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Princeton using luxury townhouse to lure doctors to community Steve Waldner Western News Staff

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Princeton has begun leasing a posh townhouse in the community’s downtown in order to attract doctors to work in the town, where a shortage of medical staff has limited the hospital’s emergency room hours. The Town of Princeton and the Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen pooled their funds and began leasing the $2,200 per month townhouse, which comes complete with hardwood Àoors, granite countertops and a personal gym. The hope is that the townhouse will be an extra incentive to attract locums, doctors who work on a temporary basis, to the community. This measure is on top of extra cash incentives from the Rural Emergency Enhancement Fund, an initiative to improve public access to emergency services in rural B.C. “It’s absolutely essential that you have ER here,” said Brad Hope, Area H director with the RDOS. “The number of jobs here that are highrisk — logging, mining, there’s a huge number of jobs. We’ve got a major highway that can be quite challenging and no cellphone coverage on it. The reasons we need this just go on and on.” Hope said that while the RDOS and the town paid for the townhouse, local industry contributed a signi¿cant amount of funding to immediately attract locums until the enhancement fund money can come through. However, Hope said the leasing of the townhouse to attract doctors to the community is not something the town likes to do. “We don’t like bidding against other towns, especially with communities that are along the same highway, and yet here we are, trying to pull doctors from other communities to our community,” said Hope. “We’re willing to do whatever we have to do, but it’s not something we like doing — competing with other folks, and upping the ante when we think the province should be paying for it.” Princeton is one of several small rural communities attempting to outshine other areas to attract highly sought-after medical staff.

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Earlier this month, the Canadian Press reported that the Arrow Lakes Hospital Foundation in the village of Nakusp formed a corporation to purchase a $280,000 house to entice a doctor pressed with other job offers to stay in the town. As well, according to the Coast Reporter, Sechelt’s St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation leased a three-bedroom house in order to provide housing for temporary medical staff, as well as a short-term home for physicians wishing to move into the town. The foundation leased the house two years ago when faced with a similar shortage, and the move helped to attract permanent doctors to the area. However, some communities feel they are being left behind. Ashcroft Mayor Andy Anderson said that his town, unlike other communities, can’t pay for perks such as houses to draw in the limited supply of doctors. “I think it seems like it’s getting a little carried away,” he said. “But they’re going to do what they have to do to attract (doctors.)” Ashcroft is one of many smaller communities facing a shortage of doctors to staff their ER. The town currently has two doctors, one of whom will be leaving the community by the end of the year. Because of this shortage, the ER’s hours have been steadily declining, even being closed during high-attendance, high-risk events such as the community’s rodeo. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health said that $10 million is available in support programs to encourage doctors to practice in rural communities; however, Anderson said the issue isn’t with the funding of doctors, but rather the supply. The current lack of residencies available to doctors is what is creating this shortage, said Anderson, and creating more doctors is the solution, not giving current doctors more money. “There’d be more doctors available if the residency program was extended and the government would spend money on that. We wouldn’t need to go to these long lengths to get these physicians,” he said. “That money would have been better spent in the residency program.” Currently, the community is in the process of recruiting two doctors from South Africa, but Anderson said Ashcroft would always be looking to recruit more.


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Costs have yacht club on the move Steve Kidd Western News Staff

The Penticton Yacht and Tennis Club has some new digs, and while they are not far in distance from the old clubhouse, they are far indeed from what the club used to have. In November, with the cost to lease the area escalating, the PYTC chose to move into an older building on the marina proper — formerly a garage — and negotiate with the city to give up the lease on the area containing the yacht club building and the tennis courts. At the centre of the change is how the land, which is owned by the province, is leased. Up until last year, the waterfront parcel — covering a portion of the marina containing about 24 moorage sites, the club building and the tennis courts — was leased directly to the PYTC. That agreement, which dates back three decades, expired on Nov. 17, 2011, and the city of Penticton was granted a head lease on the area, giving them overall contractual responsibility for the area. While the city had plans to sublet the land to the yacht club, the new price proved too steep for the group that built the facilities and improvements to the land, like the breakwater that Vince Rabbitt, the club’s commodore, said is the envy of all the yacht clubs on the lake. “We were paying about $9,000 (a year) to the province. When the city took over it jumped to $27,000, which they just wanted to dump on us. We

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Penticton Yacht and Tennis Club commodore Vince Rabbitt looks over some of the moorage slips on the Okanagan Lake waterfront. The yacht club moved to a new building (background) after lease fees went up on the nearby facility it previously occupied.

said we couldn’t do that,” said Rabbitt. “They really are getting a $3.5 to $4 million property free, because all this was constructed by the early sailors from the tailings of a tunnel that was put through up by the garbage dump to bring water through to the valley.” Annette Antoniak, Penticton’s city manager, said the increase in the lease price was directly due to the province. “They came up with an increase in

the lease, there was nothing we could do about it,” said Antoniak, adding that they did manage to negotiate a 40 per cent reduction from what the province originally wanted. So, Antoniak said, they negotiated a compromise with the PYTC, with the city taking back over the clubhouse, storage and tennis area, while the yacht club moved into a building on the marina proper. Rudy Enzmann, a board member of the PYTC and member of the ne-

gotiating team, sees the move to the marina building as bene¿cial. The building is more central than the old clubhouse, and recent renovations have added facilities like handicapped washrooms and showers that the clubhouse didn’t have. The yacht club, Enzmann said, retains the income from the small dock next to the old clubhouse, which will be used to pay the $27,000 lease. “The beauty of the deal from the

city’s standpoint is the yacht club still pays that bill,” said Enzmann. “The only downside from the city’s view is they have to ¿nd a tenant for the building.” Antoniak said that the compromise agreement has the PYTC continuing their lease through to 2016 on the marina. “The yacht club will continue to operate until at least 2016, but in the future you will likely see the yacht club and tennis club as separate entities,” said Enzmann. After that, Enzmann said the two parts of the club may form two new separate societies; a tennis club and a yacht club, which would continue For the city’s part, Antoniak said plans are to do a bit of tidying up, cleaning and painting on the former PYTC clubhouse, getting it show ready so they can go out for an expression of interest to ¿nd a new occupant to take up the lease. In the long term, however, she said there has long been suggestions of expanded tourist facilities for the property. The city is currently having a geotechnical survey of the area done, and Antoniak said they hope to soon move on to phase two, an environmental assessment of the area. “Once we determine what the environmental comes out at, our objective is to come out with a certi¿cate of compliance, so we can go out for expressions of interest,” she said. “I think some of the work done prior to my time saw an upgraded marina and potentially a hotel resort.”

Storms wreak havoc on South Okanagan orchards Steve Kidd Western News Staff

An overly wet spring, coupled with unexpected summer storms is spelling trouble for some South Okanagan fruit growers. “It’s heartbreaking for some individual growers. That’s kind of where we are at with most of the damage,” said Glen Lucas, general manager for the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association. It’s not an overall disaster for the industry, he said, but some growers have been hit hard. “Overall, as a whole cherry sector or a whole apple sector, the damage so far is slight to moderate. However, there are individual growers who are impacted more severely.” Growers with early season cherries, Lucas said, have been some of the hardest hit. Rain falling on cherries during what was one of the wettest Junes on record, can be absorbed into the ripening fruit, causing them to swell and crack. To preserve their crop, some growers have resorted to hiring helicopters, using them as giant blowdryers to dry the fruit out after rainstorms.

“As a group, early season cherries have been impacted most severely of any growers,” said Lucas. “Hopefully there is some crop insurance coverage or they have some late-season cherry production that will moderate. I don’t think it will compensate, but from a complete disaster, it helps to average it out.” Lucas said that other growers of other fruit haven’t experienced the same overall damage, but individual growers have been hit by some of the windstorms that blew through the valley recently. One of those is Allan Patton, an Oliver apple grower and regional district director for Area C. Patton has lost a chunk of his Ambrosia crop — the highest-paying apple — to wind damage. Other varieties on his six-acre farm, he said, weren’t as badly hit. “It really depends on the type of apple and how well they stick on the tree,” explained Patton. Much of the damage occurred in the tops of the trees, where the maturing apples were most exposed to the wind. Those apples, blown loose,

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damaged other apples. “So I lost a fair chunk of the crop on the tops and then they damaged the ones below as they Àew down on to the orchard. My orchard is covered in apples now, it’s kind of a mess.” Patton isn’t expecting any help from crop insurance. “I didn’t lose enough of a crop to it. In crop insurance, it’s either crop loss, a reduction in production, or it’s quality loss due to hail or something like that. It doesn’t work so you can use both damages, it’s one or the other. That doesn’t work for me at all,” he said, adding that the wind caused other damage as well. “I have a big tree that’s been siting by the house for a long time. That came crashing down and took out some of my irrigation, and luckily I had just moved my tractor that day, 20 feet away. Just missed my tractor, otherwise it would have been crushed. I got lucky there,” said Patton. “Then I couldn’t get the water on, since I had some repair work to do on the irrigation; it took out my main area.” It’s not the ¿rst year that Patton has been hit

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hard by the weather. The last few years have included a variety of weather-related problems. “I am absolutely thrilled if I only get hailed once a year. I have already been hailed once, but it wasn’t much damage. Sometimes I get hailed once and it wipes me out, sometimes it takes two or three hailstorms before I get wiped,” he said. “I’ve had one already, it didn’t amount to too much damage and I am thinning it off right now. “On good years, I can live off just what I grow here, but not lately,” said Patton, who, in addition to his job as regional district director, has taken to hiring himself and his equipment out. But a lot of growers, he said, have switched crops to grapes. “Grapes are relatively easy because they just get crushed. You don’t have to worry about hail damage. If it is severe and they break the skin of the grape, then you have lots of fungus problems,” he said. “They don’t have to look pretty. Ours have to look pretty, otherwise you don’t get much for them and we don’t get much anyway. “I am hanging in there. I like growing apples, I am decent at it, if the weather would just allow me.”

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The provincial government has released its yearly foundational skills assessment scores, and while the provincial average has seen little to no increase, the OkanaganSkaha School District’s scores are up all across the board. The FSA is an annual assessment of how well Grade 4 and 7 students are doing in the areas of reading, writing and numeracy. On a provincial scale, the number of Grade 4 students meeting or exceeding expectations were as follows: 70 per cent for reading skills; 72 per cent for writing skills; and 68 per cent for numeracy skills. These scores are consistent with last year’s scores, staying within one per cent. Provincially, the Grade 7 group scored lower, with only 64 per cent meeting or exceeding expectations

in reading, 71 per cent in writing and 60 per cent in numeracy. These scores were down between one and two per cent from last year’s numbers. However, the Okanagan-Skaha School District’s numbers were both above the provincial average and saw greater increases in scores. The local Grade 4 students that met or exceeded expectations for reading was 84 per cent, writing was 89 per cent and 80 per cent for numeracy. This shows a two to four per cent increase from previous years. The Grade 7 scores indicated the highest levels of improvement, with the percentage of students meeting or exceeding expectations in reading up 13 points to 80 per cent, in writing up seven points to 87 per cent, and in numeracy up 10 points to 66 per cent. Wendy Hyer, district superin-

tendent, attributed the increases over the last several years not only to great teachers in the area, but to the district’s achievement contract, which asks different schools to form growth plans to help improve their students’ performance. Over the last few years, Hyer said all of the goals have been focused on reading, numeracy and school completion. “I think it’s been a concerted effort of our teachers looking at what’s best practice when it comes to teaching reading and numeracy, and I think we’re starting to see fruition of these efforts,” she said. However, the district’s high scores weren’t celebrated by everyone. Leslea Pryde, president of the Okanagan-Skaha Teachers’ Union said while it was nice the numbers came out looking good this year, the FSA testing itself is Àawed.

