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COLOURFUL DISPLAY — Goh Ballet Youth Company Dancers Sorami Moriyama (right) and Katelyn Iacovone perform in the traditional Chinese dance Red Ribbon at the first Children’s Showcase event at the Cleland Theatre Sunday. The next in the series is A Christmas Carol on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m., also at the Cleland. This marks the 29th anniversary of the Showcase program which brings worldclass performances to Penticton. Mark Brett/Western News


Dated allegations of homophobic and other off-colour remarks to students in his classroom may soon catch up to a Penticton teacher. Miko McGrady should learn by the end of the month what, if any, sanctions he will face for a string of a comments he allegedly made to his students from December 2009 to June 2010 while working as a French immersion teacher at Penticton Secondary School. According to a citation issued by the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch: ■ McGrady told a female student he smelled because he slept with her mother the previous night and hadn’t yet showered. ■ In response to a comment by an openly gay male student, McGrady said in French, “I hate fags.” ■ An openly gay male student was singled out when McGrady referred to him as “amboyant.”

■ McGrady remarked to his class that a female student who was absent might have had “morning sickness.” ■ Besides inappropriate remarks about other teachers, McGrady also made inappropriate comments about students’ sexual activity and use of drugs and alcohol. A nine-day disciplinary hearing into the matter was set to begin Monday, but was cancelled last week after a proposed resolution was reached between McGrady and the Teacher Regulation Branch, which is expected to approve the pact later this month. In the meantime, McGrady is still “employed in the district,” conrmed Okanagan Skaha School District superintendent Wendy Hyer. She said the district investigated, and substantiated, the allegations, then passed on its ndings to the Teacher Regulation Branch for disciplinary action. Hyer noted, however, that the matter is a “personnel issue” and therefore she was not able “to discuss specics with the public.”


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The superintendent also declined to conrm where McGrady works because, “I don’t want reporters phoning him at the school and harassing him at the school.” McGrady is listed on the KVR Middle School website as one of its Grade 7 French immersion teachers. Hyer said if parents of McGrady’s current or past students “have a specic concern, they could bring it forward and it would be investigated, as it would be in any other case.” Reached via email, McGrady said he was not able to comment on the matter due to issues around condentiality. Okanagan Skaha Teachers’ Union president Leslea Pryde said the process has been hard on the educator. “It’s pretty difcult for him, but he’s working, he’s doing the best he can,” she said. Pryde said that despite the school district’s ndings, the allegations are still unproven in the union’s view, and she noted the cancellation of the disciplinary hearing will limit McGrady’s

ability to clear his name. The most dated allegations are almost three years old now, and Pryde said the delay in getting the matter to a hearing was partly caused by the dissolution of the B.C. College of Teachers, and the subsequent creation in January of the Teacher Regulation Branch due to concerns about the college’s impartiality. Ministry of Education spokesperson Scott Sutherland said neither the branch nor the ministry would comment on McGrady’s case until his proposed consent resolution agreement has been signed by the branch commissioner during meetings Oct. 30-31. According to the Teacher Regulation Branch’s website, the consent agreement process is voluntary and should result in an agreed statement of facts and “some action against the individual’s certicate or certain conditions on his or her practice.” Such actions could range from a reprimand to a suspension of McGrady’s teaching certicate.

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Penticton Liberals cast ballots Saturday ingness to stand for the position. On Saturday, Liberal party members will gather at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre to choose which will stand in the next election. All four are high-prole members of the community, something that didn’t come as a surprise for Denesiuk, a former school trustee and president of the B.C. School Trustees Association. “I fully expected this would be a highly sought after nomination,” said

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With less than a week to go before the vote, the four candidates vying for the position of Liberal nominee for the Penticton riding are all feeling condent. After B.C. Liberal MLA Bill Barisoff announced in late August that he would not be running for re-election in 2013, Connie Denesiuk, Mark Ziebarth, Janice Perrino and Dan Ashton all announced their will! IN DS ST RY EN 31 R R HU ER BE



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Perrino. “I know them all and I like them all. These are good people. I’ve got my challenge there with them, I hope they are feeling the same way about me.” All four candidates said they worked hard recruiting new Liberal members to the party. According to Randy Kowalchuk, president of the riding association, the number of members has increased by about 70 per cent to 1,500. “We are thrilled to have such strong candidates vying for the nomination,” said Kowalchuk. “It’s a grassroots example of the belief in the Liberal party.” Ziebarth is cautiously condent about getting the word out to lots of people and said he has provided riding members with a clear choice. While public service is to the others’ credit, he notes that he is the only person in the race who has not put in government service. “I’ve done other things. I am the only one who has truly created jobs and added to the economy in that regard by building businesses,” said Ziebarth, noting that the B.C. Liberals are a free enterprise coalition party. “I am the person who wants to increase the size of the economic pie and am most likely able to do so, because I have done it before.” Ashton, too, said his team has been working hard, recruiting new Liberal party members and getting the word out. He was last to declare, explaining that he wanted to be sure of his support base rst. “I am comfortable with where I am at right now, in the sense of the response that I have got,” said Ashton. For her part, Denesiuk has been organizing forum-style meetings for party members to meet and question her. “I have no idea how many people will take advantage of those meetings, but for me, making

those times available is important, because I think that sets the tone for even after the election,” said Denesiuk, highlighting the provincial experience and government contacts she developed during her term as BCSTA president. “That’s my style. My style is to be open and collaborative, so that’s why I want to begin the process even now.” Perrino and Ashton both point to their experience as mayors as evidence of their suitability as a Liberal candidate. “I know what it means to have involvement with the MLA, understanding what happens at the government level and to be involved with our communities,” said Perrino. “It is absolutely essential that our MLA realizes what happens at the community level.” “I have been standing on my record of my scal prudence and actually getting things done. I’ve kept my promises,” said Ashton. Teamwork, he said, has been key. “You have to go in and work as a team and you have to be receptive to be able to do that. That’s why it is so important that somebody actually had government experience or some life experience around that, being in governance in a leadership position.” “If you handicap the race, Connie and I are at a disadvantage when it comes to name brand recognition and pictures in the paper,” said Ziebarth. “But that is not who we are talking to. We are only talking to those Liberal members in the riding.” Liberal party members go to the polls on Saturday at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. Voting starts about 10:30 a.m., after each of the candidates has given a ve-minute speech. The Liberal polls close at 3 p.m. and Kowalchuk expects to name their new candidate just after 4 p.m.

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Liquor branch rejects store relocation Joe Fries Western News Staff

B.C.’s Liquor Control and Licensing Branch has denied an application to move the Three Gables Liquor Store out of Penticton’s downtown core. It was one of two relocation applications from private liquor store owners in this city that the agency has ruled on this year. The other, which was approved, cleared the way for the Cherry Lane Liquor Store to possibly move out of its stand-alone building and into the mall. In 2010, the LCLB adopted a new policy that prevents private liquor retailers from relocating to within one kilometre, as the crow ies, of a competitor, except under a narrow set of conditions. Those conditions include redevelopment of a retailer’s leased location or the presence of a large barrier between the proposed site and those of rivals. Licensees wishing to relocate on such grounds must apply to the LCLB for discretion. Written decisions on the two Penticton relocations, signed by deputy general manager Cheryl Caldwell, were released under freedom of information legislation. According to the June 2012 decision on Three Gables, licensee Harbans Randhawa argued that moving from 360 Martin St. to a new building at the corner of Fairview Road and Calgary Avenue would have reduced market saturation in the downtown core. The applicant also argued that

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AN APPLICATION to move the Three Gables Liquor Store out of Penticton’s downtown has been denied by the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch.

although the new location would be just 0.94 kilometres from its nearest private-sector rival, the Government Street Liquor Store, a sufcient barrier is provided by Main Street to preserve each shop’s market share. Randhawa noted that Three Gables’ current home is no longer cost effective to renovate and needs to be torn down, and that the move would allow her to operate in a new building in which she has a nancial interest. Caldwell wrote that the arguments were “not sufciently dis-

tinct to warrant an exercise of discretion.” She ruled that Main Street does not constitute a natural barrier, because it features “ample intersections and crossings,” and further, the desire to move to a new building “is not unique as many licensees would like to move to more attractive locations.” Mal Randhawa, who spoke on Harbans’ behalf, said they are considering appealing the decision in court. The LCLB’s “main concern is

I’m going to be affecting the viability and market certainty of Government Street Liquor Store. Does that really make sense?” Mal said. “They are protecting one store in Penticton, and they are not really concerned about the certainty and the viability of Three Gables and Clancy’s (Liquor Store) that are sitting face to face” on Martin Street. Three Gables’ application was vigorously opposed by some competitors, including the owner of the Government Street Liquor Store, who started a petition this spring to

block it. Meanwhile, the LCLB accepted Cherry Lane Liquor Store’s argument that its landlord’s desire to redevelop its current, stand-alone home on one corner of the mall’s parking lot warrants an exception to the one-kilometre buffer rule. According to the January 2012 decision, the store could be forced to move inside the mall because the landlord wishes to convert its current location into a gas station with convenience store. The liquor store’s new home would then be constructed from unwanted space currently occupied by Save-OnFoods. While Caldwell wrote that another private liquor retailer, Barley Mill Cold Beer and Wine Store, is just 0.62 kilometres away, she ruled that the two businesses already operate in close quarters, so moving Cherry Lane Liquor Store a “minimal distance” into the mall “would not increase market concentration in the area.” Cherry Lane Liquor Store owner Bill Irvine said he couldn’t comment on a possible move because he’s still in negotiations with mall management. The liquor store is partially hidden from view by the now-closed Save-On-Foods gas bar, which was described as “problematic” by Gary Leaman, general manager of Cherry Lane shopping centre. Leaman said he is still studying options for that corner of the mall property, including removing the gas bar entirely or rebuilding with a proper convenience store, but, “We don’t have a denitive plan.”

Teen’s pimp fears for his safety behind bars Kristi Patton Western News Staff

Death threats and security concerns have a Penticton man who was found guilty of sexual assaulting and pimping out his stepdaughter on high alert. “There are security concerns at KRCC (Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre), as a result he is under 23-hour lockdown,” said defence counsel James Pennington. “Basically he had his life threatened.” It is why the stepfather, who cannot be identied because of a publication ban to protect the teenage girl, asked his counsel to bring forward an application requesting to appear via video for his sentencing rather than be transferred from KRCC to Penticton. In August, the stepfather was found guilty

of 10 charges including three counts of sexual assault, two counts of living on the avails of prostitution and sexual exploitation. “If he is going to be transported, there is no safeguard because he simply is placed in a holding room for who knows how many hours. There are some security concerns here (Penticton) that have to be addressed as well,” said Pennington. Staff Sgt. Tracey Biro of the Penticton Sheriff’s Department spoke at the application hearing on Monday, stating he was told by ofcers at KRCC the stepfather had been unco-operative with them. Biro stated the stepfather “has a huge issue with authority” and that there was a problem at the Penticton courthouse during the trial. Although it wasn’t made clear what the problem was in Penticton, it could be linked to an inci-

dent in the court lockup where the stepfather’s glasses were broken. If the stepfather was going to appear in person for his sentencing, Biro said they would need more resources to deal with him. Biro ultimately requested the stepfather appear by video, but said they would have to deal with it if he does appear in person. Crown counsel Wendy Kavanagh believes the stepfather should be physically in the courtroom for his sentencing as she expects it to be “quite lengthy.” She told Judge Gregory Korturbash the stepfather should also be present because of the severity of his charges. Kavanagh suggested the sentencing could be moved to Kelowna where there is less concern of security within the courthouse. Pennington also put forward an application

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that his client would be seeking extra credit for the time he has already spent behind bars awaiting trial and sentencing. Typically this has been given on a one-to-one basis ever since an amendment was made to the criminal code that eliminated a two-to-one ratio for pre-sentencing custody that effectively cut a sentence in half. Now an offender can only receive up to 1.5 to one credit, where circumstances are justied. Korturbash said he would give his decision on whether or not the stepfather can appear by video for sentencing when he formally hears the third application from defence, which is asking for the stepfather’s Interior Health records. A second application was also brought to the court on Monday, with the defence asking for KRCC records in regards to the stepfather. The matter was put over, but no date has been set.

