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No survivors in plane crash near Connector Kathy Michaels STAFF REPORTER

There are no survivors from the floatplane that crashed into a heavily wooded area Sunday night near Brenda Mines off the Okanagan Connector. The de Havilland Beaver was carrying two passengers and a pilot to Pitt Meadows from Kelowna when it hit the ground and burst into flames, shortly before 7 p.m. According to emergency crews that attended the scene, it appeared as though the pilot was trying to land on the highway, but came just short of that goal. “The distance from the road was 500 to 750 feet,” said Troy Russell, West Kelowna fire captain who co-ordinated the …IT LOOKED LIKE fire response last night. THEY MADE AN “You could see the diATTEMPT TO DO A rection of flight– and as bystanders have said—it LANDING ON THE looked like they made an HIGHWAY… attempt to do a landing on Capt. Troy Russell, the highway, but efforts West Kelowna were hindered by the topography.” firefighter The fuselage of the plane was intact, however as the plane came through the trees a wing was knocked off. Other wreckage was scattered in a 200 square-feet radius and flames whipped around the area. As rescue crews assessed what to do with the plane, Russell’s team attempted to snuff out small fires and hotspots. “To our advantage, it wasn’t an August fire, but we did have forestry on site. They deployed a working team up to the fire as well,” he said. “With their expertise, and the conditions there wasn’t a lot of threat as nightfall came.” As crews worked to mop up the scene, Russell said family members of those who died in the crash arrived.


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STREET HOCKEY REVIVAL…More than 140 teams spread across 10 competing divisions took part in last Saturday’s Hockey Night In Canada Play On! street hockey tournament held outside Prospera Place. See story on A7.


Taxes expected to be hot item for mayors Alistair Waters ASSISTANT EDITOR

Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray says he thinks there could be a call for a new deal for municipalities in B.C. when as many as 86 mayors from across the province meet in Penticton later this week.

Gray, who said yesterday he had not seen an agenda for the inaugural meeting of B.C. mayors yet, said he expects the principle focus will be the impact of the federal, provincial and municipal government on taxpayers. “The three levels of government all have their

hands in the taxpayers pocket but to much different degrees,” said Gray. He said 50 per cent of the taxes people pay go to the federal government, 42 per cent go to province and “we have to run this place (municipality) on eight per cent.” The mayors’ meeting,

a first for the province, will gather mayors from large and small municipalities throughout B.C. to talk about issues on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Organized by Surrey’s Diane Watts, some have questioned if it is an attempt to replace the annu-

al Union of B.C. Municipalities convention which is held each September. But Gray echoed the comments of organizer Surrey Mayor Diane Watts, who has said that is not the case.

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During a special meeting of the Regional District of the Central Okanagan board last week, regional director Patty Hanson apologized for previously calling for the resignation of chairman Robert Hobson and development services director Dan Plamondon. “I would like to make a formal public apology to chair Robert Hobson and director of development services Dan Plamondon for my statements at the regional district board meeting on April 23, 2012,” said Hanson. “I recognize that this has caused them personal grief and was an attack on their professional reputation, and as such, I unequivocally retract my statements that the entire board was deliberately misled by the chair and director. “I was frustrated with the process for rural development and commit to working with our staff, the chair and my colleagues on the board in the future to deal with issues such as this.” After the statement, the regional board held a vote of confidence in Hobson and Plamondon, which received unanimous endorsement by the board.

Kelowna is looking for financial assistance from the province, through the Union of B.C. Municipalities, to help it fight the mountain pine beetle. According to Blair Stewart, the city’s urban forestry supervisor, with 24 per cent of the trees in the city ponderosa pines and 60 to 80 per cent expected to be infected by 2018, the potential for serious damage here is high. “It’s not a question of if, but rather when,” Stewart told council Monday. While infestation rates have been slower here than in other parts of the

Pine beetle attack is taxing city’s finances province, the city has been active in trying to attack the problem, which has seen vast stands of trees in northern and central B.C. killed by the beetle in recent years. The city, through a partnership with the federal government, has received $1.27 million in funding through 2014 to help with beetle control measures. So far, the city’s main goal has been to assist with city-owned property. Under the funding being applied for from Victoria, the city could have up to 90 per cent of its costs, up to $100,000 and 75 per cent of its costs from $100,000 to

$400,000 re-imbused. Stewart said the city has made a $165,000 application for funding assistance. In addition to a beetle hotline that is provided to give the public information about the problem and possible solutions—especially private landowners who are affected—the city has fuel modification crews that have completed work at 29 sites where there is beetle-kill wood. Some of the hardest hit areas so far in the city include North Glenmore near the city’s landfill and areas out near Gallagher’s Canyon, said Stewart.


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JAW DROPPING ART… UBC’s Okanagan campus fine arts undergraduate student Dylan Ranney will have a showing of his work in the Alternator Gallery at the Rotary Centre for the Arts next month. The gala opening will be held on June 1, 7 p.m. Ronney will feature several paintings and drawings in the exhibit.

Kelowna city council has found a company to run the food concession at Hot Sands Beach in City Park. But its bid to establish a concession stand at the Queensway bus terminus beside City Hall has come up empty. On Monday, council was told no one responded to the offer of a year-round concession at the downtown bus loop, prompting one councillor to say that could be because there are already restaurants in the area.

Coun. Andre Blanleil noted that there is a Subway sandwich shop very close by and it was clear there was no interest by any potential concessionaire. “So if there is no interest, I don’t think we should pursue this,” he said. As for the Hot Sands concession, it was awarded to Service Star F&B Services for three years, netting the city $4,500 this year, $5,000 next year and $5,500 in 2014. The rent for the location in 2011 was $1,000.

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Co-op launches online survey The Okanagan Valley is currently without a formal car sharing service, but this is about to change. In order to explore the feasibility of establishing car sharing in the Okanagan and to identify the potential demand for car sharing in this area, the recently founded non-profit Okanagan Car Share Coop will launch its first online survey. The survey will be open until May 20 for all interested citizens. “Our objective is to develop a car sharing co-operative with a fleet of vehicles in the Okanagan and to provide environmentally and socially sustainable, affordable transportation alternatives to the Okanagan community,” said co-founder and board member Angela Reid-

Nagy, a former Kelowna city councillor. “The overall goal of the OCSC is to create a more diverse, multi-modal transportation network in the Okanagan Valley, while promoting GHG emissions reductions and providing real options for individuals and businesses looking to make a shift from the traditional vehicle ownership model.” With 2012 marked as the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives, the Okanagan Car Share Co-op already benefited from the sixth co-operative principle of co-ops supporting other co-ops, by attending the Federation of Canadian Carshare Co-operatives Conference in Winnipeg earlier this year. This was a great opportunity to learn from

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City advocates for Drinking Water Week

Together with the B.C. Water and Waste Association and the province of British Columbia, the City of Kelowna will be a vocal supporter of B.C. Drinking Water Week, May 13 to 19. “This week will highlight the importance of having access to clean, safe and reliable drinking water,” said Adrian Weaden, the city’s water quality and pumpstations supervisor. “The safety and availability of drinking water is often taken for granted as people don’t quite realize how much tap water plays into their daily routine.” The average water use per person per day in the Okanagan is 675 litres. With the demand for water constantly increasing, significant costs and energy are required to treat our drinking water in order for it to be clean, safe and delivered to our taps. According to the BCWWA, one of the first steps to effective stewardship and conservation of water is understanding the process in which water is collected, treated and delivered to faucets. The City of Kelowna’s water utility serves highquality water to more than 65,000 residents and more than 1,700 businesses, representing 53 per cent of Kelowna’s population. The city’s utility draws water at four locations from Okanagan Lake. It is then treated with ultra-violet light and chlorine before being distributed throughout the city’s network. Water is then pumped to the utility’s 24 reservoirs before being distributed to homes and businesses. The Poplar Point pump station is the city’s main pump station, drawing water at rates up to 1,600 litres per second with a peak capacity of 100 million litres per day during the high summer irrigation season.

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Father of man charged with murder granted bail at $100,000 Roger Knox CONTRIBUTOR

A Cherryville man charged in connection with a 2011 murder in Armstrong has been granted bail. But Stephen Roy Foerster can only leave custody if he comes up with the $100,000 in bail ordered by B.C. Supreme Court Judge Frank Cole Monday morning at the Vernon

Court House. As of Monday afternoon, Foerster had not come up with the amount. Foerster, 58, has been charged with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact in connection with the homicide of Armstrong teenager Taylor Van Diest, who was killed Oct. 31. “The judge wrote a decision according to law and gave him bail,” said

Foerster’s lawyer, Bill Firman. “He was entitled to bail.” Cole also ordered Foerster not to have contact with a number of people and, should he be released on bail, he is not allowed to be in Armstrong. Van Diest was found badly injured by family and friends near the Rosedale Avenue railway tracks after she failed to show up for Halloween

festivities with friends. She died that night in Kelowna hospital. Foerster’s son, Matthew Stephen Foerster, 26, is facing a first degree murder charge in connection with Van Diest’s death. Stephen Foerster’s next court appearance is slated for May 23 in Vernon, while Matthew Foerster is scheduled to next appear in Kelowna court in June.

Police seek information about hit and run accident in parking lot Kelowna RCMP are looking for information after a 23-year-old woman was struck by a car, that was backing up, in the Canadian Tire parking lot on Leckie Road in Kelowna. The incident happened at noon on May 12. The woman was at the rear of the Boat Smart

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Liberals try for election gag order again Tom Fletcher CONTRIBUTOR

The B.C. government is attempting to restore limits on third-party election spending that were struck down by a judge before the 2009 vote. Attorney General Shirley Bond has introduced amendments that would put limits on spending by unions, business groups and other non-party advertisers in the 40 days before the official start of an election campaign. A previous 60-day limit was challenged by seven public sector unions, led by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, and rejected by a B.C. Supreme Court judge as an unjustified restriction on freedom of speech. Current rules restrict party and non-party spending during a formal 28-day election campaign, but contain no limits on spending before that period. The government intends to submit the proposed 40-day restriction to the B.C. Supreme Court before it takes effect. If a judge approves, the new restrictions would apply for the election set for May of 2013. NDP justice critic Leonard Krog said if the B.C. Liberals want to reform election spending, they should ban corporate and union donations to political parties as the NDP and B.C. Conservative parties have advocated, Krog said.

Upcoming dates: May 26, June 13 and September 12.

First Reading has been given to OCP Bylaw Amendment 10702 intended to make miscellaneous adjustments for Council directed and staff initiated amendments: · Future Land Use Mapping changes at 1510 Hwy 33 W / 1500 Mayden Road; 1000 - 1060 Manhattan Drive; 145 – 163 Asher Road / 160 – 168 Asher Road / 165 Dougall Road / 110-150 Hwy 33 W / 160 Hwy 33 W / 190 Hwy 33 W / 250 Hwy 33 W / 115 – 135 Roxby Road / 166 – 170 Rutland Road North; 5007 / 5019 Chute Lake Road / 5059 Treadgold Court; 1939 Pandosy / 504 Sutherland Avenue; 2765 Dunster Road. · Add new Housing policies to reflect Council approved language from the Housing Strategy; · Minor wording changes to Policy 5.25.1 Retail Impact Analysis and the definition of Purpose-Built Rental Housing.

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Justin Putz and his team were down 2-1 during the halftime intermission of their second street hockey game on Saturday. The temperature was hot and his troops were tired, but they still spitted out words of encouragement to try and turn the game’s momentum. The second half looked completely different than the first. The play opened up and goals started pouring in at both ends of the street. Putz’s team was down two goals before clawing back to tie the match with only three minutes left in the game. In the end, their opponents scored a late one and posted a 7-6 victory to conclude an exciting match.

