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Kamloops area girl drowns during family outing at the beach Kristi Patton Western News Staff

The body of a 12-year-old girl from the Kamloops area who drowned in Skaha Lake was recovered on Tuesday morning. Penticton Search and Rescue manager Cindy Smith con¿rmed the RCMP dive team, working in conjunction with SAR, found Ida Lynn Marie Holt-Scherer’s body at 10:40 a.m. about 60 metres out from where she was last seen on Sunday afternoon. Family of the girl were still at Skaha Beach, where they had set up a camp of sorts since she went missing, but did not want to speak. A victim services worker consoled one woman seated on the beach on a blanket while two traditional First Nations drummers played a song. Some of the other family members kneeled by the water crying and holding hands. It was a different atmosphere than on Sunday when one female who said she was Holt-Scherer’s sister seemed numb and still in shock from what happened. The female, who did not want her name publicized, watched as RCMP boats and search and rescue scoured the area the girl was last seen, just west of where the Okanagan River Channel spills into Skaha Lake. “She was messing around with her cousins doing handstands and she just slipped on the sand and went under,” the female said. According to the family, the 12-year-old girl had walked out to the yellow warning buoys. The female family member indicated the water

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FIRST NATIONS drummers offer a prayer as family members console each other during the search for a missing 12-year-old Kamloops area girl in Skaha Lake. The girl’s body was found Tuesday after she had gone missing Sunday afternoon.

was very shallow, maybe waist deep. She said it was only after the incident that she learned the drop off after the buoys was incredibly steep. She said her sister had been sitting on the shoulders of another family member and the duo was playing in the water when the family member’s footing slipped right at the drop off. “She slipped on the sand and went under water, and then there was screaming of ‘Help, my cousin is drowning.’ Instantly all the boats and people in the water were trying to help,” said one of the family members. “One woman nearby grabbed

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have been any of the kids that were out here today. There is no adequate warning signs and I don’t understand why there isn’t, or why there isn’t a lifeguard here,” said the family member. It is not the ¿rst drowning in the area. Last August, a 40-year-old Alberta man drowned in Skaha Lake near Wright’s Campground. RCMP said the man tried to swim out to his daughter who was Àoating on a raft too far away from shore. His daughter was retrieved from the water by a nearby boater. A Facebook post from PIB mem-

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one of the girl’s hands and helped her but couldn’t reach (the 12-year-old).” Holt-Scherer’s family said on Sunday they were appalled at the lack of safety warnings at the popular swimming area. “It’s very dangerous and it’s shocking that it happened,” said the girl’s sister. She said the incident happened so quickly and they didn’t understand why there wasn’t any warnings or even a log barrier that people can grab onto as a last resort at the buoys. “I think people should know about this because it is an outrage. It could

ber Kym Gouchie said the family was gathered at the Band Hall on Tuesday afternoon where they were being supported by the community. She said donations are being accepted at the Band Hall to help with the family’s travel costs. Some of the family came from as far as Alberta to help with the search. The City of Penticton said they will be reviewing all their safety standards and taking into consideration any recommendations that come from the coroner’s report in light of the tragic incident. “We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family. We are so incredibly sorry for their loss. We take the safety of our residents and visitors extremely seriously. We are reviewing all of our safety standards in light of the weekend and public safety is paramount,” said City of Penticton communications of¿cer Simone Blais. Large signs mounted on a chainlink fence where the river channel current spills out into the lake warn people not to swim in the area. Still, some choose to ignore them, and even one day after the tragic drowning families were seen in the buoyed-off section of water. Blais said that speci¿c beach area is leased to the city by a locatee landowner with the Penticton Indian Band and the city maintains the area which includes placing the buoys following Transport Canada guidelines. The buoys are meant as a marine navigational tool and the yellow-coloured markers mean it is a danger area. She said the only colour buoys that delineate a swimming area are white. Blais added, the city does place a no swimming symbol on the yellow buoys, and beneath that there is a warning for hazardous currents.

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receives about $4 million in annual development assistance compensation payments from BCLC, which it’s using to pay down debt on the South Okanagan Events Centre. Penticton and 29 other host local governments in B.C. received a combined $83.1 million cut from gambling establishments last year to boost local spending. The province passed along another $135 million in gaming grants to community groups. The lion’s share of BCLC’s net income, $696.3 million, was transferred to the provincial government’s coffers as general revenue.

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Summerland opens RCMP detachment Kristi Patton

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At one time, the Summerland RCMP detachment more resembled a haunted house than the hub of community safety. Plastic sheets were put up to protect computers from rain, an active beehive was in the ceiling, prisoners were taken through the building past unarmed support staff, and eventually the cells were condemned. Last Friday, that all changed. After years of working in the cramped and aging facility, Summerland RCMP members have a new detachment on Pineo Court. “I thought a few things. This building was not safe for the people who work here. Number two, that the very people who risk their lives for us deserve better from us, and number three, given the shape of this decrepit old building, this is going to be such an easy breeze to get a new detachment built,” said Summerland Mayor Janice Perrino, recalling a tour she had taken of the detachment in 2000 as a new councillor. “It was not so easy.” It took over 12 years, a span of four mayors, ¿ve municipal councils, three municipal administrators and three community referendums. In the fall of 2010, the community ¿nally decided to allocate money to build a new RCMP detachment. Residents felt so strongly on the matter, Perrino said it drew more voters than the 2011 municipal elections. Estimated at $4.5 million to build, with a completion date of April 30, the project came under budget by $1,070.50 and just two months overdue. “I wish we could have come in a lot more under, but there are very few projects in Canada that actually come in on budget. This is really on budget, and you know what, two months late isn’t that late,” said Perrino. Insp. Brad Haugli, of¿cer in charge of the RCMP South Okanagan Similkameen region, said the RCMP recognize they couldn’t have moved into this new home without the support of the community they serve. “Today marks years of planning, consultation and action that has created a true legacy for the community of Summerland. It is not lost on us that our previous home was built in 1975 as a restaurant pub, then was converted to a detachment to meet our policing needs at that time,” said Haugli. “Our new facility is an outstanding building that is state of the art.” The new detachment will house nine dedicated members,

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SUMMERLAND RCMP member Const. Richard Schuhmacher helps raise the flag at the location of the new detachment on Pineo Court during the grand opening on Friday.

two municipal staff and a number of volunteers. The building is designed to have a lifespan of at least 50 years. It will eliminate the need for Summerland RCMP of¿cers to drive their prisoners to the Penticton detachment to be housed. “With this ability, we now have the members able to book in the prisoner and get right back into the community to provide the policing the community residents expect,” said Haugli. Sgt. Mona Kauffeld of the Summerland detachment thanked the community for their support, including the Citizens on Patrol who created bumper stickers that showed their approval for a new detachment to be built and handed them

out to the community to help raise awareness. “This new building symbolizes a wonderful connection to the people that we serve in this community. This relationship is key to our ability as an organization to ensure safe homes, safe communities, as we work together to overcome challenges and build upon community successes. Our members, employees and volunteers are proud to serve the residents of this community. This building is where we will work from, but it is indeed your detachment,” said Deputy Commissioner of E division Craig Callens, who applauded the community for having one of the lowest crime rates in the province.

