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Volume 63 Issue 18

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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Under water Tulameen’s Otter Lake rose more than three feet in two days, damaging one-third of the community’s houses Michaela Garstin editor@similkameenspotlight.com

Tulameen residents were put on evacuation alert April 25 when Otter Lake suddenly rose, completely covering the beach, pouring into the street and flooding houses blocks away. Eighty-one out of 272 houses were flooded or nearly flooded. The lake rose three feet overnight, sending residents scrambling to put up sandbag walls and fetch their belongings. They said it was the worst flood to hit the community since the early 1970s. “There is a lot of snow melt and water building up. There is no way of releasing it, so the lake is flooding,” said Fire Chief Jody Woodford. “The ice melts won’t stop for a while, and we hope it stops raining,” she said, as rain poured down early April 26. Some residents decided to stay in their houses as the water rose, engulfing their basements and coming within inches of their doorsteps. Other people were forced to flee their houses Michaela Garstin/Spotlight because of the rising water. “The homes are on a flood plain and have A house close to Otter Lake is flooded by rising waters during the last weekend in April. More photos on Page 4. been prone [to flooding] before, but this came on very rapidly and totally unexpected,” said Dan Ashton, Regional District OkanaganSimilkameen spokesman. The greatest concern is possible contaminaMichaela Garstin PSS didn’t fare as well in 2011 as it did the year before in overall tion between wells and septic tanks, he said. editor@similkameenspotlight.com score, average exam mark, percentage of exams failed and graduTulameen residents were advised not to drink ation rate. The school earned 6.3/10 in 2010, up dramatically from the water, and to boil it before use. Princeton Secondary School ranked in the bottom half of all B.C. 2.3/10 in 2007. Otter Lake began to go down April 29, and Yukon schools in the Fraser Institutes 2010 annual report. Similkameen Secondary in Keremeos scored better than but could rise again without notice, said Dale PSS placed 218 out of 280 schools, with a score of 4.9/10. Princeton, coming in 98 out of 280 schools and scoring 6.6/10. Kronebusch, emergency services superviSchools were based on seven key indicators using data from the PSS students’ average exam mark was 63 per cent in 2011, down sor for the Regional District of Okanagan- annual province-wide exams administered by the B.C. Ministry of four per cent from the last year, but up from 2007. Similkameen. See RANKING - Page 21 See TULAMEEN - Page 4 Education.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Arts GARDEN CLUB: Meets second Tuesday of every month, 1 PM, Seniors Branch 30. Call Doreen @ 250-295-1577 ARTS COUNCIL: Meets the third Wednesday of the month. 4:30 pm. at the Riverside Centre. Enquiries contact Dell @ 250-295-3266 New Members Welcome! BUNCHGRASS QUILTERS Meet 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at the Riverside Centre from 10 - 3 p.m.. Everyone Welcome! Contact Sharon 250295-4194 or Rosemary 250-295-6511 PRINCETON POTTERS GUILD, RIVERSIDE POTTERY STUDIO: Access to the potter’s wheel or hardwork, workshop opportunities, group projects. Call Sue for more info or to join. 250295-0527 PRINCETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC SOCIETY: The Princeton Traditional Music Society puts on the Traditional Music Festival each year in August, featuring traditional music from many places. The three-day festival is free and run entirely by volunteers. The 100+ musicians and dancers also offer their talents for free. If you would like to help out with the festival, please contact Jon or Rika @ 250-295-6010 Community: PRINCETON MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES: New members are encouraged to join us for an exciting new year. Volunteers will be needed for many jobs, as we set up the newly renovated Museum. The next meeting will be held on Wed. April 20 @ 7 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. WELCOME WAGON! Are you a new to Princeton? If so, we have information regarding local, civic, community services and facilities. We also have gifts for you from local merchants and businesses. NO Current Representative HOSPITAL AUXILIARY: Meets second Monday of every month, 1:00 p.m. Hospital Board Room. For info., call Doreen @ 250-295-1577 PRINCETON AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY SKILLS CENTRE SOCIETY: Meetings are held quarterly on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. HEDLEY LIBRARY HOURS: A reminder that the Library is open every Thurs. from 2pm to 7pm and is located at the OAPO Hall on Scott Ave. HEDLEY OAPO: 3rd Monday of every month regular general meetings - Everyone welcome to come. SENIORS BRANCH #30 POT LUCK SUPPER: Last Friday of every month, 5:30 p.m. Seniors Centre. Members can invite a guest. MEMBERS ONLY POOL TOURNAMENT: Last Tuesday of every month at the Senior’s Centre. 10:00 am WHIST & CRIB: (Seniors Branch #30) First Saturday of each month at 1 PM. Includes lunch. Everyone welcome. VERMILION FORKS PRINCETON O.A.P.O. BRANCH #185: Regular meetings second Friday of every month at 2 p.m.. Pot luck supper every third Friday at 5:00 p.m. SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING SESSIONS: Meetings will be held on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Call Arnie Powell at 250-295-6759 for more information. LITTLE FOLKS NURSERY SCHOOL: Meetings are every third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at LFNS. 250-295-3083 ELKS AND ROYAL PURPLE COUNTRY STORE: Friday’s 11 - 6 and Saturday’s 10 - 3. Table rentals available. For info. Contact Doris Driver at 250-295-3518 or Rose Aiken at 250- 295-7525. Lunch available. PRINCETON LEGION BRANCH #56: Reminds all veterans that the D.V.A. Now makes home visits. For more info. Phone 250-295-6060 JA SCHOOL & COMMUNITY GARDEN: New members invited to volunteer as “garden angels”attend committee meetings and garden their own plots. Phone Sandra 250-295-3779, Sharon 250-295-4080 or JAE School 250295-6727 HIGHER GROUND - 12 STEP MINISTRIES: An outreach of Living Water Foursquare Church 7-9 p.m. . Please contact Living Water Foursquare Church or further details at 250-295-7733

CINDY PAROLIN SAFE HOMES PROGRAM: Princeton and area, crisis intervention, emotional support, information, legal strategies and safe shelter in cases of abuse against women in relationships. Call the 24 hour women’s crisis line at 250-295-8211 for confidential services. BACKDOOR COFFEE HOUSE: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Friday every month 7:00 p.m. Entertainment for every age. 4th Friday Karaoke & Jam (bring your disc) Plus Jam & Practice night, every Wednesday Night 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Come & join in the music, or just come to enjoy the music. 38 Kenley @ The Backdoor. Great Music - Great Company. MONDAY NIGHT BRIDGE: @ Riverside Centre 7 - 9:30. Knowledge of bridge necessary. Call Gail @ 250295-0171 Health PRINCETON COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CHAC): Meets third Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at Town Hall. PRINCETON HEALTH ACTION COMMITTEE: Regular public meetings first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM at the BPO Elks Lodge. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN: If interested in attending, please call: Barb 250-295-4050 or Del 250-295-3266 TOPS: (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter meets at Riverside Wellness Centre every Thursday. Weigh-in-Time 8:30 AM Meeting 9:00–10:00 AM. For more information please contact Lynda 250295-3658 or Myrna 250-295-7272 Visit www.tops.org COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: Group helps bereaved parents. Will meet as needed. Call Shirley Haker at 250295-3607. sehaker@persona.ca CRISIS LINE: You can call us 24 hours a day, everyday, and your call is confidential and anonymous. The crisis line is 250-493-6622. Or call collect from locations within the South Okanagan Similkameen: (250)493-6622. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meet Friday In Tulameen at 7:30pm at Library call 250-295-7005 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Tuesdays @ 7:30 p.m. Arbor House. Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m. Baptist Church. Old Hedley road. Contacts: Fred 250295-7272 or Marena 250-295-7663 ALANON: CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: Meet every Wednesday at the 160 Old Hedley Rd. (Baptist Church Basement) 7:30 PM. Sunday at the Chamber Basement 7:30 P.M. Phone 1-877-234-5809 Club Notes: FREEMASONRY: FOR MEN OF GOOD CHARACTER: Freemasonry has been active in B.C. for over 130 years. It is a fraternity open to men of all races and religions. If you are of good character and want more information, please contact: The Secretary Similkameen Lodge #95 A.F.. & A.M. C/O Box 174 Princeton, BC V0X 1W0 PRINCETON LIONS CLUB: Regular dinner meetings the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month @ The Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p.m. ROYAL PURPLE: Meetings first and third Tuesdays 7:30 PM, Princeton. ELKS: Meetings every second and fourth Sunday, 2 PM. ELKS AND ROYAL PURPLE: Joint meeting and pot luck supper every third Saturday at 5:30 PM. PRINCETON PERFORMING ARTS: Meet first Tuesday of each month @ 7 p.m. in Riverside Theatre. Contact Derek @ 250-295-3037 SECOND MEETING: on the second Tuesday of each month we meet for Theatre Sports, Skits & Mini Workshops. Everyone Welcome. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Contact Susan @ 250-295-7927 ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION: General meeting held on the third Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM. PRINCETON LADIES AUXILIARY LEGION BRANCH 56: Meet 2nd Tuesday of the month @ Legion Hall at 7:00 p.m. SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY ATV CLUB: meet 3rd Saturday of each month at 3:00 p.m. (March - August) in the Chamber Boardroom. Contact: 250-292-8348 svr.atvclub@live.ca

