the The Hunger Games related to our real life society and government because it depicts the exact future that the “global elite” are trying to create. In fact, most of the events that have been shown in The Hunger Games have already start-

WINNING REVIEWERS Denby Huber (left) and Mandy Jong, with Ashley

ed. I thought that the actors portrayed the characters exceptionally well, especially Jennifer Lawrence, who I thought was perfect for the role of Katniss, the girl on fire. Also, I was not expecting the Capitol to be so ravishing in high-tech technology and the parade of fashion, makeup and style was beyond imagination and absolutely fascinating because of the color choices But I disliked how parts of scenes and important details were cut out or shortened. For example, it seems odd and sad that we only see Rue (tribute from district 11) for just a short amount of time—hardly enough to introduce her—and suddenly she gets killed, leaving her death too quick in my opinion. I understand this is one of the challenges of turning a novel into a movie and understand the difficult obstacles made for the directors and screenwriters. So I give a hand to the hard working producers of this quality film. Overall, this exhilarating movie appealed to my liking so I would rate it 4.5 out of 5. This is the type of movie that keeps you awake at night, distracts you when you are think-

Kruger (centre) of the Paramount Theatre. Their reviews of The Hunger Games movie won them prize packs from the movie’s distributor.


ing and boosts your energy sky high when you hear the familiar music of the trailer playing somewhere in the background. I would definitely recommend others see this superb film. May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor Denby Huber CONTRIBUTOR

The Hunger Games remains number one at the box office. The movie line up extends down the block. The book seems popular due to the number of copies sold. Having read the book first, I feel the movie missed some key parts. I preferred reading the book prior to the movie. It gave me a better understanding of the characters and the lives they led. I wished for a lit-

tle more from the movie. It still followed the story line well and was the most amazing movie I have ever seen and ever will see. Goodbye Twilight and hello Hunger Games. I have seen the movie twice and still feel the same emotions; excited, nervous, sad and curious. Sitting in a theater for 2 1/2 hours has never been better. All eyes were glued to the screen, filled with love and hate, fighting, blood, and perseverance. It is complex, unexpected and superb, with many amazing moments of suspense. The actors definitely portray their characters extremely well. Scenes the book did not include. It makes Twilight look boring. So, all you Hunger Games fans, let’s get ready to see what happens next in the marvellous country of Panem.v

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A group of students from UBC Okanagan have looked at issues from every angle, and have come up with several recommendations for the future of Osoyoos Lake, the B.C. body of water that straddles the U.S./Canada border. Professor Bernard Bauer says his earth and environmental sciences class has studied the hydrology and flow problems with Osoyoos Lake and they believe a happy medium can be found to satisfy multiple users and interests. Management of the outflow of water from Zosel Dam (in the State of Washington) has been covered under an order of approval for the past 25 years, but the agreement expires in 2013 and the Osoyoos Lake Board of Control, which is part of the International Joint Commission (IJC), is developing a new agreement.

The board consists of three American and three Canadian officials. “Of the eight studies that were commissioned and studied, most provided really good scientific input,” said Bauer. Two studies, conducted by the State of Washington Water Research Center recommend an increase in water inflow into the lake from the Canadian side to support conservation flows in the Okanogan River below Oroville, WA. By carefully examining all of the studies and historical flow records, the students determined this was not in the best interest of the lake or the stakeholders on both sides of the border. “It’s all one river system,” said student Adam Farr. “If you start requiring more water out of the Okanagan River on the Canadian side, it may have severe consequences

for water resources management in places like Kelowna and Vernon.” “The students examined the recommendation regarding new flow criteria and decided that there was no legal basis to make this happen, and the natural hydrology of the basin can’t actually support the flow requirements that the State of Washington has imposed on itself downstream of Zosel Dam,” said Bauer. “They (students) made recommendations to the IJC regarding a new management plan for maintaining lake levels in Osoyoos Lake while also allowing operators (north and south of the border) to achieve multiple objectives in a more flexible manner.” Bauer and his students entered the political side of the water issue, but all of their findings and the recommendations they have made to the IJC are based on scientific fact.


Women more likely to be killed by partner than men, says study Murdered women are eight times more likely than men to have been killed by their spouse or romantic partner, according to new research from the B.C. Coroners Service. This is one of the key findings of a coroners service research project into domestic violence deaths in B.C. since 2003. The report on the research was made public this week as part of Prevention of Violence Against Women Week. The report looked at a total of 120 homicides which occurred from 2003 through 2011 in circumstances of “intimate partner violence” or IPV. IPV is defined as intentional harm or injury inflicted by a current or former spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend or other ro-

mantic partner of the victim. A victim of IPV may include the current or former partner of the assailant, or a child or other person who died in an incident targeting the assailant’s partner. Those 120 victims represented about oneeighth of all the persons who were victims of homicide in B.C. during the nine-year period. While 36.4 per cent of the women who were murdered were killed by their intimate partners, only 4.6 per cent of men died in such circumstances. “Deaths from intimate partner violence remain a matter of great concern,” said chief coroner Lisa Lapointe. “The Coroners Service continues to monitor

responses to our death review panel on these issues and plans to reconvene the panel within a year to determine whether changes made are preventing further deaths and whether further recommendations are warranted.” The research showed that of the assailants, 80 per cent were male and 20 per cent were female. In every situation in which more than one person died—either multiple homicides or homicidesuicides—the assailant was male. Females were more likely than males to kill in the heat of anger, but males were more likely to kill when a relationship had ended. The full report can be found at: http://www.pssg.

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Mayor, Hockeyville organizers claim Hockeyville prize Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

Mayor Doug Findlater joined West Kelowna Hockeyville co-chairs Adam Less and Andrew Deans in front of council chambers on Tuesday for a ceremonial signing of the $25,000 Hockeyville runner-up prize declaration. The community is expected to receive the money by late April— then it will be up to West Kelowna council to decide where the money goes. “We’ve identified over $1 million in upgrades to both arenas,” said Mayor Doug Findlater. “The big one is in Jim Lind. It’s an old building. It’s had some upgrades in terms of roofing and so on before. The issue in that building is the floors— with the ice apparatus underneath them—don’t last forever. “That needs to be redone before we have a catastrophic event. When we do that, the good news is that the boards will come out and be replaced com-

pletely and the plan is to put the new boards back in the same configuration as they are in Royal LePage.” Findlater said such an improvement will allow a new dry floor to fit in both arenas. “It just gives us more utility. Whether that will happen with this money or not, I don’t know.” He added that the Hockeyville committee will be consulted when deciding how to use the funds. The $25,000 cheque isn’t the only thing that Hockeyville has brought West Kelowna. Along with the community pride and national exposure, West Kelowna minor hockey will also be receiving 50 sets of hockey equipment from Canada Newswire. Canada Newswire accidentally released the Hockeyville results 12 hours early on March 31. To help make up for its error, Canada Newswire offered to send 50 sets of hockey equipment to each of the four finalist com-

munities that didn’t win. “I’m thrilled that they’re doing that. Ultimately, getting involved in Hockeyville from the very beginning, it was about benefitting the kids and minor hockey and the community in general,” said Less. “So anything that anyone does to benefit them is nothing but good. I’m really pleased to see that Canada Newswire specifically took some accountability for what happened on that final day and made an effort to reach out to us and make some amends, so we’re very happy with that.” As Findlater, Less and Deans signed the prize declaration, the three reminisced on the Hockeyville run that took centre stage in the community for over four months. “If you think about late 2009, early 2010, I for one was cynical about the Olympics,” said Findlater. “But it wasn’t very long before we were really into the Olympics— it really did a lot for our communities in Canada.