Auditor’s report leads to call for Barisoff’s resignation Joe Fries Western News Staff

Bill Barisoff ¿gured prominently in a scathing report from B.C.’s auditor general that highlighted “signi¿cant concerns” about the provincial legislature’s ¿nances and prompted a call for the Penticton MLA to resign. John Doyle’s report, issued last week, found the legislative assembly in Victoria is “falling well short” of meeting basic ¿nancial management practices and does not even produce annual ¿nancial statements, contrary to a 2007 recommendation from his of¿ce. While not mentioned by name in the report, Barisoff is the Speaker of the House and responsible for the day-to-day operation of the legislature and its $63 million annual budget, and he also chairs the management committee that oversees that budget.

Among the issues Doyle found were: shoddy bookkeeping that showed a $133 million overdraft in a bank account while a bank statement showed $0 because deposits hadn’t been noted; improperly recorded expenses and transition payments to former MLAs; and a lack of documentation to verify MLAs’ travel expenses. Barisoff, the two-term Speaker, said measures were underway to address some of the problems identi¿ed in 2007 even before the release of Doyle’s new report. He said the auditor general who preceded Doyle has been hired to help straighten out the books, the committee is in the process of hiring an internal auditor, and it has also retained an accounting ¿rm to spell out new rules for the legislative comptroller. “Could we have done this better? Yes. Could he have done it quicker? Probably. But

we’re trying to work through it. That’s why we’ve hired some outside expertise,” Barisoff said. Doyle’s report also mentions he wished to audit the $119,000 annual allowances provided to individual MLAs to operate constituency of¿ces, but was asked by the Speaker to hold off. Barisoff explained that the bulk of each MLA’s allowance is spent on staff wages, and in a one- or two-person of¿ce, the release of detailed ¿nancial information could reveal how much those workers are paid and thereby violate their privacy. He said the committee is considering a model where all MLAs’ expenses are categorized and lumped together to get around the privacy issue. Barisoff allowed that the auditor general’s report caused “a little bit of an embarrassment, but sometimes those kinds of things make the

whole program better in the end.” The legislative management committee was scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the report and build a plan to expedite its response to Doyle’s concerns. On Monday, B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins called for Barisoff, a Liberal, to resign because the Speaker “failed to safeguard public monies.” “Not only has he failed to implement recommendations to improve accountability that were made by the auditor general ¿ve years ago, he has exhibited a lackadaisical — almost negligent — attitude towards the use or misuse of taxpayers’ funds,” Cummins said in a press release. First elected in 1996, Barisoff hasn’t yet indicated if he’ll run again in the May 2013 election, but said he will announce his intention by the end of August.

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Crews called to channel rescue Kristi Patton

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There were some scary moments for an Okanagan River Channel rafter on Friday when she got caught up at the ¿rst bridge. Penticton ¿re department, RCMP and ambulance services arrived at the bridge located on Highway 97 to ¿nd a woman in distress. Witnesses watching the rescue said a female fell off her raft and was struggling in the water because she didn’t know how to swim. The rafters received assistance from a ¿re¿ghter who plunged into the water. “They were coming down on tubes and got hooked on the bridge. The ¿re department managed to cut the lines on the tubes and off they went,” said Sgt. Rick Dellebuur. “People all tie up their rafts at the top and then they hit one of those bridge pillars and get wrapped around it. You can’t go anywhere and the water is coming all around it.” With temperatures soaring into the 30s, the river channel was a popular place to be Friday. Shortly after the incident at least two other groups of rafters came into contact with the concrete barrier splitting the river channel at the bridge.

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PENTICTON FIREFIGHTERS Kevin Zazzara (left) and Steve Garrett (right) assisted a rafter on the Okanagan River Channel on Friday when she became hung up on the cement barrier in the centre of the waterway below a bridge.

One group that was tied together also got hung up on the barrier, their rope eventually giving way and sending them free on opposite sides of the pillar. “People need to be aware that the current water levels are high, and unless you are a good swimmer, and especially for children, they should have life-jackets on,” warned Dellebuur. Coyote Cruises, a business that provides bus rides from the midpoint back to the launch site and

rafts for rent, said the water continues to be fast and deep. Cassandra Pierre, manager at Coyote Cruises, said it is only taking rafters 30 to 45 minutes to reach the mid-way pickup point. “We are warning them that the water is fast and high, therefore there could be currents. We also have signs up warning people of the high water,” said Pierre. Coyote Cruises also offers lifejackets for those who aren’t comfortable on the water.

Penticton man charged with stabbing Kristi Patton Western News Staff

A 39-year-old Penticton man suffered stab wounds to the chest and neck area on Friday night. RCMP responded to a stabbing complaint in the 200 block of Power Street at 7:22 p.m. Friday. Sgt. Rick Dellebuur said two males had been involved in a argument earlier that day.

“The one male left and returned later with another male and the argument continued,” said Dellebuur. The stabbing victim was treated by emergency health services for stab wounds to the chest and neck area at the scene and then transported to Penticton General Hospital and later to Kelowna General Hospital where he underwent surgery. RCMP said on Saturday that the man is in intensive care unit of Kelowna General Hospital where he is expected to recover from his injuries. He is listed as in stable but critical condition. Dellebuur said information gathered from witnesses at the scene led to the arrest of a 31-year-old Penticton man in front of his nearby residence at 8:44 p.m. Friday. On Monday, Josh Mason appeared in Penticton provincial court to face charges of aggravated assault and breach of probation. He was denied bail and detained in custody. RCMP said a 40-year-old Penticton man was also implicated in the assault and was arrested at the scene and released from custody to appear in Penticton court on Aug. 22. Charges of possession of a weapon are being recommended by the RCMP. Dellebuur said the investigation is continuing and all three males are well known to police.