The result was one of hundreds of story lines that came out of the Hockey Night in Canada Play On! Kelowna street hockey tournament this past weekend. Over 140 teams, spread out through 10 divisions, battled it out on the streets in front of Prospera Place. For Putz, the tournament is an excuse to get a group of friends together for a weekend of sports. “We’ve got guys from Saskatchewan, Alberta, Vancouver and Kelowna. We’re all buddies. We just get back together and play some hockey for a weekend,” said Putz. Becky Hughes, event manager for Kelowna and Burnaby Play On! tournaments, said that numbers were up 30 per cent from last year in the 2012 tournament. “Kelowna is a pretty

manageable event for us—it’s more of a fun event with a nice site and it’s a lot smaller (than Burnaby),” said Hughes. According to Hughes, there are a range of skill levels that take part in Play On!; however, those in the Elite division have a lot to play for. “The winner advances to a national championship this September in Niagara Falls.” The other winners aren’t left empty-handed, said Hughes. Younger kids have the opportunity to win trophies while the older competitors might get their hands on gift certificates or other prizes provided by sponsors. Sean McCutcheon, the goalie for Everyday I’m Byfuglien, was the hero for his team in their first Saturday competition. He stole the show in a

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SCHOOL GRAND OPENING…Aberdeen Hall, an independent, non-denominational university preparatory school next to UBC Okanagan celebrated the grand opening of their new high school last Saturday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place during the school’s Celebration of Education, which saw members of the community, Aberdeen Hall families and local dignitaries touring the campus, meeting the teachers and taking part in activities such as archery, tennis and volleyball. With the addition of the new high school ,Aberdeen Hall’s current student body of 300 now has the space and new facilities to continue their studies from Preschool all the way to Grade 12. On hand for the ribbon cutting pictured above were (from left) Ernie Moreau, Alexis Thomson, MP Ron Cannan, Jeremy Charney, Gina Charney, Nadia Holzhey, Michael Holzhey and head of school Christopher Grieve.


Keep animals out of your garbage Don’t let your garbage becoming a smorgasbord for area wildlife. This trash tip from the Regional Waste Reduction Office comes now that spring has arrived and more animals are coming out of hibernation hungry and on the prowl for food. “The best advice if you live in an area susceptible to wildlife is to reduce the risk of conflict by taking responsibility for your trash” said waste reduction facilitator Rae Stewart. “Bears and other animals have a keen sense of smell, so the idea is not to attract them to your garbage unnecessarily. “If they find your

waste, not only can they make a real mess, but could also pose a risk to you and your family, or to themselves by attracting the unnecessary attention of conservation officers.” All garbage, yard waste and recycling carts need to be accessible for pickup and with lids unlocked for emptying between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on the day of collection only. Putting carts out the night before or days before pickup is due, or leaving them out on a continuous basis will only add to the potential for critter trouble in your neighborhood. The B.C. Conservation

Foundation Bear Aware website also suggests keeping your garbage in a secured shed or garage until pickup day, and recommends not stockpiling or burying garbage. As well, it reminds that fish and meat remains should not be left outside and suggests freezing or keeping them in a cool place until they can be placed into the garbage on your collection day. “Many residents have had success with using bungee straps to secure the lid of their waste carts,” Stewart said. “Keep in mind though, any security devices you choose to deter wildlife from your trash must

be released on the day of your collection so the lid can open freely and the container contents be emptied into the automated truck.” The public is also reminded to take care with what is disposed of in backyard composters. Things like meat, fish, bones, cooking oil, grease, and dairy products should never be left outside or put into a compost bin, as this can attract wildlife to your backyard unnecessarily as well. For more information, visit the Bear Aware websites www.bearaware. or bear_hm.htm.

Kelowna General Hospital and the Central Okanagan Hospice House invite the community to participate in a Walk of Memories this Sunday, May 20. Coinciding with B.C. Bereavement Day, this walk is an opportunity for residents to come together as a community to honour and remember those who have died at KGH and Hospice House over the past year. The walk provides an interactive way for bereaved people to acknowledge their loss by remembering together in a healthy, inclusive, and family-friendly way. KGH is hosting the walk this year as an alternative to the in-house Celebration

of Life Memorial Service. The event sponsorship partners include the Central Okanagan Hospice House, B.C. Cancer Agency and the Salvation Army who have generously sponsored the event with refreshments. The Walk of Memories will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, at Waterfront Park, starting from The Dolphins across from Prospera Place. The walking route will be about one kilometre in length. Four memory stations are placed along the route. The event is free and wheelchair accessible. And volunteers will be available as walking partners.

Attend a public information session To discuss a new project in your community The Kelowna Bulk Transformer Capacity Agreement requires that FortisBC modify our current FA Lee substation. Please attend our information session to learn more. Rutland YMCA 375 Hartman Rd Date: May 16, 2012 Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. If you cannot attend the information session, please learn more about the project at For more information, please call FortisBC at 1-866-436-7847.




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arc Dalton, Maple Ridge-Mission MLA, thinks his party, the B.C. Liberals, should change its name. He says the name—in place since the provincial Liberals formed in 1991 (and the one voters have elected to govern three consecutive terms)—is confusing to some centre-right voters, now that the B.C. Conservatives have surged to solid third-party status. He says those who are federal Conservatives will have a

hard time voting B.C. Liberal next time. Last month, the NDP won two B.C. byelections, in Chilliwack-Hope and Port MoodyCoquitlam. The Liberals came second in both, the Conservatives third. The Liberals fear more vote splitting in the May 2013 provincial election. But changing the party’s name won’t prevent that. Doing so would seem even more confusing to voters, which may be the point. It’s easy to see why the Lib-

erals would want to rebrand the party, distance itself from past scandals and failures, and try to reverse falling popularity. But whateve— the B.C. Alliance Party is being floated about— it’s still the same cast of characters who brought you the B.C. Rail and HST fiascoes. Whether or not Kevin Falcon and other cabinet ministers run again isn’t going to change that. And changing the party’s name, to something more progressive, won’t erase the past, or fool many.

B.C. doesn’t need a new centre-right party—it already has two. The B.C. Conservatives beat the Liberals to the punch. Trying to decide between the two is what’s confusing. Are the Liberals about families or business? A tiger can’t change its stripes. Changing the party’s name is just painting over them. As long as the B.C. Conservatives are around, the right will be split. And that’s what the NDP is counting on.

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t’s an issue that won’t go away in the U.S.—same-sex marriage. Now that President Barack Obama has made his personal feelings on the subject clear—he supports it—Americans are in a tizzy about what it means when their country’s leader says he supports something so “controversial.” Will it cost him votes in the upcoming presidential election? Will it sway those who contribute the huge amounts of money it takes to run a presidential campaign? Will he follow the lead of loose-lipped vice-president Joe Biden on any other politically incendiary subjects? (Biden came out in support of same-sex marriage the week before Obama did.)

That country’s CITY dering. leading news network, Here in CanCONFIDENTIAL CNN, even has a speada, we dealt with cial section on its webthe issue—to the dispage called Obama gruntlement of the and Same-Sex MarConservative Party riage, listing its latest which was in opposstories about the issue. Alistair ition at the time—in Yesterday it looked at Waters 2005. Canada became how black Americans the fourth country in will react, the view of the world to allow it. a top Republican who says same-sex Since then, the Tories—by then the marriage is not a civil rights issue and government—tried to have the matter whether Obama will have more to say reconsidered in Parliament and failed, on the subject. with even some of their own MPs votGranted, Obama is the first siting against the move. ting U.S. president to endorse sameHere, like that other bugaboo of sex marriage but the furor it is raising U.S. politics, state-subsidized health down south is more than a little bewil- care, the issue is a non-issue. As a re-

sult of Parliament’s move seven years ago, the institution of marriage did not crumble when same-sex couples were allowed to legally wed, heterosexual couples’ marriages were not impacted in any way and life went on. Our neighbours to the south should once again take a page from Canada’s book and do the right thing and allow men and women to marry the men or women they love, regardless of sexual orientation. To do anything else is simply wrong. But in the U.S. it’s up to individual states to rule on marriage and while change is happening, it’s moving slowly. Some feel its a moral issue, others feels its a rights issue. And they are both right. But marriage is also a civil

issue—taxes, child support, benefits, pensions—and that’s where the state comes in. If religious views preclude recognition of someone’s marriage, that’s up to the holder. But the state should not have that same it’s-OK-for-somebut-not-for-others prerogative. Obama will find out in November if his personal view makes a difference to U.S. voters. But given that Americans are upset over other issues like health care reform and the U.S. economy, same-sex marriage may not be the deciding factor at the ballot box anyway. Alistair Waters is the assistant editor of the Capital News.

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KSS students keep memory, fundraising alive To the editor: May 10, 2012 marked 10 years since we lost our teenage son to cancer. In 2002 it would have been Connor’s graduation from KSS, a school and environment he loved. Eleven years ago, when Connor was first diagnosed, several of his friends approached Fane Triggs, the rec leadership teacher at Kelowna Secondary School wanting to do something to raise money and awareness for my son’s disease. They decided on a drive-thru breakfast. There were humble beginnings in the KSS parking. Our family attended and were moved to see his

friends and peers so committed to the project. Over the years Cancer Awareness Week at KSS has grown beyond anyone’s expectations and each year Connor is recognized as the impetus, a gesture that overwhelms us as most of today’s staff and students never knew him. Connor, the healthy, happy, all-round student represents the truth that no one is immune from this dreaded disease. Our family has attended many of the assemblies that kick off the week and are always so impressed with the maturity, professionalism and sincerity of the program which changes every

year. For example there are guest speakers, video presentations, personal stories, students singing original songs and during each assembly you could hear a pin drop. The drive-thru breakfast, now held in the Rona parking lot, has grown into a highly efficient, wellattended event. Pouring rain, blowing wind or sun shine, it doesn’t matter; every year the committee is there at 6 a.m. setting up for the 6:30 a.m. start and each student greets you with an abundance of cheer, enthusiasm and gratitude. Then there is the headshaving portion of the week where many brave

students are motivated by the cause to have their locks shorn to raise money and awareness. This gesture is truly not one that is usually credited to teens as image is quite a priority. To attend grad, all things summer or relocating to post-secondary opportunities—all done with little or no hair—this takes a brave person as does losing one’s hair to chemo. The Grade 12 rec leadership classes, under the tutelage of Mr. Triggs, deserves praise and recognition for growing Cancer Awareness Week over 11 years to what it is today, but also the students and staff who stand behind this fundraiser every year

deserve recognition as approximately $250,000. has been donated to the Cancer Agency of the Southern Interior through these efforts. Our family is humbled that Connor was able to ignite a passion in the heart of KSS that continues to burn, bringing awareness and raising funds for a disease that knows no boundaries. Of note: Assembly May 23; Drive-Thru Breakfast at the Rona parking lot off Springfield May 24; and Head Shaving May 25. For information about these call 250-768-5191. Deb Cochrane, West Kelowna


Millions for overpass, little for Westside Road To the editor: My letter is in response to MLA Ben Stewart’s recent comments about Westside Road. Central Okanagan Regional District director Jim Edgeson has been pointing out the dismal condition of the road for a number of years now. (Wrong Kind of Atten-

tion for Westside Road, May 8 Capital News.) But it takes an upcoming election and a BCAA survey naming Westside Road as the worst road in B.C. to get any interest or movement from this Liberal government. Stewart mentions that the planned repairs will not be the “Cadillac” ver-

sion of road work. I guess not, as the Westbank First Nation received the keys to the Cadillac in the form of a tunnel that leads nowhere and an overpass into their new shopping center to the tune of $41 million. I should also point out that Westbank First Nations received another $8

million in compensation and was due to receive 700 acres of publicly held land in exchange for seven-plus acres of land. It was only public outcry and a great deal of public pressure that cancelled this land exchange. Thanks to West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater and the West Kelow-

na council for not backing down on the issue. There is a saying that anyone can spend money but few can spend it wisely. This Liberal government has proven time and time again that it is unable to spend tax payers’ funds wisely. Graeme James, Kelowna

Neighbour has had enough of cotton pickin’ trees in Ben Lee Park spewing fluff balls all around We live right next door to the park and cannot escape the direct line of fire from those trees. Our parking lot has the appearance of a snow blizzard having just passed through. The fluff balls are ankle deep. It gets in everywhere—

nose, mouth, eyes—it even gets in our car when we open the doors to get in. Nothing would please me more than to see those trees ripped out of the ground and replaced with something less polluting and more proud-


Trucking puts onus on drivers To the editor: Apparently the trucking safety rules were made to protect the trucking companies and put the onus on the drivers to make sure the trucks were safe to be on the road. Suppose there are truck problems and the driver does his/her inspection and turns the report in to the company and does

not fix the truck Also suppose the owner is short of money and needs the trip to make a profit. He insists that the trip go ahead. The driver now has the choice of driving the truck as it is and possibly killing someone or getting caught driving the rig, thus losing his license. Nothing seems to happen to the company owner,





so he gets away with it. Does this seem fair? Should not the onus for keeping trucks in shape be on the company owners? This seems like the rules are against the drivers. Some things need a change and I think it is this whole trucking system. Bing Whiteway, Kelowna

ly Canadian, such as the stout Canadian maple tree which does not pollute the atmosphere with unwanted cotton fluff balls and provides spectacular colours in the fall. Is there anyone we could approach to address this aggravating situation?