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A place to stay forever PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CITY OF PENTICTON PROPERTY OWNERS Tax notices for properties within the City of Penticton are due before 4:30 p.m. July 31, 2012 and postmarks on mail remittances will not be accepted as proof of payment date. Current taxes left unpaid after that date will be subject to a 10% late payment penalty. Taxes are not required to be paid in order to claim your home owner grant. Any home owner grants not claimed by July 31st will also be subject to a 10% late payment penalty. If you are on the pre-authorized payment plan and your balance shows a credit, please ensure that your home owner grant is claimed in order to have your account show this credit. You can also save time and avoid long lineups by going to the City’s website at www. penticton.ca to claim your Home Owner Grant (E-HOG). Payment of property taxes can also be set up as a payment through your bank. Please allow five business days for receipt of your electronic payment. Take advantage of the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan that the City of Penticton offers for payment of your 2013 taxes. This is a convenient way to pre-pay your property taxes by making monthly payments over 10 months, commencing August 10th, 2012. Contact the Tax Department for further details or go online to the City’s Tax Department website at www.penticton.ca.

ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW 2012-14 (Housekeeping) PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Council intends to adopt Zoning Amendment

Bylaw 2012-14 to amend Zoning Bylaw 201123 as follows: To make technical, grammatical, spelling, syntax and text changes. Any person(s) who wishes to comment on the proposed bylaw, may appear in person or by agent, the evening of the Regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., or submit a petition or written comments to the Corporate Officer prior to the meeting. Please note that all submissions must be received by August 7, 2012 no later than 4:00 p.m. and are a matter of public record. The proposed bylaw and supporting documentation may be inspected at the offices of the Development Services Department, located at 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

ECONOMIC INVESTMENT ZONES – BYLAW 2012-5028 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given that Council intends to adopt the Economic Investment Zones Bylaw 2012-5028 and to repeal Economic Investment Zones Bylaw 2011-56 as follows: Add to Section 4, Definitions: “Retirement Resort” means a facility intended for long term seniors rental housing, with a high degree of amenity and a resort like atmosphere.” and Add to Section 14 (d), Tourism, Sport and Culture Economic Investment Zone, Eligible Developments: (iv) a new retirement resort having at least 25% amenity space.” Any person(s) who wishes to comment on the proposed bylaw, may appear in person or by agent, the evening of the Regular

Council Meeting on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., or submit a petition or written comments to the Corporate Officer prior to the meeting. Please note that all submissions must be received by August 7, 2012 no later than 4:00 p.m. and are a matter of public record. The proposed bylaw and supporting documentation may be inspected at the offices of the Development Services Department, located at 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

ZONING AMENDMENT 684 LATIMER STREET BYLAW #2012-15 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. to consider Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2012-15 to amend Zoning Bylaw 2011-23 as follows: Rezone 684 Latimer Street, Penticton, B.C. (Lot 24, DL 4, Group 7, SDY (formerly YaleLytton) D, Plan 937) from RD2 (Duplex Housing: Lane) to R3 (Small Lot Residential: Lane). The applicant intends to convert the existing studio building into a carriage house. Any person whose interest may be affected by the proposed amendment may appear in person, by petition or by attorney. Delegations and Submissions will be received no later than 12 noon on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 to Attention: Corporate Officer, City of Penticton, 171 Main Street, Penticton, B.C. V2A 5A9; Email: publichearings@penticton. ca. No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after

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A woman is ¿ghting to have South Okanagan General Hospital reopen patient rooms that the facility’s top administrator and a local doctor insist are no longer needed. The Oliver hospital bed count stands today at 18, less than half of what it once was, and some of the vacant rooms were given over in 2005 to other community services that fall under Interior Health’s mandate. As a result, patients are now being double-bunked in small rooms that were designed for one bed only, according to Buryl Slack, who sat on the local health board in the late 1990s prior to the regional amalgamation that led to the creation of IH. “It was done out in the open under our noses, but we didn’t know that all their grand plans were squeezing patients out the other end,” Slack said. But Sherry Uribe, the top administrator at SOGH, said patients are never double-bunked in spaces that were not designed for two beds, although she agreed rooms are cramped at the facility, which opened in 1973. “The rooms are smaller than they would be if (the hospital was) designed today, because of all the equipment that we’ve added to normal patient care,” Uribe said. Slack doesn’t buy it: “She can call them what she likes, but that is not the case.” Uribe also agreed staff does try to discharge patients as quickly as safety permits, and said having other services, such as community care nurses, under the same roof at SOGH helps. “What we’re trying to do is get people home, which is where most people want to be,” she said. “That’s what this setup allows us to do.” Slack said she was alerted to the space issue in May when her hus-

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band was a patient there. She said doctors asked her to ¿ght on their behalf because they didn’t want to go on record with their concerns due to fear of retribution from IH. Reached by phone Thursday, Dr. Robert Calder, who regularly sees patients at SOGH, said there is no issue. “Our hospital’s ¿ne,” he said. “We love it. We have no problem.” According to IH, the hospital has seen a gradual decrease in beds, which numbered 45 in 1986. Uribe said that’s a product of modern medicine. “All sorts of things that required a hospital stay overnight when I ¿rst started (as a nurse 38 years ago) are now done as day-visit pro-

cedures,” she explained. As of Wednesday morning, SOGH had 21 patients in beds, according to ¿gures provided by Uribe, although the number has averaged 15.3 since April 1. The facility’s maximum is 25. Kevin Barry, a member of the regional executive of the B.C. Nurses’ Union, said Slack’s concerns are “old news.” “The issue there is more around, from a nurse’s point of view, staffing when they have (extra) patients there,” Barry said, which is “an issue throughout the whole of the province.” Slack is undeterred and said she will invite IH to a public meeting to discuss her concerns.

FSA - Aboriginal students lag behind “We’re not in support of the FSAs at all, because they’re really just a data collection and a comparison, and we’re not into comparing one school or one district to another,” she said, citing the numerous factors that can affect children’s scores, such as economics, family background and personal health. While the provincial average for students meeting or exceeding expectations sits around 68 per cent, the average of Aboriginal students hitting these same standards are much lower, with an average of roughly 48 per cent meeting or exceeding expectations These lower numbers are reÀected in the Okanagan-Skaha, which has an average of around 61.5 per cent of Aboriginal students meeting or exceeding expectations. To address these issues, Hyer said the district signed onto an Aboriginal enhancement agreement in order to close the achievement gap between the district’s Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. “We’re seeing a positive trend,” said Hyer, pointing out that the graduation rate in the area is above

the provincial average. As well, she said that seeing the success of these programs generally takes time to shine through, as more students become exposed to the programming each year. One of the speci¿c ways that Hyer said the district was working to improve Aboriginal performance was through an early learning intervention program, designed to target Aboriginal students at risk of falling behind in their education. Once identi¿ed, these children are given one-onone help to bring them up to speed with the rest of the children. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Education said the province has enacted a number of works to improve Aboriginal performance in school districts, such as agreements with school districts to set goals for Aboriginal students while including Aboriginal culture in the curriculum, making it more relevant and appointing a new superintendent of Aboriginal achievement to focus speci¿cally on helping Aboriginal students’ learning.

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welve dead in a Colorado movie theatre, dozens more injured, while a community and the world around it stand helplessly by trying to come to grips with the terror they see unfolding around them. When James Holmes burst into the Aurora, Colo. theatre early last Friday morning and unleashed a storm of violence from the weapons he had been stockpiling, it sent shock waves around the globe. But perhaps the most shocking aspect in this latest example of gun violence is that up until Holmes ¿red his ¿rst shot into a crowded theatre, he had broken no laws. The arsenal Holmes had assembled — including an assault riÀe and thousands of rounds of ammunition purchased over the Internet — was all perfectly legal. Instead of renewing debate over America’s gun laws, the shooting has only served to send gun sales soaring across the U.S. Gripped with fear, Americans turned to their most accessible source of comfort in times of crisis. Their guns can provide an immediate (albeit ineffectual) comfort for their fear, while a real solution will take time and effort. But this locked-and-loaded mentality only increases the inevitability that another senseless tragedy will occur in the months ahead. It will continue to be easier for a deranged individual to assemble a cache of deadly weapons than to access the medication and treatment they so obviously need. And the political cost of addressing the issue in realistic terms unfortunately outweighs the cost of human lives that will continue to be lost. While Canada’s gun laws are in¿nitely more reasonable than those of our southern neighbours, we are not immune to the effects of gun violence, as evidenced by the recent shootings in Toronto. We must be careful not to allow our fears to trump reason when we consider what is really needed to make Canadians safer.

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Ultra-rich find offshore tax immunity One of the best tax-avoidance tactics in the late Roman Empire was to sell yourself into slavery. You didn’t really have to work as somebody’s slave, of course — it was more like rock star Hotblack Desiato being “dead for a year for tax reasons” in Douglas Adams’s wondrous confection The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — but with the legal status of slave, you were exempt from taxation. Nowadays the legal manipulations used to avoid taxation are less dramatic, but they are spectacularly effective. James Henry, former chief economist at business consultancy McKinsey and a member of the board of directors of Tax Justice Network, has just published a report, The Price of Offshore Revisited, that estimates the amount of wealth hidden in tax havens by the super-rich at a minimum of $21 trillion: i.e. $21,000,000,000,000. It might be as much as $32 trillion, he adds, but greater precision is impossible when the whole point of holding money overseas is to keep it secret. Henry came up with this range of numbers by sifting through data from the Bank for International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and private sector analysts — and it does not even include yachts, mansions, art works and other forms of wealth

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Dyer Straits held overseas. It doesn’t matter. The point is that it’s a very large amount of money: equal to the annual gross domestic product of both the United States and Japan. Some of it is the laundered proceeds of crime, and much of it is money stolen from national budgets by corrupt national elites (an estimated $306 billion from Nigeria, $798 billion from Russia, $1,189 billion from China), but most is deposited by the respectable super-rich of the West. Henry’s report, published in The Observer last weekend, calculates that almost half of the minimum estimate of $21 trillion is owned by just 92,000 people, some of whom pay no tax at all. A number of very small places (Liechtenstein, Cayman Islands,

