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A technology company which has worked on communications projects around the world has relocated to Summerland.
Arrests were made in a gun smuggling operation with a Summerland connection.
Children will get hands-on activities at a celebration of science next week.
The Summerland Rotary Club has been active in an ongoing initiative to eradicate polio.
A recent benefit concert raised $2,500 to help an orphanage in Nepal.
YOUR SMILE I try to see the best in everyone. They, however, are trying to hide it from me.
Fall Fair’s future unsure by John Arendt
Board members needed if 103-year-old fair is to continue
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Presenting a poppy
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Lt. Col. Harry Quarton presents a poppy to Mayor Janice Perrino. From now until Remembrance Day on Nov. 11, Canadians are wearing poppies as a way to remember and pay tribute to those who have been killed in wars.
Greyhound cuts won’t speed transit service by John Arendt
While Greyhound wants to cut its service in the South Okanagan, B.C. Transit is not rushing to replace the bus with a regional transit service. The municipality has been working to bring a regional service to the area for several years. Although Summerland now has transit bus shelters in place, nothing more than a rudimentary service is in place. “We have to learn more,”
Summerland Mayor Janice Perrino said. “We have to look at what the costs are.” Greyhound has announced it is cutting its service because of low ridership. Instead of offering four buses in each direction each day, the proposed cuts will bring the service to two buses each direction each day. Perrino said the low ridership should be a concern. “If Greyhound’s doing that badly, will it be that bad for B.C. Transit?” she asked. Greyhound uses 54-pas-
senger buses for all its routes, including the Summerland to Penticton route. The buses do not reach capacity. The least used of the buses averages 3.9 passengers. Perrino said a regional service must be planned carefully to ensure people will use it. She said potential passengers will not use a service if it is a significant inconvenience to them. “We need to have it at least four to six times a day,” she said.
Unless volunteers step forward to join the Summerland Fall Fair’s board of directors, the 103-year-old festival is in danger of folding. Connie Davis, past president of the fair, said there are just five people on the board. Ideally, the board would have 12 members, although it is possible to function with nine. “It’s rather discouraging,” Davis said. “We can’t proceed with just five directors.” When the fair is held on the second weekend of September, volunteers step forward to help out. The difficulty comes in the rest of the year, when planning and preparation work are required. For several years, the board has been losing members, although those who remained were willing to take on extra responsibilities. This year, Davis has said she will step down from the presidency, although she will remain on the board as the past president to assist the new president. Davis said new volunteers help to provide fresh ideas and fresh connections to the board. While a suggestion has been made to cancel the fair for one year, Davis said the board voted against such a move. In its history, the fair has been cancelled just once, during one of the world wars, she said. She believes cancelling the fair for now would result in it closing permanently. The board will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Fall Fair office on Kelly Avenue. At that meeting, the future of the fair will be determined, depending on whether volunteers have come forward to serve on the board. Board terms are for two years. The board meets once a month for an hour to an hour and a half. Members then have responsibilities between board meetings. Those interested in volunteering are asked to contact Davis at 250-494-1448.
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Apple Valley Cruisers Car Club gave proceeds from the Endless Summer Show and Shine to several organizations in the community. The Girl Guides, Summerland Steam Hockey Club, Summerland Kiwanis, St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Summerland Fire Department’s Toys and Toonies for Tots and Teens and the Summerland Secondary School Jazz Band each received $200 from the club. From left are Gary Janzen of the car club, Steve Semenoff, Doug Chadwick, Daniel Kerr, Nelson Hurry, Josh Spence, Derek Grimm and Jordan Boultbee of the Summerland Steam, Heather Martin and Layna Martin of the Girl Guides, Dale Hooper of the Summerland Fire Department, Megan Avery, Philippe Schaffner, Allister Gilman and Bobby Shaw of the Summerland Secondary School Jazz Band, Michael Colbeck of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jacques Lefebvre of the Apple Valley Cruisers and Kiwanis vice-president Tom Jacques.
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Arrests made in gun trafficking ring Summerland storage locker used during international smuggling operation by Kristi Patton Black Press Two Penticton men were arrested, and subsequently released, for their alleged involvement in an international gun trafficking ring.
“One was arrested after officers stopped him, and a man he was with, in a vehicle, with officers finding seven firearms and prohibited firearms-related devices including a silencer in the car,” said Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. Chief Officer Dan Malo, at a press conference in Vancouver on Thursday. Maureen Guylas,
Police report Driver prohibited
On Oct. 24, while conducting a road check, police noticed a motorist attempting to evade the check. The driver was later stopped on Blair Street. He had been prohibited from driving. He is now facing charges of driving while prohibited.
Overnight on Oct. 20 to 21, a motorist on Herron Road drove into a pair of maple trees. Residents noticed a 1960s Ford pickup truck speeding away from the scene. Police are still investigating the incident.
Vehicles collide in roundabout
On Oct. 16 at 12:15 p.m., police were called following a two-vehicle collision at the roundabout at Prairie Valley Road and Rosedale Avenue. A Ford Taurus was in the roundabout when a Chevrolet Cavalier entered and struck the rear passenger side. The driver of the Cavalier received a $121 fine for entering the roundabout when it was not safe to do so.
media liaison for the CFSEU-BC, confirmed two Penticton men were arrested but no formal charges have been laid yet so their names cannot be released. The gun trafficking investigation is continuing and Malo said they expect further charges to be laid. Vernon man, Riley Stewart Kotz, 32, was a primary target formally arrested on Oct. 19 and charged with 34 firearms related offences. Malo said Kotz allegedly tried to pull
out a handgun hidden in his clothing in an effort to disarm two of the arresting officers before he was able to be handcuffed. Simultaneous to this arrest and the Penticton arrests, warrants were executed in Pace, Florida where a woman associated with the suspect was arrested. Officers searched houses in the 400 block of Bennett Street and 2000 block of Sandstone Crescent in Penticton, a storage locker in the 9900 block of Victoria South Road in Summerland and a home
in Vernon. From these properties they seized close to 40 firearms. Acting on a tip, the 10-month investigation began with undercover police officers purchasing numerous guns and accessories off of Craigslist that are illegal in Canada. These included magazines modified to increase their capacity, handguns, machine guns that were re-engineered and some that were made into fully automatic firearms. Malo said it is
believed some of the guns and magazines were purchased in the U.S. and smuggled into Canada by driving them across the border to be sold to the highest bidder. He said most likely the seized guns would have ended up in the hands of gangsters, some who would pay up to $4,500 for them. C F S E U - B C recovered approximately 80 firearms, over-capacity magazines and thousands of rounds of ammunition during the investigation which
among heavy users of Facebook or Twitter. More mainstream use of social media means cyber-bullying is becoming more widespread and not just limited to online chat rooms, according to 6S Marketing president Chris Breikss. “Considering the speed of social media and its availability — through smart phones, tablets — harassment has become inescapable,” he said. “It turns into a round-the-clock
nightmare. The internet’s immediacy gives bullies a perception of power and the sheer volume of these unmoderated interactions can have devastating consequences.” About 46 per cent of B.C. adults use Facebook daily — rising to 64 per cent of 18- to 34-year-olds — and levels are higher in households with teens. Sixteen per cent use Twitter daily (37 per cent in the 18-34 group.)