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ummer is a carefree time in the Okanagan, as swarms of tourists Àock to the area to join locals in enjoying the wealth of opportunities for fun in the sun. But, as is all too often the case, that fun can turn tragic in the blink of any eye. That tragedy struck Sunday afternoon, when a 12-year-old Kamloops girl drowned in Skaha Lake. According to witnesses, the girl was playing with family members in waist-deep water near the yellow warning buoys not far from where the channel spills into Skaha Lake. The girl was sitting on the shoulders of a family member when their footing slipped at the drop-off and the girl disappeared under the water. The area is only a few hundred metres from where an Alberta man drowned last summer after he attempted to swim out to his daughter who had Àoated to far from shore on a raft. The incidents serve as a tragic reminder of the sharp drop-offs and deadly currents that can be found in area lakes. But it’s not just the local lakes that can pose a danger to inexperienced swimmers. Rescue crews were called to the Okanagan River Channel Friday after a woman fell off her raft and was unable to swim. Sunday’s drowning strikes a nerve because it occurred during an activity that is a familiar sight in the Okanagan. In the back of our head, we all realize that it could have been our child, friend or neighbour who was tragically taken away from us. And it’s because of this that we must all use this latest tragedy as the motivation to take the necessary precautions around the water. The time and effort required will go a long way to ensuring the Okanagan remains ¿lled with happy summer memories.

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Clark is constitutionally challenged The B.C. Liberals are the architects of their own demise. Historically, political parties reach into the ranks of their elected members, who have already been vetted at the constituency level and tested in elections to select their leader. Despite what we are told about the power of the outsider in politics, experience counts for something in the legislative domain. In choosing Christy Clark as their leader, the B.C. Liberals were prepared to take the risk that Clark’s fresh face and purported charisma would make up for her obvious lack of executive experience. Unfortunately the Liberals miscalculated on all counts. B.C. voters tired quickly of Clark’s glib, talk-show approach to issues that are important to individual voters. Clark’s inexperience in dealing with other governments at all levels, the bureaucracy and the media have hastened the Liberals’ downfall. At no time has Clark’s misunderstanding of her role as premier been more evident than in her fumbling of the Northern Gateway pipeline ¿le, and her performance at last week’s Premiers Conference. It is plausible, given Clark’s age, that she went through school so recently she did not receive the bene¿t of exposure to our Constitution. Ignorance is never a

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At Random defence in public life, at the very least one would have expected someone in the B.C. premier’s of¿ce to have provided Clark constitutional notes prior to her pronouncements on interprovincial matters. Clark is under the impression that she can somehow “stop” an interprovincial project, simply because she objects. Leaving aside Clark’s thinly veiled attempt to extort money from Alberta and Saskatchewan, which only magni¿es Clark’s shortcomings in this regard, anyone with a basic understanding of Canadian legislative process would understand what Clark is proposing is illegal. In the past, Canada has witnessed extra-Constitutional activities and threats from successive Quebec premiers. The threats and demands from the separat-

ists were, like Clark’s threats, impractical and illegal, but were often given credibility, largely because of a Quebec-centred federal government and media. Had the separatists managed to tease a vote for separation out of a referendum, any actual secession would have been unlikely at best, and on Canada’s terms at worst. The BNA Act simply doesn’t confer on provinces the authority envisioned in the past by the separatists in Quebec, or more recently Clark. In an age of constitutional challenges by all manner of special interests and activists, it is unlikely Clark would not have people at her disposal to advise her on the legality of her most recent strategy for Northern Gateway. All proposed legislation and most new regulations are reviewed before introduction to assure the constitutionality of the proposal. In her pre-Premiers Conference road trip, Clark skulked in and out of the of¿ces of her counterparts in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Presumably she calculated she could extract a share of oil royalties for B.C. from the producing provinces. Clearly, her hope was to then announce her quali¿ed support of Northern Gateway, on the basis of her superior negotiating skills and all the extra money B.C. would receive as a result — thus saving her premiership and

avoiding the self-induced trouncing she and her party will receive at the polls in May. That her proposals were unconstitutional, illegal and impractical was ignored by Clark and her advisors. To be the proverbial Ày-on-the-wall while Clark made her pitch to Alberta and Saskatchewan would have been entertaining. We may never know exactly what Redford and Wall told Clark. Clark’s shrill threats to “stop the pipeline” at the subsequent premier’s conference suggest she didn’t hear what she had hoped. It is troubling for the voters of B.C. that Clark concocted an ill-advised and unconstitutional proposal. More troubling is that when faced with the prospect that such a plan had no support from the other governments involved, Clark forged ahead and displayed publicly her desperate political ambition with threats and pronouncements upon which she cannot make good. Clark’s ignorance of her authority in this regard is therefore either willful and political, or it is a matter of incompetence. In either case, Clark has demonstrated that she is ill suited to lead British Columbia. If the B.C. Liberals will not deal with Clark internally, the voters will in May. Mark Walker is the publisher of the Penticton Western News.

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Conservatives putting waterways at risk In a letter penned to the president of the Union of Environment Workers, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ash¿eld stated that the Harper government has “new tools to authorize deposits of deleterious substances,” also known as pollutants, into Canadian waterways. Here we have a man whose job it is to protect and manage the waterways of Canada talking about how the government has more power to allow industry to pollute them. To the people of this community that voted and support Harper Conservatives like Dan Albas, I just would like to ask, what do you have against ¿sh and clean water? Over the past couple months, the Harper Conservatives, with the support of Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas, have begun gutting the regulatory bodies put in place to monitor the health of Canada’s oceans, rivers and lakes. They ¿red Canada’s only marine-mammal toxicologist, who stated “I cannot think of another industrialized nation that has completely excised marine pollution from its radar.” They shut down Canada’s entire Department of Fisheries and Oceans contaminants program. They shut down the Paci¿c coast’s regional oil-spill response centre and moved it east. Closed multiple coast guard

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In a recent letter, Mr. Bernard Miron made reference to some issues that I had raised re: the current Liberal government. Evidently, he seemed to have missed the essence of my statement of these issues. By so doing, it might seem to indicate that he may be in concert with Ms. Clark and company. However, it may only be an indication of same, who knows? First of all, I did not blame the current government for initially fostering some of the issues that I raised. The “Fast Cats ¿asco” is something that Mr. Miron seemed to think that I blamed the current Liberal government for. Nothing could be further from the truth. Had he revisited this issue, he would have rediscovered the fact that the NDP under Glen Clark brought us these ill-¿tting white elephants. My reference to the selling of these ships was to point out that they were “given away” by the current government, irrespective of the leadership of the government. True, the leadership changed, however, the main team of horses, except for one, did not. The giveaway makes them all guilty by association for the action that took place. Mr. Miron emphasizes the fact that Dave Barrett and the NDP caused many economic growth problems for B.C. while being the of¿cial government of the time. I have no argument with his take on this. However, one’s political persuasion might well be the key to ¿nding fault with the other guys. In reference to this I bring such issues as: the B.C. Rail ¿asco; B.C. Hydro smart meters; the poor showing of the promise of mega-jobs in the province; the failure of Ms. Clark to really put teeth into her “family ¿rst” statement; and the fact that the child poverty level in this province is atrocious, just names but a few. There are others as well. Maybe these issues were not important to Mr. Miron. Hmm, I wonder? I agree with Mr. Miron that electing an NDP government is not a guaranteed “cureall and ¿x-all” for B.C. Socialism has not worked in this province that well before, why should it work any better now? To think that Adrian Dix and company would charge in like an errant white knight and make B.C. right with the world is pure folly. Our democratic system, as open as it might be, is not, as we all should realize, without shortcomings. This is shown by the current state of our provincial party system. It’s a Catch-22 situation. The big question might be: Do we vote with our heads or our hearts? Do we vote on