Jersey) and a few larger countries like Switzerland make a good living by providing these secret tax shelters, and work very hard to protect their clients from exposure. Back home, the “high networth individuals” also enjoy the services of “a highly paid, industrious bevy of professional enablers in the private banking, legal, accounting and investment industries,” said Henry. We always sort of knew about it; now we know the scale. Information of this sort is dangerous. It annoys those who merely work for a salary or an hourly wage, and whose taxes have to ¿ll the gap created by the defection of the super-rich. It might even destabilize the established social order. But the British government, at least, knows how to deal with that sort of thing. Less than 48 hours after Henry’s revelations, British politician David Gauke, one of the treasury ministers, went public with the assertion that the lower orders cheat on their taxes just as much as the rich. “Getting a discount with your plumber by paying cash in hand is something that is a big cost to the revenue and means others must pay more in tax,” he said. But it’s clear enough to ordinary people that ultra-rich people who avoid taxes on vast sums of

money by employing expensive experts to hide their wealth overseas fall into a different category from the electrician who wants to be paid in cash. And hard-pressed governments, desperate for more revenue, are beginning to go after the tax havens. Britain has made a deal with the Swiss authorities in which UK residents with undeclared assets in Swiss banks can make a oneoff payment to the British Treasury of between 21 and 41 per cent on their total assets, clear the slate and remain anonymous. The Swiss will then levy a withholding tax of 27-48 per cent on future money going into those accounts, which will also go to Britain. Germany has negotiated a similar deal, although it is still awaiting rati¿cation by the Bundestag (parliament). The U.S. government has taken a different tack, demanding that Swiss banks hand over information on thousands of undeclared accounts held by American citizens. The heat is de¿nitely on, and yet.... Yet while all this was going on, the amount of wealth that is managed by the top 10 private banks, most of it held overseas in secret accounts, has more than doubled in the past ¿ve years. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Heartfelt thanks

Two months has passed, the shock has not. I felt compelled to give a limitless bouquet to all that attended the home of Bud and Rose Beach on May 6. Most remains a blur, but what does remains with me was the total compassion, empathy and respect that was given to Bud, as well as myself and Roy Schmuland. Right from the ambulance attendants, to the Âżrst constable, to the investigative ofÂżcer, to the coroner, and lastly to the attendants that transported Rose on her last journey from her home. All of the professionals were truly professional and I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all. Billie Mennie Penticton

Coyotes pose a danger

Further to the recent letter regarding coyotes in the downtown area, I would like to remind city ofÂżcers that this situation can become dangerous to children as well as pets particularly in summer when they spend more time outside. It seems that the mayor and council donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care. When the goose droppings became a problem, a partial remedy was found but then that was more in the tourist areas, not when taxpayers are complaining. I live in vicinity of Leir House. It is frequented by children for music and also arts people as well as tourists, and usually once a week I hear the death cries of some unfortunate cat or dog in the early morning hours. I wonder why we pay licence fees for our pets if it is not safe for them to leave the yard. Sooner or later I fear a child, or even a small person, could be attacked by these coyotes as they are often in a group of Âżve when hunting. Then perhaps the city will have to take some responsibility. I have

that the food offered in care facilities was substandard. This was not the case as the facilities had a lot of healthy food available. The problem was the residents would not eat the healthy foods. One reason given is the healthier foods were sometimes harder to chew that the processed options. The researchers suggest that there are some things care homes could do as well as the physicians to control frailty and inĂ&#x20AC;ammation in these folks. Care homes could offer more counselling on the beneÂżts of whole foods and offer easier-to-chew forms of the good food. Dieticians could try to match the diet eaten before entering the care facility to keep the microĂ&#x20AC;ora healthy. They suggest that physicians take samples of microĂ&#x20AC;ora of patients before they enter care facilities and this would be a baseline indicator in case health problems begin to appear. The problem with cutting-edge research is that it often takes years to be accessed by the general public. Hopefully our facilities will go to the leading edge and encourage their residents to keep their micro Ă&#x20AC;ora healthy today.

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lived in several other small towns but have not seen such a ludicrous situation as having coyotes running wild not a block off Main Street. Rae Fowler Penticton

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Thank you to the community for all the support that was given to Peaches Daycare after the thoughtless act of vandalism crippled us. The outpouring of support and donations were greatly appreciated and helped in restoring the outside play space. A huge thank you goes to Rick from Rona and Randy from Premier Fencing for donating parts/labour in Âżxing the damaged gates; Lenard, Linda and Anna from Oliver for the toys; Mora, Alex and Ryan for donating their special car and bike; Ms. Sunderman for the random outside toys; Mr. & Mrs. Harcott and Mr. & Mrs. Joseph for their cash donations. Lastly, I would like to thank the other individuals who dropped off items anonymously. Each and every donation was greatly appreciated and is well loved by the children at Peaches Daycare. Danica Kennedy, manager Peaches Daycare

Wishing for simpler times

As I was reading the story on farmers in Oliver, my thoughts turned the â&#x20AC;&#x153;good yearsâ&#x20AC;? of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;50s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;60s when life was much more natural with less worries (and did not cost millions of dollars either). However, if one decides to locate near a river, chaos will and can happen at anytime, like anything else. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural. There obviously are too many government, environment, forestry and corporate departments taking over our living, although they too have to stay alive to do so, and

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Find a better spot

An epistle from Gasoline Alley to the liberated younger generation about this peeing, squatting and whatever other liberated notions you may come up with. Please take into consideration that when using a parking lot for a comfort station, cement does not absorb. For further information, I guess you can get it from your computers. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have one. Jean Melnick Penticton

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Osoyoos Lake level gives rise to concern Joe Fries Western News Staff

Mother Nature doesn’t care about cross-border water agreements, the committee that governs Osoyoos Lake levels was told during public hearings this week. That much is clear right now, with the lake level higher than it should be according to the operating orders administered by the International Osoyoos Lake Board of Control. The 25-year term of those orders expires in February, and the board is seeking public input on adjustments it’s recommending to those orders ahead of their renewal by the International Joint Commission responsible for cross-border water issues. The proposed orders would allow “to the extent possible” for a new summer maximum of 912.5 feet above sea level, versus the 911.5 allowed today. That level is managed by the Zosel Dam downstream of the lake. Since May, the Àoodgates have been wide open and the lake level in Mother Nature’s control. As of Thursday morning, the lake was at 912.8 feet. “This isn’t a controlled

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BEACHFRONT IS at a premium on Osoyoos Lake, the level of which is currently greater than prescribed in an international agreement that’s up for renewal.

situation we’re in,” Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells told the IJC on Wednesday. “I hope people understand there’s not a lot of play available.” Wells was one of nine people to speak at the Osoyoos hearing, where most agreed the proposed level is too high. Garry Ford, who spoke

on behalf of the local sailing club, said at-risk plant species shouldn’t be overlooked. “Every foot that we raise the lake, we lose about... six feet of habitat for those plants,” Ford said. Others spoke about Àooding problems and property damage caused by a high lake, and the issues it causes for boat owners.

The proposed orders, crafted by Washington state, the dam owner, would also maintain the winter minimum level at 909 feet but allow more gradual seasonal transitions, and kill a second set of levels that is permitted in drought years. Prior to the proposed orders being made public this month, it was feared by some that Wash-

ington would ask for guaranteed Àow from Canada ostensibly to protect ¿sh downstream. Such a guarantee could impact B.C.’s ability to manage its water. Okanagan Basin Water Board executive director Anna Warwick Sears told the hearing she was “in no way” recommending guaranteed Àows, but wanted the agreement’s preamble to include an acknowledgment of the “shared values of ¿sheries and environmental resources” on both sides of the border. Also of concern for Wells is the inde¿nite duration of the proposed agreement, an outline of which did not specify terms to reopen the agreement. About 60 people turned out for the hearing in Osoyoos. IJC commissioner Lyall D. Knott estimated 20 to 25 people attended Tuesday’s event in Oroville, Wash., where similar concerns were heard. “By and large I’d say (the public) was supportive” of the proposal, Knott said, although commissioners understand the issues raised and will “give them due consideration.” Knott said a ¿nal decision is expected sometime this fall.

Man charged with peeping on woman Kristi Patton

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A Penticton man is facing charges after allegations of peeping on women in a washroom came to light. Skye Dylan Shillitto made his ¿rst appearance in Penticton provincial court on Wednesday, facing a charge of secretly observe/record nudity in a private place and one count of mischief. Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said it is alleged that on Dec. 6, 2011, Shillitto was in Cherry Lane shopping centre and peeked underneath the washroom stall. “It was reported that a lady was using the washroom when a male peeked underneath the stall, and subsequent investigation led RCMP to him,” said Dellebuur. Shillitto was arrested 10 days later, said Dellebuur, after the investigating of¿cer went over security video and spoke to witnesses that identi¿ed the man. Shillitto is expected to return to court on Aug. 22.

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If you have kids coming to Rock The Peach, a special area has been designed just for them to do crafts, get their faces painted and more. A bouncy castle and waterslide will also be at the kids’ section at no charge. “It will have a shade tent, a teepee to read books in because sometimes kids need some quiet time when it’s super busy,” said English. Concert-goers will no doubt build up an appetite dancing and enjoying all the events and Rock The Peach has ensured there will be plenty of food choices. “There is food from basically all over the world,” said English. Over 70 vendors, from food to crafts, will be in the marketplace. Everything from mini donuts, Jeffers Fryzz, Tickleberry’s to Greek food, Thai choices, barbecue, crepes and chicken wings will be available. A licensed refreshment area called The Peach Pit will be the only place to purchase alcohol, other than the VIP access licensed refreshment area called The Glow Haven.

How to get there

Parking is available at the South Okanagan Events Centre as well as the Okanagan College Campus, but it is limited. Rock The Peach organizers

encourage people to take advantage of the shuttle buses, walk or ride your bike to the festival. Shuttle buses will be running from 2:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and from noon to 2 p.m., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at a cost of $5 for the entire weekend. Pickup points for the Skaha Lake route are Lakeside Villa Motel, Sudbury Beach parking lot, Barley Mill and Kings Park. For the Okanagan Lake route they are the Ramada, Tiki Shores, Penticton Lakeside Resort, The Mule , Best Damn Sports Bar and Kings Park.

Music Schedule

Gates open at 3:30 p.m. to the festival on Friday and the Malibu Knights will kick things off at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Steadies at 6:15 p.m., Jets Overhead at 8 p.m. and Collective Soul at 9:45 p.m. On Saturday the gates open at 1 p.m. with Good for Grapes kicking things off at 1:40 p.m., Andrew Allen at 2:50 p.m., Ridley Bent at 4 p.m., Three Dog Night at 5:30 p.m., War at 7:25 p.m. and Sam Roberts Band at 9:25 p.m. On Sunday gates also open at 1 p.m. with Red¿sh taking the stage at 1:40 p.m., Blackie and the Rodeo Kings at 2:50 p.m., Walk Off The Earth at 4 p.m., Glass Tiger at 5:30 p.m., Jesse Cook at 7:25 p.m. and Ronnie Dunn will close the weekend out with a main stage performance at 9:25 p.m. “There are some bands doing autographs so people can bring whatever they want to get signed and in the merchandise tent is where the bands who want to do signings will be. A large portion of them will be there shortly after they perform,” said English.


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ANNE HATHAWAY as Catwoman in the action thriller The Dark Knight Rises which stars Christian Bale as Batman.