HEDLEY MUSEUM: General Meeting, meets the 2nd Monday of each month. 6 p.m. @ The Hedley Museum

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THE PRINCETON RIFLE AND REVOLVER CLUB: INDOOR SHOOTING RANGE Juniors & Seniors meet at 7pm every Wednesday at the Family Centre (behind the legion). Phone 250-295-6150. VERMILION FORKS FIELD NATURALISTS: Group meets second Tuesday of every month, 7 PM at the Riverside Centre. Public welcome. OTTER VALLEY FISH & GAME: Meeting’s 3rd Saturday of each month at noon at the Club House. VERMILION TRAILS SOCIETY: Meets at the Chamber Basement every 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more info: Contact kdandfd@telus. net New Members welcomed! PXA MEETING: Held on the third Tuesday of each month. 7 p.m. at the fair grounds. New Members welcomed! PRINCETON FISH & GAME: General meetings 2nd Monday of the month. 7:00 p.m. Wellness Centre. For memberships contact Joy Klassen @ 250-295-3134 PRINCETON RACING DAYS ASSOCIATION: Meets at the fair grounds. Third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. New Members welcomed! PRINCETON RODEO: Next meeting will be Thursday May 3rd at the Jimmy Lind building. Please attend as it is our final meeting before rodeo. The next work bee in preparation for rodeo will be on Saturday 5 at 9 am. Please meet at the Jimmy Lind building. PRINCETON & DISTRICT FALL FAIR ASSOCIATION: Meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Princeton Library Conference Room. 6:30 p.m. New Members welcomed! PRINCETON ROTARY CLUB: Meets every Tuesday @ 12 p.m. Heartland Restaurant (dining room). For more info. Call Judy @ 250-295-0217. New members welcome COPPERHILL LANES: YBC Bowling Saturday 10 AM. Club 55. Men’s, Ladies and Mixed bowling leagues. Call 250-295-6500 for more information SPECIAL “O” BOARD; Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact 250-295-7218 for meeting place & time. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: For more information, please contact Jennifer @ 250-295-7438 LAPADARY PRINCETON’S ROCK & FOSSIL CLUB: Meetings held third Tuesday of the month. 7:00 p.m. Riverside Centre. Call Franz Hofer @ 250-295-3896 for more info. New members welcome! Youth GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA Contact: Carol Mack 250-295-7085 PRINCETON MINOR HOCKEY: Lori Gullison 250-295-3977 SIMILKAMEEN (JKA) SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB: 250-295-3909 or 250-295-7374 PRINCETON POSSE JR. HOCKEY CLUB: 250-295-6544 PRINCETON FIGURE SKATING CLUB: Lynette Boyd: 250-295-7113 KOKANEE SUMMER SWIM CLUB: Lindsay: 250-295-0759 PRINCETON FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY : FAMILY PLACE 120 Kenley Ave. open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00- 1:00. Thursday morning 9:30 - 1:00 (pre-natal) 10:00 -11:00 Mom’s help prepare and enjoy lunch together.

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Princeton Secondary School held the 61st annual Family Fair on April 26 to help raise money for this year’s graduating class. Elementary school students stopped by to play golf, darts, beanbag toss and fishing for prizes, have their faces painted and eat hotdogs. Adults met for tea and treats. The grads helped lead the games, showing the younger children how to play.


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Princeton man kills pitbull HOMETOWN A Princeton man killed his pitbull in self defense after it attacked him on April 25, the Princeton RCMP said. The RCMP were called to the house for a complaint of two dogs fighting. When they arrived the man told them he had to

kill the dog in self defense. The man suffered serious injuries to his arm that needed immediate medical attention. He was driven to the Princeton Hospital and has been released. The RCMP are not pressing charges and will not say how the dog was killed.

Water restrictions on the way Michaela Garstin editor@similkameenspotlight.com

Stage 1 water restrictions are slated to start May 15 this year in Princeton. When the regulation comes into affect, evennumber addresses can water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Odd numbers can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No watering is permitted between noon and 6 p.m.

Washing boats or vehicles is only allowed using a hose with an automatic shutoff. Houses, apartments, commercial, industrial, schools and public properties are all required to follow these regulations. People with new lawns can apply to town hall for a permit that allows them to water more. There are four stages of water restrictions depending on how much water needs to be stored. Water restrictions usually last until the end of September.

YEE-HAH! Princeton rodeo coming to town Michaela Garstin editor@similkameenspotlight.com

Princeton’s annual rodeo has been renamed the Stan Thompson Memorial Rodeo in honour of a man who helped shape the rodeo into the event it is today. Thompson passed away last year, after being a driving force behind building the Princeton rodeo grounds. The rodeo runs from May 12 and 13 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Sunflower Downs - Exhibition Grounds. Roping will start on May 11 at 11 a.m.

This year’s events will include bareback riding, calf roping, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, team roping and barrel racing. Family entertainment, kids’ activities and a concession stand will also be on site. Princeton’s rodeo today has come a long way since it first started. In the 1930s, the old rodeo grounds - complete with a race track and baseball field - didn’t have bleachers so people sat on the top rail or peaked over the fence. The old race track and rodeo grounds were torn down at the beginning of the Second World War to lengthen the airport for an emergency military landing strip. See RODEO - Page 14

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Continued from Page 1. “If we end up getting a lot of heat and then rain, the water will come up into the town site a lot faster because the ground is so saturated.” It wouldn’t take very long to see puddles start to form, he said. Reports say there are still 13 more feet of snow in nearby mountains. But as of April 29, flooding seemed to be easing in Tulameen. “The water is still three to four feet above the normal level,” Kronebusch said. “But the creek is flowing at six inches below the high-level mark.” Mid-week the creek flowed rapidly into Otter Lake, covering foot bridges “It’s pretty hard to prepare and pooling up as soon as it reached the lake, floodfor because it ing nearby houses. Because the area is so came so fast” wet, it will take a while Remo Maddalozzo for the water to seep back Tulameen resident into the ground or dry-up, and away from residents houses, Kronebusch said. An evacuation alert was still in affect as of press time on April 30. An evacuation order will be issued if it becomes dangerous for Tulameen residents to leave.

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Tulameen joins other communities in B.C. that experienced flooding in the past week. Residents from 90 houses in the Indian Rock area near Naramata were forced from their houses on April 27. They were told to leave their houses because the dam on Chute Lake was overflowing and could have caused a flash flood. In Kimberly, 11 homes were evacuated and 29 people were in temporary Michaela Garstin/Spotlight lodging after a creek rose Remo Maddalozzo stands beside the sandbag wall he put up to help pro- two feet overnight due to heavy rainfall. tect his basement from flooding.

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SpotlightOPINION Nation Park debate continues Steve Arstad sarstad@keremeosreview.com

Just when we thought there was nothing left to discuss about the national park, 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 reengage 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, emphasizing 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 existing 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 withdrawal 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 assuaged 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. The PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY Annual subscription: $30 locally, $45 elsewhere in Canada. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.