Perhaps if enough people voiced their dissent in this instance, something would hopefully be done about it.

Lucas Pheiffer, Kelowna

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hen you require an accountant to prepare year-end documents, there are certain items that are required depending on the engagement. For example, an audit requires access to all the financial and non-financial documents and access to office personnel. The purpose is so that the accountant performing the audit can draw reasonable conclusions in order to form an opinion on the financial statements compiled by the company. Most people understand what an audit is and that all or substantially all information is looked at so most are okay with providing complete information and extra information if asked. In a review engagement, users of the financial statements will be relying on the accountant’s report of negative insurance meaning that nothing out of the ordinary was found. They will also be relying on the information contained in the financial statements. Because of this reliance, the information that the accountant performing the review requires


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Concert will close Waterfront Park, Dolphins parking lot Public access to Waterfront Park will be restricted to accommodate the Afrojack concert on Friday, May 18. Waterfront Park will be open to concert ticket

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n smaller businesses, such as professional offices, achieving the right mix of boss and staff is critical. Losing that sometimes hard-won balance can have rather disastrous results. Professionals—for example doctors, lawyers or dentists—are particularly reliant upon their staff. They work closely together and many professionals would say that finding the right staff, and keeping them happy, is the most important factor in the success of the business. Losing that happy state is never more likely to happen than when the owner suddenly decides his or her spouse should join the group. It’s a fairly common occurrence in smaller, owner-operated businesses of this type that the owner’s spouse will join the mix. He or she will, due to the relationship with the owner, often join in a managerial capacity such as “office manager.”

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all makes sense. If the owner can pay his or her spouse to be the office manager, rather than an outsider, more Robert of the profits of the Smithson business stay within the family and this serves as a good income-splitting technique for tax purposes. But, when the owner’s spouse is introduced to the business, the existing employees can be very, very unhappy with the situation. Aside from the likelihood that the other employees will perceive there to be favouritism at play, the actions of the spouse/manager are likely to cause other employees to take offence. An example of how a spousal injection can be poisonous for the workplace atmosphere played out recently before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Monique Drake was a long-serving medical secretary for Dr. Peter Blach. After 12 years of seemingly happy employment, the relationship

was terminated in early 2011. Drake sued for wrongful dismissal damages. Blach took the position that there was just cause for summary dismissal. Drake’s evidence was that, in October 2010 after Blach remarried, the work environment at the clinic changed for the worse, becoming “tense and poisonous.” Blach’s spouse became involved in the workings of the office and, according to Drake, treated both patients and staff poorly. Very soon after the arrival of Blach’s spouse, Drake received a letter listing a series of complaints relating to her performance and conduct, imposing a variety of new procedures, and asserting that Drake was overpaid. A few months later, Blach’s spouse informed Drake that her pay was, due to an “error,” almost $15,000 too high and that this would be corrected. Another letter, in March 2011, cited additional complaints with Drake’s performance and her resistance to the unilateral reduction in her salary and provided her with working notice of termination.

A particularly insensitive touch in the working notice letter was the twosentence closing sequence, “(Y)our job will be closely checked and supervised and should you commit an act which would constitute cause for dismissal, your employment will be terminated immediately without further notice owed. We thank you for your service and wish you good luck in the future.” It comes as no surprise that, due to the stress from this negative work environment, Drake was forced to take a medical leave during the working notice period and never returned to work for Blach. The court determined there was no written evidence of any disciplinary measures having been imposed on Drake prior to October 2010 (when Blach’s spouse arrived on the scene). Blach had, to the contrary, given Drake salary increases during the course of her employment. The court accepted Drake’s evidence that the workplace environment “changed in October, 2010 when the defendant’s new wife took over running the office.” The court commented, “It is iron-

ic, that the defendant believed the plaintiff had been taking advantage of him when she was his only employee; and he now has his wife as office manager plus a medical secretary to do what (Drake) was doing alone.” As there was, quite obviously, no just cause for summary dismissal, Drake was awarded damages reflecting a notice period of nine months. Her damages were based on her salary at the time of the termination (not the unilaterally reduced salary). The introduction of Blach’s new spouse as the de facto office manager cost his clinic a long-serving employee in Drake, produced a lawsuit and an award of damages for wrongful dismissal, and resulted in his staff contingent doubling from one to two. That’s a classic example of why a business owner should think twice before hiring his or her spouse. Robert Smithson is a labour and employment lawyer, and operates Smithson Employment Law in Kelowna. This subject matter is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice.

Manly high heel shuffle for charity Wade Paterson STAFF REPORTER

THE FINALISTS of the second annual Red Shoe Shuffle on Saturday try to find a last piece of women’s clothing in order to secure a victory.


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The event was part of Royal LePage’s fourth annual Garage Sale for Shelter. Since 2009, the Canada-wide event has raised more than $850,000 to support women’s shelters across the country and help fund long-term solutions to end violence in Canadian homes. The garage sale is a national initiative that takes place in over 120 locations throughout Canada; however, the high heels race is unique to Kelowna. “We thought outside the box last year and came up with it,” said Clegg. “It’s been a very effective way of increasing

what we actually raise for the shelters.” Over $9,000 had been raised locally before the actual race. Clegg anticipated that, with funds continuing to roll in during the cross-dressing relay, the local total would easily exceed $10,000. The women’s shelters that will benefit from the fundraiser are local chapters of the New Opportunities for Women Canada Society and the Elizabeth Fry Society, as well as the Kelowna Women’s shelter. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation was created in 1999.


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Shelter Foundation. “What has always really surprised me is how eager they are to put these red shoes on and run.” The Red Shoe Shuffle for Shelter required each participant to dress up head-to-toe in women’s clothing, put on a pair of high heels and then race to the finish line. In the end it was Andy Shillington, winemaker at The View Winery, who was most in touch with his feminine side. “I thought I had absolutely no chance, but I was stable on my heels and off we went,” said Shillington.

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Global traveller finds entrepreneurial vision in the Okanagan

“Vision without action is a day dream but action without vision is a nightmare.” his Japanese proverb is ever so true. I have learned to believe that the single thing that sets apart an entrepreneur from a small business owner is their strength of vision. True entrepreneurs have a massive vision, which is needed to create the momentum to develop their venture. Along with vision, as I have written here many times in the past, one of the most fundamental parts of growing an entrepreneurial venture is leading an retaining a team so that you can leverage your time. Without leadership skills, that important factor becomes quite difficult. The focus of my column this week is a person who has truly travelled the world for many years, growing as a person in dramatic fashion along the way and never ceasing to learn about her-




Joel Young self and what today can be identified as her vision of truth— that all things are possible. Recently, I met Carmen Sparg, co-partner of Total Office Business Furniture. I learned about her from one of her management staff members who is associated with our Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society. It didn’t take me long to realize that Carmen Sparg never sits still, and has grown into a dynamic being of great potential. For my column today, I was particularly interested in the root of Sparg’s journey, which began in the African country of Zimbabwe, which borders on South Africa. Her father ran a plumbing/construction venture with a surveying

consulting practice. Her brother, who has become a mortage broker, and her were raised by their stay-at-home mom. After Sparg completed her business economics certification at a Technology College in South Africa, she worked as a controller in several large companies. That provided her with hands-on experience in business management. The next few years of her personal journey started with working for various corporate entities in Europe during 1992 and’93. Returning to Johannesburg, South Africa, she worked for a television manufacturing company, then spent a brief sojourn with an electronics firm. She proceeded to then have her first child while settling in East London, South Africa, where she gained more entrepreneurial skills development while honing her skills also as a homemaker and mother. Spending four years working for a securi-

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ty company, getting married and having her second child didn’t slow down Sparg one bit as the family decided to move to Ireland for a few years in 2000, an opportunity to accumulate sufficient funds to bring them to their ultimate travel destination—Canada. At this point, Sparg had me dizzy trying to keep track of her family’s excursions, but I confess it was getting fun trying to keep up. I asked her if she could describe what prompted Canada for her family to settle, and she replied that Canada was one of the English-speaking nations of the world that she and her husband felt would be fruitful as a country to raise their two children. At the same time, she also cited how Canada offered potential for job and career paths for the couple. It was while working for the Irish company that Sparg discovered her employer had a business connection to Kelowna, thus

the Okanagan became the target destination for their future as immigrants to Canada. After moving to Kelowna in 2003, Sparg and her husband struggled to find suitable employment. Ironically, she began a position with the company that today she proudly is a partner in the office furnishings industry sector. She worked for six years as an employee, gaining enough self-confidence believing she could venture out on her own as a bona fide Canadian entrepreneur. Through her own process of reflection and exploring startups, Sparg decided the time was right, for her, to “take the plunge” into entrepreneurship. She resigned from her employment with some trepidation of what the future might hold. When her resignation notice was served, the opportunity arose quickly for an owner/partner buyout, and Sparg had suddenly arrived at the

threshold of Canadian entrepreneurship before she knew what happened. The rest of the story is an Okanagan history lesson. From the violent racial abolishment of the South African apartheid system that claimed the lives of some of her immediate family members to Canada’s new world of entrepreneurial adventure, Carmen Sparg has responded to the challenge before her. Through her partnership in Total Office Business Furnishings with business partner Roy Collins, supported by a truly remarkable industry “family” assembled around her, the business domain for Total Office has spread from Kelowna to throughout the B.C Interior for existing and new office products, with Western Canada as the next step for growth. Sparg cites her key strength as the ability to engage people in all facets of life’s journey. I can vouch for that, as Carmen is truly a professional person who seeks the best in

people she has on her staff team, those with whom she cites as customers and those who are her genuine friends. Before I leave the story of my new friend, let me assert that Total Office is a leading supplier of office systems and related office furniture products, established now for 14 years. The business has been built on a platform of design, product leadership and responsiveness to customer needs with long relationships the likes I have not witnessed in many industries in this region. Stay tuned Okanagan for this relatively young company has only just begun, and please remember: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but…by the moments that take our breath away.” Joel Young is an entrepreneurial leadership coach, consultant, educator and the founder of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society.

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Heart of Gold Gala 2012 celebrated the final stretch of the Take Care, Take Part campaign and the opening of the new Centennial Building. A record for the Foundation, the evening raised revenues of $630,000 in support of purchasing medical equipment, providing even better patient care and enhancing the experience of patients, families, caregivers, physicians and medical staff.

Heart of Gold GALA 2012 Committee Natalie Walstrom, Chair Lynn Archibald Chandel Christie Wendy Patriquin Barbie Ross Marilyn Scott Sara Shaak Lesley Spiegel Sarah Wuertz and thank you to the countless volunteers who gave their time to ensure the finer details for the evening were flawless




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CORPORATE GENEROSITY… A donation of $6,000 to the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs from the Telus Thompson Okanagan Community Board will ensure that youth in the Okanagan have a chance to learn the skills, knowledge and values required to become future leaders and contributing members in their communities. The Youth Leadership and Empowerment Program will connect over 300 youth 10-16 years of age from diverse cultural and social backgrounds throughout the Okanagan. In the photo (from left) are Tammy Wong, Tobilynn Siemens, Lianna Michaylow, Sean Pihl, Richelle Lawrence, Teresa Murray and Al Tiller.