Dark Knight rises and falls Extremely loud and incredibly long, The Dark Knight Rises for a third and perhaps Âżnal time. After an eight-year respite, where Bruce Wayne has been hiding out in his mansion and the Batman has apparently retired, a new baddy arrives in Gotham which both Wayne and his alter ego must confront, Bane. Joined by Commissioner Gordon, Catwoman and an enterprising young detective, Batman has to thwart an army of bad guys toting a nuclear weapon. Fighting infamy, injury and old age, can the caped crusader survive this last incarnation? We say, you pretty much have to see this one, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you? HOWE: Oh, Batman. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re my all-time favourite superhero and you bring me this pile of guano. Disappointed is a huge understatement of how I felt after watching this. I know Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get slagged off, people wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree, but it felt slow, boring and predictable. I thought the best was to be saved for last, not this time. TAYLOR: I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it sucked, and I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disappointed because I had rather low hopes, not being a big fan of the series. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not so much that the movies are bad, just that their rather un-

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accept that Batman has to have a different voice than Bruce Wayne, but does it have to be indecipherable? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sorry Batman, what was that?â&#x20AC;? HOWE: I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, I was too busy trying to decipher what Bane was saying. If your bad guy is wearing a mask, just get James Earl Jones to voice it for you. At least you can understand what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saying. TAYLOR: There was some good acting in the Âżlm. Christian Bale seemed old and tired, Alfred (Michael Caine) was the ever-doting Uncle Âżgure, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think people are going to Dark Knight movies for the acting. At the end of the Âżlm, I got to hear the sound of one man clapping, which pretty much sums up the experience. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not bad; it just made my ears and butt hurt. It was a bit of a letdown and perhaps over-indulgent. HOWE: I suppose I will still buy a copy of it to Âżnish off my Bat collection. Howe gives the Dark Knight Rises two Catwomanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heels out of Âżve. Taylor gives it three Baterangs out of Âżve. Brian Taylor and Peter Howe are movie reviewers that live in the South Okanagan.

Shatford Centre calling for all artists Western News Staff

The Shatford Centre is putting a call out to artists and individuals in the South Okanagan to participate in the innovative Colours of the Shatford exhibition. The exhibition, which is sponsored by the Shatford Centre and Okanagan School of the Arts, will open on Sept. 14 and continue to Nov. 2 in the Shatford Centre. Submissions can be two or three dimensional and multi-media and innovation are welcome.

Prizes will be awarded in Âżve categories including junior (ages one to 12), youth (ages 13-18), adult (19 and up), professional artist and community art collectives. Contestants can submit up to three works of art and are to use the colours red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo and purple. Those in the professional category must use cadmium medium red, cadmium orange, cadmium light yellow, phthalo green, cerulean blue, phthalo blue, ultramarine violet and white

can also be used in all works of art. Entries must be delivered to the Shatford Centre between Aug. 27 and Sept. 5 and the entry fee is $10. Artists have the option of selling their work during the exhibition with 25 per cent contributed to the Shatford Centre. Entry forms can be picked up at the Shatford Centre or a pdf can be downloaded at www. shatfordcentre.com. The exhibition forms part of the Gala Appreciation for Founding

Contributors that will be held on Sept. 13 in recognition of the community support for phase one and two of the Shatford Centre Project.

Rock the Peach Services & Enforcementt The City of Penticton invites residents and visitors to access the services listed below to ensure the Rock the Peach festival is enjoyable for everyone.

SHUTTLE SERVICE The event organizer has established a shuttle service to and from the event. The service will run on Friday from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 p.m., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. There are two different loops with stops at various accommodations: â&#x20AC;˘ Okanagan Lake route: Ramada, Tiki Shores, Penticton Lakeside Resort, The Mule/Best Damn Sports Bar, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park. â&#x20AC;˘ Skaha Lake route: Lakeside Villa, Sudbury Beach parking lot (Skaha beach), Barley Mill Pub, Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park.

PARKING Event parking will be available at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Patrons of the Penticton Community Centre, Wine Country Visitor Centre and Okanagan Hockey School will be able access a limited number of free reserved parking spaces.

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Decades before Sir Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest, a British expedition tried to reach the highest point on earth. England was in a frenzy to prove its might. The Norwegians were already the ¿rst to the South Pole; the Americans had claimed the North Pole. George Mallory and his British team desperately wanted to capture the third pole -- Everest. It was just after the First World War, and the entire country followed progress reports of the climb, gripped by Everest fever. But since Hillary is a household name, and Mallory is not, we know how the story ends. But what happened along the way? Above All Things by Tanis Rideout is the tantalizing story of Mallory’s summit attempt. She combines fact with imaginative ¿ction to solve the mystery of what went terribly wrong on the expedition. Mallory’s battered body was discovered in 1999, more than 75 years after his climb, but still little is known about his ¿nal ascent – or if he possibly reached the peak. Mallory was dressed in a wool sweater, wool socks and simple leather

boots. It’s hard to imagine how he could have endured the extreme cold in little more than tweeds. Other equipment choices were also hard to fathom. In colonial fashion, the group of climbers were accompanied by 100 porters whose cargo included bottles of champagne and a Victrola. Mallory famously said he wanted to climb Everest: “because it’s there.” Many loved ones back home, who had recently lost brothers and sons to the war, didn’t agree that risking death to climb a mountain was a wise choice. In fact Ruth, Mallory’s wife, begged him not to go. Her story of waiting at home is interspersed with the narrative of the climb. In lesser hands this would be a dif¿cult juxtaposition, but it works. Focusing on life in England keeps the question alive: Was the expedition worth it? Hints of the future are also woven into Above All Things. At one point Mallory kicks a spent oxygen tank down a slope — the beginning of the troubling piles of garbage littering the mountain today. Porters and climbers alike died on Mallory’s expedition, foreshadowing the hundreds who have lost their lives trying to climb the mountain since then. For those who love a good adventure story, a romance, and for climbing buffs and Everest enthusiasts alike, this is a perfect summer read. The descriptions of excruciating cold alone are enough reason to pick up Above All Things on a hot summer day. Heather Allen is a reader and writer from Penticton.

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t.g.i.f. concerts July 27 — Lent Fraser Wall Trio will be performing at the Cobblestone Wine Bar and Restaurant at the Naramata Heritage Inn and Spa. July 27 to 28— Cod Gone Wild at Gyro Park at 7 p.m. on July 27 and Oceans and Lights with Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole on July 28 as part of the Downtown Penticton Association Sunshine Cabaret. Free event. July 27 — A potpourri of roots cuisine is guaranteed when The Twisters take the stage at the Dream Café. Tickets are $30. July 27 to 29 — Chamber music along Okanagan Lake with Masterworks Ensemble including Tracy Fehr, Elizabeth Lupton, Simon Cliff and Dennis Nordlund. Trout Creek on July 27, Penticton on July 28 and Naramata Bench on July 29. Tickets are $30 and include glass of wine. Phone 250-494-1042, 250-493-5221 or email tlfehr@ shaw.ca for tickets. July 27 to 29 — Rock the Peach music festival in Penticton at King’s Park. Festival lineup headliners include Collective Soul, Sam Roberts Band, Glass Tiger, Ronnie Dunn, War, Three Dog Night, Walk Off The Earth and more. July 28 — Music in the Vineyard at Tinhorn Creek in Oliver. Canadian concert series featuring Redeye Empire. Concert starts at 7 p.m., gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and available at Tinhorn Creek’s online store or by phone. July 28 — Spoken word poet, writer and performer Shane Koyczan at the Dream Café. Tickets are $24. July 28 — Mad Melody Records presents Hiphop invasion with Reveal, P-City, MC Bodhi, JDK Nonstop, Jay-E, Toxik Emissionz and Two Joints at Fibonacci Café. Tickets are $7. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 8:30 p.m. July 28 — Jazz at Voodoo’s with Very Good who received the Galaxie Rising Star Award at the 2010 Vancouver Jazz Festival. July 29 — Sunday afternoon concerts at Elephant Island Winery courtyard summer concert series. This week Wax Mannequin performs from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Concerts are free. July 31 and Aug. 1-4 — Boogie-woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer performs at the Dream Café. Tickets are $42.

events July 27 — Movies in the park in Memorial Park in downtown Summerland. Toy Story 2 showing around 8:30 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. Snacks and beverages on sale in support of Summerland Merchant’s Committee. Until July 28 — Many Hats Theatre Company presents Spreading It Around at Cannery Stage. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. More info at www.manyhatstheatre.com. July 28 — Romancing the Desert fundraising event features more than a dozen local restaurants and wineries with globally-inspired cuisine. Event is from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Osoyoos Desert Centre. Tickets are $65. Call 250-495-2470. Aug. 4-12 — Penticton Chamber Theatre presents: As You Like It. Aug. 4 and 5 at Township 7 Winery performances start at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $20. Contact 250-770-1743 for more information and other dates. Aug. 8-12 — The Penticton Peach Festival features a parade, Aboriginal cultural village, carnival, sandcastle competition and lots of free entertainment at Okanagan Lake Park including a performance by Lighthouse on Aug. 8 and 54-40 on Aug. 10. Aug. 18 — South Okanagan Roller Derby Association presents Carnival of Carnage at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. For more concerts and events listings visit www.pentictonwesternnews.com.


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Wineries soak up accolades Western News Staff

B.C. Lt.-Gov. Steven Point is scheduled to wrap up the awards presentations to the winning wineries in the South Okanagan today. In total, 10 wineries be-

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Thornhaven Estates Winery, 2011 Gewurztraminer; Ruby Blues Winery, 2011 Viognier; Laughing Stock Vineyards, 2010 Syrah; Poplar Grove Winery, 2009 Cabernet Franc; Painted Rock Estate Winery, 2009

Syrah and 2009 Red Icon; Hester Creek Estate Winery, 2008 Reserve Merlot; Road 13 Vineyards, 2011 Jackpot Viognier Roussanne Marsanne; JacksonTriggs Okanagan Estate, 2008 Entourage Sparkling Chardonnay; Gold Hill Winery, 2009 Cabernet Franc; and Eau Vivre Winery, 2009 Pinot Noir.

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LT.-GOV. STEVEN POINT (hat) with Ruby Blues Winery representatives (left to right) winemaker Lyndsay O’Rourke, shop manager Denis Currie and Prudence and Beat Mahrer (owners) Thursday. The winery won first place for its 2011 Viognier in the 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines. A total of 10 wineries from Summerland to Osoyoos received awards this year.

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Before they head into their design charrette next week, the downtown revitalization advisory committee is taking to the streets one more time. Saturday at the downtown markets, they will be holding a sidewalk charrette at the corner of Westminster and Main, where members of the public can take part in the design process, sharing and sketching ideas with representatives from the advisory committee. The main charrette begins on Monday, with a team of designers, facilitators and city staff beginning work with a group of 40 to 50 stakeholders to outline rough sketches to graphically depict the vision for downtown Penticton, drawing on the information and ideas brought forward during a variety of public input sessions over the past few months. Each of the ¿ve days of the char-

rette will be dedicated to a different activity, starting with the kickoff on Monday, where the community stakeholders will be divided into teams and the initial sketching and idea trading on topics like land use, civic facilities, transportation and others will begin. Those ideas will be re¿ned and built upon over the course of the week to develop a concept, feasibility model and policy recommendations. For the most part, the charrette will be conducted behind closed doors at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, but the public will have a chance to observe the process on Aug. 1 form 5 to 7 p.m. The walkthrough gives the public a chance to tour design concepts already generated and give feedback. However, in order to ensure the charrette team’s creative process continues during public viewing, the walkthrough will be conducted quietly, with a chance to give input and ask questions at the end of the tour.

