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Metal detectors at the court entrance and a warning from sheriffs came at the start of the preliminary inquiry for the man accused of a brutal assault in Penticton. David Wesley Bobbitt is facing charges of attempted murder, two counts of unlawful con¿nement or imprisonment, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, assault with a weapon and two counts of uttering threats, stemming from an incident that took place on the August long weekend last year. A 22-year-old Penticton woman, whose name is under a publication ban to protect her identity, and her toddler son were held inside Dave’s Second Hand Store for over 10 hours on July 30. It is alleged Bobbitt severely beat the woman and con¿ned her to a bed in his store on Ellis Street with her son nearby. Bobbitt was arrested, following a four-day manhunt, just south of Oliver. The emotionally charged ¿rst appearance for Bobbitt at the Penticton Courthouse last August was not going to be repeated warned sheriffs. “It was a bit of a circus last time,” said the sheriff to the gallery on Monday before the proceedings got underway. “There will be no outbursts this time. We will not tolerate it, and anyone who does, we will throw them out.” During his ¿rst appearance, Bobbitt was mouthing words to the courtroom ¿lled with the woman’s family and friends. This resulted in one man standing and yelling obscenities at Bobbitt from the gallery. The exchanges continued afterwards as Bobbitt was escorted by sheriffs to the transport vehicle. The father of the toddler charged the chain link fence and Bobbitt yelled out, “I’ll get you later.”

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DAVID WESLEY BOBBITT expresses his anger (inset) while entering the Penticton Courthouse for the second day of his preliminary inquiry relating to a number of charges including attempted murder and aggravated sexual assault stemming from an incident last August.

On Monday, those entering the gallery for the preliminary inquiry had to walk through a metal detector. Besides the snifÀes of family trying to hold back tears, this time the gallery remained quiet. Not that the intensity still wasn’t there. One sheriff warned a man that he would be booted out of the courtroom if he didn’t stop staring and smiling at Bobbitt. The Easy Financing Options Available*

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MarketPlace IGA Wins Business of the Year! Colin Powell and his family relocated to the Okanagan Valley in 2006 from the Lower Mainland bringing with him over 16 years of experience in the retail grocery business. “ I wanted a better lifestyle for my children to grow up in, having a smaller population and being exposed to much of the outdoors such as boating, skiing, hiking and camping.” In September of 2006, Colin joined the team at Marketplace IGA in Peachland as the Assistant Manger under the guidance of the current store owner, Harry Gough. “ Harry and his family gave me the opportunity to join the IGA family, while exposing me to the values of operating a business in a small community, such as Peachland.”

United Way. “I understood that my loyal customers valued that we were a small retail grocery store that was proud to serve and support our community of Penticton.” Colin also understood that his loyal customer values the level of service that Marketplace IGA provides. Colin is proud that he has assembled a team that prides itself on these values, ensuring that every customer has an exceptional experience throughout the store.

Community of Penticton for recognizing Marketplace IGA as the 2012 Business of the Year in the South Okanagan. In Addition to receiving the 2012 Business of the Year last month, Colin and his Team were recognized by their Executive Committee at H.Y. Louie as the proud recipient of the 2012 Retailer of the Year Award, topping over 35 other stores in B.C. Colin is humbled by this amazing accomplishment and acknowledges his Exceptional Staff and Management Team that for allowing Mar-

chandising and product integrity. This commitment to excellence has allowed Marketplace IGA to be successful in building a loyal customer following in a competitive trading area as Penticton. Colin has recently purchased a second IGA location in Summerland where he is proud and committed to serving and supporting the community. “ I am Àattered by the number of customers and residents that have welcomed me to their Community of Summerland.” I can not put into words how proud I am

Through Rotary, Colin was able to make new partnerships and friendships with such people as Erwin Ploner and Sun FM where together we supported new projects such as the “ Fill A Truck, Fill a Tummy” campaign, being successful in raising over 12000 lbs. of non perishable food items for the South Okanagan Salvation Army. Colin also developed relationships with Rick Riddal and Dennis Walker from Giant FM where he supported the “ Marketplace IGA/ United Way Pumpkin Sale,” raising over $12,000 in 4 years with all proceeds going to the South Okanagan

“I would like to thank my loyal customers and the community of Penticton for my recent successes with Marketplace IGA in Penticton and I would like to thank my loyal customers and the Community of Summerland for their hospitality in welcoming me to their beautiful community, where I look forward to being an active role in serving and supporting this great community.”

MarketPlace IGA Penticton Staff In 2010, The Rotary Club of Penticton awarded Colin “ The Power of One” award that exempli¿es a true Rotarian; “The little things that you do each day have the power to affect a great many people. You inspire us with your willingness and ability to help others.” MarketPlace IGA was also recognized at the 2010 Business Excellence Awards as the 2010 Community Booster Award on behalf of the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce. Colin Powell and his Team at Marketplace IGA in Penticton would like to thank their loyal customers in addition to thanking the

ketplace IGA in Penticton to be recognized for this prestigious award. Marketplace IGA is locally owned and operated and has proudly served and supported the Community of Penticton for over 50 years. In addition to serving and supporting our community of Penticton, Marketplace IGA is committed to excellence in ensuring that every customer has a positive experience while shopping in their store. This commitment could not be made possible if they did not have the exceptional people that they have at the location in Penticton. Their team is committed to the highest standard of customer service coupled with mer-

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to have the opportunity to own two beautiful stores in a beautiful part of the province and in two exceptional communities. Residents in Summerland have suggested that they choose to live in the small community of Summerland because of the lifestyle and they want to support local business and value the fact that local business like IGA do give back to their communities. IGA in Summerland is proud to have served the Community for over 30 years. The store has recently made some changes to better serve their loyal customers. One improvement has been the change in hours where IGA is now open daily from 8am-9pm. “ I cannot tell you the

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After working with Harry and his team in Peachland for over a year, Colin was fortunate to have the opportunity to purchase the Marketplace IGA in Penticton. He began right away to engage the store and himself in the community by joining the Rotary Club of Penticton where he was fortunate to meet many new Rotarians and business associates throughout the community. Colin’s work with the Rotary allowed him to work on projects throughout the community including the Rotary International Children’s Festival where he chaired a team of fellow Rotarians expanding the Rotary connection to the Festival by implementing the Rotary Global Village and the Vernon Science Center to the Current Festival of 2012.

overwhelming response that I have received from customers thanking me for changing the hours of operation. “I realize that there are many young working families in the community that value the change of the hours of operation to support their busy lives, and IGA’s commitment to customer service.”

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Beach Cruise revs up for new year Steve Waldner Western News Staff

This weekend, Penticton’s streets will be full of cars that somehow manage to make your old junker look even worse by comparison. The 12th annual Peach City Beach Cruise will again be held along Penticton’s Lakeshore Drive, framed against the beautiful Okanagan beach, from Friday through Sunday. There will be a huge range of vintage and collector vehicles — and with the inclusion of hot rods, dragsters, motorcycles and vintage tractors, the Beach Cruise offers enough variety for any and all autophiles to ¿nd something that piques their interest. The event garnered international attention in 2009, when it was featured on Speed channel’s My Classic Car. Last year, the cruise saw more than 780 vehicles registered and 25,000 spectators in attendance, marking the cruise’s largest event to date. Organizers said, based on their registration numbers thus far, they are expecting 800 registrants. “We’re victims of our own success,” said Wayne Wood, vice-president of the Penticton Historic Automobile Society, the organization that organizes and runs the cruise. The draw isn’t only for the locals or those in the province, said Ron Muzzillo, president of the society. “We attract people displaying their cars from as far south as Texas and California, and the states in between, as far east as Saskatchewan, and the provinces this way, so it’s a huge draw for the city.” However, this year’s event is marked with sadness, as Ken Paton, former president and

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PENTICTON HISTORIC AUTOMOBILE SOCIETY president Ron Muzzillo and vice-president Wayne Wood show off a ‘65 Pontiac, the kind of car people can expect to see at this year’s Beach Cruise.

one of the founders of the automobile society, as well as a monumental force in creating the Beach Cruise, passed away last fall. This year’s event marks the ¿rst year Paton will not be in attendance enjoying the crowd, the cruise and most of all, the cars. “He was Mr. Peach City Beach Cruise. He was the ¿gurehead, he was the person who

knew everything, knew everybody in the car scene, and he’ll be greatly missed,” said Muzzillo. When the automobile society started the cruise 11 years ago, it only featured around 250 cars, far short of last year’s 780, a growth that Paton helped to achieve. The car show isn’t the only thing that’s

grown with the cruise over the years. The city’s chamber of commerce estimated that $1.5 million is brought into the city as a result of the cruise through visitors spending money on food, lodging and other necessities and services in the city. In recognition of his effort organizing the event and what it does for Penticton, the mayor and councillors proclaimed the ¿rst day of every Peach City Beach Cruise to be known as Ken Paton Day in the city. Following a VIP event on the SS Sicamous on Thursday night, the event begins in earnest on Friday at 6:30 p.m., when the vehicles featured in the event will make their way in a parade from Skaha Lake to Okanagan Lake, where the cars will be on display throughout the evening at Rotary Park. For the next two days, the vehicles will be shown down Lakeshore Drive and the 100 block of Main Street. As well as the cars, in Gyro Park there will be live music from acts such as country-rocker Pam Ferens and an array of unique and interesting vendors. As well, for the third year, there will be a southern-style collector car auction, presented by the Electric Garage in the parking lot at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. Although not many appreciate it, events like the Peach City Beach Cruise require both the co-operation from city of¿cials, whom Muzzillo said were extremely receptive to the requests of organizers, and the efforts of literally hundreds of volunteers donating countless hours, whom Muzzillo thanked. For more information on the Peach City Beach Cruise, visit www.peachcitybeachcruise.com.

Penticton council rejects bids on city-owned lots Steve Kidd Western News Staff

It seems that a series of city-owned lots along Eckhardt Avenue are going to remain empty for a while longer. On April 3, the City of Penticton started a request for proposal process to ¿nd a developer to purchase the nine city-owned lots near the South Okanagan Events Centre. The RFP was not only advertised locally, but also in major provincewide newspapers in B.C. and Alberta. Only three proposals were received by the time the process closed on May 8, and after discussing them in a closed meeting on Monday, Penticton city council has declared that none of the three were suitable and terminated the RFP process without ¿nding a purchaser. Each of the proposals was evaluated according to four major criteria, including the proposed purchase price, the planned development and the proponent’s experience and ability to complete the project. The fourth criteria was how the proponent intended

to deal with the approximately $1.6 million in liens placed on the properties by developers who didn’t receive payment for a botched earlier project. Though the deal was never closed, a previous purchase deal for $925,000 was made in November 2011 with developer Loren Reagan. However, Reagan was allowed to begin work on the property before the city received payment in order to facilitate his project, a dormitory for the Okanagan Hockey Academy. That deal came to a crashing end in March when Reagan’s backers pulled out and news broke about allegations of fraudulent business practices on Reagan’s part. With no acceptable proposal, council is being close-mouthed about future plans for the property. “The city is going to be considering all its options at this point in time,” said Mayor Dan Ashton. He added that the properties, which contain partially ¿nished foundations for the dormitory, will be cleaned up — at the city’s cost — to an acceptable standard for a city-owned property. Coun. Garry Litke said council has discussed how to proceed

with the property during their in-camera meeting. “We do have a plan, I am just not liberty to discuss the details,” said Litke. “None of them (the RFP packages) were acceptable, so we are back to being owners of the land. We are going to have to deal with what we have there and then explore all of our options.” According to Coun. John Vassilaki, the city will likely put the properties up for sale again in the future. He has spoken against selling the properties in the past, a position he sticks to. “I disagree, but they probably will put it up for sale, whether they want to list it through a realtor or just the city,” said Vassilaki. “But I am sure that is what they are going to attempt to do, something like that.” Vassilaki said he remains “dead against selling it” at any price. Five to 10 years down the road, he explained, the city will need as much property as it can in that area. With increasing numbers of events on the SOEC campus, more parking will be needed. “We are going to need double the parking that we have today,” he said. “We have to have a vision and we have to work on that vision for what we are going to need ¿ve to 20 years from now.”