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Despite the addition of new options and public forums, the most vocal opponent of plans to make over the city’s Okanagan Lake waterfront remains convinced that Penticton’s municipal leaders are not interested in public opinion on the issue. Clifford Martin was joined Saturday morning by about 50 other people on Lakeshore Drive to talk strategy for this coming Wednesday’s public forum on four options for revitalization of the waterfront between the giant peach and the SS Sicamous. The rst two options presented to the public called for changes to trafc ow, the elimination of angle parking, and came with an estimated cost of $7 million over and above the $1.2 million in grant money that’s available for the project. Those options prompted Martin’s rst rally in August, which led to the creation of a pair of less expensive options that would basically spruce up what’s there now. Martin said he remains convinced that city ofcials will nd a way to “sneak” elements of the rst two options into the more modest visions proposed later to “basically get their own way.” “Maybe I’m wrong, but it seems to me they’re more concerned about their self-pride and image than they are of what is benecial and positive for Penticton,” Martin said. Not so, countered Mayor Dan Ashton. “Everybody’s entitled to their own opinions, but I can tell you that’s the furthest thing from the truth,” he said. “And I think it’s time that some people in that group started listening to what’s been said.” Ashton stressed that all four options are still on the table, and further, that the proposals “didn’t come from the city, they came from the people” who attended public input sessions. Martin, who said he works as a mechanic, didn’t invite any politicians to Saturday’s protest and said he has no interest in seeking ofce. “Nope. I’m just pissed off,” he said, adding that some of his supporters will take legal action if necessary “to stop the city from this charade.” Car buffs, who want to preserve angle parking and their ability to cruise in both directions along Lakeshore Drive, turned out in force on Saturday. Daryl Waterman rolled up in his classic pickup truck and said the more extravagant of the proposed changes are aimed at tourists who come in droves at the peak of the summer season. “After that, we just go back to sleepy Penticton, and we want to stay the way we are,” said Waterman, a member of the Okanagan Rodtiques Car Cub. He acknowledged he might be “a little old-school in some ways,” but said he would like to see smaller improvements along the Lakeshore strip like landscaping and lighting. Bailey Styles, 19, was one of the younger faces at

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CLIFFORD MARTIN chats with a supporter on Saturday at a rally he organized to help block sweeping changes that he fears the city is bent on making to the Okanagan Lake waterfront. A public forum on the issue is scheduled for tonight at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre.

the rally and said the proposed waterfront revitalization is a hot-button topic in her crowd. “All my friends think it’s an awful idea. It’s wasting money the city doesn’t have to waste,” said Styles, who grew up in Penticton and is attending dance school in Vancouver. Styles, who would support improvements to the waterfront pathway, said her generation is equally as red up as the older set, although perhaps less visibly so because, “We’re just busier.” Public displays of all four options for Okanagan Lake waterfront revitalization are on display today at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre from noon to 6 p.m. City staff and members of the Waterfront Select Committee will be available to answer questions at the sessions. Tonight’s moderated public forum will go from 6-8:30 p.m. It will kick off with a presentation of the options, followed by a comment and question period. Anyone wishing to speak will have to sign up before 6 p.m.

Police and United Way warn of scam Western News Staff

A fraudulent charity scam has United Way and RCMP warning Penticton and South Okanagan residents to be wary of door-todoor solicitations. “The suspects usually attend a residence claiming to be raising funds and taking donations for the United Way,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk in a press release. “The suspects, who appear well dressed and sincere, offer to sell Tim Hortons or other gift cards as part of the fundraising.” The scam has recently surfaced in Salmon Arm and surrounding communities, with door-to-door solicitors skimming debit and credit card info. RCMP said when the victim agrees to donate or pur-

chase a card, the suspect produces what looks like a handheld debit/ credit machine for payment and a receipt is issued. “Unbeknownst to the victim, their bank account information is entered into the handheld skimming device, giving the suspect complete access to the victim’s bank account and PIN number,” said Moskaluk. “Several thousand dollars have already been stolen from victims of this scam in the Salmon Arm area alone.” Riley Gettens, director of resource development for the United Way in the South Okanagan, said perpetrators have been reported going door-to-door in the Shuswap and Vernon areas. “Although there are no reports of this happening in the South

Okanagan Similkameen, the United Way in our region wants to remind the public that it does not canvas door-to-door. Nor do we offer rewards to donors or use handheld card readers,” said Gettens. Anyone approached to donate at their door is asked to decline and then contact RCMP immediately on the non-emergency line. Those who fall victim are also asked to contact their bank to report the transactions. Gettens said those wanting to donate to the United Way can join them on Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m. for the rst annual Penticton Lakeside Resort United Way Drive Thru Breakfast. Make a donation and pick up a breakfast bag lled with prizes.

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Girl’s suicide shows a need for support


f only half of the outpouring of love and support directed towards Amanda Todd had come a week earlier, there’s a good chance the B.C. teen would still be alive today. The 15-year-old Port Coquitlam girl committed suicide last Wednesday, a month after posting a haunting video to YouTube detailing her years of abuse from harassment and bullying both at school and online. Todd posted the nine-minute video online at the beginning of September, showing her holding up a series of hand-written cards describing the anxiety and depression she was suffering. The video ends with her note: “I have nobody. I need someone.” The story of her tragic suicide has captured the attention of media around the world, and more than a dozen online memorials have been set up on Facebook, with one already boasting more than 500,000 “likes.” Police have about two dozen investigators sifting through leads to nd any evidence that could result in charges against individuals, while hundreds of tips are pouring into an email account set up by RCMP. While we hope police are successful in identifying those responsible for tormenting Todd, that will do nothing to prevent a repeat of this heartbreaking story. Coroner Barb McLintock said in order for her to make recommendations to prevent similar tragedies, issues ranging from school and mental health support, to cyber and social media bullying must be explored. We must all do all that we can to prevent any more young lives being needlessly cut short. Parents, please talk to your kids. Let them know they are loved and they always have somewhere to turn; and just as importantly, help them to understand pain that can be caused through words, and what we all stand to gain from their offering comfort and support to a classmate in need.


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Fantasies won’t keep ferries afloat It was a sunny Thanksgiving weekend when I took my rst all-transit trip from Victoria to Vancouver for a B.C. Lions football game. Despite all the doomsaying about people shunning ferries because of some media-determined “tipping point” in fares, you wouldn’t have guessed it that weekend. Articulated buses were jammed coming and going from the Tsawwassen terminal to the Canada Line. Returning to Vancouver Island on Sunday, I was struck by the crowds, and the low cost: SkyTrain, express bus, walkon passenger fare and express bus to Victoria totalled about $20. This explains the surge in walk-on trafc. BC Ferries issued bulletins advising rst that Tsawwassen’s parking lot and then Swartz Bay’s were full. The Tsawwassen First Nation’s shuttle parking next door was overowing, with cars tucked into every level space. And even with hourly sailings, the major route had plenty of vehicle trafc, with all available vessels running. Now the long, late summer is gone, and the political theatre resumes. Transportation Minis-

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B.C. Views ter Mary Polak picked up where the retiring Blair Lekstrom left off, reminding people that BC Ferries is going to deal with rising costs primarily by ceasing the practice of running vessels a third full or less. This comes as “consultation” begins with smaller ferry communities on where and when these sailings will be cut. And it follows the rst major price-cap decision by the newly empowered B.C. Ferry commissioner, Gord Macatee. He now can determine service levels as well as fares, which are permitted to rise about four per cent in each of the next three years. The NDP’s ferry critic,

North Coast MLA Garry Coons, has also decided to transition to his government pensions next year. But before he sails away, he has doubled his repertoire of outraged sound bites to two. Along with every coffeeshop know-it-all on the coast, Coons perpetually reminds us that ferries are “part of our highway system.” He remains convinced that this nancially illiterate cliché somehow deals with the fact that even a subsidy approaching $200 million this year can’t keep all those boats aoat forever. A family of four on a long driving trip faces similar price increases, when you factor in tolls, insurance, food and other costs beyond the fuel tank. But for some reason the “government” is supposed to provide special relief to those who choose the most inaccessible places to live. Coons’ latest tack is that BC Ferries has lost its way, trying to be a fancy cruise ship service instead of giving people basic transportation at an affordable price. That would be terrible if it were true. But those amenities on newer vessels are there because they make money, uti-

lizing staff who have to be on board anyway. As everyone but the NDP seems to grasp, the big costs are fuel, maintenance, and minimum crew levels to meet federal regulations, regardless of passenger revenue. I was reminded on the last busy weekend of the year that the new Coastal-class ferries kept vehicle capacity the same while increasing passenger space. This choice anticipated today’s travel reality nearly a decade ago. Good thing somebody was able to understand ferries as a business, as opposed to a welfare program for the reclusive and the rich. BC Ferries has already cut sailings on the TsawwassenDuke Point route. As described in an earlier column, this needlessly long run is the biggest boondoggle in BC Ferries history, a Dave Barrett-era payoff to the union that continues today. Changes will now come to other routes that minimize shifts and overtime, rather than inating them. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com.

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Confusion surrounds Okanagan Lake moorage Recently there has been a considerable amount of incorrect information and misunderstanding around the concept of a simple day moorage at the site of the SS Sicamous Inland Marine Museum. The day moorage is merely a proposal in the museum’s development plan drafted in 2010. Several options were included to enhance public use and enjoyment of the area. A key component, that has not been even mentioned, is to create a restoration facility in which volunteers, youth and others could be involved in projects such as restoration of the war canoes that have recently been jointly acquired by the Penticton Museum and the SS Sicamous Inland Marine Museum. As well, we have two vintage life boats plus one from CN

Tug #6, a vintage dinghy and a wood and canvas canoe that need restoration if they are to survive. Included was development of a moorage in the area of the rock groin to provide a staging area for the launch of small craft. It would also enable us to recreate an important part of Penticton’s heritage with war canoe races and other events, perhaps resurrect the Aquatic Days that were integral to the city’s past, display the watercraft which we have restored and host an antique boat show, which was a popular event here a few years ago and was lost for lack of a suitable facility. When not in use for such events, it could be used as a day moorage for people visiting Penticton, which would generate tourist activity benecial to the city

Funds make a difference

Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre (South Main Drop-In Centre) would like to acknowledge and thank the Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society for charity funds received from them. We are a non-prot society and all funding is greatly appreciated. This donation will provide new tables for our games room. Thank you for your support of South Main Drop-In Centre. The Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society does great service throughout our community. They also depend on volunteers for their success. We certainly do know and appreciate the value of volunteers and we applaud you all. Don Wilson, director Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Society

Getting your money’s worth

The recent column regarding councils “conscating” money from the residents and misusing it, is not uncommon and deserves attention for it causes long-lasting negative results. A case in point is the purchase of real estate with tax money collected from Osoyoos and area (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen) residents to purchase the Home Building Supply property for the purpose of moving the museum into it. Why this building was selected over other properties, if they were considered at all, is a point of question. What the foundation was regarding the purchase price is mysterious. Certainly at a time when everybody is aware of the slow and stagnant real estate market. The property was bought for $1,236,000 while the assessed value was only $736,000. That is a half million dollars over and beyond reason. A 60 per cent, call it a bonus, for the seller. A mouth-watering deal by any standards if it happens at all in Van-

in general and bring in revenue for maintenance and operation of the museum. In no way, shape or form do we want to see a “commercial marina” with long-term boat moorage, gas bar, etc. on the site. Nor do we want restaurants or similar facilities. Moving day moorage to the rock groin would also move boats away from the swimming area, which is the present situation. This is merely a concept, an idea, and not in any way a concrete plan. It would turn an area that is currently under-utilized into something that would benet all the public and the City of Penticton. It is our hope that the average citizens of Penticton will take the time to attend the public forum being held today at the

couver. It does not appear to have been on the open market. The taxpayers will be saddled with a tax levy of $21 to support this for a long time to come. A second case in point is not much money but still in the area of using conscated residents’ money inappropriately. An Alberta company ying huge jets across Canada needed $18,000 for a consultant to study possibilities for the airstrip in Osoyoos. They asked for $5,000 from the town of Osoyoos towards it. A majority of council agreed to provide the $5,000. That is thinking outside the box in this area. Just one more case in point is the $1,000,000 conscated from the residents of Osoyoos over a period of ve years which went to Destination Osoyoos for which zip benets were obtained.

