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RDOS wades into national park debate Issue takes on new life with motion to request feasibility study from the province By Steve Arstad news@keremeosreview.com A much anticipated director’s motion was debated by the regional district board at their regular board meeting on April 19. The gallery was packed to hear director’s opinions regarding Osoyoos Director Stu Wells three part motion regarding the issue of a national park in the Okanagan - Similkameen. The motion’s three points requested that: 1. The Province of B.C. re-engage in formal discussions with the Government of Canada re the proposed South Okanagan Similkameen Photo by Steve Arstad National Park. 2. That the Regional District Okanagan The RDOS board room was packed to standing room only at the Thursday, April 19 regular meeting of council. Residents were Similkameen be briefed on the results of the on hand to hear what the directors had to say about the proposed national park for the South Okanangan-Similkameen. feasibility study report that was submitted to the province in December of 2010 and that the all reports and studies regarding the park issue should motion were not considered part of the motion itself, province release it to the public. although Area “F” Director Michael Brydon pointed 3.That the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen be made public. “This paints the picture of taking one side or the out that the preamble was subject to interpretation by be briefed during and at the completion of these formal other,” Patton continued, referring to the preamble of the public. talks re the national park. Keremeos Director Bauer said that the feasibility Director Wells stated that he felt that this was a the motion which outlined the reasons for the motion, “rather innocuous motion to reopen the dialogue. It was “and we want to move to go down that road, and I’m not study was relevant to his decision on the park. “Without it I would have trouble deciding whether good rationale to have First Nations involved - person- going to go down there. So, I want to amend the motion ally, and this is not the opinion of the Town of Osoyoos to add into number (2) ‘and that the province release to this is the time to continue.” the public any other relevent reports and studies related Area “D” Director Tom Siddon told the board that - I would like to see this go to referendum. he believed it “would be a terrible tragedy to turn down There are questions to be answered. I’d like to see to the park in our area.’” Discussions derailed with procedural arguments be- a national park, it’s an opportunity that won’t come the report come in from the First Nations - the history, cultural proponent of it, and the other band is looking gan after Patton’s attempt to amend the motion. Wells again.” Siddon declared that he had supported the park since at the economic and financial implications to the bands. declared it an unfriendly amendment, but after consulSo there is a lot of information out there that’s going tation it was discovered that a director could ask that day one, noting that it was a devisive issue, adding the motion be split to deal with each of the three points on, and the engagement should continue.” continued on page 3 Electoral Area “C” Director Allan Patton agreed that separately. The preamble, or “recitals” portion of the


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RDOS wades into national park debate / continued from page 1 that he thought it was premature of the province to interupt the process that was taking place. He gave the examples of the Steveston Cannery in Richmond and the Haida Gwai National Park as successful examples of economic growth from gaining national park status. “It was inappropriate to interupt the dialogue that was taking place, especially amongst the First Nations... this board needs to take a position - and I don’t see it as taking a position as to whether there is a park or not, I don’t know that that is our decision to take - but I think it’s time for this table to have a healthy debate about the pros and cons of a national park in this area. And we do need the business case.” Siddon questioned the reasoning behind the secrecy of the feasibility report, declaring that that alone was reason to request the province to rejoin the discussion. Siddon noted that some people would be displaced by a park, but downplayed the idea that a large amount of land was at stake, saying that the park territory would amount to 10 square kilometres, or 1 / 5,000 of the province, if one considered flatland. “I understand people will be displaced, there will be compensation, money will change hands,” he said, “I understand there is some provision for ranchers to continue.” Siddon said that the prospects of filling restaurants, hotel rooms and wineries outweighed the concerns of the few, suggesting that a few people caught the attention of the provincial minister and got the park cancelled. “It belongs to all the people of Canada,” he concluded, “the government of Canada has, for almost 10 years now, pursued this intiative, all of a sudden, a few people get to the doors of Minister Lake and get the project cancelled. I

want it to be reopened for all of those reasons.” Princeton rural (Area “H”) Director Brad Hope said it was “all about discussion,” commenting that if ranchers were losing their livlihood, then he couldn’t see the board supporting it. Area “B” Director George Bush agreed with the point regarding the release of the feasibility study but admitted that he was not in favour of the rest of the motion. “It’s When the province about agshut this down, ricultural I flet they were preservathrowing the issue in our laps... tion,” he that’s exactly what said, comthey’ve done. menting that if a park were established, in 200 years there would be no ranching, mining and limited recreational use. “We’ll spend millions taking this land out of agricultural production,” he said, “it’s not good for Canada.” Director Patton reitterated that he did not want to see the board taking a position on the issue, while Osoyoos rural Director Mark Pendergraft endorsed the second point of the motion, noting that the directors needed that information to make any decision. “When the province shut this down, I felt they were throwing the issue in our laps,” he added, “and that’s exactly what they’ve done.” He concluded by saying that a large part of the proposed national park lands is destined to become a provincial park if the national park fails. Oliver Director Ron Hovanes admitted that this was a discussion that the board should have had a long time ago, but that it was premature to make a de-

cision without the facts. He supported all three recommendations, including a referendum on the issue. Princeton Director Frank Armitage thought that only those most affected by the park should participate in a referendum, advising the board to be patient and stay with the process. Director Brydon also commented on the issue of who should participate in a referendum, noting that his area, being somewhat urban, would probably offer a large degree of support. “We have to take a very strong stand,” he said, “and put this issue back in the federal court - there is going to be winners and losers. We can’t have a referendum - we need federal leadership. The winners will have to pay the losers - we aren’t going to decide this,” a comment to which Area “G” Director Angelique Wood agreed. RDOS Chair Dan Ashton admitted that a lot more discussion would need to take place over the issue, noting the presence of Canadian Helicopters Base Manager Jan Rustad in the gallery. “We need to ensure that the ranchers and Canadian Helicopter’s interests are protected,” he said Director Patton declared that a referendum should be decided only by areas “A,” “B,” and “C.” Director Wells concluded the discussion by saying that it was “too bad citizens couldn’t have watched this debate,” admitting that he had heard a few statements he would “like to tie into.” The board voted on each of the three points individually, with the following conclusions: Point one: Directors Patton, Wood abstained from vote, Bauer, Bush opposed, motion carried. Point two: Carried unanimously Point three: Motion carried, Bush opposed.

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This section of Twelfth Avenue is slated for paving in this year’s Keremeos village paving program.

Local contractor hired for village paving projects Question period sees reservoir issue raised once again A public hearing related to zoning amendments for some village property saw little public input prior to Keremeos Village Council’s regular meeting on April 16. One member of the gallery had a question involving one of the uses for the property - car washes - with Mayor Bauer suggesting that any use of the property to wash vehicles would need to take place in compliance with any existing environmental or other regulations. Council faced a request for yet another proclamation at this week’s meeting, this time coming in an email from the “Day of the Honey Bee” founder Clinton Shane Ekdahl, who requested that May 29 be declared “Day of the Honey Bee” for this year, and in perpetuity. Councillor Evans lamented the day the village ridded itself of its proclamation policy, noting there were “too many subjects coming in.” Mayer Bauer also expressed his opposition to the current request; the proclamation was denied by a vote of 3-2. Council received a letter from the office of the Premier regarding receipt of the village’s letter regarding municipal representation on the Expert Panel on B.C. tax competitiveness.The letter was received for information. A letter from the South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council was also received for information. An item in the Mayor’s report regarding an upcoming director’s motion at the regional district attracted Councillor Evans attention. The motion would involve the RDOS board in the national park debate, and Evans asked the mayor how he would vote on the issue. Bauer declared that his mind was open, saying that he would hear the arguments before deciding how to vote.

The village looked at four tenders before selecting local contractor Harris and Son Transport to look after the villages’ 2012 road reconstruction projects. The contract is valued at $286,245.13. A copy of a draft letter regarding the Similkameen’s issues with the recently revised Employment Services Program will be sent to several provincial and regional district officials The financial plan received first, second and third readings, and is slated for adoption at the next meeting. The zoning amendments subject to the public hearing earlier in the evening were given third reading. Question period involved several questions about the proposed village reservoir, with Mayor Bauer reitierating to a gallery member that the village’s interest in the matter came purely from a desire to find other sources of funding that would lessen local taxpayer’s cost for the project. He asked the citizen to direct his questions to the Keremeos Irrigation District. A second gallery member also queried council about the 2010 Alternate Approval Process that turned the reservoir proposal down. “Why is the village requesting a grant when we said we didn’t want it,” the resident asked, to which he was told by the mayor that the AAP did not give a majority opinion - it only meant that if KID had wished to proceed, they would have had to undergo a more expensive referendum. “The Village of Keremeos is looking at grant funding to try and reduce the cost of the project to taxpayers,” Mayor Bauer answered, “the village is only acting as a ‘front man’ for grant applications.” A question regarding annual increases (three per cent) for the bylaw enforcement officer’s contract elicited the response from the mayor that such increases were reasonable given the annual cost of living.