Fifty-eight per cent of parents surveyed said they believed
Poll shows cyber-bully fears run high About 23 per cent of B.C. teens have been victims of cyber-bullying, according to a new survey of parents. The online poll of 504 B.C. adults by West-6S Marketing found widespread concern about cyberbullying, with 89 per cent very or somewhat concerned. Eight per cent of adults surveyed also said they’ve been cyber-bullied and that rose to 12 per cent
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involved multiple agencies and spanned Florida, Montana and Louisiana as well as several communities in B.C. including Penticton, Summerland and Vernon. “In the hands of untrained individuals, guns like the ones seized are highly uncontrollable and there is a significant risk for collateral damage should they be used,” said Insp. Jim Cunningham with the RCMP’s national weapons enforcement support team, who assisted the CFSEU-BC in the investigation.
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Finding volunteers If volunteers do not come forward soon, Summerland might not have a fall fair in 2013. The fair has been a Summerland tradition for 103 years, but organizing it takes a lot of work. Ideally, the board would consist of 12 members, although it is possible to take care of the organization with nine members. At present, there are just five board members. The fair is a popular event in Summerland. It draws good crowds and it brings in many exhibitors. Getting volunteers to help set up and take down the fair has not been too difficult. The problem has come with getting people to commit to a two-year board term. Without a board, there is no way to run a fair. If the fair shuts down for one year, it is doubtful it could ever start up again. It is far easier to continue the fair than to bring it back once it has stopped. The shortage of volunteers is nothing new. In the past decade, the organizers of the fair have put out several calls for volunteer directors. Those calls were answered and the fair was able to keep going just a little longer. This time, we wonder if we have heard the final call for help from the fair. While many organizations have trouble getting committed volunteers for the planning process, it is puzzling that in a community of this size the necessary help could not be found. In three weeks, the board will meet once more. At that meeting, the members must decide how to proceed. If additional directors still have not come forward, then maybe it is time to regretfully acknowledge the end of a long-standing Summerland tradition. Keeping a community event on life support is not a good solution.
Summerland kids are fortunate to have a fun, safe place to celebrate Halloween. The annual Halloween Haunt at the community pool hosts more than 300 children. The event has become a popular Summerland tradition thanks to aquatic centre staff and volunteers from many parts of the community who assist in making the evening memorable for the children and teens who attend.
Little new in B.C. Liberal renewal WHISTLER – B.C. Liberal delegates gathered for their convention on the weekend at the Chateau Whistler, the same luxury hotel where Gordon Campbell fired up the troops in 2008. Back then the advertising slogan was “Keep BC Strong.” Unveiled at Premier Christy Clark’s pre-election pep rally: “ To g e t h e r. Building BC.” This slight Tom Fletcher change hints at the big difference. Campbell led a front-running party to a third straight majority, while Clark is a struggling underdog pleading for unity to turn back an NDP tsunami. Hence “Free Enterprise Friday,” a discussion open to non-party members. Clark began with an upbeat speech urging party members to “reach out our arms, open the tent and be as big as we can possibly be.” So did they? Dashing between three concurrent sessions, I missed a fair amount of it, but there were some provocative suggestions to appeal to those inclined to support the resurgent B.C. Conservatives. An accountant spoke to a packed room about the growing unfunded liability of public sector pensions, most of which are still of the “defined benefit” variety. Based on bond interest rates that have since sunk to all-time lows, these government-guaranteed pensions are now a free ride for those lucky enough to have them, funded
by the taxes of private sector workers who in many cases have no pension plan at all. There was talk of passing a law that all new public sector hires be restricted to a “defined contribution” plan where the employee and employer contribute equally and the pension is based on what those contributions yield. This would provoke the mother of all confrontations with the B.C. Federation of Labour, but there was no evidence yet that this is going beyond the talking stage. The resolutions continued
motion that would have made membership in the B.C. Teachers’ Federation optional. This would have been a declaration of war on B.C.’s most militant union, just as Clark and Education Minister Don McRae embark on a long-shot bid to end the decades of confrontation that have defined that relationship since teachers were relegated to the industrial union model of labour relations. There was a brief debate on a motion to scrap the carbon tax, sponsored by northern members
Campbell led a front-running party to a third straight majority, while Clark is a struggling underdog pleading for unity to turn back an NDP tsunami. the theme of confronting the labour movement, ritual combat that seems to be an inescapable part of B.C. elections. Delegates passed two motions, one calling for public sector unions to disclose what they spend on salaries, political activities and lobbying, and another advocating a ban on unions spending compulsory dues on political campaigns. This is a pet project of Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad, whose constituency sponsored both motions. Rustad presented a private member’s bill last year to require detailed disclosure, but it was left to die on the order paper. Like all the policy resolutions debated at the convention, these ideas are not binding on the government. Again, there is no actual change on the horizon. Delegates rejected another
who see it as unfairly punitive on those who endure cold weather and long highway drives for themselves and the goods they need to have trucked in. This was rejected too, after delegates were reminded that the tax now takes in more than $1 billion annually that is used to reduce business and personal income taxes. Scrapping it would amount to announcing acrossthe-board income tax hikes, contradicting 12 years of B.C. Liberal policy just before an election. The good news for Clark is that the 2012 convention was a high-energy, well-attended event that contradicts the notion of a party in disarray. The bad news is, nothing has really changed. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews. com. email@example.com
Even though Summerlanders will soon have less bus service from Greyhound, plans for a regional transit service are not moving any faster. The cuts to Greyhound service will reduce the number of buses from four a day in each direction to two a day in each direction. We hope the provincial government takes notice and provides us with a regional transit service. The need now is greater than ever before.
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Agreement not good for Canada Debate Dear Editor: Have you heard about the deal in Parliament? Most of you probably have not. The deal is dubbed Canada-China FIPA (Foreign Investment and Protection Agreement) and so far as I understand, it appears to protect only one player: China. If finalized this week, it will open doors to multi-
billion dollar buyouts of Canada’s resources. A Globe and Mail writer has called the deal “tantamount to a commercial bill of rights for China in this country” and goes on to say “Nexen is important. But it’s a tree. The investment deal is the forest.” If this deal goes through, Chinese companies will have the right
to sue your municipality, province, and the federal government. FIPA could allow Chinese companies to challenge our laws, and sue our pants off if they don’t get their way. The losers in this situation: employees, the environment, healthy communities, and of course, Canadian taxpayers. This is a 31-year deal
and there is no escape route for Canada if relations begin to falter. This is not a good deal for Canadians. The political agenda of the few running our country is scary to say the least. The fact that the federal government is secretly selling Canada’s resources and rights to the Chinese is taking it to the limit.