Forest jobs won’t wait for 2013 the trees are already dead. Sawmill tragedies in Prince George and Most beetle-affected areas have a substantial Burns Lake have brought overdue attention proportion of live trees. If decade-old dead trees to the larger crisis, as the end of B.C.’s latest were subsidized for biofuel use, this would suppine beetle infestation continues to transform port harvest and hauling of healthy sawlogs along the Interior forest industry. with them. The urgency of the timber supply situThe government is also considering swapation was set out in a couple of high-level ping some existing cutting licences to increase documents that were leaked from the forests wood supply for the Lakes district, to provide ministry in recent days. These leaks show TOM FLETCHER enough long-term supply for reconstruction of several things, one of which is that this is the destroyed Burns Lake sawmill. There is also a government in trouble. Someone on the the prospect of awarding unassigned timber to “a inside forced the unpopular options into the single representative of the six First Nations in the public arena. Lakes TSA.” Cabinet ministers have tried to dismiss Speaking to forest scientists who work in B.C., a couple the documents as early drafts, but no one has disputed their numbers. A report on mid-term timber supply looks at the of things become clear. This pine beetle epidemic may be the four most beetle-affected areas: Prince George, Lakes (west largest on record, but it is far from the first. And despite many of Prince George around Burns Lake), Quesnel and Williams assertions by former premier Gordon Campbell, it is not cerLake. In recent years B.C.’s chief forester has increased the tain if this one is the result of a broader climate trend or just annual allowable cut of all these timber supply areas substan- a string of warmer winters after decades of fire suppression kept older stands around. tially to harvest dead trees. Lodgepole pine forests are fire-propagated. The term “old In Lakes, the pre-beetle annual allowable cut was 1.5 million cubic metres. Currently it is up to two million, but growth” has little meaning in a cycle of natural fires that once the beetle wood is unusable, it drops to 500,000. Even if doesn’t occur in wetter zones. But none of this will matter visual quality rules are relaxed to release more timber, forest much in the urban political debate that is about to ensue. “Old employment in the area would go from 1,572 jobs before the growth” is now a quasi-religious notion. International environmental groups have convinced most people that logging is beetle epidemic to 521. Prince George’s much larger harvest total is expected to the primary cause of forest loss. In fact, the UN’s “State of the World’s Forests” reports drop by almost half. And around Quesnel, producers say an economic supply of dead pine will be there for only another have shown that 95 per cent of global forest loss is due to year and a half. This document and a subsequent proposal to agriculture. Forest cover is increasing in industrialized councabinet set out the options. They include relaxing visual qual- tries, which use farmland more efficiently. The B.C. Liberal ity areas, old-growth management zones and wildlife connec- government needs to make some tough decisions quickly, tivity corridors. This is not as drastic as it sounds, given that before next year’s election. The premier’s vow to “create and the first areas to be opened up would be those where many of defend” jobs is about to be tested like never before.

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We all need environmentalists Dear Editor, With regard to Mr. Tom Fletcher’s rightwing anti-environmental rant in the April 16 Spotlight. I would like to point out we all have a lot to thank environmentalists for, cleaner air and cleaner fresh water for starters. That they haven’t been more successful has not been for a lack of trying. Sadly they have been thwarted repeatedly by the obfuscations of extremely well funded corporate lobbyists with very deep pockets. Patrick Moore is quoted in this article. He was a UBC ecology student at the time he joined Greenpeace in 1971. He had grown up in a logging camp on the West Coast at Winter Harbour. Mr. Moore was very much a staunch

member in the anti-nuclear and anti-whaling campaigns, and was right out there on the front line throughout all of that. It seems that his dissension came about the time when Greenpeace decided to take on the poor practices of the West Coast logging industry. You state that wild salmon are three to five times as contaminated as farmed salmon. What a sad fact that the oceans are so grossly contaminated with PCBs, mercury and hundreds of other contaminants, not to mention the huge Pacific gyre of plastic fragments, also vast amounts of plastic that wash up on Caribbean beaches. We also have dead zones of considerable size, increased acidification, and an increase in the number of jelly fish, while

many fish stocks dwindle. All of the sad facts above might not be true if we had paid more attention to those “dummy environmentalists.” Those vilified groups - such as Greenpeace, David Suzuki Foundation, The Sea Shepard Society - have been attempting to bring about a livable atmosphere and waters for every living creature riding around on this planet for over 35 years. That would include Tom Fletcher and Patrick Moore I believe. Too quote a great slogan of The BC Lung Association “If you cannot breather, nothing else matters. ” Jim Hodge Princeton

Let community help with extra-curricular school programs Dear 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 basketball 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 scholarships on the line.nTeachers 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

No support for Harper government until focus on environment Dear Editor, This is an open letter to Irving Gerstein, Conservative Fund Canada chairman. Mr. Gerstein: Your “express-gram” arrived at the same time as photo-opp 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 payback 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 Conservative Party at this time. Without care of the environment we environmental laws and concerns. Too many politicians become mesmer- will have a poisoned, unproductive country ized by “schmoozing” with financially that cannot feed its people and animals. We will become another third world wealthy corporate representatives who promise wonderful benefits and financial country. Please, think this through. gains. Good, fair, environmental legislation, Very likely there is no dignity or respect given the people who must support these that can be legally promoted and protected greedy corporate delegates. Respect is a is needed immediately. Flo Winfrey two-way street. Olalla We cannot tolerate financial offers from corporate consultants who do not respect their own country and its LETTER WRITING POLICY peoples. They will find it very diffiTHE SIMILKAMEEN SPOTLIGHT welcomes cult to respect our country and letters to the editor that are of interest environmental concerns, in their to our community. Letters critical of rush to make big money at the the newspaper and its editorial content Canadian people’s expense. are particularly welcome. Whatever the It goes without saying, we must subject, there are a few basic guidedevelop our own resources in order to pay our bills and serve our lines to follow before The SIMILKAMEEN people’s needs. SPOTLIGHT will publish your comment. It must and can be; by using • Letters should be typed or neatly and promoting safe environmenwritten and present the issue as clearly tal practices and procedures. and briefly as possible. (Maximum of Apparently, Mr. Harper does not 350 words) endorse this. Therefore, I will not • All letters must contain the name, support Stephen Harper and the address and signature of the writer, and a phone number where they may be reached during business hours. • Anonymous letters will not be published and pen names may not be used, except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the editor. • The editor reserves the right to edit for length, clarity or reject letters over matters of libel, legality, taste or style.

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The name of Fields will remain, and merchandise will likely stay the same. The Hudsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay Company previously announced the closure of all Fields so it could focus on The Bay, Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters. Fields closing would be a big loss to the community, said Princeton Chamber of Commerce president Brenda Crawford when the original announcement was made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The last thing we need is Fields closing, especially with all the new mine families in town,â&#x20AC;? she said. She was worried Fields closing would lead to families driving out-of-town to shop at big box stores like Walmart.

Public forum on Princeton air quality Special to the Spotlight Ed Staples Princeton Air Quality Coalition

Residents of Princeton and Area H are invited to attend the Air Quality Public Forum to be held on May 8th at Riverside Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Recent results released by the BC Ministry of the Environment on the 2011 Air Quality Monitoring Program show that Princeton has dangerously high levels of air pollution especially during the winter months. This forum will provide residents with factual information on this important issue along with proposed strategies for making improvements to the air we breathe. There will also be an opportunity for the public to ask questions. For this event, the Princeton and District Air Quality Coalition has assembled the following panel of speakers: Dr. Michael Brauer is a professor in the School of Environment Health at the University of British Columbia. Drawing on up-to-date research, he will

be providing information on the health impact of woodsmoke. Ralph Adams has worked as an air quality meteorologist with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment since 1999. He will be presenting a detailed report on the results of the Princeton air quality partisol monitoring which began in January of 2011. Glenn Smith is the president of CoGen Industries, the owner of the Eagle Valley Pellet Plant in Princeton. He will be giving a report on the pellet fuel industry and Eagle ValleyĘźs involvement in our community. Jason Earle is acting mayor of Princeton. He will be representing the citizens of Princeton and reporting on the town of PrincetonĘźs involvement in the monitoring of our air quality. Brad Hope is the Director of Area H and has a long history of involvement in environmental issues in the province. He will be presenting information from the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen perspective with a focus on educational programs.


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Princeton Accessibility Committee and has advocated for handicap parking and bathrooms and proper curving in Princeton. The relay route will start on Highway 3 just outside town, up Bridge Street, take a loop around Tapton Avenue, down Old Hedley Road and back down Bride Street. The next day, the relay will travel down Vermilion Avenue onto Highway 3, onto Ridgewood Drive close to the Princeton Hospital and loop back down to Highway 3. The best viewing points are the Bridge of Dreams, the Brown Bridge and Veterans Square. The relay team will be stopping in Cawston, Keremeos and Hedley before Princeton. One medal will be passed between 600 communities along the 12,000-kilometre relay route across Canada.