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Reservoir debate part of national trend Keremeos reservoir debate consistent with national attitudes toward water infrastructure Contributed Apparently, the debate over construction of a reservoir in Keremeos is consistent with national thinking. A recent report by the RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study, Canadians believe that maintaining our drinking wa-

ter supply is one of the most important areas for government funding (behind hospitals and tied with schools). Yet, more than 80 per cent feel there is no need for major and immediate investment in their community’s drinking water/wastewater facilities, which they believe to be in good condition, and in need of only minor investment for upkeep. Ironically, more than a third of Canadians (37 per cent) who use municipal water are not very aware of the condition of the water and sewage infrastructure serving their own home. “Canadians believe in the safety of

their drinking water and assume that the infrastructure that provides it is efficient,” says Bob Sandford, Chair, Canadian Partnership Initiative of the UN Water for Life Decade. “This is a national ‘pipe dream’ because in many municipalities, water distribution and sewage pipes can be up to 80 years old and have already reached the end of their service life. In fact, reports have shown there is an $88-billion investment required to repair and build new water infrastructure in communities across Canada.” For more information, visit www.globescan.com.

Suggestive photos land stepfather in jail Olalla man sentenced to nine months in jail for sexual assault By Kristi Patton Black Press Taking suggestive photos of his stepdaughter has landed a Keremeos area man in jail for nine months. “I don’t know where to start,” said the man when asked by the judge if he had anything to say. “I’m thoroughly disgusted with myself.” The man, who cannot be identified because of a publication ban on the victim’s name, pled guilty to sexual assault and was sentenced by Judge Brad Chapman at the Penticton provincial courthouse last Monday. Charges of touching a young person for a sexual purpose, possession of child porn, mischief and two breaches were stayed. On Sept. 30, 2008 pictures of the naked girl were brought to the RCMP’s attention. The victim told police that the pictures were taken by the man she knew as her stepfather for 14 years. The stepfather explained to RCMP he took the photo with a digital camera through a hole left open from uninstalled ducting in the living room that went into the bathroom. He said he took it just as a joke and snapped it without even looking in that direction. RCMP were also told the man printed off a copy to show his wife, deleted it off the camera and left the printed photo in a barrel outside to dispose of. He said friends of the girl must have taken it out of the barrel and that he was just trying to have harmless fun. Defence council James Pennington said “nudity was commonplace” in the family’s residence, and with no door on the bathroom, it wasn’t unusual for the man to see his wife or stepdaughter naked. However, the victim

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said her stepfather had taken the photo from the hallway as she stepped out of the shower. Judge Chapman decided, contrary to what the man said, it doesn’t appear as though the photo was taken through a hole in the wall and seemed “somewhat more purposeful and directed than just that.” The victim told RCMP that ever since her parents put her in homeschooling she felt isolated from her friends. It was because of this she agreed to play strip blackjack or poker with her stepfather in exchange for time on the internet to communicate with her peers. Crown counsel Catherine Crockett told the court the girl said she had lost about six times, having to strip down naked, and that she had observed her step-father naked when he lost the game. The man admitted to RCMP of playing the game, stating he had only gone down to his underwear. The girl told police the game also involved doing dares, and how one time she had to run around the house naked or in her bra and on another occasion she was dared to put ice cubes in her underwear or bra but she didn’t go through with it. Days after the man’s arrest in 2008, his wife found two more pictures in his briefcase and turned them over to RCMP. One picture showed the stepdaughter sleeping in the back of the man’s semi-truck and the other showed a hand pulling down the girl’s pajama bottoms, exposing her pubic area. The mother said she recognized the hand as her husband’s because it clearly showed his wedding ring. Pennington said he was advised by

his client that the parents had many difficulties with the daughter regarding boys and her sexual behaviour. The man said he took the girl on the road with him because she was inviting boys over while her parents were away at work. In his explanation, the stepfather said he was trying to put the bottoms back on the girl and had taken the photos to show his wife the sexualized behaviour she was conducting. “I can see no reason for a parent to take photos of a 15-year-old as in the case put before me,” said Chapman. The judge said the man has shown little remorse over how his actions affected the girl, and he should have been more “attuned” to them since the psychological report showed the man had himself been a victim of sexual assault by his own father. The report also said a daughter he had from a previous marriage was sexually abused by the man’s father (her grandfather) who was sentenced to 18 months in jail. Chapman said the pre-sentence report identifies a man who convinced his wife that it was his use of alcohol and drugs combined with his stepdaughter’s uninhibited behaviour that led him to make poor decisions. The man also received two years probation with a number of conditions including no contact with the victim, not to be alone or in the presence with anyone under the age of 18 unless with an adult approved of in advance by the probation officer, not to consume alcohol or be under the influence of alcohol in the presence of anyone under 18 years and he will be on the sex offender registry for 20 years.

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Opportunity lost It was extremely disappointing to watch the regional district’s Corporate Services Committee question Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas about federal issues at the April 19 meeting. One would think that having Mr. Albas join the meeting would provide an ideal opportunity for the committee to express to him some of the issues affecting their constituents at the federal level. According to the agenda, Mr. Albas was at the meeting to discuss recent changes to Old Age Pension eligiblity requirements. While this topic was discussed, the committee seemed less interested in this and other subjects of concern to the average Canadian than they did in renewing their collective acquaintance with a former colleague (Albas served on the regional district board prior to running for federal office last year). Social niceties are fine, but they shouldn’t get in the way of the job at hand. Albas, occupying one the highest political positions in the region, made himself available, no doubt with the expectation that he would be fielding some tough questions about his party’s governance and important issues facing the region’s citizens. It’s too bad the committee didn’t recognize the opportunity at hand. In this case, Albas did his job simply by showing up. It was up to the committee to make him accountable - and in this task, they failed to do so.

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Is director’s debate a harbinger for round two? By Steve Arstad news@keremeosreview.com Just when we thought there was nothing left to discuss about the national park debate, our local government has stepped into the fray. At last week’s regional district board meeting, Osoyoos Director Stu Wells motion to request “the Province of B.C. to re-engage in formal discussions with the Government of Canada re the proposed South Okanagan Similkameen National Park” drew a standing room only crowd of interested citizens to hear the approximately hour long debate. The discussion concluded with the board endorsing Well’s motion, and left me with the feeling that after nine years of controversy over the prospect of a national park in our midst, we are not going to see an end to the discussion, but rather the beginning of round two. The park debate seems to have more lives than a cat. From the beginning, locals were told that no park would occur without their

support. Nine years later opposition is as strong as it ever was locally, but the pro park argument continues - through local and national interest groups - while the provincial and federal government entities take a backseat - to the public proceedings, at least. The early stages of this debate centred on the ecological and environmental merits of a national park. It appears that those benefits were not sufficient to sway the argument, so more recently the pro side of the debate has centred on extolling the economic gains that might be had. It is curious to me that the most forceful pro park proponent of recent note - the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has made two rounds in the past six months to communities in the South Okanagan Similkameen, emphsizing the economic virtues of a national park. This, coming from an organization that, according to their website, is “Canada’s voice for wilderness.” How do you preserve wilderness and benefit from

the economic influx of the size being discussed, that wouldn’t eventually see hundreds - maybe thousands if you believe the pro park view - tramping through the South Okanagan Grasslands? The two ideas are diametrically opposed, in my opinion. (Those extolling a park’s economic benefits also neglect to factor in the loss of the exisitng local ranching industry and its infrastructure.) Area “A” Director Mark Pendergraft’s suggestion that the province threw the decision in the laps of the directors when they announced their withdrawl of support for the park last January resonates of deliberate intent after following these discussions for the last few years. The way the process is going, it feels to me as though the process is being manipulated, from high levels - a conspiracy, frankly with different arguments, pro park groups and members of the national government stepping in and out of the discussion when necessary, as though it was a tag team wrestling bout.

To say, as did Area “D” Director Tom Siddon, that the park belongs to all the people of Canada might be true, but that doesn’t mean the ultimate decision that creates it should belong to all the people of Canada. That decision is very much purely a local one. (We don’t get to provide input as to where Ontario builds its next freeway, for instance.) Area “C” Director Allan Patton’s suggestion that only areas “A,” “B” and “C” participate in a potential referendum is a reasonable approach. At the end of the day, however, the situation remains where locally, those whose interests are against a park have not been assauged in close to a decade, in spite of all the arguments and promises - a prerequisite Parks Canada themselves said would need to take place before a park could occur. So, how many more years of debate is reasonable - and who is, or will be, ultimately responsible for putting the matter to rest? Stay tuned for round two.

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The Review, Thursday, April 26, 2012 — Page 7

letters

The Village Of Keremeos

Local care facility second to none To the Editor: Yesterday I attended a luncheon at Orchard Haven and a cup of coffee was accidently spilled. I cringed when I saw one of the girls throw a handful of clean, light-coloured tea towels on the floor to mop it up off with. I finished wiping up the last of the drops around the edges of the spill and was amazed when I picked up the tea towel that there was not a speck of dirt on it – only the coffee stain. This is a testament to the cleaning practices at Orchard Haven. Every time I go there I see the cleaning staff washing down banisters, furniture, and floors. They are always smiling and pleasant. There has never in all the years I’ve visited OH been a bad smell anywhere (not

like the private facility I used to visit in Alberta where the staff were sitting around visiting each other and the place smelled so bad it took your breath away). The cleaning staff at OH is unionized and well-paid and it’s reflected in their work. Orchard Haven was built 11 years ago and was the last of the government built care homes. In those 11 years there has been only one outbreak of illness. Compare this to our hospitals, where the cleaning staff has been cut to a bare minimum. We have much to be thankful for in this community with our excellent care facilities. Donna Stocker, Cawston

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SHOP TOWELS, PAPER TOWELS AND THE VILLAGE SEWER SYSTEM DON’T MIX! The Village is currently having problems with the sewer system in the lower level of Keremeos. We are asking that people do not flush shop towels or paper towels into the sewer system as they are too thick and do not break down like toilet paper. When shop towels or paper towels are flushed into our sewer system they cause a lift station to plug up which, in some cases, require overtime call outs of the Public Works crew.