As of Oct. 25, no debate had occurred. Without debate or vote, the deal could automatically be approved by Nov. 1. Call MP Dan Albas and find out what’s happening. As Canadians we must stand up to be heard, and stop ignoring the values we hold true before they crumble away. Erin Carlson Summerland
The Early years
A major rain delay
Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum
Heavy rains in November of 1949 washed out the railway tracks just north of Penticton on the east side of the lake. This train was slowly proceeding on an uphill grade when the engine and one car derailed and went over the bank. Thankfully there were no injuries to crew or passengers. It must have been quite a job to get the hillside stabilized, the rail fixed and the massive engine back on its feet. According to the good ol’ Farmer’s Almanac, we won’t have to worry about heavy rains this November. The forecast is for warmer than average temperatures and slightly less than average precipitation.
absent on deal
Dear Editor: In one week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper could commit Canada to the most sweeping trade deal in a generation without a single debate or vote. If the Canada-China FIPA passes, it will pave the way for China’s massive companies to spend billions buying-out Canada’s natural resource companies. Under FIPA, China’s companies can sue Canadian governments, federal, provincial or municipal, in secret tribunals outside the Canadian court system if those governments do anything that would limit the companies’ profits in Canada. The FIPA would tie our hands for 31 years, making it possible for China’s companies to challenge Canadian laws that create jobs, protect our environment and build healthy communities with billiondollar lawsuits that would cost taxpayers dearly. Canada has already spent hundreds of millions on penalties from lawsuits launched under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and right now Belgium is facing a $3 billion suit from one of China’s companies because of a similar foreign investor agreement. Why would Prime Minister Harper lock us into this secretive and extreme deal? It’s short terms gains for long-term pain, and Canadians and Chinese alike have a right to have a say in the decisions that will shape our lives. M.P. Albas, how can you in good conscience support this? K. Staley Summerland
Support helped fund children’s house in Nepal Dear Editor: The team from the Gaige Children’s House of Kathmandu, Nepal would like to thank Cynthia Kereluk, Critteraid, and the businesses and residents of Summerland for
their overwhelming support of the Oct. 20 KidsAid Fundraiser. Through your dedication and donations, enough money was raised to sustain the Gaige Children’s House for the com-
ing months. The Gaige Children’s House is a home for orphaned children in Kathmandu, Nepal. This house is a joint project between former Summerland residents Preston Wright,
Join us at Memorial Park to pay tribute to Canada's war heroes. We salute the veterans of Branch #22 and honour those who served and serve to protect our country. Brenda Hamilton Manager
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Karen Strachan Cuthbertson and the Human Health Development Committee of Nepal. Thank you again for your generous contributions and time.
We are thrilled that the Gaige Children’s Home is so strongly connected to our home community. Preston Wright and Karen Strachan Cuthbertson Kathmandu, Nepal
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Passenger service essential in region Dear Editor: From the time the Canadian Pacific Railway was built, subsidized passenger rail travel was provided — the distances in Canada
between settlements, towns and cities was too great. Ordinary people in the early days could not afford to pay the actual cost of passenger service.
Over the many years since passenger rail service was provided, the passenger trains always lost money. CPR and later CNR was paid a subsidy to keep the pas-
senger service rolling. Today, the one railway that is not openly subsidized is the Rocky Mountain Rail Service. Today bus service between towns and
cities is an essential service: The Okanagan Valley has large numbers of retired senior citizens: Many of those folks on limited pension, cannot afford the cost of air
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Municipal Council will hold a Public Hearing to hear representations of interested persons who deem their interest in property affected by the below mentioned housekeeping text amendment to District of Summerland Zoning Bylaw No. 2000-450 at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Office, 13211 Henry Avenue, Summerland, B.C.: a) Bylaw Number 2012-025 Purpose: To adjust setbacks for agricultural uses. Applicant: District of Summerland Amendments: That Zoning Bylaw 2000-450 be amended as follows: • Section 8.1.6 – Siting Regulations – Principal and Accessory Buildings and Structures within a Farm Home Plate and crop, machinery and/or chemical storage Buildings outside a Farm Home Plate (setbacks); Greenhouses; wineries, cideries, Buildings and Structures housing animals, livestock or poultry; livestock feeding stations; mushroom growing facilities; and all other Structures (setbacks). • Section 8.2.6 – Siting Regulations – Principal and Accessory Buildings and Structures housing animals, livestock or poultry; livestock feeding stations; mushroom growing facilities; and all other Structures (setbacks); Greenhouses; wineries, cideries, Buildings and Structures housing animals, livestock or poultry; livestock feeding stations; mushroom growing facilities; and all other Structures (setbacks). Please note that all correspondence submitted to the District of Summerland in response to this Notice will form part of the public record and will be published in a meeting agenda when this matter is before the Council or a Committee of Council. The District considers the author’s address relevant to Council’s consideration of this matter and will disclose this personal information. The author’s phone number and email address is not relevant and should not be included in the correspondence if the author does not wish this personal information disclosed.
allow Greyhound buses to carry first class mail. The government would kill two birds with one stone. Greyhound, in the 1950s actually started the courier business in North America. Bus Parcel Express was a winner; why Greyhound dropped their courier monopoly is a mystery. Regardless of why they did it should not matter. The mail service should be reinstated. The mail transportation business would actually not be a subsidy. Carrying passengers and first class mail would be a winner for everybody. A side bar to such an arrangement would to be to actually have daily mail service once again between towns and cities with shorter bus routes.. Ernie Slump Penticton
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Inquiries relative to the above proposed bylaws should be directed to the Municipal Office, 13211 Henry Avenue, Summerland, B.C. Copies of the bylaw and related correspondence are available for inspection at the Municipal Office during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), Monday to Friday inclusive (excluding Statutory Holidays), up to and including Tuesday, November 13th, 2012. Council will receive no representation after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.
travel. In 1987 CN and CP was let off the passenger rail hook. A new passenger rail service Via Rail — a taxpayer subsidized passenger rail service was introduced. CN-CP Rail sold their passenger rail rolling stock to Via for $500 million. What Via — the taxpayers — had actually acquired was $500 million worth of rolling junk. Most CN-CP passenger rail cars were worn out. By the winter of 1991-92 one hundred cars were taken out of service due to major under carriage failure. Those worn out cars were replaced by the Quebec manufacturer, Bombardier. God only knows how much Bombardier was paid by taxpayers to build the new Via Rail cars. A simple means to provide the bus service would be to
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Summerland Review Thursday, November 1, 2012
Tech firm relocates to Summerland Company has worked on numerous international projects
by John Arendt
A worker at North West Technology’s Panama project sets up a communications tower. The company, which relocated to Summerland, has worked on communications infrastructure projects around the world.
Smart meter installation project nearly completed by Tom Fletcher Black Press BC Hydro is getting close to the end of its installation of 1.7 million wireless electricity meters, but the “smart grid” won’t be functional until next spring. Until then, meters will still be read manually or consumption estimated for billing purposes.
Cindy Verschoor, BC Hydro’s communications manager for the smart meter program, said about four per cent of the meter installations remain to be done. Some of the old meters remain in locations around the province, either because they are inaccessible or because owners have refused new ones.