WEST KELOWNA HOCKEYVILLE co-chair Andrew Deans, (left) Mayor Doug Findlater and co-chair Adam Less sign the $25,000 Kraft Hockeyville prize declaration on Tuesday while Coun. David Knowles looks on. I think Hockeyville was a little bit like that. We started off slow, but then everybody in the whole area really caught this wave.” Deans said that the

bond between Westside hockey organizations and the district also strengthened from the campaign. “I think the relationship between minor hock-

ey, the Warriors, the District of West Kelowna and all the user groups in here benefited from Hockeyville,” said Deans. When asked if there

will ever be another push to make West Kelowna Hockeyville, Deans said, “Never say never.”


Breakfast benefits villages in Ecuador Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER




BRIANNE MOORE, leader of Mount Boucherie Secondary School’s Global Service Club, serves breakfast during Friday Take Action drive-through breakfast. t

For a small donation, West Kelowna residents had the chance to cure early morning hunger pangs and help a good cause on Friday, April 13. Students at Mount Boucherie Secondary School concluded the school’s Take Action week with a drive through breakfast fundraiser to raise money to build a primary school in an impoverished area of Ecuador. The Take Action week included an NGO fair, a fundraiser for the lo-

cal food bank, a fundraiser for famine relief in the Horn of Africa, a zinc deficiency awareness event and Friday’s drive through breakfast at Canadian Tire in West Kelowna. Irene Maier, department head for student leadership and the Global Service Club sponsor at Mount Boucherie, said that Friday’s fundraiser helps Free the Children: A charity that empowers youth to remove barriers, which prevent them from being active local and global citizens. “Mount Boucherie has been involved with Free the Children pro-

jects for about five years. We raised enough money to build a primary school



in Africa and we actually went to Kenya. I took a group of students to Kenya, we saw the school,

the water system and the medical clinic—everything that we built. It was really empowering for the students,” said Maier. “Ecuador was another part of the world that students were interested in and it’s another place that Free the Children works.” The students who ran Friday’s drive through breakfast belong to the Mount Boucherie Global Service Club as well as the senior leadership class. Brianne Moore, leader of the Global Service Club, said that Friday’s event was a success. “It’s been really good. We had huge donations


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rom time to time I am consulted about extremely close calls—a medication error that could have been fatal; a dangerous situation that could have seriously injured a child; reckless driving that could have, but didn’t cause a crash. It is typically an incredibly angry and upset family member who calls me. The feelings are understandable. I would be angry and upset too. Often blind luck has saved their loved one from a tragedy that


Paul Hergott should never have been on the radar. Their loved one means everything to them. Someone’s lack of care or recklessness came close to taking that loved one away. There’s a sense that the law should be able to address this kind of situa-

tion. If you can sue someone to require fair compensation for an injury, surely you should be able to sue someone over a near tragedy. Coming within a hair’s breadth of killing someone seems a whole lot more serious than an injury. There is never a sense of wanting to profit from the near tragedy. Rather, the clear desire is always to make sure the near disaster never happens to anyone else. I have been invited to take such cases on the basis that I charge fees of

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100 per cent of whatever is collected. Perhaps the civil law should be able to address near tragedies, but it isn’t. Our civil justice system is based on compensation for loss. A negligent or reckless act that doesn’t cause loss is not actionable. If a loss is suffered, compensation is based on restoration, or compensation for the loss. It is not based on the level of recklessness or negligence that led to the loss. It is not based on how horrendous the injur-

ies could have been, or on the reality that someone could have been killed. To illustrate the point, I use an extreme fictional scenario. Imagine some idiot taking a machine gun to a crowded beach and opening fire. By some miracle, none of the hundreds of bullets hits anyone. Those on the beach, the parents and children who narrowly escaped death or serious injury, have no civil claim against the gunman because they didn’t suffer a loss.

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Dan Albas to-face meeting in terms of interaction and mutual understanding and respect. I certainly appreciate it when people also include their phone number with their e-mail or letter—a good conversation will often cover more ground than a dozen letters. More recently, I have noted a trend of online urban myths where a picture of a fancy jail or a photo of politicians playing electronic solitaire in a democratic chamber is suggested as Canadian in origin. In both circumstances these online photographs were taken outside of

Canada and are from other countries. While it is unusual to comment on something so trivial, the amount of inquires I have received on these two particular photographs has been very significant. One other area where I have received a number of inquiries pertains to MP pensions on account of some media reports that had wrongly suggested MP pensions would continue to be protected. Budget 2012 contains provisions that will see changes being made towards MP pension plans that will ultimately result in a 50-50 contribution. As I have stated previously, I am in full support of changes to the MP pension plan that will be more respectful to taxpayers and, as such, I will be voting in favor of this proposal. I will also stand on record in support of further changes to MP pension plans that continue to be more respectful to taxpayers. I have heard from


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How about being able to sue the driver behind you, who you can see in your rear-view mirror is texting? Maybe not. We’d clog up the court system with people like me who want to make a point. It would make me feel good, though. This column is intended to provide general information about injury claims. It is not a substitute for retaining a lawyer to provide legal advice specifically pertaining to your case. Paul Hergott is a lawyer at Hergott Law in West Kelowna.


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Thankfully, the criminal law will step in to deal with the gunman, to punish for the attempted murder and the host of other charges that must flow from such conduct, but the civil law has no place in that scenario. Should our laws be changed to allow lawsuits for near tragedies? I wouldn’t mind being able to sue those who speed up and down McDougall, the windy road in West Kelowna I’ve been walking along to and from work. When they fly by it feels like it’s a near miss.


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a majority of constituents who understand the government must make some challenging decisions with respect to reducing spending and in some cases consolidating or changing programs but there is also an expectation that as Members of Parliament, we should also be involved in this process. Constituents may often disagree on the decisions of government, however this is one area where I have heard a strong consensus and I appreciate the time many of you have taken in sharing your views with me on this and other topics. I have also received a surprising number of inquiries regarding the phasing out of the penny. Beginning this fall, the Royal Canadian Mint will no longer be distributing the penny. Although the penny will retain its value indefinitely, the government encourages Canadians to either redeem them at financial institutions or consider donating them to charity. In the absence of the penny, a process of rounding up or down will be implemented as follows. For transaction between $1.01 and $ 1.02 cents the total would be rounded down to $ 1.00 For amounts of $ 1.03 to $ 1.04 the total would be rounded up to $ 1.05 while conversely amounts of $ 1.06-$ 1.07 would also be rounded down to $ 1.05 and an amount of $ 1.08 or $ 1.09 would be rounded to $ 1.10. Dan Albas is the Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla.

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Joyce passed away in Kelowna on April 17, 2012 at the age of 66 years. Joyce will be lovingly remembered by her husband Mansell; daughter Carmen Coffey (Brad Herbert); son Kevin (Shawna) Koll; grandchildren Ryan and Kelsey Coffey and Samantha Koll; sisters Irene Battensby and Gladys Wold; numerous nieces and nephews and many awesome friends. She was predeceased by her parents John and Nora Ryan; brothers Bob and Walter Ryan; and a nephew, Vincent Ryan. Joyce loved camping, watching sports, especially ball and curling, gardening, flowers, and shopping. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandma and friend with a great sense of humour. She was definitely a fighter - not a quitter. A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, April 20, 2012 at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna, BC. Memorial donations in Joyce’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society, #202 – 1835 Gordon Dr., Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5 would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at Funeral arrangements entrusted to VALLEYVIEW FUNERAL HOME, HonouredProvider of Dignity Memorial. (250) 765-3147.