Let community help with extracuricular school programs To the Editor: Some years ago, just after I started to involve myself in the high school basketball program, I petitioned the school board to alter their policy requiring staff sponsorship in all extracurricular activities. I argued the idea that, if teachers were not required by contract to be involved in these activities than the requirement to have a staff member present at all times was an obstacle to the schools ability to hold these activities. If the school board valued student participation in extracurricular activities then they should encourage community involvement by changing their policy. To the board’s credit the policy was changed. Now any person in the community may take responsibility for an activity simply by receiving permission from the school management and agreeing to a criminal check. This decision, progressive at the time, has given rise to qualified and dedicated people in activities ranging from sports to band to prom to name a few. I have met many teachers throughout the years I have coached basketball who are extremely dedicated to their involvement in the basket-

ball programs in their schools. Some of them have dedicated many years of their lives to building these programs to be competitive in the province. At the triple “A” level there are numerous scholorships on the line. Teachers build bonds with their players that go far beyond the teacher student relationship. Also, many of these teachers have their own children involved on their teams. I am not a teacher but I do believe this choice of tactics by the teachers union to be a poor choice. The decision that is being forced on those teachers who commit themselves to after school activities is putting them in an impossible position. They will have to choose if they want to politicize their volunteerism to some end that is difficult to foresee at great loss to them personally. In closing, I would suggest that all school districts remove the requirement for staff sponsorship in extracurricular activities and open the door for more community involvement. Something to think about. Billy Potash, Cawston

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE

Wishing you another award winning year! From: Tammy 1, Tammy 2, Sandi, Ken, Lisa, Wendy, Michaela & Debbie

No support for Harper government until attention focusses on environment To the Editor: An open letter to Irving Gerstein, Chair, Conservative Fund Canada Mr. Gerstein: Your “express-gram” arrived at the same time as photo op pictures and interviews of Stephen Harper’s interviews in Columbia. Mr Harper intimated to those people assembled there that their financial investments would be considered before the Canadian people and our insistence to have safe environmental practices and procedures.Mr. Harper also snidely suggested that our environmental groups and organizations should be ignored! The nerve of the elected representative of the Canadian taxpaying public, stating publicly that the opinions of the Canadian peoples should be ignored. I am disgusted. This is almost a treason like action against Canadian people and their opinions. Obviously, it must be pay back time. In my opinion, Mr. Harper’s big money backers in the oil, gas and mining conglomerates are pushing Mr. Harper to grease the skids, politically speaking, and allow corporate indiscretion to legally ignore our environmental laws and concerns. Too many politicians become mesmerized by “schmoozing” with financially wealthy cor-

porate representatives who promise wonderful benefits and financial gains. Very likely there is no dignity or respect given the people who must support these greedy corporate delegates. Respect is a two-way street. We cannot tolerate financial offers from corporate consultants who do not respect their own country and its peoples. They will find it very difficult to respect our country and environmental concerns, in their rush to make big money at the Canadian people’s expense. It goes without saying, we must develop our own resources in order to pay our bills and serve our people’s needs. It must and can be; by using and promoting safe environmental practices and procedures. Apparently, Mr. Harper does not endorse this. Therefore, I will not support Stephen Harper and the Conservative party at this time. Without care of the environment we will have a poisoned, unproductive country that cannot feed its people and animals. We will become another third world country. Please, think this through. Good, fair, environmental legislation, that can be legally promoted and protected, is needed immediately. Sincerely, Flo Winfrey, Olalla

Safety improvements to corner of 7th and 7th in Keremeos are inconsequential To the Editor: Whose idea was it to put a stop sign on the corner of Seventh Street and Seventh Avenue for people coming down the hill and turning

westbound. Some people stop, some don’t. some slow continued on page 21

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news

Canada Post launches free online targeting tool for direct marketing Helps small & medium-sized businesses better target their marketing efforts Contributed Small and medium-sized businesses across Canada can now find and better target prospective customers with an easy-to-use online tool offered by Canada Post. Precision Targeter allows businesses to zero in on their target customers at the neighbourhood level based on demographic information such as household income, education, age and marital status. The free tool (canadapost.ca/precisiontargeter) combines Canada Post’s complete address database with Canadian census data to provide detailed information so direct marketing becomes more targeted. Users can plan, price and place their Unaddressed Admail orders in minutes, 24 hours a day.

“This unique tool provides small and medium-sized businesses more marketing insight than ever before,” says Laurene Cihosky, Senior Vice-President, Data and Integrated Marketing Solutions at Canada Post. “Canada Post is the only company that has access to every single mailbox in the country. By combining this network with demographic information, we’ve created a powerful tool that any business owner will want to add to their marketing toolkit.” Using Precision Targeter, customers can: Target their mailings by identifying prospective customers based on location or proximity to a specific address, and demographic filters; Refine their campaigns by selecting specific letter carrier routes, or by deselecting some of the routes identified by the tool; Review at a glance their estimated mailing costs at every step and adjust the number of mail pieces to suit their budget;

Download their customized targeting analysis directly or send it to a third-party mail service provider; Place orders for Unaddressed Admail mailings using easy-to-follow instructions and video tutorials; Pay for their Unaddressed Admail order using an approved Canada Post method of payment including credit card or Canada Post account; Save their customized targeting analysis on a secure Canada Post site to reuse or modify it for future campaigns. “Promotion via Canada Post’s Unaddressed Admail service remains one of the most effective and affordable ways for any business to reach their target customers,” adds Ms. Cihosky. In fact, a study on mail advertising conducted last October by Millward Brown revealed that physical media left a greater “footprint” in the brain. Canada Post delivers to every single mailbox in Canada, including postal boxes and those located in apartment and office buildings.

WƵďůŝĐŶŽƟĐĞ͗ƌŝƟƐŚŽůƵŵďŝĂhƟůŝƟĞƐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ FORTISBC ENERGY UTILITIES INTEND TO AMALGAMATE NATURAL GAS SERVICE IN B.C. AND IMPLEMENT COMMON RATES On April 11, 2012, the FortisBC Energy Utilities applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission to amalgamate their natural gas utilities across the province and to implement common rates and services across their service areas starting January 1, 2014. Currently, FortisBC Energy Utilities is made up of three separate natural gas companies, operating in six service areas. The companies have their own services, service agreements (tariffs) and rates. If approved, the application would combine the three companies into one, under a single tariff, with common rates for the various regions. This Application has different implications for customers in each service area. If approved, customers in the Vancouver Island and Whistler service areas will see rate decreases, while customers in the Lower Mainland, Columbia, Inland, and Fort Nelson service areas will see an overall rate increase. PUBLIC REVIEW PROCESS The Commission is initiating a review of FortisBC Energy Utilities’ Application. To view the timetable for this hearing and the Application go to www.bcuc.com select “Current Applications” under “Quick Links” and scroll to “FEU Common Rates, Amalgamation and Rate Design.” HOW TO GET INVOLVED If you wish to participate actively in the review process, you may register as an Intervener or an Interested Party with the Commission Secretary in writing, using the contact information at the end of this notice. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the general public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website. If you wish to attend the Public Workshop or the Procedural Conference please register with the Commission Secretary using the contact information at the end of this Notice. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER For more information please contact Ms. Alanna Gillis, Acting Commission Secretary at Commission.Secretary@bcuc.com or using the Commission contact information.

WORKSHOP FortisBC Energy will explain the Application and answer questions. Date

Time

Location

Monday, April 30, 2012

9:00 am

Commission Hearing Room 12th Floor, 1125 Howe Street Vancouver, BC

PROCEDURAL CONFERENCE The Commission will consider the regulatory process to review the Application. Date

Time

Location

Friday, June 15, 2012

9:00 am

Commission Hearing Room 12th Floor, 1125 Howe Street Vancouver, BC

VIEW THE APPLICATION The Application and all supporting documentation are available on the Commission’s website on the Current Applications page (www.bcuc.com) and on the FortisBC website (www.fortisbc.com). If you would like to review the material in hard copy, it is available at the locations below: FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Head Office 16705 Fraser Highway Surrey, BC V4N 0E8

FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Kelowna Office 1975 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V7

FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Victoria Office 320 Garbally Road Victoria, BC V8T 2K1

FortisBC Energy Utilities Inc. Fort Nelson Office 3901 Nahanni Drive Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0

British Columbia Utilities Commission Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N3 Fax: 604-660-1102


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sports / news

Kobau Koyotes have six home games before they host the District 9 U14 girls fastball playdowns on June 15,16 and 17. All games start at 6:30 p.m. at Kobau Park. April 24, Naramata, May 3, Penticton May 29, Penticton May 31, Summerland June 5, Naramata June 7, Summerland

HOME PLAN OF THE WEEK

Photo by Steve Arstad

Ernie Marven of the Silver Bullets tosses a pitch during one of last Friday’s baseball games at the Kobau Park ballfields.