stations. Gutted the Fisheries Act, all the while advocating for supertanker traf¿c in the Douglas Channel in conjunction with the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline which will cross a thousand-plus ¿sh-bearing streams — carrying some of the most toxic crude in the world. They also cut the famed Experimental Lakes Program which was instrumental in the banning of phosphorus in detergents and stopping acid rain. The program is important to understanding the effects of water pollution and how to clean that pollution up. But at $600,000 a year, it was just too expensive to keep running. The Harper Conservatives will authorize the polluting of our waterways, and because they have destroyed our capacity to monitor and understand the effects of that pollution, we’ll have no idea the amount of damage that’s being done in the back country. It’s a slippery slope. If we don’t know what level of damage is being done to the environment, the Conservatives and industry will state that there is no problem. If there is no problem and no account of the damage being done, then what’s stopping them from increasing the amount of poison being dumped in our water? Dan Albas needs to pick up a history book. The regula-

electing a party as being “the lesser of the two evils” or do we consciously investigate the real track record of all possible parties before casting a ballot? That time is coming sooner than we think folks. I would ask Mr. Miron, “Will your homework be done for the upcoming electoral exam?” Ron Barillaro Penticton

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I am writing in reply to Shirley Schneider’s letter about freedom and democracy. I agree with most of her letter until she gets down to the last two paragraphs and starts to confuse Christianity and the development of science and technologies. When I read my history about the world it was very clear that Christianity (basically the Catholic church) all through history did everything they could to eliminate any form of scienti¿c research and knowledge. If you were a scientist or mathematician, and your ¿ndings did not sit well with the church doctrine of the time, you were possibly arrested, tortured and if you did not agree to change your way of thinking to conform to the church’s view then you could be put to death. This is a very known fact and many famous scientists had to hide their work from the church or write it in a way that the church could not understand it. In the middle ages, it was in fact the Muslim world that was way ahead of the Christian world in terms of math and science etc. because their religion did not see the advancement of science as a conÀict with the church. It is unfortunate that even today in the Christian world there are fundamentalists that still do not believe in evolution, although it is a scienti¿c fact. This belief is there because the church preaches against it. It is unfortunate that fundamentalists of not just these two great religions but also other religions around the world have taken over and have caused so much pain and suffering. Because I am sure that the vast majority of people around the world would prefer to live in peace and freedom. So yes, please enjoy our freedoms that have been won by the blood and lives of many of our citizens, but please note that people of all faiths fought together to keep us free and democratic. My concern here in Canada is that the religious beliefs of our federal politicians, especially Steven Harper, will end up changing our country from the free and democratic

tory bodies and laws put in place to protect Canada’s waterways weren’t enacted by people hell bent on stopping ‘development,’ but were put in place because it was observed that when you dump poison in a waterway it threatens life. We know better now, it’s uneconomical, dangerous and inherently immoral. It’s also grade school science. It was also observed that industry could not be trusted to do what’s ethical because that’s not how industry works. Industry is in the business of pro¿tability and greed. So if the government doesn’t compel a company to ¿nd a better, less damaging way of disposing of its ‘deleterious substances,’ the company will default to the cheapest option. Like dumping toxins into a water body. Then the extra cash saved shows up as pro¿ts which are reaped by the shareholders who don’t live in the area affected and who never have to deal with poison in their water. When the interests of government and corporations are indistinguishable from one another what you have is corporatism a system of government advocated by the likes Benito Mussolini. Cody Young Penticton

country it was to one that suits his own personal fundamentalist beliefs. His religious beliefs have not been an issue previously in the mainstream media, but I think that with his latest “omnibus” bill that was just passed we will have to start looking at this man’s beliefs. He is certainly trying to eliminate any scienti¿c research of any kind that could conÀict with his beliefs. He thinks nothing of spending billions of dollars on fake lakes etc. but cannot ¿nd any money to maintain scienti¿c research necessary to keep our waters, land and air clean. I think that we all should read what is in that bill and realize how scary this guy really is. We better wake up soon before we lose all of our freedoms. Ron Evans Oliver

Wildlife should be respected

Regarding the apparently serious ‘threat’ posed by coyotes and cougars (Western News July 26), I would just make three comments: Keep your cats indoors or otherwise enclosed so that coyotes or cougars can’t take them; they are only looking for food and, really folks, aren’t out to make your life unhappy. I lost a cat to a coyote before I got the wits to keep my felines well protected, but at least that was a useful death, as opposed to being hit by a car. Instead of reporting coyotes to the conservation service or city, report anyone you see feeding any wildlife, and that includes ducks, geese and gulls. There ought to be ¿nes for this ignorant behaviour, but it seems we’ve got a ways to go yet before that happens. There’s a lot of talk about wild animals not ‘respecting’ humans. How about some respect for them as creatures doing their best in their own way to make their way in a world that we make increasingly dif¿cult for them to survive in? We live in a wild area in case some haven’t noticed; respect that or go somewhere where you’re not ‘inconvenienced’ by the reality of being close to wilderness. Eva Durance Penticton

Ticket disputed

While recently driving home from seeing the doctor (with discouraging news), my husband was pulled over by the RCMP in Penticton, and he was given a ticket for ‘not wearing a seat-belt,’ which he was. We have a clip on our seat-belt, which we

have had for many years. The seat-belt hooks onto the clip and doesn’t choke us while driving. They were bought at a major retail outlet, but the of¿cer said they are illegal. My husband asked why the store is selling them. All the of¿cer said was, before you put anything on or in your vehicle, you talk to us. This of¿cer thought he was god on earth. Then the of¿cer looked at me and said: You have one too, take that clip off and you’re getting a ticket too. Each ticket was $ 167, and if we paid within 30 days, we paid $ 25 less for each ticket. We paid the tickets immediately, as no way were they getting an extra $50 from us. Here we are, two old folks on a limited income, and this of¿cer was extremely arrogant. No wonder the RCMP are not very well liked, if they all have the attitude this of¿cer had. If we had money, I would have disputed these tickets. The of¿cer had a book already stamped, that said fail to wear seat-belts. Perhaps I should not have accepted these tickets, as we de¿nitely did have our seat-belts on. Also, why are these seat-belt clips being sold, if they are illegal? A warning to all those who have these clips on their seat-belts. Apparently they are illegal. Annette Clarke Penticton