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SPORTS Okanagan A’s 2nd in league Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

At 16-and-4 in the B.C. Premier Baseball League, the Okanagan Athletics are proving they are one of the top midget baseball teams in B.C. On Saturday they showed they also have each other’s backs. The Athletics swept the White Rock Tritons in a four-game series in Kelowna, improving its BCPBL record to 16-and4, second place in the 13team league. The series featured two extra innings games and two blowouts—all wins for Okanagan—as well as a bench clearing melee that started after a White Rock player slid into Athletics catcher Morgan Lofstrom during Saturday’s double-header. “You don’t want to see that but our players are sticking up for each other,� said Athletics coach Evan Bailey. “We’re not dirty. We play the right way. It was just one of those things. We want to beat teams on the scoreboard and that’s what we have been doing.� The fact that Okana-

gan players came out of the dugout to support their catcher could be a sign that they are no longer one of the BCPBL’s lower echelon teams, something that hasn’t happened during the club’s existence in the Premier Baseball League. This year however is different as the Athletics have won 10 of 11 games and sit solidly in second, only behind perennial powerhouse Langley. And Bailey says the team has yet to really put it all together. “I try not to be too negative but I’m never really satisfied either,� said Bailey. “We seem to get off to a slow start every weekend. If anything it’s a positive because when we do put everything together, watch out. The important thing is that although I don’t think we played that well, we are making strides and getting better every weekend. If you look at the start of the year until now, we have gotten better in every area.� On Saturday in Kelowna, the Athletics opened the series with a 3-2 extra innings win over White Rock before winning the second game 13-


OKANAGAN A’S catcher Morgan Lofstrom is upended in a play at the plate during a four game B.C. Premier Baseball League series in Kelowna on the weekend. The A’s won all four games from White Rock. 3. Then on Sunday it was a 2-1 extra innings win by the A’s before a 13-0 shutout victory. Bailey says the club needs to work on getting off to a quicker start. “It’s really important

to get off to a good start. It puts you in a strong position,� he said. “Our goal is to be a top three team to get a home playoff series. There are high expectations here but with that being said they are reaso-

nable because we have a pretty special group here.� The Athletics will hit the road this weekend, heading to Coquitlam for a four game set against the Reds who sit at 11-9. Bailey says they hope to con-

tinue playing well. “We’re going to stick with our goal of winning series,� he said. “That’s been our goal all year. We’re going to see a stronger team than we have the past two week-

ends. I like playing on the road and the guys like playing on the road. There are less distractions.� The Athletics return home June 2 and 3.

Okanagan Challenge take it on the chin in opening weekend Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

It was a tough start to the Pacific Coast Soccer League season for the Okanagan Challenge on the weekend, but help is on the way in the form of two stand-out defenders. The Challenge opened its PCSL season on the coast, dropping a 5-2 decision on Saturday to Khal-

sa Sporting Club before losing 5-0 to Bellingham United on Sunday. Coach Dante Zanatta said the team struggled to defend its own zone in both games. “Going into the weekend we were missing three of our starting back four and two centre-back players,� he said. “It was a bit of a makeshift defending lineup. Inexperience and

non-familiarity playing with each other caused a lot of problems.� Two Kelowna players are expected to arrive back in town this week and should provide some stability with defenders Carson Gill and and Joel Malouf both set to arrive in Kelowna from Simon Fraser University before the Challenge play its next game.

Austin Jones and Logan Abbott had the two goals for the Challenge on the weekend and despite what appeared to be two lopsided losses, Zanatta says there are some positives to take from the opening weekend. “The reality is we didn’t defend well,� he said. “That is not indicative of the teams I have coached in the past. There

were some positives. Guys have gone through the first weekend and they know the pace of the league. They know they have to apply themselves going forward. We have guys that can score but when you miss the central part of your defense, we were exposed.� The Challenge will head back to the coast for a single game this week-

end, playing Port Coquitlam, before hosting Bellingham on May 26 in its home opener. “The guys battled through the weekend and did some good things,� said Zanatta. “We just have to be a lot more confident and defend with more purpose.�

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KELSEY LIVINGSTONE, the leading goal scorer for Vancouver FC in 2011, has signed on with the Heat for the 2012 PacWest campaign. hope that I will assist the team in bringing home the PacWest gold medal this year.” The 5-foot-7 Livingstone will be looking to make her mark up front with the Heat’s pair of current all-star forwards in Lindsey Briggs and Kirsten Dodds, and will give the Heat a young and dynamic core of scoring forwards. Her first year on



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ing degree. Kelsey will continue playing for her Fusion FC club this summer and then will make the move to Kelowna by the end of July for the Heat’s training camp.

hockey tournament last weekend in front of Prospera Place featured more than 140 teams, spread out through 10 divisions, battling it out on the streets. By the end of this summer, more than one million Canadians will have participated in a Play On! tournament in one of 68 locations across the country.

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Looking to add some scoring punch, UBC Okanagan women’s soccer coach Claire Paterson has signed a standout striker from the Lower Mainland. Kelsey Livingstone, the leading goal scorer for Vancouver FC in 2011, has signed on with the Heat for the 2012 PacWest campaign. “I am always looking for players that will help to strengthen our offence and Kelsey definitely offers that,” said Paterson. Livingstone has played soccer for the past 12 years, starting with threeaside when she was six. Every year Kelsey would be assigned to the most competitive level available for her age group. Currently, the striker from Kitsilano Secondary has been tearing it up on the Fusion FC club and had scored or assisted on a goal in 11 out of 13 games. “I had the chance to watch Kelsey play at the Whitecaps Showcase this spring and I was impressed by her offensive abilities,” Paterson added. “She was confident taking players on one on one, and showed great composure in and around the net.” “I am excited to be joining UBC Okanagan Heat in September,” said Livingstone, “and

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KELOWNA HEAT U-16 pitcher Latisha Williams prepares to fire a ball toward the plate in a junior ladies fastball tournament at High Noon Park on the weekend. The Heat were 3-and-3 at the event.

U-16 girls place third in weekend tourney Kevin Parnell STAFF REPORTER

The Kelowna Heat bantam B Under-16 girls fastball team placed third in a junior ladies tournament at High Noon park in Kelowna on the weekend, earning several wins along the way including an excellent pitchers duel to start the playoffs on Sunday morning. Julia Lambert allowed just one run in seven innings of work as the Heat edged the Fleetwood Force 2-1 in an entertaining affair at High Noon on

Sunday morning. Brett Needham drove in the winning run with a single in the sixth inning to put the Heat up 2-1. Lambert allowed one run in the first and then shut the door. In the bottom of the seventh the Heat threw out the potential tying run at the plate, ending the game in dramatic fashion and sending the Heat onto the semi-final. Despite more offense from Needham, who went two-for-three at the plate, the Heat ran out of gas and lost 12-5 to the PoCo Jun-

ior Ravens in the semifinal, ending their tournament at 3-and-3 and third place on the gold side of the tournament draw. The Heat were 2-and2 in the round robin portion of the tournament. In the opener, Lambert led the way with a six strike-out performance on the mound and she also drove in two runs in a 12-4 win over RM Nemesis. Candace Hamilton also drove in two runs in the win. The Heat then dropped an 11-1 decision to SD Invaders. Lori Miki was

one-for-two at the plate and scored the Heat’s lone run. Kelowna got back onto the winning side as the Hayden Craig cracked a home run in the first inning en route to a 5-1 win over the Fleetwood Force. Craig would end the game with two hits and three RBI’s. In its final round robin game the Heat lost 11-4 to the Poco Junior Ravens. The bantam B U-16 Heat will now prepare to host its own tournament, coming up May 25 to 27 in Kelowna.

activities to 10,000 registered members between the ages of 18 and 103, making masters swimmers one of Canada’s largest adult fitness populations. MSC supports and encourages adult swimmers of all abilities while promoting its organizational values of Fun and Friendship, Health and Wellness, and Participation and Achievement. MSC is affiliated to FINA through the Aquatics Federation of Canada. MSC is a not-forprofit organization. For more information, please visit More information on the meet is available at

APPLE TRIATHLON Preparations for the 30th annual Pushor Mitchell Kelowna Apple

Triathlon are well underway with this year’s event taking place August 17 to 19 in Kelowna. While more than 1,200 volunteers are needed for all events during the August race weekend (online volunteer registration will be open soon), the organizing committee is also looking for help with the following key positions leading up and during the race: • Equipment truck supervisors • Transition area assistants • Race director assistants • Bike course captains. Last year Get Out There Magazine voted the Pushor Mitchell Kelowna Apple Triathlon as the best triathlon in Western Canada. Needless to say, none of this can happen without dedicated volunteers. Organizers are ask-

ing you to get your family, neighbors, colleagues or friends involved and help us make the 30th Anniversary a very special weekend to remember.


The Kelowna Raiders had a lead in the third period but let it slip away as they lost 9-7 to Armstrong in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse play. The Senior Shamrocks took advantage of Kelowna’s mistakes and outworked the home team in the corners in making their comeback. Armstrong scored two shorthanded goals in the third and was backed up by a solid performance from their goaltender Chad Pieper. Undisciplined penalties by Kelowna all evening eventually caught up to the team in the third. Kelowna hosts the Shamrocks in two weeks again.


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MAYNARD, FRED Fred Maynard devoted husband of Barb and beloved father of Glenn passed away peacefully on May 9th, 2012 at the age of 77. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements through First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC (250)762-2299.



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ADAM SCHMIDT 1925 - 2012 With much sadness we wish to announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather, Adam Schmidt, at the Brookhaven Care Centre in Westbank on the 8th of May, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife Grace Virginia (Ginny), daughters Marlene, Jordan, Lynette Skakun (Len), Robyn Brown, Karen R. Barley; sons Tony (Carol), Michael (Cathy), William, stepson J. Glenn Robson; 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson; sisters Pauline Wishinski, Cecelia Sprovieri, Min Kilby, Rose Munoz, Mary Brooks (Dave), Helen Clark and one brother, Matt. Adam was born on December 12, 1925 in Kerrobert, Sask. and moved to Kelowna, BC with his family in 1930. In 1944 Adam enlisted in the army and was overseas in Belgium, France and Germany, returning in 1946 when he was discharged. He married and moved to Campbell River where he raised his children. Adam married Ginny in 1970 and in 1986 they retired and moved to Peachland. Adam worked as a millwright, commercial fisherman and also formed his own construction company. He was an avid gardener, loved playing crib, fishing and travelling in their motorhome with Ginny. Donations in memory of Adam can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation by visiting OR by mail to 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver BC, V6H 3V2. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family by visiting A Celebration of Life for Adam will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of


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BELANGER, YVONNE A. (LEVERRIER) Passed away at the Kelowna Hospice House on May 9, 2012. Yvonne is survived by her children Diane, Gerard (Jill), Aline and Robert; grandchildren, Terri-Lynn (Chris), Michael (Sarah), Chelsea and Chynna. A memorial service was held on Monday May 14, 2012 at 1:00pm at Everden Rust Funeral Services, 1910 Windsor Road Kelowna. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice House or the BC Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 250-860-6440

MATTEOTTI, SARA MICHELLE It is with great sadness and also great peace we share with you the passing of our daughter, our sister, our niece, our cousin, our granddaughter, our beautiful friend Sara Michelle Matteotti. Sara passed away on Monday, May 7th, 2012 at the age of 29 years at the end of her long and courageous battle with Life. She now flies free. Sara was one-of-a-kind, a brilliant gem, an extraordinary soul whose effervescence, compassion, irreverent sense of humour and spirit touched many lives, young and old. Sara was passionately connected to her family, forevermore bonded to sister Chelsey who was her jewel, her passion, her love, her best bud. A fiercely protective, proudly loyal, and always true daughter and sister. A deeply gifted artist and musician, dancer and singer, wonderful and creative cook, lover of gardens and all things natural, she loved all animals, particularly our cat, Misty. She loved and missed her bird, Cola, and cat, Bojaz. Sara had an affinity and a soft spot for older folks, kids, the underdog. She is survived by her mother, Marlene Matkin, father, John (Jack) Matteotti, sister Chelsey Nicole Matteotti, grandmother, Louise Bullis, and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She is predeceased by her grandmother, Eileen Matteotti, grandfather, Henry Matteotti, and grandfather, Bert Baker Matkin. In lieu of flowers, etc., Sara would want you to plant a flower, make a wish, help a child, do a random act of kindness. Sara would also prefer you put your energy into: working towards world peace, eradicating world hunger, erasing racism and the subjugation of women worldwide, stopping the abuse of children and cruelty to animals… and abolishing tight-fitting clothing everywhere. The Gathering for Sara will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Laurel Packinghouse on Ellis Street in Kelowna, B.C. All are welcome to attend. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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HER JOURNEYS JUST BEGUN KIVI, IDA OLINE lda Oline Kivi has passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday May 6th, 2012. lda’s three children; Lillian (Dennis) Samila, Alan (Catherine) Kivi, and Bonnie Perry were all present as our Mom passed peacefully at home. Mom is free of pain and suffering that she endured during her last few months when cancer took her too early from us. Ida was predeceased by her mother Monghild Delviken (l967), her brother Eldor Delviken (1990), her father Eric Delviken (1993), and sister Solveig Grande (1999). lda is survived by her three children and thirteen grandchildren, David, Brian, Dean, Shawn and Tami Samila, Tiffany (Kivi) Filek, Kristen and Cayla Kivi, Michelle and Sara Atexander, Mariah, Mackenzie and Jadyn Perry, as well as nine great grandchildren, Jake, Cassidy, Payton, Mitchel, Brooklyn and Evan Busat, Madison, Carter and Jade Kivi. Mom’s parents immigrated to Canada in 1926 from Norway. Her brother Eldor was born in Canada (1933), a trip back to Norway left the family there as the chaos of WW2 was beginning. Mom was born in Eisoug, Norway on January 6th, 1937, a year before her sister Solveig. Mom, with her family then immigrated to Canada in 1946 and lived in Trail, BC where her mom ran a boarding house and her dad worked at Cominco mine. lda was married on May 7th, 1955 to Everett Kivi, they lived in logging bush camps near Spence’s Bridge when lda had Lillian and Alan. They moved to Cache Creek in 1961 and a few years later, lda had her 3rd child, Bonnie. The family moved again and lived in Ashcroft in 1967, before finally settling in Kamloops in 1968. Mom received her Canadian Citizenship in 1971. Mom worked with Dad (in his construction business) when they first moved to Kamloops, then she worked at RIH for 25 years, first in housekeeping and then the laundry before retiring in 1999. After retirement, mom moved to Kelowna to live with her youngest daughter Bonnie (husband, Ken) Perry. Life became very busy and fulfilling with three granddaughters and gardening. Mom was a member of “Willow Park Church” in Kelowna. She moved back to Kamloops earlier this year to live with her Daughter, Lilli who cared for her with love to the end. Mom had an active part with all of us, always involved in our little and sometimes big projects. We in turn worked with mom on hers; it was always team work with mom. Mom also loved to garden and could make anything grow. She was an avid reader and adored her dogs. Her influence is evident in our homes and lives. Our loss, although pain felt, is only temporary as we know we’ll be reunited and see her smiling face, She will be missed and lovingly remembered. Thanks to all those that made mom’s life special and the family would like to especially thank Dr. J. Howie for all his support during this difficult time. Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from