A Canadian technology company, which has worked on projects around the world, has relocated from Alberta to Summerland. North West Technology Inc. designs, supplies and installs communications infrastructure for industrial projects. Its clients have been in mining, oil and gas and forestry industries. Some of the projects have been in Madagascar, Panama, the United States and Canada. Many are multi-year projects in remote locations. Company president Dean Colpitts said the move to Summerland came because of the high cost of land in Alberta. “The cost of doing business in Alberta has grown exponentially in the last 10 years,” he said. “Most of our income is international. That allows us to pick and choose where we’ll be.” The company was formed in Edmonton early in 2003. Since that time, it has
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grown and taken on significant projects around the world. At present, North West Technology has nine employees and numerous contractors for its projects. Some of the positions are project-based while others are fulltime.
The company bought a 511 square metre building at 9202 Shale Ave. earlier this year. A 186 square metre office addition was constructed on the north side of the building. There are five people on staff at the Summerland office,
although the staff on site is expected to grow to eight to 10 people, Colpitts said. The Summerland facility also includes warehouse space, allowing the company to store equipment needed for its various projects.
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North West Technology has moved its offices from Alberta to Summerland. From left are Patrick Potter, Ryan Horn, Marcia Rothfield, Dean Colpitts, Dianne Wilson, Doug Horn and Scott Halliday
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Lying on the gurney, Jennifer Butler, 13, is about to be “cut up” by Summer Frizzell, 13, at the Halloween event at the Summerland Aquatic Centre on Saturday evening.
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The Chamber office is busy organizing Summerland’s 25th Festival of Lights, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 30. Check the Chamber’s website for full event listings and join our Festival of Lights Facebook page for regular updates. Look for a lot of new and exciting additions for the 25th anniversary, including live ice carving, a larger than ever kid zone, and incredible fireworks set to music. Visit summerlandchamber.com
The Second Annual Light Up the Vines event will be held Dec. 1 and 2. Check Bottleneck Drive’s website for how to join in the fun. Visit www.bottleneckdrive.com The new elected executive for Bottleneck Drive includes Julian Scholefield, President (Okanagan Crush Pad, Operations Manager), Jack Fraser, Vice President (Thornhaven Estates Winery, Owner), Diane Sarglepp, Treasurer (Heaven’s Gate Winery, Owner), and Kristina Neilsen, Secretary (Sumac
Ridge Estate Winery, Assistant Visitor Experience Manager).
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Thornhaven Estates Winery has been listed in the top 25 wineries in Canada by Wine Access Magazine. For the third year in a row Wine Press Northwest magazine has awarded Local Lounge and Grille Best BC Wine List.
Summerland attracted provincewide attention with the Chamber’s recent launch of B.C.’s first roadside wifi hotspot at the Trout Creek pullout. Visitors can pull off the highway and use the service to access local attractions and business listings. For information on advertising on the wifi website, contact the Chamber office.
The Chamber welcomes the following new business members: Bloom Hair Studio, N. Forlin Enterprises Ltd, Twenty 4 Consulting, On the Spot First Aid, Len’s Massage, and Penticton Auto Glass and Upholstery.
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Don’t miss the Summerland Review if you happen to be out of town. The online edition of the Review can keep you up to date on what’s happening in the community.
Shop and Studio is hosting their Grand Opening on Saturday, November 10 at their new location at 10105 Main Street. Drop by from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet with owner Barbara Gillespie and enter to win great prize draws.
Renovations and expansions
North West Technology Inc held an open house last week to celebrate the company’s move to Summerland. They recently completed extensive renovations on their head office location in the James Lake Industrial Park. Congratulations to the North West Technology team and welcome to Summerland. JustSay-IT, a Summerland consulting firm providing content management strategy and technical communications, has joined forces as an independent service provider with Growth Strategy Dynamics in Kamloops. Beth Haggerty, principal for JustSayIT, says the collaboration means complimentary services for her clients.
The Summerland Chamber welcomes Jennifer Delanty as our new book keeper/administrator. Many thanks to
Leslie Harlow for years of dedicated service. Summerland CIBC has welcomed Adriana Saccon as their new Branch Manager. Previous Branch Manager Sandra Bruckal has moved to the Penticton branch.
Launching a new website? Share your link with the Chamber. Mark Sheriff of Deputy Diesel Performance is now online at deputydieselperformance.com
Summerland Optometry have expanded their services by investing in a new OptoMap Retinal Imager, which allows them to take a 200 degree image of the retina.
Summerland’s Okanagan Plant Improvement Corporation (PICO) has announced the launch of a new brand, “Born in B.C., Raised in the Okanagan.” The brand is being used to support orchardists bringing small quantities of premium quality apples to market. Sophia Jackson is the Membership Services and Events Coordinator for the Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism.
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Summerland Review Thursday, November 1, 2012
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Comedy opens at Centre Stage Don’t miss 100 Lunches — A Gourmet Comedy at Centre Stage Nov. 1 to 4. On Nov 1 to 3 the shows begin at 8 p.m. while the Nov. 4 show begins at 2 p.m.
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Summerland photographer Jeremy Hiebert will be speaking Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Penticton Campus Lecture Theatre as part of the Okanagan College Speaker’s Series. Everyone welcome, admission by donation. For years, Hiebert has been collecting interesting patterns, colours and shapes in common scenes of the Okanagan: orchards, vineyards, creeks, grasses, and trees. He has shown his photos in local galleries.
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These two mad scientists, Emera Zednai, 13 and Shannon Clarke, 15 were hard at work on their concoctions at the Summerland Recreation Department’s Halloween event at the Aquatic Centre on Saturday evening.
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David Finnis Fjellgaard, will be performing at Centre Stage on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets at Martin’s Flowers. Phone 250494-5432.
The 16th annual Soup Bowls Project will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 199 Marina Way, Penticton. This event is always a sellout so purchase your tickets early. Tickets can be purchased at the Penticton Art Gallery. Phone 250-4932928.
Many Hats Theatre Company presents Becky’s New Car which opens on the Cannery Stage on Nov. 8 and runs until Dec. 1. Show times are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Phone 250276-2170.
As part of its Fall into Art - Fall and Winter classes for Adults, the Summerland Community Arts Council is presenting: Drawing and Painting from Life with Bill Hibberd on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18 for all levels. Participants will discuss and work on composition, values, edges, perspective and design. Registration required. Phone 250--494-4494.
The next Philosophers’ Café will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Summerland Arts Centre. The speaker is Rene Goldman and the topic is “Does knowledge lead to wisdom?” This is the first in the 2012-2013 series organized by the Community Cultural Development Committee. The Philosophers’ Cafés are held at the Summerland Art Gallery, 9533 Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Discussion begins at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Tea, coffee and refreshments available.
Do you make handmade crafts, art or artisan work? Are you looking for an excellent place to sell your work? The SS Sicamous is looking for vendors for their popular Christmas Arts and Crafts Market being held Dec. 7 to 9 and 14 to 16. Phone 250-4920403 or visit www. sssicamous.ca for details. ❏❏❏ If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email dfinnis@telus. net or call 250-4948994. summerlandarts.com and twitter. com/artspalette. David Finnis is the president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.