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LOOKING for a kind and caring person to look after our wonderful boy with Special Needs for 1) This summer and 2)when he goes back to College. The summer care would be during the day and include swimming, kayaking, hiking and having fun. Approx 30 hours /week. As of September it would include dropping off/picking up our son from College, and then staying with him until we get back from work. Approx 20 hours per week. You would have use of a vehicle and the possibility of your own Free accommodation (A nice above ground Basement Suite)You must be fun loving, ďŹ t, a non smoker and have a valid drivers licence. If you are on disability, please do not apply. Please call (778)-478-3668 and leave a message.

PREET Orchard in Kelowna Needs seasonal Farm workers $10.25/hr June 15 - end of November Call 250-808-7447

P/T or F/T Employment needed, pizza maker/prep cook, general duties. 250-864-6669 SEASONAL labourer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. (Lake Country). No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding (incl. heavy lifting) work in all weather conditions. 6-7 days a week. 10-12 hours a day beginning approximately July 10th. 2012. Work includes but is not limited to cherry picking, sorting, tree planting, pruning & irrigation. Pay $10.25/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at

Small Seniors Home needs a mature person to cook and serve for 10 residents SunThurs. from 8am-1:30 pm 250763-1940 (ask for Theo)or email:

SRI Homes - Production Work Factory Builder looking for workers with construction experience including carpet laying, dry wall, boarding, painting and framing. Full time. Fax resumes to (250) 766-0599 or in person at 9500 Jim Bailey Road, Kelowna (Lake Country).

SweetWater Springs requires a self-motivated, BOTTLED WATER DELIVERY DRIVER, for the Kelowna area. Computer skills required. Must be a self-starter, with exemplary customer service skills and will be expected to pass drug and abilities test. Email resumes:

WE require a Licensed Stylist wishing to work in a busy Salon. You would make above average earnings in a very friendly atmosphere with exible hours. If you are looking for a positive change, please come talk to us at ‘Jimmy Trims’, behind Wendys in the Cooper centre.

Help Wanted

Looking for a career with a rapidly, growing organization that provides exciting, lifechanging adventure experiences? We are hiring for positions at our Kelowna park: Park Manager • Park Supervisor • Element Guides • Guest Services Agents For full job descriptions: Tell us why you should be on our team! Email your resume and covering letter to, with “WildPlay Staff Applicationâ€? entered into the subject line. For more information on WildPlay:




Home Care/Support

Trades, Technical

LOOKING for a kind and caring person to look after our wonderful boy with Special Needs for 1) This summer and 2)when he goes back to College. The summer care would be during the day and include swimming, kayaking, hiking and having fun. Approx 30 hours /week. As of September it would include dropping off/picking up our son from College, and then staying with him until we get back from work. Approx 20 hours per week. You would have use of a vehicle and the possibility of your own Free accommodation (A nice above ground Basement Suite)You must be fun loving, fit, a non smoker and have a valid drivers licence. If you are on disability, please do not apply. Please call (778)-478-3668 and leave a message.

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services MANAGER, COOKS, 2 KITCHEN HELPERS - A popular restaurant & busy fast food Restaurant in Kelowna urgently requires the following staff: Restaurant Manager (1 position), F/T, $16/hr. Qualified & experienced Cooks (2 positions), F/T, $14.15/hr. Food counter attendants/kitchen helpers (2 positions), F/T, $11/hr. For positions of restaurant Manager & Cooks applicants must be qualified as a Manager/Cook and have minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in the Hotel/Food industry. Please send resume to M & R Deol Holdings Ltd/New York Fries 445 2271 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6H2. Fax to: 1-778477-1126. Email:

Sales WANTED immediately an experienced Technical Sales Rep for the HVAC and Plumbing market segments. Distributor experience would be an asset. Competitive salary and incentives. Please send resume to

Trades, Technical MACHINIST REQ’D for jobber/repair shop in Sundre, AB. Applicant should have exp in millwrighting/mechanics. Millwrights with machining exp may apply. Wages attractive. Resume to 403-638-4649 or e-mail to

Help Wanted

GAS FITTER / AIR CONDITIONING MECHANIC Experienced Journeyman (6 years min. experience). Journeyman Wages upto $45.00/hr. based on exp. Construction, Oil Patch & Commercial. Excellent Opportunities. Must be able to work independently. Class 5 drivers license required. Call Fort Nelson Heating Ltd. or e-mail resume: fortnelsonheating@

VINYL Decking Installer Must be reliable, able to work unsupervised and have own truck or van. We are looking for someone with pride of workmanship who enjoys working as part of a team and is seeking long term employment. Training will be provided for the right individual. Please fax resume to 250-766-7322 or email to


Alternative Health A European Massage. Kim is Back! Days Or Evenings. Call (604)-793-3832

Mind Body Spirit AFFORDABLE, Excellent F/B Massage. New! Neuro-Activating Touch. Linda 862-3929. ASIAN Massage. Lovely, Peaceful Setting, $60/hr. Call (250)-317-3575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 MAGIC HANDS! Full body relaxation. Lessons & prostate massage avail. Ladies & Men. 20 yrs. exp. 250-801-8079 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Call 250-801-7188 ✸TOTAL ZEN MASSAGE✸ Relaxation to the Fullest. Mens/Ladies (250)-869-5116

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Help Wanted

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Home Improvements

Financial Services

Concrete & Placing

Garden & Lawn

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.

Lake Concrete Ground Prep, Forming & Finishing. Full Service Concrete Pro. 212-2630

1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing bracing, trimming, pruning, sculpturing & removing of hedges & trees. Fully Insured.Free Estimates. Dave (250)-212-1716 AAA Lawn & Yard. Great Spring Specials, power raking, fertilizer, yard clean-up, mowing, landscaping, excavation. Father & Son. 250-212-7512 Ace of Spades. Tree, hedge & shrub pruning. Aeration & Power Raking. Rototilling & Mowing. 250-878-1315 ASHTON’S Lawncare. Clean ups, power raking, aerating, fertilizing & weekly cuts. Call 250-717-0562, 250-470-2373 CUSTOM Rototilling. Veggie & flower gardens. Large & Small. 250-862-0821 CUT & Chuck Landscaping. Spring Clean Up, Aeration & Power Raking. (250)212-2692 Gordon’s Quality Lawn Care. Pruning Dethatching. Aerating & Clean Ups 250-863-8935 I WANT TO CUT Your Lawn! Plain & simple, your lawn needs cutting, and I cut lawns. I’m asking for your business, and in exchange, you will receive both excellent value and exceptional service, GUARANTEED! Weekly maintenance, power raking, pruning, aerating, spring clean-ups, etc. Senior’s discounts, all inquiries welcome! 250-878-7283 ...Common Sense Yard Care... JIM’S MOWING. Book your Spring Clean up Now. 310-JIMS (5467) M&S Lawn & Garden. Full yard maint & landscaping. Free Est. Jim 250-861-3693 TAM’S Gardening. Spring clean-ups/Maint. Planting, weeding, pruning. 250-575-3750 Top quality topsoil, garden mix bark mulch, sand & gravel, decorative rock. Ensign Bros. Pickup Mon-Sat 250-769-7298

PRIVATE FINANCING based on security not credit. 1st,2nd,3rd Mortgages, Equity Loans, Consolidation Loans, Construction Financing, Farm, Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Equipment, Creative Financing Call 1-855-4903535 or email

Hairstylists FIRSTCLASSS Barber shop. 513 Lawrence Ave. 250-8642421. Bob & Judy

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)

Personal Care Caregiver for seniors will take care of all your needs cleaning cooking shopping appts.Glenmore $17/hr (250)717-0249