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Possibly as soon as next week, city staff are going to be helping out at an unusual roundup to rid the beach, at least temporarily, of a pest they have been battling for years. That would be the Canada goose, whose droppings foul beaches and parks throughout the valley. Along with biologists employed under the Okanagan Regional Goose Management program, the city will be rounding up resident geese, banding them and relocating them. “This is a key time of year, as the geese are in their moulting stage and they don’t Ày for about four weeks. That’s why they want to be on our parks and we are constantly shooing them off our parks and cleaning up after them,” said Jeff Lynka, Penticton’s parks supervisor. “It is really this period of time when the geese aren’t Àying that they become so persistent on our beaches.” The roundup and banding program is an extension of the egg addling Penticton, along with other valley communities, has been do-

ing since 2007. The idea is not to eliminate the geese entirely, but to reduce their numbers to a naturally sustainable level of resident geese in the Okanagan Valley and minimize the risk to human health and safety. “We have noticed in the last couple of years a reduction in the number of geese on the waterfront. It wasn’t unusual for us to see up to double what we are seeing today,” said Lynka. According to the most recent counts, the resident goose population throughout the valley is now around 2,500 to 3,500 geese. “That’s the same number that was counted prior to the egg addling program beginning, so it’s really encouraging that six years later, we’re not seeing an increase in numbers. Without the egg addling program, it’s fair to say that the number of geese would have doubled, if not tripled,” said Lynka. “Fifty years ago, there were very few, if any, resident geese. We’ve created a great environment, not only for us, but for geese. Many of the things we like — mild winters, nice beaches, clean parks, fresh

grass — those are the same things that attract the geese.” Banding and measuring the geese after they have been rounded up will provide valuable management information about the resident Canada geese, according to Lynka, who added that relocating them at the same time would help keep the beaches clear during the tourist season. “Right now, we have a group of about 50 geese on the Okanagan waterfront that are being very persistent at coming into our parks and beaches,” said Lynka. In all likelihood, he continued, the adult geese will return when their Àight feathers grow back in, though the juveniles accompanying them may not. “The hope is that the geese will choose not to return. Once our beaches become more populated with people and more activities, the geese tend to stay away,” said Lynka. “If nothing else, we take the geese off the beach for a few weeks when we are at a real critical time of the year, when people are swimming and we have a lot of tourists here.”

City hires economic development officer Steve Kidd Western News Staff

The City of Penticton has ¿nally named a new economic development of¿cer, after having the position empty for more than three months. During the regular council meeting Monday, city manager Annette Antoniak announced that the city was in ¿nal negotiations with a person to ¿ll the position, and by Tuesday morning had announced that Colleen Pennington was the successful candidate for the position. “Colleen is a seasoned senior executive with extensive experience in leadership, strategy, management, business development and operations,” said Antoniak. “We are incredibly pleased to have her join the team and lead economic development for the area.” Pennington of¿cially joins the city effective July 9, a little more than three months after the Penticton ter-

minated the contract with the previous EDO, Dave Arsenault. Until earlier this year, the economic development contract had been dealt with at arm’s length through the Penticton Chamber of Commerce. But in late March, the city decided to bring those services in house and make the EDO a city employee. Arsenault’s contract was terminated immediately, leaving the position vacant while the city conducted an extensive job search and interview process. Mayor Dan Ashton said bringing economic development services in house was such a radical change that leaving the position vacant while they conducted their competition to ¿nd an individual to ¿t the new criteria was a necessity. Pennington previously worked at the Transportation Investment Corporation and spent 16 years at Telus as a portfolio assessment director for the venture capital division and as a director of business development.


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kanagan wineries are anxiously awaiting pending legislation that could bring signi¿cant improvements to their bottom line A private member’s bill from Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas will introduce amendments to federal laws that restrict the sale of Canadian wine across provincial borders. Bill C-311, which eliminates a 1928 Prohibition-era law, cleared the Senate this week after previously receiving unanimous support in Parliament. It’s expected to receive Royal assent later this month. But it may still be a little early to pop any corks in celebration. Because even after Ottawa clears the way for wine to be shipped across provincial borders, wine sales will still be limited by a host of provincial legislation. The provinces still need to establish their own exemptions to allow the personal purchase and shipment of alcoholic beverages across provincial borders. Earlier this month, B.C. announced its own provincial tax exemptions for alcoholic beverages, with residents now allowed to bring back one standard case of wine (nine litres) from another province without paying B.C. tax on it. “Contrary to some public reports, Bill C-311 does not allow for the direct sale of liquor,” said B.C. minister Rich Coleman. “To allow this to happen, we need the co-operation and support of other provinces because Bill C-311 simply clari¿es a province’s right to set limits to the quantity that can be imported and in what manner.” And there is some question whether the federal bill will clear the way for online sales of Canadian wine. Allowing tourists to bring home a case of Okanagan wine will undoubtedly see ¿nancial bene¿ts trickle down to the industry, but opening the door to online sales would increase those bene¿ts dramatically. So while the pending changes to federal regulations are a cause for celebration here in the Okanagan, more work is still needed to help B.C.’s wine industry tap into its potential.

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Choosing work instead of welfare The B.C. government has taken some modest steps to tighten up the province’s income assistance system, and to encourage people to work when they are able to. With Premier Christy Clark swooping in to take credit, Social Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux unveiled changes that included ¿xing the worst mistake in B.C. Liberal policy. Cadieux acknowledged that B.C. was the only province that clawed back all earnings from employable welfare recipients, and she announced that from now on they will be able to earn up to $200 a month without penalty. The exemption for disabled people is increased from $500 to $800 a month. Another important change is requiring welfare recipients to ¿le income tax returns. People can now do temporary work when it comes along, report the income and take advantage of the various tax credits that come from participating in society instead of just living off it. Any experience earning money is valuable experience. With baby boomers starting to retire in big numbers, the expected labour shortage has

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B.C. Views begun across Western Canada. And yet, increasing numbers of foreign workers are coming in to do farm and other work, while many young people are unemployed. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon took note of this during his budget preparations. Increasing numbers of young, employable people were applying for welfare in southern B.C., while jobs go begging in the booming northeast. Falcon mused about setting up a program to provide training and plane fare for these people, an idea quickly dubbed “welfare air.” Another effort to get young people working is Jobfest, a

rock-themed road show currently touring northern B.C. towns. It attracts young people with music and souvenirs like drumsticks and guitar picks, and offers them skills assessment using sexy iPad apps and graphics that depict carpentry as cool. If Jobfest and welfare air sound a bit desperate, it’s because they are. They illustrate our society’s problem. We have a public school system where students pass whether they do the work or not. The culture assumes self-esteem is more important than achievement. The teachers’ union constantly sets an example that the way to get what you want is to stamp your feet and demand it from government. What do we expect young people to learn? And how easy is it for B.C. to slip into a Greece-like tailspin, where a majority expects to be carried on the backs of the shrinking minority who do productive work? Old-timers might recall when Mike Harcourt’s NDP government took over from the allegedly miserly Social Credit regime and raised welfare rates. They compounded that

mistake by relaxing eligibility rules and making it easier for employable people to stay on welfare. After a couple of years of this wealth redistribution, 10 per cent of the B.C. population was on welfare, with more piling on every day. Faced with the results of this staggering blunder, Harcourt lashed out at “cheats, deadbeats and varmints” scamming B.C. taxpayers and launched a crackdown on fraud. Later the NDP cut the basic rate for single employables to $500 a month. Today it stands at $610, and the NDP looks poised to repeat history. Surrey MLA Jagrup Brar did a month-long publicity stunt in January, living on welfare by wandering from shelter to food bank with TV cameras trailing behind. Brar would have been better off if welfare air had been available. Instead of learning to live off the burgeoning urban handout industry, he could have gone up to Dawson Creek or Fort St. John and worked as a labourer. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Bloated budget bill isn’t in the public’s interest Between 1994 and 2005, budget acts averaged 74 pages. Since the Conservatives came to power, the acts have averaged 309 pages. Omnibus bills. This is OK if the changes are interrelated, which is not the case with Bill C-38. What’s wrong with Bill C-38? This was explained very eloquently by none other than Stephen Harper in 1994, and I quote: “First, there is a lack of relevancy of these issues. The omnibus bills we have before us attempt to amend several different existing laws. Second, in

the interest of democracy I ask: How can members represent their constituents on these various areas when they are forced to vote in a block on such legislation and such concerns? We can agree with some of the measures but oppose others. How do we express our views and the views of our constituents when the matters are so diverse? Dividing the bill into several components would allow members to represent views of their constituents on each of the different components of the bill.” Well said, Mr. Harper.

Put brakes on transit changes

Since I was unable to attend the public meetings, I would like to express my feelings on the suggested changes to the city bus routes. In my particular case, I use the upper level route of the #3 bus. Being a senior, I use the bus sometimes to go downtown, but I always return on the bus because of the uphill route. I purchase a monthly pass. With the pass purchased, you can understand that it doesn’t matter how much or how little I use the bus. The deletion of this part of the route will eliminate many new visitors to the expanded Haven Hill home. It will also eliminate the Upper Bench school who use it for excursions from time to time. I doubt if it would be any cheaper for them to charter a school bus. Instead, like you, to save money they will probably just cut out the excursions. There are many seniors like myself that I meet using this service. I have made some inquiries in other towns, and they all seem to have routes that do not pay. They often refer to them as feeder lines that bring people to the more popular downtown routes. I am quite sure that Mayor Ashton would agree that you don’t create more revenue by cutting back on inventory. I do hope the council will revisit this action as a service to taxpayers and not as a means of cutting costs. Perhaps this is already a service that “ain’t broke, so don’t try to ¿x it”. I am forwarding a copy of this letter to the print media in hopes I can interest some like-minded people. Carl W. Harris Penticton

Cyclists a minority

Thanks to Rowena Tansley, president of the Penticton and Area Cycling Association, for the stats on Bike to Work week. The article in the Western stated that they had over 100 people for the last three mornings. Also stated in the June 1 Western was the population stats from the Statistics Canada 2011 census that showed Penticton’s population was 32,877. If that is the case, then less than half a per cent of the population took part in this event. So if that’s not a minority special-interest group, what is?