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Club opposed to motorized traffic on KVR Trail This is an open letter to John Hawkings with Trails B.C. on the trails master plan for the Trans Canada Trail (KVR Trail). In a letter to the board of Regional District of OkanaganSimilkameen last year, the Penticton Adventurers Club went on record as being strongly opposed to any form of motorized trafc (including ATV and motor-bike) on the TCT (KVR Trail). Several members of the Penticton Adventurers Club attended the open house meeting on Sept. 18 in Naramata hosted by yourself. We viewed the proposal for a multi-use plan of the TCT (KVR) from Naramata to Chute Lake and were prepared to listen and present arguments for or against the proposed plan. We were not expecting to have the meeting taken over by several belligerent individuals who vehemently defended their right to drive any and all motor vehicles on the TCT (KVR Trail) without restriction. The attitude and tone of most speak-

Meat regulations lax

I have been reading with interest the news about the E. coli outbreak that happened at the same time that Health Canada was making news regarding the updated infant feeding guidelines recommending feeding six-month-old babies meat. I wonder how a six-month-old baby’s immune system would handle the deadly form of E. coli that is currently in our food system. I also love the way the media and politicians refer to the source of the E. coli as a contaminant. The truth is the source of the E. coli is the cows manure. I would like to use a more common word but I will be politically correct and use the word manure. If the meat did not come into contact with the cow manure, E. coli would not be a problem. They also do not mention that the feeding system used to produce the meat most Canadians eat uses grain or corn, which is not a natural food for cattle to eat. Cattle must be slowly introduced to corn and grain as a source of food otherwise they will die. The truth is that the grain diet slowly destroys the cattle’s own liver and digestive system. If they were not slaughtered they would probably not survive on a diet of grain. It is grain feeding that created the deadly strain of 0157H7 E. coli, grassfed beef do not have the same strain of E. coli. Little discussion is given to the fact that workers at XL were processing 4,500 cattle a day Broken down, that gave workers 35 seconds to gut a cow, change knives and get the next cow into position to start all over again. Cattle coming from feed lots are covered in manure, not only because they stand in their own manure up to their bellies at some lots, but also they are transported in double-decker trailers where the manure and urine ows down onto the cattle below. Don’t forget the manure is in the intestinal tract which is being removed from the animal, how many are split open spreading manure onto the worker, and work area? How many times do the workers not change knives? How can a worker ensure their own safety working under this pressure of time performance? Sharp knives, the threat of E. coli, and yet our agricultural minister says our system is working. Well, would it

ers was rude, loud and intimidating. Our members decided that there was no dialogue going on and were discouraged from presenting reasoned arguments for a ban on motorized trafc on a hiking/biking trail. Frankly, with so many members of the audience shouting down any opposition to truck and car trafc on the TCT (KVR Trail), we felt vulnerable. Since the TCT (KVR Trail) is designated as a trail administered by Recreation Sites and Trails B.C. (Ministry of Forests) and not a road administered the Ministry of Highways, we cannot understand why we ever got to a point where car and truck owners feel that they have an inalienable right to drive on it. It makes as much sense as our hiking club demanding the right to walk down the middle of any highway. The Trans Canada Trail within the Okanagan Valley is a tremendous asset that belongs to all British Columbians and indeed all Canadians.

not make more sense to test meat products before they are distributed to the public as opposed to after? In fact, Rick Holley, food science expert from the University of Manitoba, says that CFIA should not have a zero tolerance for the 0157H7 strain of E. coli, that the consumer should be aware of the risk and be cooking their meat to the correct temperature to kill the E. coli. In other words sanitize the manure so it is edible. Provincial plants do not even test for 0157H7 E. coli. About four per cent of all cattle have this deadly strain of E. coli. The U.S. has a zero tolerance, that is why the E. coli was discovered by the U.S. before it was discovered in Canada. What about the fact that meat touches your hands, your countertop and sometimes other food while it is packaged, transported and handled before it reaches the cooking surface. Should stores not have warnings to inform consumers that the meat is not tested for 0157H7 E. coli and the meat can contain life-threatening E. coli and needs to be handled like a toxic product? What about the fact that XL meats provides one-third of the beef products to Canada. Eighteen hundred products recalled. Tens of thousands of animals were killed only to be thrown into the dump. One-third, why such a monopoly? Money, that is why. Big business wants to own food, and they are getting very close to their goal. We need to go back to small business and slaughter houses such as we had before the government in their wisdom brought in regulations such as the meat inspector had to have a separate washroom from workers? If we had small slaughter houses, recalls would only affect a small quantity of meat as opposed to one-third of Canada’s beef supply. Hamburger would come from one cow instead of up to 10, 20 who knows how many different animals. Industrialization of our food puts us at risk every time we approach the meat counter at the supermarket. I believe that the public health and risk of death is considered as collateral damage by big business and the public is the sacricial cow being led to slaughter all in the name of prot and ownership of our food by big business. Shop local and support small farmers. Avoid big busi-

The Penticton Adventurers Club still is opposed to the concept of motorized vehicles on the Trans Canada Trail. However, if there must be some motorized use of the TCT (KVR), we reluctantly endorse the multi-use plan as presented at the Naramata meeting. Our reasons for this support are: The current situation, especially near little tunnel is untenable. The plan removes all motorized vehicles from the most utilized section of the trail, from Smethhurst Road to the little tunnel. It removes most cars and trucks from the trail. It encourages ATV and off road bikes to use parallel routes. It claries the rules. It results in the upgrade of the surface of the TCT (KVR) for about 25 kilometres of the 30 kilometres, a major benet for bicycle use. Sue Mavety, vice-president Penticton Adventurers Club (On behalf of the 130 members)

ness and their agenda of prot before people and humane treatment of animals. Theresa Nolet West Bench

Fans are the losers

The hockey lockout is a déjà vu happening. It’s here once again. Who are the losers here, one might ask? Is it the players or the owners? Not really, it’s you and me, the stupidly blind and hockey-thirsted individuals that continue to patronize the game where greedy owners and player prima donnas want more and more and exhibit the feeling of “It’s all about me!” Hockey is a business and should, therefore, provide some prot for the owners and some for the players as well. Making a prot is what business in the free enterprise system is all about For the purposes of clarication, I am a loyal hockey fan with no axe to grind. I am appalled at both owners and players alike for being so self-indulgent that the game of hockey has gone past the point of being the proud sport of Canadians and Canada. Hockey has been made a mockery that we, the paying customers, feed through dedication or stupidity. I’m not sure as to where to draw that line. The players demand more money and the owners offer huge sums to attract players to their teams. It’s a vicious circle with the paying customer being the victim of the egos of both players and owners. We don’t have to patronize the games, yet we still seem to, with little or no complaint when the game circumstances go sideways, as they have now. We have not learned much from the last lockout it seems. We are still ready to go to the games, for the most part, tomorrow, if the issues were resolved and the schedule solidied. We have to ask ourselves the question: How much is a hockey player really worth? These players seem to think that money grows on trees and they are special, making some serious demands that owners cave into. There are those players that have multi-year contracts for several million dollars. For the most part, they play about 80 games per year providing they don’t get injured or face some long-term suspension. Each game is 60 minutes or so of actual playing

time. Let’s assume that a player has negotiated a contract for ve years at $7.5 million. A total of about 400 regular games would be played. Do the math. It means that the player is making $18,750 per game. It equates to $312.50/minute. No too shabby for showing up to play for about 20 minutes of that hour, is it? However, I digress. That’s not what we think about through this interruption is it? Those of us who are dedicated hockey fans don’t even think of how much these players make per game. We just want to see hockey played and our favourite team do well. In order for the owners to recoup their fantastic salary offers, they have to have crowds to ll the arenas. That’s where we come in. They rely on us to pay their bills and still make a prot. I guess what it boils down to from the perspective of both owners and players is: How much money is enough. Apparently love or interest of the game itself would appear to be secondary or of lesser consequence. Hrrrumph! Canada’s game, be damned. Go get ’em Vees! Ron Barillaro Penticton

Money could be better spent

Nice to see our government wasting tax dollars on sending the Air Force to visit the U.S.A. The visit from the F-18 would have cost us the taxpayer more than 2,300 major cancer, heart or brain surgeries. Whether it was an air show or not, while Canadians are dying waiting for major surgery, hospital beds, food, homelessness, the great dictators in Ottawa can fret away money on showing what a mighty country Canada is. Stephen Harper, I talk as a person who was bumped three times waiting for heart surgery. The people at St. Paul’s Hospital do a fabulous job with what little money they have. After leaving hospital I had a letter from St.Paul’s asking if I would like to make regular donations. The fact is I am not working thus do not have an income, yet living in Harper’s land for the rich, feel as useless as the peasants of the old U.S.S.R. R. Robertson Penticton

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Dan Ashton wishes Whistler well with their new Ironman race, but thinks the World Triathlon Corporation could have done better with their choice of date. “Instead of the predatory nature that WTC has shown on this, if they had picked an earlier date it would have been that much more of a success for everyone,” said the Penticton mayor. “However, this is how they conduct their business and I am not surprised they did it on the same date.” The site of a new Ironman has been a topic of debate since Penticton severed their 30-year ties with the Ironman franchise in August, in favour of a deal with the competing Challenge Family races. Whistler, Kelowna and Huntington, Ont. had been shortlisted as possible sites, with an announcement expected at Ironman Kona. But in a leak that was rst denied then conrmed by Ironman Canada, Whistler Tourism announced the success of the community’s bid Thursday on their website. The date for the rst Whistler race has been set for Aug. 25, 2013, the same day as the rst Challenge Penticton race. Ashton had championed the idea that if the WTC was to place their replacement Ironman in the Okanagan Valley, they set the date at the start of the season. With two long course triathlons combined with Kelowna’s Apple Triathlon and other events in Penticton and Osoyoos, Ashton said that the valley could have become a triathlon capital. “We would be known worldwide. But the WTC has made this decision and I wish them the best on it,” said Ashton. “I am sure, because of the experiences that Challenge has had in Roth, Germany, that we will not be looking back.” The WTC attempted to match the Roth Challenge race with an Ironman race in nearby Frankfurt a week before the popular Roth race. “They went head to head; that one didn’t work after a while and Roth’s numbers far exceeded whatever Ironman had over there,” said Ashton.

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But having another race in B.C. changes nothing for Penticton, he continued. “The race is worldrenowned, Challenge is an incredible organization, Penticton and the Okanagan-Similkameen have an incredible race course and wonderful volunteers,” said Ashton, adding that Penticton has a record of 30 years of great hospitality. “In a continual basis, we have always been the number one race for hospitality. Kona was the No. 1 race, but for our hospitality, we were always rated right at the top and that is not going to change with Challenge,” he said, then corrected himself. “To be honest, it is going to change with Challenge. We own it, and it is going to be better.” Ashton said Whistler is going to face some challenges of their own. “No. 1 is the volunteers. It takes up to 4,000,” said Ashton. The race course itself presents some unique challenges, with double loops necessary on the swim and run portions, with the bike portion crossing active railroad tracks and a long uphill climb back into Whistler on the return. Penticton and the South Okanagan Similkameen have much more to offer, according to Ashton, who lists 30 years of experience, a solid volunteer base and incredible vistas along the single-loop swim, bike and run routes. “The course itself sells it. What we have to do is prove the Challenge name, which I don’t think is going to be an issue whatsoever,” said Ashton. “I look forward to going head to head with Whistler.”