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Penticton to survey residents on city services Not that Penticton residents have ever been particularly reticent about letting City Hall know what they are thinking, but they soon may have a chance to do it in a formal manner. “We are hoping for an honest assessments from the community and we really want to take whatever results come from it,” said Simone Blais, the city’s communications of¿cer who is leading the

unfortunate; you need that analysis piece to inform where you go with it next.” For this survey, a committee with departmental representatives was struck earlier this year to discuss and set objectives for the project. “There was a lot of really healthy discussion about the different options that are out there,” said Blais. “We freely admit that we are not experts in this ¿eld. We felt it would be really valuable to have a third party conduct the

none of them have come to fruition. The last time Penticton attempted a citizen survey was in 2003, when it was conducted in house, by city staff. “It was actually a really comprehensive survey,” said Blais, explaining that while the results were compiled into a tabular report, the results were never taken to the next stage and analyzed to identify key issues. “It was produced in a tabular report and it stayed in a tabular report. Which is

her position was only created earlier this year, she said the concept of a survey has been under discussion since the 2010 Core Services Review. “There has been a desire for a benchmark, establishing where we are at, so we can get a get a sense of what the perceptions are and how we can build on that, how can we improve, how can we be better,” she said. While several versions of a survey have been drafted over the past couple of years, she continued,

survey project, which is expected to cost $10,000. “It is meant to inform our budget process, which maps out our entire year for 2013.” Nine companies responded to a request for proposals that closed last week, with the city seeking a ¿rm to measure public opinion on the delivery of city services and identify priorities. “We’ve been discussing citizen satisfaction and customer service in the city for quite some time,” said Blais. Though

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“A lot of your true value comes in comparative data, year over year. So we are considering this as a potential annual exercise, kind of an annual litmus test, if you will,” said Blais. Questions for the survey have not been ¿nalized yet. Though several versions have been proposed, Blais said the best approach will be to work with the survey company, once chosen. “It was all well and good for us to develop a draft, but if we bring on a research or polling ¿rm and they say these questions aren’t going to get you the results you are looking for … then we would have to change track anyway,” she explained. “I think ¿rst draft stage is a close assessment of where we are at right now. We will probably go through a few more drafts.” The nine proposals are being evaluated, and Blais hopes the city will be able to award the contract in short order, possibly within the next week.

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O V E R E A T E R S ANONYMOUS meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 103 of the Penticton United Church, enter through north door. Call 250493-1527 for info. HAND AND FOOT CANASTA at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June evenings at 250-4927630 for info. PENTICTON DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB holds weekly games

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Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Penticton Library. Call Birgitta at 250770-1154 for info. SAHAJ MARG M EDITATION every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Call 250-492 -4458 for info. 65-PLUS SINGLES COFFEE CLUB meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For info call 250-492-0459 or 250-770-1018. BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY in the Legion hall for the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. Regular bingo to resume

T HE B REASTFEEDING CAFÉ will be held the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Penticton and District Community Resource Society on 330 Ellis St. Moms, babies and toddlers are all welcome to join. Contact Kaili at 250-404-4299 for info. FOSTER CARE INFO sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250770-7524 or visit www. fosterbc.ca or www.mcf. gov.bc.ca/foster. OLIVER DOUBLE Quilters have O drop-in activities

464 Main St. has weekly specials and is open Monday to Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. SUMMERLAND ART CLUB meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s lower floor on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. For info call Barb at 250-494-3002. DUTCH COFFEE CLUB meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre food court from 10 a.m. to noon. For Dutch Canadians or immigrants or anyone else interested.

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every Wednesday. PENTICTON QUILTERS MEET on the second Wednesday of the month at the Salvation Army hall at 9 a.m. Check their website at www.pentictonquilters.com or email ggovier1@shaw.ca. KIWANIS CLUB HAS a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St., Penticton ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS NIGHT group meets in the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. at 1498 Government St. The Summerland group meets at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. in the basement. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday noon at 361 Wade Ave. LEGION BRANCH 40 has daily lunches Monday to Thursday, with fish and chips on Friday. P UBLIC P ENTICTON Library invites all kids aged three and up to drop-in storytimes being held at 10 to 10:30 a.m. As well, children aged five to 12 years old are welcome to join the summer reading club, which meets Wednesdays between 2 and 3:30 p.m. This year’s theme is strange but true. Call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783 for more information. P ENTICTON S ENIORS Drop-in Centre has beginner line dance at 9 a.m., a coffee social at 10 a.m., and easy to intermediate line dance and cribbage at 1 p.m. Call 493-2111 to confirm

line-dance activities. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH has Ready, Set, Learn for three-yearolds and their parents from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Come for crafts, stories, information on early learning, and more. ANAVETS has hump day, with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m., followed by entertainment from Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. at 257 Brunswick St.

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FRANCO 50-PLUS CLUB meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, discussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. DESERT SAGE SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@telus.net or 250-498-4959. PEACH CITY TOASTMASTERS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250-492 -2362 for info.

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calendar TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call Merle at 250-770-8093. TOPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Beverley at 250-493-5968 or Liz at 250-493-7997 for more information. O KANAGAN F ALLS SENIORS’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. S OUTH O KANAGAN I MMIGRANT and Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-492-6299. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-490-9272. S ENIORS P ENTICTON Drop-in Centre has Spanish conversation at 10 a.m., bingo at 1 p.m., with doors open at 12 p.m., improver line dance at 1 p.m. and crafters meet at 1 p.m. Call 493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. NEW HOPE FOR Widows and Widowers has lunch connections to meet with others of similar loss, (going Dutch) the second Thursday of the month at 11:45 a.m. Call Fran at 250-497-7850 or Evelyn at 250-770-

7865 for location and to reserve your spot. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS NIGHT group meets at 8 p.m. on 150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. The Okanagan Falls group meets at 8 p.m. at 5328 Hawthorne St., and the men’s book study group runs at 7:30 p.m. at 102-1825 Main St. ANAVETS has dropin pool and 269 dart club at 7 p.m. at 257 Brunswick St. LEGION LADIES’ lunch brunch will meet at the Copper Mug Pub at 409- 1301 Main St. ELKS has drop-in fun darts starting at 7:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome, and non-members open to join. FRATERNAL ORDER of the Eagles will be having Joseph’s famous pizza from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by music trivia by Quality Affordable Music. PENTICTON MS SOCIETY will be hosting Rick Kent, well-known athlete, phtographer and inspirational speaker, to talk about his journey before and after being diagnosed with MS. Those suffering from MS and others invited to join at Fibonacci Roastery and Cafe at noon. PENTICTON WRITERS AND Publishers meets every third Thursday at the Leir House at 7 p.m. If you love or want to write, come join us. For more info, contact Penny Smith at 250-494-2299.