Truly a democratic process which would allow for proper scrutiny and debate. What changed? It appears that Mr. Harper, when seeking support, can sure “talk the talk”, but once that support is gained (with an omnipotent majority) he doesn’t “walk the walk”. In light of Mr. Harper’s foregoing 1994 opinion, one must ask oneself: Was he deceiving us then, or is he deceiving us now? Your call. But you can’t have it both ways. How does one trust such a party? A party which absorbed a huge

($52 billion) surplus from EI funds and is sure to ab-

sorb any future CPP surplus — all at the expense

Tourney cancelled

It is with great dif¿culty that the Kinette Club of Penticton has decided to cancel this year’s golf tournament, which was to have been held on June 23. An unprecedented number of golf tournaments of this nature (fundraising for groups and organizations effected by funding cutbacks) being held this year has resulted in insuf¿cient participants signing up for our tournament to make it viable. We will be continuing with other planned fundraising events later this year and will be contacting you in advance with the details to share with your readers. Thank you for your continued support.

Raises funds for the medical facilities throughout the region, including the Penticton Regional Hospital, Moog & Friends Hospice House, Trinity Centre, Summerland Health Centre and Extended Care, Princeton General Hospital and Ridgewood Lodge, South Similkameen Health Centre and Orchard Haven in Keremeos, South Okanagan General Hospital and Sunnybank Centre in Oliver. Andrew Hill and Mandy Black were part of a fundraising event at the Penticton Lakeside Resort in the Barking Parrot called the UNDERWEAR AFFAIR in “Movember” of 2011. They presented a cheque for all the funds they raised to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation for $2,929.60 for Cancer Projects at Penticton Regional Hospital. This gift was also made in honour of Mandy’s grandfather, Ronald Black, who passed away. Our sincere thanks to everyone who was involved in helping and participating in the event. President Baljinder Singh Gill of the Penticton Sikh Temple along with several of their executive members made a donation for $13,000 for Penticton Regional Hospital. Our thanks to all of their members for their generous support. To date this organization have donated almost $50,000 towards medical equipment. Their outstanding support and dedication to the community is genuinely appreciated.

Mrs. Joan Vant Geloof presented Janice Perrino with a cheque for the hospital for $50,000 for medical equipment at the Penticton Regional Hospital. The Vant Geloof family have been a tremendous support for the hospital and giving back to their community. On behalf of the board of directors and medical staff, our sincere thank you for their thoughtfulness.

Cheryl A. Ballantine, media relations Kinette Club of Penticton

We want to hear from you The Penticton Western News welcomes letters to the editor for publication. We suggest a maximum length of 400 words and reserve the right to edit letters for length, brevity, clarity, legality, abusive language, accuracy and good taste. All published letters remain the property of the Penticton Western News, which is the sole judge of suitability for publication. Letters must include the writer’s address and daytime phone number, which will not be published. Letters should be signed with the writer’s full name and be sent by email to letters@pentictonwesternnews. com; mailed to the Penticton Western News, 2250 Camrose St., Penticton, B.C., V2A 8R1; or faxed to 250-492-9843.

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The elected people handling the purse strings of the citizens of Penticton should have a real close look at spending more money on bike lanes. The majority of people could be better served in other ways. To put it into perspective, there are more people that go to garage sales than cycle. John Wyllie Okanagan Falls

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The Fraternal Order of Eagles branch #4281 recently made their yearly donation to a variety of groups in Penticton including the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation, receiving cheques totaling $7,350. To date this amazing organization has raised more than $50,000 for the hospital. Many different departments received funding, including the Cardiac, Kidney, Renal, and Diabetes department. Thank you to everyone for their fundraising initiatives, you’re the greatest!

We would like to thank all the individuals, service organizations and business groups for their dedication and thoughtfulness by making donations to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6 Phone: 250-492-9027 • Toll Free: 1-866-771-0994 www.sosmedicalfoundation.com


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Benefits of prison called into doubt

The March 10 Saturday Okanagan featured the story “Hoosegow Cash Cow” reporting that the recently announced prison will add $824 million in “new revenue” to the local economy over 20 years, and support 240 direct and 893 indirect jobs. The article referenced a report to Penticton’s CAO from the city’s economic development of¿cer. I requested a copy of this report, and City of Penticton of¿cials subsequently advised they have no paper or electronic copy of this important document. The question is whether this estimate of positive economic impact is realistic. Underlying assumptions were not presented. For capital, what per cent of construction would go to Okanagan companies? What per cent of materials are “regional” given we don’t produce most steel, aluminum, plastic, electrical components, etc. locally. For operations, large portions of food and of¿ce supplies, clothing, equipment, fuel, etc. are pro-

duced or purchased elsewhere. The estimate of 893 indirect jobs in particular requires review. A “test” by an economist associate, using the B.C. Ministry of Transportation regional input-output model, suggests indirect and induced job levels for B.C. could be around 100, of which about 20 would be in the Okanagan, given out-of-region sourcing (i.e. “leakages”). This is a signi¿cant difference. Without public availability of the EDO’s report, citizens have no way of assessing the estimates cited, which appear high and may have distorted decision making. Analysis should also present a full bene¿tcost picture and a net assessment that considers both extra costs, such as those for additional policing and community services; and risks, including “reputational”, associated with a prison. (The mayors of Maple Ridge, Kamloops, Drumheller and Surrey have each commented publicly on such jail-related concerns in their signi¿cantly larger communities.)

Certainly jail-related employment and spending will help support local businesses and facilities. Lease fees will enhance ¿nancial capacity for the Osoyoos Indian Band. Whether the prison will be an enduring net bene¿t to the South Okanagan remains questionable. With 720 inmates indicated, the South Okanagan prison will house about ¿ve times our per-capita share. Therefore citizens can legitimately ask: Where are the balanced bene¿t-cost and risk assessments? Why are estimates of bene¿ts (as reported in the press) unavailable for public review? Transparency on these and other questions is essential. The concern is that regional “revenue” from the “cash cow” was seriously over-estimated while costs and risks to communities were not explicitly assessed. Denis O’Gorman Penticton

Bang for the buck

Socialist NDP federal leader Tom Mulclair insists that statistics on manufacturing job losses are irrefutable and that everyone (not me) agrees. More than half of these job losses are the direct result of the arti¿cially high Canadian dollar. His statement is not only an exaggerated distortion — but an absolute crock of you know what, socialist lies. The actual Àuctuations of our dollar has very little to do with job losses in manufacturing. Between 1971 and 1976, our dollar ranged from $1.00 to $1.06, ¿ve years over par with absolutely no signs of manufacturing job losses. The dollar started slipping in 1977, all the way down to 70 cents in 1985. If you believe in Mulclair’s philosophy, with our dollar in the tank, our manufacturing industry should have grown dramatically, creating many new jobs. Not from my experience, as I was closely involved in Canadian manufacturing. Our dollar never went beyond 90 cents until 2005. Year 1998 the dollar shrunk to 65-66 cents, year 2007 our dollar went way up to $1.07-$1.08, then in 2008, “Wham” down to 80 cents. So what really causes job losses? Millions of knowledgeable citizens in Canada and the U.S.A know the answer. Thousands of manufacturers have moved their production to other countries, of which a large percentage transferred to China. This massive movement to offshore countries has been unbelievably destructive to the economies of Canada and the U.S.A., which led to thousands and thousands of lost factory jobs. Hopefully this trend will be reversed. Recently some large corporations, two of which are General Electric and Union Tractor, are bringing some of their manufacturing back to America, because of inferior quality, resulting in an increasing number of consumer complaints. The bene¿ts of more manufacturing returning to North America will obviously create many new jobs. By the way, if a survey was taken asking Canadians if they would prefer to have our dollar continue on par with the U.S. dollar, I would expect a healthy majority would support a strong Canadian dollar. Obviously, the alternative of a weak dollar would automatically increase prices on almost everything we purchase from America. Many Canadians wouldn’t like that. George Thompson Penticton

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ICBC identifies city’s worst intersections Western News Staff

An interactive crash database released by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia gives people an easy way to ¿nd accident-prone intersections around Penticton, where 2,146 accidents occurred between 2007 and March 31, 2012, according to the resource. The top six intersections for accidents in the city are all either on Channel Parkway or Main Street. Between the ¿ve intersections on Channel Parkway, there were 294 reported accidents. Throughout Main Street’s various intersections, the data suggests there were 532 reported crashes. “We try to focus on the intersections that have the greatest traf¿c Àow, and as suggested by the statistics, they seem to show that the Channel Parkway and the Main Street corridor have the most events,” said Cpl. Ted Manchulenko of the RCMP’s Penticton detachment, via email. “We have found that many of the events surround driver error.” Manchulenko said this driver error was generally a simple mistake, such as getting distracted at an intersection, not fully stopping at a stop sign and trying to rip through an amber light at an intersection. “A few extra seconds, a little courtesy and some common sense would make these high-risk areas better for all of us,” he said. Lauren Nixon, who works as a delivery driver at Art Knapp’s Plantland and

Flower Shop said she saw an accident just three weeks ago at what is, according to the data, the city’s most accident-prone intersection: Channel Parkway, Duncan Avenue and Parkway Place. The intersection saw 88 accidents over the four-year period, which averages out to nearly two accidents a month. Of these accidents, 34 involved injuries. “I was coming back, and an ambulance went through the intersection and someone was turning, and someone went through, and they just collided,” she said. The most accident prone intersection on Main Street, where Main intersects with Industrial Avenue, ranked third on the list, with 76 accidents taking place. Carol Findlayson, who works at the Husky Gas Station at the intersection, said she knows why these accidents happen every day. “Cars are constantly running through the red lights. Proof of fact, a semi honked his horn this morning because he was going through the red light. And it was red. You cannot honk and go through. And I see stuff like that all the time,” she said. Findlayson also said she often sees people turning left at the intersection, when coming north on Main Street — an illegal manoeuvre. Sometimes, when drivers aren’t turning on the red, they’re cutting through the gas station to get to Industrial Avenue. “I’d like to see those people dinged because they’ve almost taken me out a couple of times, and I’m going to start taking licence plate numbers and reporting them. It’s ridiculous,” she said.

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The wine bill just cleared the Senate on Monday, but it’s already causing more debate as its implications are debated by provinces and other stakeholders. “Some jurisdictions, including Alberta, Ontario and B.C., are entertaining their own strictures,” said Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas, who authored the private member’s bill, which is expected to receive Royal assent later this month. Some stakeholders are already claiming that Bill C-311, which amends the 1928 Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act, doesn’t address direct sales, only people carrying wine across borders. Even in B.C., where the provincial government was an early supporter of the move to eliminate

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B.C. teachers won a partial victory Friday in their protracted labour dispute. It came in the form of a Labour Relations Board ruling that teachers were indeed entitled to withdraw “truly voluntary” extra-curricular services, such as coaching sports and supervising student clubs. However, it also found the B.C. Teachers’ Federation “declared or authorized an illegal strike” by having members withdraw from activities outside instructional LONG ENGLISH hours that are still considered work duties, such as parent-teacher meetings. With less than two weeks left in the school year, the ruling is “a bit” of a moot point, said Ginny Manning, who heads the Okanagan Skaha School District’s board of trustees. But Manning said the decision is a good one, because it de¿nes what is and isn’t voluntary work for teachers, which is what the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association sought when it applied for the ruling. Okanagan Skaha Teachers’ Union president Kevin Epp is skeptical: “I don’t believe the employer needed to go that route to solve a problem, because in our district that problem didn’t exist.” For example, Epp said, formal parent-teacher interview nights were scuttled this year, but, “teachers saw parents all the time, and regularly.” BCPSEA sought the ruling after BCTF members voted for a full-scale withdrawal of extra-curricular services in April to protest back-to-work legislation in Bill 22, but Epp sees it as simply another attempt to bleed away public support for teachers in the run-up to a new collective agreement. Education Minister George Abbott, who has previously said he’ll impose a new contract on teachers if a deal can’t be reached by the fall, said in a statement that he respects and appreciates Friday’s ruling. “I’ve always said it is up to individual teachers to decide whether to volunteer,” Abbott said. “I hope that all teachers who continue to give of their own time to help children will be able to do so without fear of union retribution.” Another important ruling is expected soon, when a B.C. Supreme Court justice rules on a BCTF application to remove government-appointed mediator Charles Jago from his position. The union has alleged the former university president is biased. Jago is expected to issue a report on the labour dispute, including recommendations, by June 30. The BCTF has also asked the court to have that report withheld until it rules on Jago’s appointment. Epp is uncertain how Friday’s ruling may ¿gure into the mediation process. “It may be that the negotiations have just become a different type of negotiations, and it’s all about LRB and court proceedings to de¿ne contract terms.”