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If there was someone to choose to mentor their rst lm festival, board members for the Shatford Centre/Okanagan School of the Arts went straight to the top. Renowned Canadian documentary lmmaker and chair of the Documentary Organization of Canada, Pepita Ferrari, is mentoring the Shatford Centre for their rst lm festival called We Love Documentary. She also is hosting the screenings and a pair of workshops. Ferrari said it is a wonderful event that the Shatford Centre is putting on to help spread information on how documentaries are made. “There is nothing like experiencing a documentary with a room full of people then discussing it after,” said Ferrari. The lmmaker said there is a push for documentary to be made into Canada’s national artform and a petition of support can be signed at “Documentary has really had a major connection to how it got started with Canada. Nanook of

the North was one of the world’s rst documentaries, and it was shot in Canada. The rst head of the National Film Board of Canada was the person who coined the word documentary,” said Ferrari. “There is a huge history that is embedded here in Canada. We are really internationally known for our connection to documentary and hopefully we can keep that alive.” The selections Ferrari made for the We Love Documentary lm festival reect a diverse style and theme. The rst lm, Chasing Ice, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. “It is done with a National Geographic photographer as the main personality in the lm and it combines his personal journey and challenge he set himself to document to what is happening to the big glaciers in the world. At the same time, it is using his photography, which is quite stunning and potent,” said Ferrari. On Saturday a double-bill, starting at 2 p.m., features Bone Wind Fire and Koop. Bone Wind Fire is a short (30 minutes) documentary of an intimate journey into the hearts, minds

and eyes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo — considered three of the most remarkable 20th century artists. The lm uses the women’s own words, taken from their letters and diaries, to reveal their individual creative processes. The second lm is focused on Wanda Koop, who was named by Time Magazine as one of Canada’s best artists. Ferrari said she rst saw this at the Festival of Films on Art in Montreal and a comment from an audience member reected on the strength of the documentary. “He said it is rare that you see an art documentary that is up to the same creative level as the artist it is depicting,” said Ferrari. On Sunday, Nomadak TX, a documentary about two Basque musicians, who bring along their ancient Txalaparta percussion instruments on a road trip visiting ve different indigenous peoples around the world, will be screened at 2 p.m. The lm is a musical and cultural voyage that shows how much we share despite our differences. Ferrari chose this lm because she was “completely blown away by it”

when she rst saw it in 2007. “Great documentaries, unfortunately, disappear because there are always new ones coming out. It is a lm that has had a huge reception all over the world and it has received more than 20 international awards. It is really quite stunning,” she said. Following the festival, Ferrari will host two workshops. On Monday she will be in front of Pen High students examining trends in documentary then on Tuesday, a workshop for the general public features the topic when style meets content. The 20-year veteran in documentary lmmaking will discuss how matching style to content in a meaningful way makes for a powerful documentary, how great openings create a powerful experience for the audience and other topics. The workshop for the general public on Oct. 23 runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shatford Centre auditorium and is $15. The We Love Documentary lm festival will also run in the Shatford auditorium. Tickets are $10 (or $28 for all three lms) and can be purchased at the Shatford Centre or Hooked On Books.

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A TOUCH OF CLASS — Jessie Dunlop enjoys a spot of high tea as pianist Gretchen Ratkie of Vancouver performs in the background on the SS Sicamous Sunday. High tea is an annual fundraiser for the Sicamous restoration society.

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Smaller buses will be back on Penticton bus routes in 2013, thanks to city council reversing a decision made just over a month ago. In early September, staff informed council about disappointing results from a trial of one of B.C. Transit’s Vicinity buses. Response to the 30-seat bus had not been good, either from riders or drivers. Concerns included having only one spot for wheelchairs, and limited accessibility via the bus’s single door. The buses still have only a single door, but council has decided to accept a B.C. Transit offer of two of the buses on a six-month trial. The offer, said director of operations Mitch Moroziuk, came in late September in a letter outlining improvements made to the Vicinity bus in the production version, addressing several of the concerns. “The bus can now accommodate two wheelchairs,” said Moroziuk, adding a laundry list of xes, including: changes

to electrical controls, a volume control on the stop bells, and updating the dashboard layout for the drivers. “There are some items that they have not been able to address,” he said. “There is still only one door on the bus, there is a wide door swing, so the driver has to be careful when he opens the door. There is a smaller lower oor area as compared to the Nova buses. Overall, there is a smaller seating capacity.” Looking at ridership statistics, Moroziuk estimated there was an average of 1.4 to 1.69 people per trip with some kind of mobility impairment. Since not all of those would be using wheelchairs or scooters, he felt that the increase to two wheelchair positions would signicantly reduce the chances of a driver having to leave a disabled person waiting at a bus stop. “We basically have found that the lower oor area will have sufcient room . There will be times, though, where it won’t,” said Moroziuk. “There are also going to be times when people in the lower

oor area will have to move into the upper oor area to provide access and room for someone with a higher level of disability.” B.C. Transit, Moroziuk continued, understood there might be some reluctance, and so were offering what he called a “win-win” deal, swapping two of the existing Nova buses for the smaller ones, starting in May 2013. “If it was found that they meet our needs, they would be permanently transferred to our eet,” said Moroziuk. If there were issues that could be xed, B.C. Transit would do so, and again, Penticton would have two new additions to the eet. “If we simply found that’s not the bus for us, they would give us back the Nova buses that we had,” he said. “During that trial period, we would only be charged the lease rate for the smaller Vicinity bus, which is less, and we would only be charged the gas rate for the smaller bus and we would not be charged at all for the Nova buses.” Mayor Dan Ashton, as he called for the vote that would see council endorse the new trial deal as

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An outpouring of community support has helped save the 86-year-old Penticton Kiwanis Music, Dance and Speech Arts Festival. “We had a wonderful response from the public,” said Lorna Bull, secretary for the festival. “We now have 19 board members, and along with the board members that already said they were staying on, they have taken on all the jobs and positions we needed to ll. So we are ecstatic and very excited about going forward.” Last week, Bull and Kiwanis festival organizers had their backs against the wall as they were walking into their annual general meeting with no leads on who could ll vital positions in order for the annual festival to see its 87th year of existence. Through a series of untimely situations, the festival was without a president, vice-president, treasurer and other key roles on the board were empty. Bull said she was nervous heading to the meeting last Thursday but was pleased when a large number of community members showed up to offer their assistance.

“There are now 19 board members, those key roles are lled. Before the meeting we only had seven members. These people are wonderful, have a huge variety of talents and skills and we now have most of the jobs covered to go into the future,” said Bull. “We, of course, will be looking still for loads of volunteers to help us man the festival next April, but we will get to that in the new year.” Bull said there were 20 people around their table last Thursday, which she said is “unheard of.” “We are just thrilled,” said Bull. “We really are happy that the people that came noticed we were in trouble and thought they could give us some assistance.” Last year the festival saw about 1,400 entries from performers all over the Okanagan. These performers are judged and those that received top marks went on to the provincial festival. The Penticton festival handed out $7,000 of scholarships and bursaries to performers in 2012 so they can continue with their lessons the following year. The newly elected executive include president Danica Venables, vice-president Paul Biro, treasurer Pat Stephen as well as board members for each of the disciplines in the festival. For more on the festival or more on how to volunteer visit

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OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 103 of the Penticton United Church, enter through north door. Call 250-493-1527 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 250492-7630 for info. PENTICTON DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Penticton Library. Call Birgitta at 250-770-1154 for info. SAHAJ MARG MEDITATION 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 250770-1018. BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY in the Legion hall for the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m. SENIORS’ RECREATION and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Betty at 250-490-0468 for more information. OKANAGAN FALLS SENIORS’ Activity Centre has exercise classes at 8 a.m., music and coffee hour at 9 a.m. followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. at United Church, 696 Main St. Call 250-4909272 for info. IODE THRIFT STORE on 464 Main St. has weekly specials and is open Monday to Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. SUMMERLAND ART CLUB meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s lower floor on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. For info call Barb at 250-4943002. DUTCH COFFEE CLUB meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre food court from 10 a.m. to noon. For Dutch Canadians or immigrants or anyone else interested. THE BREASTFEEDING CAFÉ will be held the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Penticton and District Community Resource Society on 330 Ellis St. Moms, babies and toddlers are all welcome to

join. Contact Kaili at 250404-4299 for info. FOSTER CARE INFO sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250-770-7524 or visit or www. OLIVER DOUBLE O Quilters have drop-in activities every Wednesday. 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. PENTICTON SENIORS Dropin Centre has beginner line dance at 9 a.m., a coffee social and Medical Qi Gong at 10 a.m., and easy to intermediate line dance and cribbage at 1 p.m. and card games at 7 p.m. Call 250-493-2111 to confirm line dance activities. ANAVETS has hump day with dinner by Stu at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment from Buzz Byer at 6:30 p.m. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH has ready, set, learn for three-year-olds and their parents from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Come for crafts, stories, information on early learning and more. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music String orchestra rehearses at the Leir House under the direction of John Suderman from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. New members welcome. For information please call 250-4937977. S ENIORS WELLNESS SOCIETY presents Elder Abuse Prevention Awareness from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Penticton Library on 785 Main St. Call 250-487-7455 for more information. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has a lodge meeting upstairs at 7:30 p.m. OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATIONS at the Oliver’s Senior Centre at 5876 Airport Rd. begins at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails, dinner served at 5:30 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. P ENTICTON P UBLIC L IBRARY has Dr. Florence Barton reading from her new book The Devil Laughs at 1:30 p.m. The reading is free to attend.

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SWEET TREATS — Sparks member Mackenzie Ploner (left) and her sister, Girl Guide Keira Ploner along with leaders Sandy Acheson (left) and Lynda Gunderson (right) presented Martin Jankowiak (centre) of Boyd Autobody and Glass with $3,500 worth of Girl Guide cookies at the Carmi Road shop recently. As a way of giving back to the community, the business each year spends money to assist a local organization.The cookies will be given to its customers while they last. Mark Brett/Western News

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calendar 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. FRATERNAL ORDER of the Eagles have Joseph’s famous pizza from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by music trivia by Affordable Entertainment at 7 p.m. 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. ANAVETS has pool at 7:30 p.m. and 269 Dart Club. ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has darts at 7 p.m. All skill levels welcome. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF MUSIC has a Broadway Debut and Triple Threat Musical Theatre classes 4 to 7 p.m. for ages six to 15 with Melanie Konynenberg. Check their website for details w w w. p e n t i c t o n a c a d or call 250-493-7977. New members welcome. THE ANTIQUE ROAD SHOW will be at the Oliver Senior Centre at 5876 Airport Rd. from 1

to 5 p.m. Elite Jewellers is appraising. Have three items looked at for $10. Refreshments available. PENTICTON SQUARE DANCE Club is holding beginner square dance lessons every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Shatford Centre on 760 Main St. Contact Elsie 250-492-5856. PENTICTON LAKESIDE RESORT will be hosting their first ever United Way Drive Thru Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. You can drive, walk, rollerblade or bike through. Pick up breakfast bag filled with goodies and surprises and enjoy a fresh cup of McDonald’s coffee.


October 19 SENIORS SINGLES LUNCH Club welcomes 65-plus each Friday. For location call 250-496-5980 or 250770-8622. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre invites the public to bring its dancing shoes for an evening of entertainment with Vince’s Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. Refreshments will be available. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. 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. SENIOR COMPUTER DROPIN Sessions are held every Monday and Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. These sessions are for members to help solve problems other member may be experiencing with their computers. PENTICTON SENIORS DROPIn 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.



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Non-members welcome. Details at or call Brian on 250-492-7036. PROJECT RECOVERY will be at the Osoyoos Town Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions. PENTICTON GEOLOGY AND LAPIDARY CLUB has its annual fall sale at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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than I expected.” In the girls’ (13-14), Payton Nackoney, 14, I beat all my placed fourth with a times by a lot. time of 3:35.10. The winner clocked in at I wasn’t going 3:31.76. On the boys’ side, to put my goals same age group, Theo too high be- Oliver, 14, placed ninth 3:35.12, with the cause I haven’t at winner earning a time been swimming of 3:08.64. In the girls’ and over group, for a while. I did 15 Reilly Rowland, 15, better than I placed 12th with a time of 3:35.20. The winner expected. clocked in at 3:21.12. “She was our only — Daniel Everton swimmer to enter the top three,” said Hoeben. “She didn’t do as many best times because it’s really early in the season. She denitely swam well.” In the boys’ 15-and-over group, the quickest time was 2:58.51. Reid Noble-Hearle, 17, placed 14th at 3:28.15. After seeing what her swimmers did during the meet, endurance and tness are the areas she pointed to that need improving. “That’s to be expected,” she said. “We also need to work on our turns and starts. Some really technical things.” Hoeben said the event was the largest that KISU has hosted in her time with over 300 swimmers, including 225 in the main event, competing. “It was a great meet to have in our community,” she said.