Cleaning Services 360º Clean/Res. Cleaning, Excellent Results. Making U House Proud! 250-215-1073 MAK Residential Cleaning Service. Exceptional Service, Impeccable Results. We do move in/outs, show home cleaning, spring cleaning, basic cleaning, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and one time. Don’t delay and book now as the days fill very quickly. Call 250718-6437 or email SHOW Home Cleaning. Let us shine for you. Residential/ Commercial, office/ construction. Bonded & insured. Call 250-212-6101

Computer Services 12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. Certified computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. (250)-717-6520. 12/7 In-Home Repairs. New Systems/Upgrades. 20+yrs Prof. Service. Peter 215-4137

Help Wanted

Bookkeeping, T1 Generalist FBC, Canada’s fastest growing and most experienced tax specialist, has an exciting opportunity for a bookkeeping, T1 generalist for our Kelowna Regional Office. In this role, you will be a key team member responsible for giving superior service to our clients. The ideal candidate will have some background in both bookkeeping/accounting as well as T1 generalist knowledge. This entry level position will also provide assistance to our office administration team as well as our Tax Consultants. To be successful in this, you must combine technical competence with focus on relationship building with clients and team members. FBC provides ongoing training, support and opportunity for a career development in a results-oriented, well-respected company. Please forward your resume and cover letter to Jana Wright - Administration Team Leader at or via fax to 250 (861-8012). We look forward to hearing from you and will contact those applicants who best suit our requirements.

Contractors JELLIS Carpentry & Contracting Ltd. Carpentry & Painting Services. Scott 250-300-3250. KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948

Countertops REFACE Countertops. 1/2 the Cost of Replacing. Granite & Corian Designs. 470-2235.

Drywall PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495. Quality Taping & Ceiling Texture Small - Med. jobs. 23yrs Exp. Call Jeff 250-869-9583 Small Repairs/Reno’s. Drywall, Framing, Painting, Fin’d Carpentry etc. Ken, 250-212-9588

Electrical ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595 A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929) EKKO Electrical Installations. Residential Renovations. Service calls (778)-215-3553 JRS ELECTRIC: Licns’d, bnded & insr’d. From new builds & renos to service calls. Russ 250-801-7178 (cont:98365)

Excavating & Drainage Sewer/Septic, Rock Walls, & Landscaping. Certified. Free Estimates.Tony 250-707-0111

Fencing CEDAR Panels, Gates, Custom fencing & Decks. Quality Work. Josef 250-864-7755. CEDAR Panels, Gates, Custom fencing & Decks. Quality Work. Josef 250-864-7755.

Floor Refinishing/ Installations DOUBLE C Renovations, All types of flooring! Fully insured. Call Chris at 250-718-0709.

Garage Door Services GARAGE Doors- install, service, repair all makes of doors & openers. 250-878-2911



Gutters & Downspouts KELOWNA GUTTER Cleaning and repairs, re-slope gutters,etc Richard 250-718-6718

Handypersons NEED a hand inside or out from painting to yard work. 250-215-1712, 250-768-5032.

Home Improvements #1 WELLERMADE. Additions, Reno’s, Sun-decks, Bsmt. stes., etc.878-6967, 870-6011 BUILDING? Renovating? See Only the best trades!



AUCTION SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND View and browse the catalogue on-line Antique Imports will be selling, by Public Auction, the contents of a prominent local Estate. Partial List Includes: Victorian oak mirror back bookcase sideboard, beautiful burl walnut mirror back hallstand, Dazzling 14kt white gold genuine Blue Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet (Appraised at over $8,000.00), large round mahogany table with 8 matching upholstered dining chairs, signed Remington bronze figurine “Mountain Man”, mahogany cylinder top bookcase secretaire desk, signed original Allen Sapp “Pow-Wow” painting, large assortment of collectibles, boxed lots and so much more…. Viewings to be held in our Vernon Showrooms.

VIEWINGS: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wednesday thru Saturday 9:00 AM ‘til sale time Sunday SALE TIME: 1:00 PM Sunday, April 22nd Check out our website


3021 - 29TH AVE., VERNON 250-542-9119



Spacious Open Playroom Ideal for hosting afternoon tea parties with your children. (house included)

Home Repairs LARRY’S Handyman & Reno Serv., Lg. & Sm. jobs, Graffitti Removal etc., 250-718-8879

Kitchen Cabinets MARYANNE’S Kitchen Designs. Dealer for kitchen craft, Merit & Leelynn.250-317-7523

Landscaping #1 STOP FOR ROCKS. Please call 250-862-0862 APM Tile & Stone. Hire Installer Directly & Save $$$. For Free Est Call 250-808-3227 ASPEN Landscaping. Retaining walls, Patios, Irrigation, etc. 250-317-7773 Cattle manure for sale, composted or fresh. Fir bark mulch.$20 per yard on orders over 30 yards. 250-838-6630. EMERALD CEDAR EDGING Buy Direct From Grower, 6ft.-10 for $240, Planting + Delivery available. Call Budget Nurseries 250-498-2189 FULL landscaping, rock walls, soil screening. Tremblay’s Excavating. 250-979-8033 MADAHAR Landscaping. Spring clean-up. Pruning, hedge trimming, power raking, aerating, mowing & shrub removal. Residential. Commercial. Call 250-212-1024 Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery. Topsoil, Ogo Grow, Bark Mulch, Sand. Visa, Debit Mastercard. 250-870-1138

Machining & Metal Work GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars,

Moving & Storage AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 DAN-MEL MOVING SERVICES Local & long distance, also Fifth Wheel moving. 250-2150147 or 250-766-1282 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 JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498

Painting & Decorating ACE OF TRADES Painting, Drywall, Tile Carpentry, Laminate, Hardy Plank Spring Special on Repaints-Int/Ext. Free Estimate-250-878-5540 D & M Painting. 50 yrs exper. Repaints & Restoration work. Insured & WCB. 250-826-0101 RADAS Custom Painting. 24 yrs exp., Prof. and Clean. DJ 250-808-5555, Rada 863-7606

Plumbing BAYSIDE Plumbing & Gas Fitting Service. H/W tanks. Qualified & Reliable. 250-317-2279 DREGER MECH. Plumbing, Gasfitting, comm/res & reno, ins’d, 24hr. Call 250-575-5878.

Roofing & Skylights RIGHT Way Roofing. Specializing in repairs & re-roofs. Much more!Ask 250-808-1473 RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free est, ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ 250-7653191.


Rubbish Removal

250-808-0733 SKYHIGH DISPOSAL. Full service Junk Removal & Bin Rentals. ED-SON’S 1 Ton Dump Truck. “Anything you can’t haul, give me a call”!(250)-718-1595


KELOWNA DECK & RAIL. Vinyl, Mod. Flooring, Alum., GlassTopless/Picket 878-2483


TILE Setter. Artistic Ceramics. Custom tile setting. Call 250870-1009

Tree Services

1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing bracing, trimming, pruning, sculpturing & removing of hedges & trees. Fully Insured. Free Estimates. Dave (250)-212-1716 JAN Dutch Tree Service. Dangerous tree removal, stump grinding, 60’ Boom Truck, fully insured, WCB coverage, free est., 250-826-3638 ROB’S Tree Care Ltd 1975. For all your tree care needs. Ins. & Cert. WCB. 212-8656

Trucking/ Bull Dozing

TNT TRUCKING. No load too small. Junk removal, sand, gravel, etc. (250)862-0821 (250)765-2778.

Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning. Gutter Cleaning. Pressure Cleaning. Call Wayne 250-826-5363

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay

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

Hauling ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.