A large group of people welcomed Hansen to Princeton 25 years ago, in a celebration the Spotlight said gathered one of the largest donations in B.C. $15,000 for spinal cord research. Alicia Myers will be carrying the medal from Old Merritt Road to Bridge Street in Princeton. Myers went to China and India two years ago to volunteer at an orphanage. She rallied her community to raise $15,000 worth of shoes, medical and dental supplies, clothing and money. Last August, Myers flew to Puerto Vallarta to help with the conservation of sea turtle eggs and releasing baby turtles. She is also a coach for youth soccer and is a new member of the Disabled Skiers Association. She hopes to become a geo-physicist and is working towards the Duke of Edinburgh gold award.

The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay is making one of its last stops in Princeton on May 9 as part of a crosscountry tour. The relay will not only travel through Princeton, but stop for an end-of-day celebration. Princeton medal bearers will be welcomed at Veterans Square at 4 p.m., but the show starts an hour earlier. Highland dancers, local band Back Door Blues, a barbecue, stagecoach and kid’s activities will begin at 3 p.m. Hansen stopped in Princeton on his Man In Motion World Tour when he wheeled across Canada from Cape Spear, N.L. to Vancouver 25 years ago. He is joining the relay at stops throughout Canada, but won’t be making an appearance in Princeton this time. This year 7,000 people will follow in his tracks to continue the journey of making Canada more accessible and inclusive. “This is a big deal. It’s part of Canadian history, especially since Rick Hansen was born in B.C.,” said Princeton recreation co-ordinator Nadine McEwan. “It’s an honour for Princeton to be selected as an end-of-day celebration town.” Princeton resident Ken Carlson is the final medal bearer who will lead the relay into Veterans Square. Carlson, who has Rick Hansen Relay multiple sclerosis, A map of the Rick Hansen Relay route through downtown Princeton on May 9. is involved with the

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Trout fishing secrets

When someone asks me if there are When I came to teach in Princeton in any fish in the Similkameen, I reply the fall of 1969, I drove along Highway “yes, but it is best fished in the evening 3. Passing through Keremeos, I came - the last hour before sunset”. upon the Similkameen River. That fact, and it is indeed a fact, took What a beautiful sight to me - all that a while for me to discover, and is most trout water - and me an avid fisherman. expected! It wasn’t long before I got to know Check the fish and game regulations the river, and its rainbow trout, and rocky concerning fishing the Similkameen mountain whitefish. And I hardly ever River. Two important regulations are saw anyone fishing it. JOHN SANDNESS barbless fly hooks and catch and release The same is true today! for trout in some parts of the river. Many fish - while often small sized The old saying, “The grass is always will eagerly chase your Tom Thumb fly greener at the other end of the lake or or which ever you use. name. woods” does not apply here when it Some big whitefish, up to two pounds, - They recently moved. comes to fishing. - When you visit their restaurant 18-inches long, will sometimes surprise We have it in our backyard, the ask for a couple of welsh cakes. you and bite your fly. These by the way are tasty eating - especially Similkameen River runs right through town, and proCheck back next week for the vides good fly fishing! smoked! answer.

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Ticks spotted in Princeton: How to keep yourself safe Contributed Interior Health

Spring is here and many of us will be spending more time outdoors in tall grass and wooded areas

which means an increased chance of getting tick bites. Ticks, small bugs that bite and feed on the blood of humans and animals, can sometimes transmit disease.

ing an area where ticks may live. Fortunately, there are precau- headache, muscle pain and rash. “Lyme disease-carrying ticks - Regularly checking household tions people can take to prevent illnesses that may be transmitted are less common in the Interior of pets for ticks. B.C. than on the coast; however, from tick bites. “There are easy things you can do our residents do travel around the Keep ticks away To reduce ticks from enterprovince, so it’s importo protect yourself like tant they are aware of the ing your home and yard, try these covering up before signs of Lyme disease,” steps: you head outdoors - Keep your lawn short and said Goodison. and checking for “Any bite remove any leaf litter and weeds. “Approximately 70 ticks when return- Keep a buffer area such as wooding from a walk, from a tick or to 80 per cent of peochip or gravel border between ple newly infected with hike or bike ride,” other insect your lawn and wooded areas or Lyme disease will develsaid Dr. Karin stone walls. Any play equipment op small red bumps at Goodison, Public should be or play zones should be kept the site of the tick bite Health Physician cleaned...” away from wooded areas. within several days. The with Interior Dr. Karin Goodison redness then spreads out - Trim tree branches to allow Health. Interior Health into a circular rash evenmore sunlight in your yard. “Most tick - Keep wood piles and bird feedtually resembling a target bites do not result ers away from the house. or “bull’s-eye”. in illness; how- Widen and maintain trails on People who experience this rash ever, any bite from a tick or your property. other insect should be cleaned should see their doctor as soon as because infection can occur possible.” How to get ticks out whenever there is a break in If you find a tick on yourself, a Reducing the risk the skin.” One of the most important ways family member or pet, wear gloves While ticks are common in the Interior Health region, to reduce the risk of tick illnesses when removing it and be careful not most are the wood tick species is to do a skin check on yourself to crush the tick as this could cause it to inject its stomach which do not carry the Lyme and your children after contents into your skin. being outdoors. Other disease bacteria. Other tips to remove Lyme disease-carrying ticks precautions include: ticks safely include: - Walking on cleared are more common in the coast- Use needle-nose tweetrails when in tall Use needleal areas of B.C. The wood tick zers to gently grasp the grass or wooded nose tweecan carry other diseases such tick close to the skin. areas. as Rocky Mountain spotted - Without squeezing, pull - Wearing a hat, long zers to genfever, although it is rare. sleeves, pants and tly grasp the the tick straight out. In addition, ticks also have - After removal, clean light-coloured cloth- tick close to toxins that can cause tempothe area with soap and ing. rary muscle weakness and water. - Tucking pant legs the skin” paralysis if they are attached - If you find a tick, check into socks or boots. for several days, especially in Dr. Goodison very carefully for others. - Applying insect children or seniors - but the If you have conrepellent containing symptoms fade once the tick is cerns or need assistance DEET on uncovered removed from the skin. removing a tick, please contact skin. The signs of many tick- Carefully checking clothing and your family doctor or visit a walkborne infections can be quite scalp (covered or not) when leav- in medical clinic. similar and include fever,


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Tax tips from MP Alex Atamanenko Alex Atamanenko MP Souther Interior

The Canada Learning Bond provides money from the government to help you start saving early for your child’s education after high school. Your child could get $500 now to help MP South Interior Alex you start saving Atamanenko early for your child’s education after high school, and an extra $100 each year up to age 15. That’s up to $2,000 (plus interest) in bonds for your child’s post-secondary education. All you have to do is open a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and you don’t have to put any of your own money into RESP to get the bond. An extra $25 will be paid with the first $500 bond to help cover the cost of opening an RESP. The bond can be used to pay for full or part-time studies in an apprenticeship program, a CEGEP, trade school, college or university. You are eligible for the program if your child was born after Dec. 31, 2003, and you get the National Child Benefit Come Supplement as part of the Canada Child Tax Benefit, commonly known as “family allowance” or “baby bonus.”

No money needed Remember, you don’t have to put money into the RESP. Your RESP provider will apply for the bond, which will be deposited directly into

your child’s RESP account. The Canada Learning Bond will not affect other Government of Canada benefits however it can only be used for post-secondary education.

If your child does not continue their education after high school, the government will take the Canada Learning Bond back. For more information call 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) or visit www.canlearn.ca.

TUESDAY, MAY 22 at 5PM in the

Merritt Civic Centre

Kids tickets: $10.00

Adult tickets: $20.00

THE MONKEY BUNCH are comic genius Shoshana Sperling, musician/songwriter Maury LaFoy and their musical friends – and they are here to change the way that you think of children’s music! Playing with a variety of musical styling’s the MONKEY BUNCH engage kids with musicality and humour, while imparting fun but important educational messages about the environment. This high-energy concert will have your kids dancing, rushing the stage and going BANANAS! THE MONKEY BUNCH is for parents who love music – and want their kids to do the same.

WANT TO RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ELECTRONICS IN PRINCETON?