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No encore? Forgivable when you have just witnessed a hall of famer perform with an amazing band backing him up. Still, when John Mellencamp left the South Okanagan Events Centre stage on Thursday evening after saying thank you to the crowd, one would expect an encore. In fact, the whole building did. The SOEC shook with cheers and people pounding on the Àoor, stage and seats wanting more for about four minutes until they realized the road crew was actually packing up. It would have been the perfect time for Hurts So Good, which was missed during the approximate 90-minute concert which had the Cowboy Junkies as the opening act, a role they will have for the Canadian dates on the No Better Than This Tour. But, I digress. Mellencamp came out rocking with Authority Song and laid back with No One Cares About Me on the stage, which was dressed like it was out of the Footloose barn dance with strings of lights hanging from the rafters, a sepia backdrop and perfect lighting. It was an intimate feel, despite, the SOEC appearing to be almost sold out. No One Cares About Me was recorded at Sun Stu-

dios in 2009 for his No Better Than This album which upon release, Mellencamp told the Rolling Stone that he was “done being a rock star” and he has no interest in having the biggest concerts, only “to have fun while we’re doing this and maybe have something that somebody might discover.” It could be the reason why the SOEC audience saw stripped down versions and different arrangements of some of his biggest hits. Mellencamp seemed to loosen up for Check It Out, handing out high ¿ves to those at the front of the stage. The lights dimmed and the band took a breather as the spotlight centered on Mellencamp who stood alone with an acoustic

guitar. “I came one million miles to see you folks tonight,” he said before garnering the loudest cheers of the night to this point by simply stating “a little ditty.” The crowd immediately recognized what was next and sang right along with Mellencamp for Jack & Diane, and he applauded them in return. “I’m going to be playing all kinds of songs you may know or don’t know. Sing along if you know them, or if you are waiting for a particular song, wait for it, we will get around to it, probably,” he told the crowd. Mellencamp told a story about his grandma, who called him Buddy. She inspired him to write the song Longest Days.

He ¿nished off the acoustic set with a version of Small Town that the crowd ate up with violinist Miriam Strum and accordionist Troye Kinnett adding a beautiful accompaniment. The speakers seemed to turn up a little louder for the ¿nal set that kicked off with Rain On The Scarecrow. The set was topped off with Paper and Fire, Crumbling Down, R.O.C.K in the USA and a rendeition of Pink Houses that had one gentleman dancing his heart out on the stairs of section 109-110. Mellencamp then brought the house down with Cherry Bomb. The band exited the stage and Mellencamp gracefully bowed to each section of the crowd. When you have a legendary artist like Mellencamp performing songs that span his amazing career of rock ‘n’ roll to folk/blues tunes, it really can’t get no better than this.

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City of Penticton Bike Plan and West Okanagan Lake Waterfront Revitalization As part of its commitment to public consultation in the development of the City of Penticton Bike Plan and the revitalization of the west Okanagan Lake waterfront, the City invites you to join them under the tents next to the Peach on Saturday, June 23, 2012, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please take the time to come enjoy the Peach City Beach Cruise car show and get involved in shaping the West Okanagan Lake Waterfront revitalization plan and the Penticton bike plan. We need your input and feedback which will result in plans based on ideas and suggestions from you, the public. Residents who cannot attend are welcome to provide input throughout the process at bikeplan@penticton.ca or waterfront@penticton.ca. Additional information on the Vibrant Penticton projects is also available on the City website at www.penticton.ca.

All shook up over Elvis Kristi Patton

Western News Staff

Elvis may have left the building, but for the past 11 years the crowds keep him coming back to Penticton. The Penticton Elvis Festival has tribute artists gracing stages in Penticton for a weekend of remembering Elvis through his musical library. Festival chairman Terry Michaels said the weather forecast doesn’t have him concerned. “Every year this time we are looking up at the clouds, but it has always cleared up. We had one rainy night about ¿ve years ago and it was a bad storm, but it came just as we were ¿nishing so we have been very fortunate,” said Michaels. The Penticton Elvis Society has brought a couple of people to share their knowledge of Elvis as individuals who knew, worked with or shared a signi¿cant part of their life with the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Cynthia Pepper, who costarred with Elvis in Kissin’ Cousins will be in Penticton to share her stories and love of Elvis with fans. Pepper guest starred in many television shows and played Sandra Dee’s roommate in the movie Take Her She’s Mine. Elvis’ drummer of 14 years, DJ Fontana, will also be at the festival and perform-

ing a set during the Sunday ¿nals. On Friday, the opening ceremonies take place at Okanagan Lake Park starting at 6 p.m. This year there are eight amateur and eight professional artists, along with a few special guest appearances that will take place over the weekend. On Saturday, the Tribute Artist Competition begins at the same location at 9 a.m. This is a preliminary event for the Ultimate Elvis Competition held annually in Memphis, Tenn. on Aug. 16. The professional division winner in Penticton wins entry to it. “The top prize winner there gets $20,000 plus a lot of contracts so it is really worthwhile for someone to try and win one of the quali¿ers. I think there is only about 30 festivals where you can qualify,” said Michaels. Also on Saturday, at 8 p.m., Gino Monopoli with the Ultimate Elvis Show Band take the stage at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. “He is a very popular tribute artist. We have about 400 tickets left but we are pretty con¿dent it will sell out so if anybody wants tickets they better get them quick,” said Michaels. Monopoli is one of only two, two-time Penticton Elvis Professional Champions (2003 and 2009) and one of the most recog-

nizable and loved tribute artists to have performed in Penticton. He has performed all eras of Elvis’ career in several different countries. Monopoli prides himself on adhering to the various representations of Elvis throughout history. Tickets for this event are separate from the day/weekend passes. Sunday is the gospel music showcase at 9 a.m. at Okanagan Lake Park which is typically the highest attended event of the weekend. The gospel showcase shares the inspirational music library of Elvis with the talents of all the participating tribute artists. Every year, this show supports a local charity for which thousands of dollars are raised. “It is phenomenal. I guess it is so popular because of the music. Elvis only won three Grammys and he won them for his gospel music,” said Michaels. Following the gospel showcase the tribute artist ¿nals will take place at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.valley¿rsttix.com, by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or at the Penticton Wine Country Tourist Centre. Friday night tickets are $10, Saturday competition day in the park tickets are $15 or wristbands for both events are $20.

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Centre hosts session on advance care planning Mark Brett Western News Staff

Death is not something most people like to talk or even think about, let alone plan for. But letting loved ones know your wishes now can be crucial for advance care, including medical intervention and end-of-life arrangements. This is especially true if the sick or injured person is unable to speak for themselves at that time. Issues surrounding the process will be discussed today at a special presentation by Interior Health and the Penticton & District Hospice Society and Bereavement Resource Centre. “We’re encouraging people to think ahead and be prepared,” said society board member Laurie Sylvester. “Advance-care planning is

Among the special events was last weekend’s Ended Beginnings ceremony at the Everden Rust Chapel for parents who have lost children. Nearly 20 people attended to remember their loved ones, and organizers are hoping to make it an annual event. The Penticton and District Hospice Society works with the Moog & Friends Hospice House and recently opened the Bereavement Resource Centre to provide support and training opportunities for those wishing to volunteer in hospice and/ or community palliative care opportunities. Board chairman Bill Everden feels it is important to talk about the issues relating to end-oflife matters. “When people get to a certain age people should think about their

a gift to your family and loved ones because it takes the guess work out of the picture if you’re ever in a position where you cannot speak for yourself.” The program will be moderated by Judy Nicol, leader of Interior Health’s Advance Care Planning Initiative. The session takes place at 3 p.m. at the Penticton & District Society for Community Living Leisure Centre, at 439 Winnipeg St., and will include a panel discussion by health-care professionals who will also be available to answer questions. This is another in a series of events organized by the hospice society as part of the National Hospice Palliative Care Week that began last month and has continued through into June.

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Celebrations mark Aboriginal Day Steve Kidd Western News Staff

The ¿rst day of summer promises to be a busy day. That’s because Thursday is also National Aboriginal Day, and the Penticton Indian Band and Ooknakane Friendship Centre are once again teaming up to offer a day of entertainment and celebrations. “There is a lot going on, it’s amazing. To try to ¿t it all in one poster was quite the task,” said Kym Gouchie, one of the event organizers. That includes a special annual event at the En’owkin Centre, which Gouchie said is a perfect start to the day, though it is a separate celebration from the rest of the day. At 5 a.m., the En’owkin holds a Summer Solstice Sunrise Ceremony, open to anyone who wishes to participate and celebrate the sunrise, join in the drumming and singing and share a dish at the potluck breakfast. The National Aboriginal Day celebrations begin soon after, with a pancake breakfast in the band hall and preparations for the eighth annual run/walk along the river channel in support of the B.C. Cancer Society. The race features Steve King as announcer and starts at 9:30 a.m. with 2.5, 5 and 10 km. distances. The of¿cial opening ceremonies start at noon in the PIB ball park with Chief Jonathan Kruger and invited dignitaries. Drumming, singing and

dancing will kick off the festivities and a long lineup of entertainment. “We can’t have Aboriginal Day without some dancing, so we are having the High Water Singers coming from Keremeos,” said Gouchie, adding that the drum group has developed an international reputation, representing Canada at an international gathering in Chile recently. “They have gained a lot of recognition on the powwow trail. It really is the drum group that brings the dancers, so if somebody knows the High Water Singers are there, they are going to take that extra time to make a point of being there to dance.” The drum group is just part of a long list of Okanagan entertainers who will be performing throughout the day, including Shayna Desjarlais, Anona Kampe, The Golden Eagle Band, Sam Mitchell, Floyd Vedan, Aimee Lezard, Warren Hooley, Toni Gallicano George and Russell Podgurny. “He’s kind of a one-man show, he is a singer, a traditional dancer; he’s bringing in a couple of painted teepees and one of them is going to be used for demonstration,” said Gouchie, adding that Podgurny will also be talking about the teachings contained in the construction and design of the teepee. Other special events for the day include a model building contest inside the band hall. Competitors will be given a work station with a sup-

ply of natural materials and asked to construct a scaled-down version of a traditional pit house. “Then we have a ball hockey tournament and I believe some of the Penticton Vees have expressed an interest to come and either join a team or put one together,” said Gouchie. There will also be a demonstration of another traditional sport as representatives from the Penticton Minor Lacrosse Association drop by at 4 p.m. And, of course, there will be food, both from vendors all day, as well as a salmon barbecue during the dinner hour. “That is going to be managed by the staff of the Little Paws Preschool and all the proceeds will go to them,” said Gouchie. “There is going to be lots of food vendors, arts and crafts vendors. We are just trying to have something for everyone. ” The celebration has been growing year by year, something Gouchie attributes to the ongoing partnership between the PIB and the friendship centre, along with other groups joining in. She said the event has gained the support of the southern Okanagan Nation member bands, Upper and Lower Similkameen and Osoyoos. “It is the coming together of not only the Okanagan Nation bands and communities, it is also an invitation to the general public to come, celebrate and witness the rich culture that we have,” said Gouchie.