STEVEN RAY SHEPEL - BEAUDRY It’s with much sadness that we announce the passing of Steven Shepel. Born July 7th, 1976, passed away April 30th, 2012. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, cousin & friend. He is an angel looking down and guiding us now and forever. Survived by his loving mother Thelma Beaudry and his daughter Shyanne Shepel of Kelowna, B.C.

MCVEY, MARGARET ANNE (NEE MOUNTFORD) Anne was born on December 3, 1948 in Penticton, BC to Gordon and Mildred Mountford. She spent her early years living at the resort that Gordon had developed at Paradise Lake, located near Elkhart Lodge on the Coquihalla Highway. In her teenage years, Anne went to live in Edmonton with her Aunt Emily and Uncle Laurie and finished her high school. She married and had two sons, Scott and James and spent time living in various communities associated with the mining industry. Anne then remarried and had her youngest son, Steven and spent time living in Yellowknife. Anne raised Steven on her own with the help of dear friends. In 2002, her life adventure took another turn when she met her third husband Paul. At that time she was working in a chiropractic office in Westbank. It was soon after that meeting that Anne, Paul and Steven moved into a common home to start their new adventure together. Around 2005, Anne found a new job with a local manufacturer of water park play equipment. It was also at this time that she and her family purchased and moved to a home in Peachland with a wonderful view of the Okanagan Lake that provided so much calm to her soul. Things changed again for Anne when she found a new job as the Business Administrator to the Kelowna Waldorf School. It was at this place of learning that she found a job that she truly loved. She had many new responsibilities and roles, but reveled in the new experiences and working with the “little ones” as well as working with their parents, the teachers and the staff at the school. Anne found that the philosophies and teachings of the school resonated with the spiritual learnings that she had found on her life journey. Anne left us suddenly and without warning in the early morning hours of May 8, 2012. She is survived by her sons Scott (Tanya), James, and Steven (Karalee), her brother Jim (Pearl), sister Mary (Gilles), her husband Paul, her step sons Aaron (Chalan) and Josh (Katie), two grandchildren, Lilly and Max and numerous nephews and nieces. Anne loved to cook and there were many fine feasts shared at the Peachland home. She also had strong artistic sense and loved to paint, decorate and sew. Anne touched the lives of so many over the years, and the world is a better place for her having been here. She was taken away from us way too soon. She will be missed by many and there will be a huge hole left in her absence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Women’s Shelter, Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

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AUTOMATED DRIVER/COLLECTORS WANTED. Wage upto $23/hr. FT. 4 day work week, class 3 license w/air req’d. Abstract & resume to Fax OK Enviro. Waste 250-765-3234 LADIES new agency now hiring. Earn big $$ for summer. Call Kristen at 778-214-1603

BEAR Creek Provincial Park is looking for FT/PT evening security with some maintenance. Beginning immediately. Fax resume to 250-769-6825 or email

Appliance Service Company requires Qualified Technician/ Contractor in the Okanagan area. Must have experience to work on commercial & domestic appliances. Please email: EMPLOYMENT Management position avail. in busy Pandosy Village Men’s salon. Clientelle an asset but not nessessary. Contact (250)-215-9695

PLAN B CONTRACTORS INC. Project Manager/Estimator: Requiring a minimum of 5 years experience in Commercial Construction, must have a proven record with the ability to manage large projects.

Carpenter: Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in Concrete work, Framing & Finishing on Commercial Construction Projects. Apply to P.O. Box 24010, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9H2

Are you into exercise, motivated and wanting some extra income? Capital News is looking for a person or persons with a reliable vehicle to deliver newspapers door to door in the Kelowna and Westside areas. Various sized routes on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Your papers would be dropped at your home early in the morning, and you would have the whole day to complete your deliveries. Work as much or as little as you want. To apply for this position, please call Capital News Circulation at 250-763-7575 and ask for Richard.



While we try to ensure all advertisements appearing in the Kelowna Capital News are placed by reputable businesses with legitimate offers, we do caution our readers to undertake due diligence when answering any advertisement, particularly when the advertiser is asking for monies up front.

Growing, progressive and well established Coquitlam Based LTL carrier hiring a P/T Branch Clerk for a 12 month Maternity Leave contract. Required at our Vernon Terminal for a 1:00pm start time, M-F. Must have excellent data entry and typing skills, good command of the English language, and a strong attention to detail. Pref. given to those candidates with prev. exp. in the transportation industry. Please fax resume with cover letter to 604-472-2136 Attn: HR Manager or email to

For well established salon in Invermere, B.C. Enjoy outdoor recreation at its finest! Please call 250-342-6355

Mature F/T Permanent Cashier Req’d, 4-5 shifts/wk. Some days, some evenings. Apply in person 3135 Gordon Drive. NEEDED FT Live in Caregiver + Weekends. Female. For more info.ASAP 250-765-4911 SAND BLASTER wanted in Winfield. Experienced. Please fax resume to 250-766-1350 or phone 250-862-1345 Students 12 & up. Cash paid daily. Provincial youth program Earn $100-$300/wk. call 1250-545-1065 TIRE TECHNICIAN- experienced to car passenger light trucks. Drop resume in person to KP Tirecraft #6-1952 Spall Rd.

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Students Welcome. 250-8603590

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JASPER SUPER A is currently recruiting a candidate with good interpersonal and communication skills, with a positive energetic attitude for the position of Full-time Permanent - Premium Clerk. The primary duties include scanning, ordering, receiving, merchandising, replenishing stock, inventory and facing shelves. Candidates require the skills and ability to maintain operational objectives in the Manager’s absence. Computer literacy is a must. Candidates must have the flexibility to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights and weekends. A grade 12 Diploma and a clean Security Clearance are also required. Jasper Super A offers competitive compensation, rental accommodations and health benefits package to eligible employees, as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you believe that you are prepared for this challenging position and have an interest in working within a dynamic organization, please submit your resume, in confidence to: Jasper Super A, P.O. Box 818, 601 Patricia Street, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. Fax 780-852-5491. Email: We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, fluid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Range: $25-$40/hour. Minimum experience required: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25-$35/hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90-$110,000 (based on qualifications). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at:

WELDERS, FITTERS required for busy Edmonton FCAW structural steel shop. $2733/hour base plus benefits, OT, indoor heated work, paid flight. Fax: 780-939-2181, Email:

WANT TO see Scenic BC? Needed immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info e-mail: Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: 250-567-2550

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services WELLNESS SPECIALIST Askew’s is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to provide customers with friendly, helpful service and support in our Wellness Center located in our new Salmon Arm store. As a part of the Askew’s team, you must possess excellent customer skills and have an interest in and an extensive knowledge of herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathies, and special diets. Product knowledge is essential. This is a full time permanent position. Visit our website at www.askewsfoods. com for more information on this position.

Help Wanted

GUENG Korean Restaurant, Kelowna hiring Kitchen Helper. $10.50, F/T. No Exp or Edu req’d, Basic English req’d. Dishwashing & general help in kitchen, evening, wknd Shift. Send resume to YAMATO Restuarant, join our team at our second location in West Kelowna. 2 Sushi Helpers: roll sushi, cut fish, cook rice & some cleaning. 2 Kitchen Helpers: stir fry, tempura fried, cleaning etc. Min. 1 year exp. Starting at $12-$15/hr. Apply in person with resume to Kelowna Location: #1-2575 Hwy. 97N. or email

WILLIAMS Machinery is looking for an experienced Forklift/Bobcat Technician in Kelowna or Vernon to perform routine and scheduled maintenance services and safety inspections. More details at williamsmachiner or send resumes to

Services Mind Body Spirit

AFFORDABLE, Excellent F/B Massage. New! Neuro-Activating Touch. Linda 862-3929. ASIAN Massage. Lovely, Peaceful Setting, $60/hr. Call (250)-317-3575 BLISS Massage 4 your every need. 10 yrs exp. men only . Call 4 appt. 250-215-7755 MAGIC HANDS! Full body relaxation. Lessons & prostate massage avail. Ladies & Men. 20 yrs. exp. 250-801-8079 NONSEXUAL massage $40/hour Ph 778-753-1116 THAI Massage. Totally relax & energize your body & mind. Open 7 days/wk 250-801-7188 ✸TOTAL ZEN MASSAGE✸ Relaxation to the Fullest. Mens/Ladies (250)-869-5116

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Holistic Health

CASE Studies needed. Our students are ready for : Manicure, $20, Pedicure, $20, Reflexology, $29. 250-868-3114


NIGHT & Weekend Classes, reflexology, massage, aromatherapy. 250-868-3114

Financial Services DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

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Trades, Technical EXPERIENCED LAMINATE countertop installer required for shop based out of Vernon, serving the Okanagan Region. Willing to train the right person with related experience. Will require your own tools and transportation. Please fax resume to Ian 1- 250-260-3235

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE Enjoy a creative environment? Understand the power of advertising? The Kelowna Capital News is on the hunt for a full-time salesperson. For 82 years, the Capital News has been an essential part of Kelowna and the surrounding area—now you can be an essential part of the Capital News. We are looking for an exceptional sales person that’s as comfortable talking to tattoo artists as boardroom executives. You are creative, persuasive, fearless and have passion in everything you do. Every day you will take our incredible brand out into the Kelowna market and convey the many benefits of advertising with the Capital News. Valid driver’s license and vehicle in good working order required for this position. For the right individual this could be the best job in the Okanagan. If you’re ready for a sales challenge and all the benefits that come with it, send your resume by Friday, May 18th, 2012. Attention: Karen Hill Publisher, Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way Kelowna, BC V1X 7K2 fax: 250-862-5275 email: No phone calls please.

LOCAL Electrical Contractor in need of Apprentice & Journeyman Electrician. Exp. in residential is required. Fax resume to 250-491-3332 STUCCO PLASTERER Req’d. Must have own tools & vehicle. Full time, wage DOE, 250863-6734

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Capital News

Sales & Service Directory 250-859-8073 | 250-260-0187

Gemini Cleaning Residential & commercial | Licensed & insured



starting at

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

On select colors only | Installation available

A & S Electric

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

Residential & Commercial Wiring, New Construction, Renovations & Service Changes. Complete telephone & data cabling services, Prompt quality service. Licensed & Bonded Call Steve 250-864-2099 (cont#90929)

778-215-3553 email


Licensed & Bonded #101341 •MAINTENANCE FSR#98603

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Kelowna Gutter Cleaning & Repair MAINTENANCE “Your Freedom Is In Our Hands” Wayne Crockett 250-826-5363

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



• Residential, Commercial & Industrial Wiring • Lighting, layout & Design • Panel Upgrades & Trouble Shooting • Service calls • Bonded & Insured Lic#41674

Call Lee @ 250.215.1142

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

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


“Dare to be Different” Save LOTS of MONEY!!