Simple two-step application process 1. Get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) for yourself and your child. There’s no fee. However, certain documents, such as a birth certificate, are required. 2. Open a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) account with an RESP provider that offers the Canada Learning Bond. Choose the RESP provider that best suits your needs. What to ask • If they offer the Canada Learning Bond and the Canada Education Savings Grant. • What types of RESPs they offer (family, individual or group) and the advantages and risk factors of each. • What investment products they offer and the advantages and risk factors of each, and • What are their administration fees and penalties.

to the Return-It™ Drop-Off Event:

PRINCETON & DISTRICT ARENA 167 Old Hedley Road Date Saturday, May 12, 2012 Time 10 am – 3 pm

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS PRODUCTS RECYCLING ASSOCIATION (EPRA) PROGRAM AND WHAT DOES IT DO? EPRA is a national not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program that was previously run by ESABC. EPRA has contracted Encorp Pacific to deliver their stewardship program under the Return-It™ Electronics brand in British Columbia. Regulated electronics are managed and recycled in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The program also prevents regulated electronics from ending up in landfills or being illegally shipped to developing countries.

WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM? The following items can be recycled free of charge: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems. For a full list of acceptable items visit return-it.ca/electronics/products Get ready. New products are being added to the Electronics Recycling Program on July 1st, 2012.


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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Similkameen Spotlight

PRINCETON AIR QUALITY

PUBLIC FORUM

Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 pm Riverside Community Centre Submitted Photograph by Nienke Klaver

Speakers:

THE OLD DAYS - Stan Thompson falls off his horse beside his friend Archie Williams at a rodeo in 1979.

Rodeo legacy lives on

Dr. Michael Brauer, University of BC Ralph Adams, Ministry of the Environment Glenn Smith, President CoGen Industries Jason Earle, Acting Mayor of Princeton Brad Hope, Area H Director Information will be presented on the results of the 2011 Princeton Air Quality Monitor Program. Residents of Princeton and Area H are invited to attend. There will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

Continued from Page 3. Princeton’s rodeo grounds today have changed, thanks to Thompson’s and other Princeton residents’ hard work. “Stan was the spark-plug behind the rodeo. It was his love of rodeo as a bulldogger,” said Bob Lind, who is also involved with the Princeton rodeo. “He had rodeo in his blood. It followed him wherever he went.” The men ended up building all-steel rodeo buildings after removing the wood construction. “Stan was like a piedpiper. He knew everyone in the rodeo world from travelling,” Lind said. He spent 20 years as president of the Princeton Rodeo Club. When Thompson was too old to bulldogg, he didn’t let his passion for rodeo fade. He took up team roping instead. In the early 1980s, rodeo organizers borrowed bucking chutes from a First Nations band in Kamloops. The rodeo has come a

PRINCETON MINING DAY

With MABC, Copper Mountain & the Town of Princeton

Free to attend and fun for the whole family!

May 8 2012

At Veterans Square

3:30 3 30 – 6:00 pm oFree Hot Dogs & Pop oFace Painting & Gold Panning oMagician & Live Entertainment

long way in the last 30 years. It has won most improved rodeo in B.C. for several years. Princeton is now sister city to the Tonasket, Washington rodeo. “We’ve worked really hard, and it’s a great rodeo thanks to people like Stan,” Lind said. But running a rodeo today hasn’t been easy. It’s a great spectator sport, but finding enough people to compete is tough, Lind said. Companies often run big “He was like ranches, so the number of ranching families has declined a pied-piper. throughout Canada. “Young people like to go He knew on skidoos and mountain everyone in bikes, they don’t want to get the rodeo on a horse,” Lind said. But often there isn’t an world from opportunity to practice. travelling” “It’s the Western way of life. We owe it to our good Bob Lind friend Stan to keep it going.” Princeton Thompson moved from a Rodeo Club hay ranch near Cache Creek after buying a trucking and backhoe business and marrying a Princeton woman. He printed a big sign along the top of the backhoe cab that said “old cowboys make good backhoe operators.” “That machine has more hours digging post holes at the rodeo than making money. Such was the spirit that emanated from Stan,” Lind said.

Grad Talent Show 2012 May 1 7:00 p.m. at Riverside Centre

Tickets $5 at the door Refreshments served at Intermission


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Quality you can afford.

Grand Opening Saturday, May 12th. The showhome doors will open at 12 noon!

GRAND OPENING SPECIAL OFFER The first 3 families to purchase a home at Copperstone on Saturday, May 12th will receive a $10,000 upgrade package of their choice. Visit our website for this one-time special Grand Opening offer. Centrally located, the homes at Copperstone back onto the pristine Canada Trail. There are four unique models of homes and wide range of interior options to choose from. Copperstone has a home just for you. Prices range from $260,000 to $325,000 with finished square footage from 1,135 sq. ft. to 1,651 sq. ft. Pricing includes stainless steel range, fridge and dishwasher.

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The showhome is open 12- 4 pm Tuesday thru Saturday. 480 Similkameen Ave. Princeton, BC

Call Judy at 250-295-3222


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Spray-In Boxliners $399 $499 Short Box

Long Box

Glass Replacement Chip Repair

DL# 30482

www.murraygmmerritt.com Out of town customers:

1-888-378-9255

250-378-9255 2049 Nicola Avenue, Merritt


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BUT WE DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T WANT TO MISS YOU . . . The following businesses were too late to list their new or changed number in the 10-11 phone book:

250-438-0103 Custom Pool & Spa First Choice Septic Service 250-295-4191 250-295-2727 PRINCETON TAXI Essential Massage............... 250-295-7980 Denice's Doos...................... 250-438-3022 Happy Home Inspection...... 250-295-5391 Princeton Health Centre..... 250-295-4442 Maiyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s European Spa........ 250-295-3640 Joan's Jewellery & Baskets.. 250-295-6509 Styling Jen's Hair Salon...... 250-295-3333 Princeton Medical Centre.... 250-295-0091 Care A Lot Home Support.... 250-295-1884 Princeton Movie Rentals...... 250-295-0096 Dr. Berry Chiropractors...... 250-293-6062 250-295-3810 Thomasina's Tea Room 250-295-3095 Princeton Appraisals 250-295-3322 'Round The Corner Cafe 250-295-0290 Princeton Grocery 250-295-0820 The Winking Pedlar Please Call The Spotlight Today to list your phone number at no charge!

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS: If you *missed the book* and operate a business in our market area. Call the Similkameen Spotlight at: 250-295-3535 or Fax us a note at: 250-295-7322 and publish your name and number at no charge.







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St. Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s R.C. Parish 43 Billiter Avenue Princeton

Thumbs up to a successful Family Fair! Way to go Grads, parents and to all those who supported this event.

250-295-3541 SUNDAY MASS SATURDAY: 6:00 PM SUNDAY: 10:30 AM Princeton Pentecostal Church (The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada)

Thumbs down to those who insult others for making a mistake. It must be so nice to be perfect. Congratulations to you!

165 Vermilion Avenue Beside the Museum, invites you to join with us in Sunday Worship 10:30 am Morning Worship Pastor Dave Janke 250-295-7951

St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church Also serving the Anglican Community

Office: 250-295-7714

WORSHIP - 9:30 am

Name: Coby Young age 3. Likes: being face-painted as a super hero, while having fun at the Family Fair.

If you have a thumbs up/down or want to be our Smile of the Week, give us a call at 250-295-3535 or drop by the Spotlight at 282 Bridge Street.

Communion: 3rd Sunday of the month

Baptist Church of Princeton Across from Arena - Old Hedley Road Family Worship 10:00 am Prayer Meetings on Wednesday at 7:00 pm

250-295-7752

Living Water Foursquare Gospel Church Invites You to

38 Kenley Avenue

Tues and Thurs: 9:30 am - noon

10:30 Morning Worship With Coffee to follow

190 - 1st Avenue Everyone Welcome

Pastor Randy Barnetson Tel: 250-295-7733

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Princeton air cadets take off Lisa Carleton lisa@similkameenspotlight.com

Finding things to do during weekends has taken on whole new meaning for four local teens. Bryce St. Cyr, Ethan Doré, Hayden Davies and Nick Cherot have been enjoying a new and active world of experiences since joining Princeton Air Cadets. On Tuesday nights the teens carpool over to Penticton to participate in Squadron 259 (Penticton) Parade nights. Local organizer for Princeton, Dawn Gardner has been actively pursuing the reorganization of the Princeton Air Cadets. “There are more youth interested, but for now the travelling to Penticton on school- nights is tough to do especially with other activities students are involved

They began at 8 a.m. in the morning and finished at 5 p.m. They learned air traffic control signals, take off and landing procedures, retrieval procedure of gliders once landing took place and while in the air, they learned how to release the tow rope. “They were still flying when they landed,” said Gardner with a chuckle. The Princeton Air Cadets have some busy days ahead of them. They will be participating in the following events; May 6 - COPA - at the Princeton Airport, May 9, the Rick Hansen celebrations at Veterans Square, May 26 - ACR Parade & Review (annual inspection), which includes static displays, Air Cadet Squadron Band, uniform inspection and parade (all family and friends are encouraged to attend) and the Annual Air Show in Princeton on July 21.

in,” Gardner said. “Recruitment is ongoing, I am hoping to get enough interest, funding and a building to be able to operate our own squadron again, right here in Princeton.” A couple of weeks ago, the four Princeton cadets participated in a weekend survival camp in Vernon. They learned how to build a shelter, how to gather water properly and they experienced individual meal packages (IMPs). The teens thought the meals were “pretty cool three course meals, including the after-dinner mint.” They learned about hypothermia and first aid basics as well as participated in endurance training which included dropping to do push-ups while running up hill. On Saturday April 22, the teens spent the day experiencing gliding in Oliver.