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Summerland Review Thursday, November 1, 2012
Celebration of science planned On Thursday, Nov. 8, the community is invited to Centre Stage Theatre for a celebration of sci-
ence. Students from Summerland Middle School and Summerland Secondary
School will be leading kids of all ages through hands-on science activities and Kirby Sands will be
performing two science shows during the evening to entertain the crowd. A similar event last
year attracted more than 500 people and was a huge success. This year, the event aims to be as big with
more hands on activities for children ages three and up. The event is free and there are no
Carla McLeod Special to the Summerland Review
Summerland Sweets held its 17th annual pumpkin carving contest on Saturday. Getting started on the pumpkins are Julia Mansiere, eight, Jessica Fischer, nine and Alexandra Fischer, 11.
tickets. The Summerland Celebration of Science is open from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Paintings depict Okanagan scenery A Summerland artist will show the vibrancy of the area at her premier show this weekend. Conscious Lands is Tanya Graham’s show of original acrylics on canvas. It will be at Good Omens on Friday, Nov. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Graham said her paintings of Okanagan landscapes use a lot of bold colour. “I try to capture the energy and the movement everything has,” she said. In addition to her paintings, she will also have some photography from her 12-year-old son, Duncan.
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Al-Anon offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Summerland Serenity Group meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the United Church hall. Call 250-490-9272. Come try your hand at an old art made new. The Traditional Rug Hookers Of The South Okanagan meet every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Summerland Art Gallery on Main Street. Visitors always welcome. Lots of supplies available. Try your hand at this timeless art. For more information phone Marilyn at 250- 494-6434 or Juliet at 250-494-1278. Euchre is played every second and fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. If you are interested in a visit to Critteraid Farm in Summerland, please contact Joan at 250-494-4293 or e-mail info@critteraid. org. Visits can be arranged by appointment for Thursday afternoons. Come and learn about what an amazing group of volunteers Critteraid has and the outstanding community work that they do. Seniors’ coffee is held at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St., every Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Coffee and raisin toast are available. Seniors’ volleyball at the Youth Centre
beginning at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For additional information call Jane or Frank at 250-494-4666. Summerland Horseshoe Club is looking for new members. Practices are held in Memorial Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Call Laura Williams at 250-494-3094. Summerland Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. For more information call Gladys Schmidt at 250-494-4933. The Summerland Multiple Sclerosis Coffee Group meets the last Thursday of every month at Santorini’s Restaurant at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Sandy at 250-493-6564. Summerland Sportsmen’s Association meets every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Summerland Legion. The SSA focuses on fishing, shooting, hunting, archery and conservation and is affiliated with the B.C. Wildlife Federation. New members are welcome. TOPS BC #725 Summerland meets every Thursday in the lower level of the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and is followed by a meeting. For more information call Irene at 250-494-5484.
The 890 Wing of the South Okanagan Air Force Association of Canada have a get-together every Friday night from 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. in Penticton. New members are welcome. For more information, phone Fred Monteith at 250-497-8490. Bridge is played every Friday at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown
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St. Phone 250-494-8164. Cribbage is played every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Summerland Pleasure Painters meet Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre. New members are welcome. Tai Chi at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Contact Nancy at 250-494-8902.
Saturday Cribbage tournament at the Seniors Drop-In Centre is held monthly every fourth Saturday at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
DivorceCare is for all who are suffering from the difficulties resulting from separation or divorce. Meeting at Summerland Baptist Church just inside the Victoria St. entrance on Sundays 5 to 7 p.m. A free course is offered. Please call 250-494-3313 or just walk in. Jazz Vespers at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Penticton are held through the fall and winter on the third Sunday of each month at 4: 30 p.m. Vintage Car Club, South Okanagan Chapter, meets the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Youth Centre on Peach Orchard Road. Anyone who owns or is interested in vintage cars (cars which are 25 years or older) is invited to attend. For more information on the club phone 250-494-5473.
Dabber Bingo is played at the Senior Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St., every Monday at 1:30 p.m. 16 regular games, Lucky 7, Odd/Even, Bonanza. Everyone is welcome. License #832873. Join us for Pickleball, a tennis-like game, fun for all ages, at the Summerland Baptist Ministerial Association Church gym, Victoria Road Entrance, Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. Paddles provided. Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes. For more info call 250494-3881. ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN HOLY CHILD Men — Love to Sing? 9311 Prairie Valley Rd. (Stone Church in Summerland) Okanagan Christian Men’s CATHOLIC CHURCH Sunday Services - 8:30 am & 10 am Choir. This non-denominationOffice Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 9 am - 1 pm Rosedale & Quinpool al choir invites you to join us, MASSES: have fun, sing unto the Lord 250-494-3466 and enjoy the fellowship of Saturdays 6:00 pm & Sundays 10:00 am The Reverend Canon Rick Paulin other singers. Mondays 7 to Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am www.summeranglican.ca 9 p.m. at Summerland Baptist Father Ferdinan Nalitan 250-494-2266 modern clean banquet facility available Church, Fireside Room. For more information contact Inviting you to SUMMERLAND BAPTIST Hans at 250-494-7127. The Church on the Hill The Summerland SUMMERLAND'S LAKESIDE CHURCH Crokinole Club meets 10318 Elliott Street Come, belong, believe and become Worship Services 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM Monday nights at 6:30-8:30 It can start for you, or your family, SBC Kids @ 9:00 AM at the Summerland senior Lead Pastor: Larry Schram at 10:00 a.m. Sundays centre. Contact Darlene at Associate Pastor: Del Riemer 250-494-9310 for more inforwww.lakesidepresbyterian.ca For info or help call 250-494-3881 mation.
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Tuesday Bridge games at St. Stephen’s Church Hall on Tuesdays beginning at 1 p.m. New players are always welcome. Refreshments. Call 250494-6116 or 250-494-5363. The Summerland Horseshoe Club Tuesday and Thursday evenings. See details in Thursday listing. NeighbourLink’s Lunch Social is held the second Tuesday of every month at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St. Everyone is welcome. Should you require transportation, please phone 250-404-4673 at least 24 hours in advance.
Peach Blossom Chorus sings A cappella every Tuesday evening at the Shatford Centre. New singers welcome. Call 250493-4391 or 250-493-8850. Penticton Concert Band practices Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New members welcome. Intermediate to advanced players. Call Gerald at 250-809-2087. Quest Society of Summerland meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at 9700 Brown St. (Parkdale Place). For more information phone 250-494-9066 or 250-494-9106 or visit questsociety.shawwebspace.ca. Seniors’ volleyball at the Youth Centre every Tuesday and Thursday. See details in Thursday listing. Summerland Caregiver Support Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Summerland Health Centre. Call Cindy at 250-404-8072. Summerland Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Kiwanis Lodge on Quinpool. New members are welcome. Contact Robert Beers at 250490-9645 or 250-488-6491. Summerland VIP (Visual Impaired Persons) members and friends meet every second Tuesday of each month at Parkdale Lounge. Whist is played on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Seniors Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St.