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FRIDAY: Graceland Meatloaf, a staple in Gracelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen SATURDAY: Foolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gold Loaf Sandwich SUNDAY: Elvisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Benny Elvisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; favorite baked Pieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be served at 3pm throughout the weekend! COME ON IN FOR PIE AND COFFEE FOR $5.00, A LA MODE ADD $1.00. FOLLOW THE SIGN AT THE ART GALLERY

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Okanagan Hockey Academy is beginning its 11th year of offering high quality athletic and academic programs to outstanding hockey players from all over the world. We are recruiting Billet Families in the Penticton and Westbench areas to host a player in their home for the upcoming school year. This year OHA will have 7 teams, 140 Male and Female athletes ranging in age from 13-18 years old and we will need homes for 90 players. This high level program focuses on positive personal growth in the areas of Academics, Athletics and Citizenship. We rely on Billet Homes to provide a home away from home for these young people. All transportation is provided by the Academy. Billet families will receive $600.00/month. If you would like more information about opening your home to a player and being part of this exciting opportunity please contact:

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Adina Ralph is always trying to learn while at Springers Gymnastics Adventures. Described as very outgoing, Ralph is very coachable. Coach Manuela Stegmann said she isn’t afraid to try new things as she recently learned how to do an uprise on the uneven bars.

Six South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association Pinnacles FC teams will be vying for a provincial championship. The under-13 girls’ team coached by Duarte Francisco earned its berth when they defeated Kelowna United, the only team that beat them this season, for the Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League championship. Sara Vriends scored the late tally with five minutes remaining. Francisco said it was fitting for them to face Kelowna United in the Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League final. “We were playing for bragging rights and seeding position,” said Francisco. “We wanted to finish high. It was a hard game. The most physical game we’ve had all year.” A 3-1 victory against Kelowna United gave the under-13 boys’ team its provincial berth. And they did it in dramatic fashion. Trailing 1-0 with five minutes left, Shane Farkas netted the equalizer. Then during the two 10-minute overtime sessions they played, Dominique Claus and Simon Snyman put the game away. “They boys were ecstatic,” said Pinnacles FC coach Joe Afonso, whose team will travel to Aldergrove for the July 4 to 7 tournament. “It’s very exciting. Parents were ecstatic. We got 10 wins out of 11. Play as a team and believe in each other, you can succeed. I think the calibre is going to be pretty intense.” After defeating the Kamloops Blaze in their opening game, the under14 boys shutout Kelowna United 1-0 in the final. Coach Tony Trovao described the match as a “hard-fought battle.” “The kids just

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SHANE FARKAS (centre) is mobbed by teammates DJ Warkentin (left) and Jordell Afonso following his goal in the boys under-13 championship game which sent the contest to overtime Sunday at Kings Park. The home team scored a pair of goals in overtime to defeat Kelowna and take the title. Below right, Penticton’s Gillian Kennedy, left, and Vernon’s Jennifer Adams lock up during their under-15 championship tilt. Vernon United won the game 1-0.

played unbelievable,” said Trovao. “Worked for every ball. They (Kelowna) were the top team in league.” Trovao said he couldn’t have asked for more from his players who moved the ball well and kept it on the ground. They played a smart game and didn’t overcommit. They will travel to Aldergrove as well. “I think they have potential,” said Trovao. “There will be some stiff competition. Have as good a shot as anyone else. Very proud of the boys in how they came out and played.” Scoring for the Pinnacles were Jetson Gibbs and Darian Johnson.

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Brady Van Ryswyk made three or four key saves in both games. “If it wasn’t for his play I’m not sure if we would have done it,” said Trovao. A 4-0 victory against the Shuswap for the under-16 girls helped them advance to provincials. They received a strong performance from Lina Campagnaro, who scored twice. On Saturday night, the team found out that the Okanagan has two berths in that age group so they automatically advanced to provincials. They faced provincial host Kelowna United in the final, but lost 1-0. “I don’t think my girls were up for it,”

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SARAH NEWSTED had a strong performance at the swim meet in Merritt which the Penticton Pikes summer club attended during the weekend. She earned best times in all her swims, including the division three girls 100-metre individual medley.

Pikes earn best times in Merritt his events and finished first in both the 25-m back and breaststroke events. Morag Bouchard joined her children Ashley and Ryan and Isabelle Bouchard for a fifth-place finish in the relay. She also had two best times and finished ninth in both 50- and 100-m freestyle. Chloe Bouchard and Emma Wilson had two best times and a second-place finish in relay. Chloe Bouchard was sixth in the 50-m freestyle and eighth in the 50-m backstroke. Leah Newsted recorded a best time with an eighth-place finish in both 50-m breaststroke and 100-m freestyle. The Pikes coaching staff has noticed

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The Penticton Pikes earned good results from their second meet, this time in the Nicola Valley last weekend. Sarah Newsted earned best times in all six of her individual events and took home a second-place ribbon for relay. J.J. Henderson also enjoyed a strong meet with five best times. Henderson finished second in two relays, and placed fourth in the 200-metre individual medley, fifth in the 100-m freestyle and 100-m backstroke, sixth in 50-m freestyle, seventh in 50-m butterfly and eighth in 100-m breaststroke. Pikes assistant coach

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SHANNON CLARKE, the Pikes assistant coach, competes in the 50-m freestyle, which she won.

Shannon Clarke earned a silver aggregate medal. She placed first in the 50-m freestyle, second in the 100-m breaststroke and two relays. She also placed third in the 50-m butterfly and had two personal best times.

Also earning best times in all three of her solo events was Ashley McMillan taking third in both the 50-m breaststroke and 100- freestyle and fourth in the 50-m backstroke. McMillan’s brother Ryan, also had best times in all

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Webb said they will face a tough draw with Chilliwack United in their pool and North Coast team. Advancing to provincials has been their goal all season. Webb remains confident in what they can do. Goals by Kari Grace Pym helped the under-17 girls’ Pinnacles FC team advance to provincials. With them and Vernon United making up that age group, Pinnacles FC earned their sole win when they needed it most. Coach Adam Vallis said his players played a good possession game that helped them get the “result they deserve.” “We played well against them, but struggled to score goals,” said Vallis of their season play. “That’s why I was so proud of them. Very much looking forward to (provincials) and the girls are pumped about it as well.”

Pinnacles FC under-17 boys are going to provincials. They didn’t have to play in the TOYSL playdowns as there was no other teams. They played their season in the under-18 group. Pinnacles FC teams that didn’t advance to provincials were the under-14 and 15 girls and under-15 boys. The under-14 girls lost to Vernon United 1-0. The under-15 girls coached by Carlos Mendonca had their season end with a 2-1 loss to Vernon United. Mendonca was pleased with his teams play and said both clubs played hard in the game. The game came down to a penalty shot, which Vernon United capitalized on. The under-15 boys also saw their season end with a 3-1 loss to Vernon United.

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Peewee Heat on fire Western News Staff

P e n t i c t o n ’s Game Action Photo peewee Heat have won their third straight tournament. The Heat traveled to the North Okanagan, where they won the Rock the House tournament. They continue to dominate their opponents as they rolled over the Kamloops Rattlers 12-3, cruised past Mission Sasquatch 7-1 and beat up Semiahmoo Rock 13-1. In the final, they downed Mission 9-2. Game MVP’s were Bailey Tamminga, Darius Venables-Alex, Ethan McLaughlin and Kale Lawrence. The Heat are now hoping to earn a berth at the provincial cham-

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PENTICTON HEAT celebrates following their tournament win in the North Okanagan during the weekend. The team is as follows from left to right in the front: Darius Venables-Alex, Brendan Craig, Ethan McLaughlin and Kale Lawrence. Second row: Aiden Canada, Travis Fehr, Bryn Carter, Lia McLaren, Cairo Rogers, Bailey Tamminga and Naidyn Keough. Back row: Dan Ricard (assistant coach), Ty Ricard, Beau Chetner, Randy Craig (assistant coach), Ethan Joe, Greg Carter (assistant coach), Ty Pisiak, Matts Bratten and Dan Chetner (coach).

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and Thursday this week.

from Penticton will take on the 715-kilometre Yukon River Quest from Whitehorse to Dawson City. Tina Hoeben, Stacey Kemp, Ginette Schirrmeister, Lauren Meads, Stephan Samoyloff, Andrew and Ian MacPhail aim to complete the event. It is the longest annual canoe/kayak race in the world, starting on June 27 and must be completed before midnight on June 30. “It is the ultimate challenge in endurance or ultra paddling,” said Hoeben. “It will require a tremendous amount of inner strength as well as working together as a team. We will battle fatigue, self-doubt, sleep-deprivation (from paddling through the night), hypothermia and hallucinations.” Anyone interested in tracking the team can do so by going to www.yukonriverquest.com.

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Mike Reilly, Mario Lucia and Steven Fogarty have been named to the 46-man roster for Team USA’s evaluation camp for the 2013 World Junior Hockey championship. The three helped the Penticton Vees win the 2012 RBC Cup in Humboldt, Sask. Reilly scored 21 points in 26 playoff games, while Lucia added 27 points and Fogarty 16 during the playoffs.


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Store fits your tastes to a tea Jennifer Schell

For the Western News

Penticton is chock full of delicious little secrets and recently I had the good fortune to discover Teas & Weaves on Main Street. What a delightful little shop. More than just a fabulous tea store offering a selection of premium loose-leaf teas and blends from around the world, they also have an amazing collection of “weaves”, meaning beautiful imported hand-knotted carpets. Teas, rugs, jewelry, tea lover’s paraphernalia, gift ideas and so much more — this is a place to delve into. What makes Teas & Weaves even more interesting is shop co-owner Claire Keys. Raised in Zimbabwe, Claire’s exotic tastes and international inÀuence are evident. Recently back from a tea-buying journey to Zambia, her tales of travel and tea investigations are fascinating. As worldly as she is local,

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CLAIRE KEYS harvests in the Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka this past January.

Claire and her husband/coowner Fritz Hollenbach are also vineyard owners and operators in Penticton, supplying our thriving wine industry with grapes. Claire’s local history includes many tie-ins with our wine world,

giving her a great knowledge of all things vinological. Claire says that the tea industry is very similar to the wine industry. Tea growers also offer unique terroir, blends and tasting is a similar art as well.

As their website describes, “Teas & Weaves is the product of two passions”: Claire’s love of everything tea and Fritz’s love of handmade textiles. This in conjunction with their shared love of travel, adventure and primitive art has been realized through their shop. Brew up a batch of delicious Honey Bush Tea and chill into the perfect summer iced tea quencher. Aromatic and nutritious, Honey Bush is grown in South Africa and is a caffeinefree herbal tea similar to that of rooibos but a little sweeter. Full of vitamin C and other nutrients, Honey Bush has many healing qualities. Claire has a few blends to choose from. Check out Claire’s fabulous adventures on her Facebook page and website: www. teasandweaves.com. Jennifer Schell is the editor of B.C. Food and Wine Trails magazine.