Keremeos to celebrate local medal bearers Contributed Come Join us May 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Tour by welcoming the cross Canada relay participants. Joe Reichart, Lillian Allison Saunders, Walter Despot and Francis Peck are only a few of the local medal bearers already chosen to represent our community. On May 9, the relay will begin in Cawston and stop for lunch at Memorial Park before continuing onto Hedley. Join us along the route to cheer on the participants. Check out next weeks Review newspaper for the relay route and more names of the local medal bearers participating in the relay. Any donations can be made out to the Rick Hansen Foundation and presented at the event. In hearing about the relay, Similkameen Senior Secondary student Katie Frasch authored her thoughts on perseverance and what it means to her. Perseverance By Katie Frasch A determination in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. It’s a great word to describe Rick Hansen. One of Canada’s most monumental people. Rick Hansen was only fifteen when he became a paraplegic. In 1985 he decided to wheelchair around the world while raising funds for spinal cord research on his Man in Motion World Tour. He also won national wheelchair and basketball championships. As well he competed in the 1980 and 1984 paralympics for various wheelchair racing events. His physical difficulties didn’t stop him from doing what some would have said as the impossible. He persevered like no other person. This year the Rick Hansen Foundation is doing a 25th anniversary Relay Event of the Man in Motion tour. The relay will be stopping in Keremeos on May 9. Rick Hansen became a wonderful role model for everybody, especially those in wheelchairs. He truly has showed the meaning of perseverance to the world.

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Many other role models have also persevered through various difficulties. For example, Bethany Hamilton and Terry Fox. But what about role models that haven’t had to endure losing limbs, becoming paraplegic or other disabilities? Have they endured and persevered as well? Yes, they have. People who haven’t had to live through physical difficulties have had to persevere as well. It just doesn’t show on the outside. We all persevere and endure, in different ways. I personally think that people who haven’t had to physically persevere through challenges have the job of looking after, standing up for and caring for those who have. Everyone perseveres, whether they are physically handicapped or not. We all have difficulties and setbacks that we have to get through in our lives; that’s a fact of life. Perseverance isn’t always shown on the outside, but always on the inside. Some have to persevere a little more than others, (but )we all do. So why does it seem that so many role models have had to physically persevere? That’s because we look up to these role models as inspirational people because of what they’ve had to persevere and what they’ve achieved despite their difficulties. Everyone who achieves and succeeds has had to persevere. Perseverance comes with success. The more you persevere the better and stronger of a person you become. And that always makes a great role model.

Clarification An op-ed article that was published on page 6 of the April 5, 2012 edition of the Review entitled “Paper bills and invoices should be normal part of business practise” told the story of a business practise conducted by a dentist of the author’s. It should be noted that the dentist in the story is practising in the Okanagan, and does not practise in Keremeos or the Similkameen.

THIS DESIGN INCLUDES AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT

MAIN FLOOR PLAN 1479 SQ. FT. (137.4 M2)

WIDTH - 42'- 0" (12.8M) DEPTH - 58'- 0" (17.7M)

PLAN NO. H 1-2-576

TOTAL 1479 SQ. FT. (137.4 M2 )

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26-Week Feature, May – October 25 This feature will run in the Keremeos/OK Falls Review. The circulation is 1100. This is a great opportunity for anyone that wants to expand his or her business horizons.

To advertise your business in this special section contact: Sandi at 250.499.2653

What’s Happening at the Legion? Thursday

April 2012

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2 pm GUCCI CARDS

Friday

27 4:30 pm Bunny 28 Races Karaoke

Saturday 3 pm, Meat Draw Proceeds to COP Supper & Entertainment

Sunday

29 Jammers Welcome!

Monday

30

STRAIGHT ENTRY

4 pm Mini Meat Draw 6:30 pm Gucci Cards

Tuesday

01 May 2012

2:30 pm Free Bingo

Wednesday

02 4 pm Darts

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Support your Legion! Support your Community!


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April 19 - April 25  BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE  PARKS AND RECREATION  FRIENDS  'TIL DEATH  GOLF Zurich Classic of New Orleans PGA  INCOME PROPERTY  ROSEANNE  STORAGE WARS TEXAS  CANUCKS TV 10:00 PM  SCANDAL  AWAKE  GAME TRAILERS TV  NEWS HOUR FINAL  CBC NEWS VANCOUVER Stanley Cup Playoffs (if necessary, time tentative)  INDEPENDENT LENS  THE MENTALIST  SPORTSCENTRE  ACCORDING TO JIM  KTLA 5 NEWS AT 10  'TIL DEATH  ALBERTA PRIMETIME  THE SIMPSONS  HOUSE OF BRYAN  REAL DEAL  DANCE MOMS  GOLDEN GIRLS  BEING HUMAN  STORAGE HUNTERS  SPORTSNET CONNECTED  FOX 28 NEWS FIRST  THE FIRST 48  HOARDING: BURIED ALIVE 10:30 PM  ENTOURAGE  10:40 YOUR MOTHER SHOULD KNOW  THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE  IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA  NEWSRADIO  LEAVE IT TO BRYAN  REAL DEAL  GOLDEN GIRLS  STORAGE HUNTERS  10:35 30 ROCK FRIDAY, APR 27 12 7:00 PM  ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT  INSIDE EDITION  MOVIE The Fugitive  JEOPARDY!  HARRY'S LAW  CBC NEWS: VANCOUVER  WASHINGTON WEEK  ETALK  MARINE MACHINES  SPORTSCENTRE  PIX NEWS AT TEN  TWO AND A HALF MEN  WGN NEWS AT NINE  DATELINE NBC  GOOD VIBES  PRICE THIS PLACE  HITLER'S STEALTH FIGHTER  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY  3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN  STORAGE HUNTERS  SPORTSNET CONNECTED  MAYDAY  THE BIG BANG THEORY  STORAGE WARS  MY BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING 7:30 PM  THE INSIDER  ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA  ACCESS HOLLYWOOD  WHEEL OF FORTUNE  JUST FOR LAUGHS: GAGS  NEED TO KNOW  THE BIG BANG THEORY  TWO AND A HALF MEN  SEINFELD  GOOD VIBES  PRICE THIS PLACE  3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN  STORAGE HUNTERS  TWO AND A HALF MEN  STORAGE WARS 8:00 PM  SHARK TANK  THE FINDER  UNDERCOVER BOSS  WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?  THE RON JAMES SHOW  DOC MARTIN  DOC MARTIN  SEINFELD  NIKITA  30 ROCK  FAMILY GUY  COCKTALES  HOUSE HUNTERS  BATTLE CASTLE  BETHENNY EVER AFTER  'TIL DEBT DO US PART  STAR TREK: VOYAGER  STORAGE WARS  THE ROOKIES  DAILY PLANET  STORAGE WARS  SAY YES TO THE DRESS:

BRIDESMAIDS 8:30 PM  MARKETPLACE  OFF THE RECORD  SEINFELD  SCRUBS  FAMILY GUY  COCKTALES  GOLF CENTRAL  HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL  ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA  STORAGE WARS  UFC CENTRAL  STORAGE WARS  SAY YES TO THE DRESS: BRIDESMAIDS 9:00 PM  PRIMETIME: WHAT WOULD YOU DO?  HARRY'S LAW  CSI: NY  GRIMM  LOST GIRL  THE FIFTH ESTATE  ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY  AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT  ESPN FILMS  FRIENDS  SUPERNATURAL  SCRUBS  SEINFELD  TO BE ANNOUNCED  TOSH.O  GREY GOOSE 19TH HOLE  SELLING LA  MUSEUM SECRETS  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER  ROSEANNE  STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION  CONSPIRACY THEORY WITH JESSE VENTURA  THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER  CURIOUS AND UNUSUAL DEATHS  FRINGE  STORAGE WARS  MY BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING 9:30 PM  9:55 AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT  FRIENDS  'TIL DEATH  THE OFFICE  SOUTH PARK  GOLF Zurich Classic of New Orleans PGA  SELLING LA  ROSEANNE  CURIOUS AND UNUSUAL DEATHS  STORAGE WARS 10:00 PM  20/20  LOST GIRL  BLUE BLOODS  MOVIE Deliverance  DATELINE NBC  NEWS HOUR FINAL  CBC NEWS: THE NATIONAL  BENJAMIN LATROBE: AMERICA'S FIRST ARCHITECT  SPORTSCENTRE  ACCORDING TO JIM  KTLA 5 NEWS AT 10  'TIL DEATH  MEET THE BROWNS  ALBERTA PRIMETIME  THE SIMPSONS  PRICE THIS PLACE  DAMBUSTERS FLY AGAIN  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY  GOLDEN GIRLS  MOVIE Alien Tornado  STORAGE HUNTERS  SPORTSNET CONNECTED  FROZEN PLANET  FOX 28 NEWS FIRST  STORAGE WARS  SAY YES TO THE DRESS: BRIDESMAIDS 10:30 PM  10:55 CBC NEWS: LATE NIGHT  THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE  KTLA SPORTS FINAL  IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA  HOUSE OF PAYNE  UGLY AMERICANS  PRICE THIS PLACE  GOLDEN GIRLS  STORAGE HUNTERS  10:35 30 ROCK  STORAGE WARS  SAY YES TO THE DRESS: BRIDESMAIDS SATURDAY, APR 28 12 7:00 PM  ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT WEEKEND  16:9 THE BIGGER PICTURE