West Bench water in the works Western News Staff

Engineers can ¿nally get to work drawing up plans to connect West Bench residents to Penticton’s municipal water supply. The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen last week awarded Focus Corporation a $96,000 contract to design a new pumphouse and water main that will pipe water up to the West Bench. Focus Corporation will receive an additional $80,000 to help oversee the tender, construction and post-construction process. The construction contracts are ex-

pected to go out to tender in the fall. Directors also awarded Grizzly Excavating a $758,000 contract to upgrade some water mains on the West Bench that will help bring the distribution system up to snuff. Both contracts exclude GST, and both companies were the lowest bidders. West Bench residents in June voted 84 per cent in favour of spending $9.8 million to connect to the Penticton municipal water supply. Grants should cover $5.7 million of the cost, while the RDOS will borrow the rest. Residents will then pay 22 cents per cubic metre for water.

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The Penticton 4-H Trail Breakers Horse Club racked up a number of accolades earlier this month at the Okanagan 4-H Stock Show and Sale. Not only did two of the club’s members receive the high-point awards for their categories, but the club itself won two major awards, the club high-point award as well as the stall competition award. President of the club, 17-year-old Christy Grandbois, said winning the stall competition in particular was a notable achievement. “It requires a lot of work,” she said. “There always has to be someone in the stalls from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., you’re always cleaning, you’re always sweeping and it’s constant, and we have to muck out everything, and the water has to be clean and full.” Grandbois said some members of the club have been working at winning the stall competition for 10 years. “This year we realized that our work had ¿nally paid off,” she said. However, the ¿ve-day show wasn’t only about the competition and awards, said Grandbois. “It’s a good experience for everybody because you get to go and meet a whole bunch of people and it’s a group of horse people like you, so it’s a group of people you understand,” she said. The show in Armstrong, B.C. represents the culmination of the year’s training and lessons for the club. A number of clubs from around the Kootenays and Okanagan region were in attendance, bringing over 120 4-H horse club members. For one of the club’s leaders, Susan Tebbutt, the fact that the group managed to score so many awards was amazing. “We are actually a really small club compared to other clubs,” she said, noting that the Kamloops club had nearly 30 members in attendance. “It’s quite a remarkable feat that they did that.” The horse club members weren’t the only local 4-H supporters to receive awards lately. James Hewitt, former president of the Canadian 4-H Foundation, received the Diamond Jubilee medal, a one-time award produced in recognition of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee anniversary. Hewitt was one of 15 other current and former 4-H leaders who received the medal, which has been given to community members who have made a positive difference in their community. However, receiving such an award is nothing unusual for Hewitt. “For whatever reason, good fortune or timing, I received the 25th Queen’s anniversary back in the ‘70s,” said Hewitt. “I received the 50th jubilee medal in 2002, and now I’ve got the Diamond Jubilee which is rather exciting. I’m hoping that the good Queen lasts another 10 years, and maybe I’ll last along with her. Who knows?” 4-H is an agricultural youth group with many different clubs around North America. The goal of the organization is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills in a practical way.

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Pitching will set the tone between the South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association bantam AA Tigers and Kelowna Reds. That is what Tigers coach Joel Graf believes as his team hosts the opening two games of a best-of-five series at McNicoll Park Friday at 5 and 8 p.m. for a provincial berth. “Honestly, I feel that we are a deeper team pitching,” said Reds coach Chris Jarvis. “Out of the 15 guys we have on our roster, 13 are pitchers. If it goes to full-length five games, the pitching is in our favour.” The Tigers earned home field advantage for the showdown as they defeated the Reds 4-3 in the FoFu Final in Cloverdale. Facing each other for seventh and eighth place in the tournament, they decided the winner would host. “It was a very intense game,” said Graf. When asked what makes the Reds good, Graf said they have depth, pitching and registration. “They get to pull out of a larger area,” he said. “We only had 21 kids sign up for bantam. To form a team that we have of 21 kids, is pretty phenomenal.” Jarvis said the Tigers follow the lead of their high-energy coach. “They come out ready to play,” said Jarvis. “Any let down and they take advantage of it.” While Jarvis said his pitchers will make a difference, he also said the team that makes the fewest mistakes will triumph. Most of their games have been decided by one run.

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MATT BRODT of the SOMBA Tigers returned from the B.C. Summer Games and looks to help his team win a best-of-five series against the Kelowna bantam AA Reds this weekend. The Tigers host the series at McNicoll Park starting on Friday.

“It’s not usually a clean baseball game played by both teams,” said Jarvis. “We’re pretty evenly matched — pitching, hitting and on the field. The more mentally prepared team will come out on top.” Tigers second baseman Matt Jones said defeating the Reds will come down to working harder than Kelowna and playing the way they have all year.The Tigers went 13-2 during

the spring season, with their only losses coming against both Kelowna teams. When the season wrapped up, the Tigers picked up three West Kelowna players in Sean Haylow, Treyton Waardenburg, and Dylan Faulkner. Jones, along with teammates Matt Brodt, Chase Decosse and Tayler Kanke played with the ThompsonOkanagan team in the B.C. Summer Games

and placed fifth. The main thing Jones gained to bring to the Tigers is more confidence. Brodt loved playing the best in B.C. and it motivated him to show what he can do. He’s excited to return and lead the Tigers to provincials. “Can’t be too cocky,” he said of playing the Reds. “The pitching and preparation, that’s really going to be key.” A small motivation-

al factor to push both teams may come from the friendship between Graf and Jarvis, which Graf described as a shared “camaraderie.” Jarvis has known Graf for about a decade going back to their days in the Premier Baseball League when he coached the Kelowna Cubs and Graf played for the Penticton Bats. Find full story at www. pentictonwesternnews. com

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WE ARE CHAMPIONS — Penticton Harlequin’s rugby team celebrate as they won the Okanagan championship against the Merritt Barbarians 26-10. “We just exerted relentless pressure,” stated Harlequins’ captain and scrum half Brad Martin when asked about his team’s turnaround following a slow start. “We forced our opponents to play our ‘crash’ game.” The Harlequins will now play in the 2012 Saratoga Cup in the fall. One of their opponents will be the Rocky Mountain Rogues RFC.

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Four players remain from the Penticton Vees’ 2012 RBC Cup championship team following a Tuesday afternoon trade. Vees coach-GM Fred Harbinson dealt Grant Nicholson and DJ Jones to bolster his forward and defensive groups. The deal was among two that included six teams and eight players. Nicholson, son of Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson, was dealt to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for 20-year-old defenceman Djordje Laposavic. Harbinson then moved Jones, who will join former Vees teammate Zach Urban with the Victoria Grizzlies, for 20-year-old forward Alex Holland. Harbinson then dealt Holland and Laposavic to the Trail Smoke Eaters for 19-year-old forward Sam Mellor, who just left the University of Alaska Anchorage. “Grant is a great kid and I care about him,” said Vees coach-GM Fred Harbinson, who spoke to Nicholson earlier this month to discuss his future. “He was looking for a bigger role. I think he was concerned he might be in the same type of role. He did everything asked of him and worked hard.” Desiring a top-six forward role, Harbinson allowed Nicholson to decide where he wanted to be traded since Harbinson was unsure, said Nicholson, if he would play on the top two lines. Listening to what Harbinson

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planned for the 2012-13 season, Nicholson sensed it would be a challenge to earn that role. “With the Vees, they have so much firepower up front every year it would be tough for me to crack the first or second line,” said Nicholson, who played on the fourth line with Cody DePourcq. “Just for my hockey personally, I think I will be able to play a bigger role now. I think it’s good too for the Penticton Vees. They obviously got some good players out of it. It was good for both of us.” Playing last season with the Vees fulfilled a dream for Nicholson that began with his father playing for the Broncos. Nicholson said making the team last season was the perfect year. “It was a dream team that we played on,” said Nicholson, who thanked the organization for everything they did for him. “It was pretty incredible.” Moving Jones was a difficult decision for Harbinson. “We had to give up two very good kids; two character kids in the process,” said Harbinson. “Both DJ and Grant will now have the opportunity for a larger role under two very well-respected coaches in Victoria and

Cowichan Valley.” Mellor was part of a potent offensive line alongside former Vees forward Travis St. Denis and Scott Jacklin with the Smoke Eaters. Adding Mellor helps the Vees with their offence, as he has 61 goals in 104 BCHL games. He also added 69 assists. In 33 National Collegiate Athletic Association games, he scored four goals and added five assists. Harbinson said acquiring Mellor, “kind of came out of left field.” “Sam decided to make a change with NCAA school,” said Harbinson. “He decided he wanted to go to a different school. For him to do that he has to come back to junior hockey.” From there he talked to Trail about coming back, but looking at a different spot. Playing for Penticton was one of the teams that interested him. Mellor spoke to St. Denis, who said he loved playing for the Vees, and suggested it would be a good place for him to go. “I’m excited. It’s a winning team, and I want to help to do what I can so team team can repeat.” In another move, Harbinson acquired Robert Mann from the Markham Waxers. The Vees sent future considerations to the

Nanaimo Clippers for defenceman Ryan Wells and the Drayton Valley Thunder for goalie Curtis Martinu, respectively. Both players were then dealt to Markham for Mann. Harbinson described Mann, six-foot-four, 215 pound defenceman as an imposing force and who can skate. “Rob is really excited about being here,” said Harbinson, adding it was important to get a veteran defenceman at this time of year. “We learned a lot last year that having mobile guys with some good size can go a long way. Rob is obviously one of those kids that has good character and can skate well with that size. It’s a great combination to have.” In other Vees news, Wade Murphy has been named an assistant captain for his final season before departing for Merrimack College in 2013. The 19 year-old collected 14 goals and 29 points in 22 games with the Vees last season after he was acquired on the Jan. 10 deadline from the Grizzlies. In the post-season, Murphy scored 14 goals and collected 27 points in 26 games, en route to being named team co-playoff MVP. “It’s an honour to be put into a leadership role with the Vees,” said Murphy in a release. “I wanted to take on more responsibility this year and welcome the challenge. This will help me mature as a player and person and better me for college after this year in Penticton.”


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KISU swimmer makes splash with four medals at summer games Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Competing against older swimmers proved to be a challenge for Samuel Lasinski. The member of the KISU Swim Club was on the Thompson-Okanagan team for the B.C. Summer Games and found himself up against 14 year olds. “As a 13-year-old you don’t usually do that,” he said. Lasinski won three silver medals (100-metre back stroke, 200-m breaststroke and the medley) and a bronze in the free relay. While he was happy with his performance, he still felt he could have been better. Lasinski admitted to being nervous but became comfortable after opening day. While he was pleased to return home with four medals, he also enjoyed meeting people from the region. “As a region, you make friends and rivalries

with other people,” said Lasinski. Thompson-Okanagan swim coach Tina Hoeben said she was proud of how well both (Lasinski and Payton Nackoney, who won two gold and a bronze medal) swam. “They both brought home medals and had to swim fast to achieve their results,” said Hoeben, adding that the summer games are great for building confidence and inspiring athletes to reach the next level. “It also gives them a ‘games’ experience — odd hours, not perfect accommodations, cafeteria food, etc.,” she said. “I think the racing success that they had there will take them far into their future events.” As for other Thompson-Okanagan athlete performances, Nicole Mann of Okanagan Falls competed in track and field and finished sixth in

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the 300-metre relay and helped the girls 4x400-m relay take fourth. Summerland’s Haven Dufty placed fifth in the triple jump and sixth in the 80-m hurdle.