JACK Russell puppies dewormed & first vaccinations, ready to go, 1-(250)832-1592 PUG pups, 3 females. 2 males, 1st shots. Ready May 10.$750.eaFirm 250-503-2354 PUREBRED French Mastiff Puppies. Vet Checked, First Shots. Ready to Go. $800. 250-306-2477 WOLF HYBRID Cubs Avail. $850.Sun Valley Wolf Kennels Kelowna(250)-765-4996

Merchandise for Sale


BIG M AUCTION Sat Apr 28th 11am @ 2970 Station Rd Falkland. Antiques, Colletibles, Tools, Saddles & Tack, Gift ware, Household Goods & More. Consignments Wanted 250-379-2078, 604-850-4238

Building Supplies

CULVERT new at 1/2 the price of new. Over 80 pcs, delivery available. Tom 250-8642388

Capital News Thursday, April 19, 2012 B13

Sales & Service Directory ACCOUNTING/TAX BOOKEEPING the tax pros




250-762-8206 250-717-8299




For all your concrete needs, ground prep, forming & finishing driveways, sidewalks & pads


*We Accurately Prepare All Types of Tax Returns



Call Jason 250-212-2630

*Some Restrictions Apply


Finishing, millwork, garage organization, decks, improvements, etc. Scott 250-300-3250


A & S Electric

Residential & Commercial Wiring, New Construction, Renovations & Service Changes. Complete telephone & data cabling services, Prompt quality service. Licensed & Bonded Call Steve 250-864-2099

Boarding, taping & texture, framing, painting, finishing, carpentry, etc.

Ken 250-212-9588




starting at


778-215-3553 email

MAINTENANCE “Your Freedom Is In Our Hands” Wayne Crockett 250-826-5363


Licensed & Bonded #101341 •MAINTENANCE FSR#98603


513 Lawrence Ave. 250-864-2421 Bob & Judy offer Traditional Barber Services & Fair Prices

• Fix leaks • 20 years. experience • Fascia soffit repairs • Downpipes • Re-Slope


Natural Stone Surfaces All One Piece Laminate


• Snow Removal • Full Landscaping • Rock Retaining Walls • Portable Soil Screener CELL: (250) 979-8033 BUS: (250) 861-1500

& Renovation Services • Interior & Exterior Renovations • Carpentry • Painting • Small Repairs • Pressure Washing

• Kitchen & Bathroom Upgrades • Yard Maintenance • Fences, Decks • Tile • Graffiti Removal


“The Professionals”

• Local/long distance • Storage Available • No job too small • Free Estimates Call Joe Anytime 250-470-8194

$59+. FLAT rates for long distance. Weekly trips between BC/AB. Why pay more?




RADAS Custom Painting

Bayside Plumbing & Gas Fitting

24 yrs. exp., prof. and clean. Interior and exterior specialists. Senior discount. Many references. Call DJ (250) 808-5555 Call Rada (250) 863-7606

Qualified, reliable, bonded. Over 30 years exp. res./comm. service renovations, new installations, h/water tanks, dishwashers, washers, dryers. 250-317-2279

Dethatching, Aerating, Hedge & Tree Trimming. Full maintenance services. RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL Free Estimates

BOOK YOU SPRING CLEAN-UP NOW! Lawn Maintenance, Clean-ups, Pruning/ Hedges, Rubbish Removal, Fertilizing, Aeration, Odd Jobs.

Call 310-JIMS (5467)

1630 Innovation Dr. Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y5 P 250.765.3004 | F 250.491.1773


9.95 LF


starting at


starting at

59.00 SF


On select colors only | Installation available

All One Piece Laminate

Natural Stone Surfaces

Visit our showroom at THE AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Family owned & operated for over 40 years Only the Best Trades


GARAGE DOOR FLOOR REFINISHING SERVICES Double C Renovations Hardwood, engineering, laminate flooring and tile setting. Fully insured. Call Chris



OVERHEAD DOORS We install, service, & repair all makes of doors & openers. FREE ESTIMATES • INSURANCE CLAIMS Call for appointment


LANDSCAPING Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery


Top Soil • Ogo Gro • Bark Mulch • Gravel• Sand We remove: yard refuse, junk CHUCK 250-870-1138

Landscaping, irrigation, patios, retaining walls & water features. 250-317-7773

We accept “When the Big Guys are Too Big We Deliver”


•Spring Clean-Up • General Yard Maintenance • Aeration & Power Raking • Mulch Refreshing • Commercial • Residential • Contracts Available


North End Moving Services

Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

Ph: 250-869-0697 Cell 250-470-9498

D&M Painting 50 years experience. Repaints and restoration work, spraying, stain and lacquers. Insurance & W.C.B.

Duane 250-826-0101


Senior’s Specials Experience & Quality New Homes & Repaints Ceilings Bondable. Insurance Work Call Terry

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

• Electrical • Tile Work • To-Do Lists • Much More


Canadian Homebuilders Association

Kelowna • 250-717-5500

Licensed, Bonded & Insured Independently Owned and Locally Operated

ellermade W Additions, Renovations Sun-decks, Bsmt. suites, etc. Call Dave @ 250-878-6967 Dal @ 250-870-6011


Deck & Rail Serving the Okanagan 14 yrs. Vinyl Decking up to 80 mil., Modular Flooring, Aluminum, Glass, Topless, Picket Railings, Fences & Gates. Free Estimates

**NO HST**


Tar Gravel/Repairs/Torch On/All types of roofs/Sun decks. Much more, just ask. JOHN BROOKE



Complete Tree Removal | Shaping | Thinning Crown Reduction | Stump Grinding Fully ins’t WCB Free Est.

250 212-8656

M&S LAWN & GARDEN Power Raking, Mowing, Pruning, Yard Clean-up, General Maintenance, Irrigation, Complete Landscaping, Retainer Walls, Water Features. Free Estimates Jim 250-861-3693

To book your space, call

250-763-7114 and speak with a classified rep today!





Building? ng? RenovatiSee



West Kelowna, BC V4T 1W1 Phone 250-707-0111 Cell 250-864-2508 Fax: (250) 707-0187 Email


Reliable Contractor, over 20 yrs. experience. Book by April 10 and be entered for a 1 in 5 chance for a new 55” LED TV!! References available. Call Today!! 250-769-7603



Joe’s Moving Service

Landsaping - Sewer/Septic Brush Removal - Rock Walls Tony Bucknell 3402 McKellar Rd Owner/Operator

Larry’s Handyman

Save LOTS of MONEY!! Low Maintenance Landscapes & Irrigation Call Ryan 250-469-1288

Okanagan Excavating

REFACE DON’T REPLACE 1/2 the cost of replacing Corain & Granite Designs. The Green Alternative.


“Dare to be Different”

No load too small • BARK MULCH • SAND • GRAVEL • YARD CLEAN-UP • JUNK REMOVAL LIGHT FLAT-DECK Nick Nixon - Trish Nebot Cell 250-862-0821 Office 250-765-2778

Visit our showroom at THE AIRPORT BUSINESS PARK Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm Family owned & operated for over 40 years



59.00 SF


On select colors only | Installation available

1630 Innovation Dr. Kelowna, BC V1V 2Y5 P 250.765.3004 | F 250.491.1773



Kelowna Gutter Cleaning & Repair

9.95 LF


starting at






RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free estimates, senior discounts, member of B.B.B. Fully insured, WCB coverage. All types of shingle roofing & torch on roofing systems. ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’



Artistic Ceramics.

Custom tile setting. Travertine, marble, granite & ceramic. Decks, kitchen, baths. Guaranteed work.