Summerland Air Cadets parade Wednesday nights, 18:15 to 21:30 hours at Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. All youth aged 12 to 18 welcome. For more information call Air Cadet office at 250-494-7988. Summerland ATV Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Library lower level. The club promotes responsible ridership including registration, insurance, safety certification and scheduled pleasure rides. Membership includes orchardists, farmers, ranchers and fun seekers of all ages including those with disabilities. The Summerland Badminton Club plays every Wednesday at 7 p.m. all year. Contact Shaun at 494-1513. Summerland Scribes, a group for creative writers passionately engaged in works of fiction, creative non-fiction and playwriting, meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Summerland Arts Centre, 9533 Main St. Call John at 250-494-0460.
Christmas Village Bazaar at Summerland United Church, 13204 Henry Ave. on Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee and muffins, baking, arts and crafts, silent auction, soup and bun and dessert lunch and more. Kiwanis Ladies Night Saturday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Hall in Penticton. Champagne, roses, chocolate, fashion show, shopping, auction prizes and appetizers. Tickets available at Suburuban Princess or call Jan at 250-488-5390. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week, Recope Society of Summerland offers medically supervised water therapy and land exercise programs helpful to clients with various medical conditions, such as joint replacements, stroke, back problems, arthritis, to name just a few. A medical referral is required – speak to your doctor. Call Maureen at 250-494-9006. Rebekah Tea and Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 9536 Main St. Door prizes, raffle, gift baskets, white elephant table, turkey pot pies, baking and home made candy. Proceeds to high school bursaries. Rebekah Chili Night will again be featured at the Festival of Lights, Friday, Nov. 30, 5 to 9 p.m. at the IOOF Hall, 9536 Main St., Summerland.
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Rotary Club promotes polio initiative Campaign to end disease has been going since 1985
Signs of support
Rotary members Nick Zaseybida and Bob Van Balkom were among the members of the Summerland Rotary Club holding signs for the Rotaryâ€™s polio campaign.
On Oct. 24, members of the Summerland Rotary Club held signs to promote their polio campaign. The campaign is an ongoing Rotary initiative. In 1985, Rotary International launched its Polio Plus program. Polio is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects children under the age of five. It can cause paralysis within hours. However, every child can be immunized with an effective oral vaccination for only 60 cents. In 1988, realizing the effect of this disease, Rotary spearheaded the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Rotary International works with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Cen-
tres for Disease Control and Prevention and the governments of the affected countries. Since 1985, more than two billion children have received the oral vaccine. Since that time, the reported cases of polio dropped dramatically. In 1988, there were 350,000 cases in 125 countries. In September, 2010, there were 717 cases in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Rotary International has contributed nearly $800 million to its polio campaign. The Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Rotary a $350 million grant for its work. Members also earned another $200 million by the end of June, 2012. This September, Rotary International, the Canadian Federal Government and the Bill Gates Foundation agreed to supply another $1 million each. Since 1988, Rotary International has supplied more than $1.2 billion. More than 2.5 billion children have received the oral vaccination. India has been free of polio for 20 months.
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At the pool
Carla McLeod Special to the Summerland Review
Children and teens gathered at the Summerland Aquatic Centre on Saturday evening for the annual Halloween event, organized by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Test drives raise money for drama department Test driving a new Ford this weekend can help to raise some money for the drama department at Summerland Secondary School. The test drive, a partnership between Skaha Ford and the high school, will help to raise up to $6,000 as part of Ford’s Drive One 4 UR School program. For everyone who test drives a Ford Edge, Escape, Focus or F150 during the event, Ford of Canada and Skaha Ford will donate $20 to the school. Heather Ayris, drama teacher at
the school, said last year the event raised $4,500. The money went to pay for costumes needed as the school staged Phantom of the Opera. This year, she hopes to raise the maximum of $6,000 through the test drive program. The school’s production of Hairspray, which will be staged in February, does not require the elaborate costumes used in Phantom, so instead the money raised will go to equipment to benefit the theatre. Ayris said 85 students are already
involved in Hairspray and by the time the show is staged, she expects more than 100 will be involved. The musical features some big dance numbers. Ayris said the students have been working hard to prepare. “I’m more than proud of what they have done so far,” she said. The test drive will take place at the school on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants must be 18 or older and must have a valid driver’s license.
There is a limit of one test drive per household.
Concert raises $2,500 to assist orphanage A sold out benefit on Oct. 20 raised money for the Gaige Children’s House in Nepal. The concert was held at the Critteraid Charity Shop on Main Street. With a silent auction of many donated items, local children performed, a kids helping kids theme prevailed. Performing were 11-year-olds Tiana Ferlizza and Katarina Sterk, from Summerland, who sang and danced, followed by 12-yearold Shaughnessey Rose from Vernon, who sang and played acoustic guitar. Her version of the song Imagine by John Lennon had the entire audience joining in. Those who attended opened their hearts and their cheque books as they donated $2,500. The money raised will enable three more orphaned children to be placed into
Donna Rutherford, chair of the Legion’s poppy committee, said the campaign is an important way to remember and pay tribute to those who have been killed in wars. While most veterans in Summerland served during World War II, she said it is also important to remember those who are still serving. “There are still people fighting,” she said. “There are quite
a few in Afghanistan.” Since 1921, the poppy has been a national symbol of remembrance. Rutherford said there is good participation for Remembrance Day in Summerland. The schools will all have Remembrance Day events on Friday, Nov. 9. A communitywide Remembrance Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Shaughnessey Rose, 12, performs a song at a benefit concert at the Critteraid Charity Shop last month. The money raised at the benefit concert went to support an orphanage in Nepal.
Gaige House. This is life-changing for them. Support for the event came from Critteraid Charity Shop, Zias Stonehouse Restaurant, Summerland Wellness Centre and Reflexology, Wellborne Health, The Wild Scallion, The Gym in Penticton, Nepalese Indian Restaurant in Westbank, Natural Waves
Hair Salon, IGA in Summerland, Tiki Shores Resort and Spa in Penticton, Best Western Chelsea in Coquitlam. Another benefit is being planned for early December, with all funds raised for Willows Animal Shelter. For more information call Brenda at 250-494-4072.
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Health Matters Clinical depression is more than just a passing blue mood. While individual symptoms can vary, feeling persistently sad for at least 2 weeks plus weight loss/gain, insomnia or somnolence, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fatigue, difficulty concentrating or loss of interest in things you normally enjoy can indicate a problem to be addressed. If you experience these symptoms, talk to someone – soon. Many people understand alcohol is a depressant, but a recent study looked at the relationship between alcohol use and depression in women. While there is a relationship, what was less clear was whether alcohol use precipitated a depressive episode or whether alcohol use was a self-medicating tactic to manage depression. Regardless, it can become a vicious cycle, so seek more appropriate therapy.
Poppies worn for Remembrance Day
Summerlanders are wearing poppies as Remembrance Day approaches. On Friday afternoon, Lt. Col. Harry Quarton of the Summerland Legion presented Mayor Janice Perrino with a poppy to launch the annual poppy campaign. From now until Remembrance Day on Nov. 11, more than half of the Canadian population will wear poppies on their lapels and collars.