Keremeos’ Noah Beglaw placed seventh in in triathlon. The boy’s box lacrosse team with Penticton’s Connor Walton and Tanner and Levi Thompson placed

fourth. Penticton’s Adrian Schimmer helped the soccer team place fourth. Matt Brodt, Matt Jones, Chase Decosse, Tayler Kanke and assistant coach Axel Scott helped

the baseball team placed fifth. Logan Mend and Blair Anderson of Naramata placed fourth in beach volleyball, while Penticton’s Ty Moorman and Tanner Johnson of

Kaleden placed eighth. The ThompsonOkanagan zone won 46 medals (15 gold, 17 silver and 14 bronze) and placed fifth in the overall standings.

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For those who missed the chance to cheer on the 2012 RBC Cup champion Penticton Vees, they will get another chance. The Vees will act as honorary parade marshals in the Peters Bros. Grand Parade on Aug. 11 for the 65th annual Penticton Peach Festival. Peach Festival president Don Kendall said organizers are pleased to honour the national champions. “The Vees put together one of the greatest seasons in Canadian junior hockey history,” Kendall said. “It will be great to cheer for them one more time.” The parade gets under way at 10 a.m. Peach Festival is scheduled Aug. 8 to 12. For further information, go to www.peachfest.com.

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The B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame in Penticton is holding an induction ceremony on Friday at the South Okanagan Events Centre at 7 p.m. Being inducted are retired NHLers Scott Niedermayer and Rod Brind’Amour, along with BCHHF founder Scott Carter, CBC Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Jim Hughson and long time administrator and coach Bob Hindmarch. Niedermayer played 18 seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks, winning four Stanley Cups, three of them with the Devils. He also won a Memorial Cup with the Kamloops Blazers in 1992 and represented Canada helping the country win its first Olympic gold medal in 50 years. Brind’Amour played 20 season in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers and the Carolina Hurricanes. In 2006, he won his lone Stanley Cup with the Hurricanes. Carter, a Penticton resident, was part of a local ownership group that purchased the team in 2004 and helped turn the Vees franchise around. Hindmarch received the 2010 Order of B.C. and was general manager and assistant coach for Father David Bauer’s Canadian Olympic men’s hockey team in 1964. While in Penticton for the induction ceremony, he will be at Hooked on Books Saturday for a reading and signing event for his book Catch On And Run With It/The Sporting Life And Times Of Dr. Bob Hindmarch. Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling Bruce Judd at 250-488-8695.

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New EDO looks to community Steve Kidd

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When Colleen Pennington arrived in Penticton to take up her new position as economic development officer, she was coming home, in a way. Pennington and her husband Marcel purchased a home in Kaleden in 2008 — at the height of the price boom, she jokes — and have been looking for the situation to be right to move here ever since. In the meantime, they have been visiting regularly. “We didn’t buy it as a vacation property, per se, because we always had the intention of coming here,” said Pennington, adding that her husband Marcel is a 1973 Penticton Secondary graduate. “I wanted to come out here, this is the size of community I wanted to be in. We have friends here and his (her husband Marcel’s) family has been here for 40 years,” she continued. “We just needed the right things to come about. In the meantime, we’ve been coming here and enjoying the property, having lots of friends up.” Connections figure large in Pennington’s outlook on her new job as economic development officer. Just two weeks into the job, she said she has been spending a lot of time talking to people as she prepares to develop a strategy for Penticton. “I’ve been trying to learn about the community in a number of ways. I have boxes of files, which is kind of interesting, it gives you a historical perspective on the issues; some of them have been pervasive for years,” she said. “The second thing I have been doing is chatting with some of the key business leaders and trying to get a sense of what their perspective on business in the community is like and opportunities. Both people that are starting their businesses and those that are

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COLLEEN PENNINGTON, Penticton’s new economic development officer, sorts through some of the many files and studies she inherited as part of her new job.

a bit more entrenched.” What she has learned so far, said Pennington, is that Penticton is home to a varied economy, with everything from businesses operating in the global market, run by experienced entrepreneurs with long-term roots in the community, to people that have arrived recently to set up a new business. “We’ve got a number of new people here, people that have come in the last couple of years and are attracted by the lifestyle of the community, but also the feel, the idea that it has that small charm, it’s not strip mall central. It’s not the same as every other community, but still has an opportunity to earn a good living,” said Pennington. “Those are the kind of people that are exciting to be around because they see the potential and they’re new, they’re here to establish their lives and their families.” Some of the issues include developing a varied job market,

both in terms of jobs for younger workers and a range of salary levels, building on the successes of events like the farmers’ market and the business friendliness of the city’s website. “I think if you’re looking at our website, trying to find core information about our community, it isn’t as easy to find as I would like to see. We’ve looked at a number of these issues before, I can see from the records,” said Pennington. “And we have some talent gaps. We have employers that are trying to hire people in certain areas and they can’t get them.” Pennington said her first weeks have been interesting as she tries to get a sense of what brings business people to Penticton, looking for the factors that make the community unique and different, opportunities and strengths. The end result of her information gathering, she said, will be a new economic development strategy.

“I do want to look at some of the key people and things that are happening in the industrial sector, in the tourism sector, things that are happening in our retail areas, tech sector, agricultural, wine, all of those broadly defined areas of opportunity,” said Pennington. “Pull that into a strategic plan, present it to the people that I work for, make sure it is consistent with where they want to go and frankly, get on with getting it done.” But it’s too early, she continued, to know when that strategy will be ready. “I don’t think I am even close to getting my arms around what the community is,” she said. “Not forever, because we don’t have forever, we need to get on with this. I am the kind of person that likes to get moving forward. For me, it is a priority to get something in place and hopefully find some short-term wins along with some medium and long-term items that build a really solid foundation.”

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Obituaries

McDougall Harold (Al) Walter January 11, 1930 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; July 24, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Harold (Al) Walter McDougall of Penticton at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Terry McDougall; children Wayne (Donna), Gary (Sue), Deb (Lawrence); grandchildren Alex, Chris (Shay), Holly (Perry), Julius, James; great granddaughter Sophia, great grandsons Joshua and Zachary and Haroldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s step-brother Rob. Harold was predeceased by his mother Jeanne in 1990. Harold spent most of his life working in the grocery business and will best be remembered as the owner and delivery man of Philâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grocery in Penticton. Music was always very important to Harold and he played the piano accordion in various bands for over 50 years. The family would like to thank all of the caring staff at Moog and Friends Hospice House and a very special thank you to Dr. John Hughes. There will be a private family graveside service and in lieu of flowers please send donations to The Moog and Friends Hospice House in Penticton. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com. Providence â&#x20AC;&#x153;Celebrating Lives Togetherâ&#x20AC;? 250-493-1774

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We are looking for an analytical problem solver with exceptional communication and customer service skills to work through and resolve complex technical customer support issues. Your solid work ethic, meticulous attention to detail, and ability to prioritize your workload is important to overall customer satisfaction.

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Employment

Farm Workers FARM LABOURERS needed immediately for TJ Greenhouses and Orchard Ltd. in Osoyoos area. Fulltime/seasonal, $10.25/hr +vac pay. Must be available to do physical labour: greenhouse/orchard/ground crop, days/weekends/evenings. Please fax resume: 250-4954199

Help Wanted ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call 250-979-4358 to set up your FREE consultation in Penticton. Donna Mihalcheon CA, CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited. Limited. Trustee in Bankruptcy. 202-1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna , BC V1Y 9X1

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Education/CertiďŹ cation: Diploma or Degree in a relevant discipline and/or A+ and MSCE certiďŹ cations or equivalent experience required. This position does require emergency support coverage off regular working hours on a rotating basis. A valid Class 5 Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence and current passport is also required for on site customer support. We offer a competitive salary, beneďŹ ts package, and the opportunity to work in a great environment. Apply online @wws5.com/careers or call, 250-492-8888, toll free 1-800-663-5750 and ask to speak to our HR Manager. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Students Welcome. 250-8603590 Email:info@plazio.ca PT Cashier required for days, evenings and weekends, previous retail exp an asset. Please drop off resume at Shoppers Drug Mart, 203, Penticton. Attn: Mary-Anne

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is a recognized leader in LTL (less-than-truckload) transportation within the province of BC, specializing in the transportation of perishable and dry goods. We are a growing, progressive and well respected carrier with over 54 years of service to our valued customers. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with reliable, on-time, overnight service and providing unique transportation solutions. We are looking for an individual to support our CORE Values for future success at our Vernon Terminal. We are currently looking for a FT Company Line Driver. Requires a Class 1 license, consistent trips and start times. Please drop off resume, cover letter and abstract to: 920 Waddington Drive, Vernon, BC V1T 8T3, Fax (250) 542-6711, Attn: Rob Ihaksi.

Alpine Toyota has an immediate opening for a Toyota Product Advisor. Our dealership is situated in Cranbrook B.C., the major business and recreation hub for the entire East Kootenay. We are currently looking for a Product Advisor with a track-record of success who is interested in working in a positive team environment. We offer ongoing training, a generous compensation plan and an engaged group of Team Leaders to help our Product Advisors achieve their goals. For the right applicant, relocation expenses and a guaranteed income will be considered. If you love selling Toyota products and the quality of life that can be found in the East Kootenayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sounds interesting, please forward your resume in conďŹ dence to our Sales Team Leader by email: kdunsire@alpinetoyota or by phone at (250)4894010. If you present the qualities and values we are looking for, we will contact successful applicants for an interview. An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld 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. A Penticton Firm is accepting resumes for a Security Alarm Installer. Must have security clearance and a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Electronic training, alarm qualiďŹ cations, and experience will be an asset. This is a full time position with a good beneďŹ t package. Please email resumes to: alarmtechjobbc@gmail.com or call 250493-8888

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Classic Cleaners, A modern full service drycleaner and commercial laundry, is accepting resumes for part-time and full-time front counter service. Co-ordinator previous experience and computer knowledge an asset. Please deliver resumes in person to Classic Cleaner 2014 Main St, Penticton.