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(Left to right) Bryce St. Cyr, Ethan Doré, Hayden

Davies (missing from photo Nick Cherot) during Gliding day in Oliver.

Business & Service Directory AUTOMOTIVE

Huffy’s Auto Repair

Jim Shales Cell: 250-295-8012 kvc@nethop.net

4 LICENSED MECHANICS 2 with Extensive GM Training / 2 with 30 years experience

All mechanics take ongoing training & updating. WE HAVE THE BEST DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE •A/C Work •Transmissions • Specialize in Computers & Computerized Fuel Injection Now offering: •Flat Repairs •New Tire Sales •Wheel Balancing Can inspect MOTORCYCLES to GREYHOUND BUSES

Ph: 250-295-6458

AUTO PARTS MAC’S AUTO PARTS 193 Vermilion Ave. Ph: 250-295-6944

HONDA WATER PUMPS, TILLERS, LAWN MOWERS, GENERATORS, SNOW BLOWERS

BIN & DISPOSAL

~ Kitchen & Bath ~ Custom Cabinets ~ Planning & Design ~ Counter Tops

Jim Shales Cell: 250-295-8012 kvc@nethop.net

Owner

Ph: 250-295-0606 Fax: 250-295-6588

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A Division of Surecraft Construction Ltd. “Your local building professionals!”

CABINETS

Brian Coyne

331 Old Hedley Road PO Box 948 Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM Tuesday & Thursday 10 -2 Wednesday 5 - 7 #3-600 Similkameen Ave. (by the Tunnel)

~ Kitchen & Bath ~ Custom Cabinets ~ Planning & Design ~ Counter Tops

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM Tuesday & Thursday 10 -2 Wednesday 5 - 7 #3-600 Similkameen Ave. (by the Tunnel) A Division of Surecraft Construction Ltd. “Your local building professionals!”

CAN-AM SKI-DOO Reichert Sales & Service Ltd ski-doo & can-am Sales & Service reichertsales@mac.com

Marg & Ed Reichert

GARDEN CENTRE

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Don & Anna’s Greenhouses

PAQUETTE’S HEATING

OPEN:

WETT Certified, Sales, Installation & Repairs

Mon. - Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

DARYL CLARKE

Sunday 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Certified Septic Design & Installations / Foundation Excavations Water, Electric & Sewer Line Installations / Landscaping & Clearing

4 km West of Keremeos (Near Red Bridge)

Phone: 250-295-0095

Cell: 250-293-6021

RENTALS/LANDSCAPING OTTER VALLEY Rentals, Supplies & Services

FENCING SPECIALISTS

*FULLY INSURED* ALL Facets of PRESSURE WASHING with HOT WATER •Commercial •Residential •Industrial

WOOD, PELLET, GAS, OIL, HEAT/COOL PKGS GOODMAN, AMANA, ENVIROFIRE, REGENCY, HEARTH PADS

#31 Ashnola Road, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N1

Phone:(250)499-5785 Email: don_annas@nethop.net

ROOFING SPECIALISTS ALL PURPOSE ROOFING • Let me keep you dry /Reasonable rates • Any type of re-roofing & repairs • Serving the area for over 20 years • Over 60 years experience/NO Subcontracting

250-295-6449

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Tulameen, B.C. V0X 2L0

Ph: 250-295-6489 Fax: 250-295-7768

RAY MICHAUD •10% Seniors Discount

email: roofer.101@hotmail.com

Toll Free 1-877-299-ROOF (7663) Princeton: 250-295-3643 Fax: 250-295-3472 FREE ESTIMATES • ALL WORK GUARANTEED

G.E Paquette

Phone: 250-295-6178

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SEPTIC SERVICE Septic Cleaning Outhouse Rentals & Sales Mark Riegling

Owner /Operator

250-295-4191


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Penticton RCMP nap Top 10 car thief Staff Writer Penticton Western News

One of B.C’s Top 10 prolific car thieves was arrested on April 26 by the Penticton RCMP. Jordan Brown and another male were seen escaping from a window at the rear of a residence on the Penticton Indian Reserve by RCMP, who had been dispatched to a disturbance Thursday evening. One of the officers recognized Brown and a brief foot-chase ensued. Brown was arrested without incident. He then made brief court appearance on April 27, before being remand-

ed into custody. Cpl. Martin Trudeau said Brown had seven outstanding warrants for his arrest stemming from several charges including theft under and over $5,000, robbery while wearing a face mask, possession of a knife for the purpose of committing an offence and breach of undertaking. In March Penticton RCMP said there was a drop in vehicle theft and automobile break-ins since prolific offenders, like Brown, had gone underground. “I know we have some prolific offenders that have been targeted by our community safety team, and with those prolific offenders either being incarcerated and/or being on the run, or currently at large, they are remaining

very low-profile right now. “I think that plays into the part of the reduction we have seen here,” said Cpl. Ted Manchulenko. Part of the decrease was also due to the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT). There was five per cent fewer vehicle theft incidents and 24 per cent fewer break-ins in 2011 compared to 2010. The bait car program introduced in 2003 also has been effective in Penticton said Manchulenko. According to RCMP there were 34 per cent fewer vehicle thefts and 69 per cent fewer break-ins since that program was introduced to Penticton.

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Penticton RCMP nabbed one of B.C.’s Top 10 prolific car thieves, Jordan Brown, on Thursday evening.

Business & Service Directory ZORN ENGRAVERS & TROPHIES Herman F. Zorn

BEDDING & PELLET

Brian Coyne le y t S OldBedding & Pellet Owner

Government Certified and Licensed Engraver since 1966

Sales & Delivery 331 Old Hedley Road PO Box 948 Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0

Supplier of a complete line of quality trophies, gifts and manufacturer of plastic or metal signs & badges.

BOTTLE RETURN

P.O. Box RR#1, Site 11, Comp 26 4238 Princeton Summerland Road Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0 Phone: 250-295-6254 Email:hermzorn@telus.net CHILDCARE SERVICE

Little Seeds Childcare Centre Mandy Chapman Early Childhood Educator 250-295-0099

THE HUT

Bottle Depot

367

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ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS OR SERVICE HERE FOR ONLY

littleseedschildcare@hotmail.com

$14.50 PER WEEK

ENGRAVING

POOL/HOT TUB SERVICE

ZORN ENGRAVERS & TROPHIES Herman F. Zorn

250-438-0103 Princeton, BC Service/Repair • Design • Installation •

Email: custompool@live.ca

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TOM REICHERT RENTALS Box 1C #2 Tulameen, BC V0X 2L0 Phone 250-295-7329 Fax 250-295-7395

Specializing in: Cement Finishing Damp Proofing & Forms

otterrock@nethop.net

DEALERSHIP STEPHEN YEE

Sales Representative Our Reputation is Your Guarantee Box 1540 • Nicola Avenue • Merritt, British Columbia V1K 1B8 • Phone 250-378-9255 • Fax: 250-378-4625 • Toll Free: 1-888-378-9255 •

Email: syee@murraygmmerritt.com www.murrayautogroup.com

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Blake Glover

Government Certified and Licensed Engraver since 1966

RENTAL SERVICES

Now WE ACCEPT ALL POP, JUICE, WATER, MILK Accepting LIQUOR AND BEER CONTAINERS MILK HOURS: 11 AM - 4 PM & 10 AM - 4 PM SATURDAYS Containers! CLOSED TUESDAYS AND STAT HOLIDAYS HWY. 3 250-295-3835