Dysthymia is a mood disorder, not as crippling as a major depression but it still reduces your “zest for life.” Although you are still able to go through the motions of day-to-day life, you experience symptoms similar to depression and they persist for at least 2 months. Dysthymia is often missed and lasts an average of 5 years. Many effective therapies exist, so don’t suffer needlessly. According to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, seniors with a pet suffer lower rates of depression that those who don’t. In addition to giving you someone else to focus on, they provide companionship, improve self-esteem and calmness and even reduce blood pressure and stress hormone levels. Not to mention the benefits of getting out for a daily walk! Pets: the miracle drug? Our pharmacists are also good friends to have when you feel things aren’t quite right. Share your symptoms with us for a fresh perspective on your individual situation.
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Raising money for Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers in the South Okanagan Similkameen are again embarking on their annual door-to-door coupon fundraiser. All canvassers will be dressed in the orange and black jacket with Crime Stoppers embroidered on the left front area along with photo identification around their necks. The fundraising campaign starts in the Penticton area. Crime Stoppers is a community based program and as such, does not receive government funding nor any police budget funds so the generosity of individuals, service clubs and businesses is integral to the success of the program.
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Canada is not for sale If you believe everything you read on the Internet and some letters to the editor, you have likely heard false and erroneous claims that Canada is essentially being given away to China as a result of a secret FIPA (foreign investment promotion and protection agreement) that has been hastily put together solely to give away our Country’s natural resources. Let me state for the record that such claims are complete nonsense, and in many cases are intentionally fabricated falsehoods that use fear-mongering and misinformation in order to mislead others. While stating personal opinion is an important and fundamental aspect in our free and democratic society, I remain concerned how online information, or in this case misinformation, is increasingly being used in an effort to deliberately deceive Canadians. My report this week is not in any way intended to seek support from those who oppose measures that encourage trade but rather to provide factually correct information so citizens can have a more informed point of view. What is a FIPA? Contrary to what you may have read,
a FIPA is not a formal trade treaty but rather is an agreement between two different countries that outlines the rules, obligations, administration and dispute resolution mechanisms that can both protect and promote foreign investment in each other’s respective country. In essence a FIPA agreement establishes important guidelines that promote a fair and transparent process for those investors looking to do business in another country. FIPA agreements are not new, in fact the current proposed FIPA agreement with China actually began negotiation almost twenty years ago back in 1994. Further, these agreements are not secret. The current 31-page proposed Canada-China FIPA is publicly posted online with 24 other FIPA agreements that have been reached with various countries over the past two decades. Please contact me if you are interested in viewing any of these agreements. Does a FIPA agreement hand over Canada’s natural resources? Absolutely not and any claim that it does is patently false. Acquisitions of Canadian resources by foreign invest-
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Dan Albas ors are subject to the Investment Canada Act that cannot be overridden by a FIPA agreement. Further, it is specifically written into the Canada-China FIPA agreement that decisions made under the Investment Canada Act cannot be subject to the dispute settlement provisions in the FIPA agreement. I will be happy to share the exact language directly from the FIPA agreement on this or any point to confirm this information to anyone who is interested. With respect to the parliamentary process on a FIPA agreement, these agreements must be tabled in the House of Commons for 21 sitting days of Parliament. During this time the opposition, through opposition day debates, has the opportunity to debate a FIPA agreement or any other issue. To date the opposition parties have decided not to debate this particular FIPA agreement. I should also add that this particular FIPA agreement was brought forward and reviewed by the Standing Committee on International Trade at request of parliamentarians. Why pursue a FIPA Agreement with China? Canadian exports to China have increased more than 27 per cent since 2010 and as a result, China is now Canada’s third largest export merchandise market. Over the past five years Canada’s exports to China have increased by 77 per cent. This past year British Columbia actually exported more lumber to China than to
the United States. Several large scale employers and even some small business operations in Okanagan-Coquihalla are now exporting into the Asian marketplace. As China has one of the fastest growing economies in the World there are increasing opportunities for Canadian companies to grow and expand into China. However agreements like FIPA are necessary to protect Canadian investments and business dealings in foreign countries such as China to ensure our interests are protected by due process. I spoke to an owner of an industrial company several weeks ago as I wanted to know if he saw China as a potential market for his Canadian made specialty equipment for mining. He said that he thought it was a big opportunity but due to what he viewed as a lack of patent and investment protection, he wasn’t interested at this time. Currently Canada has an excellent reputation internationally as a safe place to do business and invest, largely due to our stable way of life and commitment to the rule of law. If we are to expect Canadian companies to grow and expand on their expertise, government must build that certainty so we and future generations can benefit from increased investment and expanded trade. I appreciate that there are always those individuals who oppose trade, however it should not in my view be overlooked that we have employers throughout Okanagan-Coquihalla who depend on access to foreign markets that help provide jobs locally and support our regional economy. Dan Albas is the Member of Parliament for OkanaganCoquihalla and can be reached at dan. firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 1-800-6658711.
Summerland Review Thursday, November 1, 2012
Busy hockey club
The Summerland McDonalds Atom House team was busy this past weekend with two games. They beat West Kelowna but lost to Penticton.
Committed volunteers make events happen As you read this article I am actually flying into Australia to play in the Pan Pacific Games. The Pan Pacific Games is Australia’s largest sporting event with over 10,000 athletes from 20 countries playing 40 different sports. It is a Masters event (over 35 years of age) and I play fastball at the competition. For an event of this magnitude to happen someone had to have a vision and the volunteer time to make it happen. Here in Summerland we are coming up to the Festival of Lights, a type of special event I had never seen until I moved to Summerland. All the work done by Christine Petkau, Sophia Jackson and Shannon Brilz of SCEDT and all their volunteers
Dale MacDonald should be applauded as the throngs of people hit the streets for lights, entertainment, food and fireworks on Friday, Nov. 30. Even on a smaller scale I observed the Pro D Day skate and swim with 100 children. The party is organized by Ed Casavant, and it can only make you smile watching all the children having so much fun. Our annual Halloween Haunt, with
over 300 children is where all the aquatic staff and a wide variety of community volunteers make this an event that everyone in Summerland looks forward to. Also each year on Nov. 11 the Summerland Legion host an annual Remembrance Day event at Memorial Park that ensures those who have served our country are not forgotten and are honored. Next time you are at a special event, remember all the time and effort a group of people puts in to make it happen. Dale MacDonald has been Summerland’s Director of Parks and Recreation for the last 22 years and in his sporting past has won provincial championships in four sports.
Nesters Bantams win two more Nesters Bantams boom and Jacob well. Kade Kozak got won two more on Oct. 20 and 21. The first game was a 9-3 win against Penticton #3. Linden Gove got a hat trick (three goals). Katy Grant and Coby Blystone had a goal and an assist. Other goal scorers were Dawson Doherty, Dawson Jenner, Spencer Boer-
Cerutti. Goalie Jared Breitkrevz was up against 28 shots on goal. The next day, the team was challenged by South Okanagan in Oliver. They had a shutout at 4-0. Dawson Handfield got two goals and one assist. Spencer McIntosh got a goal and an assist as
two assists. Other goal scorers were Linden Gove, and assists went to Dawson Jenner and Spencer Boerboom. Goalie Jared Breitkreuz faced 21 shots on goal. The following week Nesters lost 6-1. Spencer Boerboom was the only goal scorer that day.