 GREY'S ANATOMY  JESSE JAMES IS A DEAD MAN  CRIMINAL MINDS  THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE  HOCKEY Stanley Cup Playoffs Teams TBA NHL  W5  INVASION OF KILLER TOADS  TWO AND A HALF MEN  WGN NEWS AT NINE  THE OFFICE  CALL OUT: SEARCH AND RESCUE  7:15 HOT BOX  HOUSE OF BRYAN  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER  BUBBLE WRAP KIDS  PYTHON HUNTERS  POKER European Tour  AMERICAN CHOPPER: SENIOR VS. JUNIOR  LAST CHANCE DRIVING SCHOOL  MY MOTHER DIANA 7:30 PM  TWO AND A HALF MEN  THE OFFICE  CALL OUT: SEARCH AND RESCUE  CORNER GAS  LEAVE IT TO BRYAN  LAST CHANCE DRIVING SCHOOL 8:00 PM  MOVIE The Blind Side  THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE  NCIS  MOVIE Doom  ESCAPE ROUTES  FLASHPOINT  HEARTBEAT  SPORTSCENTRE  IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA  FAMILY GUY  30 ROCK  MOVIE Fantastic Four  STRUGGLE FOR DEMOCRACY  KIDS IN THE HALL  PROPERTY VIRGINS  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER  CAKE WALK  MOVIE Shoot ‘Em Up  MANTRACKER  SOCCER Teams TBA EPL  BERING SEA GOLD  THE BIG BANG THEORY  LAST CHANCE DRIVING SCHOOL  THE ROYAL WEDDING: THE ENCORE AND MORE 8:30 PM  IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA  FAMILY GUY  SCRUBS  COMEDY INC.  GOLF CENTRAL  PROPERTY VIRGINS  TWO AND A HALF MEN  LAST CHANCE DRIVING SCHOOL 9:00 PM  THE MENTALIST  THE FIRM  GREAT PERFORMANCES  PRIME SUSPECT  POKER 2011 World Series  FUTURAMA  SCRUBS  STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE  THE SIMPSONS  GOLF Mobile Bay Classic LPGA  BUY HERSELF  PAWN STARS  BETHENNY EVER AFTER  WIPEOUT  THE DUDESONS  DEADLIEST CATCH  THE BIG BANG THEORY  STORAGE WARS 9:30 PM  FUTURAMA  THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE  THE SIMPSONS  FOR RENT  PAWN STARS  THE DUDESONS  TWO AND A HALF MEN  STORAGE WARS 10:00 PM  THE FIRM  48 HOURS MYSTERY  MOVIE On Deadly Ground  LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT  NEWS FINAL  TO BE ANNOUNCED  THE LISTENER  SPORTSCENTRE  LIVE FROM DARYL'S HOUSE  KTLA 5 NEWS AT 10  THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE  MOVIE Blade: Trinity

 TRUTH, DUTY, VALOUR!  CHAPPELLE'S SHOW  HOLMES INSPECTION  AMERICAN PICKERS  THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF VANCOUVER  WIPEOUT  MOVIE Doomsday  THE DUDESONS  SPORTSNET CONNECTED  WORLD'S TOUGHEST TRUCKER  FOX 28 NEWS FIRST  FLIPPED OFF  WILLIAM AND KATE: ONE YEAR LATER 10:30 PM  10:35 SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE  CBC NEWS: VANCOUVER SATURDAY  THE WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE  10:50 ANCIENT CLUES  LIVE FROM DARYL'S HOUSE  KTLA SPORTS FINAL  IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA  CHAPPELLE'S SHOW  THE DUDESONS  WASHINGTON'S MOST WANTED SUNDAY, APR 29 12 7:00 PM  AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS  FAMILY GUY  60 MINUTES  JESSE JAMES IS A DEAD MAN  DATELINE NBC  NYC 22  MOVIE Wind in the Willows  FINDING YOUR ROOTS  ONCE UPON A TIME  HYENA QUEEN  SPORTSCENTRE  PIX NEWS AT TEN  FRIENDS  WGN NEWS AT NINE  MOVIE Rebound  CSI: MIAMI  CORNER GAS  MASSIVE MOVES  CAJUN PAWN STARS  MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK  FOUR WEDDINGS CANADA  SUPERNATURAL  PYTHON HUNTERS  CANUCKS TV  UNCHAINED REACTION  THE SIMPSONS  BREAKOUT KINGS  MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY WEDDING 7:30 PM  THE CLEVELAND SHOW  FRIENDS  7:40 INSTANT REPLAY  CORNER GAS  MASSIVE MOVES  CAJUN PAWN STARS  THE ROOKIES 8:00 PM  ONCE UPON A TIME  THE SIMPSONS  THE AMAZING RACE  1000 WAYS TO DIE  HARRY'S LAW  MASTERPIECE CLASSIC  MONARCH OF THE GLEN  TWO AND A HALF MEN  KTLA 5 SUNDAY EDITION  THE UNIT  MOVIE Into the Blue  KIDS IN THE HALL  HOLMES INSPECTION  CANADIAN PICKERS  PROPERTY VIRGINS  INTERVENTION CANADA  MOVIE The Crazies  MANTRACKER  THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER  TO BE ANNOUNCED  BREAKOUT KINGS  LONG ISLAND MEDIUM 8:30 PM  BOB'S BURGERS  MOVIE Lethal Weapon 4  MOTORING  TWO AND A HALF MEN  COMEDY INC.  GOLF CENTRAL  PROPERTY VIRGINS  LONG ISLAND MEDIUM 9:00 PM  DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES  THE GOOD WIFE  THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE  FAMILY GUY  TO BE ANNOUNCED  DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES  ELIZABETH I  E:60  FAMILY GUY  MONK  MOVIE The Ringer  TOSH.O

 GOLF Mobile Bay Classic LPGA  DECKED OUT  PAWN STARS  PRINCESS  FRASIER  THE DUDESONS  OIL CHANGE  FAMILY GUY  STORAGE WARS  MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY WEDDING 9:30 PM  THE CLEVELAND SHOW  NORTHWEST PROFILES  E:60  FAMILY GUY  TOSH.O  DECKED OUT  PAWN STARS  PRINCESS  FRASIER  THE DUDESONS  THE CLEVELAND SHOW  STORAGE WARS 10:00 PM  GCB  NYC 22  NEWS FINAL  CBC NEWS: THE NATIONAL  MI-5  SPORTSCENTRE  MOVIE Best in Show  KTLA 5 NEWS AT 10  MONK  TRUTH, DUTY, VALOUR!  TOSH.O  MASSIVE MOVES  AMERICAN PICKERS  MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK  FRASIER  10:15 MOVIE The Hitcher  THE DUDESONS  SPORTSNET CONNECTED  UNCHAINED REACTION  FOX 28 NEWS FIRST  BREAKOUT KINGS  MY BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING 10:30 PM  10:35 THE WEST BLOCK  TOSH.O  MASSIVE MOVES  FRASIER  THE DUDESONS  TMZ MONDAY, APR 30 12 7:00 PM  ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT  INSIDE EDITION  JEOPARDY!  HAWAII FIVE-0 (continued on ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’)  CBC NEWS: VANCOUVER  WAITING FOR GOD  ETALK  CALL OUT: SEARCH AND RESCUE  SPORTSCENTRE  PIX NEWS AT TEN  TWO AND A HALF MEN  WGN NEWS AT NINE  SEINFELD  SMASH  SCARE TACTICS  FEHERTY  BUY HERSELF  CAJUN PAWN STARS  BETHENNY EVER AFTER  3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN  EUREKA  STORAGE HUNTERS  BASEBALL Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB  BERING SEA GOLD  THE BIG BANG THEORY  THE FIRST 48  MAMA'S BOYS OF THE BRONX 7:30 PM  THE INSIDER  ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT CANADA  ACCESS HOLLYWOOD  WHEEL OF FORTUNE  JUST FOR LAUGHS: GAGS  RICK STEVES' EUROPE  THE BIG BANG THEORY  OUR PART OF THE WORLD: A TOUR OF UNESCO SITES IN CANADA  TWO AND A HALF MEN  SEINFELD  TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL  PROPERTY VIRGINS  CAJUN PAWN STARS  3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN  STORAGE HUNTERS  TWO AND A HALF MEN  MAMA'S BOYS OF THE BRONX 8:00 PM  DANCING WITH THE STARS  BONES  HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER


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MP Albas meets with RDOS committee Opportunity for regional district directors to discuss federal issues with MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla By Steve Arstad news@keremeosreview.com It felt a lot like homecoming week in the regional district boardroom when Dan Albas, MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla, addressed the regional district corporate services committee on April 19. The former regional district board member received a warm welcome from the committee, many of whom served with Albas on the board prior to his successful bid for the MP’s office last year. Albas began by providing the board with the government’s reasoning behind plans to raise the elegibility age for Old Age Pensions from 65 to 67. He cited the declining ratios between workers and retired citizens (down from a seven to one ratio in 1970 to four to one today) and projected costs for OAS to rise from 36 1/2 billion to 108 billion as the main justifications for the change. “Other nations have already experienced a similar shift,” he said of the changing demographics. Albas said the changes would not affect anyone born before 1958, with plans for a slow transition to take place between 2023 and 2029. “This may be a bit disconcerting, but I agree with what you’ve said,” Area “C” Director Allan Patton said. “But we are imposing this on the generation after the baby boomers. This should affect me - it’s a problem our generation is creating - we should move into this right away.” Area “D” Director Tom Siddon stated, “We are all concerned about the future. If we get the economy right, this may or may not be a problem 10 years down the road. Do you like your job?” Siddon then asked Albas how he was handling the rigours of the job after approximately one year, adding that Albas was winning new friends and more influence in Ottawa. Siddon also wanted to discuss the recent changes to the Fisheries Act that would see the federal government leave environmental approvals for local watershed protection to the province, except for very large projects. Siddon told Albas that the present federal government was offloading protections to the province, and dismantling habitat protection in fisheries, which would result in “significant environmental risk.” Area “F” Director Michael Brydon said that the OAP issue was a “complicated problem.” “By extending the retirement age, we are increasing the labour force,” he noted, “That’s okay if there is a demand for it - how much of the GDP (gross domestic product) is supporting each pensioner? Wealth comes from productivity - we need a more ‘nuanced’ approach.” The directors were almost completely silent on the issue of MP pensions. Keremeos Director Manfred Bauer was the only one to address the issue. “One of the issues surrounding the changes to the OAS involves selling by leadership,” he said, noting MP’s present pension plan. Bauer said that, coming from Europe, he was familiar with the retirement age fluctuating. Bauer also spoke about the federal employment services program, noting that the downloading of program services to provincial budgets has resulted in downgraded budgets and lost services. “The finances come from employees and employers,” he told Albas, “and the money should come back to those programs.” RDOS Board Chair Dan Ashton asked Albas about Bill C-311, which regarded the importation of wine across provincial boundaries. Albas replied that he had been working to get a Prohibition era law that prohibited citizens from crossing provincial boundaries with wine repealed, allowing a personal exemption for individuals to transport wine or have wine shipped to them across provincial boundaries. Albas added that he was hopeful the bill would get third reading by the end of May, before being passed to the Senate. He noted that the bill had received considerable support from all parties.