Winery pairs with Vancouver restaurant Jennifer Schell For the Western News

Oro¿no Winery was asked to produce two wines for Hawksworth Restaurant, recently named Vancouver’s top restaurant by Vancouver Magazine. This is an exceptional honour and it speaks to the talent of co-owner/ winemaker John Weber. This is a thrilling coup for both Oro¿no and the gorgeous Similkameen Valley wine region — which was named last year as one of “The 5 Best Wine Regions You Never Heard Of” by En Route Magazine. “We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Hawksworth’s wine director and Vancouver’s Sommelier of the Year Terry Threlfall and his whole sommelier team on this project,” said John Weber. “It is an authentic collaboration between our worldclass Similkameen fruit, Oro¿no’s winemaking style and the sophisticated palates of some of

the top sommeliers in the country.” The wines have been named “H’s Blend” and there is one white and one red made exclusively with grapes from Similkameen vineyards. Hawksworth Restaurant has listed a number of Oro¿no’s wines on their platinum awardwinning wine list. Legendary chef David Hawksworth commented: “We are proud to align with one of B.C.’s most respected winer-

ies, using grapes from Canada’s most distinctive appellation to create our own exclusive wine blends.” What an amazing achievement for John and his partner/wife Virginia Weber. This well-deserved success couldn’t happen to two nicer people — congratulations John and Virginia. I encourage all of you who have never visited their gorgeous winery to make a plan to visit soon.

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Support Service Manager required Summerland Seniors Village Summerland Seniors Village now has an immediate requirement for an experienced, motivated Support Service Manager (SSM), on a Full Time basis. Reporting to the General Manager, the SSM is accountable for all aspects of day to day delivery of Food, Housekeeping and Laundry services at the ‘Village, providing oversight, supervision, and constructive direction to their team. Qualifications: • Applicants must be a graduate of a recognized program in Nutrition and Food Services Management, and be a member in good standing of the CSNM • Minimum 2 years Support Service (Food Services and/ or Housekeeping & Laundry) supervisory experience required, preferably in a geriatric residential setting • Experience managing unionized staff a definite asset • Superior communication skills a must Please submit your resume IMMEDIATELY, in the strictest confidence, via our website at www.retirementconcepts.com/careers While we appreciate all applications, please note only those short listed will be contacted. Retirement Concepts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted Guerard Fine Furniture, a long established and well respected family business, is seeking a new team member with retail sales experience. Candidate must possess excellent customer service, communication and computer skills, with a flare for interior design. This is a part time position for 3-4 days per week and weekend work is required. Apply in person only. Dave Mitchell, 70 Westminster Ave E., Penticton. Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Students Welcome. 250-8603590 Email:info@plazio.ca

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Pentiction. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1 Couple With Horses. Large Central BC Cattle Ranch seeks couple with horses to spend summer on range with cattle herd in the spectacular Chilcotin country. Travel trailer provided for housing. Low pay, but an adventure of a lifetime. Alexis Creek Ranch (425) 4818451 Email: cblakey@wesmar.com Looking for experienced heavy equip. operator and a laborer. Residential exp. an asset. Fax resume to 250-497-7972 Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman HVAC gasfitter/Refrigeration Technician. Part time/on call $38.00 hour. Call 250-549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416 email aslan@aslanservices.ca

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Education/Trade Schools

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YOUR NEW Career as close as your computer. Online Active Aging Fitness Practitioner Certificate. Work with older adult fitness programs, coach master athletes. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta. 1-888539-4772; www.gprc.ab.ca

Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. Experienced housekeeper required, apply in person, 110 Riverside Dr., Penticton

Motivated Parts Person /Labourer required immediately for heavy duty equipment shop; mechanical aptitude, computer skills, knowledge of hose/fittings & assembly an asset, steady full-time work, Class 3 license an asset but not required, wage negotiable, reply to Joe or Dave, 1698 Dartmouth Rd., Penticton, BC, V2A 4B8

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LOCKE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Requires a manager to supervise a 6 employee repair & maintenance crew. Candidate will have experience working in light construction, will participate in “hands-on” work and problem solve various types of commercial and house hold repairs. Apply in person to Locke Property Management Ltd., 528 Main Street, Penticton

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Housekeeping Position - Now accepting resume’s for the 2012 season. “The Villa at Hester Creek” has an opportunity available in housekeeping. This position requires a self starter who is energetic and able to take direction. This is a seasonal position approximately from May 1st until October 31st. Ability to work weekends is a must. “The Villa at Hester Creek” is a six suite executive bed and breakfast located on Road #8 at Hester Creek Estate Winery in Oliver, BC. Please call 250-498-4435 for an appointment with the villa manager. Resume and references are required.

Support Service Workers Multiple Positions Available – Summerland Seniors Village Summerland Seniors Village is now recruiting a number of key support positions, namely Housekeeping, Laundry and Food Service Aides, as well as experienced Cooks. Experience in working with seniors is preferred, but not compulsory. Enthusiasm, integrity, professionalism and a commitment to team work and customer service are essential. General Qualifications include: • Grade 10 or equivalent combination of education, training and experience • WHIMIS Certificate preferred • Ability to communicate effectively • Ability to take direction and learn procedures • Ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy, empathy & patience In addition, Food Service Aide candidates will require the following: • 1-2 years or more experience in a dining room environment • “Food Safe” Certificate; Level 1 required/Level 2 an asset Cook candidates will also require the following: • Graduation from a recognized cook program (or equivalent combination of education and experience) • 2 or more years’ experience in hotels, restaurants or institutional environments preferred. For a more detailed job description and to submit your resume please visit our website IMMEDIATELY at www.retirementconcepts.com/ careers. While we appreciate all applications, please note only those short listed will be contacted. Retirement Concepts is an equal opportunity employer.

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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Landscaping

Firewood/Fuel

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Low cost sand & gravel, here to serve your needs, top soil, bedding sand, crush and other rock products. Rob 250-4623504, Ken 250-460-2286 Delivery available

Firewood for sale: Applewood $200 cord, delivered or pick up. 250-545-3051 or250-3090156

Moving & Storage

Solid Oak Lg Desk with chair $150, 250-494-5351 Western Star Auctions the Okanagans Premier Auction Houses 161 Ellis street Always buying estates, tools, furniture. If looking to buy furniture check out our store front. Please call 250-492-3203

MANAGER OF Track position. Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd (KPR) has an immediate opening for our Manager of Track position. The successful candidate will become part of an experienced management team and will oversee track maintenance and track capital work while insuring regulatory compliance and safe work practices and must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a track supervisor. KPR operates on 120 miles of Class 1 and Class 2 track in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, between Kelowna and Kamloops. This position works out of our Vernon, BC offices. Please submit resumes and any questions you may have regarding this position to: info@khawk.ca

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services MAINTENANCE/HANDIMAN needed for group of Motels. Must have basic knowledge of Plumbing, Electrical, Drywall, Painting etc. Salary to be determined according to demonstrated skills. Please fax resume to 250-492-4439

OfÀce Support PART-TIME Office Administrator Bookkeeping Experience Preferred. Starting June 18, 2012. Remuneration dependant upon experience. Resume to: riversidesociety2@gmail.com or fax: 250499-5954 or mail: Riverside RV Park Society, 134 4354 Hwy 3, Keremeos, B.C. V0X 1N1

Sales COMMISSION sales person wanted, must have knowledge of RV’s. Send resumes Midtown RV-F(250)492-0430, Em: sales@midtownrv.com,

Trades, Technical AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20 km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for ten 3rd Year Apprentices or Journeyperson Welders. We offer best wages in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28-$30/hour, Journey person $32-$35/hour, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at (office) 780-846-2231. Fax 780-846-2241 or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca production@autotanks.ca Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. COMMERCIAL Transport Mechanic wanted, $30/hr. plus, afternoon shift, flexible work week, email resume to: armand@okews.com

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Cleaning Services PEACE Of Mind Housecleaning. Weekly/Bi-weekly. Call Rosanne. 778-476-3187. Penticton.

Drywall For all your renovation needs, boarding, painting, taping & texturing, and patching. Big & small jobs. 250-490-4085

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Home Improvements BELCAN Painting & Reno’s over 15 years in business licensed, insured, WCB interior/exterior painting and any interior reno. includes kitchen & bath call Len (250)486-8800 CALL JOHN HIEBERT for all your framing and drywall needs, 30 plus years experience, competitive rates, for an estimate call 250-809-8708 or 250-809-8414 GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve, 250-488-0407

Services

Health Products SLIM DOWN For summer! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.

Financial Services M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER AVAILABLE New homes, renovations, kitchens & bath interior / exterior windows, doors, roofing, siding, framing, decks, fences & concrete 10% off labour cost call today for a free estimate 250-770-1314 250-462-3247 Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131

Services

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

Painting & Decorating Here Come the Painters, local & in 11th year, interior/exterior, free estimate, 250-486-2331 Interior/Exterior Painting, satisfaction guaranteed, free estimates, insured, (250)488-1387 Painting and Paper Hanging Excellent work. 35 years experience. Small jobs welcome.

Merchandise for Sale

Furniture

Garage Sales GARAGE Sale Sat June 16, 8-2. 618 & 626 Van Horne St. Back alley. Lots of stuff which includes an Ikea loft bed. GARAGE Sale Saturday June 16 in the Princess Margaret parking lot 120 Green Ave West starting at 8:00am. Proceeds to the Tanzania 2013 humanitarian trip. If raining sale will be in the multi-purpose room. Contact 250-7707620 for more information.

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Real Estate

Sporting Goods

Business for Sale

Houses For Sale

Celebrate Diversity: Buy a different Gun as often as you can! Quality firearms Buy & Sell. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, The best little gunshop around. 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel. 250-762-7575, T-Sat 10-6

LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email: bjg_cormorant@shaw.ca

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Real Estate

Duplex/4 Plex

Acreage for Sale

5bd, 2 entries, 2ba, w/d, 2400 sqft, fenced yard, avail. July 1, $1450/mo., 250-487-0268

$97,500 10.4 acres Lot H Arrow Lakes area 250-269-7328 Pic’s email selkirk8@telus.net

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Apt/Condos for Sale 1brm Exec. 2 ba, Downtown Front St. 1 block from lake and park, secure parking, $1000. Call Dennis @ Realty Exec. 1 (250)493-4372 Updated 2bdrm condo, 986sq.ft, 5-appliances. Close to shopping and bus $169,000, 250-490-0550

Dave Barnett Decorating 497-7912

Painting, Installs & Repairs. 20 yrs exp., References, Insured, Licensed, WCB, Timely & reasonable cost, Glenic Industries, Nick (250)486-2359

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

Sand/Gravel/Topsoil Low cost sand & gravel, here to serve your needs, top soil, bedding sand, crush and other rock products. Rob 250-4623504, Ken 250-460-2286 Delivery available

Tiling KALEDEN Tile - Replace your tub for a walk-in shower! Need new floors! Tile installation of floors, decks, backsplashes, fireplaces, showers, & pans. Free estimates, Insured, references & pictures available. No Job too big or small. Glen 250488-1985

Garden Equipment 82 JD 317 17 hp Hydro, 48” cut, snowblade. $1800. Vernon 250-307-0009.