Scoreboard Curling Summerland Curling Club Oct. 22 to 26 Monday morning senior men: Bob Ezart defeated Don Skinner; Warren Parker defeated Lionel Coleman; Paul Martin defeated Paul Cowen; Dale Abrey tied Stan Green. Monday evening men: Rob Robinson defeated Steve Clement; Rick Drewnisz defeated Ken Rae; Stan Green tied Russ Lemke; Mike Lemke defeated Gary Raymond. Tuesday morning mixed: John Nicolson defeated Bill Penman; Jerry Lidin defeated Art Zilkie; Ev Gillespie defeated Bill Moffat. Tuesday evening ladies: Diane Krancenblum defeated Michelle Robinson; Judy Beck tied Sue Johnston; Wendi Archer defeated Gail Ostaficiuk; Betty Raymond defeated Lil Blashko. Wednesday morning senior men: Don Skinner defeated Paul Martin; Stan Green defeated Paul Cowen; Dale Abrey defeated Lionel Coleman; Warren Parker defeated Bob Ezart. Wednesday evening men: Eric Cooper defeated Gary Wingerak; Dave Tether defeated Ken Rae; Steve Clement defeated Rick Drewnisz; Glen Brennan defeated Gary Raymond. Thursday morning ladies: Betty Raymond defeated Diane Krancenblum; RoseMarie Fenrich defeated Rose McNeill; Ev Gillespie defeated Virginia Cundliffe. Thursday evening open: Jodie Brennan defeated Eric Johnson; John McKay defeated Gary Raymond; Russ Lemke tied Ken Rae; Don St. John defeated Dale Abrey. Thursday evening late: Glen Brennan tied Barrie Borrett; Tony Blashko defeated John Egyed. Friday evening mixed: Nick Machuik defeated John Nicolson; Rob Robinson defeated Don Bell; Dave Tether tied Ed Harris. Friday evening late: Ian Rogers defeated Tracy Waddington; Dave Hood tied Bonnie Young; Allan Tower defeated Blair Stuckey; Val Utigard defeated Mark Cameron.
McDonald’s Atoms House working hard The Summerland McDonald’s Atom House team was busy this past weekend with two games. For Saturday’s game against West Kelowna, in spite of a strong effort capped by two goals from Zachary Boerboom, two by Craig Preston and one by Sarah Paul, the team found themselves in a hole down seven goals to five at the end of the second period. Backed by strong defending they roared back in the third period to score seven goals and take the victory 12 to eight. Kai Reid led the attack with four goals in the third period,
while Zachary Boerboom, Levi Doerksen and Cameron Budney added a goal each. On Sunday the Atom House team faced strong opposition from Penticton, losing 12 to two. The team tried their best but were limited to single goals by Zach Boerboom and Brett Cerutti. Seth Doan was awarded the McDonald’s Golden Jersey for his hard work during Sunday’s game. A big thank you goes to the Atom House sponsor for new jerseys and socks and a thank you goes to the coaches: Chris Pagliocchini, Darren McWatters and Clayton Budney.
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Martin William Gibbs of Summerland BC, passed away October 14th, 2012 at the age of 65 years, with family by his side. He will be remembered by his ex-wife and still great friend Martha Gibbs and his loving children; Robin, Danny (Anna) of Summerland BC, Greg (Shannon) of Chetwynd BC and Tracy (Phil) Wright of Falkland, BC. Sadly predeceased by his son Forbs Gibbs. Martin was born December 13th, 1946 in Oliver, BC and moved to Summerland, BC in 1969. As a young entrepreneur Martin and his father together started Gibbs Concrete. Martin loved his wife, five children, five brothers and sisters. He loved to sing, play hockey and was an avid hunter. Most of all he was an amazing father and friend to everyone. A celebration of Martins life will be held on Sunday November 4th, 2012, 3:00 pm at Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Road, Summerland, British Columbia. With Pastor Lawrence Zacharias officiating. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.
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1907-2012 Roy was born at Lula Junction, Georgia, USA December 12 1907. His father was a Mining engineer who moved the family frequently. When Roy was 2 yrs old, the Bertrams moved to Walhachin, where father â€œBertâ€? was hired to survey the new settlement. In the early 20s they homesteaded at Black Pines , north of Kamloops. Roy took his limited schooling in Vernon and later joined a B.C Light Horse unit with his brother John and trained in Vernon. From here he travelled to the coast and became a faller in the logging industry at Mission B.C. In 1935 he started to work on tug boats and to continue to educate himself getting his diesel mechanics ticket and his masters papers . When the 2nd war came he enlisted and became a second officer in the Army Service Corp supplying the coastal defence unit along the B.C. Coast. Before long he was given his own ship and took part in towing a burning ammunition ship (the Greenhill Park) out of Vancouver harbour and on another occasion assisting the U.S. Coast guard in getting the burning C.N.R. Vessel, Prince George, away from the dock in Ketchican Alaska. After the war he bought his own boat and went commercial fishing with his life long friend Bob Breaks. Roy and his wife Olive fished together for a number of years and then started to look for a drier climate and a place where he could have a horse as he loved to ride. In 1964 they, settled in Garnet Valley in Summerland. Roy continued to fish to support the new orchard and Olive stayed home to look after the gardens. Except for a short spell in Parksville Vancouver Island the Bertrams spent the rest of their lives in Summerland where they were very involved with the Sportsmans Club and the Riding Club. Olive passed away in 1998 and Roy continued to live in their home on Thompson road until 2010 when he moved into Parkside Assisted Living on Brown street in Summerland, where he was welcomed and well cared for until this September when he moved to Dr. Andrew Pavillion. He passed away October 22, peacefully, 6 weeks before his 105th birthday. He was an amazing man who led an amazing life and saw this world change in ways we can never imagine. When he was born in 1907, there were only Jules Verne dreams of space travel, wireless communication, and undersea exploration. Today, children have never lived in a world without a microwave and canâ€™t remember what a VCR is. He lived through world wars, the Great Depression, and watched a lot of his friends pass, from old age, twenty to thirty years ago. He had his driverâ€™s licence until 6 years ago, and lived in his house until he was over 100; Up until a few weeks ago he had a lovely private room where he could walk down to breakfast and have his shot of Scotch after dinner. He made every moment count and, really, what more is there? He will be missed by his nieces and nephews: Pat (Gerry) Bowes, Gary (Lucy ) Smythe, John (Julie) Bertram, Janet (Larry ) Burbidge, Tom( Cindy) Patterson, Norm(Judy) Patterson, and David Patterson. His many Great nieces and nephews, as well as great- great nieces and nephews who had the good fortune to know him, and hear him tell some of his stories. Roy specifically asked for no service; he felt his big â€œCelebration of Lifeâ€? was at Janet and Larryâ€™s, when we all joined for his 100th birthday. He did say, though, that he hoped his many good friends would â€œlift a glassâ€? when they met, and remember him then. ----- A Long Life, Well Lived-----Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.
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