METAL FABRICATION LTD. Fences • Gates • Railings • Security Bars • Cargo Racks • Rollcages • Boat Railings & more. Tube Bending Specialists

Call 250-870-1009


Double C Renovations Hardwood, engineering, laminate flooring and tile setting. Fully insured. Call Chris



Merchandise for Sale

Thursday, April 19, 2012 Capital News

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Misc. for Sale

Acreage for Sale

$100 & Under

Farm Equipment

Free Items

2 wheels 195-50/R15 LS Alloy 4 stud holes. $75. (250)7688023

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

Free pickup, of aluminum windows, wire, pipe, air conditioners & batteries. 250-717-0581

2 Wheels 31/10.50R15 - white spokes for Ford Pick Up $60 (250)768-8023 6 speaker stereo, cabinet type. 18” deep 29”H 52”W. $75 Call(250)768-8023 FUTON, 2 years old, wooden rails & sides. $50, 250-4911466 Patio Set, table w/4 chairs. Brown color. Good condition. $75 (250)766-3814 ROUND Oak Coffee Table, 5 Spindle legs. $25, 250-4911466

Free Items 10 MONTH old female cat needs home. Call 250-3005389

4 205R7015 Allegra tires of a 97 factory Subaru Outback rims $300 obo (250)868-3590 TREADMILL New cond. Cadence model#860. Heart monitor $295ob(250)869-0136 TWO Bunkbeds, Wood Frames. Very Good Condition $300 (250)766-3814

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Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082

Sporting Goods

Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

2010 Peugeot SCOOTER 119 kms Hardly used.250cc silver /grey $6000 (250)763-3745 KAMLOOPS GUN SHOW: This weekend, April 21 & 22. Meet Chris from The Best Little Gunshop Around Weber & Markin 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel. Tues-Sat 10-6 250-762-7575.

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For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

VERY PRIVATE HOBBY FARM 9.96 Acres, 3-bdrm, log house, full basement, all cleared land, $459,900 10min Northwest of Vernon. 4855 Miller Rd. Spallumcheen, (250)546-8630

Apt/Condos for Sale FOR Sale or Lease. Asher Place, Rutland Centre, Kelowna. 2bd, 2bath + den. 1250 sqft. South West Corner, 2nd floor. Fridge, Stove, D/W, Microwave, FP, W/D, Central Vac, A/C. Parking & Storage. $239,000 or Lease 1 year, $1150. NP, NS. Available now. IMMACULATE 985 sq.ft Condo. 6 appl’s, secure parking, large private patio. $149,000 MLS Charlene Bertrand Coldwell Banker (250)-870-1870 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Houses For Sale MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 3YR. 2.99% 5 YR. 3.29% Trish at 250-470-8324 ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 Panoramic Hilltop, 4-bdrm, 2.3Acres, 10min from Vernon, $549,000 (250)540-2788 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Mobile Homes & Parks PET & FAMILY FRIENDLY Westpoint. 3bd, 1bth, lovely fenced yard w/storage shed, $5000 down, $900/mo including pad rent, OAC or $99,000, no HST. ACCENT HOMES, Call (250)-769-6614

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Townhouses THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Rentals 907 Westpoint Dr. Sat.April 21 8am-3pm Tools, misc chairs, hshld items & much MORE!! GARAGE Sale! 1660 Willow Cres 10-2pm Sat Apr 21 & Sun Apr 22 Misc household items, games, books, cookware, crafts, etc. HUGE Garage/Estate Sale. Everything inside & out must be sold. Including power & hand tools, dishes, silverware, garden tools, beds, tables, chesterfields, antiques, tvs, stereo systems etc. etc. etc. 16525 Schaad Rd. Carrs Landing. Sat., April 21, 9-3:30. LEAVING Province, new Vectra gym set lawn mower, tools, lazy boy recliners, sectionals, Pioneer stereo & speakers, fridge, freezer, Curio cabinet etc. 1326 Greenbay Rd. April 20th, 10am-dark. MOVING Sale, 1955 Pacific Crt. April 21st, 8am-12pm, weather permitting. Numerous hshld items, medical scooter, furniture, kids toys & more!

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MERRITT SxS Duplex. DOWNTOWN. 1 Side newly decorated and vacant. Other side rented. Each side has 4 bdrms, 3- 4 pce baths, garden area & storage shed. $337,900. (604)534-2748. THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.


2BD, 2bth Condo. L.Mission, May 1. Incl pool, WD, FS, DW, Sat TV. NP, NS. Near H2O & OUC. $1050. 250-764-0801 2BD lakeview Winfield, priv ent/deck, new reno/appl, lndry rm, AC, NS, NP. Adults $850 incl utils/cbl/int. 250-547-6624 2-bdrm BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. S. $900 + hydro, f/s/w/d, NO PETS, on bus rte. 250-491-3345, 250-869-9788 BROCKTON MANOR. 1 & 2 bedrooms. The large, bright units are a short walk to downtown, hospital, beach & shopping. Transit is right outside the door. Please call us at 250-860-4836



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FAIRLANE CRT. 2 & 3 bdrms, heat & hot water incl. Located on Lawrence near Gordon, close to downtown & Capri shopping mall. Please call 250-860-4836 LAKEFRONT 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. Fully furn’d. Central. Available. to May From $1290 / 30days.

3BDRM House, close to all ammenities, $1200. NS, NP. Old Glenmore. 250-470-7291 3BD Upper House. Near DT. $1150+utils. NP, NS. May 1st. 1396 Highland Dr. 863-5270 3or4 bdrm home, Shannon Lk Rd. Dbl Gar, f/s, d/w, w/d, a/c, close to elementary school, Available May 1, no pets, $1625+util 250-869-9788 3 or 4 bdrm, Winfield area, $1575+util, backs onto Range land, f/s, d/w, w/d, a/c, May 1, Prefer no pets, but might consider some. 250-869-9788 4BD. 3 baths $1400 NP. NS. E.Kel. near bus Call Paramjit 250-878-5761, or 250-3175047 or 250-860-2297 Beautiful, 3-bdrm, 2-bath, upper, Oyama, lakeview, 7min walk to beach, RV parking, w/d, $1100+1/2util, Avail now, n/s, n/p, R.R. (250)549-6774 DT 2+1bd Lrg deck, f,s, longterm pref’d. May 1st NP, Nparty,ND, middle aged. Ref’s DD,$1200+utils.250-860-1038. LAKEVIEW Heights 3bdrm 2 bath. Panoramic view all ammen., appls. furnished Avail now. $1200/mo (250)-7696776, or (250)-769-1222 MAY 1st- N.Glenmore- two storey house 3 bedrooms, office, familyroom, 2 baths, carport, patio, greenhouse, extra large yard, fruit trees, splendid view, NS. NP. $1550/mo+ utils 250-860-7012


MILL CREEK ESTATES. Various floor plans avail. 1, 2 & 3 bdrms within walking distance of the Parkinson rec center, Apple Bowl, Kelowna Golf & Country Club & Spall Plaza. 250-860-4836. WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora and Hollywood. 1 & 2 bdrms. Steps away from Willow Park shopping center, transit & the other shops of Rutland. Direct bus route to UBCO. 12-15mins. 250-8604836

Commercial/ Industrial 1500sq/ft. shop 22ft ceilings Shop on 1/4 acre, fully serviced & fenced, $1500/mo + triple net. Light or heavy industrial use & storage. Fully Serviced. WESTBANK INDUSTRIAL PARK, (250)769-7424 850 SF 2nd floor office or studio w/ shared fenced compound. 991 Richter. Attractive leaseholds, long or short term. Lease at $900, 250-861-0545

COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE IN LAKE COUNTRY 1100sq’ Office space for lease. Reception area, four offices, coffee/ storage room. Located on Beaver Lake Road, 1 1/2 blocks from Highway 97. Easy access. Offstreet parking. $1100.00/month +utils. Lease negotiable. Phone:(250)766-3700 FOR LEASE 600 sq.ft. Office Trailer fully serviced on fenced 1/2 acre. Zoned Heavy Industrial Including Auto Wrecking. $2500 triple net incl. Fenced 1/2 to 1 acre serviced industrial lots available. Central Westside Location. will build to suit. 250-769-7424

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BD, 1 full bath, livingrm, diningrm, kitchen, 4appls, all window blinds, porch and carport NP. Available Now. Call 250-860-8583 2BD duplex for rent 1371 Sylvania Crst. Sundeck. $825. NP. 2 wrking people or retired. Close to Cosco. Call 250-7631558, 250-575-8154 2BDRMS. Great Location. WD, big yard,free prking. Reno’d. Beautiful area. $900 + utils.Avail May1(250)470-0000 3BD, bbq, FP, laundry. OldGlenmore Resp.tenant. $1070 +utils. Avail Now. 763-7869. 3BD w/bsmnt, reno’d, nr school, 4 appliances, Rutland, NS, NP, ref req’d, $900+utils. 250-861-1059 6-8 pm. 5BD 1/2 duplex, 2bth, 2 kitchen, 2 lndry, prking, $1500+DD. Call 250-859-6784 NEWLY built large 2bdrm duplex, 5appls, 2 full baths, close to Hospital. Avail. May 1st, $1275. 250-862-1701

Misc for Rent MONTH to Month parking. Christleton Ave, directly south of the KGH parkade. $56/mo. Contact Robert at 250-7636789, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.

Homes for Rent 2BD, 1bth, Ellison area, close to dog park. No dogs. $850 +utils. Call (250)-869-2186 2bd Mobile Rutland. May 1. in town on 2acr. Mature people pref. $900+utils, 250-575-4366 3or4bd house, $1400 or $450 for room. Call 250-860-8106

Apt/Condo for Rent

BEST DEALS IN KELOWNA! Affordable 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms. AC, near schools, shopping & bus route. Insuite laundry H.Up’s. Across from Park. Clean Quiet & Spacious. Sorry NO Pets. Well Managed Building (250)-861-5605 or (250)-861-5657

While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front. Refund Policy Our ads are non-refundable when booked for less than 4 weeks (12 issues), when cancelling a 4 week ad you will be refunded in weekly increments only, calculated at the appropriate discount level. Refunds not available for 1/2 price promotion.

Winfield, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, quiet area, $1300 + util.,n/s, n/p,250-548-3378. THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.


HWY 97 North, 1800sq’ of retail, 1500-3300sq’ of indust. & compound. Rutland area. 2000sq’ Retail. 250-765-3295 NEWLY reno’d office space, w/lake view. 700sq.ft. $750 + T.N. 250-768-9083 Westbank

Room & Board

HORSE Facility seeking handyman for farm maintenance, exchange room & board. Experience with horses req’d, suitable for retired gentleman. 250-808-0971

Rooms for Rent

Room for rent. Furn’d bdrm, mature male only. $475/mo. 250-317-2546 Room in home, all incl, 10min town/UBC. Must work or stdnt. $379. Call 250-717-7203 RUTLAND furnished room for working man, 30+, livingroom, TV, kitchen, laundry, utils incl, $490+DD. Call 250-215-1561

Shared Accommodation

2bdrms for rent in house. Shared kitchen, bath & yard. No pets, includes utilities, $475&$600/mo. 250-860-8031


FALCON Self Storage, 747 Fitzpatrick Rd. has gated and secure space avail for your boats & vehicles and all your storage needs. Vehicle storage starting at $85/month. Please call 250-765-1477

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Suites, Upper

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1BD, avail now. Rutland. Near schools/shops. $700 incl utils. NP. bus route. 250-765-2903. 1bdrm, 5 appl’s, NP, NS, West Kelowna. Refs, $900. Call b4 noon, 250-718-2470 1BDRM furn’d suite, $800 all utils incl. parking for 1 vehiccle, bus stop near by, recently reno’d, clean and bright, NS, NP. 250-878-5780 1 BDRM self contained, soundproof 1000 sqft bsmt ste. Full bath, fridge, stove, air cond, f/p, laundry, utils incl., $750/mo utils incld. NP, Ideal for NS mature person. Avail. May 1. Call 250-765-5204 2bd, 1bath, Close to shopping, school & bus. Newly reno’d, NP, NS. $850. 250-212-8282 2BD, 272 Asher Rd. Avail. now. near Plaza 33, NP, spacious/bright. $850. all incl. 250-878-3553 2BD bsmnt suite, w/o, 5appls, NS, NP. Ref’s. $750 + utils. May 1st. Call 250-317-0373 2BD legal suite Rutland. Nr. bus & shopping. 4appl, ns, np. $900 + utils. Avail Apr 1st. Call 250-863-1155 3BD a/c, priv laundry,driveway bus school cble wireless utils incl’d NS NP $1100 Avail May 1. 250-826-2233 BRAND New 1bdrm Behind Costco, Utilities & Cable Included. No Parties. NP. $800/mo.Call (250)-763-7553 Bright 2bdrm Newly Reno’d 5 apppls includes utils, covered parking, storage,central air $1000/mo (250)717-3580 LARGE 1bdrm suite, NS, NP, references, utilities included, $750/mo. 250-768-4399 L.Mission. Lrg 1bdrm nr college W/D.sep entry utils incl’d. NS. NP.$800 (250)717-5802 LRG 2bd bsmt suite, close to OC, shopping, utils, lndry incl, $1000. May 1. 250-763-2399 NEWER 2bd suite, avail immed. Own ent, prking, nice yard. $800 incl utils. Quiet area. NS, NP. 1bd suite also avail. 250-869-9663 or 250215-2085 RUTLAND- 2bdrm gr level, priv entry, 5appls,FP, heat, nr bus route. NS. NP, NP. ND, ideal for wrkng/couple, Avail immed. $1000 250 762-6519 RUTLAND. May 1. 1bd utils incl, shr’d lndry, FP, NS, NP, $750. 250-215-1182 RUTLAND. May 1. 3bd, 1bth, incl utils, shr’d lndry, NP, NS. Close to amens, reno’d. $1400. 250-215-1182

Suites, Upper 2BD. Newly reno’d, Rutland, private, utils/cbl./wiďŹ /lndry incl., np, ns, $900.+DD. Call 250807-7864, 250-718-4167 2BD.Upper 4 Plex Unit in quiet area of Rutland. 5 appliances, carport & storage. NS. NP. No Parties. Older adults preferred. $830/mo + utilities. D.D.Req’d Call 250-451-9923 PEACHLAND 3bd newly painted, garage, view, $1100+ 2/3 utils. NP, NS, NP, ref’s, Call 250-768-4399

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Townhouses 2-bdrm Townhouse, spacious, walkout, reno’d bldg, parking, patio, a/c, water incl, $850,1/2 month free rent. Pet friendly. Also 2-bdrm, apartment, reno’d, 3appl, a/c, balcony,water, parking incl, $800,. (250)769-0626, Vernon, BC


Antiques / Classics 1974 GMC shortbox, stepside. 350 automatic, 2whdr. $1500 OBO, 778-484-4014

Auto Accessories/Parts LYLE’S TOWING. Free Removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. (250)-765-8537 SCRAP Car Removal. $100 cash paid for unwanted vehicles. 7 days/week Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593