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The Iron Pentathlon and mini jamboree provided a good glimpse of where KISU swimmers are. That is the view coach Tina Hoeben is taking after the club hosted its rst swim meet of the season in the Penticton Community Centre. Results show Hoeben what needs to be done for the swimmers to get to where they want to go. “We had some great success with our swimmers individually,” said Hoeben. As of Monday afternoon, Hoeben hadn’t gone over the results to see how KISU compared to other clubs. During the three days, swimmers competed in ve events and the individual medley. At the end of each day the totals were added and provided a winner. Hoeben really liked that format, which created a triple pentathlon winner. In the girls’ 12-and-under group, KISU had two swimmers in the top-10. Myah Nackoney, 12, placed fourth with a total time of three mintes, 54 seconds. Acacia Benn, 10, was 10th at 4:09.85. The fastest time was 3:41.80. Hoeben said that Benn performed very well. “I was really happy because for my age I have done really well and have seen a lot of people do times that I can’t do,” said Benn. “I look up to that and that’s my goal to get those times.” In the boys’ 12-and-under, Tyler Wall, 11, placed fth at 4:10.27, while Daniel Everton, 11, placed ninth at 4:22.90. The fastest time was 3:31.70. Everton reached two AA times and was pleased with his performance. He had not swam in a year. “I beat all my (old) times by a lot,” he said. “I wasn’t going to put my goals too high because I haven’t been swimming for a while. I did better


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ANDREW COOKE of the Penticton KISU swim team is all smiles as he prepares for his race in the boys 50-metre freestyle event at the Iron Triple Pentathlon 2012 finals Sunday at the Community Centre pool.

Vees coach mystified by penalty call in loss to Clippers Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

A phantom penalty called against the Penticton Vees prevented them from possibly returning home with four of six points. Instead, the Vees went 1-1-0-1, losing in double overtime to the Victoria Grizzlies, blanking the Cowichan Valley Capitals 3-0, then lost 4-2 to the Nanaimo Clippers. Captain Troy Stecher posted the following on Twitter: “Tough one for the boys this weekend, denitely a learning experience moving forward.” Vees coach-GM Fred Harbinson said he felt his team played well. Against the Capitals, they lost the services of forward Louie Nanne, who left the game with an upper body injury following a hit. Against the Clippers, and shortly after Alex Jewell knotted the game at two, rookie Noah Henry was sent to the box for hooking. “He literally, physically, doesn’t touch anybody,” said Harbinson.

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matinee. Harbinson has no plans to call up an afliate player to ll that hole left by Nanne, who is expected to miss the next few weeks. During the trip Harbinson said he liked the way his group skated and singled out Jewell and Brad McClure for stepping up. McClure provided all the offence in the win against the Capitals. “I have kind of been snake bitten,” said McClure, adding there has been an adjustment period for him in the league. “It’s a little harder (scoring in the BCHL) than my league (Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League) last year. It will come with hard work.” Ice chips: The Vees power play scored once on 13 tries during their three-game Island roadtrip, while the penalty kill allowed three goals on 11 chances...the Vees only allowed two evenstrength goals...Victoria had the largest crowd with the Vees in town playing in front of 1,323 fans. Nanaimo had the smallest at 914.


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Injuries and a lack of goal production are plaguing the Penticton Lakers. After snapping a fourgame losing streak against the Kelowna Chiefs on Oct. 10, the Lakers lost to the Summerland Steam, 6-2, and the Golden Rockets 3-1 last weekend. Special teams were the factor in the Lakers loss to the Steam, allowing ve power play goals on 12 chances. Lakers coach Robert Dirk said it was “ridiculous” the number of penalties called in the game, 25. He had never seen anything like that. Against the Rockets, the power play wasn’t a factor for either team. Kale Erickson scored the Lakers lone goal, but it didn’t come until late with the team trailing 3-0. The Lakers are without Michael Pond, Jonah Boston, Michael Winnitoy, Daylan Robertson and Ryan Carson to injury, while Cam Rout has been suspended a game. Michael Sandor is trying to stick with a USHL team. Dirk has only had the pleasure of dressing a full team once this season. Dirk said he’d rather deal with injuries now than later.



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who are the best team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. “I thought we outplayed them,” said Dirk. “Had chances. Just didn’t get it done.” Heading to Osoyoos (10-2-0) for a game Friday, then Kelowna to take on the Chiefs on Saturday, Dirk simply wants his

players to shoot the puck. With the roster as depleted as it is, they will play a little more defensively. The bottom line, though, is Dirk wants to see goals. “We can’t pass up any opportunities,” said Dirk, whose team has scored the fewest goals, 19, in the league. “Need guys going to the net.”

He also said they need their bigger players to utilize their size more often near the opponents crease. The main positive he saw last weekend were players continuing to play hard. “It’s easy for the guys to pack it in when things are not going well,” he said.

Junior girls Mustangs continue improvement Western News Staff

Princess Margaret Mustangs junior girls volleyball team nished second in a 40-team tournament hosted by Kamloops’ Thompson Rivers University. “The girls had a fantastic weekend,” said Mustangs coach Rich Corrie. “They really improved their team defence and offensive attacking.” The Mustangs faced



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PENTICTON LAKER Reilly O’Connor is up-ended Saturday by Summerland forward Dylan Burton, who scored a goal against his former team to help the Steam to a 6-2 victory in the OHS rink. On Sunday, the Lakers lost 3-1 to the Golden Rockets.

Mennonite Educational Institute from the Fraser Valley in the nal. MEI won the match 25-15 and 25-20. Corrie said the Mustangs received strong setting throughout the weekend from Jaquelyn Ford, while Haley Lehr provided right side blocks and Brett Needham playing strong defence. The Mustangs nished rst in their pool after they de-

feated Ashcroft, Barriere, Williams Lake and Westsyde from Kamloops, all in two straight sets. The Mustangs received strong

serving from Harkamal Dahliwal and Kenzi Haberstock put teams on the defensive. Gillian Kennedy played great defence and Danielle Ruocco and Nikita Pickard chipped in from the right side. Sydney McKinlay had her best offensive games from the middle. On Saturday, they faced a strong opponent in Langley Christian winning two sets

to one. The Mustangs reduced their errors and Taylor Corrie led in kills. The Mustangs earned their berth in the nal when they swept Vernon’s Kalmalka Secondary School 2517 and 25-14. Megan Admussen-Blair led the way with her best offensive match of the year, hitting the ball from both the front and back row.

Former Ironman Canada voice says event going to Whistler is positive Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

When Challenge debuts in Penticton on Aug. 25, 2013, Ironman Canada will makes its debut in Whistler. Steve King, the former voice of Subaru Ironman Canada, who will now call the action for Challenge Penticton, said Whistler hosting the event will be a boon for the sport. “Whistler is an incredible site. You can’t deny that,” said King. “They have a beautiful location. They did an amazing job on the Olympic Games. They have hosted world cups, national championships.” The Ironman Canada website states the race will start with a twoloop, 2.4-mile swim in Alta Lake at Rainbow Park. Athletes will enjoy a lakeside transition before starting a one-loop, 112-mile bike course that is comparable in difculty to the bike route at Ironman Lake Placid, Ironman Coeur d’Alene, and the previous Ironman Canada. “Athletes will travel south on the Sea-to-Sky Highway before climbing into the Callaghan Valley, site of the Nordic skiing events during the 2010 Winter Olympics,” the release said. “After descending back to the

highway, athletes pass through Whistler on their way north to Pemberton. An out-and-back section allows athletes breathtakingly beautiful views of glaciated peaks, while racing on a completely at section of road. Athletes return to Whistler via the Sea-to-Sky Highway over rolling terrain. The two-loop run course follows the meandering Valley Trail past Lost Lake and Green Lake allowing spectators to reinvigorate athletes with a return through Whistler Village at the halfway point of the run before nishing adjacent to Whistler Olympic Plaza.” Jordan Rapp, a two-time winner of Ironman Canada, wrote in an email he’s glad the event will remain in western Canada. Of the three nalists, he feels Whistler was the best choice. “There was a lot of work put into Whistler for the 2010 Olympics, so hopefully Ironman can help make use of that and make the investment in infrastructure (expanding Sea-To-Sky) a more protable decision than is often the case with Olympic upgrades, that rarely — if ever — pay for themselves,” he wrote. “Ultimately, I’m glad there is still an Ironman Canada. Glad it’s not overly close within the Okanagan, and glad it’s still in B.C.” A story published by on Oct. 12 reported that Ironman Canada Whistler will be held in July the following four years.

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The Lakeside-Enamel Dental under-13 Girls Basketball League started with the Lakers downing the BBallers 14-10 and D-Units edging the Hoopsters 22-20. Kalli Doell earned player of the game honours for the winning side, while Andi Main was the BBallers best player. “Kalli was just a force defensively — aggressively attacking the ball and creating a ton of steals,” said co-ordinator Chris Terris. On Main: “Andi is just so coachable. She showed an ability to take what was shown today in practice and apply it to the game. A coach can’t ask for more than that.” Katie Forman earned player of the game honours for DUnits. She was handed the task of guarding Emma Schneider and did a “fantastic job.” Terris said Schneider scored points but had to work for it. Olivia Devito was recognized for her unselsh play for the Hoopsters. “She made some beautiful passes to set teammates up for easy looks,” said Terris. “We’ve got 33 girls involved, many playing organized basketball for the rst time. The improvement in just two sessions has been remarkable.”

Kelowna takes soccer title

Kelowna IGA is the Men’s 45-plus Soccer League champions. Kelowna defeated Penticton United, whose lone scorer was Robert Gunning, nding the back of the net 15 minutes into the opening half. Kelowna IGA tied it on a goal by Jimmy Kruiper ve minutes later. Kelowna’s second goal was scored 10 minutes before the half ended when Kruiper was taken down in the box. Don Brown stepped up to nail it in the bottom right corner. Penticton pressured in the rst 15 minutes to put Kelowna on their heels. Kelowna IGA settled down to control the game and Dante Zanatta scored to secure the win.

Kona World Championship

During the Kona Ironman World Championship, Penticton’s Tom Evans placed 1,893rd overall. Evans completed the swim in 54 minutes and one second, then the bike in four hours, 59 minutes and 43 seconds but did not complete the run portion. American Jordan Rapp nished 13th overall. The 32-year-old engineer completed the swim in 59:07, the bike in 4:40:02 and the run in 2:59:27. “I would say that I’m reason-

ably satised with the performance,” said Rapp in an email. “I set top-10 as a goal and came up short of that, so there’s certainly some disappointment. I think it was a subpar performance for me; but within the entirety of 2012, especially the past nine weeks (between IMNYC and now), I think it was a good performance. Not great, but good.”

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Bar One Argo Bisons doubled up the Cawston Cold Storage Wingmen 6-3 in Penticton Rec Hockey action. For the Bisons, Sam Gill scored three, while Kiel Gatenby scored twice and Kyle Fraser the other goal. Lee Mowry scored twice, while Justen Dawson scored once for the Wingmen.

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It’s ofcial. The Salmon Arm SilverBacks are for sale. General manager and minority owner Troy Mick told the BC Hockey League board of governors that the Junior A franchise is “100 per cent for sale.” “It means that for the last year or two years, people were thinking it was for sale, or not for sale – was Randy (Williams) going to sell? Now it’s public knowledge that he’s going to sell,” Mick told the Salmon Arm Observer Oct. 2. Mick said players were aware at the start of the season this could happen, and the sale will not affect current operations. “Denitely not, no – Randy, Terry (Williams) and I are committed to everything we’re doing so far and will continue to do until a new owner is found.” Mick’s job now is to prepare information for investors

and then make sure the sale is right for Salmon Arm. “My goal right now is to get a great ownership group that can continue on with this franchise. That’s my biggest goal.” When Mick joined the organization, the sale was part of the discussion. “The idea coming in as minority owner was that I would get an ownership group to take over the team ... I’m calling the people who have expressed interest in the past and investigating new leads. The biggest thing I want to stress, is it will make no difference this year to hockey operations.” His aim is to have a sale complete by April 1, 2013 and the transition to new owners by April 30. “Obviously the intent is me getting my own ownership group in ...,” he said, noting he doesn’t have the $1 million to $2 million needed to buy the franchise. “It would be nice to nd local investors to take over the team and, if not, an outside identity to continue on. This is a great franchise, people have been phenomenal. Obviously we’re reloading the sucker, continuing to make this the best program in the league, which it will be.”

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TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF — McNicoll Park Middle School students Zoe Simourd and Charlie Smith were among the volunteers who helped Lisa Scott, co-ordinator of the South OkanaganSimilkameen Invasive Plant Society, put a few hundred seedlings in the ground this past weekend. The society received $5,000 and a camera from Canon to fund and record the project, which will help restore the riparian habitat along a section of Penticton Creek near the school. Canon is making similar donations across Canada through its Take Root program.