OK Sales & Service is looking for a professional salesperson. Sales experience preferred. Computer literate, clean drivers abstract needed. Reply by email at: oklease@shaw.ca, fax: 250493-1981, in person. No phone calls please. PHOTOGRAPHER REQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;D for school photography. Contract position, Aug. 19 to Nov. 15. Must have reliable car, computer skills. Some overnight travel reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Training & equip. provided. email resume to: peter@mountainwest.ca

REALTOR WANTED! All expenses paid including your training! All warm leads supplied! Great opportunity to earn a 6 ďŹ gure income or more in your ďŹ rst year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meeting with clients 80% of time or more. To Anonymously request more information, send an email to: teamrealtorinquiry @gmail.com By July 31, 2012

Employment Help Wanted SAND BLASTER wanted in WinďŹ eld. Experienced. Please fax resume to 250-766-1350 or phone 250-862-1345 Systems Administrator Windward Software Penticton If you thrive as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;go-toâ&#x20AC;? technical person for internal systems and support, and your ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve technical problems is unmatched, this may be a great ďŹ t for you! Your background will reďŹ&#x201A;ect your ability to maintain an efďŹ cient and effective internal computer and telephone network. You will have a solid back ground resolving technical issues for internal staff in a geographically distributed environment, consistently, and in a timely manner. You possess exceptional knowledge and experience supporting operating systems (Windows, Linux), computer hardware and peripherals software, network access, email, internal websites (eg. Wiki, Bugzilla), telephone network (Asterik highly desired), including connectivity, and new staff account set-up. Responsibilities will include tasks such as documenting network infrastructure, commands and processes to administrate them. A diploma or degree in a relevant discipline and/or A+ and MSCE certiďŹ cations or equivalent experience required. We offer a competitive salary, beneďŹ ts package and the opportunity to work in a great environment. Apply online @wws5.com/careers or call 250-492-8888, toll free at 1800-663-5750 and ask to speak to our HR Manager. Wanted: Exp. BC CertiďŹ ed Faller, competitive wages & beneďŹ ts. Contract or hourly. Call (250)349-5415 or fax, (250)349-7522

Home Care/Support Experienced female caregiver for quadriplegic woman in my own home. Up to 10 scheduled 24hr shifts per mth, parttime position, could lead to more Some housekeeping/cooking. Prefer N/S, must have DL. RCA an asset, 250494-1195

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Services

Teachers

Painting & Decorating

Part time teacher wanted for a grade 6 home school student, beginning Sept. This position requires a person capable of working with a musical and engaging young man who is a straight A student and in the gifted program. We are looking for someone who is energetic, imaginative and creative. You would be working within the structure of the Distributed Learning program (YouLearn.ca). Class is to take place at our home in West Bench. Transportation can be arranged if necessary. This should be a rewarding experience for both student and teacher. To arrange an interview, please email a brief resume to rmwigley@shaw.ca or call Mike at 250-770-8202

Trades, Technical

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Rubbish Removal PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827 Trainor’s Family Hauling, serving Penticton, dump service, junk & yard waste, odd jobs, service with a smile, 250486-4867

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Services

Financial Services

Sound / DVD / TV TELUS Home Services Expert. Great prices on Optik TV or Satellite. Call Sal at (250) 319-2994 for a quote. Ask how you can get a free PVR rental or a free Galaxy Tablet!

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-493-5706

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay 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

Livestock Bred cows, Corriente cross, yearling & 2 year olds, (250)498-6275

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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

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Lab puppies, black and golden, great temperament, family raised, $500. (250)498-0801

Home Improvements BELCAN Painting & Reno’s over 15 years in business licensed, insured, WCB painting, tiling, Àooring, kitchen/bath reno’s, carpentry ¿nishing,

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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

Moving & Storage Wallis Road Storage Great rates! Secure! All Sizes!

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Dale 778-515-0533 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

Pets Merchandise for Sale

Antiques / Vintage Antique wagon, suitable for fruit stand display, $1200, (250)498-8869

Appliances 10 Cu. Ft. white deepfreeze, $199, (250)487-1225 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

Firearms GLOCK Remington, Sig, Winchester, Ruger, CZ, Browning, FN, Mossberg, Girsan, Marlin, Savage, Colt, Sako, S&W, Blaser, Norinco and more all at the Best Little Gunshop Around, Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kel 250-762-7575, Tue-Sat 10-6

Free Items 30+ windows in aluminum frames, 3x4, 3x5, and others, good for hot house etc. (250)497-2033

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Fruit & Vegetables

Garage Sales

Cherries for sale, u-pick, $1/lb, I pick, $1.50/lb, (250)494-1673 Trout Creek Fruit Stand, Open every day, 6215 Hwy 97. Local peaches, apricots, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, transparent apple, pickling cuke, sweet onions, Hungarian peppers, tomatoes, beets, new potatoes, jams, honey, syrup, ice cream and much more! 250-490-0046, 250-4948344

Furniture

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #40, Sat., July 28, yard sale

CANCELED Sat. July 28th, 8am-12pm, #42 Riva Ridge. Household goods! Sat & Sun, 9-3, 4840 Barten Pl. OK Falls, furniture, tools, household, effects, many collectibles, 2 lrg. cactus, and much more! YARD Sale! Sat. July 28th 9am 12pm. 135 Evergreen Crescent. Toys, books, games, dvds, housewares. All in good condition.

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In-Stock this Week... • Dining room sets • Coffee & side tables • China cabinets • Love seats and sofas • Wood bedroom set • Lawyers bookcase, oak New items coming in daily

256 Westminster Ave. W. Showroom Open 10am-5pm Ph: 778-476-5919 www.pentictonbargainstore.com

DINING ROOM Set, table - 6 chairs - hutch and buffet, Summerland. Asking $ 750.00. Tel. 250-494-0903 Large Dining Room Set, 6 padded chairs, $1000 OBO., Kitchenette set, 4 padded chairs, $200. (250)493-3781 Two couches for sale for $250 o.b.o. Call Emanuel at 250462-5874 after 5 p.m. 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

Garage Sales 2974 Paris St., in alley, 8am1pm, Sat., July 28, airless paint sprayer, band saw, guitars, amps, tools, metal trunk, treasures galore First Annual Kelowna Collectibles Show Sunday July 29th 11am-5pm Sandman Hotel 2130 Harvey Avenue. Admission $3 Kids 12 & Under FREE www.funpromo.ca INFO:604-521-6304 FREE COMIC TO FIRST 100 GUESTS Flea Market, Fri-Sat, July 27th & 28th, 9am-1pm, Trinity Center, 75 Green Ave. (use back entrance on Eraut St.) Garage Sale, 118 Aspen Pl. Saturdays 8am-Noon, all summer long! No early birds. Garage Sale, 156 McCulloch Dr., Sat., July 28, 8am-4pm, sofa bed, kitchen table & chairs, bar stools & many more items, no early birds! Garage Sale, 179 Dewdney Cres., Sat., July 28, 8amnoon, lots of kids stuff, sporting goods, misc. household great bargains, great prices Garage Sale, 567 Alder St., 8am-1pm, Sat., July 28, Penticton Great stuff! Great Deals! 665 Latimer, home decor, misc., Sat. July 28, 8am-Noon. household items sale, Sat., July 28, 8am-noon, 101-410 Vancouver Ave. Huge Garage Sale! At Grace N.B. Church, 74 Penticton Ave. Sat. July 28th, 8am-2pm. All proceeds going to purelovenow.org! Mid-summer Garage Sale, some special items, July 28, 7am-1pm, 414 Haven Hill Rd. Moving Yard Sale, 95 Roy Ave., Sat., July 28, 8am-noon, bbq, tables, planters, something for everyone! Multi-family Sale, back-yard @ #127-695 Pineview Rd., Sat July 28th and Sun. 29th, 8am3pm, sound system, speakers, ice block tongs, jewelry, pictures, tools, clothes, etc. Multi-family yard sale, Sun., July 29, 8:30, 175 Wilton Cres., no early birds please; patio set, dining room set, kid’s stuff (clothes, toys) Neighbourhood Garage Sale, camping equip, AC, etc, 343 & 356 Adamson Dr., 8am-noon, Sat., July 28th

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com 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 Nearly new 4-wheel electric scooter, $1800. 250-490-0349 Shoprider Scooters & Power chairs, new & used. Lifts & walkers, mobility products for independent living. Kelowna 250-764-7757, Vernon 250542-3745. Toll free 1-888-542-3745.

Misc. for Sale High end Peg Perego stroller, paid over $300, asking $30, 250-493-8925 High end Safety 1st Jogging Stroller with rain shield, paid over $250, asking $25, (250)493-8925 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

Misc. Wanted I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-499-0251 Local

Sporting Goods Quality Firearms Buy & Sell. Weber & Markin Gunsmiths The Best Little Gunshop Around 4-1691 Powick Rd Kel 250-762-7575 Tue-Sat 10-6 Yamaha Golf cart, 1999, ex. shape, split windshield, full canopy, white, $1600 OBO (250)498-4947, Oliver.

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Real Estate

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Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Older top of the line JVC home stereo, digital receiver, cd player, 5 speakers (3 Pioneer surround - 2 JVC stereo speakers) $100 obo, 250-4938925

******* OKHomeseller.com Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576

Furnished Lakefront Loft Apartment - Sept to May 31/13 A/C, 1 bdrm + den, 2-bth, Luxury loft, 35’ ceilings, f/p, 2000 sqft roof-top deck, soaker tub, granite kit,. Stainless appl’s, w/d, dishes, linens, towels, etc. Rent includes boat slip, heat, hydro, cable TV, internet, phone, pool, hot tub, sec.sys, UG parking, Strand Lakeside Resort in Vernon. $1600/m. Call 250-542-8922 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. LARGE 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136 Penticton, 2bdrm, 2 ba, +den, rooftop patio, 1600 sq.ft. penthouse style, on 2 floors, view of OK lake. $1250 + util. (604)779-8860, (604)293-8888

Rentals

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

Quesnel B.C- 4 lots on Bouchie Lk., Approved and zoned for residential houses, (out of earthquake elevated North area), (604)779-8860.

Mobile Homes & Parks

Business for Sale Located in the sunny warm southern interior of BC. Profitable, established Welding Shop & Power Equipment Dealeship. Turnkey Operation. Asking $529,000. Call 1 (250)453-2242 or email: J.D.B061956@live.ca SEVENTEEN Unit Apartment, $1,350,000, fully rented, will consider trades. 250-317-1333

Commercial/ Industrial Property One of a kind building, 5 min from OK lake, with 2x2 bedroom apartment, each one on 2 floors, penthouse style, 2 ba, balcony, lrg. den, w/ rooftop patio and lakeview. Main floor is commercial, approved to live in and run a business, 2 suites, each about 1150 sq. ft. $1,188,000 (604)779-8860 (604)293-8888

For Sale By Owner Executive Style 5 bdrm home with incredible panoramic view & mortgage helper with separate in-law suite 3100 sqft., a/c, completely renovated inside & out. Just Reduced $455,900. obo Call to view 250-309-0469 Vernon. No Realtors Please. PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com Private 80 acres For Sale. 1200 sqft Cabin w/Crown land on 3 sides Monte Lake BC. www.80acreswithcabin.webs. com. $264,900. 250-558-4542

PRIVATE SALE Beautiful home, 12 yrs old,built by owner in Enderby, 3 bdrms, 3 bath, laundry room, all appl., garage, garden space, close to stores & schools. $289,000. 250-542-6202. WEST BENCH, PENTICTON 3BR, 2BA home on .54 acre private lot. Character home with many upgrades in beautiful park-like setting. 250-4922151. Listing soon. WHY pay the rising cost of pad rents?? When you can own the property with a mobile for almost the same amount.Asking $149,000. some of this amt being an assumable Mortgage Includes 5 appls Ph 250 496-4106

Sporting Goods

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 RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Opening May 2012. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Ask us about our Free Rent option! 250-462-7055. www.copperridge.ca

Open Houses OPEN HOUSE, 1205 McLean Creek Rd., Ok Falls, 1-3pm, Sat. & Sun, July 28 & 29th, for more information go to comfree.com/341305

Townhouses Owner is motivated to sell 3 brm, 1.5bath townhouse. Bargain priced at $174,900. Located at #123-3004 South Main. Avail Aug 1st. Call (250)493-9229 or 250-4625775

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

2013 Felt AR2 54cm, SRAM Red (Black), SRAM Wheels, 16 lbs, aero profile, great road/TT combo or Tri-bike conversion, $4200 Contact 250-462-4441 or mwalker@blackpress.ca