Heavy Duty Machinery 1997 Hitachi 270 Excavator, 2 buckets, hydraulic thumb 50% UC $19,500.; 1995 Case 580 SL Backhoe 4N1 ext. hoe 8500 hrs runs well $21,500.; Massey 230 Tractor 38hp Deisel front loader, 3pt hitch ps, $7500.; 250-260-0217. 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

Pets & Livestock

Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs, new & used, Used center dr. power chairs in stock: Shoprider 10” $2500. 888WNLS 8” $2500. UL8W Portable $1400; Quantam 600E 14” $2500.; Jet 3 10” Kel: 250-764-7757 $1800.; Vernon: 250-542-3745 TF 888542-3745 www.okmobility.ca

Feed & Hay

Misc. for Sale

2012 hay from Bridesville area avail. late July / August. $130/t brome 160/t alfalfa/grass. Call now if interested 780-6653486 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

Accordion Excelsior (Italian) in-laid Mother Of Pearl with hard case, $350, flat top guitar, Norman, $60, ent/TV center, glass door, $50, fridge, International Harvester, spotless, $150, Nikon SLR Professional camera, best offer, (250)499-8848 CUSTOM - BUILT Solar Screens. Keep your view, beat the heat! High quality, durable Thermoscreens. Reduce A/C costs. Free estimates: 250809-4965 OFFERS - Auriga 10 Electric Scooter, Virtually brand new (cost $2,8000). Hospital type adjustable bed, Call Tony 250492-4985 after 6 pm. STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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

Pets SMOOTH FOXTERRIER puppies, CKC registered, 3 males and one female. Ready July 7th . $750ea. (250)495-2432; tcpunter@gmail.com; www.the-pet-garden.com

Merchandise for Sale

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

Auctions Western Star Auctions, the Okanagan’s Premier Auction Houses 161 Ellis Street, weekly auctions every Tuesday @ 6pm Always accepting consignments. 250-492-3203

Farm Equipment 1999 Kabota 8580, 80hp, 4wd, cab tractor w/front end loader, under 2500 hrs. $24,000. 250308-1166.

Misc. Wanted 12 Trusses for 22’ long garage, with end gables. 5/12’ pitch (250)487-9295 COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-499-0251 (Local) Wanted construction scaffold, Locke Property Management, 250-492-0346 ask for Jerry Wanted, looking to buy Akita dog, prefer pup, please phone Bill (250)494-7978 Wanted, Queen size box spring & mattress, pillow top, (250)493-7644

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

Business for Sale 35+ yrs in business, Janitorial + Residential carpet cleaning business & equip for sale in the beautiful Similkameen Valley. Well established family run business with strong ties to the community, strong customer base + commercial contracts. Have all financials, serious enquiries only, can email pics. Call Marv at 250-2956873

Family home on large lot with mature landscaping. Approx 1600 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 1 and 1/2 bathrooms. Upgrades include newly upgraded kitchen with new cabinets, appliances and in floor radiant heat, electrical box, french doors to patio, all new windows, claw foot bathtub and skylight in main bath. Electric heating with double garage wired workshop plus carport, RV and boat parking, alley access. Wrap around deck, along with sundeck and eating pergola nestled under beautiful walnut tree. Finished basement with storage area. Close to downtown area. $384,900, Dave 250-488-2273 MOBILE Home Why pay rising costs of pad rent when for the same monthly amt you can buy a home on your own land? Assumable mortgage. Asking $149,000. For more info call 250-496-4106. PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

Lots Beachfront lot, on OK lake. Surveyed. Westside rd. Leased land. 250-549-3377.

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

Recreational Spacious fully serviced Lot, in gated RV Resort on Shuswap River. Swimming pool and numerous recreational facilities. $850 per month or $35. per day. 1 (250)542-1002

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

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Recreational/Sale

Recreational/Sale

1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-938-7146

2bdrm house, fenced yard, rear storage shed, backs on t park, yard work req., s/f/w/d, ns, pet neg. (no dogs), ref’s/lease req., $925+util., call Wendy at 250-496-4031

1.5 bdrm. FS,WD, DW, private entrance. NO smoking, pets neg. $1000 incl util. 250-4625788 or 250-490-6073

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1994 32” Motor Home “Triple E Edition” Perfect Cond. Low Mileage, price for quick sale $12,000. 250-358-7296

1BDRM on Wiltse, utilities incl, n/s, n/p, ref’s req., $650/mo, avail now 250-492-2908 or 250-490-1025 2bdrm basement suite, close to Walmart, np, ns, 250-4937190, 250-460-2703

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1996 10ft Caribou Camper, fully loaded, seldom used. Must be sold $6,900.obo (250)260-4435

89 Travel Lite 21.5’ 5th wheel, good cond, 4 new tires, hitch incl. $3450. 250-549-1269 Westland RV Manufacturing, from custom building to major repairs, insurance claims and renovations, free estimates, reasonable rates, seniors discounts available, for all your RV needs, call 250-493-7445

Bachelor suite w/balcony, furn’d. Immed. Starting $650 all inclusive. 250-541-0077 FURNISHED or un-furnished apt for rent in Princeton, Avail. now, need excellent ref’s & DD. No pets., rent starts at $525/mo., Call 250-295-1006 leave a message.

LAKEFRONT with dock. Fintry area. Main house: 2bd, 1bath & Guest house: 1bd, 1bath. $2000/mo, long term lease. Pets ok, NS. 604-817-5129

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3bed, 1.5 bath, in Penticton South Main St. excellent location, walking dist. to Beach, and Wal-Mart. Avail Aug 1st. $900/mo. + util. (250)493-4284

ONE bedroom condo @silver star, available immediately,fully furnished, n/s, n/p, U/g parking, $700, includes utilities. Call #250-541-0115, email js1mtnhi@telus.net

1bdrm suite, avail. for summer rental, incl. Ironman week, overlooking Skaha Lake, south of Penticton, for more details call (250)497-8402

Commercial building for lease, 1500sqft, downtown Penticton, suitable for office or salon, $1200/mo., 250-460-2499 COMMERCIAL lease 1000 sq ft plus 400 sq ft mezzanine. Zoned CMA in strata at 2201 Dartmouth Drive. Overhead door and window at entrance. $1000 plus triple net. 250-4878734 Downtown offices- location near banks, 380 sqft, $250. 416 sqft $320. Open for viewing. (250)492-8324 For Lease, The Gun Barrel Saloon & Restaurant at Apex Mountain Resort, The Gun Barrel is voted #1 Apres Ski Bar in Canada, The Long Shot Cafeteria & Bar are also available under the same lease, for info contact James Shalman at Apex Mountain Reesort, (250)490-6172 PRIME Commercial Spaces 2300st., & 752sf in busy Plaza, ample parking, could combine into 1 larger rental, also avail., 770sf for food related retail, call Barb 250-492-6319 Shop rental, Industrial area, 800 & 1200 sqft, priced to rent, (250)492-8324, 250-809-0728

Duplex / 4 Plex Lakeview, large 1bdrm furnished duplex. Near Clinton. $275/mo. 250-459-2387 PENT. 1/2 Duplex 563 Burns St. 3 Bdrm 1 Bath 5-appl, 1200sqft $1200/month Avail. July 1st 250492-2070

SUMMERLAND. seniors 55+, retire with us! Bright spacious 2-bdrm townhome wonderfully updated in quiet area of town, walking distance to everything you need. Huge balcony, private yard. $860/mo includes garden/ lawn care and lots of parking. On-site owner, N/S, N/P, references, credit check. 250-404-0327 or 490-1739.

Modular Homes JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00 mark@eaglehomes.ca

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BEAUTIFUL Okanagan Lake House weekly rental - Vernon Two bedroom two bath, fully furnished and equipped, dock, boat lift, private 300’ of lakefront, $2000/week plus HST avail. June 29-July 14; August 26-Sept. 3. 250-309-0675

Apt/Condo for Rent

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Cars - Domestic 1992 Ford Taurus, 151K, Sr. driven, good cond., 2 sets tires, $1500obo, 250-493-5402

2007 Damon Daybreak Class A Motorhome, Workhorse Chassis, Model 3276, 35ft, 2 slides, 3 TV’s, dual AC, bunks for kids or storage, sleeps 6, very low mileage, like new, $60,000, call (250)497-6400 after 6pm

Winner

2007 Pontiac Wave, blue, auto, 59K, exc. cond., sunroof, fully loaded, theft immob, $7500.obo no dealer fees, phone 250-545-7594

Cars - Sports & Imports

Transportation

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

1998 23ft Sportsman 5th Wheel, sleeps 6, Q bed, lots of storage, awning, well looked after, hitch included, $7800, 250-494-1396

1993 Honda Prelude SR, 2.3L, 246,000kms, ex working cond. $3900.obo. 250-546-9929.

Cars - Domestic

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Scrap Car Removal 1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460 Scrap car removal, will pay up to $120.We are licensed & insured, more weight, more money,250-328-8697, Pent.

Recreational/Sale

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ROOM, quiet person wanted, ND, NA, NS, no guests, $395, (250)493-5087

3659sqft., suitable for warehouse, gym, contractor, 16ft o/h door, office, 2 washrooms, access to fenced yard, also, 1156sqft, suitable for offices, dance studio, etc., M1 Zoning, allows for multiple industrial uses, plus fitness/recreational, $7.50/sqft, triple net, Syd 250493-5909

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2008 Mazda 3 GT SPORT Hatchback, 2.3L 4 cylinder engine, 5 speed manual transmission, alloy wheels, fog lights, heated seats, keyless entry, power sunroof. Only 65,000 kms. White. P1137A

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2006 Mazda 3 GS

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen recognizes the significant value of volunteers, volunteer groups and agencies to the spiritual, educational, social, cultural, and physical wellbeing of the region.

Trucks & Vans

These non-profit organizations have the opportunity to apply for a Property Tax Exemption. The following criteria will determine eligibility.

1997 Dodge Ram 2500, V8, 3/4 ton, club cab, 108,000kms, power options, a/c, box liner, cruise, gas or propane, excellent all around truck, $6000, 778-476-0111, 250-487-0373 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan. 3.3L V6. Runs well, in good shape. AM/FM CD, a/c, cruise, power windows/locks/mirrors, passenger airbag. Tinted rear windows, 3rd row seating, 205,000 kms. comes with 2 sets of tires, $1388.00 OBO. 250-493-8925 2007 Ford Super Cab, King Ranch series, 4wdr, low mileage, no dents, showroom condition, white canopy, (250)4904912, evenings

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The applicant(s) must: x x x x x x x x

Qualify for an exemption under the provisions of the Local Government Act, the general authority for property tax exemptions. (Sections 809 and 810); Be in compliance with Regional District policies, plans, bylaws, and regulations (i.e. zoning); Be a non-profit organization; Not be in competition with for-profit business; Provide services or programs that are compatible or complementary to those offered by the Regional District. Provide a service that fulfills some basic need, or otherwise improves the quality of life for residents of the Regional District. Not provide liquor or meal services as their primary function or source of revenue. Not collect rent on a caretaker or other residence located on the property.