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Stand Up Paddling (SUP’ing) is the fastestgrowing water activity in the world. With endless amounts of sand and warm water, the shallow, at-as-glass water of Parksville, Rathtrevor and Qualicum beaches are well-suited for paddlers. You don’t need to be a surfer to stand on water.

Close to Home

A quick two-hour drive from Victoria or

short ferry ride from the Lower Mainland, lands you on the front door of some of eastern Vancouver Island’s best resorts, spas, marinas, year-round golf and parks ideal for relaxing. It’s replete with quiet scenic spots whether you’re hanging around the beach, walking, hiking, browsing an art gallery or taking in a special event. Or maybe you want to do nothing at all — unplug and just relax.

Fall Fab 5

1. Walk on Water: You’ll feel like your

footsteps are treading across the sea, while perfecting the art of Stand Up Paddleboarding in the waters off Parksville Beach. 2. In the Pink: You can be bathed in the multi-hued glow of one of the area’s epic sunsets, or watching a salmon run on Nile Creek, but you’ll agree that pink is denitely a colour of fall in the region. 3. Milner Majesty. The woodlands and gardens summer blooms last long into fall when they start to morph into the fall spectacular, a

Endless Sand

On this calm eastern Vancouver Island shoreline, you’ll nd 18 kilometres of sandy beaches to stroll, and when the tide is out it’s a kilometre wide. This geological anomaly provides shallow waters and the warmest you’ll nd this side of Mexico. Early explorers spoke of its beauty, warm summers and amazing vistas as early as 1864. Accolades are numerous, and most recently it was rated Canada’s Best Beach by Western Living Magazine, the No. 3 Beach in Canada by TripAdvisor, and Canada’s Best Family Friendly Beach Destination by

Sunwest Tours

Call Sheri at 250-492-7488 1-800-667-3877 306 Martin St, Penticton SIGHTSEEING AND ADVENTURE TOURS Polar Bear Safari........................... Nov. 9 ...... 4 Days .....$1,959 UT!...... 4 Days ........$389 Black Friday Shopping/Tulalip Resort...Nov. SOLD O21 Leavenworth Lights........................ Dec. 9 ...... 3 Days ........$379 San Diego Stay Put ............Jan. 31, 2013 ...14 or 18 Days .....$2,685 Northwest Flower & Garden Show ...Feb. 20, 2013 ...... 4 Days ........$405 EXCITING ESCAPES UT! Nov. 4 ...... 4 Days ........$289 LD O24, Silver Reef ..................................SOOct. UT! Nov. 12 ......4 Days ........ $329 LD O28, Tulalip .......................................SOOct. Reno .......................................... Oct. 27, Nov. 17 ...... 8 Days ........$349 Coeur D'Alene .......................................... Nov. 6 ...... 4 Days ........$249 Swinomish ............................................... Nov. 13 ...... 3 Days ........$199 Wendover .................................................. Nov. 24 ...... 7 Days ........$369 Silver Reef ................................................. Nov. 29 ...... 3 Days ........$214 Leavenworth Lights with Millbay .......... Dec. 2 ...... 3 Days ........$219 Tulalip ........................................................... Dec. 2 ...... 3 Days ........$239 Coeur D'Alene ............................................ Dec. 9 ...... 3 Days ........$179 27th Anniversary............................ Jan. 12, 2013 .... 11 Days ........$765 Coeur D'Alene & Northern Quest Jan. 27, 2013 ...... 4 Days ........$319 Mill Bay - Oct 23 Omak - Oct 28 CHRISTMAS TOURS BOOKING FAST! Bold dates are guaranteed tours. HOURS OF OPERATION: MON-FRI, 9AM-4PM • CLOSED 12:30-1:30 FOR LUNCH

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THE PARKSVILLE-QUALICUM BEACH area boasts 18 kilometres of sandy beaches to stroll on eastern Vancouver Island.

able on DriveBC to over 250. All are expected to be installed and operating by winter, giving motorists a real-time view of weather and road conditions. Webcams are just one tool to help you plan your journey. DriveBC also features a Route Planner, which has been upgraded to take into consideration any delays, road closures and border waits along the way. In addition to showing them as icons on the map, the

turn-by-turn directions will include the information on any highway message signs associated with that route, and webcam images to give you a full picture. There are mobile (tablet and smart phone) versions of DriveBC’s Route Planner, too. They provide the same information in the turn-byturn directions as you’d see on a desktop, and use geo-location to ll in your start point. However, the map has not


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been included for smart phones due to their display limitations. DriveBC was launched in 2005 and is

the government of B.C.’s most popular website. DriveBC receives an average of 2.9 million visits per month.


Daytripper An exciting menu of daytrip adventures in the South Okanagan. Tours planned include north to the Okanagan Casinos, Penticton Vees away games, outdoor adventures and others...

UPCOMING! Oct. 19... Vees at Salmon Arm Kelowna Xmas Craft Show Armstrong‛s Carousel Farm Theatre Sovereign Lakes Cross Country GET ON OUR E-MAIL NEWSLETTER! Check Out... Operated by Ambrosia Tours Ltd.


colours. 5. Colour Kaleidoscope: The creams, beiges and corals of Horne Lake Caves are only matched above surface by the vibrant leaves and changing tree colours that surround “B.C.’s Best Natural Outdoor Site” (Attractions Canada).

Add-on Broadways Tribute to the Beatles - "Rain"

New webcams enhance DriveBC website As recent snow urries in mountain passes remind us that winter weather will soon be here, the government of B.C. has activated another 18 new highway webcams, and has upgraded the Route Planner feature on its DriveBC website to provide motorists with additional tools to plan their trip and travel safe. A total of 30 new webcams are being added to the network this year, bringing the number of webcam images avail-

transition celebrated with Fall Colour Days in October. 4. The Qualicum Calm: Before Little Qualicum River swells with winter rains, the fall offers a peaceful and serene calm as the river winds into Cameron Lake, itself wrapped with a blanket of fall




LUXURY GETAWAYS & SCENIC DESTINATIONS Las Vegas • 10 Days, Nov. 8* .......................................................................................$739 Lake Chelan • 3 Days, Oct. 21* ...................................................................................$209 Coeur D'Alene • 4 Days, Nov. 13, Feb. 26, May 14............................................. From $249 Silver Reef • 3 Days, Nov. 7* & 26, Jan. 9, Feb. 3 & 20, Mar. 6, Apr. 10 ......................$214 Silver Reef • 4 Days, Oct. 28*, Nov. 11*, Jan. 22, Feb. 12 & 25, Mar. 17 & 25 ...................$289 Tulalip • 4 Days, Nov. 5* & 13*, Jan. 15 & 28, Feb. 11, 18 & 25, Mar. 3 & 19 ..................... $349 Tulalip • 3 Days, Nov. 19*, Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Mar. 11 & 25, Apr. 7, May 21 ...................$259 Reno • 8 Days, 2013: Feb. 9, Mar. 9*, 16 & 23*, Apr. 6 & 13*, May 11 .............. From $339 Swinomish • 3 Days, Dec. 5, Jan. 28, Feb. 18, Mar. 19, Apr. 21 (Tulips) .................... From $209 Northern Quest • 4 Days, Nov. 4, Apr. 15, Jun. 11.......................................................$365 HOLIDAY & CHRISTMAS TOURS Victorian Christmas - Incl. Leavenworth & Puyallup • 4 Days, Nov. 29 ..........................$434 Tulalip Holiday Lights & Shopping • 4 Days, Dec. 4* & 6* ...................................... From $389 Silver Reef Holiday Lights & Shopping • 4 Days, Dec. 4 & 11 ..........................................$319 Swinomish Holiday Lights & Shopping • 3 Days, Dec. 5 ................................................ $269 Lake Chelan & Leavenworth Lights • 3 Days, Nov. 30, Dec. 3 & 5*................................. $219 Christmas in Laughlin • 11 Days, Dec. 19* .........................................................................$774 Christmas at Northern Quest • 4 Days, Dec. 24*...............................................................$429 Christmas at Coeur D' Alene • 4 Days, Dec. 24*................................................................$329 New Years Celebration at Tulalip • 4 Days, Dec. 30* ........................................................$499

The following tours are full and we encourage you to waitlist: Christmas at Tulalip, Silver Reef & Reno.

NEW FOR 2013 Arizona Winter Getaway • 20 Days, Feb. 2 • Extreme Savings! Book by Nov. 15 & Save $200 Bransonfest in Mesquite • 12 Days, Jan. 30 • Incl. 3 Different Branson-Style Shows ....$999 Palm Springs & Las Vegas • 14 Days, Mar. 7 Visit the 2 Jewels of the Desert .............$1639 Best of Washington & Oregon • 8 Days, Apr. 27, Jun. 2 & Sept. 22 .........................$829 Skagit Tulips & Bellingham Bay • 4 Days, Apr. 14, 23 & 28 .....................................$339 Tulalip Resort & Skagit Tulips • 4 Days, Apr. 11, 23 & 29 ............................... From $359 Clearwater Resort • 4 Days, Apr. 28 ................................................................. From $339 Coeur D'Alene & Northern Quest • 5 Days, Mar. 11, Oct. 20 ..................................$439 Tulips - Tulalip, Sliver Reef or Swinomish • 4 Days, April Dates ......................... From $299 Clearwater & Tulalip • 5 Days, May 27, Sept. 22 ............................................... From $469 Lucky Eagle & Silver Reef - Incl. Mt. St. Helens • 5 Days, May 27 & Jul. 15.............$464 OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8:30AM-12:00PM / 1:00PM-4:30PM PHONE CALLS ALWAYS WELCOME!


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A Penticton snow removal contractor is seeking individuals who could be available for late night until afternoon hours when needed, hours are not consistent, depends on snow, well suited to individuals with seasonal employment, fax 250-492-4756 or email:

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Busy Electrical Company Seeking Journeyman, Primarily focused on Residential Work. Great Wages!! Regina, SK. Contact Sherrille @ 1-306-550-1888 or email:

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HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT Practical Nursing Community Support Social Services Assisted Living Health Care Assistant Health Unit Clerk Live-In Caregiver Pharmacy Assistant Spa Body Therapy

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Merchandise for Sale

Painting & Decorating


Help Wanted

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Ofce Support

Work Wanted

Garden & Lawn

Local HVAC Company looking for experienced furnace, Heat Pump and Air Conditioner installers. Start immediately, competitive salary. Email resume to: or fax 250-493-0744 MARLIN TRAVEL Vernon is looking for a full time experienced travel agent to work in their corporate travel department. Applicants should have minimum 1 years experience and knowledge of the Apollo system is preferred. Salary and benefits will depend on experience. Please email your resume, in confidence, to North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire a Millwright and Heavy Duty Mechanic. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637.

SEASONAL labourer positions at Coral Beach Farms Ltd. (Lake Country). No experience necessary. Must have own transportation. Applicant must be capable of physically demanding (incl. heavy lifting) work in all weather conditions. 5-6 days a week. 8-10 hours a day beginning approximately January 10th. 2013. Work includes but is not limited to tree planting, pruning & irrigation. Pay $10.25/hour. Apply by fax at 250-766-0813 or email at

Penticton accounting firm, requires a part-time secretary. The successful candidate, in addition to secretarial responsibilities, will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of bookkeeping and payroll. Email your resume along with cover letter, including salary expectations to: Box #127, c/o

Truck driver w/4 yrs exp. on Super B Train, Mountain training, clean abstract, looking for work in Okanagan area, Kelly DeRoche (250)489-8825

Lake Breeze Lawn Care, fall yard & garden clean-up, call (250)809-2398

Penticton Unit 97 of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada is seeking a Unit Clerk, half time position. Unit Clerk performs tasks related to the day to day operation of the Unit and will report to the Treasurer, President and appropriate Director. This is intended to be a growth position. Qualifications: supervisory experience, physically unconstrained, proficiency in bookkeeping, a working knowledge: Aaccpack, Simply Accounting or Quick books, Word, Excel, & type a minimum of 45 wpm. Alcohol sales, lottery operation and Marketing experience a plus. Job Description: Available at the unit, 257 Brunswick St Penticton. Remuneration to be negotiated. Competition closes 9:00 am. Sunday October 21, 2012. Send resumes to Jack Martin, 257 Brunswick St., Penticton, B.C. V2A 5P9 P/T Janitor / Security / Handyman, $12/hr to start, min 20hrs/wk, including evenings/ weekends. Must be dependable, presentable, and physically fit. Email resume to:

The Penticton Western News is looking for carriers in select areas. Call Mark in Circulation 250-492-363 ext. 219 Tire Person required Full Time. Experienced Tractor/Trailer Tire Person, Must be Mechanically Inclined. Please Fax Resume to 250546-0600. Wanted: self loading log trucks, steady work till March 2013, must be BC Safe Certified. Dennis, call 1(250)3495415 or fax 1(250)349-7522 We require a truck driver with a valid Class 1 license. Individual should have experience driving a tractor/trailer unit & be familiar with cross border hauling. Forward resume to McLeod’s By-Products Ltd. 4559 Larkin Cross Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B6

RECEPTIONIST/ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant Moduline Industries is adding to it’s administrative team. We are presently seeking an individual who has excellent communication, MS Word, MS Outlook, and Excel skills with the ability to multi-task and self-manage in a dynamic office environment. Applicants should fax their Cover Letter and Resume to Moduline attention HR at 250-493-0500.