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1000-1500sq’ of Industrial/ Commercial Space for lease compounded yard w/security cameras, overhead doors. Warren Ave. 250-765-3295 1156sqft for lease or rent, excellent location, yoga, art, dance studio, boxing club etc., 540sqft open floor space, new laminate. reception area, washroom & office, $595/mo., Syd, (250)493-5909 485 Warren Ave E, 2345 sq.ft., high profile corner building, shop, new lighting, new offices, 3 phase power, 10x10 overhead door, shop w/ 1 tonne center pole jib crane, etc. Pent. (250)490-9016, dana@trucktransformer.com PRIME Commercial Spaces: 2300sqft. in busy Plaza, ample parking, also 770sqft., in OK Market for food-related retail business, Barb 250-492-6319 Shop rental, Industrial area, 800 & 1200 sqft, priced to rent, $6.50 square foot, triple net, (250)492-8324, 250-809-0728

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1994 32’ Motor Home “Triple E Edition” Perfect Cond. Low Mileage, price for quick sale $12,000. 250-358-7296 1995 38ft Mountain Aire diesel pusher motorhome, loaded, with or w/o tow vehicle, (250)498-2272 2002 Vanguard 5th wheel, 26.5 ft. New tires, new brakes, AC, 2 TVs, 1 slide, Like new. $11,900. Call 250-494-9210. 2006 Bigfoot 25C94 Shortbox. Used very little. View in Winfield. Call 403-391-6485. 2007 Springdale 28ft. travel trailer, 14ft. slide room, front queen bed, TV & DVD, all factory options, $15,900, phone (250)487-1225 2009 Heartland Sundance 5th wheel trailer for sale. Model 3012RE 3 slides, 32’ -10” long. In very good condition. Rooftop satellite dish that finds Shaw Direct satellites automatically. Flat screen TV and fireplace. Dinette w/lots of storage. Will sell for wholesale price of $19,900 ($43M new). See fotos on Castanet.Net. phone Collin 545-3745 for more details. Must be seen 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

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Trucks & Vans 1996 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext cab, V8 with Vortek, 2wdr, fully loaded, new a/c & tires, good condition, tow pkg, 285K, well cared for, pw, pb, ps, $3500, (250)493-3884 2005 Dodge 1-ton, extd cab, auto, engine brake, air bags, goose neck & hd bumper hitch, canopy & box-liner, 127,000 kms $27,500, (250)498-6275 2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, ac/pw/pl, 7 pass, 191,000 kms, $5000 obo 250-307-0002 2007 Sierra 1500 2wd. 4 new tires, 67K. Lady driven, exc cond. $11,800. 250-503-2042 2009 Montana Van, 7 Pass, V6, auto, AC/PW, ex. shape, 38,000 kms, $11,000 OBO (250)498-4947, Oliver.

1999 MacGregor 26X power sailor & trailer, 50hp Honda, lots of extras, must be seen, $18,500, (250)404-3220 2002 19’ Campion, 5L, 178 hours, $16,900 obo. Mint. (250)549-3344 24’ Pontoon boat, 40HP Johnson motor, Tandem axle trailer. $7900 obo. 250-558-9589 Sailboat, 25’ Bayfield in excellent condition, weekender with dodger & sunroof, built for coastal waters, sleeps 4, completely equipped, VHF radio, depth sounder, 9.5 horse diesel, Jammar inboard engine, launching trailer, moorage, excellent view over OK lake, not obstructed by boats, included, OK Lake marina, Penticton, $24,000 obo, (250)493-2676

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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. P ENTICTON P UBLIC Library invites all kids aged three and up to drop-in storytimes being held at 10 to 10:30 a.m. As well, parents and babies are encouraged to participate in baby songs and rhymes between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. to help engage their pre-walkers and help him or her develop early language skills. Call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783 for more information. 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. P ENTICTON S ENIORS Drop-in Centre has chess at noon. 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 BIG book, 12x12 thumper group meets at 7:30 p.m. at 102-1825 Main St. Naramata group meets at 8 p.m. at 3740 Third St. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday at noon at 361 Wade Ave. LEGION BRANCH 40 has daily lunches from Monday to Thursday, with fish and chips on Friday. ANAVETS has karaoke/ DJ with Jack and Owen from 7 to 11:30 p.m., with a steak barbecue available for $10.

OK FALLS LEGION #227 will be having a meat draw at 5 p.m.

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R OYAL C ANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 10 a.m. and a singalong with Yvonne at 4 p.m. P ENTICTON S ENIORS Drop-in Centre has partner cribbage every first and third Saturday of the month. J EWISH L EARNING CENTRE for Christians is at 10 a.m. at the Bethel Pentecostal Church at 945 Main St. OLIVER SENIORS CENTRE has country dancing from 10 a.m. to noon. Music by the Oliver Seniors Volunteer Band. Call 250-498-6142 for information. A L C O H O L I C S ANONYMOUS has its 12 bells group at noon at the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. The Saturday night group meets at 8 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave., and in Summerland, the Grapevine meeting is at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. ANAVETS will have dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by Nikita Afonso and the Peach Blossom Chorus from 7:30 to 9 p.m., followed by a DJ from 9 p.m. to close. FRATERNAL Order of the Eagles has burgers from noon to 4 p.m., with beaver races starting at 4 p.m. ELKS ‘51 usual crib and meat draws are cancelled to accomodate two weddings.

SUNDAY July 29

SUNDAY EVENING DANCES at 7 p.m. with DJ Emil at the South Main DropIn Centre on South Main Street. $3 per person. Call 250-493-2111

for more info. SURVIVORSHIP DRAGON BOAT TEAM flea market runs every Sunday at 1652 Fairview Rd. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. BC SPCA FLEA market is at 1550 Main St. (in front of Whole Sale Club) every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For info, call 250-4930136. A L C O H O L I C S ANONYMOUS MEETS in OK Falls at 10:30 a.m. at 5328 Hawthorne St., then in Penticton at 11 a.m. for the women’s group at the Lawn Bowling Club at 260 Brunswick St. Also the Sunday 123

group meets at 8 p.m. in the Education Room in the basement of the Penticton Hospital. The closed men’s group meets at 11 a.m. at the Eagle’s, 1197 Main St., side door, upstairs. ELKS ‘51 have dog races, an M & M meat draw and last man standing at 2:30 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER of the Eagles has perogies and garlic sausage cooked by Joseph, with prcoeeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society. ANAVETS has hamburgers and hotdogs from 1 to 3 p.m., with horse races and meat draws at 2 p.m.

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June 16th was recovered later that day by West Kelowna RCMP. A 43-year-old male was arrested and is currently facing charges of possession of stolen property. 15 commercial B&Es – On June 23rd Penticton members arrested a 24-year-old female in connection with an attempted break and enter to the Superwash Car Wash on Main St. She is being charged with mischief and B&E. Several similar files have also been reported throughout the South Okanagan region since May 28th and are currently under investigation. 7 residential B&Es 0 robberies

If you have any information about these incidents or any other crime please contact Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. DISCLAIMER: This document is the property of the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen RCMP. Statistics are based on police reports derived directly from PRIME-BC and should be considered preliminary, as they do not represent official statistics submitted to the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics as per UCR II scoring guidelines. Maps and statistics are based on founded occurrences only, and do not reflect incidents which were determined, upon police attendance, to be unfounded or unsubstantiated. Maps and statistics reflect only the most serious offence on each file. Maps may not display all reported property crimes for the given time period.

TOPS B.C. 4454 has weekly meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 445 Ellis St. Use back lane entrance. Meetings are downstairs. Phone Susan at 250-4965931 or Sally at 250492-6556. AL-ANON for friends and family of alcoholics meets at 10:30 a.m. at 2800 South Main St. and 6:45 p.m. at 157 Wade Ave. at St. Andrew’s Presbytarian Call 250-490-9272 for information. PENTICTON SENIORS Drop-in Centre has a luncheon served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., partner bridge at 12:45 p.m., and knitting and crocheting at 1 p.m. M ENTAL WELLNESS CENTRE has individual support for family members in Summerland from 10 a.m. to noon at 13211 Henry St. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together for a gab and coffee every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at 126 Dakota Ave. PENTICTON WHOLE FOODS Market is having a free seminar on Arthritis, a natural approach to prevention and treatment by Dr. Megan Kimberley from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Pick up your free ticket at the store or online through

the Penticton Whole Foods Market website. OKANAGAN CALEDONIAN PIPE band practises from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Legion hall on Martin Street. All are welcome. E LKS C LUB ON Ellis Street has crib at 7 p.m. P ENTICTON N AVAL VETERANS meet every second Tuesday at 1 p.m. at 502 Martin St. PENTICTON CONCERT BAND rehearses at 7 p.m. Intermediate to advanced musicians, as well as rusty encouraged to join the group. It is an opportunity to renew playing of an instrument in a concert band and an opportunity to join a vital musical group for personal enjoyment and camaraderie. Wide variety of musical selections. The Penticton Concert Band is available for performances. Phone 250-8092087 for info. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH in the Ark at 1498 Government St. has free drop-off program for elementary aged kids from 2:45 to 5 p.m. A safe place to play games (computers, Wii, PS3, Lego, pool, airhockey), make crafts, gym time, snacks. Everyone is welcome. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS YOUNG person’s group at 7:30 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. Call/text Guy at 250-460-2466 or Niki at 250-460-0798. As well, the beginners’ meeting runs at 8 p.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at 157 Wade Ave. P E N T I C T O N TOASTMASTERS MEETS every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shatford Centre at 760 Main St. Toastmasters is an excellent way to enhance confidence, speaking and leadership skills in a fun setting. Membership is open to anyone 18 and up. Guests are always welcome and allowed up to three free meetings. Call 250-492-2362 for more info. GIVING OTHERS a Boost is holding a fundraiser for the SOVAS at Heaven’s Gate Winery at 8001 Happy Valley Road, Summerland. The event will showcase local entrepreneurs, wineries, musicians, artists and chefs. Tickets are $20 if an email confirmation is sent to givingothersaboost@gmail.com prior to the event, or $25 at the door. Visit www.givingothersaboost.com for more information.


Less Fuel. More Power. Great Value is a comparison between the 2012 and the 2011 Chrysler Canada product lineups. 40 MPG or greater claim is based on 2012 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption estimates. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. See your dealer for additional EnerGuide details. Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, ∞, § The Hurry Up to Trade Up Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after July 4, 2012. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E+CL9) only and includes $8,000 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Ultimate Family Package models to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Ultimate Family Package with a Purchase Price of $26,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash and Ultimate Family Bonus Cash Discounts) financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $158 with a cost of borrowing of $5,772 and a total obligation of $32,770. Pricing includes freight ($1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ∞Ultimate Family Van Bonus Cash is available to retail customers on purchase/lease at participating dealers of a new 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan model (excluding Canada Value Package models) or any new 2012 Chrysler Town & Country model. The Bonus Cash amount ($1,250 for models equipped with a DVD player; $750 for all other models) will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. The included no charge Uconnect Hands Free Group represents an additional $750 in value. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. §2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount and $2,000 Ultimate Family Bonus Cash Discount: $27,395. Pricing includes freight ($1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ■Based on Ward’s 2012 Small Van Segmentation. Excludes other Chrysler Group LLC designed and/or manufactured vehicles. ¤Based on 2012 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Ratings. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel economy will vary based on driving habits and other factors. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan – Hwy: 7.9 L/100 km (36 MPG) and City: 12.2 L/100 km (23 MPG). The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under licence. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

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