Mortgage choices – what’s best for you With a current range of approximately 2.5 percent to 4+ percent*, mortgage rates for residential real estate are still at or near historic lows across Canada. “Hmm” you think, “maybe it’s time to purchase my first home or trade up to a larger home”. Those can be big steps with long term financial implications, and you could end up paying a lot more for that new home than you bargained for by making a less than optimal mortgage choice. So, let’s get you going in the right, and most cost effective, direction with this basic mortgage info: What’s best -- a fixed rate or a variable mortgage? There is no single right answer to this question. The question you have to answer is, “Which option is most suited to my needs?” • Fixed rate mortgages offer the security of a locked-in interest rate for the term you choose, typically five years. They provide peace of mind and predictable budget management because you know exactly what your mortgage payment will be for the length of the term. Approximately 66 percent of Canadians have chosen fixed rate mortgages.** • Variable rate mortgages are usually available at a lower interest rate than fixed rate mortgages, at least initially, but the interest rate is linked to the Bank of Canada’s Prime Rate and fluctuates with it. That could mean decreases or increases in the rate you pay over the term you select and a corresponding impact on both total interest costs and the amount of your mortgage payment.

MANAGING Your Money imum and putting your family’s finances at risk if your circumstances change or there is a significant interest rate increase at renewal time. Don’t over-mortgage your future. Talk to your professional planner about the best choice for you based on your personal financial objectives and your overall financial plan. *ratehub.ca, February 15, 2012 ** Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) Fall 2010 Consumer Report – as reported on ratehub.ca

This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), and Investors Group Securities Inc. (in Québec, a firm in Financial Planning) presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

Among other considerations, your choice should depend on your tolerance for risk and a survey of options beyond conventional mortgages including: • Blended rate mortgages which offer a combination of both fixed and variable rate financing, a split rate structure that combines the benefits and risks of each type of mortgage. • Mortgage pre-approval is often encouraged by real estate agents because having your mortgage financing firmly in place indicates to prospective sellers that you are a serious buyer. Be aware that the mortgage lender will probably pre-approve you for the largest possible mortgage amount and when you’re shopping for a home, you may get caught in the trap of stretching your finances to the max-

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Regional district directors confirm appointments By Steve Arstad The Review The regional district board appointed two new members to the Electoral Area “D-2” Official Community Plan Citizen’s Committee, at the same time removing three members. Janice Johnson and David Atkinson were added to the committee while Navid Chaudry, Ken Martin and Tom Styffe were removed.

The board also appointed the following members to the Electoral Area “B” Advisory Planning Commission until November 30, 2014: Clarence Schneider Lynn Sellmer Tammy Vesper Brian Mennell Gerry Sanderson Walter Makepeace Fred Danenhower Anna-Marie Klippenstein

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MASTERCARD Keremeos volunteer firefighters received awards acknowledging their many years of dedicated service. From left to right: Bill Sparkes (Federal medal and certificate for 20 years service), Tim Cottrill (Long Service Award for 10 years service), Ed Minshull (Provincial medal and certificate for 25 years service), Terry Sawiuk (Federal medal and certificate for 20 years service combined Keremeos and Hedley fire departments).

Mineral explorers welcome federal commitment to streamline review process Contributed The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) today welcomed Natural Resources Canada Minister Joe Oliver’s announcement of its plan for Responsible Resource Development. “Today’s announcement is a welcome signal from the federal government that it is committed to move toward a one-project, one-review process that should create more certainty for companies, investors, stakeholders and Aboriginal communities,” said Gavin C. Dirom, President & CEO of AME BC.

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Community Futures completes 2012 grant cycle Community Foundation of the South Okanagan announces one million dollars in total granting to charities throughout the region Contributed The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan is very excited to announce that it has surpassed a major milestone in its history. As of the 2012 granting cycle the Foundation has now granted $1,046,000 to charities throughout the regional district. Announced last week at the Community Foundation’s annual volunteer appreciation breakfast, this accomplishment speaks to the vision and leadership of the founding directors and the early donors who saw the potential of building an endowment fund for our region.

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Alien life - Where would we look?

Here on Earth we find living creatures almost everywhere. We find them in the deserts, at the poles, in near-boiling hot springs, in far hotter than boiling black smokers on the sea bottom, and in cavities in the rock, kilometres underground. Knowing this, the idea of life somewhere on Mars does not sound far-fetched. However, such life could be very exotic and hard to get to. The Big Question is then “How do we look for it?” It probably won’t be a case of having a Martian

walk up to the camera on one of the Mars Rovers and wave to us, or to walk up to a visiting astronaut and ask to be taken to our Leader. Life on Earth is driven by chemistry, and many of the chemicals involved are highly-reactive and are unlikely to form in nature, or if they do, occur at very low concentrations. It is inevitable that chemicals processed by living things find their way into the land, ocean and atmosphere. Some remain for long periods; others promptly react with something and are removed. So the presence of these chemicals on a planet is evidence of life. Some chemicals end up sequestered in the rocks and are evidence of life in the past. Others are so highly re-

active and must be continually topped up, and are evidence of living creatures being present now. Calcium carbonate is a chemical formed in oceans and its presence on Mars indicates a lot of water was present in the past. However, many marine creatures extract it from their environment to make shells and other body structures. When they die their remains fall to the bottom, producing huge deposits of concentrated calcium carbonate. Their presence raises a strong flag for life. On Earth, calcium carbonate exists in rocks such as chalk, as in the “White Cliffs of Dover”, and limestone. chalk is composed of countless small shells, and limestone is made up of coral fragments and remains of small sea creatures. Amber is fossilized resin and an

indicator of past life. Oxygen is produced by plants. It is so reactive that if not continuously replaced it would rapidly combine with something to form a more inert substance. Mars’oxygen is now largely locked up in the red minerals covering its surface, which are rich in iron oxide. Another substance that raises questions if present in a planet’s atmosphere is methane, which is produced by living creatures during life and when they decay after death. The possibility of life deep underground is intriguing. The question is, where do we look? We won’t be mining on Mars for some time yet. However, it turns out that large craters may be good places. We are familiar with asteroid impacts as wipers-out of life. However, by pulverizing the rocks to great depths, they

allow water and nutrients to penetrate deep down, to the benefit of life forms in the rock. It might also bring either the living creatures or their by-products closer to the surface, where we can more easily search for them. Jupiter is low in the sunset glow; Venus is higher up and brilliant, and will be nicely close to the Moon on the 24th. Mars is high in the south, close to the brightish star Regulus, in Leo; Saturn rises about 8 p.m., quite close to Spica, the brightest star in Virgo. The Moon will reach first quarter on the 29th. Ken Tapping is an astronomer with the National Research Council’s Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, and is based at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Penticton, BC.

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The Review, Thursday, April 26, 2012 — Page 19

Funding announcement, Pow Wow highlights school district 53 news Submitted by Marieze Tarr Chair, School District 53 SD53 is very excited about the new funding announcement by the Ministry of Education. MLA John Slater announced this morning at SOSS (April 20) that we will be receiving 19.5 million dollar to complete construction of Southern Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver. At this morning’s announcement drawings of the new school were unveiled, the building will also include a new theatre and Neighbourhoods of Learning facility. Tenders for the project have been posted and the tentative timelines for completion of the School is late 2013 and for the Neighbourhoods of Learning and the auditorium is 2014. Our fifth annual Pow Wow, held at Osoyoos Secondary School, was very successful with 400 elementary students attending in the morning and 200 secondary students attending in the afternoon. It was a celebra-

tion of language and culture by the Okanagan Nation attended by many dignitaries and also by the local chief, Chief Louie. In April the district hosted its first learning forum of the year. The forum focused on Aboriginal Education with presentations from Deidre Simpson (teacher TEN), Marcus Toneatto (principal SESS) and Amanda Montgomery. Deidre brought some of her students to talk about the new grade four Okanagan peoples unit that she developed with Helen Gallager (District Aboriginal Contact Teacher). This unit will now be implemented in all grade four classes in our district. Marcus and Amanda presented the New R’Native Voice course, available to students in Similkameen and Oliver, to the board. Two of our students Tony Abellan (TEN) and Shannon Terbasket (SESS) spoke about being elected to the Aboriginal Education Advisory Council and their role on it. Notice of motion for the following policies were

given at the last regular board meeting: Policy F-1 (International/Exchange/International Students), Policy F-9 (Special Education), Policy F-12 (Child Protection), Policy C-6 (Purchasing), Policy C-7 (School Generated Funds). These policies are on the district’s website and we are awaiting input from all of our partner groups before they are approved. We also had our first budget advisory committee meeting on April 18. We have representatives from all of our partner groups (teachers, CUPE, principals, parents and aboriginal education workers) on the committee. Our next meeting will be on June 6.