Help Wanted

Due to our rapid expansion, a local Auto Dealer Group NOW has a need for more


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Education/Tutoring Tutoring. One to one tutoring to meet your child’s needs. Experienced teacher & tutor. All subjects grades 1-8, at my home in Penticton. Call Susan (778)476-0883

Financial Services Trades, Technical BETTS Electric Penticton requires an experienced Industrial Controls Tech for our CSA Panel shop. visit for details. send Resume to or Fax 250492-3343

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services ERNIE O’S Restaurant and Pub Edson, Alberta requires line cooks. $13 - $16 per hour. Subsidized housing available. Fax resume to 780-723-3603 Servers, hosts & manager wanted, drop resumes Penticton Buffet 2987 Skaha Lake Rd, no phone calls please


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Local HVAC company requires a 3rd or 4th year Sheet Metal Apprentice. Competitive wage, great group plan. Full-time. Fax resume to: 250-490-0744, or email to:

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY Financial Advisor Assistant Okanagan Wealth Management Group is an emerging wealth management company based in Penticton looking for the ideal candidate to grow with us during this exciting time.

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Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping CRA AUDIT COMING UP? Guiding to solution for over 20 y with CRA. Call Helmut 250803-5221 or

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Valley Wide Lawn Care, rejuvenate your lawn naturally with a Fall Core Aeration, only $79.99 for most sized lawns, includes Fall Feeder Fertilizer, Ph: Gerald at 250-492-4731


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Okanagan Pest Control Ltd., Peach leaf curl protectant control treatment now being applied in the month of September, only $39.99 per tree, Ph: Gerald at 250-493-5161

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

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Round bales $70. each, approx. 800lbs. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250-8386630 cell 250-804-6720

Are you looking for couches comfortable enough to fall asleep on? Then these 2 COUCHES are the ones for you! $200 OBO (250)462-5874 Double bed with frame, $100, side by side double door fridge, $150, ceramic top Kenmore stove, $150, washer & dryer, $175 (both) can deliver & set up, 770-0827 Solid wood pedestal dining table with 4 chairs, one chair has arms, $150 obo, OK Falls, email: Western Star Auctions, the Okanagan’s Premier Auction Houses 161 Ellis Street, weekly auctions every Tuesday @ 6pm Always accepting consignments. 250-492-3203

Garage Sales MOVING Sale!! Pine furniture, unique tables, clothing, wedding dress,games and more! #104-3145 Wilson Street October 13th, 8am - 4pm.

Heavy Duty Machinery 2002 Bobcat 863 2spd, high flow, cab heat, ready for winter. $12,500. (250)260-0533 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

Meadowvale Construction Reno’s, additions, new construction, bathrooms, tile, roofing & more, over 35 yrs experience, call Mark (250)809-8425


RENOVATIONS, no job too big or small, 25 years exp. with solid references. Update your home with peace of mind, call Ted Lund, 250-490-7991

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Premium Wood Shavings Animal bedding, Mulching, Weed control, starting at $250 for 50 cubic yards delivered, (250)770-0214

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Landscaping Fully experienced Landscape Pruner; Evergreen Hedges, Ornamental’s & fruit trees. Picture portfolio & reference list of satisfied clients available, Ph: Gerald at 250-493-5161

Moving & Storage 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

Professional/ Management

Marketing Assistant

Whole Foods Market is the largest natural and organic grocer in the South Okanagan. We are a progressive company that constantly looks for effective ways to connect with new and existing customers. The marketing position entails the use of a wide variety of both Mac and web based tools and programmes. Proficiency in Photoshop and Pages or their close equivalent is essential. Ability to adapt to and manage electronic communication methods and sophisticated data bases is also a crucial aspect of this position. The position is currently available to qualified applicants seeking to work approximately 25 hours per week. We offer excellent wages and benefits including extended health, dental and pension plan. This position offers flexible working hours with the possibility to operate from a home office part of the time. Please forward a detailed resume including examples of previous accomplishments to: Penticton Whole Foods Emporium Ltd. 103 - 1770 Main Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 5G8 Fax: 250-493-2822 E-mail:

Friendly service from Summerland since 1972 Les Porter 250-490-1132 Weaner Pigs. Healthy, naturally raised. Castratedwormed. $80. discounts on lg orders. Vernon Area 250-5422517 or 250-309-0049

Pets TRINITY SHEPHERDS Long Haired Sable Shepherd puppies, available now, shots, wormed. $350. 250-547-9763

Merchandise for Sale

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 Hunting Rifles - Used & New, Beretta 92 Clone by Girsan from $499, at the Best Little Gunshop Around, Weber & Markin Gunsmiths, 4-1691 Powick Rd. Kelowna, 250-7627575, Tues - Sat, 10am-6pm

Free Items FREE BROKEN PALLETS!! Pick-up at the Penticton Western News. 2250 Camrose St. FREE to good homes kittens, 7wks old, needs a little TLC, 250-488-7619 Oatmeal colored loveseat hide-a-bed, with bedding, UPick-Up (very heavy) (250)493-5402 (after 6pm)

Fruit & Vegetables RARE APPLES. No spray

Rubinette, Boskoop & more European Varieties. Organic Gardens 6721 Buchanan RD. 250-542-1032

Firewood/Fuel A-1 Firewood, split & delivered, full cords Pine $200, Fir $250, Mixed $225, 1/2 cord $100, 1/4 cord $50. Day. 250770-0827, Eve. 250-493-2687 FREE BROKEN PALLETS!! Pick-up at the Penticton Western News. 2250 Camrose St.

Misc. for Sale 34” solid wood door, like new, includes hardware, $75. (250)492-4806 ‘98 Eddie Bauer Explorer, new winter tires, & all brakes are new. 1964 Honda 90 scooter, dual sprocket. & Firewood for sale (250)494-9125 CRYSTALS, Earth Stones, Gemstones, Pendulums, Custom Printed Gifts, Beads & Bangles, Fashion Hats & Accessories. Penticton Tile Printing & Gifts 441 Main St. Freezer beef, grain fed, no hormones, no antibiotics, by the side, $2.95 lb. CWF. 250-307-3430. Galley kitchen cabinets, white color, counter top & sink incl., 9’ and 10’, $500, Whirlpool fridge/stove, white, good condition., $100ea, 2 Bathroom vanities 50” & 40” approx. offers (250)492-0894 STEEL BUILDINGS - Canadian made! - Reduced prices now! 20X22 $4,455. 25X26 $4,995. 30X38 $7,275. 32X50 $9,800. 40X54 $13,995. 47X80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

Musical Instruments CORT acoustic steel string guitar with cutaway, grover tuners and Fishman Pickup. Beautiful wood and sound. Must be seen and played to appreciate. $650 Call 250-517-8087 Guitar, Piano, Voice, Song Creation, Performance and Recording Lessons. Aidan Mayes, Tim Holman, Maiya Robbie & Mandy Cole. Phone 778-476-5917. Guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, band & string instruments, music books & access., music lessons, sales & rentals, Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave. E, 250-492-4710

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

Real Estate For Sale By Owner 1220 Government St., 1071 sqft. bungalow, $238,000, #356771, OPEN HOUSE, Sat., 12-2pm Large 3bdrm house, large lot, very private, 9308-Aberdeen Rd, Coldstream, $398,000. 250-546-8630.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Penticton Western News

Real Estate


For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent


Large 2bd 2nd floor, DT Penticton, ns, np, incl. w/d/f/s, mature tenant, ref’s req., $890. Vito. Nov 1. 604-291-1059 LARGE 2bdrm Apt. $850 Avail. Now, & Large 1bdrm Apt. $750, Avail. Nov. 1st, 40+ building. Call (250)-487-1136

******* View Okanagan properties for sale by owner. Selling? No Commission. 250-545-2383, 1-877-291-7576 PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888 REDUCED $39,999. 2bdrm mobile w/addition 1973 12x68, newer roof, flooring, h/w tank. 1 (250)838-2666 Enderby.

Mobile Homes & Parks ✰

Mr. Mobile Home Certified Factory Outlet. Featuring SIERRAS family community, or single and multi-section homes for your property. 250-769-6614

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1, 2 & 3bdrm, adult/senior oriented, clean, quiet, cat’s ok, 250-492-7328

241 Scott Avenue 1 Bedroom from $650 2 Bedroom from $795 Cable Included, 40+ Building, No Smoking, No Pets, Secure Building, Parking, Balcony

250-488-2881 1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-938-7146 1bdrm+den Exec., DT, 136 Front St., 1 block from lake & park, np, secure parking, $1000/mo., Dennis at Realty Executives,(250)493-4372 2 bdrm, close to DT, in suite laundry, $900/mo, 250-8090276 2 BEDROOM SUITE for rent in a Penticton subsidized housing for couples only 55 and over. Call 250-492-8535 FURNISHED or un-furnished apt for rent in Princeton Avail. now, need excellent ref’s & DD. No pets. Call 250-2951006 leave a message.

REALTY EXECUTIVES VANTAGE APARTMENTS: $525 Bach, 1 and 2 bdrm apts near library/downtown, elevator, /$625 cov’d parking, f, s, a/c, balcony, cat ok. NOW and Nov. 1 /$750 (EFR) $600 Skaha Place, 1 bdrm condo, ground floor, new flooring & paint. Avail. Sept. 1 (A444) $650 2nd & 3rd flr walk-up, reno’d, 1 bdrm, with laminate, /$660 freshly painted, f,s, coin-up laundry. Avail. NOW (KBD304) $725 2 bdrm, grd flr, h.w. flrs, newer kitchen, f,s, a/c, covered parking, extra storage. Avail. NOW (A447) $750 Skaha Place, 2 bdrm condo, large patio, f, s, a/c, elevator. Avail. NOW (A323) $1100 Lakeshore 3, 8th flr, 1 bdrm + den, 6 appl, sec’d parking, fitness rooms, pool and hot tub. Avail. NOW (Ot387)

HOUSES: $950

Near Pen High, top half of duplex, 2 bdrm & den, 5 appliances, hardwood floors, lease req’d. Avail. NOW (H710-2) $950 Lower 3 bdrm duplex, laminate flrs, f,s, w.d, 1 bathroom, close to mall. Avail. Nov. 15 (H721-1) $1000 Near Pen High, 2 bdrm house, with rec room in basement, fenced yard, h.w. floors. Avail. Nov. 1 (H699) $1200 2 bdrm home, 1 bath, H.W flrs and carpet, fenced yard, f,s, d/w, w.d, near schools. Avail. NOW (H757)



Homes for Rent


233 Brendan Ave, 2bd, garage, yard, across from Walmart $1200, VJ 250-490-1530

$480 up Motel rooms and RV pads. Located at Penticton and RV park Summerland. Good till May 31st. Taxes if apply. 250-487-0268

Auto Accessories/Parts

Commercial/ Industrial 2000 sq. ft. warehouse space. Zoned for fitness/ boxing center etc., 22ft ceilings, 14’ overhead door, 3 phase power, washroom, office, access to fenced yard, $6.75/ sq.ft. Triple-net. 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, PRIME Commercial Spaces: 2300sqft. in busy Plaza, ample parking, also 770sqft., in OK Market for food-related retail business, Barb 250-492-6319

Duplex / 4 Plex Keremeos- 2100 sq.ft., 5 appl., 4bd, 2.5ba, remodelled, lrg. single garage, lrg. fenced yard, R.V. parking, $875, (250)487-7522, 250-809-3406 Oliver, 2bdrm duplex, near high school, f/s/w/d, $725+util., 250-485-7903 after 3pm UPPER DUPLEX 3 bdrms, master includes walk-in closet and deck, Bright with 2 skylights, Great family neighborhood, close to shopping and schools. $1200 INCLUDING UTILITIES. AVAILABLE NOW (250) 460-1387 Call after 6pm or leave message.