Serving The Pool & Spa Industry Since 1979

Supplier of a complete line of quality trophies, gifts and manufacturer of plastic or metal signs & badges. P.O. Box RR#1, Site 11, Comp 26 4238 Princeton Summerland Road Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0 Phone: 250-295-6254 Email:hermzorn@telus.net

Ph: 250-295-0606 Fax: 250-295-6588

Sakchai Rick Chaicomdee

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RANKING - PSS student results in line with parents’ income Twelve per cent of exams were failed, up from five per cent in 2010. This was a big improvement over 2007, when 26 per cent of exams were failed. PSS’s graduation rate for 2011 was 92 per cent, down five per cent from 2010. The Fraser Institute also predicted each school’s ranking based on parents’ average income. PSS parents earn around $63,500 a year, and the school’s ranking closely matched this number. The highest ranking schools were private schools in Vancouver, including York

House, Crofton House and Little Flower that scored over 9.7/10. The top 10 ranked schools were all from the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island. The lowest ranking schools are Nisga’a ElementarySecondary in northern B.C., George M Dawson Secondary on Haida Gwaii and Hazelton Seondary in northern B.C. All scored lower than 0.5/10. Teachers and principals have voiced concerns about the report in the past, saying it does not reflect every school properly. Exam results do not necessarily indicate how well a

improvement, regardless of the personal and family characteristics of its student population,” Cowley said. Parents have shown great interest in the ranking, the institute said. Last year, 390,000 individual school reports and comparisons on B.C. and Yukon secondary schools were downloaded. “Clearly, parents want to know whether their local schools are meeting the provincial standard for learning,” Cowley said. “Whether it’s schools, hospitals, or any public institution, governments need to measure performance and encourage improvement.”

school is doing, the teachers said. But Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies, said in a news release that the report considers all factors that affect learning. “That’s why our report card offers demographic data in addition to exam results,” he said. According to the report, 14 of the fastest-improving secondary schools in B.C. are public schools. Of that total, 10 are below the provincial average in terms of parental incomes. “Our rankings show that every school is capable of

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Chris, our son and brother. Chris, Ch it has been ten years since you were taken from us. Our hearts are still broken and we feel they will never heal. Please help us to understand why you yo had to be taken from us to go to a higher land. Our days are still hard to put in, our hearts are still so heavy. Maybe one day we will understand. We pray for the day when tears will stop and our hearts will heal. We want to remember you with smiles on our faces as we recall the happiest times and some of the bad times. When we lost you before, God gave you back to us for four more precious years. May the angels love you and hold you till we see you again. We love you Chris and we always will. Love Mom and Dad and Family

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EXPERIENCED SERVICE ADVISOR for Chrysler dealership in Salmon Arm. Strong customer satisfaction skills. Able to work in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage/benefit package. Fax resume 1-250-832-4545. email: pat@brabymotors.com Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

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ARMSTRONG, (N. CORNETT) JOAN LOUISE July 19, 1926 - April 22, 2012 Joan passed away peacefully on April 22, 2012 in Keremeos, B.C. Joan is survived by her children; John (Judy), Ann (Larry) Heather (Murray) and grandchildren; Athena, Dominique, Meghan, Marina and Logan. Joan was predeceased by her husbandd 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. She 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 final 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 (Ecumenical) 607- 5th Street Keremeos at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Orchard Haven Activity Centre.


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JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat - phone 250-832-8053, fax 250-8324545, email: pat@brabymotors.com. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Truong Composting Send Resume to PO Box 2198 Princeton, BC V0X 1W0

WANTED: Part time/Full time cook. Apply in person with resume to Country Kitchen Restaurant. 245 Vermilion Ave. 250-295-7838 WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barrista’s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: tcrltd@island.net. Attn: Taso.

Medical/Dental MARIPOSA Gardens in Osoyoos seeking FT Recreational Therapist/Manager. Resume & Cover to becky.marlatt@balticproperties.ca

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EMERALD CEDAR EDGING Buy Direct From Grower, 6ft.-10 for $240, Planting + Delivery available. Call Budget Nurseries 250-498-2189

4 BIKES for sale $20/each. One Ford snow tire on rim $40. Children’s toys, prices vary good quality brand names. Call 250-295-7827 4 TIRES 195/70R 14”. Came off a Chevy Citation, pretty good shape. $75/all 250-2953310 BOWFLEX STYLE exercise machine $99, still in box. 250295-3247 BUILT-IN DISHWASHER $50. Call 250-295-6428 DANBY window Air Conditioner $80. Depression Era cup & saucer set $40. 250-295-6656

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CASTLE RESORT SPECIAL MONTHLY RENTALS • Bedroom(s) with shared bathroom & kitchen $350/$400/month • 2 bedroom apartment w/bathroom & kitchen $1000/month • 3 Bedroom house, bath, kitchen & laundry $1200/month • 4 bedroom house on lake $2500/month All above are fully furnished includes utilities, cable & utilities

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Misc. for Sale 8” VANEER CHIPPER no motor, best offer. (250)494-3468 after 5pm DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? ONE STOP shopping, get a million different products here. High quality, 20% less than Walmart, vitamins, health, nutrition, cosmetics, jewelry, cleaners, soaps, shampoos, guaranteed; tonyspacil.ca. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info and DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

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RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New, Opening May 2012. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC 250-462-7055. www.copperridge.ca

FOR SALE BY OWNER. 2 bedroom mobile home. 1969 Villager 12x50 $5,500 obo Call 250-295-3624

1) 3 Bedroom Available now. $800 1) 3 Bedroom Available June 1. $800 1) 1 Bedroom Available May 1. $650 All apartments are: • Newly renovated • Adult oriented • Non-smoking • No Pets

Close to the Hospital on 3rd bench.

To view, call 250-295-1711 2 BEDROOM apartment, very clean, no pets, good ref’s required. Avail now. $650/month heat included. Avail. now. Call 250-295-3482 FURNISHED or un-furnished apt for rent in Princeton Avail. now, need excellent ref’s & DD. No pets. Call 250-2951006 leave a message.

Apartment Furnished FURNISHED 1 bedroom suite. large sundeck, immaculate, on the river. 10 min. from town. Includes F/S, & WiFi. N/S, pets negotiable. Avail. now $550/month. Call 250295-7861 or 250-273-0197

Commercial/ Industrial

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE. 301 Bridge Street. 2400 sq. ft. price negotiable, good commercial exposure. Avail. now Management. Heather Johnson or Brenda Upton 250-295-6977

Cottages / Cabins RIVERSIDE MOTEL Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Call 250-295-6232 for Details

Duplex / 4 Plex 1 BEDROOM duplex basement. $480/month. 250-295-3248 3 BEDROOM duplex, bath, 5 appliances, N/S, $800/month DD & Ref’s Call 250-295-3988

with Call 1.5 N/P, req.

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

Beautiful 2100 sq. ft. Rancher in quiet cul-de-sac * THREE Bedrooms, * TWO Bathrooms * LARGE entertaining living room * NEW roof, gutters, wood insert in fireplace, and blinds Very private back yard onto park land www.comfree to view Would also consider renting

Reduced: $380,000

PLEASE CALL 250-295-7645

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Rentals

Transportation

Misc for Rent

Auto Financing

BACHELOR SUITES, SMALL 1 bedroom, Plus many more. Call 250-295-7274 for details

Transportation

Cars - Domestic 1998 HONDA Accord, 217,000 km. All servicing at Penticton Honda (records available). Brakes redone March 2012. All season radials, plus winter tires on rims. Asking $4,000 250-295-6629

Mobile Homes & Pads

Motorcycles 1986 HONDA Shadow $500. OBO 250-295-4136

3 BEDROOM mobile for rent. #58 Lynnwood M.H.P. $600/month. No Kids. 250295-3305

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

Homes for Rent

Scrap Car Removal FOR RENT #101-301 Bridge street. Clean apt. modern 3/pce bath. $680/month + Util. Avail. Now. #401-301 Bridge Street. Clean Apt., modern 3/pce bath. $680/month + util. Avail. Now. • 2 BEDROOM, plus den second floor apt. overlooking downtown, yard, in-suite laundry, garage/driveway parking. $900/month + util. N/Dogs or children please. 123B Vermilion Ave. Avail. Now. • 1 BEDROOM, cute, downtown. $650/month + util. Avail May 1. 83 Harold Ave. Licensed Property Management. Heather Johnson 250-295-6977 or 250-295-8591 HOMES FOR RENT • 1 BEDROOM in town newly reno. suite, $700/month includes util. • 2 BEDROOM basement suite, F/S, shared laundry, private entrance, nice yard. $800/month incl. util. Avail Now. • 2 BEDROOM house, nice yard, F/S/W/D, Allison Flats $800/month + Util. Avail May 1 • OFFICE Space avail, in Medical building. Suite single professional. $400/month includes everything DD & Ref’s Req. For All! Call ~ Heather D~ for more listings. 250-295-8025 Keremeos area 2bdrm mobile. Rent $550, next to orchard. 1 bdrm house also avail $500. Cell 250-499-0558. LIKE NEW home on acreage, ground floor suite. 2 bedrooms, full bath w/jacuzzi tub, gas fireplace, laundry, all appliances. $750/month util incl. Avail. May 1. 250-295-3966