Application forms are available online at www.rdos.bc.ca. or at the RDOS office, 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC. The deadline for submitting completed application forms including supporting documentation is JULY 31, 2012. Successful applicants may be asked to publicly acknowledge the exemption. If you require further information, assistance completing your application or wish to view the Property Tax Exemption Policy, please call Warren Everton, Finance Manager at 250-490-4105 or email at weverton@rdos.bc.ca

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Apex Circle Watermain Upgrades ___________________________________________________________________________

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Is pleased to announce the tendering of the Apex Circle Watermain Upgrades Installation of approximately 757m of watermain, including 200mm, 150mm, and 50mm diameters sections. There will be 34 residential services connections, 2 new fire hydrants, 2 blowoff assemblies, and 1 air release chamber.

[Type a quote from the document or the summary of an Tender documents are available for pickup at the interesting point. You Ecora Engineering Ltd.can office: position the text box anywhere 101-208 Ellis St., Penticton, BC V2A 4L6 in the document. Use$25 the Text For a fee of Box Tools tab to change the formatting of the pull quote text Tender Closes: 3:00 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at box.] Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen office 101 Martin Street, Penticton BC V2A 5J9 ____________________________________________________________________________ Â&#x2021;Â&#x2030;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x201D;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2C6;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x192;Â&#x2030;Â&#x192;Â?ÇŚÂ&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2039;Â&#x17D;Â?Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2021;Â? Â&#x2022;ǤÂ&#x2039;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2022;Â&#x192;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2020;ÇĄǤÂ?Â&#x2030; ʹ͡Ͳnj͜͝ʹnjͲʹ;͚ Â&#x17D;Â&#x201E;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2018;Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2021;Â&#x17D;Â&#x2020;̡Â&#x201D;Â&#x2020;Â&#x2018;Â&#x2022;ǤÂ&#x201E;Â&#x2026;ǤÂ&#x2026;Â&#x192;

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OCP / Zoning Amendment Application for: 2860 Arawana Road, Electoral Area â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lot 13 District Lot 207 SDYD Plan 576 except Parcel A shown on Plan A62, Parcel B shown on Plan B5981 and Plan KAP81407 Date: Time: Location:

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 7:00 pm Naramata Old Age Pensioners (OAP) Hall rd 330 3 Street (corner of Ritchie Avenue), Naramata BC

PURPOSE: To amend the Electoral Area â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Naramata Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw No. 2458, 2008 and Zoning Bylaw 2459, 2008 to allow for the subdivision of the non-ALR portion of the property. Amendment Bylaw No. 2458.06, 2012: to amend the OCP Bylaw by changing the land use designation for a portion of the subject property from AG (Agriculture) to SH (Small Holdings). Amendment Bylaw No. 2459.10, 2012: to amend the Zoning Bylaw by changing the zoning designation for a portion of the subject property from AG1 (Agriculture One) to SH3 (Small Holdings Three).

Subject property

Amend OCP Bylaw No. 2458, 2008: from: Agriculture (AG) (red hatched area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ALR)

to:

Small Holdings (SH) (blue hatched area)

Amend Zoning Bylaw No. 2459, 2008: from: Agriculture One (AG1) (red hatched area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ALR)

to:

Small Holdings Three (SH3) (blue hatched area)

VIEW COPIES OF THE DRAFT BYLAWS & SUPPORTING INFORMATION AT: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw amendments can present written information or speak at the public hearing. All correspondence for the public hearing to be addressed to: Public Hearing Bylaw No. 2458.06 & 2459.10, 2012, c/o Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received after the conclusion of the public hearing. This public hearing has been delegated to a Director of the Regional District. Please note that all correspondence submitted to the Regional District in response to this Notice will form part of a public record and will be published in a meeting agenda when this matter is before the Regional Board or a Committee of the Board. The Regional District considers the author's address relevant to the Board's consideration of this matter and may discuss this personal information. The author's phone number and email address is not relevant and should not be included in the correspondence if the author does not wish this personal information disclosed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES: Telephone: 250-490-4107 Fax: 250-492-0063 Email: planning@rdos.bc.ca Web: www.rdos.bc.ca

Donna Butler, MCIP Manager of Development Services

Bill Newell Chief Administrative Officer


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ELKS have a lodge meeting at 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY June 21

FRANCO 50-PLUS CLUB meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. DESERT SAGE SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@telus.net or 250-498-4959. CITY PEACH TOASTMASTERS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church, Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-4922362 for info. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call Merle at 250-770-8093. TOPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Beverley at 250-493-5968 or Liz at 250-493-7997 for more information. O KANAGAN F ALLS SENIORS’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 7 p.m. Ladies Fitness and Friends at 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall. S OUTH O KANAGAN I MMIGRANT and Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-492-6299. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call

250-490-9272. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Joseph’s famous pizza at 5 p.m. followed by music trivia with Affordable Music at 7 p.m. Members and guests welcome to hall on 1197 Main St. ANAVETS has pool and darts for fun at 7 p.m. A L C O H O L I C S ANONYMOUS NIGHT group meets at 8 p.m. on 150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. PENTICTON WRITERS AND Publishers meets every third Thursday at the Leir House at 7 p.m. If you love or want to write, come join us. For more info, contact Penny Smith at 250-494-2299. ALZHEIMER SOCIETY of B.C. is holding a support group for caregivers or family members of people with Alzheimers Disease or related demensias at 1 p.m. at the Oliver Seniors’ Centre at 334453 95 St. For more information call Laurie Myres at 1-888-318-1122. O LIVER C OUNTRY MARKET now held Thursday mornings. Top quality locally produced fruits and veggies, and arts and crafts. Applications for new vendors being accepted. Call 250-498-3369. THE PENTICTON INDIAN BAND invites everyone to celebrate National Aboriginal Day. Opening ceremonies will be at noon at the PIB ball park, with a number of local entertainers performing, and an open mic -from 1 to 3 p.m. For information, call Kym Gouchie at 250-809-7069. CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH Okanagan Similkameen branch is having an AGM at 2852 Skaha Lake Rd. Barbecue at 4:30 p.m. for $1.75 followed by meeting at 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Leah at 250-493-8999. ROYAL CANADIAN Legion branch 40 will be hosting “Reflections in Black,” starring Daryl Weyman as Johnny Cash, and auditorium show celebrating the songs and stories of Johnny Cash. Admission $10.

The partners of

Harvey, Lister & Webb Inc. are extremely pleased to announce that

Randy Patton

has successfully completed the CGA program of studies and has been accepted for membership in the CGA Association of BC. Randy also received the David B. Reid Scholarship award for achieving the highest examination mark in Advanced External Auditing during the academic year. Randy is extremely well qualified to assist his clients with their auditing, accounting, tax and business advisory requirements. Randy Patton, CGA may be contacted at Randy@HarveyListerWebb.com, 250.492.8821 or at 502 Ellis Street, Penticton, BC V2A 4M3 Congratulations Randy – we are very proud of you.

Harvey, Lister & Webb Inc. Certified General Accountants 502 Ellis Street Penticton, BC V2A 4M3

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36thANNUAL B.C. Elders GATHERING

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O V E R E A T E R S ANONYMOUS meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 103 of the Penticton United Church, enter through north door. Call 250493-1527 for info. HAND AND FOOT CANASTA at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June evenings at 250-4927630 for info. PENTICTON DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Penticton Library. Call Birgitta at 250-7701154 for info. MARG SAHAJ M EDITATION every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Call 250-492-4458 for info. BINGO EVERYWEDNESDAY in the Legion hall for the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. Regular bingo to resume in September. SENIORS’ RECREATION and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Joy at 250-770-1174 for more information. F ALLS O KANAGAN SENIORS’ Activity Centre has exercise classes at 8 a.m., music and coffee hour at 9 a.m. followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. at United Church, 696 Main St. Call 250-490-9272 for info. MARTIN HOUSE holds a recovery program for those between 16 and 30 suffering from a mood or anxiety disorder and/or psychosis daily between 1 and 4 p.m. at 205 Martin St. Call 250493-7338 for info. IODE THRIFT STORE on 464 Main St. has weekly specials and is open Monday to Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. SUMMERLAND ART CLUB meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s lower floor on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. For info call Barb at 250-494-3002. DUTCH COFFEE CLUB meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre

food court from 10 a.m. to noon. For Dutch Canadians or immigrants or anyone else interested. THE BREASTFEEDING CAFÉ will be held the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Penticton and District Community Resource Society on 330 Ellis St. Moms, babies and toddlers are all welcome to join. Contact Kaili at 250-404-4299 for info. FOSTER CARE INFO sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250770-7524 or visit www. fosterbc.ca or www.mcf. gov.bc.ca/foster. FRATERNAL ORDER OF the Eagles has a general meeting for all members every second Wednesday at the hall on 1197 Main St. O LIVER D OUBLE O Quilters have drop-in activities every Wednesday. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music has string orchestra under the direction of John Suderman from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at the Leir House. Open to intermediate and advanced string players ages 16 and up. New members welcome. KIWANIS CLUB HAS a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St., Penticton A L C O H O L I C S ANONYMOUS NIGHT group meets in the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. at 1498 Government St. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday noon at 361 Ade Ave. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH has Ready, Set, Learn for three-yearolds and their parents from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Come for crafts, stories, information on early learning, and more. ANAVETS are celebrating hump day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. followed by entertainment by Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. PENTICTON AND DISTRICT Hospice Society’s Bereavment Centre and Interior Health are holding an advance care planning presentation between 3 and 5 p.m. at the leisure centre at 439 Winnipeg St. T HE A STRONOMY SOCIETY invites the public to the top of Munson Mountain to welcome the summer solstice. Starting at 8:30 p.m. For more information call Chris Purton at 250-490-8682.

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“Honouring our ancestors through our elders and recognizing our future through our youth”

INFORMATION MEETING FOR MEMBERS

Hosted by the Stó:lō and Tsawwassen First Nation

Wednesday, June 27th 2012 7:00 pm

TRADE AND EXHIBITION CENTRE 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford V2T 6H5

Will be held in the Branch Branch #40

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July 10, 11, and 12, 2012 For more information visit

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FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment by J.C. Wilson at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to their hall at 1197 Main St. SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250-770-8622. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. MARTIN HOUSE holds a recovery program for those between 16 and 30 suffering from a mood or anxiety disorder and/or psychosis daily between 1 and 4 p.m. at 205 Martin St. Call 250493-7338 for info. ANAVETS have karaoke and a DJ at 7 p.m. AL-ANON MEETS AT the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. from 6 to 7 p.m. For info call 250-490-9272. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS HAS a big book meeting and 12x12 thumper group meets at 7:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. in Penticton. Naramata group is at 8 p.m. at 3740 3rd St. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday at 361 Ade Ave. ELKS CLUB will be holding a retirement party for Bill Binfet at 5 p.m., a dart fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m., and Okie Dokie karaoke at 6:30 p.m. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has fish and chips at 11:30 a.m. CARE CLOSET THRIFT Store at 574 Main St. has weekly specials and silent auctions. Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers always welcome. OK FALLS LEGION NO. 227 will be having a meat draw at 5 p.m. GRAND OPENING of the YGO Fine Art Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine, tapas and live music. New location at 101-207 Main St. 12TH ANNUAL PEACH City Cruise will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday at 6:30 p.m., a parade of show vehicles will make their way from Skaha Lake to Okanagan Lake, followed by an evening display in Rotary Park. Live music and vendors will be featured at Gyro Park.


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