Homes for Rent 1bdrm orchard home,Summerland, 5 new appl., No smoking, no pets, $700/mo.+util., (Avg $100), Suitable for single person, avail. Nov. 250-494-4666

2bdrm, 1ba, 6 appl., close to school and shopping, small pets considered, driveway w/ carport, partial bsmt., fenced yard, u/g irrig., $1100/mo. +util. (250)493-2917 2 Bedroom mobile with newer garage, storage shed and cellar for rent, on its own, .25 acre lot. 20 minutes west of Penticton in Olalla (Keremeos). Smaller pets OK. Non Smokers. $750 per month. Contact Alex at (250) 4884542 Beautiful 2 bdrm, 2 bathroom, 1200 sqft Upper Level Home, vaulted ceilings, private, landscaped, fenced. Pets on approval, $975 includes utilities & Sat. TV. References required. 250-499-0035 evenings. Cozy 2bdrm home, large private backyard, yard work req’d, N/S, small pets neg., ref’s, & 1yr lease req’d, $925 + util. (250)496-4031 FOR rent modern executive home. $1650. 1 blk from OK lake. 2100 Sqft. 3 br, 2.5 bath, central vac. private fenced yard, 2 car garage, hot tub, walk to downtown. Ns/np. Ph. 250-498-2073 email: Large house for rent, ref’s req’d, N/P, 250-492-3593 or 250-809-6972 Pent. 2bdrm + den, 1 ba., fenced yrd., garage, walk to dwntn, avail. now, N/S, N/P, $1100 + util. (250)770-8020 PENTICTON, close to Columbia school, 5 bdrm, 2.5bth, new wood fp, 2000sq.ft, lg fenced yard. $1600+util. Avail Nov 1. 250-493-9518 Save 40-50% of your rent Own your own home! With as low as $0 down. Call today 250-809-5004 Charlie Brooks

Royal LePage Locations West

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent


(250) 770-1948 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Naramata Hillside: very large, Fairview: Lrg, quiet, 1 bdrm private, 1 bdrm suite, f/s, w/d, d/w, condo f/s, w/d, a/c, d/w, m/w. Pkg wood f/p, a/c, deck with excellent & deck. $775.00 incl. water. view of Ok lake, garage, near Kettle Valley trail, all util. incl. avail Lakeshore Towers: 4th floor, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, f/s, w/d, d/w, m/w, now $825.00. Some pets ok. cent air and heat, pkg, deck, Edmonton Ave.: 55 Plus, 2 bdrm, storage, pool, sauna, hot tub 2 bath condo. F/S, W/D, D/W, and more. Avail. Nov.1 $1400.00 A/C, pkg and storage. $950.00 + elec. incl. water, avail now MONDAY - FRIDAY

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

250-492-2233 ASk FOR DebbIe


132 Power Street 2 bed, completely reno., fr/st, incl. utilities. Avail. NOW........ $900.00 1 bed, ground floor reno., fr/st, incl. utilities. Avail. NOV. 1 ... $700.00 3313 wILSoN Street .................................... $1150.00 2 bed corner apt., 2 bath, 5 appl., secure parking. Avail. NOW 246 HAStINGS AVe. (2Nd FLoor) ......... $1050.00 2 bed corner apt., 2 bath, 6 appl., secure parking. Avail. NOW 250 mArINA wAy ............................................... $1600.00 2 bed, 2 bath, fr/st, d/w, w/d, secure parking. Avail. NOV. 1

Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:


Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

398 NANAImo AVe. weSt ............................ $1250.00 3 bed, 5 appl. Avail. NOV. 1

280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 -

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


Auto Financing

STORE FRONT on busy Rutland Road, in high traffic area available immediately. Contact (250)861-1565.


1bdrm daylight basement, close to Wiltse Elem. Sch., N/S, N/P, $700 incl. util., (250)493-5630 1BDRM on Wiltse, utilities incl, n/s, n/p, ref’s req., $650/mo, avail now, 250-492-2908 or 250-490-1025

Scrap Car Removal

2bdrm basement suite, 4appl., close to school & shopping, $850/mo (incl. util), call 250492-7129 for appointment

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


Cars - Domestic

1991 Chev,,long box, 4x4, 454 auto, p/w, p/l. $1800 obo. 250-307-0002 2006 Toyota Rav-4 Limited, 4 cyl auto, cloth, 76000km, no accidents. PW, PS, A/C, cruise, tilt, pwr locks, alarm, pwr driver seat, CD changer, Clarion DVD, pwr sunroof, hood deflector, fog lights, side window visors, side step bars, cargo mat, all weather mats, 2” tow hitch. Vehicle very clean condition, only minor paint scuffs. New windshield this year, new tires last year. Comes with set of winter tires on rims. $16,500. (250)3073293 2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 loaded, new brakes & rotors front&rear,4 new studded tires $4700.obo 250-307-0002

Trucks & Vans

3bdrm, 1.5ba, private backyard, coin laundry, np, ns, $950/mo., (250)490-4198

Penticton, very clean, 2 bdrm, 1 ba, Lrg. storage, cement backyard, 4appl., close to malls, bus route, schools, $975/mo.+util. Mature working person only, N/S, N/P, Avail. Nov. 1st, (250)493-5032 or 250-809-6748

2002 MUSTANG GT, 5spd coupe, leather, all power options, keyless entry, tinted glass, MACH system 6CD, new tires (only used 2 months), like new condition inside & out, lady driven, 2nd owner, summer driven only, only 180,000kms. $6900. 250-351-5478.




outh S Okanagan


Sport Utility Vehicle DL# 7557


ST BE of the

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.

2004 BMW X5, 3.0L 122K, metalic grey, loaded, new tires $18,500. (250)309-1867

Summerland Ground Level, 1400 sqft suite, 2bd, priv, front & back ent, 6 appls, gas f/p, all utils incl. quiet working adults pref’d, no druggies. Avail now. $800/mo. (250)494-7413

3bdrm in Ok Falls, 1.5ba, full bsmt, window coverings, DW, F/S, close to school, town & lake, Avail. Nov. 1st, (250)8094949, (250)490-0875

Running or buy it! Sell Any One Free 1-800-551-

1978 Sircco Ford Motorhome for sale, bathroom, shower, sleeps four, fridge, stove, furnace,motor on propane, Lots of storage. Good for hunting and summer camping, excellent condition, clean in and out. awning, new tires and batteries, asking $4500obo, open to offers, must be seen to be appreciated, nice little unit, goes anywhere, 250-490-4717 Sue or Larry

Suites, Lower

2room cottage, queen bed, util. incl., cable, req’s single,mature person, N/S, N/P. $650/mo. (250)490-3855

Vehicle Wanted WE BUY All Cars! Not, we will Cars/Trucks/Vans. Car today with Phone call to: 8647.

50cc Tomos scooter, black, 265 miles, like new, $1400 OBO, Call (250)490-4791

Roommate wanted, $450-500, everything incl., pet ok, (250)809-2697

2 BRM bright basement in Hansen str. Fenced yard. $799 OBO. Share utilities. 250-487-0268



Shared Accommodation

Property Management


Four 205-60R16 winter tires, on multi fit 5-bolt steel wheels, as new, less than 8000kms, $750. 250-499-2779

Motel monthly rentals in Penticton & Oliver, Avail. until June 2013, LARGE 1bdrm suites & bachelor suites, Fully furnished, utilities/cable incl., quiet location, near Mall & bus route. Call Valley Star Motel 250-492-7205. Ext. 0 or Maple Leaf Motel Inn Towne, 250498-3497

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$1000 Near OK College & Can. Tire, 2 bdrm, 1 bath home, fenced yard. Avail. Sept./12 to June/13. (H679) $1200 Newer 2 bdrm 2 bath condo near SOEC and downtown, sec’d parking, 2 decks. Avail. Sept. or NOW through May/ June/13 (A446)



Dealer #28372

Hobby Farm, 10 acres, w/ 3 bdrm, basement home. Finance 10% down $398, 000. 4855 Miller Rd. Armstrong B.C. 1-250-546-8630


LEISURELAND RV CENTRE • Licensed RV Technicians • Appliance Warranty Depot • ICBC & Private Insurance Claims • Check out our In-Store Saturday Parts Specials"


Adult Escorts 250-307-8174. Krystal 20, Brittany 26, Lily 24, Jasmine 28, Jina 45. In/out Up scale Discreet, Fun, Flirty Girls! Hiring. Fall into temptation with Skyler, 24/7, Out/In, Penticton, 250-809-3733 MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048

Penticton Western News Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hey baby!


spend $175 and receive

look for this week’s baby specials in stores now!


Hershey’s chocolate up to 16.97 value 125 count, peanut free or assorted, 1.25 kg


414264 / 340708

◆Spend $175 or more before applicable taxes at any Real Canadian Superstore location and receive free Hershey’s chocolate, 125 count. Excludes purchase of tobacco, alcohol products, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated. The retail value of up to $16.97 will be deducted from the total amount of your purchase before sales taxes are applied. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. Valid from Friday, October 12th until closing Thursday, October 18th, 2012. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. No substitutions, refunds or exchanges on free item. 414264 / 340708

Pampers superbig pack diapers size N-6, 58-128’s 234015






live dungeness crab small 247817

/lb 8.77 /kg

lean ground beef club size 539532



/lb 4.37 /kg


Casa Mendosa tortillas assorted varieties, 10”, 384-640 g 248601







Enfamil A+ or Enfapro A+ powder 550-730 g 554992 / 101881







fresh McIntosh apples product of Canada, Canada fancy grade 503129



Pampers mega wipes 180-216’s 831296


McCain ultra thin crust pizza selected varieties, frozen, 334-360 g 516731

Johnson & Johnson baby needs 200-592 mL 449279






Fisher Price Baby’s First Blocks 815481



2 7



product of China 716013






fresh seedless mandarin oranges

Doritos selected varieties, 260 g 660025







Fisher Price Rock-a-Stack 553517








Kraft Cheez Whiz

1 kg








Lysol No Touch system 1’s 408403








Tresemme hair care or styling selected varieties and sizes 676300 / 414622

Prices are in effect until Thursday, October 18, 2012 or while stock lasts.





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Q-Tips cotton swabs 500’s 449162

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Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. NO RAINCHECKS OR SUBSTITUTIONS on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2012 Loblaws Inc. Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.

Guaranteed Lowest Prices *Applies only to our major supermarket competitors’ print advertisements (i.e. flyer, newspaper). We will match the competitor’s advertised price only during the effective date of the competitor’s print advertisement. Our major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us and are based on a number of factors which can change from time to time. Identical items are defined as same brand, item type (in the case of produce, meat and bakery), size and attributes and carried at this store location. We will not match competitors’ “multi-buys” (eg. 2 for $4), “spend x get x”, “Free”, “clearance”, discounts obtained through loyalty programs, or offers related to our third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners etc.). We reserve the right to cancel or change the terms of this promise at any time.

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We Match Prices! *Look for the symbol in store. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match select items in our major supermarket competitors’ flyers throughout the week. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We match identical items (defined as same brand, size, and attributes) and for fresh produce, meat and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us).

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SALE ENDS THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2012 *$600 Minimum Purchase. Does not Apply to Previous Purchases. Amount Equal to HST Deducted Off Purchase Price.





With Posturepedic Coils, Memory Foam and Latex, Foam Encased Edge Guard, organic cotton fabric, Silk and Wool Fibre. Firm or Plush.





$699.99 QUEEN SET







Dresser, Mirror, 5 Drawer Chest, 2 Night Tables, Headboard, Footboard and Rails.











$449.99 $499.99 $699.99 7-PC. TABLE AND 6 CHAIRS or TABLE, 4 CHAIRS AND BENCH

Dresser, Mirror, 5 Drawer Chest, 2 Night Tables, Headboard, Footboard and Rails.











$699.99 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 2549 SKAHA LK. RD.

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October 17, 2012 edition of the Penticton Western News