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August 3 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 UBLIC P ENTICTON 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 prewalkers and help him or her develop early language skills. Call Julia Cox at 250-770-7783 for more information. CARE CLOSET THRIFT Store at 574 Main St. has weekly specials and silent auctions. Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers always welcome. PENTICTON SENIORS Drop-in Centre has chess at 12 p.m. AL-ANON MEETS AT the Oasis United Church at 2964 Skaha Lake Rd. from 6 to 7 p.m. For info call 250-490-9272. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 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 3rd St. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30

p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday at noon at 361 Wade Ave. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has daily lunches from Monday to Thursday, with fish and chips on Friday. ELKS has drop-in pool

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tional spotlight as the controversy over the apples is discussed by media outlets of every description. “We always knew it would be somewhat controversial. But did we know it was going to get this much media attention? I don’t know that we really expected that,” said Carter. “In the last couple of years as it (the marketability of the apples) has come closer, we did know that mainstream press was going to be interested. Then with social media, and all the people with news websites, there is a lot of opportunity for a lot of stuff to get written.” Though he is concerned about the challenge of working against what he calls “a proliferation of pseudo science,” Carter is taking the cliché “any press is good press” to heart. “There is some good, some bad, some in the middle, but it is all educating the world about what we are up to, so that is good,” said Carter. “At the end of the day, an Arctic apple is just an apple. It’s an apple that has all the same proteins as apples, it has all the nutritional composition of apples, it’s just an apple. People sure like to make it seem that it is a lot more than that. “It is very polarized; there are people that are against and have drawn that line in the sand, and no matter how much educating we do, we are never going to convince them.” Many people, even inside the fruit industry, Carter said, question the need for a non-browning apple. The B.C. Fruit Growers Association and the U.S. Apple Association have both spoken out against the apples, though their concern is not about the science, but rather that a genetically modi¿ed apple would harm public perception of all apples as a healthy fruit. However, Carter thinks that he is winning the battle for public perception, citing the bene¿ts for the grower, the fruit packer, retailer and consumer of an apple that doesn’t turn brown when bruised, bitten or cut. “If anything, we think that things are going better than we expected on that front,” said Carter. “We have an awful lot of people interested in this product. A lot of very big companies and major players in the food services business.”


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mendous amount of work in just over a week.” But even though it is much hotter now, Kindred said that didn’t deter the volunteers that came out to help on July 21. “Even when the heat got to 32 degrees, folks just weren’t slowing down. We brought in a cooler and ice and more water and folks just kept on working,” she said. “There is a lot of enthusiasm, a lot of excitement, about getting this house underway again.” Even though they are now some two to three months behind their planned schedule, Kindred said they still hope to have the family in the house before the end of the year. “We are still pressing for completion by winter. This family was selected in 2011 and if we get them in by winter, they will have been very patient and worked very hard and waited for two years to get into this house,” said Kindred.

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When they were selected, John Draus and April Tuford, along with their daughter Chloe, were the youngest family chosen so far by the local Habitat chapter, which is now on their third project. Chloe has now been joined by a younger brother. “Chloe is two and Nathan will be a year old in September, so there will be two very tiny children in this home.” While the weather has been a challenge, Kindred said there is an even bigger challenge facing the project. “We also have to do fundraising. We have some funds in place, and we have donated materials, discounted materials and labour coming from both professionals and volunteers,” said Kindred. “But we are still going to have to ¿gure out how much material we have to buy. We are going to have to do some signi¿cant fundraising by the end of the year.”

Fundraising, said Kindred, is an ongoing challenge — one that is getting harder. “It is sad that we are simply in the situation, not only here in North America, but everywhere, where there is not enough money available for providing affordable housing for folks,” she said. “We are in a situation where more and more is being placed on the shoulders of civil society as governments are divesting themselves of services that were offered earlier. We are seeing a shift in the kind of money that is available for a lot of the things we need to provide a healthy and happy society for ourselves.” Folks wishing to help fund Habitat projects or join up as volunteers are always welcome, Kindred said, adding that they can be contacted via email at info@habitatsouthokanagan.ca or by phone at 250-487-4888.

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After a wetter than expected spring, work is ¿nally underway once more on the Habitat for Humanity project in Penticton. The slab that will form the Àoor of the environmentally friendly home on Huth Avenue was ¿nally laid in mid-June and on July 21, volunteer crews were able to begin the framing work. “We are going vertical, we are so happy. We have been hanging out at the horizontal stage since last fall,” said Merle Kindred, chair of the South Okanagan Habitat for Humanity chapter. A small work crew returned to work on the building last week to ¿nish the framing, in hopes of beginning work on the roof before the end of July. “It is beginning to look like a house, there are some walls up,” said Lynn Popoff, vice-chair of the chapter. The group had planned to do some preliminary work on the build starting in April, with plans to lay the Àoor slab in May when the weather improved. But Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating. “Given the kind of spring we had, we weren’t able to lay the slab until the middle of June,” said Kindred. After that was in and curing, Kindred said, they had to organize materials and volunteers. “The earliest we were able to start the framing of the walls was July 21. But if we can get the walls up in a week Àat and we can get the roof well underway, we will have done a tre-

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VINCENTE PULIDO of Penticton, left, was in tough against Prince Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Morgan Littlechild in the opening bout of the Battlefield Fight League 17 held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Saturday. Pulido lost his match early in the first round. BFL promoter Jay Golshani said he is in talks to bring the event back to Penticton in the fall upon approval.