GLM ENTERPRISES Our 1st 10 customers save their HST! Landscaping, irrigation, patios, retaining walls & water features.

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




Joe’s Moving Service

North End Moving AAA Services BEST RATE MOVING


“The Professionals”

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

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

250 212-8656






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

SOMMERFELD HEATING Specializing in furnace replacements, new construction, fireplaces, a/c, heat pumps, lic. bonded. Serving the Kelowna area for 35 years. Call Wayne.


Low Maintenance Landscapes Call Ryan & Irrigation 250-469-1288


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


For more information on our Sales & Service businesses go to and check out BCLocalbiz

Local or Long Distance Polite & Professional

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

Sub-Grading ~ Trees & Shrubs ~ Complete Landscaping ~ Decks & Fencing ~ Pruning ~ Irrigation ~ Retaining Walls ~ Concrete Work Commercial & Residential Certified Horticulturist

Maryanne’s Kitchen Design

Dealer for Kitchen Kraft, Merit & Leelynn We do all facets of your renovations 250-317-7523

Free Estimates





• Kitchen Remodels • Painting • Plumbing

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





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


Canadian Homebuilders Association

Kelowna • 250-717-5500

Call 250-870-1009

Kevin Bennie - Certified Arbourist TREE REMOVAL • HEDGE TRIMMING 250-979-8019 250-870-7997

Duane 250-826-0101


• Bath Remodels • Decks • Drywall

Artistic Ceramics.


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


RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free estimates, senior discounts,


D&M Painting




SWIMMING LESSONS Private Swim Lessons for Babies to Adults in your pool or nearby pool of your choice 25 years of experience

Call TERRY at 778-484-4550

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



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

250-863-9830 or 250-768-1098


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




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

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





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

Green Oasis Landscaping & Maintenance Ltd.


Specializing in furnace replacements, new construction, fireplaces, a/c, heat pumps, lic. bonded. Serving the Kelowna area for 35 years. Call Wayne.


Bayside Plumbing & Gas Fitting





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


ksk Framing & Foundations Quality workmanship at reasonable rates. Free estimates


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


and speak with a classified rep today!


To book your space, call

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

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




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

59.00 SF


Ken 250-212-9588

Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery

14.95 LF




starting at

All One Piece Laminate

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


Natural Stone Surfaces

Chelley | Maryanne






Licensed, Bonded & Insured Independently Owned and Locally Operated


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

250-878-2483 www.



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



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ANGELIC Foods. Healthy lifestyle starting May 22. Info night, cooking classes, meditation, energy boost & light exercise classes. 250-868-3114 Natural Health College.

A&S ELECTRIC. Resid/Comm Wiring. New constr, renov. & service changes. lic’d & bonded. Steve 864-2099 (cont #90929)

Gutters & Downspouts

FRUSTRATED with losing weight? New weight loss program. Easy & fun to use. Try for free! Aaron, 250-863-1642

CALL Lee at 250-215-1142 for all your electrical needs. Bonded/Ins. Lic 41674. Stonehill EKKO Electrical Installations. Residential Renovations. Service calls (778)-215-3553

Cleaning Services


360º CLEAN. “We’ll Make U House Proud” Premium Quality Guaranteed 250-215-1073 Exp Cleaning Lady Wkly/biwkly one time. Also carpet cleaning, NEW Machine Rated 5 stars 250-470-9629 GEMINI CLEANING. Call for Residential & Commercial Cleaning. Call Maryanne or Chelley (250)-859-8073 or (250)-260-0187 or Drop us an Email : KRISTY’S CLEANING. Residential/Commercial. Reliable, Available! 250-769-0830, 250-718-7165 SHOW Home Cleaning. Let us shine for you. Residential/ Commercial, office/ construction. Bonded & insured. Call 250-212-6101

Green Oasis Landscaping & Maintenance ltd. Decks & Fencing (250)864-5528

Computer Services 12/7 A MOBILE COMPUTER TECH. Certified computer technician, virus removal, repairs, upgrades. Let me come to you. (250)-717-6520.


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

Garden & Lawn 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing bracing, trimming, pruning, sculpturing & removing of hedges & trees. Fully Insured.Free Estimates. Dave (250)-212-1716 Ace of Spades. Tree, hedge & shrub pruning. Aeration, Power Raking & Rototilling. 250878-1315, 250-765-7825 CUSTOM Rototilling. Veggie & flower gardens. Large & Small. 250-862-0821 CUT & Chuck Landscaping. Spring Clean Up, Aeration & Power Raking. (250)212-2692


Don’t call anyone about Lawn cutting, power raking, aeration, or pruning until you speak with us! Serving Kelowna & Area for over 7yrs. Ryan, 250-4691288.

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

Gordon’s Quality Lawn Care. Pruning Dethatching. Aerating & Clean Ups 250-863-8935

KSK Framing & Foundations. Quality workmanship at reas rates. Free est 250-979-8948

Drywall DRYWALL Taping, Texture, Painting. Call Klaus, 250-8603296 PESL DRYWALL Service Inc. Renovations, new construction and repairs. Boarding, taping, textured ceilings. Call Tomas at 250-212-4483 or 860-3495. Small Repairs/Reno’s. Drywall, Framing, Painting, Fin’d Carpentry etc. Ken, 250-212-9588

I WANT TO CUT Your Lawn! Plain & simple, your lawn needs cutting, and I cut lawns. I’m asking for your business, and in exchange, you will receive both excellent value and exceptional service, GUARANTEED! Weekly maintenance, power raking, pruning, aerating, spring clean-ups, etc. Senior’s discounts, all inquiries welcome! 250-878-7283 ...Common Sense Yard Care...


LITZ LAWN CARE, weekly mowing, fertilizing, pwr. raking, hedge trimming & gen. yrd. clean-ups. Free Est. 764-6404

ALAN Dignam Electric. Resid/ Comm. Service calls, Reno’s, Upgrades. lic’d, bonded & Insured. Alan 250-808-6595

Quality Topsoil, garden mix bark mulch, sand,gravel, decorative rock. Ensign Bros. Pickup Mon-Sat. 250-769-7298

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

Floor Refinishing/ Installations

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

Handypersons A-Z HANDYMAN, domestic wizard, furniture assembly, all repairs & reno’s.250-859-4486

Heat, Air, Refrig. SOMMERFELD Heating. Replace/install AC’s, heat pumps fireplaces etc. Lic’d. 215-6767

Home Improvements FOR


Bright, Sunny Reading Space A perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee and newspaper. (house included)

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

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

Landscaping #1 STOP FOR ROCKS. Please call 250-862-0862 ASPEN Landscaping. Retaining walls, Patios, Irrigation, etc. 250-317-7773 FULL landscaping, rock walls, soil screening. Tremblay’s Excavating. 250-979-8033 GLM Landscaping & Irrigation 12% Discount!!! Custom landscaping 250-864-5450 MADAHAR Landscaping. Spring clean-up. Pruning, hedge trimming, power raking, aerating, mowing & shrub removal. Call 250-212-1024 Neighborhood Trucking & Delivery. Topsoil, Ogo Grow, Bark Mulch, Sand. Visa, Debit Mastercard. 250-870-1138

Machining & Metal Work



Moving & Storage


AAA Best Rates Moving $59+. FLAT Rates long dist. Weekly trips BC/AB. 250-861-3400 FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687 JOE’S MOVING.reasble rates fully equip’d trucks, local-long dist, no job too small470-8194 NORTH END Moving Service Local/Long Distance. Free Estimates 250-470-9498



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


Painting & Decorating ACE OF TRADES Painting, Drywall, Tile Carpentry, Laminate, Hardy Plank Spring Special on Repaints-Int/Ext. Free Estimate-250-878-5540 DALE’S PAINTING Service. Painting Kelowna a better place since 1982. 862-9333 D & M Painting. 50 yrs exper. Repaints & Restoration work. Insured & WCB. 250-826-0101 I.L. Painting & Decorating. Nice, clean & quality painting. In/Out painting. 250-707-1771

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

Pressure Washing OKANAGAN Pressure Washing. Commercial/Residential. Fully insured. 14 years exp. Call Dave at 250-863-0306

Roofing & Skylights RYDER ROOFING LTD. Free est, ‘From a hole in your roof to a whole new roof.’ 250-7653191.


GET BENT Metal Fab, fences, gates, railings, security bars,

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

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

• Supply/Install all types of Hardwood • Dustless Sanding System • Professional Sanding & Finishing

Fresh From the Fields “Local Produce at Your Doorstep” To place an the Kelowna Capital News


FARM FRESH ASPARAGUS Bruce Duggan 250-766-2628


Fresh From the Fields is back.

BOOK YOUR ADVERTISING SPACE TODAY! Purchase a 2 col x 1” ad space for $28.56/day, $69.00/week, $230.00/mth (+tax) or Flip it at the same great price as a 1 col x 2” 250-763-7114, email:

E. KELOWNA. Yard sale. 3081 Hall Rd. Huge variety of items. May 16, 8-2:30pm. ESTATE & GARAGE SALE 611 San Michelle Road Saturday May 12th 9am-2pm Loads of Household items, kitchenware,dining room table & chairs, furniture, tools, snowboards, skis, boots, queen mattress and box-spring, monavie stuff, Cecilian piano, Casio keyboard/stand, golf clubs, New Craftsman 6.5hp gas mower and tons more. GLENMORE, 1281 Rio Dr. Sat. May 19 8-1pm Rain or Shine, Collectibles, vintage and old stuff, chairs, coffee/ end tbls., Rush seat stools, tea trolley, plates, jugs, vases, McCoy Mid Winter, rocker, mirrors, window blinds, golf & curling equip., chain link fencing, composter, books on antiques, cooking & gardening and much more. No early birds

FREE! You must call by the following Thursday to book your ad for another day. (Valid through September)

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Farm Equipment

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

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

Tree Services 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1All Exterior Hedge & Tree Specialist. Downsizing bracing, trimming, pruning, sculpturing & removing of hedges & trees. Fully Insured. Free Estimates. Dave (250)-212-1716


JAN Dutch Tree Service. Dangerous tree removal, stump grinding, 60’ Boom Truck, fully insured, WCB coverage, free est., 250-826-3638

SPRINKLER Pipes, aluminum, 50 lengths, 2”x30’ w/heads, $20ea. Sprinkler pump, 2hp elec, $200. 250-762-8617

Free Items

PRIVATE Swim lessons for babies & adults in your pool or nearby. Terry 778-484-4550

FREE Back Issues of “R.V Times” #89 Sept/2003 to Present. Call (250)766-2804

FREE Balwin Deluxe Organ. Excellent condition. You pick Up . (250)862-3734

FREE: Garden Tools, wheel barrow, record player with speakers on stand, radio with cassette player, dog kennel for small dog, propane BBQ, 1 large dog basket, 2 couches, 1 swivel rocker. Call 250-7656414

FREE: Kittens, 2 male, 2 female, 10 weeks old. Call for more info 778-480-4442


FREE pick up , appliances or any kind of metal. Call (250)765-9303, 250-212-3122

Aussie/Shepherd/Border Collie X. Merles tri-color,bi-color pups. $500.( 250)-769-6795

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

SAMEDAY Tree Service.Certified Arbourist. Firewood sales too. Call Kevin(250)-979-8019

Merchandise for Sale

FREE Pick-up of used bicycles that you no longer want. Ok if need repair 604-800-2104

Trucking/ Bull Dozing

$100 & Under

FREE P/U- Appliances, Rads, Batteries, Old machinery, vehicles. Harley 778-821-1317

ROB’S Tree Care Ltd 1975. For all your tree care needs. Ins. & Cert. WCB. 212-8656

60” steel bed frame, adjustable. $45. Call 250-7626519

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

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

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$300 & Under PORTABLE Air Conditioner. Never Been Used. $300. Call (250)769-6399 VARIABLE speed wood lathe, & attachments. Planers, $300 Call 250-769-6399

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MOVING Sale! 1660 Willow Cres 8am-2pm Sat May 12 & Sun May 13 Small appliances, sporting equip., furniture, tools, etc. MULTI Family Sale Magic Estates 388 Woodpark Crt Sat May 12th 8am -12pm NO EARLY BIRDS WORRIED ABOUT THE WEATHER? Purchase Rain Insurance on your Garage Sale ad for $3. If it rains we’ll run your ad again for

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FREE: 2 cats fem. spade Tabby, Ready to go to loving home. ASAP. 250-763-0622.