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One too many cars, so she’s gotta go. Very reliable. Brand new cooling system, tires have 70-90% tread left. Leather seats, power everything. There are some scratches & dents above the drivers wheel well and on the bumper. Also needs a splash of paint. Very comfortable travel car or a great starter car! Appraised at $4600. Further Reduced to $3000 250-869-7362 Lve msg

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Recreational/Sale 1982 3/4 ton Chev. Diesel with 1984 camper $2850 Call (250)766-2965 1994 Ford 350 27’ Motorhome rear queen bedroom, $11,500. obo. 250-306-3943 22ft. 1985 Class C Elite Motorhome. 350 GMC motor, A/C, awning. $6,500 OBO. 250768-3608 or 250-470-7100 23ft Komfort 5th Wheel Trailer. Clean & Well Maintained $5200 Call (250)764-4214

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1991 Mazda Miata, very good condition, new clutch assembly, other new parts. Runs great. $5000. 250-762-6915

1992 VW Passat, original owner, 141,000kms, auto, air, etc. Asking $2000. 250-765-8250

2006 Honda Civic LX, Coupe, Sunroof, Manual, new all Seasons, 48,000K, exc/cond, $12,500 OBO (250)275-3255

2004 Z06 Corvette 405 hp 6 speed 29,000. kms 37,500. phone 542-8317.


2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara, 4wd, v6 auto, 140K, runs great, maintenance done at Anthony’s in Kelowna. $8950. obo. 1-250-546-6643 2005 GMC Jimmy, 4wd, 2dr, AC, leather, low mileage (82,000kms) $9,500 obo. Call 250-448-6604

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2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, 7 pass, 191,000 kms, new tires.$5900 obo 250-307-0002

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Legal Notices NOTICE OF DISPOSITION RE: Property owned by the late James Cinnamon of Pad 8, 1925 Baron Road, Kelowna BC V1X 6W2 Take notice that pursuant to section 37(3) of the Regulation to the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act, the landlord of the Manufactured Home Park at 1925 Baron Road intends to dispose of a 1982 PaciďŹ ca Manufactured Home, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 14 x 66 feet, and its contents, located in the Peacock Mobile Home Park, Kelowna, BC, 30 days after the publication date of this notice, Unless: -You take legal possession of the Property, -You establish a legal right to possession of the Property, or -You make an application to the Supreme Court to establish such a right. After the expiration of the 30 day period, the Property will be disposed of with no further notice to you. Landlord: I, Associated Property Management (2001) Ltd, #1-1441 St. Paul Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 2E4, phone 250-869-8794. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of NORMA LILLIAN CARLSON, also known as NORMA CARLSON, Deceased, formerly of #205 3767 Brown Road, West Kelowna, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of NORMA LILLIAN CARLSON, also known as NORMA CARLSON, are hereby notiďŹ ed under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor at #221--3011 Louie Drive, Westbank, BC., V4T 3E3, on or before May 17, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. CHARLEY MAXWELL HUTCHINSON, Executor by Porrelli Law., Barristers and Solicitors, Attention: Nancy E. Fish, Telephone: (250)7680717

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250-768-3339 #103-2205 Louie Dr. West Kelowna, V4T 3C3



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1756 Newport Rd., West Kelowna - Great quality and superb location in this 4 bed+den/3 bath home next to prestigious Pritchard Dr. Walk to the beach and enjoy the surrounding orchards & vineyards. No expense spared & no detail left out of this impressive & TOTALLY RENOVATED (inside & out!) home. Call Tracey today! MLS®10041974

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3530 sqft 4 bed, 3 bath Walkout Rancher. Lavish & luxurious 3530 sqft 4 bed & 3 bath home. The huge master with 5 pc grant ensuite & walk-in closet is roomy and luxurious. The 2nd gust/stateroom on main floor has it’s own ensuite with granite & walk-in closet. The gourmet kitchen has stunning cabinets, granite counters and center island/ breakfast bar is a chef’s dream. Enjoy creating then escape through the open concept living/dining rooms to relax on a wrap around deck. Enjoy the spectacular view of Okanagan Lake. Enjoy & entertain in the recreation area at your leisure, with awesome wood feature wet bar, pool table, fireplace & access to private patio & BBQ area. Contact Eric Steinbach @ 250-718-8677 visit for more information. MLS®10045342.

Lakeview home w/double garage/detached shop c/w 220 power! Tons of parking: RV, boat+2 cov’d spots; 3 bdrms+1 bdrm INLAW SUITE ; b/i vac, c/air, large deck, flat backyard w/fruit trees; vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors. A must see! MLS®10038282












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#65 2210 LOUIE DRIVE, WEST KELOWNA Stylish renovated 2 bedroom townhome close to all shopping and services in West Kelowna. Vaulted ceilings, big kitchen, private patio and parking for 2 cars!! All ages welcome.







3087 THACKER DRIVE PRICE REDUCED! Now more than $100K below tax assessed value. Will not last long at this price! Great 4 bedroom 4 bath custom home in prestigious area of Lakeview Heights. Pool sized yard, and minutes to both Kelowna and West Kelowna. Call today for a private personal showing. MLS®10045223




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Over 3000 sq.ft of Custom lake view home, 2006, 5 bedroom 3 bath, walking distance to Mission Hill Winery, with all the extras, spacious kitchen, Maple cabinets, high end stainless steel appliances, Meile dishwasher, Bosch gas range. Kitchen looks onto large living and dinning areas. Front and back decks have views of the lake and Mission Hill winery. Backyard gets morning sun and front deck gets afternoon. All this plus the hot tub is included! MLS®10039863





3184 VINEYARD VIEW DRIVE 3000 sq ft Lakeview Home - Hardwood - Granite - 3 Car Garage - RV Parking - Covered Outdoor Living Plus 2 Patios - No Disappointments Here! MLS®#10045640




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5021 TREADGOLD COURT Upper Mission CUSTOM built 5 bed 4 bath home with SALT WATER POOL in fantastic neighbourhood. State of the art features & quality craftsmanship throughout! Gorgeous & versatile floor plan. Hardwood floors, stone fireplace, silestone countertops, superior SS appliances. Extra parking for RV or boat! MLS®10043272







NEW LISTING! MUST SEE! Lake view! Beautiful 4 bed 3 full bathroom family home on a quiet cul-de-sac location in desirable Peachland. In-law suite ,vaulted ceilings and 2 fire places plus a formal dining room and new wrap around deck with glass panels to take advantage of the private views .40 acre extra large lot. MLS®10042689


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Move in and Enjoy! The work has all been done in this lovely rancher with awesome lake and valley views. It’s a great retirement or family home, with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a large private fenced yard and RV parking. Beautifully updated from top to bottom including custom kitchen, new flooring throughout , new roof, furnace and more. This is a must see property. Call Brenda for appointment to view. MLS®10041815




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This 6 year old home is extremely well maintained, 1425 sq. ft., 2 beds/2 baths & den, enclosed deck, low maintenance yard with pond, & a large workshop. Treasure View Estates is a 55+ retirement community close to Shannon Lake Golf Course. Reduced to $239,900. Call Dave @ 250-717-7803. MLS®10039384



4 bed 3 bath “Cream Puff” in quiet area beside park. Welcoming & well maintained with fresh paint & upgraded laminate floors. 5 appl. in excellent working condition, window covers & some furniture included. Secured RV parking, fenced yard, u/g irrigation. Mountain views PLUS nearby hiking and ATV areas! MLS ®10044986







Kelowna Capital News, April 19, 2012  

April 19, 2012 edition of the Kelowna Capital News

Kelowna Capital News, April 19, 2012  

April 19, 2012 edition of the Kelowna Capital News