Penticton ďŹ ghters get mixed results Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

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THE HISTORIC St. Stephen’s Church (above) and railcar from which Pierre Trudeau displayed his infamous Salmon Arm Salute (below) are among the attractions at Three Valley Gap

out thereof, is smiling as he surveys all that lies in front of him. Of course, has this scene taken place exactly 30 years ago, Trudeau’s smile would have been replaced by a scowl and his famous Trudeau Salute, the one¿ngered wave he gave to protesters in Salmon Arm as he and his sons crossed Canada in this very railcar that sits today in the Three Valley Gap roundhouse. The train museum is just part of what makes Three Valley Gap such a unique destination. It is attached to the popular heritage ghost town (complete with a working saloon) and the 200-room Three Valley Lake Chateau, which includes a restaurant with darned-good homecooked fare, an indoor pool and hot tub, a billiards table (free to use), a cafeteria, indoor and outdoor gardens and a sandy beach on the impressive lake (though the beach was under water when we visited, thanks to the remnants of a soggy June. The Bell family has spent decades building the now-famous resort, its’ trademark redpeaked roofs suddenly and impressively bursting from the valley as one rounds a ¿nal corner on Highway 1 from the west. While the Trudeau railcar remains foremost in my memory, the ghost town is what attracts most — and, with 25

historic buildings with fascinating background, it’s easy to see why. These include St. Stephen’s Church, built in 1886 in Field, B.C., and moved to the ghost town in 1965, where it was dedicated by then highways minister Phil Gaglardi. There is also Trapper Joe’s Cabin, the rustic abode of a legendary trapper in the Eagle Pass area — and so much more. One of the more fascinating structures is a replica of the CB Hume General Store, the original of which was built in 1892. Inside the store, there is ephemera aplenty at which to marvel, from “crackers for 10 cents a pound” to magazine ads peddling rubber bathing suits that are “modest yet alluring.” Also included is the ghost town is the antique auto museum, fea-

turing 16 vehicles from 1902 to 1931, and the Monashee mine exhibit, featuring mining tools through generations. And, there is a beautiful replicated opera house and the Transportation Building, which houses communications relics of days-gone-by. My kids loved handling the old phones — even if they had no clue how to use a rotary model. They loved the typewriters. They loved those mysterious music devices that predate iPods. “Dad! It’s a record player!” my daughter shouted as she came across the familiar (to me) turntable and needle. “Is it working?” I asked from across the room. “I don’t know,” she replied with a pause. “Can you show me how to use it?”

The hotel itself, the Three Valley Lake Chateau, is epic in its structure (and its maze of routes to and from rooms, the pool, the restaurant and the gardens will delight kids who like an adventure). It is not fancy. It is not ultra-modern. It is extremely clean (I have yet to ¿nd a comparable hotel bathroom as spotless) and it does ¿t in perfectly with the down-home theme the Bell family has successfully built amid some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth. Three Valley Lake Chateau also operates Beardale Castle, west of the hotel in Craigellachie, of Last Spike fame. The castle is a meticulously sculpted miniature land, featuring areas devoted to Mother Goose nursery rhymes, a 1950s Canadian Prairie town, a medieval German town and more.


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WE OFFER Competitive Wages & Full Benefits Please e-mail resumes: amanda@supersave.ca or Fax: 604.534.3811 Super Save is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.

CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS WANTED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Please forward resume to info@torqueindustrial.com or Fax: 250-775-6227 www.torqueindustrial.com EXCEL Homes is an established Calgary new home builder building in Calgary and the surrounding community. As one of Calgary’s leading builders, we provide our customers with high quality, innovative, and sustainable home solutions. Excel is looking for Framing Contractors for single family homes as well as all construction positions within the company. Make the move and build your career with Excel Homes! Contact careers@excelhomes.ca for more information or visit our website: www.excelhomes.ca.

Needed immediately: full time journeyman/painter or qualified apprentice at Armstrong Collision. Competitive pay & incentive bonuses. Please call 250-546-3300 or fax resume to: 250-546-3376 or email: armstrongcollision@telus.net

Firearms

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

Len (250)486-8800 lenmass@gmail.com

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

Furniture 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.

Moving & Storage

Garage Sales

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

Moving Sale! August 4th & 5th, 8am-Noon, 6015 Joy Ave. Trout Creek. YARD Sale! Sat. July 28th 9am - 12pm. 135 Evergreen Crescent. Toys, books, games, dvds, housewares. All in good condition.

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 STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel, 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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

Stereo / DVD / TV 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

Real Estate Business for Sale 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.

Trades, Technical

Real Estate

Rentals

Rentals Commercial/ Industrial

For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

1brm Exec. 2 ba, Downtown Front St. 1 block from lake and park, secure parking, $1000. Call Dennis @ Realty Exec. (250)493-4372

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

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 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

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

Houses For Sale ******* 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

Lots Conklin Ave. Easy building lot for sale, 3brm house plan included. (250)492-3593 or cell (250)809-6972 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 ✰

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

Recreational Beachfront 2bdrm Cabin on Okanagan lake, Westside Rd. No hydro. $40,000. 250-5493366 or 250-838-6055.

Other Areas 20 ACRES- Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee! Free Color Brochure. 1-800-755-8953. www.sunsetranches.com

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent TOWNHOUSES 296 & 298 Maple St. 3 or 4 bdrm - 2½ bath 159-1458 Penticton Ave. 3 bdrm, w/full basement 250-490-1215 250-486-3791

Vaagen Fibre Canada is seeking Certified Millwrights, Electricians and Welders to join our team in Midway, BC. Millwrights: candidates require a Red Seal (Inter-provincial) ticket with preference given to sawmill experience and a welding certificate. Electricians: candidates require a Red Seal (Inter-provincial) ticket with preference given to sawmill, PLC programming and troubleshooting experience. Welders: candidates require A or B ticket with preference given to sawmill, fabrication and construction experience. Candidates must be highly motivated with a commitment to safety, good communication and interpersonal skills, and be open to rotating work schedules. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Fax resume to: 250-449-2907 We are an equal opportunity employer.

Commercial/ Industrial 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

Sporting Goods

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

Duplex / 4 Plex 2br, 2 ba, suite in 4 unit bldg. , in Summerland, walking. dist. to dwntn., 50+, N/P, N/S, W/D, F/S. $850/mo. +util. (250)4850125, cell (250) 535-0964 KEREMEOS. Built in 2007, 1200 s/f 2 bdr + den home, one level. 2 full baths, dbl garage, fenced back yard, 6 appl., a/c. NS/ NP. $1,100 + utilities. Ref & 1 yr lease. 250-4862229 SUMMERLAND. seniors 55+, retire with us! Bright spacious 2-bdrm townhome wonderfully updated in quiet area of town, walking distance to everything you need. Huge balcony, private yard. $860/mo includes garden/ lawn care and lots of parking. On-site owner, N/S, N/P, references, credit check. 250-404-0327 or 490-1739.