Want to Rent LOOKING TO RENT-Shed with electricity for hobby upholstery. 250-295-1616

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

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

1-800-910-6402

“WANTED” Scrap Cars, Trucks, Metal. U Call I Haul. Scrap Metal & Vehicles can be dropped off @ 680 Old Mill Rd. Cash for some. 250-295-5102 weekends call 250-295-3055

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

Trucks & Vans

GUARANTEED

1990 FORD Bronco 2, 4x4, auto., rebuilt engine Asking $1800. 250-295-6285 1995 JIMMY 4x4, new tires, brakes, windshield & alternator. All in good running condition (with receipts, proof of work). Good hunting vehicle $2500 obo. 1-604-762-4012 1997 JEEP Grand Cherokee. P/W, P/L, heated power seats, sunroof, leather interior, A/c, newer brakes and tires. Well maintained $6,000. 250-2951653

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Cars - Domestic

Boats

1996 CADILLAC STS, gets 750 klm per tank $3,000. OBO 1991 Toyota 4x4 Celica $2,000. OBO 250-295-4136

8 FT PELICAN boat and Minnkota electric motor. 2 swivel seats. $500. 250-295-0620

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Friday May 4th, 2012 5 pm - 6 pm The units will be disbursed via the Silent Auction format. Interested parties may view the units between these hours. Bidding closes at 6 pm with the highest unit bids being accepted. Payment -Cash.

DEWDNEY TRAIL SELF STORAGE 300 Hwy #3 250-295-7115

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts 2003 F350 4X4 CREWCAB DIESEL with Rebco box, headgasket gone for parts or complete, best offer. 2004 F350 full set of springs, all rads, misc parts, front & rear diff. 373 gears, best offer. 1979 F250 2WDR 6CYl 4SPD been crashed, motor, running gear, tranny all good, best offer. Phone (250)494-3468 after 5pm

1-250-762-9447


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PRINCETON REALTY The Local Experts

Owner Heather Johnson 250-295-8591

224 Bridge Street, Princeton, B.C. Tel: (250) 295-6977 Fax: (250) 295-3411

www.princetonbc.com

2128 Pr-S’lnd Road

115 2nd Street

350 Mayne Ave.

406 Brandlmayr Gate

MLS 136659 Wide open modern rancher on 10 plus acres with loads of privacy. South facing with sun all year round. $569,000.00

MLS 136596 Impressive cabin in Tulameen. Right across from the KVR (Trans Canada Trail) and just a quick jaunt to Otter Lake. $359,000.00

MLS 136590 Bright, private and immaculate! Well maintained home has perfectly manicured lawns and plenty of updates. $259,900.00

MLS 136429 Move right in to this completely renovated 2 bed, 2 bath home that feels like new! Many updates over the past 5 years. $83,000.00

273 Angela Ave.

2200 Hwy 5A

129 Round Lake Rd.

473 Corina Ave.

MLS 136372 Incredibly charming home has lots of character. Original softwood flooring, 8’6 ceilings and storm windows add to it’s appeal. $169,900.00

MLS 135971 Come unwind by the lake. Beautiful lake front cottage offers year round activities. Renovated in 2007. A must see! $279,900.00

MLS 135847 Fabulous cabin located 20 minutes from town on Hwy 5A in the middle of great fishing lakes. 1 acre backing crown land. $289,000.00

MLS 134938 Remodeled 2 bedroom home in quiet corner of Deblyn MHP. Situated on large, fully fenced lot at end of no-thru street. $69,900.00

479 Similkameen Ave.

405 Grant Avenue.

511 Mayne Ave.

484 Mayne Ave.

MLS 134206 Fantastic investment or starter property. 14 x 8 greenhouse, large garden area and 2 storage sheds. Back yard fenced. $144,500.00

MLS 134098 Wonderful corner lot family home locate on quiet street in the desirable 3rd bench area. Enjoy open concept design. $329,900.00

MLS 134101 Fantastic contemporary style home is simply immaculate, inside and out. Gorgeous mountain views. $289,900.00

MLS 132149 Fully loaded family home located in an appealing neighbourhood on the 3rd bench. RV hook up and 2 car-heated garage. $360,000.00

464 Corina Ave.

104 Thistle Road

2971 Crestview Road

133 Bridge Street

MLS 133631 2 bedroom Prefab is set on a 1/3 of an acre and enjoys 93 feet of frontage along the beautiful Tulameen River. $239,900.00

MLS 130729 This is a little gem, .94 lot makes for extreme privacy with this cozy cabin nestled in the pine and fir trees. Easy maintenance. $259,000.00

MLS 112919 CONTINGENT to probate. Lakeview cabin at popular Allison Lake. Quick and easy getaway that is accessible by car. $199,900.00

MLS 106771 Best commercial visibility in town! Corner location on route to Hwy 5A of Princeton’s main street. 4 lots has much potential. $225,000.00

REAL ESTATE DEFINITIONS INTEREST: The cost of borrowing money for a given period of time. Interest is usually paid to the lender in installments along with repayment of the principal loan amount. INTEREST ADJUSTMENT DATE (“IAD”): A date from which interest on the mortgage advanced is calculated for regular payments. This date is usually one payment period before regular mortgage payments begin. Interest due between the date the mortgage is advanced and the IAD is due on closing.

Broker Dan Pippin 250-295-6977

Doug Haayer 250-295-1585

Al M t Alana Meston 250-295-1580

L M Lee Mowry 250-295-1990

Candice Stadler 250-295-2017

M t G Marty Gray 250-295-5044

INTEREST RATE: The rate at which you pay interest to the lender. For example, when the mortgage balance is $100,000, and the interest rate is 6 per cent, one single annual payment will include $6,000 interest. More frequent payments will result in different amounts.

STOP BY TO SEE YOUR LOCAL EXPERT TODAY

Tyler Willis 250-295-2419


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country IT’S BARBECUE TIME!

Most Productive Agents in Canada. * Based on 2010 closed transactions. Source CREA and RE/MAX internal data.

JUDY KLASSEN

HAVE FUN WITH IT, AFTER ALL BARBECUING IS ABOUT HAVING FUN ISN’T IT? 125 WEST CHINA CREEK

255 LUARD AVENUE

250-295-JUDY

judyklassen@remax.net

DEAN STINSON

Come in and see us today at RE/MAX country and we will help you find a place for your barbecue. 250-295-8537

402 BILLITER AVENUE

418 JOHNSON STREET

1094 HIGHWAY 5A

2216 BROMLEY

dean@thedean.ca

ALANNAH BOISSE

250-295-2306

alannahboisse@remax.net

SANDI MANSFIELD

“Why do you have your front door leading right into the dining room? 250-295-3222 Sales Administrator

So my relatives won’t have to waste any time.”

240 Bridge Street, Princeton Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

AVAILABLE RENTALS: 3 bedroom, plus den $900/month Contact us for more information.

Phone: 250-295-3222 Fax: 1-866-459-2236


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B R I T I S H C O L U M B I A R O D E O A S S O C I AT I O N

Princeton RODEO

Local Entries by April 28th, 2012 8 am – 2 pm

Bernie Hudyma

250.295.7479

Stan Thompson Memorial Rodeo • May 12 & 13, 2012 – 1:30pm Sunflower Downs - Exhibition Grounds, Princeton BC BRITISH COLUMBIA RODEO ASSOCIATION

Special Events Drill Team West Coast Thunder

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Week Adultend Passes A Senio s $15/$25 vailable r

CLOWN - JJ Harrison ANNOUNCER - Al Parsons Half Time Kids Games

KIDS s 60+ $10 weekend 12 & (13-18) $1 day/ $17w Unde 0 r Free day/ $17weekend eeke nd

For more information call 250.295.7479 SPONSORED BY PRINCETON RODEO CLUB

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