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HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763.

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Apt/Condo for Rent

OFFICE Furniture - BEST PreOwned Furniture prices in town. Desks, Chairs, Meeting Tables, Files, Office PanelsGREAT Condition! Visit Our Showroom Mon.-Fri. 8.00am 4.30pm @ TOTAL OFFICE 420 Banks Rd. Kel. BC. 250717-1626

Owner Financing, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 kitchen, on 5 1/2 acres, in Enderby, small barn & horse shelters, owner will take mobile/RV or property for down payment. Asking $439,000. 250-309-1506.

STAR Stores now buying quality furniture,antiques,estates, household, misc. Free est. & free pick-up. Call 250868-3255 or drop in at #9-1753 Dolphin Ave. Kelowna (corner of Kirschner & Dolphin)

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

1 Month FREE! 1Bdrm Apt, $775. 55+, NS, ND, NP, Appliances. Excellent condition. Gordon Manor near Capri Centre. Includes Strata Fee! Call (250)764-5151 2BD, 1bth Condo, 5appls, AC, balcony, very clean & quiet, NS, NP. Baron Rd/ Leckie area. $950. Call 250-763-1992 2BD lakeview Winfield, priv ent/deck, new reno/appl, lndry rm, AC, NS, NP. Adults $850 incl utils/cbl/int. 250-547-6624 2-bdrm BELGO AREA, Rutland Rd. S. $900 + hydro, f/s/w/d, NO PETS, on bus rte. 250-491-3345, 250-869-9788 900 sq.ft. modern one bedroom apartment in exchange for average 45 hrs/month farm help. Suitable for healthy retired NS couple. RV parking. 250-498-4603 or BROCKTON MANOR. 1 & 2 bedrooms. The large, bright units are a short walk to downtown, hospital, beach & shopping. Transit is right outside the door. Please call us at 250-860-4836 FAIRLANE CRT. 2 & 3 bdrms, heat & hot water incl. Located on Lawrence near Gordon, close to downtown & Capri shopping mall. Please call 250-860-4836 Luxury Condo 1475 sqft. (resort style living), 2bdrm, 2 full bath, 6 stainless steel appl, hardwood floors, electric fireplace, living room, Master bedroom & patio facing Okanagan Lake & Yacht Club. Backdoor patio facing waterfall, 2 secure ug parking stalls, swimming pool, swirl pool, & fitness room. n/s, n/p, $1500./mo. Avail July 15. (250)542-5340 MILL CREEK ESTATES. Various floor plans avail. 1, 2 & 3 bdrms within walking distance of the Parkinson rec center, Apple Bowl, Kelowna Golf & Country Club & Spall Plaza. 250-860-4836. WILLOW PARK MANOR. Aurora and Hollywood. 1 & 2 bdrms. Steps away from Willow Park shopping center, transit & the other shops of Rutland. Direct bus route to UBCO. 12-15mins. 250-8604836 CENTRE of Kelowna. New affordable lux 1&2bd, 5appls, ug prking, NS/NP. 250-763-6600.

WESTERN STAR AUCTIONS. Buying Estates, Tools, Collectable’s and Furniture. Cash Paid or Consignment to Auction. #8-730 Stremel Rd. (778)753-5580

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

Medical Supplies 2 Mobility Scooters. 1 used, $500, 1 new, $700. 250-7676009 FOUR Wheel Hurricane PMV Mobility scooter plus accessories. New was $6000. Asking $2800 OBO. Hardly used. Phone 250-763-0072.

Misc. for Sale 24th ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 25th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 26th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 125 tables.$3 admission is good for both days. ATTENTION The Capital News cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. ELECTRIC Wheel chair $800 Handy Cap Scooter $800 11ft Chair lift $1500 swimming pool 25 diameter x 4’ deep $100 Queen.bdrm suite $500 Joe (778)753-0662

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

Misc. Wanted Urgently needed, oversized ornamental wooden forks, approx 18” or greater. Also costumes: bumblebee, corn & apple. 250-878-9437 or email

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, Services to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. $97,500 10.4 acres Lot H Arrow Lakes area 250-269-7328 Pic’s email

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Houses For Sale 3BD updated rancher with attached garage, newer roof, furnace & AC, quiet street, great buy at $315,000. Exclusive listing. Larry Slemko, Realty Executives. 250-861-5122 MORTGAGES LOW RATES. 3YR. 2.99% 5 YR. 3.29% Trish at 250-470-8324 ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

Mobile Homes & Parks $1228/MO O.A.C. $7995 DOWN. HOME Ownership IS POSSIBLE at SIERRAS 1317, 2440 Old Okanagan Hwy. 3bdrm, 2bth $159.900 TAX IN. Accent Homes (250)-769-6614 Newer 4 bdrm 2 bath in family park. $144,900 Consider trade on house. Helmut Hubert Century 21 (250)878-8010 PANORAMIC Lake & City Views @ SIERRAS, 2440 Old Okanagan Hwy., 3 bedrm/2 bath, 6 appliances. 4 spaces available. Move in ready! $169,900 tax included! Accent Homes 250-769-6614 PET & FAMILY FRIENDLY Westpoint. 3bd, 1bth, lovely fenced yard w/storage shed, $5000 down, $900/mo including pad rent, OAC or $99,000, no HST. ACCENT HOMES, Call (250)-769-6614

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

Recreational SHUSWAP riverfront property, 1hr 20 min from Kelowna,near Enderby. Boat access to (10 min) Mara and Shuswap Lakes. 2 bed cottage+older home (needs reno) 1/2 acre oasis. Only $295,000. Call Steve @ 250-878-3608 e-mail for e-brochure

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 2BDRM Duplex, fridge, stove, big yard, near shops, school & bus. Westbank, NS, NP. Avail Immed. Call 250-766-3782 2BDRMS. Great Location. WD, big yard,free prking. Reno’d. Beautiful area. $875 + utils.Avail Now(250)470-0000 3BD, 2bth, living area, lrg rm downstairs, garage, $1200. 250-765-3884 & 250-878-9303 3bdrm, 1/2 side duplex, 30 miles fr. Kelowna at Idabel Lake Resort. $750 + part hydro. Avail June 1. Peter: 250491-9678/250-212-3609 5BD 1/2 duplex, 2bth, FS, fnc’d yard. Near school. $1350 +utils. June 1st. 250-860-4334 AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST. 2bd Duplex Belgo area. Bright, clean, FS, WD/HU’s. NS, NP. $725+utils. Call 250-491-0303

Mobile Homes & Pads MOBILE for rent, $750. to $850. Westside. NP. Call 250768-5080, 250-717-1033



Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

387 Fizit Ave 4Bdrm, 2 baths Big Fam/rm ,w/ FP. Sundeck, country style kit, din/rm, liv/rm 5appls, full garage, NP NS nPrty’s, good worker + good person. $1400/mth w/monthly inspections, shared yard maint. Avail now (250)7654594 or(250)317-4015 3BD 1bath, livingrm, diningrm, kitchen, 4appls, all window blinds, garage. Avail June 1. $1500+utils 250-860-8583 3or4 bdrm home, Shannon Lk Rd. Dbl Gar, f/s, d/w, w/d, a/c, close to elementary school, Available May 1, no pets, $1625+util 250-869-9788 3 or 4 bdrm, Winfield area, $1575+util, backs onto Range land, f/s, d/w, w/d, a/c, Avail now, no pets. 250-869-9788 6BDRM House, 3bath, family room, living room. Available now, NS, NP. Latta Rd. $1500 + electricity. 250-765-9471 or 250-718-6505 CUTE 2 Bdrm House. Great Location. F/S, W/D, Clean & Cozy. Walking distance to Downtown, Cultural District, Lake & Knox Mountain. $1150/month. AVAILABLE JUNE 1st Call (250)-762-6960 HOME Purchase Financing Zero Down payment Linda (250) 878-6706 MAINFLR of 2bd house, Wilson/Gordon Dr area, 1.5bth, incl utils, WD, FS. $1300. Avail mid-May. NS, NP. Call 250717-1372 Newer 4bd, 3baths, 2700sqft. Lake & City Views, Large master w/ ensuite, NS, NP, $1650 +utils. 250-808-8003 RUTLAND 2bdrm house, 1.5bath, $1100 + utils. Avail Immed. 765-3002 & 863-5616 RUTLAND. May 1. 3bd, 1bth, incl utils, shr’d lndry, NP, NS. Close to amens, reno’d. $1400. 250-215-1182 Winfield, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, quiet area, $1295 + util.,n/s, n/p,250-548-3378.

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Rentals Rooms for Rent

#1 Affordable furnished room DT area, cable, w/d,, quiet, avail immed. 862-9223 Room for rent. Furn’d bdrm, mature male only. $475/mo. 250-317-2546 ROOMS from $450. No drugs NP No parties. 250-860-8106, 250-801-7749, 250-763-2727 RUTLAND furnished room for working man, 30+, livingroom, TV, kitchen, laundry, utils incl, $560+DD. Call 250-215-1561

Shared Accommodation

1Bdrm in Westbank, Share Kitchen, W/D, Cable, Int. & Utils Incl’d. $575 + DD. Call (250)-768-8930 2bdrms for rent in house. Shared kitchen, bath & yard. No pets, includes utilities, $475&$600/mo. 250-860-8031

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Water Front lot (50’x100’) for rent year round. North end Okanagan Lake (604)7943318 or 250-542-2517 Mike

1BD, avail now. Rutland. Near schools/shops. $700 incl utils. NP. bus route. 250-765-2903. 1BD. full bath, bright w/d, ns, np,cls. to Costco, Avail. June1, $700. incl. utils. 250-448-5661 1BD modern suite in grnd lvl 4-plex, $775 incl utils. NP. June 1. 250-762-4951 1Bdrm bsmt suite, for loving couple, incl 5 appls & utils, 2 parking spaces $1000/mo Call (250)769-0722 1lrg bd suite, $650+DD. N. Rutland, incl utils/cbl. NS/NP. Single wrking person. Ref’s req’d. Avail Now. Call 250491-9739 or txt 250-864-0150 2BD bsmt suite in N. Rutland. Near schools & shops. NS, NP, no laundry, $850 incl utils. Call 250-491-1829

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

WOOD Lk view. 3 level, 3bd, 3bth, den, appls, carport, garage/workshp. $1250+ 2/3utils. NS, NP. 778-215-1914 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.


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

Homes for Rent 1BD Cottage in Country setting with scenic view, just 5 min. from Orchard Park. Quiet clean. Small Pet negot. NS $795 + utils Avail. IMMED. (250)762-6627 2Bd Carriage house, $1200+ utils. NP, NS, Nparties. Lower Mission. 764-8297, 826-6824 2 BDRM 1.5 Bath. S/S duplex on Mission Creek. Quiet street in Rutland. Carport. Central air. $945 Ph. 778-753-5707 2bdrm, 1bath. Close to bus, , prefer adults. $1000 + DD Short term?. 250-808-2468. 2Bdrm RANCHER shows like new, is very clean, bright & quiet. Secluded along Mission Creek. Only 5 min drive to Orchard Park. Max 2 people. Sm pet negot. NS $950 + utils. Avail. June 1st (250)762-6627

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

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1 & 2 BDRM Apartments For Rent, very spacious, close to Capri Centre Mall, in newly reno’d building. Close to all ammens, includes fridge, stove, A/C, hot water, UG secured parking & laundry facilities, rent $750/$850. Avail Immed. For more info or to arrange viewing call 250-860-7416

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250-763-7114 RUTLAND Bench, 4 bedroom Home on 2.5 acres. Completely Private. 250-491-0823

Owner Financing, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 kitchens, on 5 1/2 acres, in Enderby, small barn & horse shelters, owner will take mobile/RV or property for down payment. Asking $439,000. 250-309-1506. PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888 THINKING OF SELLING YOUR PROPERTY? For a confidential, no obligation, FREE market evaluation of your property call Mark Jontz, Royal Lepage 250-861-6002 or cell 250-717-6330 anytime.