Homes for Rent 1155 Matson Ave., Pent. 3bdrm, huge yard, $1300/mo., #120-3004 Sth. Main. Townhome, 3brd, + 2 den, 2.5 ba, 2 prkg, bsmt, fenced yard, $1200/mo. VJ (250)490-1530 #119 & #120- 004 South Main St., rent or rent to own, trade ? 3bdrm+den, full basement, fenced backyard, $1200/m0., call Vijay (250)490-1530

Sporting Goods

FOR SALE - ROAD BICYCLES 2012 Norco CRR-SL Med SRAM Red, Mavic wheels, 16.5 lbs, full carbon, $2400 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

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

RENTALS (250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Naramata: Lrg. 1 Bdrm above Fairview Rd.: Large 1 Bdrm on ground bsmt suite, f/s, d/w, w/d, f/p, top floor, f/s, w/d, d/w, m/w, pkg. garage. Deck with extraordinary small quiet bldg, no pets. $775.00 view. $900.00 incl. utilities. incl. water. Property Management

MONDAY - FRIDAY

Front Street Realty

Property Management #2 Front St., Penticton, B.C.

250-492-2233 ASK FOR DEBBIE

APARTMENTS

132 POWER STREET 2 bed, completely reno., fr/st, incl. utilities. Avail. NOW........ $900.00 HOUSE / DUPLEX / TOWNHOUSE

296 KINNEY AVENUE (NEW) ....................$1,350.00 3 bed, 3 bath townhouse, 5 appl., c/a, fenced yard, dbl grg. Avail. NOW CHURCHILL AVENUE .....................................$1,250.00 3 bed duplex with 5 appliances. Avail. NOW 112 REGINA AVENUE ....................................$1,400.00 3 bed townhouse, 3 bath, 5 appl. Full unfinished basement. Fenced backyard, single garage w/2 extra parking stalls. Avail. Oct.

REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $625 $695

One bdrm apartments, children welcome, f, s, a/c, elevator, covered parking. Cat ok. Avail. NOW/ Aug. 1 (EFR) 1 bdrm grd flr incl utilities, f,s, patio, some reno’s close to library and bus route. Avail. Aug. 15 (PC6)

HOUSES: $900

Grd level 2 bdrm + den in 4plex, f,s, w.d, d/w, basement near Elem. school. Avail. NOW (H691-4) $950 Upper duplex 2 bdrm + den, 1 bath, f,s, d/w, w.d, 1 yr lse req’d, no pets, no smoking. Avail. Aug. 1 (H710-2) $1000 Renovated, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, upper level duplex near mall, 5 appliances, laminate floors. Avail. Sept. 1 (H721-2) $1350 3 bdrm + den, 2.5 bath, unfinished bsmt, 5 appl, close to dwntwn. Avail. Aug. 1 (H727) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - www.rentalspenticton.com Only qualified applicants will be contacted.


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Transportation

Transportation

Transportation

Homes for Rent

Auto Accessories/Parts

Recreational/Sale

Trucks & Vans

1994 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Motor Home â&#x20AC;&#x153;Triple E Editionâ&#x20AC;? Perfect Cond. Low Mileage, price for quick sale $10,000 obo. 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 WinďŹ eld. Call 403-391-6485. A Steal! 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; M.H Class A 79 Harley. Mechanics tools! $5800. 250-308-7916 after 6.

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 2002 Chev 3/4 ton heavy duty, club cab dura-max diesel, Auto, good cond., Asking $9000. (250)809-6708 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 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.

2bdrm house, f/s, apartment sized w/d, deck, shed, ns, $1000+util., (250)493-3932

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

3bdrm, 1ba+ rec rm, laundry down, Dunc/Colum. area, long term, garden friendly tenant, ref req., $1150+util., viewing Aug. 13-17, avail., Aug. 20, 1604-816-8582 3 bdrm, + den, 2ba, updated home on corner lot with private fenced backyard. Family friendly yard with swing set and treehouse in large cherry tree. 2 sheds and parking off back lane. Desirable family neighbourhood, short walk to IGA and middle school. Newer appliances. N/S, N/P. $1450/mo. +util. Avail Sept 1st. 250-493-8925 Keremeos, 1 bdrm house avail, orchard setting, $450/mo., Cell 250-499-0558.

Auto Financing

Boats

Save 40-50% of your rent Own your own home! With as low as $0 down. Call today 250-809-5004 Charlie Brooks

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Suites, Lower 1-bdrm, brand new, above ground, laundry, quiet area, Vernon Easthill, a/c, $800+util, small pet ok, (250)308-6374

Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, 3 brm. townhouse, #123-3004 South Main., ref, reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, F/S, W/D, N/S, N/P, $1200 incl. util. (250)493-9229 or Cell (250)462-5775

Transportation

Winter tires on rims, $20 each, were on Plymouth Voyager van, 250-276-4776

Cars - Domestic

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Cars - Domestic 1998 Pont. 2dr, SunďŹ re GT, 4cyl, 5spd, Cheap on gas! $950 OBO (250)462-3505

Cars - Sports & Imports

Auto Accessories/Parts

Dealer #9968 Sale $199,000

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

Townhouses

Stk#2817

white 1975 TR-6 Hard & soft top, V6, auto, 250-492-2294 WILL sell or consider trade 1988 Jaguar Sovereign for boat and trailer of comparable value. $4800. 250-486-0141

Scrap Car Removal

18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bayliner, 188hp, i/o motor, w/trailer. exc/cond, $4500 (250)542-4913 1999 MacGregor 26X power sailor & trailer, 50hp Honda, lots of extras, must be seen, $18,500, (250)404-3220 2002 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Campion, 5L, 178 hours, $16,900 obo. Mint. (250)549-3344 Sailboat, 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; BayďŹ eld 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

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

Adult Escorts

Trucks & Vans

Let Skyler make your summer a scorcher, 24/7, out/in, 250809-3733, Penticton

2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, ac/pw/pl, 7 pass, 191,000 kms, $5000 obo 250-307-0002

Cars - Domestic

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims are required to be sent to the Executor of the Estate at 101-123 Martin Street, Penticton British Columbia, V2A 7X6, on or before August 31,2012, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims of which the Executor has notice.

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21,800

2002 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SPORT 7 PASSENGER VAN

2nd Row bucket seats. Only 96,600 kms on this extremely clean trade-in. 3.1L V6 engine, rear air conditioning, new tires and in great mechanical condition. Hard to ďŹ nd a nicer one! GOLD. $ P1154A

8,880

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ON THE SPOT FINANCING O.A.C.

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 the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Please note that all submissions are a matter of public record. Those persons with special hearing, language or access needs should contact City Hall at 250-490-2400 prior to the meeting. The above mentioned bylaw and supporting information may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up to and including Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in the offices of the Development Services Department and Corporate Administration Department at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton; Penticton Public Library (hours vary), 785 Main Street, Penticton and the Penticton Community Centre (hours vary), 325 Power Street, Penticton or online at http://www.penticton.ca/EN/meta/city-news/latest-news.html. Anthony Haddad Director of Development Services


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