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Kaleden VFD celebrate 40 years; 31st annual garage sale approaching By Steve Arstad Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department celebrates a milestone this year as the volunteer group celebrates 40 years of service to the community. The department had a modest beginning in 1966, when the first attempt to form a department was made. Ten men, using financial aid from the hall board, purchased a four cylinder Continental pump from Salmon Arm, along with two war time gas masks and two lengths of two and a half inch hard suction hose. Two hundred feet of inch and a half line was also purchased and stored with the pump at the community hall. Members transported themselves and their equipment in personal vehicles. Members wore whatever they had on to a scene, often damaging their pants or boots fighting a fire. The pump often broke down, and money for gas was hard to comeby. Without a steady supply of funding, the department

eventually asked the community for a five dollar fee from each home. The department was utilizing water from nearby lakes or pools, and a small number of hydrant standpipes that had been scattered through the community. It wasn’t long before it was discovered that a supply of water was necessary at each fire. Len Swales, who operated Kaleden Esso at the time, donated a ‘48 Reo truck to the department, to be paid for when funds could be raised. The department added a 300 gallon tank to the truck and installed the pump, leaving it parked in the community hall parking lot. A plebiscite was taken in 1969 in order to find funding for a war time crash truck the department wished to purchase from the Penticton Fire Department. Funding in the order of $22,000 was requested in order to buy the truck, build a firehall and buy equipment. The referendum failed its 60 per cent requirement by six per cent. With no money to continue, and no doubt

discouraged by the lack of resident support, the members resigned, leaving the community, which was entering a phase of increasing subdivision, without fire protection. Not long after the failed plebiscite, a “Save the Truck” committee was formed, Dick Gale chairing. Forty-six Kaleden residents paid $125 each to purchase and operate the ‘42 Chev pumper with the hope that another referendum could be held in the not too distant future. The fire department that came out of this organization was known as the “Skaha West Volunteer Fire Department, with Fred Keenan serving as the first fire chief, followed by David Ure.The fire truck was stored in Ure’s barn, and no regular practices were held, which was fortunate, because there were only a few calls. The fire department is also running its 31st annual garage sale, an event that has become tradition for the community and for residents throughout the region. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, May 12. Fortieth anniversary open house June 17, 1-3 p.m.

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letters letters / continued from page 7 down, some get tickets on holiday weekends, good way to make money fast. The big trucks still take the two lanes to turn, going west. Come holidays with lots of traffic, it will back up to the Hilltop. What changed except for the tickets given out when caught? I have seen big trucks fly through the intersection like before and realize the error when they get to the sewer plant. This usually happens at night, maybe they can’t see the signs because of the poor lighting. Nothing has changed except for the money grab. One hundred and seventy-eight dollars for not stopping, better watch it. Hey, maybe they need to pay for the improvements somehow? Since law enforcement can’t be there all the time, maybe you could install a camera to catch everyone not stopping. It could pay for the camera, too. Betty Hansen, Keremeos

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B.C. liberals gross negligence and the truth about smart meters To the Editor: As proponents of the smart meter program continue to recite BC Hydro’s deceptive mis-information and half truths, a little research is all that is needed to dispel their supposed “facts” as nonsense. In terms of electromagnetic fields and potential health issues related to constant exposure to smart meters 24/7. BC Liberals and BC Hydro are grossly negligent in saying the meters (and the smart grid) are safe. For decades, independent studies have shown unequivocally that EMFs damage DNA at levels well below the current standards, which are woefully inadequate in Canada Independent environmental and electromagnetic fields consultants have found that smart meters pulse far more often and the peak pulses are far greater in intensity than the “average

pulse” Hydro owns up to. As Curtis Bennett, a radio frequency engineer with over 30 years experience, warns, the electrosmog from a plague of wireless smart meter routers has been left out of engineering designs, regulations and discussion. One smart meter router is capable of talking to 4,000 smart meters and they did not even test the routers under full load. They left out the frequencies of people, they left out the routers – it’s illegal. Health Canada is supposed to use weight of evidence yethas dismissed peer-reviewed science. Christy Clark and Rich Coleman had better be paying attention because reckless endangerment is criminal, not civil. Stupidity and greed will not absolve them. Political arrogance and indifference is becoming an epidemic where

elected officials abuse their powers and openly betray their citizens. The smart meter deal was done behind the scenes, without public consultation and without review by the BC Utilities Commission. The public deserves to know the true cost of this undemocratic, dangerous program. This issue involves personal health, privacy, data security, overbilling, fire safety, job loss and waste of taxpayers money. Hacking expert, Dr. David Chalk, says “Unless we wake up and realize what we’re doing, there is 100 per cent certainty of total catastrophic failure of the entire power infrastructure within three years”. BC Liberals and BC Hydro have made a grave mistake and whether they know it yet or not, they soon will. Diana Gostling, North Vancouver

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Buy-Low Foods, grocery store in Osoyoos, is recruiting for a permanent F/T Journeyperson Meat Cutter and a F/T Journeyperson Meat Cutter for 5-6 months for the vacation season. The ideal candidates will possess excellent interpersonal skills, take a genuine interest in people and have a strong commitment to customer service; while demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills and delivering budgeted results consistent with store operating standards in merchandising excellence, quality and presentation. The successful candidates will have previous, relevant grocery experience and post secondary Meat Cutting training. Come join our friendly and outgoing team! We provide a flexible work environment. Please reply in confidence to: Human Resources: Fax (604) 882-5161 e-mail people@buy-low.com We look forward to hearing from you! We thank you in advance for taking the time to send a resume. We will respond to those whom we contact for an interview.

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OBITUARY ARMSTRONG JOAN LOUISE (n. Cornett):

Joan Armstrong passed away peacefully on April 22, 2012 in Keremeos, B.C. Joan is survived by her children John (Judy), Ann (Larry) and Heather (Murray) and grandchildren Athena, Dominique, Meghan, Marina and Logan. Joan was predeceased by her husband George in 2001 and her brother Owen in 2011. Joan was born in Vancouver B.C. on July 19, 1926 to Jack and Louise Cornett and big brother Owen. She married George Armstrong in 1950 and moved to Keremeos, in 1956, assisting George in running the family orchard. Joan, George and their family moved to Princeton in 1965 where George took up a teaching position. The Armstrongs raised their family in Princeton and in 2001 Joan and George returned to Keremeos where Joan lived until her passing at River Valley Lodge. Wherever Joan lived she became a valued member of the community, giving her time and energy to many community organizations and made many lasting friendships in both Princeton and Keremeos. Joan was a dedicated member of St. Paul’s/St. Cuthberts Church in Princeton and St. John the Divine Church in Keremeos. Joan’s sunny disposition and lovely smile endeared her to many, especially when she entered Orchard Haven in 2009 and River Valley Lodge shortly thereafter. Joan’s family would like to thank all the staff at those facilities for making Joan’s last few years safe and comfortable, their care and love in her Ànal days are sincerely appreciated. A service of remembrance of Joan’s life will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at St. John the Divine Anglican Church 607 5th Street at 11 am. In lieu of Áowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Orchard Haven Activities Fund.


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Aluminum checker plate truck storage box 25”x61”x20” high. Hinged locking lid. $200. Phone 250-499-2065 ext. 110 Arrow Canopy NEW grey, short box, $1,000. 250-4995549 Boat rack & winch for 2003 3500 Dodge long box 4x4. To load a 12-15 ft boat, upright on front of truck (for towing a 5th wheel). Upright gives you more storage room. Custom made for $1600 - for sale for half price - $800. Contact owner for pictures and more detail. 250-499-2065 ext. 110

Cars - Domestic 2006 Pontiac Pursuit G5, 56,000 kms, $5,500 obo. 250499-2884

Auto Financing Recreational/Sale BIG FOOT Sightings! New 2012 Big Foot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024 www.rosmanrv.com

Scrap Car Removal FREE scrap car removal, $50$100 paid for complete vehicles, free removal of old farm equipment & scrap metal. Mike 499-0200 or 486-4278. Scrap Batteries Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288 SCRAP CARS, removal cash for some. 250-499-1078

Misc for Rent Bachelor Suite, $550/month, includes utilities, above Riverbed Bistro. 499-9814 or 499-8818

Mobile Homes & Pads Clean renovated, 2 bdrm mobile, W/D & pad rent included, $525. 250-485-2960.

Legal

Homes for Rent

Legal Notices Similkameen Events Society AGM to be held May 3rd, 7:30 a.m. Office at Victory Hall 427 7th Ave., Keremeos, BC.

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Office/Retail Available now! Office or retail space at 613 7th Avenue, 430 sqft, $460/month + utilities. 250-493-6787.

Suites, Lower KEREMEOS - Avail. Apr. 1, Cozy 1 bdrm suite, quiet area, rear of 613 7th Ave., $495/month + utilities. 250-493-6787.

Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts 2011 Dodge 2500 Tailgate (white) - like new - $500. Phone 250-499-2065 ext. 110

NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Robert Clarence Albright, deceased Aug. 29, 2011, late of #189 1147 Main St. Penticton B.C., that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the executors at; Deb Stevenson Mary Anne Mclaughlin 220 Garner Rd. SaltSpring Island, B.C. V8K 2B1 on or before May 30, 2012, after which date the executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executors then have notice.

HANDYMAN4HIRE honest, prompt service. 250-499-9897 wwwjob4james.com

PHIL’’S Custom Wood Work. Kitchens, vanities and counter tops. For estimates call (250)499-2806 or (250)485-7001.

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Handypersons

Kitchen Cabinets

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

Small Ads work!

Rentals

1 Bachelor, $500. 1 Large Bachelor $550. References Required. Call 250-499-2611 4 bdrm home, 2 bath, 2 kitchen, Barcelo Road in Cawston. No cat or dog. 250-499-6555 anytime. CAWSTON - 4 bdrm, 2 bath house, deck, no smoking, References required, $1100/month plus utilities, Avail. Immed., 250-499-2050. KEREMEOS - 3 bdrm apartment above old Branding Iron. $700 + util. or business & apartment negotiable. Ref. req. Call Karl @ 250-499-2646. OLALLA - 4 bedroom, avail. June 1st, good local references required, $800/month plus. 250-499-0241

WEEKLY CROSSWORD PUZZLE

CNIB

Proud to sponsor the weekly crossword 608 7th Avenue, Keremeos, BC puzzle, ENJOY! 250-499-2461

Locally owned & operated and Proud of it!

After 75 years of continuous service the Canadian National Institute for the Blind is still here today because we’re needed... but we’ll be here tomorrow ONLY if you care. Please give when our canvasser calls.

The Canadian Institute for the Blind B.C. - Yukon Division


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Joan McMurray

Helping you is what I do!

Broker/Sales Cell: 250-499-9444 T/F: 866-922-9444

2011

2010

www.joanmcmurray.com

RENO’D

new price

#4 – 1498 Main Street, Keremeos. FIXED UP! S/W in quiet 55+ park has had some great updates – new kitchen, updated electrical, new front deck & skirting, laminate flooring, new windows. Comes with 5 appliances. Pad rent includes water - $ 294.00 / mo. Wow! $39,900 MLS®#134291

#30 – 1292 Hwy 3A, Keremeos. GORGEOUS HOME! Floor to ceiling/inside and out reno. New kitchen design is light & bright. Spacious master bedroom. 400 s/f addition - foyer/library & office. Stacking W/D in ensuite. Extensive landscaping & outside living areas. $169,900 MLS®#134890

new listing

CHARACTER

#612 4th St., Keremeos - OH, SO CONVENIENT! Walk to shopping, health centre, senior’s centre and restaurants. Great home for active retirement or those looking to downsize. Triple lot with great garden space and gazebo will delight the gardener. $213,700 MLS® #136475

#749 Daly Avenue, Hedley. PAST PERFECT. Carefully tended character home on triple lot. Several updates including new furnace. Original leaded windows, tin ceiling, fir floors. Great location for home based tourist business across from the Museum. 3 bdrms / 1 ½ baths. $235,000 MLS®#132837

VIRTUAL TOUR!

grand style

#6 – 435 Hwy 3A, Keremeos. A BRAND NEW HOME! Generous interior spaces – W/C accessible. Huge living room with fireplace. Master bedroom ensuite has a tub for her & shower for him. Landscaped – rear patio for your B-B-Q. Loads of storage – double garage too. $288,900 incl HST MLS® #113153

#704 Sparks Drive, Keremeos - VIRTUAL TOUR. Very unique offering. Grand European style home 8.15 acres. 2675 s/f on main – 3 bdrm/3bath. Full basement with side entry for suite or business. Panoramic valley view. 7.0 acres leased long-term for farm income & tax status. $870,000 MLS® #134880 & 134881

NO ONE WORKS HARDER FOR YOU! ó12 yrs Experience in Local Market óSenior’s Residential Specialist Designation

Locations West Realty Ltd. #638 - 7th Avenue, Keremeos, BC

TIME TO CELEBRATE

GAIL DOWDING Phone: 888-499-6777 gaildowding@telus.net In business since 1989

MOM! Book your ad space today!

SOLUTIONS REALTY

www.keremeosrealestate.ca www.century21.ca

Well maintained open plan Mobile by the river. Private pad, Arizona landscaping, awesome valley & mountain views. Two good sized bdrms, bath has a soaker tub. Conservatory has sliding doors to home & huge covered deck & hot tub. $171,500 CALL GAIL mls®

CALL GAIL TO LIST YOUR PROPERTY HERE 250-499-6777

Hwy exposure cherry farm. 6 varieties with a total of 1900; 3 year old trees, some apple trees. 5.74 acres is completely deer fenced. u/g irrigation system on KID water. 1394 sq. ft. home, 2 bdrms, 1 bath is very quaint. $599,000 mls®

Organic 11.6 acre orchard in Cawston. Orchard contains a wide variety of apples. 2 acres of Peaches. Good drainage and good irrigation system. There is a cold storage, small packing shed at the end of Kurtz Road $999,999 CALL GAIL mls®

Ask Gail about free air miles when you list or sell

Deadline for ads: May 4th at noon Call Sandi at the Review

Unique, peaceful 4.77 acre property that has an Osprey family & endangered yellow breasted chat. 6yr old 2 story home, roomy kitchen w/island & cherry cabinets, 4 bdrms, 3 baths, geothermal, garage etc. Dupl. Listing #133476 $449,900 mls®

GAIL IS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF CANCER RESEARCH

250-499-2653

THE FUTURE IS FRIENDLY. GREG AND TUESDAY ONLY REALTORS IN KEREMEOS USING TOMORROWS TECHNOLOGY TODAY. BRINGING MORE BUYERS TO THEIR LISTINGS FASTER. QUICK RESPONSE CODE FOR SMART PHONE SCANNING. DON’T KNOW HOW? LET US SHOW YOU. “NEW LISTING!”

3140 10TH AVENUE, KEREMEOS $279,500 * 3 bdrm family home on 1/2 acre * on quiet street, walk to river! MLS®

421 10TH AVE., KEREMEOS $270,000 * 3 bedroom family home * great location! MLS®

“NEW LISTING!”

“NEW PRICE!”

#8 - 1518 HWY 3A, OLALLA $89,000 * 2 bedroom home, huge deck! * beautiful CherryWood Park

MLS® 717 9TH AVENUE, KEREMEOS $219,000

* 2 bed plus den, 2 bathroom * dbl garage & huge garden area! MLS®

768 ELLIS AVE, HEDLEY $297,000 * outstanding 14 yr old home * 2 bdrms, full basement, corner lot, view this one soon. MLS® 1438 MAIN STREET S., OLALLA $150,000 * Lg corner lot, plenty of parking * Updated, open living area! MLS® #4 - 4354 HWY 3, KEREMEOS $99,000 * Beautiful gated resort * Park model, ownership! MLS® 133 - 4354 HWY 3, KEREMEOS $198,000 * park model in gated community * ownership, clubhouse, pool, ask! MLS®

“NEW PRICE!”

“NEW PRICE!”

SEE WHAT WE ARE UP TO AROUND TOWN @rlptuesday 2616 HWY 3, KEREMEOS $175,000 * 3 bed, fenced yard * greenhouse & garage MLS® 524 3RD AVENUE, KEREMEOS $255,000 * full basement, family home! * 4 bed, 3 bath & detached garage MLS® #11 - 815 11TH AVENUE, KEREMEOS $174,900 * 2 bed, 2 bath adult community * parking, close to walks, ready to move in! MLS® #3 - 605 9TH STREET, KEREMEOS $215,000 * 3 bed, 2 bath adult complex * wheelchair accessable, garage, easy! MLS®

“NEW PRICE!”

2900 RIVER ROAD, KEREMEOS $589,000 * 2,500 sq ft 3 bed, 3bath & dble garage & shop * just over 2 acres on the River! MLS® 2108 MAIN ST., CAWSTON $550,000 *Commercial sized garage *almost 1/2 acre 5 bed, 4 bath MLS® 1970 OSPREY LANE, CAWSTON $469,000 * Almost 7 acre organic farm! * 1,300 sq foot, 3 bedroom home MLS®

“PRICE REDUCED!”

2624 UPPER BENCH ROAD, KEREMEOS $309,000 * Almost 2 acres, private with great views from every window. * Easy to love this one! MLS® 336 BEECROFT RIVER ROAD, CAWSTON $570,000 * 5 acres * 5 bed, 4 bath (suited ) MLS® “NEW PRICE!”

524 6TH AVENUE, KEREMEOS $365,000 * 1/4 acre lot * New home + storage building! MLS®

Greg 250-499-6583 Tuesday 250-499-6585 T/F 1-866-499-5327 Greg ext#3 Tuesday ext#5 Fax 250-499-5372

LOCATIONS WEST REALTY #638 - 7th Ave., Keremeos

mcdonalds@keremeos-ok.com www.royallepage.ca/gregmcdonald

1872 BARCELO RD, CAWSTON $1,150,000 * 10 ac. best benchland * Organic orchard, great house! MLS®

310 HWY 3, KEREMEOS $1,900,000 * Viable 30 unit Motel * 2 bedroom manager’s suite! MLS®

Keremeos Review, April 26, 2012  

April 26, 2012 edition of the Keremeos Review

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