1/2 PRICE! apartments • condos • commercial • industrial • duplexes • 4 plexes • miscellaneous • homes • office • retail • rooms • shared accommodation • suites • wanted

AD MUST BE BOOKED TO START BETWEEN MAY 1ST AND 31ST. No refunds if cancelled Must book min. 4 weeks Cannot be combined with any other special. No changes permitted with the exception of price.

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Adult Entertainment



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Cars - Domestic 2007 Chev Malibu LTZ, V6, 36,000km, 1 owner, many options, leather int., Champagne color, 4dr, sunroof, a/c winter tires, Sirius radio equipped. $11,500. Debbie 250-5491445 or 250-549-0793.

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2001 Yamaha Road Star 1600, completely custom show bike, custom paint, wheels, raked, 250 rear tire, Avon tires, Bob pipes, Dakota speedo/tach, over $30,000 invested, $9900, 250-490-6046 2003 Suzuki DRZ 400, Duel Purpose. Battery, tires & chain all good and ready to go. Call Ron 250-764-8697


HIGHLY RESTORABLE Classic 79 Cadillac Sedan, deville, d’Elegance.Priced to sell 250542-7738.

Trucks & Vans

2001 Dodge Dakota Sport, V6 5-spd, 4x4, 180,000 kms, $5800. 250-308-4337 Hank.

2007 Polaris Ranger 700, Orange Crush Edition, 1 owner, $7,800. 250-540-0945

Antiques / Classics

1977Toyota LandCruiser FJ40 84270Miles Orig.good cond. $12,500 obo (250)578-8262

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LYLE’S TOWING. Free Removal of unwanted vehicles. Pay up to $1000 for good vehicles. Lots of used parts for sale. (250)-765-8537

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1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 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 Car Removal, $100 cash paid for unwanted vehicles. 7 days a week. Call Paul Haul (250)808-9593

16ft Bowler, 1980. $4500 OBO. Call 250-763-8445 1972 8FT Camper, rebuilt w/ stove, oven, fridge, porta potty. $800 obo. (250)768-7084 1981 Chevy 18’, ClassC motorhome, 145,000kms, nice condition, $7500, 250-558-7888 1997 Ford 460, 29ft Motorhome. Class A, rare queen bed walk-around, ready for the road! All new tires, $16,000. 250-869-1863 1999 24.5’ 5th Wheel Frontier, solar, rare kitchen, new tires, $10,500. Like new. Hitch also available. 1 (250)547-6967 2009 28’ Cougar 5th wheel. 1 super slide, Arctic pkg, transferable warrenty. $26,000. 250-765-1633 2010 Jayco Feather Lite Eagle 22’, like new, loaded, Asking $18,650.obo (250)309-4240

REDUCED: 5.8L, V8, automatic, 2 wheel drive, two tone, with canopy. 230,000 kms. Comes with extra tires. Asking $1700 obo. Call 250-765-8283 before 9 pm.

1*AAA* Kelowna’s Finest Mature Lady Hot Busty Blonde *Independant* Daily Specials. BRANDY (250)-826-8615 14’ BAYLINER with 85 hp Evinrude and EZ loader trailer. Chrome center mount tow bar, fully set up for fishing with new rods, holders & gear, down rigger, electric fishing motor with deep cycle battery & charger, spare tire on rim, ropes, anchor, life jackets, convertible top & all safety req’d equipment. Also includes full storage cover. Good Condition. All round family fun ski boat and great fishing package. $3950. 250-766-1903 19.5’ Bayliner, c/w cuddy, 2 tops, 2 props, c/w 2005 Trailer, $4900 obo (250)503-7243 2007 Searay ski boat, 185 Sport, 4.3 Merc, w/wakeboard tower,ext swim platform, 1 year warranty, 112 hours. $20,000. 250-545-5998. 22FT MacGregor Trailer Sailer. 3 sails motor/Johnson 9.9 trailer sleeps 2 adults 2-3 children easy to sail/trailer. Very good cond. $4500 call (250)766-3154 after 6pm


Legal Notices BAILIFF SALE 2007 Gehl 753 Excavator, 275 hrs, exc. cond.; 2010 Talet SK-10 Sand Spreader Skid Steer attachment. Contact Shuswap Bailiffs. 1 (250)5036897


#1 PAMELA. Blonde bombshell, 36D, all natural, GFE. Call 250-215-4513 A BRUNETTE BEAUTY, 36C-28- 35, Long Hair, 26 yrs, 5’5. 127lbs. Clean & Discreet. Ph# (250)-681-8369 AN Open Minded Mature Sexy Busty Blonde, Ready To PLEASE YOU! GFE. Independant. 250-808-9673 BEACH BUNNIES Be Spoiled At Kelowna’s Only 5 Star Men’s Spa #32-2789 Hwy 97 Blue Heights 250-448-8854

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The City of Kelowna is accepting submissions for the following activity vendor opportunity:

T12-053 2012 Taxiway Rehabilitation at Kelowna International Airport Sealed tenders, clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the words “T12-053 2012 Taxiway Rehabilitation at Kelowna International Airport” will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3 PM, Local Time, May 24, 2012. Tenders will be opened publicly at that time. There is a non-mandatory site meeting on May 17, 2012 at 10:00 am PST at the Airport Administration Boardroom located on the second floor at the south end of the Kelowna Airport Terminal Building. The City reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, to waive defects in any bid or tender documents and to accept any tender or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest bid or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender documents may be obtained at no charge from the City of Kelowna website or may be ordered and obtained for a $75 nonrefundable fee from the City of Kelowna Purchasing Branch, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1J4.

Activity Concessions for Gyro Beach Park &/or Waterfront Park (Tugboat Bay) An optional information meeting is scheduled for May 29, 2012, 1 pm in Knox Mountain Meeting Room, 4th Flr at City Hall. Sealed submissions clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the above-mentioned title will be received at the Office of the Property Manager, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC up until 3pm, Local Time, June 4th, 2012. The submissions will not be opened publicly. The City reserves the right to reject any or all responses, to waive defects in any submission documents and to accept any submission or offer which it may consider to be in the best interest of the City. The lowest or any submission or offer will not necessarily be accepted. Contract to be awarded June 11, 2012 subject to Council approval. Submission documents may be obtained on the City website: under Business Opportunities, Concession Opportunities or by contacting Tammy Abrahamson at or 250-4698659, at no charge, or from the City of Kelowna Real Estate and Building Services Department, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4.

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Cozy, 3rm., 5 appl, Up Miss, $595 Inc & 3rm, Colg, Lake, Shops,$695,Adlt, ns.762-0317 LARGE 1bd, Black Mtn, Country setting, 4 appl’s. $850 utils incl’d, 808-6848 & 765-1939 PEACHLAND 3bdrm, newly painted, garage, view, $1100+ 2/3 utils. NP, NS, NP, ref’s, Call 250-768-4399 QUIET 2bdrm, 4plex suite in Rutland. 5 appliances, carport & storage. NS, no dogs, no parties. $750/month + utilities & DD. Call 250-451-9923

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Cinnamon is a very pretty girl and was very scared at first. She has warmed up to staff & volunteers, is very playful & energetic once she gets to know you. Loud noises startle her, her new home will have to be active with owners who are familiar with positive reinforcement and consistency. She does well with other dogs, but not small children. If you are interested in Cinnamon, please ask the staff to set up a meet & greet.

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CUISINE from Jude’s kitchen updated classics With Victoria Day upcoming, my thoughts turned to what Queen Victoria might have eaten in the 1800s, since it’s her birthday we’re celebrating by taking a holiday May 21. Then I thought it would be interesting to look at some old classics and what we’ve been doing to them to bring them up to date. For instance, adding carrots to cakes has been going on for centuries, because they’re a great natural sweetener and they add moistness and flavour. But, until I went to make my first carrot cake many years ago, I didn’t realize how much additional sugar and oil went into that richlyflavoured cake, and frankly, I was appalled. So, I found myself making a few little changes, substituting most of the oil with a little of the healthier olive oil and a lot of fat-free, plain yogurt, for instance. Instead of white sugar, I used less than half the amount of more-flavourful brown sugar. And, instead of white flour, I used half whole wheat and added a little oat bran, which offers both extra fibre and nutrition. Instead of dried ginger, I used finely-grated fresh for a nice perky flavour. But, following the Victoria Day holiday, then the Earth, Wind and Fire extravaganza of fine food and wine—a fund-raiser June 1 for the Nature Trust of B.C.—is the Okanagan’s second annual Spot Prawn Festival on June 2, 2-4 p.m. at the Cove Resort in West Kelowna. Admission is free, but there will be a charge of $2 each for prawn sampling tickets. For details, go to: Spot prawns that are sustainably-caught are in season now off the coast of B.C. and available fresh locally during the short season, which began in May. They’re delectable in flavour and texture. There are lots more prawn recipes amongst the 200 or so in my book, Jude’s Kitchen, which is organized by the seasons so you can be inspired by what’s available fresh, locally, in season, in your cooking. It’s available at local bookstores and wine shops and includes many wine pairings by renowned wine writer John Schreiner.

Herb-topped, Lemony Spot Prawns There’s nothing quite like fresh herbs to ramp up the flavour of anything, and lemon and garlic are a match made in heaven, whether that’s with lamb or prawns. Pair these with the Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve 2010 Riesling, which also has a zesty citrus finish, with lots of smooth fruit flavours as well. 1 lb. (454 g) spot prawns 1 lemon, zested 1 clove garlic 2 tbsp. (30 ml) parmesan cheese 1 tbsp. (15 ml) fresh parsley 2 tsp. (10 ml) fresh mint 2 tsp. (10 ml) fresh tarragon 1 tbsp. (15 ml) olive oil

1 tbsp. (15 ml) lemon juice Shell and de-vein prawns. Mince lemon zest and garlic into a medium bowl. Finely grate parmesan and mince fresh herbs on top. Add oil and combine well, with about a teaspoon of the lemon juice, to make a paste. Add prawns to the mix and marinate for 15 minutes or so before threading them onto skewers, ready to barbecue. Barbecue over medium heat for about five minutes a side. Serve with fresh local asparagus and a nice brown rice or bulgur side dish. Serves 4.


Healthier Carrot Cake Carrot cake, despite the fact it has lots of nice, healthy carrots, (which are loaded with Vitamin A as well as being a good source of potassium), normally also has a lot of fat and sugar added to it, but I’ve reduced both considerably in this version and added some whole grains—and it’s still delicious. 3/4 c. (175 ml) white flour 3/4 c. (175 ml) whole wheat flour 1/4 c. (60 ml) oat bran 3/4 c. (175 ml) brown sugar 1 tbsp. (15 ml) baking powder 1 tbsp. (15 ml) cinnamon 1 tsp. (5 ml) baking soda 1 tsp. (5 ml) fresh, finely-grated ginger 1/2 tsp. (3 ml) salt 1/2 tsp. (3 ml) nutmeg 1/2 tsp. (3 ml) allspice 1/2 c. (125 ml) chopped pecans 3 eggs 3/4 c. (175 ml) plain, fat-free yogurt 1/4 c. (60 ml) olive oil

1 apple Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan, or line with parchment paper. Combine all the dry ingredients with the chopped pecans in a large bowl and whisk together to combine thoroughly. In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs and add the yogurt and olive oil, combining until nice and smooth. Grate the carrots, about four large ones, and core the apple and grate it. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and briefly stir until completely combined, then fold in the carrots and apple. Scrape batter into the pan and smooth out. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the cake. Let cool on a wire rack and ice with a cream cheese icing, or just dust with icing sugar. Freezes well.

2 c. (500 ml) grated carrots

Contact Jude’s Kitchen at The Kelowna Capital News, 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. , V1X 7K2;

Some simple guidelines for readers of Jude's Kitchen There are some basics about my cooking that you should know about in using the recipes created for Jude’s Kitchen. *I mean a large egg when a recipe calls for an egg *usually, butter and margarine are interchangeable *usually, salt and pepper is added to your taste *I generally use sea salt

*fresh ingredients top frozen or canned *organic products are my first choice *wherever possible, I use whole grains, not processed *include a variety of them, when possible *wherever possible, I use fresh herbs *fewer quantities of dried herbs are needed than fresh

*I use extra virgin olive oil *I use grapeseed or olive oil to cook with *I don’t deep fry *feel free to substitute. I do *have fun in the kitchen *encourage others to as well


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